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Yesterday, 06:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Parting out 1989 Firebird. Super clean car

No problem. You get an A+++ for effort. I don't think I would have gone dumpster diving ;)
Forum: LTX and LSX
Yesterday, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: LS swappers dyno results list

Thank you for getting this thread going.:thumbsup:
03-18-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 9,820
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 82-92 F-body 1/4 mile times list

KWIK84, please provide more info about the car and set-up. Too slim on info.
Forum: Engine Swap
03-18-2019, 06:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,438
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

Man, you just can't make this stuff up.... the self-proclaimed "fastest N/A 2018 mustang 5.0 in the country" showing his best runs while getting his *** kicked by a Camaro and a Challenger. :lmao:
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03-18-2019, 12:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,854
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Hawks Ronal R-15 18x10 Reproduction Poll

I think the Ronal is one of the best looking wheels to ever grace a Firebird but it won't fit over most (all?) larger than stock brakes. The 18" wheel will be useful for added brake clearance. Period...
03-17-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Parting out 1989 Firebird. Super clean car

Thanks. Those are worth keeping dead or alive. There are no service parts available and somebody with some circuits talent might be able to fix it. They are also different by year and features so...
03-17-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 835
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Parting out 1989 Firebird. Super clean car

Dagwood, I'll give you $10 for that broken headlight module if you will ship it to me. Weird curiosity since it is the same year as my car.
03-17-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

No worries. My own memory is so untrustworthy any more that I didn't even question it! :lol:
Forum: Engine Swap
03-17-2019, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: LS Swap Planning Help

Seems like you've been doing homework and have the gist of it. Not sure you can fit that truck intake under the Trans Am hood but I'll let you sort that out.

I think the Gen III engines, like the...
03-17-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,750
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 90 Formula from derelict to street XXXXXXX Beater

My gosh, I thought my garage was over stuffed!
Forum: Interior
03-16-2019, 02:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 296
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Question on removing the instrument cluster from 89 Trans Am?

Now that you have the gage pod out it is a good time to clean up the electrical terminals. Take a pencil eraser and gently clean the tabs on the green screen, and clean the electrical terminals in...
03-16-2019, 01:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,692
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 2018 COTY **Winner**

Found this at the Indiana Muscle Car shop website. :)

https://www.facebook.com/IndianaMusclecar/photos/a.543944195728134/1292897594166120/?type=3&theater
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-16-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: LS swapper's dyno results list

** Place holder for list **
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-16-2019, 12:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By QwkTrip

LS swappers dyno results list

I'm going to try something different and see if it takes root.

I've got the "82-92 F-body 1/4 mile times list" in the racing forum (Link Here...
03-16-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

That's a great engine! Those Gen IV engines have stronger rods and block. Heads are basically LS3 with heavier valves. I've run a LY6 with L92 heads and a stroker kit for the last 3 years. Walks the...
Forum: Engine Swap
03-15-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 156
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: The LSX Swap Build Thread

That's badass :thumbsup:
03-15-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

I'll be darned. After all these years I didn't know that! I put the tee after the filter in my car but there is a risk of overheating the pump if the filter were to become too far plugged. I can see...
03-15-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

I'm not very educated on the issue so it's only going to take a few seconds to say what I know. Other people are likely to know more. Honestly, a lot of learning comes from failure and I don't push...
03-15-2019, 03:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

Have you done anything to improve the oiling system of the engine? A stock LS engine can run out of oil if the car can turn well.

Rectangle port heads in particular need some attention in that...
03-15-2019, 01:18 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

Looking at your engine, why does the oil filter threaded nipple look like it spent 500 years at the bottom of the ocean? That's a serviceable part that can be replaced. But more importantly, how...
03-15-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,176
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 1988 Trans Am Pro Tour/Auto-X Build

It's so that return fuel is filtered.
03-14-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: How not to deal with people igotta355z28

This complaint is so stupid that the mods should delete the thread.
03-13-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Indiana Muscle Car-Procharger bracket 12 rib.

I see they dumbed down their website and don't show products any more. Mind telling me what the bracket kit cost? I can call them if you don't want to say (and I can understand if you don't).
03-13-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By QwkTrip

Forum: LTX and LSX
03-13-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 120,018
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: What ever happened to QwkTrip's car anyway?

The other thing I'm changing this time around is the power steering pump. I've had issues with the LS1 pump burping fluid while just having fun on the street. That burping is actually the fluid...
03-13-2019, 09:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 185
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: lets talk clutches.

Ram has a little write up about clutches that will be of interest to you.

https://ramclutches.com/clutch-university-chapter-1

The deceleration issue is no joke. My friend had a Monster clutch...
Forum: Engine Swap
03-13-2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,438
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

You know you wouldn't be so angry if you had a faster car. ;)
Forum: Engine Swap
03-12-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,438
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

Is this your first time on the internet or something? You know how all these stories end.... :lol:
03-11-2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 9,131
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: "it" has begun....

I have 1LE spindles stored in my garage and it has the same darkish-grey color as my original standard spindles from 1989. It has a look as if there was an oxidation process to put a protective...
Forum: Cooling
03-11-2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: More Cool Air Into The Engine Compartment

Fiberglass doesn't conduct heat nearly as well as steel. The insulation pad helps paint longevity on a steel hood.
Forum: Cooling
03-11-2019, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 557
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: More Cool Air Into The Engine Compartment

There is weatherstripping across the cowl so the hood is sealed for all practical purposes. The fan wash will go wherever it can. If you walk around my car at idle you can feel the waft of hot air...
Forum: Engine Swap
03-11-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,438
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

It's really bothering you, isn't it? :lol:

You can print that on paper and carry it in your pocket if it makes you feel better when you drive your own high-13 second Coyote.
Forum: Engine Swap
03-11-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: How to make a little extra power?

Good thing you weren't a pioneer settler heading west from Chicago because you would have run out of supplies and died somewhere in the grass plains of Montana less than halfway to the West coast.
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-11-2019, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 120,018
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: What ever happened to QwkTrip's car anyway?

Glad you responded. So it sounds like I can just leave it there as long as it's seated good and firm, which it is.
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-10-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 120,018
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: What ever happened to QwkTrip's car anyway?

Me and this engine just don't get along. Another difficult time with a simple job.

Tried to remove the larger LS7 pilot bearing bearing so I could install my smaller LS1 pilot bearing. I hooked up...
Forum: Brakes
03-10-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 79
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Proportioning Valve question in rear diff swap

The drum and disc proportioning valves are different.

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/ltx-lsx/626607-what-ever-happened-qwktrips.html#post6282726
Forum: Engine Swap
03-10-2019, 12:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: How to make a little extra power?

I think you live in Chicago....? There isn't a mountain within a thousand miles
Forum: Engine Swap
03-10-2019, 12:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: How to make a little extra power?

Modifying a 305 isn't very rewarding. If you want to keep the 305 then I might suggest doing the typical cheap and free mods and leave it at that.

A supercharger would make quite a bit of...
03-09-2019, 12:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 829
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Thinking about selling. Scrutinize this! 1982 Pace Car

How in the world do you get all your cars to shine like that??? Even *blah* colors such as grey end up gleaming!
Forum: LTX and LSX
03-06-2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 1,150
Views: 120,018
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: What ever happened to QwkTrip's car anyway?

Ram RTrack clutch fully rebuilt. Time to get this show back on the road....
...
Forum: Engine Swap
03-06-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Advice on Purchase

When a cheapskate limps something along for 350,000 miles and decides it's done..... Then you know it's done.
03-06-2019, 12:22 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,650
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

:eek: How dare you say such a thing!
The Parking Lot Posse will be here shortly to argue against you. :lol:
Forum: Brakes
03-05-2019, 07:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: This may seem like a stupid question...

They are aware of you now. I'll bet if you called again they could tell you the problem in 5 seconds. :nod:
Forum: Engine Swap
03-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 7,438
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Coyote 5.0 Swap???

Well, there's one thing we can agree on.... All these ideas are downright brilliant when compared to a front sump, smog era Cadillac engine. :lol:
03-05-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 18,650
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: 17x9 IROC wheels coming from Hawks!!!

I get the feeling you haven't actually shopped for 17" tires yet. Go check out your options and you'll see why people land on one of 2 sizes.
Forum: Brakes
03-04-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: This may seem like a stupid question...

Be careful.... some of the metric threads are close enough to SAE threads that the nuts will screw in and then strip the thread when you tighten things up.

The fluid seal is made by the tube...
Forum: V6
03-04-2019, 01:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 530
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Anyone done a LFA (new camaro V-6) swap?

I think it is an interesting idea. Wouldn't surprise me if it's quite difficult though. There might be no way to operate the gauges. Fans and fuel pump might be PWM. And it might be physically larger...
03-03-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By QwkTrip

03-03-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: Parting out 1989 Firebird. Super clean car

I'd like to have the radio pod if the mounts aren't broken and appearance is great.
03-02-2019, 08:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By QwkTrip

Re: March 2019 COTM **Winner**

You have some real skills my friend! Poster car for "built not bought". Fantastic car! :thumbsup:
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