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Old 10-20-2020, 12:28 PM
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Old 10-20-2020, 05:09 PM
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Old 10-21-2020, 08:28 PM
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very nice video, i had as much fun looking at your projects as the kid did.
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Old 10-26-2020, 04:52 AM
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Today's fail was brought to you by FiTech.edited Those who know my '40 know this fail....edited

so a bit of background - FiTech said disconnect the stuck injector.... which is great if you have an allen wrench and a -6 AN wrench.... or wire cutters.... unless, of course, the one stupid injector's wiring is buried so you can't cut it....edited

tow truck it is.edited And just like the '40, I got it home and it runs fine..... but there for awhile it was old-faithful with fuel blowing out of the front, right venturi.

one of my friends thinks it was because I was mocking Subarus... don't know the relevance? FiTech injectors are Subaru injectors...edited
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Old 10-27-2020, 04:51 AM
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break every warranty.edited I'm slightly annoyed that the warranty on these is only a year - a pro tip is buy the FiTech (or whatever) the day before you start shaking it down
I think that an injector plugged, I'll order another but it's a bit annoying that I need to carry extra proprietary injectors with me when the car has 49 miles on it

because I'm annoyed a few secrets are going to be shared... first, all handhelds work with all computers and the software is contained on a microSD card



oops, it fell apart

when you take it apart - the older version - you have to gently pry the joy stick knob off

like this

The cause of this is that I was told to blow dust our from around the joystick (without taking it apart - which pretty much guaranteed it was coming apart)

anyone see the design flaw?edited yeah, no seal around the joystick

the touchscreen has a seal, but not the joystick so dust and crap can get in there.... would have been good to know before I painted the damn car..but back to the 'buy this last'.... don't be me - buy the FiTech last (and I still recommend them because I've heard a nasty rumor that the injectors are actually WRX)
I'll get a part number soon - they're 38mm 62# injectors for the 800 30008 fitech, they're 38mm 42# for the 600 hp version.... one interesting thing, if you want to run stacks, it'd be dead simply to use the FiTech system to run it.... why, you may ask, well... I might be considering such a dastardly thing

in other less annoying news, signals and driving lights are next.edited I want to hide these in the air inlets so the headlights don't, actually, ever 'have' to deploy.

in other fixes.... oil dipstick fell apart... I could fix this but I've decided I don't like flexible shafts

a stiffer rod

FGZ in 3...2...1....
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:51 PM
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Old 10-28-2020, 03:55 AM
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dipstick fix



weird issue... the tach on the Dakota Digital didn't work because it was hooked the grey tack wire rather then to the coil


on to fun stuff... signal/lights

basically they're just motorcycle lights but they are fog and driving



wasted effort in 3

2

1 1/2

... light but no flash (and backwards wires)
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Old 10-28-2020, 04:53 PM
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Definitely not a good place for an Old Faithful style geyser. At least you were able to catch it with no fire. Nice progress otherwise!
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Old 10-31-2020, 12:23 AM
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For those wishing a comparison of sidepipes

Old hotness
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Old 10-31-2020, 09:22 AM
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New Hotness!!!
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Old 11-02-2020, 07:32 PM
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A cruise in the country yesterday. Too much traffic, but the last bit when I chase down the Tesla - those are not... umm.. legal speeds (35 mph zone)... the start I'm going 40-50, I'm not saying how fast I was going when I chased him down

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I love that rumble!
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Old 11-03-2020, 05:29 AM
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did a bit on this

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Old 11-04-2020, 03:39 PM
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very nice you are making me miss my stingrays.....
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Old 11-06-2020, 04:42 AM
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the sound of a 427 with sidepipes is pretty spiritual

and it's a brick, again
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warranty work to fix this
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Old 11-06-2020, 03:35 PM
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​Spark plugs.

When I built the motor, I wasn't that concerned.... so I bought the 'stock' plug for the 85 454 block.... rc12yc.... which is a fairly hot plug... the range is rc14yc as hottest plug, rc7yc as the coldest. A stock 454/427 late 60s/early 70s calls for a rc8yc (not the correct plug but illustrates the cold range)

the 85 454 has a 8.5 compression, the 70 454 has 11:1 (roughly). With that said, I have aluminum heads... my guess would be make it warmer, Champion suggests going from a 14 to a 4 (basically hottest to the coldest they make).... hmmmm.... looks like I need more data points.

I'll try a 9 or even a 10 next... at this point, I'm a bit concerned about detonation - it has a nice burn pattern and color (a bit rich)

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Old 11-11-2020, 05:19 AM
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light brackets

mark

a bit of machining


and voila...

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Old 11-16-2020, 10:48 PM
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Just got off the phone with FiTech.They say the jets were misdrilled in the throttle body (it really looks like a super-sized annular discharge).edited They're sending a brand new throttle body with new computer and new injectors to replace it.Keep in mind, this is 6 months out of warranty.... I've said it before, I'll say it again... don't buy an EFI based upon their sales pitch, buy based upon their customer service.... and let's frame that, my EZ EFI, I dialed their customer service, it put me on hold for 2 days.Basically I called, put me through then put me on hold until I gave up 2 days later. Yeah, EZ EFI, that's MSD... which is Holley.
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Old 11-18-2020, 05:20 AM
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working on the headlight motors
so the other brackets - the motor needs to have a steeper angle to start the push otherwise they stall... so the aluminum brackets started


drill for a pin


also the push rod cannot be straight

installed



it works far better, now I need to install limit switches
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Old 11-19-2020, 05:07 AM
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tonight was a planning night (as it was on my '40)
I need to build a stop into this arm.... not sure how yet
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very nice.
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Old 11-22-2020, 04:56 AM
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I'm back in the noise business


they replaced the throttle body, computer, and injectors on their dime... to remind, this was out-of-warranty but the right thing to do - and they did it.editededited


no more spray out the top, no clicking noise... I may be going to another car show tomorrow, so if it doesn't actively rain - I'll drive this

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Old 11-24-2020, 05:54 AM
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mandatory tool.


after watching the latest Binky, I think I'm going to get a wet-system for my car. I used to install commercial, kitchen fire systems (Range Guard) - I think I'm going to basically meld the Binky system with true fusible links (thus it will set the system off without need for human interaction (outside of pulling the pin to arm the system only when I want it armed).

how detailed will I be? hmm, I'll get back to you - likely I'll only detail here on VetteMod....

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mandatory tool.


after watching the latest Binky, I think I'm going to get a wet-system for my car. I used to install commercial, kitchen fire systems (Range Guard) - I think I'm going to basically meld the Binky system with true fusible links (thus it will set the system off without need for human interaction (outside of pulling the pin to arm the system only when I want it armed).

how detailed will I be? hmm, I'll get back to you - likely I'll only detail here on VetteMod....
Very interested in seeing what you do. I was thinking of installing some type of fire suppression as well. I'm in the fire pump business but I don't think I'll be able to utilize any of my knowledge with an on board wet system.
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Yes! I'm putting one in (as soon as I get to that point).
I left my 'vette with my Brother-in-Law when we went to mexico. Two years later he sends me these pics.



On their way home from dinner one nite, at a stop light - sparks in the dash and then fire - ran the light to the MacDees, brow-beat the manager into giving him an extinguisher. He got the fire out before the Smoke-Eaters got there. Their comment - "Oh, we show up and these cars are melted down to the wheels."

I'm looking hard at the ESS Aqueous Film Forming Foam Systems. DIY for the recharge, and seem to have a good rep. 3 zones/4 nozzles around $600.


Not associated - just the first image I got - but have used them for other items too.

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Old 11-25-2020, 06:42 PM
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check out the system they built here.... ingenuity and a fire extinguisher

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Old 11-26-2020, 05:10 AM
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this is not where its forever home is... I wouldn't be able to remove the battery.... but good for now

and painted the radio cover
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center block installed
still needs the switches installed

so onto my favorite thing... electrical.edited No wipers, I live in the PNW, it rains here.

so this ground... needs to go to an actual ground.edited GM ran the ground through the alarm sensor - why people don't need their wipers or heater fan when the hood is up (or why that would be a feature is beyond my pay grad


So I got the wipers to work AND the heater fan works too... bonus.edited This after I stripped a new wire and managed to take the color off but left an inner liner in place - so the first ground.... didn't....love electrical.
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took it to a car show today and found a problem


not sure if there are thin wipers for this... but lord knows I'm going to look for them
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The original frame/wiper is very low profile. Looks like 7/8 inch. Might be hard to find though.

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The original frame/wiper is very low profile. Looks like 7/8 inch. Might be hard to find though.

thank you, I'll have to break out my big googlfu
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I had to find these also but it was years ago. I do have the GM P/N 336161

Found a source that advertises this as a replacement:

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2 required fits left or right position - correct height reproduction will not hit back edge of the hood like most replacement blades
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I followed your suggestion... hope it works
onto other news
oil pressure has never been 'stellar' add to this the issue of that stupid owner who put an adjustable collar distributor in and there was a moment where the oil pressure was low... I've been avoiding looking - but today, I'm tired of the oil leaks... to remind, I changed the oil drain plug direction because it didn't work in the stock frame.... and it leaks.... fine, I'll pull the pan and cringe.
the leak

the oil does not give me a warm fuzzy - but the motor has 100 miles on it so I expect some break-in wear....

but wait... is that 2.170?edited

they're not perfect but they're not spun.... this set of rods seems 'loose'

but
other then I need to run a cleaner ship, they're not burnt or spun

pickup has a couple shreds but, again, I've seen worse


so the solution.... put it back together... I'm already running race-weight oils (20/50).edited From the near beginning, I've decided that I'll probably rebuild this motor with far better parts soon (actually looking for a 4 bolt block but they are scarce at the moment).edited Since I'm going to spin this up, a lot, it needs better rods and I need more compression and real Stryker heads.... anyway, this will work 'fine' just got to fix the oil leaks.edited I have two, the bottom of the pan and also it looks like some is coming out the rear china wall.... which I'm going to fix with stacks.... but that's for later....edited

but let's be sure to clarify, I'm fully committed to the 427 - it's the right motor for this car and is blindingly fast.... no LS nonsense... that's for my Buick
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Old 12-07-2020, 02:22 PM
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A 600 hp 427 must be a blast. The car looks like it handles great in the vid you posted.
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Old 12-07-2020, 03:24 PM
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me and math, it seems that front journal is .040 undersized not .030

measures 2.175.... now to pull the rest of the rods to see where they are. I know I measured a bunch of the rods but not all.... lesson learned
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