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- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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Thanks Eric. I may be getting a set from Matt if he can find them, but if not I'll definitely let you know. You aren't supposed to help out the competition, but I appreciate it thumbsup.gif lol

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- Kevin -
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Good going Chad... Looks like you are making great progress with your build. Keep up the good work and I cant wait to see you put down some new best times at the track...

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- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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Thanks Kevin thumbsup.gif Got Matt coming over on Sunday so we can get the check valves in the accelerator pumps and get TW back and running as she should be! Thanks again Eric for the offer of the check valves thumbsup.gif

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- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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The nitrous works.

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- Johnny Nitro -
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Juhosaphat wrote:

The nitrous works.




 Instant joy at the touch of a button. smile



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- Jeremy -
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WTG!

Can't type any more than that cuz of the giant ****-eating grin?

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- Special Greg -
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Got your text Chad!thumbsup.gif

Jeremy that's exactly what he said the nitrous caused... a big SEG!biggrin

 



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After hitting the button, He had to go rub one out and now he's taking a nap. He'll be awake soon to post.

-- Edited by FRYNTYR on Sunday 14th of March 2010 07:02:30 PM

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- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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Even though I didn't purge the line first, the nitrous did kick in pretty good. Not much of a test. Just cruising in third and floored it and hit the button. Picked up quite a bit though. Carb was running a little richer than TW wanted, so wasn't running 100%. Going to do some tuning this week and probably do another road test of the nitrous Friday some time. Didn't get any pictures, but Matt did get one of the purge.

No warmer kept the bottle at a steady 640-650 psi. With a warmer, would see much more kick out of the button. Need to put a breather in my passenger side valve cover as well since the pvc blew out and oil got all over the place when I let off. Breather in the passenger side valve cover and some more carb adjustment and another road test will happen. For now, it's still a big SEG pasted on my face biggrinbiggrin

Was pretty cool though.  Rolled out with Matt on I90 after getting some gas.  Tested the nitrous and then stopped off at XXX for some lunch.  Guy had a badass 70' El Camino that was 100% sheet metal floor and firewall, 427, etc.  Said it runs 9.90 all day.  Very nice car.  Matt got some pictures of it as well I believe.  He'll have to post them up when he can.

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70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

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- MattieP -
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I'll post those pics up later, had fun today, got some cool pics!


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- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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I just want to see that 70' Elky again! That thing was badass!

Oh yeah, anybody considering fuel bowls, the chrome is a bit cheesy, but the Pro Comp fuel bowls I bought off ebay for less than 50$ shipped to my door, have actually turned out to be really good for the money. As long as you remember to put the check valves in the accelerator pumps atleast haha Duel-inlet, huge sight windows on BOTH sides, 9/16-24 inlet threads for an adapters or regular fuel log adapters...If I had a choice of fuel bowls again, I'd still go with these. They don't look half bad once they're in either.

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70' Chevelle 'TW' 383/th350 12.3@103mph

70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

64' Falcon four door 'Lil' Blue' 170/3ondatree Cruiser

 




- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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Heading out to the garage to see if I can't get the carb dialed in a little better. Was running way too rich on Sunday and I'm just now taking the time to get it running better. Should be fun afterwards as I still have plenty of nitrous left winkbiggrin

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70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

64' Falcon four door 'Lil' Blue' 170/3ondatree Cruiser

 




- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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Alright, me and fuel pressure gauges just don't get along. Eric donated his old XRP liquid filled gauge to the TW cause a while back, and it's been working great. Tonight, I get the carb dialed in, pumps adjusted, floats adjusted, idle adjusted...Everything's working perfect. Hopefully it's dry tomorrow so I can take her out to see what the butt dyno says....Anyway, I get everything running well, and I go look at my fuel pressure and the gauge is reading around 4 psi! The regulator was set at a little bit under 7psi when I started, and I didn't adjust it at all. I watch the gauge, and it literally slowly falls to 3psi on the gauge face! The first thing I do is go flip on one of the nitrous switches to see if it lights up and it does, so I know it's just the gauge. Whew!

I've gone through atleast 4 pressure gauges since I've had TW. She just doesn't like them apparently. So now I'm looking into one that'll hopefully last a while haha Any recommendations?

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70' Chevelle 'TW' 383/th350 12.3@103mph

70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

64' Falcon four door 'Lil' Blue' 170/3ondatree Cruiser

 




- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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Since it was such a nice day out, took a cruise down along Alki this early evening. Car was running great until I went to accelerate past 'Alki' speed. Was running so low in rpm for so long that the plugs fouled a bit. So tomorrow I'm going to be putting some work in. Along with the plugs always fouling at low rpm, the shudder that I've been experiencing has gotten worse. Now, if I'm in first and tap the throttle, the car settles back down and it feels like the trans or something else is also settling back into place.

So tomorrow I'm going to start and hopefully get done, before the Zac Brown concert, with installing the new solid motor mounts and also going to pick up a poly trans mount. Once she's back on the ground, then I'm going to take the cap off and see about limiting the timing so I can run more initial because everything she's telling me says more timing. I'd like to limit it to 36 and have initial around 20-22 for starters. See how she likes that. Floats are a little high still. Going to drop them down as well.

Phew, long list for one day that's going to be cut short at 3 or 4 to go to a concert.

Solid motor mounts
Poly trans mount
Limit timing to 36* total
Adjust floats
Adjust idle to go with new timing

Anybody got a dialback light I could borrow? My cheap Craftsman one is only meant for stock cars or the fancy balancers that have the marks on them. I want one.

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70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

64' Falcon four door 'Lil' Blue' 170/3ondatree Cruiser

 




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Well, got the solid motor mounts in and the poly trans mount in today. The original motor mounts were still good, but the trans mount was cracked in a couple places. I'm hoping that's the only reason it was shuddering the way it was.

The only thing, when I put the car back down...My brother happened to be over and was hanging out in the garage. Went to start it with the hood open, and it made a loud pop noise and he said about a 2" flame, not arc, jumped up from the positive post on the battery. It had done this once before and then starter right up after trying to crank it again. So I tried it again. No pop, but the starter wouldn't crank and then another pop and my nitrous switches flashed in the dash. They were both off and the car was definitely not running. So there shouldn't have been anything going to them.

Season opener is 12 days away and now the car doesn't want to work. Going to be pulling some late nights after work this week to try and figure out what the hell is going on with TW. I just want to go fast disbelief

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70' Chevelle 'TW' 383/th350 12.3@103mph

70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

64' Falcon four door 'Lil' Blue' 170/3ondatree Cruiser

 




- Special Greg -
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Was the positive post connection loose and have something flammable on it?

I'm no electrician but switching lighting up that are "off" sounds like she's searching for a ground.

Did I mention that I hate electrical issues?



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I don't like electrical issues either, but I would be looking at all grounds too.


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oooooch. I hate electrical issues too.

Why was your car loading up cruising?

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- Mike -
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Strange occurrence, but here's a couple of things...

Flame shooting from the battery, could be hydrogren escaping from the wells since that's what's produced when charging as a by-product.  Loose hot cable with an arc would ignite it.

Check main ground wire to the engine...if it's loose, the starter won't work.

It's possible you blew/burned the main fusible link, that'd turn all power off to inside the car and probably cause the surge you experienced with the switches lighting up.  Why it would have blown/burned, who knows, but lots of resistance would've been present like a hot to ground issue.

Get out your test light...

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Well, I'm hoping it's just a loose ground cable as when I went to unhook the battery to let her rest for a bit, it was loose even after I cranked down pretty hard on the terminal. Went to loosen it and it was snug as hell on the bolt, but the terminal itself was wiggling around on it. So I'm guessing it's just a loose terminal. Need to either get a smaller terminal and try again or figure out a way to snug up the current terminal.

Bad ground would definitely keep it from starting. Just clicked when I hit the key, and the battery has never been low. So going to check grounds probably tomorrow or Wednesday night and see what I find. See about tightening up the negative terminal.

George, the car wasn't surging while I was cruising, just going down Alki, I was in first, and if I'd tap the throttle, the car would jump like normal, but then after it'd settle back down, you could definitely feel something else settling back into place after the car had already settled back down. The trans mount had a couple small cracks in it, but would not pull apart by hand. Can definitely see where rubbing had occured though on trans well right above the yoke and tail housing. Hoping the poly mount takes care of that problem. If not, then I'm going to be looking at a new crossmember. Hopefully it doesn't go that far.

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70' Chevelle 'TW' 383/th350 12.3@103mph

70' Nova 'Hers' 350/th350 14.95@89mph 408 in the works

72' Twister 440/727 Nothing but pieces right now...

64' Falcon four door 'Lil' Blue' 170/3ondatree Cruiser

 

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