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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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Ben wrote:
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Had to move it oiut of the garage to get to some tools. Still need to take it for a drive, but at least it is ready. Been along time since was working this good. need to figure out the timing situation. It's just time to take a break.

 

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I'm dealing with a few things, soon, hopefully soon.


 Oh man sorry your car got vandalized!

someone rattle canned your wheels black and shot a bunch of rivits into them, and spashed blue paint on your hood and decklid! 

 

haha

 

J/k  Looks awesome!

Was there damage on the quarter panel that you had to repair from that tire exploding during the burnout contest, or am i remembering someone elses car?

Looks perfect to me if you did have to repair it!

 


 There are a couple light marks on the passenger rear panel, probably buff up pretty good. I need to wash it and dry it right away, when I washed it last time, I didn't get to it in time.

 

I think some time down the road, take a few things off of it, and find somebody to wet sand/scuff it lightly, and shoot on layer of clear. In a real booth, no imperfections, fix two or three minor scratches/chips. Tinted windows, and black powdercoated window moulding, I could call it done.



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gotago wrote:
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Had to move it oiut of the garage to get to some tools. Still need to take it for a drive, but at least it is ready. Been along time since was working this good. need to figure out the timing situation. It's just time to take a break.

 

 

 

I'm dealing with a few things, soon, hopefully soon.


For the love of God get off your ass and weed the fuckin flower bed!!!

I guess the car kinda looks OK, sorta...............................................biggrin

 


 Fuck NO, that's my Mom's flower bed, she can do it.furious It got out of control when she left for a few weeks to go visit friends back in Spokane.

 

It does sorta look OK, doesn't it.biggrin I need to get some miles on it, so I trust it and then take it down to the upholsterer to get the piece of carpet made up. I just got burnt out over the last couple weeks. The S10, the Chevelle, Tory's car all coupled with some other mental mind fuck of recent events, just time to step back for awhile. I need to wash it, and Tory is going to get one of his friends that details cars on the side to try to give it a polish. Make sure there is no more fuel leaks, pretty sure all that is resolved. I just need to take a little break, then get on with it.



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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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I finally got out there for a bit. I opened the carpet box for the first time ever, had it for about 5 years now. no It has the edging material in the box with it as well. I got the seats out, trimmed up the drivers side carpet and fastened it down in a few places. Try to do some more soon. I would like to make a template then cut the other piece of carpet. I think that would be the easiest. Need to find some heavy paper, or something to use.



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-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

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Shelly came out and helped to get this done finally. We made a template from a piece of felt that was laying around, then yesterday I took that and the carpet to a place on Mt Vernon. He cut the carpet and stitched on the edging, 75.00 and it was over.

This morning Shelly and I were able to get it in and screwed in place. Finally, after 5 years, 4 in hibernation, the trans swap is officially done. smile Once I get the seat from Ben, I think it will really be looking good.

 

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I need to put the screws back in to mount the gauges. Also some wiring to fix up, but will wait till Mark or Tory are here next time.

 

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I'll post some other stuff later, got a lot of other shit going on right now. I just needed to get the car back into somewhat of one piece.

 

 



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Dang that looks nice! I gotta get my floors cleaned up and my carpet back in!!!



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The carpet turned out great!

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I am pretty happy with the way it turned out. I just need to get some tuning done, so it is drivable. Haven't messed with the timing yet.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Yeah looks nice.

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That looks great!!



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So, I got a question. It's been so long since I dealt with any of this, I wanna see what ya'll think.

Right now, the timing is as it was when I fired it up, With 16* initial, at 2500 it tops out at 25*, so missing a lot of timing there. Reading Ben's post, from what I remember I used to run around 16* initial, with 36* total by 3000 RPM. I got to looking at the cam card and found my Unilite distributer instruction's and advance keys. I wanna try to get it timed here pretty soon, try to enjoy the car for a bit.

The cam card,

 

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781 heads, about 10:1 compression.

 

Does that sound about right for a decent place to start? 16* initial, 36* total at 3000 RPM. I just wanna get it running decent, not trying to wring everything out of the motor.



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I am not a subject matter expert, but that is what I would shoot for.



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I concur with Eric.

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34-36 should be good. An outing to the track will tell!

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66SSFan wrote:

34-36 should be good. An outing to the track will tell!


 Yes, it probably would. But there is no way in hell the current tires could hook.disbelief I truly got most of that out of my system, in 2012 when I did the trans swap and suspension mods, I was purely looking towards a road course type set up. 

 

I had to pull it out of the garage today to get to some tools, so happy to get in it and not see the Dynamat and ragged carpet staring at me.biggrin I need to look for shift knobs, the round ball is a little small for me now. Wondering if there isn't something better out there.

 

It is somewhat ironic, in 2012 I finally get the chance to convert it to a nice 5 speed set up, it turns out now that keeping it an auto might have been a better choice.fire



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Dave wrote:
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34-36 should be good. An outing to the track will tell!


 Yes, it probably would. But there is no way in hell the current tires could hook.disbelief I truly got most of that out of my system, in 2012 when I did the trans swap and suspension mods, I was purely looking towards a road course type set up. 

 

I had to pull it out of the garage today to get to some tools, so happy to get in it and not see the Dynamat and ragged carpet staring at me.biggrin I need to look for shift knobs, the round ball is a little small for me now. Wondering if there isn't something better out there.

 

It is somewhat ironic, in 2012 I finally get the chance to convert it to a nice 5 speed set up, it turns out now that keeping it an auto might have been a better choice.fire


 http://www.autoanything.com/shifters/77A13010A4475455.aspx?kc=ffsku&k_clickid=0fb54b3d-7ebd-4da8-95de-1a2671c38311&adgroupid=9827&k_trackingid=274x&kpid=13010-4475455-bc&DZID=PLA_g_730736107_35013377021_13010-4475455-bc_c&utm_source=g&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=730736107&utm_content=35013377021&utm_product=13010-4475455-bc&gclid=CjwKCAjw87PNBRBAEiwA0XAIr9eGwvfGLn7N91QsGET-KVohKd8CA727CwczHZuK26xYpNoGPbqjDRoCV00QAvD_BwE

I use this one with the button for the line lock.   



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With a initial/centrifugal 36- 38 is normal total advance.
Every engine combo wants something different.
I had one that liked it towards 40 degrees and have heard of people running up to 43 degrees.
Combustion efficiency, (compression, octane, and flame propagation) determines what it wants.





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I finally got out and was going to recheck the timing of the Unilite, found it to be easier to pull the whole thing out, rather then try to do it in place. It seemed to be set at 20*, but took it apart, cleaned it and put in different springs to set the curve. Talked to Kevin on the phone, went with a pretty fast steady cure, seemed to like it. I need to play with it some more, seems like it wasn't getting all 20* in, but I need to spend more time on it.

The one thing I need to figure out is that it doesn't want to idle down, seems to want to stay a 1000 RPM, if I retard it some seemed like it was more inclined to go lower. Definitely not the return spring, maybe something in the carb is gunked up from setting for 4 years. I will get it warmed up, play with the timing gun, see what comes from that. Maybe I need to take the carb apart and hose it out.

I really think going LS and FI with laptop tuning would be a lot easier. When I was trying to set the initial, popped a plug wire loose, I can still feel that.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


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Fuel injection is nice as long as it has a self tuning option. Or an awesome dyno guy to get it perfect.
Either way its set it and forget it for sure. That is the way I would have been by now with the chevelle if I still had it.
Good talking with you Dave.


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In this day and age of laser measuring tools and all that shit, they still cannot make repop shit that fits. We must have taken this panel on and off 20 times to make it fit like this.no 1 down, three to go, might be done before summer, 2019.

 

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Lol yeah I agree, it's far too much work for door panels but it keeps them cheap. Looks nice.

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