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- Mason -
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JBSS396 wrote:

On this episode:

Calibrating my speedometer and trying out my 295/65-15 DR's on some steel wheels for the track.

Anyone near Marysville area have a tire changer?
Spent all my $$ on recent projects and need a little help.

I will post pics of the new stance soon.

I put my stock 15/16 front sway bar back on and would like to know where to get an affordable rear sway bar to use with my new UMI stuff?

Thanks for lookin in and any help will be appreciated.

Jason



SUM-720208 $139

UMI 4034-B $149.95

Both are 1in in diameter.....I was going to go with the Hotchkis one until Cobalt told me he had a OPGI one laying around.

 



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- Kevin -
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Sorry dont have a tire changer.....

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- MattieP -
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looks great!

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I love the sound of it, nice and thumpy and loud.

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- Kevin -
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I have some 3" Pypes Race Pros you can try.smile

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- Jason -
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Kevin R wrote:

I have some 3" Pypes Race Pros you can try.smile




I want to hear yours Kevin, I just may want to go with Dynomax 20" muffs and mandrel bent tails. Mine sounds great for a heavy street/strip car, but around my quiet neighborhood it's not so kosher.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/WLK-17770/

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/FLO-15818/

Thanks for the offer though Kevin.

-- Edited by Dave on Thursday 29th of July 2010 09:34:29 PM

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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Jason -
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Here's the new springs compared to the old



Now to clean up around all the new parts hmm


-- Edited by JBSS396 on Thursday 5th of August 2010 06:15:44 PM

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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454



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how do ya like the Firestone Firehawks?

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- Jason -
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Well George,
I got the set of 4 used for $50.00 (265/60-15s) and thought they'd make good burnout tires. They are pretty hard, but they only had about 30-40% left when I got them. I have new BFG's up front 215/65-15, could have gone taller.

I like them for the street. They handle good and being so hard, spin at will in 1st and/or 2nd.

More fun for me  biggrin


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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Jason -
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On this episode of endless upgrades (on the cheep).....

I am upgrading from manual disc/drum brakes (originally had power disc drum being an SS car,, long story) to hydr-boost along with a JGC steering box. Here's my progress so far.

Starting point

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I chose to use a hydr-boose from an 86 K5 Blazer diesel from pick n pull. The firewall mount plate looked like it would work, it was just way to big so I cut it down to fit.

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-- Edited by Dave on Wednesday 11th of May 2011 04:30:48 AM

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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Jason -
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cutting the bracket

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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Mike -
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Pics aren't showing.



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- Jason -
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After cleaning and paintP1060647.JPG



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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Rasen Sie Dämon -
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They're working fine for me?

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- Jason -
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Next step was to cut the long hydro-boost push rod and weld it to my adjuster for the pedal rod and weld a sleeve over it for strength. I didn't take enough pics between steps tho oops.

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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454



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I see the pics
Seems there is an infection of hydroboost here on TCNW these days

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- Jason -
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After getting the pedal rod length worked out here is the first test fit.

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Then came brake lines with a long over due line lock and PS hoses.

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Still waiting for a dry day to get back to the wrecking yard to pull the correct rag joint and pump pressure fitting befor stabbing the steering gear in.



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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Mike -
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kettbo wrote:

I see the pics
Seems there is an infection of hydroboost here on TCNW these days


 

I see the pics now.  It's the wave of the future George....except not really, since 1974 was the first year, at least for GM trucks it was.  I honestly don't see why more people don't ditch their vaccuum boosters and put these in place of them, especially for street/strip cars(not to mention the PITA factor with vacuum booster bracket bolts).

It looks like you pressed/hammered out two of the knurled bolts that go into the pedal assembly and reversed it, never thought about doing it that way but it looks like it works pretty well.  Also, you went with the '86 K5 lineset, correct?  Nice install, and a very efficient use of expenses.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Monday 18th of April 2011 12:00:26 AM

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cobaltchev67 wrote:
kettbo wrote:

I see the pics
Seems there is an infection of hydroboost here on TCNW these days


 

I see the pics now.  It's the wave of the future George....except not really, since 1974 was the first year, at least for GM trucks it was.  I honestly don't see why more people don't ditch their vaccuum boosters and put these in place of them, especially for street/strip cars(not to mention the PITA factor with vacuum booster bracket bolts).

It looks like you pressed/hammered out two of the knurled bolts that go into the pedal assembly and reversed it, never thought about doing it that way but it looks like it works pretty well.  Also, you went with the '86 K5 lineset, correct?  Nice install, and a very efficient use of expenses.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Monday 18th of April 2011 12:00:26 AM


 Yeah Mike, I used an air hammer to punch out the two upper booster bracket bolts which were spot welded in because there was not enough room for a nut on the outside.

And yes I used the PS hoses for the K5 Blazer application, (they fit perfect) new from Oreilly's, $16.99 for one and $19.99 for the other. HB unit cost $12.00 from pick n pull Arington and the JGC box was $26.00, plus a new/reman master cylinder for the K5 HB $24.00.

I should be in it between 150-200 with return hose, fittings, clamps, fluids....

It should be a whole new animal.

 



-- Edited by JBSS396 on Monday 18th of April 2011 12:20:32 AM

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69 Chevelle SS 
454 10.4:1, Engle HFT cam 244/260 at .050", .570 lift, 850 Mighty Demon Carb, TH 350, 10" TCI 3500, 12 Bolt 373's, 28x10.5 slicks 

Best Time at Pacific 6/20/2014, 11.96 @ 110 mph.

79 Malibu: 350 with Vortec heads, Performer Intake, Q-jet, TH350, 3.31 gears

Tow rig: 82 Chev C20 Scottsdale 454




- Mason -
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Looks great Jason! Almost looks as though the car had it all along.

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