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cobaltchev67 wrote:
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I have mentioned this before but my Chevelle has the quick ratio 2.5 turns same period( 60s/70s) Camaro steering box(rebuilt) with the easy steering/small T-bar valving. I like it, easy to drive the car and has no problems with the Tee'd hydroboost and steering gearbox return lines even with spirited cornering and braking.

Are your return lines arranged in the correct fashion? Ray had his arranged wrong at first and it didn't work right...I went over one time to help him and noticed it. It's a lot easier to do it incorrectly the way the lines come from their opposite directions.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Monday 11th of July 2016 04:30:02 PM


 Mike, scroll half way up this page and you will see my return lines T-off to the pump. Tell me if that looks right.

Thanks


 There's your issue.  The return line from the steering gear box should be in-line with the return line after the tee to the pump. Attached photo was just now taken of my Chevelle's setup.


 Should be easy to change the lines around on the T and see if it helps.

Thanks Mike.



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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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that would be awesome if that solves your steering issue!!

Gotta love this place!


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- Jason -
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Ben wrote:

that would be awesome if that solves your steering issue!!

Gotta love this place!


Love this place for tech help and periodic gatherings.

I'm on a roll with upgrades:

1. I am upgrading to a 12.7:1 steering box from Redhead Steering with light steering feel instead of the firm feel like my wrecking yard JGC wide ratio box and all new Moog linkage. I am also looking at getting a new PS pump with a dual return reservoir to make sure a have smooth operation with both Hydro-boost and PS under hard use.  I need to find a good place to align my car on a Saturday, I want to be there while they do the work.

2. I just pulled the trigger on a 700R4 conversion from Monster Transmission good to 650HP/600TQ. Since getting back to work I don't have the time to get a core from the wrecking yard and rebuild it myself plus do other upgrades and have a life outside just working on it all the time when I want to be driving it. It's nice to have $$ again! biggrin

Features include: 

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That's what I'm up to so far as performance parts. I need to get a stereo system, dashpad and other interior.....and some day MAJOR body work.

 

Who's ready to start taking TCNW cruises?



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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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Awesome upgrades!

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good job JB!

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My Chevelle is being dropped off for an alignment today after weeks of suspension and steering upgrades. Excited to carve some corners and posibly take it to Woodburn this weekend to watch the Mopar drags and see friends and family.
Big thanks to everyone helping me along the way: Berg, Jim and Haack brothers....
Let the road trips begin.

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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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Getting ready to drive to Oregon to watch the Mopar drags on Woodburn.

Replaced valve cover gaskets, oil change, retorqed new wheels...

Tonight get radio wired and cigarette lighter, wash it and go for a cruise. 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




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Its been a while since I worked on my car. 

Last night i removed the slushy shifting TH350 and installed the new Monster 700R4 and 10" 28-32 lock up converter. The install went really smooth since a friend volunteered his shop and hoist for the swap, it's 5 bays wide and 3 plus cars deep with 3 two post lifts. Mine is on the 12000 pound lift.

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The converter better work good because some things look odd to me.

First the converter bolts are 3/8 X 16 instead of 10mm or 7/16 fine thread like came out. 

Second: My TCI SUPER STREETFIGHTER 10" has 6 mounting bolts on a beefy plate the new one only 3 welded on tabs.

Third: the stall speed had better be on the high end or above 3200. I love my 4000 TCI rolling at 40 and mashing the loud pedal is like revving and dumping the clutch with violent tire spin. Love that!! Maybe I should have gone non lockup.

i was bad at getting pics but here are a few. I forgot to get pics of the outside which is a big red barn with a full appartmeant above shop, that's rented out minus shop space. I am in love!

 



-- Edited by JBSS396 on Wednesday 13th of September 2017 02:17:08 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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I am awaiting your road test results!



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don't worry about only three bolts for the convertor, that's all my 5600 stall has in Taz. the most important thing is to use bolts that fill the mounting tab holes.

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Tazman wrote:

don't worry about only three bolts for the convertor, that's all my 5600 stall has in Taz. the most important thing is to use bolts that fill the mounting tab holes.


 Way ahead of you. Thanks Martin.

My nice SFI flexplate had large holes for the TCI Super Streetfighter bolts so I got a new flexplate with smaller converter bolt holes so the 3/8 bolts were not slopping around in there.

Friday (tomorrow) I will finish all the little stuff on the car while I wait for the correct 1350 yoke for the new driveshaft. The only one drivelines NW had bottomed out in the tailshaft with an inch sticking out.



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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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Worked on it for a while yesterday.
Waiting on the correct length 1350 slip yoke from SummitRacing and B&M Slick Shift type F ATF, then take the new yoke to Drivelines NW.
Just need to make final adjust on shifter cable and take the cover off the B&M Quicksilver shifter and make it work with the 4 speed trans (It's made for both BTW).

Got the TV cable set so it is pulled tight at full throttle per instructions plus left room for and aft to make fine adjustments with the cable adjuster button (Like factory cables have).
Trans cross member was slid back a few holes, lines up with one on each side then drilled/slotted the other hole in frame to fit cross member. Piece of cake.

Can't wait for test drive.

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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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Fresh 700R4 extending shifts too far, especially under light throttle. 

So I'm pretty sure the reason my transmission is shifting so late is the governor. I asked to have it Shift at 5500 RPMs in drive under full throttle and the governor can be adjusted via springs and weights to do that BUT it appears to have affected low throttle up shift speeds as well. I loosened the TV cable 5 times, to the point it had slack 1/4 slack at idle but still would not shift into 2nd until 25 mph and into 3rd at 40 mph, even at very light throttle. On the freeway I had to go 65 to get 4th gear. 2100 RPMs at 60 is nicE though one finally in 4th.

I probably should contact Monster Transmission before I open it up and change the governor but I'm sure a stock governor would make it Shift correctly.

FYI, I ordered this transmission in July 2016 was told it would be 4 weeks but didn't receive it for 10 weeks. By then summer was over and my friends with car lifts were busy with their projects. I finall got the trans in and driving yesterday, a year almost to the day from receiving it. 

I have been waiting with excitement to get this in for long drives and reliable hard shifts. The shifts are nice and hard, even chirps 2nd at moderate throttle. I am impressed with the 10 inch 28-3200 lock up stall converter which behind my engine stalls to about 3500.

hope to get this resolved soon and be cruising and messing around in style. 

Jason



-- Edited by JBSS396 on Sunday 24th of September 2017 01:58:02 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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