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- Jason -
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Birdlegs wrote:

Thanks Jason.  For all the changes I made to the car - fuel lines, brake lines, AC, hydroboost, coolant - I have had very few leaks so I still feel I'm way ahead.

Really like the Terminator EFI - car started right up, easy to change the target air fuel ratio for basic operation (I'm learning how to do the fine tuning), car starts fairly easily (opportunity for improvement), idles well, no hesitation on acceleration, etc.  I also integrated it with an MSD 6AL2 and small cap EFI so the EFI also controls the spark.

The TCI Streetfighter 700R4 does come with a vacuum switch for torque converter unlock on acceleration (low vacuum) which also causes a down shift from OD to 3rd.  My problem is while cruising on the highway in OD, light throttle increases causes an oscillation between OD and 3rd unless you get serious with the throttle then it stays in 3rd.  The switch is adjustable to set the point when it activates but it is so far up in the trans tunnel you can't get a hex wrench into it.  For me I have to remove the crossmember to drop the trans enough to get to the switch.  All it takes is time, right?


 For my 700R4 I chose to only have lockup in 4th gear and I activate it with a toggle switch. I know it's crude but this way I have exactly the performance I want when I want it. When I'm locked up in 4th and I slow down it disengages TCC when the trans down shifts to 3rd or I can flip the switch and the 3500 converter comes to life. I like that I can be hard on the gas with the converter locked up for 1:1 acceleration in overdrive. If that makes sense? 

One day I would like to go EFI but until then I will have to get my money's worth and fun from using the LM2 wideband on my carbureted engines.

Overdrive took me from 10.6 mpg to 13.8 on freeway trips. I'm sure EFI could do better.



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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

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This looks a little out of place on a stock front clip small block driver. LOL



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Took mine out saturday and Sunday for some long back road drives around the new area.
Found some secluded spots to continue practicing my 3-pedal burnout technique


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Got it back as a roller again.



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Going through the boxes of parts and stuff that was in my car when I bought it. Just found the original sales invoice and warranty booklet with protect-o-plate. Not that it matters being it’s not an ss and won’t stay original. But kind of cool. 



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- Aloha Mike -
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DHR Darren wrote:

Got it back as a roller again.


 So now it's ready for you to add the power train?



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I have to do the rear half of it now, put in the mini tubs move the Springs add the subframe connectors and hang the rear end. I'm going to try to do that next weekend.



-- Edited by DHR Darren on Monday 12th of November 2018 05:49:28 PM

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- Aloha Mike -
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Ambitious schedulesmile



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I'm funny like that, when I get ambitious to do something sometimes I would go in the shop on a Friday night and not come out until Saturday afternoon.

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Drove the 66 to work and filled it with gas. When i got home I noticed its dripping... I suspect the pump or sending unit gasket on top of the tank. Its a tanks inc setup. don't really feel like dropping it.

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- Aloha Mike -
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When you do get to it, put an inspection cover on the trunk floor. Use something like rivnuts, and machine screws. I feel your pain/frustration.

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Bskredsvig wrote:

Going through the boxes of parts and stuff that was in my car when I bought it. Just found the original sales invoice and warranty booklet with protect-o-plate. Not that it matters being it’s not an ss and won’t stay original. But kind of cool. 


Thats awesome! A Memorial Day weekend sale car!



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Because.......


STREETCAR!



-- Edited by DHR Darren on Thursday 15th of November 2018 02:31:41 PM

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- Mike -
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Awesome! Never seen beadlock steelies!

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It's funny, everybody says that. I have built three or four sets of beadlocked rallies over the years. I think the first set I did was in 2003 or four.

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They still need the final blasting and painting, those are just mock-up tires on there as I will be running a 26 or 28 inch tire depending on the car. Those are 29.5 TT5 Pro bracket radials. I am going to powder coat the outer retaining ring either Argent silver to match the wheel or a titanium grey but don't want them as obnoxious and noticeable as the Black rings.

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- Mike -
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I love it, great idea!

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'65 Malibu SS (Best of 10.49 @ 130mph 1.51 60')

'31 Ford 5-window model A coupe

'58 F-100 short box fleet side big window custom cab



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Went to Autozone & picked up a new clutch.



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Lol. What year make and model please sir?

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1998 Dodge Neon, sesame street outlaws edition.

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