Members Login
Username 
 
Password 
    Remember Me  
Post Info TOPIC: LQ4 conversion, Take II


- Durand -

Status: Offline
Posts: 272
Date:
RE: LQ4 conversion, Take II
Permalink  
 


66SSFan wrote:

Asking around I was very surprised how many people don’t insure race cars. That’s a big investment to risk. Even if it’s only covered while stored and trailered, it’s better than nothing.


I ended up having to get broad form/blanket coverage for road insurance, that covers anything I drive, to get the Pontiac insured just to get around that problem.

Insuring people like us would seem a lesser risk than these young idiots with new cars. We are a lot more cautious with are old rides having put countless dollars and hours building them.



__________________

'65 Pontiac Lemans 468 t400 4.10 12 bolt

Best ET  11.43 @ 117.7




- Mike -
Puyallup, WA


Status: Offline
Posts: 2662
Date:
Permalink  
 

I actually started with his Dad Bob....he let it slip once that they only make 10% off premiums when trying to get more of my business years back.  That's not a whole lot when yearly insurance on a classic is low.  My Camaro is still covered as a project for theft which is like $8/month.  As a driveable but barely road worthy car it was insured for $15k, the premium didn't change if he tried lowering the value more than that....this was non-classic car insurance though, just regular.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Saturday 31st of March 2018 10:58:41 AM

__________________

'67 Chevelle -- 383ci, Jerico DR4 4 speed -- 3.19 1st gearset, Gear Vendors Overdrive/Underdrive, Strange S60 w/3.54 gears

'70 Camaro -- In the works TT 6.0L, 4L80E, ??? rear end 




- Mike -
Olalla, Wa


Status: Offline
Posts: 3745
Date:
Permalink  
 

Still need a new fuel rail and an alignment.



Attachments
__________________

http://www.u11racing.com

'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'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



- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

Status: Offline
Posts: 5420
Date:
Permalink  
 

Everything looks great! Interior engine and outside.

__________________

1966 Chevelle, 1972 K20, 1967 GTO, 1955 210 Coupe, 1969 Chevelle



-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 4426
Date:
Permalink  
 

Nice, when did you pick up a Torino?

__________________

Dave P.

Resident Giant
11.44 @ 118.43

Ben


- RAMBO -Mill Creek, WASite Administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 4207
Date:
Permalink  
 

66SSFan wrote:

Still need a new fuel rail and an alignment.


 Hey, that steering wheel looks great! 



__________________

Ben R.

1968 Chevelle 300 - 454 / 4spd




- Shane -
Graham, WA


Status: Offline
Posts: 1071
Date:
Permalink  
 

looks great mike!

__________________



- Mike -
Olalla, Wa


Status: Offline
Posts: 3745
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thank you fellas!

The Torino is a legit local barn/carport find. Belongs to a friend that found it sitting since around 1989 or so. 35K original miles and reportedly, never been driven off the peninsula. Every piece of paperwork you can imagine came with car, even the dealer order documents. 351 4v, auto, 9” 3.90 gear, and dealer installed A/C. I spent a couple months bringing it back to life for him last summer. Not really my sort of car, but it really drives nice.

__________________

http://www.u11racing.com

'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'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




- Mike -
Olalla, Wa


Status: Offline
Posts: 3745
Date:
Permalink  
 

Every car, tool, trailer items are all insured to the max now, I feel better.

Replaced the water temp gauge last night and cleaned up a couple little tings, hoping once I figure out where to mount a switch and wire up the line lock that will be the last of the wiring! Was finally able to source a RH fuel rail replacement from some bulk warehouse place on-line, crossing my fingers it won't leak once I replace it. Looking into buying a digital longacres alignment tool and just get it done myself. Otherwise, just waiting on the weather.

__________________

http://www.u11racing.com

'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'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




- Mike -
Puyallup, WA


Status: Offline
Posts: 2662
Date:
Permalink  
 

66SSFan wrote:

Every car, tool, trailer items are all insured to the max now, I feel better.

Replaced the water temp gauge last night and cleaned up a couple little tings, hoping once I figure out where to mount a switch and wire up the line lock that will be the last of the wiring! Was finally able to source a RH fuel rail replacement from some bulk warehouse place on-line, crossing my fingers it won't leak once I replace it. Looking into buying a digital longacres alignment tool and just get it done myself. Otherwise, just waiting on the weather.


I still have my 55k mile LQ4 truck intake, not planning to re-use any of my fuel rails or injectors...if you need anything.



__________________

'67 Chevelle -- 383ci, Jerico DR4 4 speed -- 3.19 1st gearset, Gear Vendors Overdrive/Underdrive, Strange S60 w/3.54 gears

'70 Camaro -- In the works TT 6.0L, 4L80E, ??? rear end 




- Mike -
Olalla, Wa


Status: Offline
Posts: 3745
Date:
Permalink  
 

Thanks mike! I lucked out and the replacement fuel rail worked out great.

This car just wants to fight every step of the way though. Couldn’t get it start after replacing the rail, no power to the fuel pump. Found an issue with relay/fuse panel. When I push on the fuel pump relay it works fine, something I’ll have to look closer at. Once running again, I drove it about 30 miles. Sadly it’s got a really bad vibration I have to figure out, happens at all speeds in or out of gear, gets worst with speed and halves in severity at cruise with slight throttle vs deceleration. I’m 99% sure it’s the driveline, which sucks since it’s new. It ran great, but shifts very lazy, new exhaust is ok except over 2/3 throttle then it’s too raspy and annoying. All in all, it goes down the road good and for a first short drive, it’s going to be a nice driver once I get the vibe figured out.

__________________

http://www.u11racing.com

'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'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




- Jason -
Marysville, WA


Status: Offline
Posts: 1471
Date:
Permalink  
 

66SSFan wrote:

Thanks mike! I lucked out and the replacement fuel rail worked out great.

This car just wants to fight every step of the way though. Couldn’t get it start after replacing the rail, no power to the fuel pump. Found an issue with relay/fuse panel. When I push on the fuel pump relay it works fine, something I’ll have to look closer at. Once running again, I drove it about 30 miles. Sadly it’s got a really bad vibration I have to figure out, happens at all speeds in or out of gear, gets worst with speed and halves in severity at cruise with slight throttle vs deceleration. I’m 99% sure it’s the driveline, which sucks since it’s new. It ran great, but shifts very lazy, new exhaust is ok except over 2/3 throttle then it’s too raspy and annoying. All in all, it goes down the road good and for a first short drive, it’s going to be a nice driver once I get the vibe figured out.


This is why I chose to go with the Dynomax Super Turbos. My cousin just put them on his 70 Barracuda 383 and they sound nice. 16" long 3 inch diameter.
His cam is 229/242 @ .050" with a 107 LSA, sounds good but not raspy.

 

 



-- Edited by JBSS396 on Sunday 15th of April 2018 05:13:07 PM

__________________

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 -
Olalla, Wa


Status: Offline
Posts: 3745
Date:
Permalink  
 

Found the yolk the shop put on the drive line was for a th400, so it’s only splined a couple inches. The shaft was also about .75” too short which wouldn’t have been a big issue had the yolk been fully splined, but those issues together only allowed for an inch of spine engagement and none where the end of the yolk rides in the tailhousing bushings. Anyway, the guy is building me a new driveline and will use a fully splined 4l80 yolk this time. Should be back out for another test drive next week.

__________________

http://www.u11racing.com

'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'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

Ben


- RAMBO -Mill Creek, WASite Administrator

Status: Offline
Posts: 4207
Date:
Permalink  
 

66SSFan wrote:

Found the yolk the shop put on the drive line was for a th400, so it’s only splined a couple inches. The shaft was also about .75” too short which wouldn’t have been a big issue had the yolk been fully splined, but those issues together only allowed for an inch of spine engagement and none where the end of the yolk rides in the tailhousing bushings. Anyway, the guy is building me a new driveline and will use a fully splined 4l80 yolk this time. Should be back out for another test drive next week.


 

 

 



__________________

Ben R.

1968 Chevelle 300 - 454 / 4spd



- The Craigslist Ninja -

Status: Offline
Posts: 1498
Date:
Permalink  
 

That's awesome Mike!

It can be tough to diagnose vibrations



__________________
12.03 @ 113.5 mph
11's here I come


- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

Status: Offline
Posts: 5420
Date:
Permalink  
 

Yeah hope that solves it!

__________________

1966 Chevelle, 1972 K20, 1967 GTO, 1955 210 Coupe, 1969 Chevelle




- Mike -
Olalla, Wa


Status: Offline
Posts: 3745
Date:
Permalink  
 

Drove the car about 30 miles tonight. Engine runs great, makes good torque off idle and kills the rear tires at 3/4 throttle. Down sides so far, no return to center and way overpowered steering, stiff suspension ride, new mufflers too loud, trans shifts lazy, tach won’t work right, and this driveline vibration is extremely frustrating! Will put another couple degrees negative pinion angle in it in the morning and try again. It’s a driving project now though, at least that’s a win.

__________________

http://www.u11racing.com

'66 SS Chevelle LQ4/4L80E (Best of 13.94 @ 101.2mph 2.07 60’)

'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




- Kevin -
Lake Stevens, WA


Status: Offline
Posts: 3367
Date:
Permalink  
 

Good job Mike. I am sure you will be able to work out the bugs.

__________________
best 1/4 so far 11.44 @ 116


- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

Status: Offline
Posts: 5420
Date:
Permalink  
 

That’s still great news Mike. Really glad it’s finally back on the road. I know you will get her sorted. I still have never solved my driveline issues in my 66.

__________________

1966 Chevelle, 1972 K20, 1967 GTO, 1955 210 Coupe, 1969 Chevelle



-Urethane Dave - Alger, WA Moderator

Status: Offline
Posts: 4426
Date:
Permalink  
 

Trust Me, you may not want to go to the extreme's it may take to fix the drive line issue. I had to basically lift the whole trans tunnel before I got to proper driveline angles. It would be easier to raise the car some if needed.

__________________

Dave P.

Resident Giant
11.44 @ 118.43

«First  <  111 12 13 14 15  >  Last»  | Page of 15  sorted by
Quick Reply

Please log in to post quick replies.



Create your own FREE Forum
Report Abuse
Powered by ActiveBoard