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- Mike -
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Merry Christmas all



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Monday 25th of December 2017 01:50:42 PM

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- Mike -
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I guess the video won’t post, but it runs!!!

I got the oil pressure adapter I was waiting for, put it in this mornin, cranked till I had good pressur, and plugged the computer in. Crossed my fingers and turned the key. It took several revolutions before it caught and it idled a little rough. I shut it off after about 30 seconds and checked all my connections and fuel lines, then ran it for a minute or so and it ideled very well. Starts right up and sounds good. Need to get some exhaust on it now and tidy up some wiring and mount the compute. It’s been a great Christmas morning!



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Monday 25th of December 2017 01:56:43 PM

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Way to go Mike!

Merry Christmas buddy



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I’ve seem the video proof! It sounded great. I remember mine ran a bit crappy also until oil finally pumped up all the lifters.

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- Mike -
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Ran it for a while last night, shifted through all the gears and got the trans fluid and power steering fluids all topped off. Swapped the front springs out, got a new battery hold down mounted in the trunk. Need exhaust next I think, then shocks and front tires, interior....

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excellent!

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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So it could technically drive?? biggrin burnout vid!



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- Mike -
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No full throttle runs or power breaking until the first 300 miles are done, new torque converter rules :(



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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I didn’t know a torque converter required breakin? What’s the reasoning?

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- Mike -
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It’s due to the lock up portion, guess it’s like a clutch material liner inside.



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Lock-up has nothing to do with burnouts first off.
Holding the break pedal down slightly prevents lock-up secondly.
So I don't understand that reasoning.

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66SSFan wrote:

It’s due to the lock up portion, guess it’s like a clutch material liner inside.



-- Edited by 66SSFan on Friday 29th of December 2017 05:51:04 PM


I guess I done fucked up again. First thing I did once I got my 700R4, with 10" 3500 lockup converter, shifting thru all gears and fluid rechecked is do massive burnouts.
I break-in all my stuff like that; engine, rear end, trans, women......

Stop being a Pussy, pumpkin! winkbiggrin



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- Shane -
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convertor break in WTF??

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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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Lol wow did I instigate something!



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- Mike -
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Not that I don’t respect others opinions, but for a $1K converter, I will have the patience to follow their break in procedures. It’s less than 300 miles though. If you really need the answers as to why, give Yank a call and ask, it wasn’t that important to me.
www.converter.cc/Installation_Guide_s/23.htm



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Also, I’m no one to criticize others actions on their own equipment, but I over worry by nature. Nothing besides the rear end has ran in this car before. I’ve changed a bunch of stuff and all of it new to the car, radiator, engine, oil pan, pick up, trans, converter, shifter, driveline, 75% of the wiring, wheels and tires, entire fuel system, ecu...ect. Right now it’s got about 4 minutes of run time on it while sitting in the shop and I’m not comfortable running it much longer without exhaust. The left collector is 1” away from the shifter linkage and aims slightly towards the shifter cable end, not worth melting it to me.

It’s close to driving, but after so many years of procrastination and the last five months of working on it, the last thing I need to do is go stand on the GO pedal and fuck it up because I wasn’t patient enough to tie up the little things and run it in in my own time. There’s still a few things to do that will cost cash I don’t have to spend right now. Race car engine first! Lol

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- Mike -
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^^^^^ I agree. Someone(they know who they are) once told me to put a 5 gallon bucket in the Chevelle for a seat and drive it around the block before I had interior or seats.

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- Shane -
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i was just shocked,i have never heard of breaking in a convertor until now...for that much money i would break it in like they want too!

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cobaltchev67 wrote:

^^^^^ I agree. Someone(they know who they are) once told me to put a 5 gallon bucket in the Chevelle for a seat and drive it around the block before I had interior or seats.


 I had to use a lot of restraint not to drive mine when this was briefly my seat....

Luckily Eric talked me out of it...



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- Mike -
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Lol!
I have used an actual wooden apple crate once, but in my defense it was in an old truck and my back was against the cab.

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