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- Mike -
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Set the timing today after I finally found the timing tab I thought was missing(while laying under the car marking the 0 degree line with Whiteout)...I had no idea a 283 has it facing straight up...kind of a pain in the ass to see.  Engine was retarded probably 10-12 degrees, set it with vacuum advance plugged at 4 degrees advanced and re-adjusted the idle.

 

The transmission needs fluid, it's a whisper of a drop on the end of the dipstick with engine running.  Installed an oil pressure sending unit so I don't get oil sprayed all over my jeans and inside again.

 

I have decided to put the 55k mile 6.0L on the stand I already have a bunch of upgrade parts for.  May as well do the twin turbos now and learn.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Thursday 16th of July 2015 05:49:17 PM

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'70 Camaro -- In the works TT 6.0L, 4L80E, 12 bolt ??? ratio




- Mike -
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Spent an hour or so on it Sunday...only put a gallon of ATF in to get to FULL and now the trans works LOL.  Silly slushglidomatics.

Have most everything but LH front turn signal(no power up front, could be a bad switch, dunno), the high/low beams are on/off right now and the passenger side backup light doesn't work(probably a bulb).  Both harnesses up front will be replaced, this is just to see if she can get to drive it before it goes to Bates...a before and after comparison.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Monday 20th of July 2015 06:04:47 PM

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 slushglidomatics, LOL

I really hope that you can put a few miles on that Camaro. Running-Ugly is sometimes better than Purdy-Apart



-- Edited by kettbo on Monday 20th of July 2015 09:27:22 PM

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Do you have the kids @ Bates do your paint & body work?

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- Mike -
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DHR Darren wrote:

Do you have the kids @ Bates do your paint & body work?


 Yes



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the kids in JOE BREWER's class did Mike's GTO

JOE's 69 Nova 307 ran lower 13s the other evening at Bremerton, did not know he was venturing out

 

Mike, was that a GO or NO-GO on that 12 bolt?



-- Edited by kettbo on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 10:50:11 AM

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Ya, Joe was way pumped that they ran low 13's on the 307. Said it was skating thru first & second gear.
I need to talk to him about painting my Camaro.

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the bronze on that Camaro was ROCKING! What's up?

I think he had street tires on it
after my 68 Nova's 427 developed bearing noise, 2nd gas crunch, I warmed up the born with 307....still had 4.56 and 10 converter....amazingly quick

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- Mike -
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Ran out of time on Sunday to think about that 12 bolt; guy said Friday he would pull it on Sunday and call me(never happened). Texted today...he repliad and said it's gone. Kinda pissed me off, tired of flakes and liars lately.

As far as that 2nd gas crunch you mentioned...both of them in the '70s were "made up"...Katie's Dad Gary worked at his Dad's gas station off 38th St in Tacoma...they could buy as much gas as they wanted, a stockpile was kept across the street at an abandoned gas station and delivered around midnight.



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:01:21 PM

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- Mike -
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Was able to make it to the DOL not once but twice this afternoon for an affadavit to get the inspection done. Let's just say it's a good thing I checked the VIN sequence paperwork closely. Ya know, I don't work in an office for a living but my paperwork and organization of my own documentation would blow most office workers away by a mile. Reading and comprehension sure make a difference too....



-- Edited by cobaltchev67 on Tuesday 21st of July 2015 05:25:06 PM

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I was thinking about painting it black cherry with a satin titanium bumblebee stripe.



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DHR Darren wrote:

I was thinking about painting it black cherry with a satin titanium bumblebee stripe.


don't fix what ain't broke////thought the pic was awesome!!! 



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Very true Geo!
I need to get Joe to paint my Harley tins anyway.

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seems there will be some test drives shortly....some rolling stock loaned last evening

 

 



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Took the rear wheels and drums off for the first time last night; most likely figured out why the rear brakes don't work, there is almost nothing left of the shoes which are also badly warped and curved like a really underinflated tire out of the edges.  Found a sorta hacked open by cutting blade hole in each side of the frame just behind the centerline of each axle to accomodate a rear air shock fitting and test fit George's loaner rears; had to take the old chrome slapper bars off to get them to fit.

Today I tackled the small frame project utilizing one of the slapper bars as donor steel since it's the right thickness.  I cut and matched to the frame sides 2 new piecs and then cut the frame to match.  Welded those in to be flush and fit perfectly.  Then made another plate with a drilled 7/8" hole for a type of plug weld in the middle and on all 4 sides to span over the new piece to the original frame metal; basically reinforcing plating over the patches.

 



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'70 Camaro -- In the works TT 6.0L, 4L80E, 12 bolt ??? ratio




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Been doing some reading about EFI systems after a visit to the FAST guy for a chat 2 weekends ago.  Seems they have some EMI(Electro Magnetic Interference) problems in the 2.0 version that most installers would not realize.  Gotta make sure the wiring harnesses are separated, and the control box(es) are away from each other and other possible interference sources.

 

Speaking with Ray about the subject and extensive research, I think I will probably go with the Holley Dominator setup which incorporates everything into 1 box.  It's more modular when ordering everything which is what I need since kits never work 100% for my needs...if the GEN III engine blows up and I need a pigtail for a GEN IV cam sensor, that harness is available sort of a la mode.



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Unless you need the trans controller feature of the dominator the HP is the way to go. I have installed them on 7 second cars and they aren't even using all of the features.

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- Mike -
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Going to run a 4L80E so I'm pretty sure I need a trans controller.

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Are you always a smartass or just to guys offering other options/suggestions since you clearly know it all...??



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- Beemer Brett - Redmond, WA

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DHR Darren wrote:

Are you always a smartass or just to guys offering other options/suggestions since you clearly know it all...??


 Ha! 



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