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1984twodoor



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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 12:26 am

Cadet57 wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
Looks awesome, dude! Very Happy

Way to get moving!

I need to find some of your enthusiasm for my cars. Wink

I think you left it on the dyno. Wink

LOL no he just left the momentum there haha

Thanks everyone, I will definitly be hitting some of the meets over the summer. Carb and intake will go on after I use the car for my senior prom. If there are any snags I want them to be AFTER I use the car for what I mainly need it for next weekend lol.

Tires and camaro wheels are going on Monday morning! Can't wait to feel safe driving the thing! Soon It'll have throttle response AND be able to turn and not tip over. Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 9:24 am

1984twodoor wrote:

Tires and camaro wheels are going on Monday morning! Can't wait to feel safe driving the thing! Soon It'll have throttle response AND be able to turn and not tip over. Cool

So that means the BRAKES are good....right?
Tires & Brakes FTW

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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 12:53 pm

sdstick wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:

Tires and camaro wheels are going on Monday morning! Can't wait to feel safe driving the thing! Soon It'll have throttle response AND be able to turn and not tip over. Cool

So that means the BRAKES are good....right?
Tires & Brakes FTW

Brakes are great but I think the rears need to be adjusted, but I'm not sure how drums really work lol. scratch But the biggets issue for now is just new tires, the old tiger paws are riddled with cracks from dry rotting and barely have any tread left
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 7:42 pm

The star adjusting wheel allows you to put the pads JUST BARELY touching the drums such that with pedal pressure (hydraulic) or emergency brake (mechanical) activation the pads make uniform, solid contact wit the drums. After cleaning up the internals, put the car up in the air (in N) install 1 drum from & have someone spin the other side. If you hear the pads contacting the drum your adjusted properly. If not, increase 1 clicl at a time (thru the hole in the drum) until you get the engagement. Remove that drum, install the other & repeat......DONE
This is assuming you have good parts to begin with. Deep grooves in the drums wont let you take them on & off when contact is made. Adjust the same way, just skip the "remove" step

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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 7:43 pm

sdstick wrote:
The star adjusting wheel allows you to put the pads JUST BARELY touching the drums such that with pedal pressure (hydraulic) or emergency brake (mechanical) activation the pads make uniform, solid contact wit the drums. After cleaning up the internals, put the car up in the air (in N) install 1 drum from & have someone spin the other side. If you hear the pads contacting the drum your adjusted properly. If not, increase 1 clicl at a time (thru the hole in the drum) until you get the engagement. Remove that drum, install the other & repeat......DONE
This is assuming you have good parts to begin with. Deep grooves in the drums wont let you take them on & off when contact is made. Adjust the same way, just skip the "remove" step

Or if you're like me, adjust them for an hour and still have a random squeak even with that anti squeak goop and more than 50% drum left Mad

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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 7:48 pm

Ya, that can happen. Thats why I thru the "good parts" in there.
When I used to get that I'd sand (shape) the crap outta things until they seated properly.
Squeak = vibration

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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 08, 2011 11:24 pm

No squeaks just that jolt from the arse end when I come to a full stop. shoes hanging up or something like that is the only thing I can think of. Unless I have some junk in my trunk lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 09, 2011 10:30 pm

NEW PICS! Got the wheels and tires mounted! Last of the White letter Indy 500s too!







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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 09, 2011 10:39 pm

NICE!!
How happy are you cheers

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95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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Matt Trakker



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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 09, 2011 10:43 pm

That looks a MILLION times better, that blue top looked wrong on the car! Awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 09, 2011 10:56 pm

sdstick wrote:
NICE!!
How happy are you cheers

I couldn't stop smiling when I was cruising today! Perfectly aligned and new tires make it ride soooo much better and when I get out all I see is a white beautiful roof! Very Happy

Matt Trakker wrote:
That looks a MILLION times better, that blue top looked wrong on the car! Awesome!


TELL ME ABOUT IT! Not to mention that it was basically a sponge since 1987! After the intake manifold and carb swap I'm done for the summer! I'll be out of money haha.


...But I know that isn't true! Needs a more free flowing exhaust...WITH HEADERS! lol Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 09, 2011 11:05 pm

Just drive it for now, if anything clean up in the wheelwells and spray paint them black, find some center caps for those wheels if you don't have them already and toss them on too, and cruise!

It looks AMAAAAAAAAAAAAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQvnhNVgxQ
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 09, 2011 11:42 pm

Matt Trakker wrote:
Just drive it for now, if anything clean up in the wheelwells and spray paint them black, find some center caps for those wheels if you don't have them already and toss them on too, and cruise!

It looks AMAAAAAAAAAAAAZINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fTQvnhNVgxQ

Haha. Amazing!!!

I would, but I really need to get that junk computer controlled carb off! Really. It's junk.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 7:12 am

Freakin wicked! I'm jealous, that car is pimp.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 12:10 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
Freakin wicked! I'm jealous, that car is pimp.

Lol, where is my huge fur coat and top hat?


Thanks Justin, I'll be even more happy with it by the end of the month when the top end gets a make over. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 12:51 pm

Damn that thing looks sweet... I should get me a boxy scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 1:20 pm

Beautiful car man, looks fantastic all white, love the late models with the "euro" headlights.

Doug

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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 10:29 pm

LandMaster wrote:
Damn that thing looks sweet... I should get me a boxy scratch

Then prep yourself for a quadrabog... Surprised

But they really are the coolest Cool

Pooge wrote:
Beautiful car man, looks fantastic all white, love the late models with the "euro" headlights.

Doug

Thanks Doug! I love the euro lights too. But I might have to take a page from your book and do an LS swap...maybe...305 isn't a race bullet lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 11:01 pm


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95BBB 100K 3.73 383 New DD...already broke fixt the 4L60E twice
95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 11, 2011 11:09 pm

sdstick wrote:
http://badass-of-ne.forumotion.com/t3074-engine-and-dress-up-parts-non-lt1

Haha, I just saw that thread! I think I may PM him. I guess then I could snag that stock radio from him too lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 15, 2011 10:59 pm

Did a lot today before I realized I forgot to eat...at all....WHOOPS. After I almost passed out I ate, put the tools away and called it a night.


I took the old intake and carb off and got everything out of the way and tagged with tape and labeled. Got the Edelbrock intake on and the distributor in but still need to torque the distributor hold down in all the way...seems impossible Surprised

Need to get another brass fitting for the heater hose at the front of the intake manifold and then I have to get a new carb gasket cus I ripped mine somehow Mad. Then I have to change the oil, fill the radiator back up, get all of the vaccum hooked up, and time for some sweeet burnouts that I haven't been able to do before! Arrow

Pics to come once I'm done!
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun May 15, 2011 11:09 pm

1984twodoor wrote:
but still need to torque the distributor hold down in all the way...seems impossible Surprised


You have the special goosneck wrench?
The one that reaches down under the distributor body to catch that bolt head?
If not PM me

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95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 16, 2011 9:55 pm

sdstick wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
but still need to torque the distributor hold down in all the way...seems impossible Surprised


You have the special goosneck wrench?
The one that reaches down under the distributor body to catch that bolt head?
If not PM me

I didn't have one but I've gotten it tight enough thankfully! Now I just have to deal with my linkage hooking up the right way and all of that. And of course a few different vacuum issues that I'm sure I will run into once it gets going.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 16, 2011 10:06 pm

Was it 9/16?
I think I have 1/2 too, but if I remember correctly you'd need the 9/16.
You should have it for when you fire up & time it.
Let me know, I'll get it to you.

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95 Black WB4 Hole...ee...grail
96 Black WB4 No holes in this
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 16, 2011 10:20 pm

When I swapped the distributor in my Blazer (pointlessly, it was the ign. module that VatoZone sold me that failed), I had to wedge some small craftsman box wrench or socket wrench or something that I had under the dist...it worked though. I actually bought the distributor hold down wrench from Sears and it hit the firewall of my truck so I couldn't use it! LOL

I think the trucks used a distributor that raised up higher above the intake though too...
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon May 16, 2011 10:41 pm

sdstick wrote:
Was it 9/16?
I think I have 1/2 too, but if I remember correctly you'd need the 9/16.
You should have it for when you fire up & time it.
Let me know, I'll get it to you.

it was a 9/16, would have been painless with a gear wrench or that goose neck you mentioned. I might have to take you up on that offer though!

Matt Trakker wrote:
When I swapped the distributor in my Blazer (pointlessly, it was the ign. module that VatoZone sold me that failed), I had to wedge some small craftsman box wrench or socket wrench or something that I had under the dist...it worked though. I actually bought the distributor hold down wrench from Sears and it hit the firewall of my truck so I couldn't use it! LOL

I think the trucks used a distributor that raised up higher above the intake though too...

Haha, that sucks. I've been there. Buy tools and cant use them. Its really fun... Surprised


Anyway, Almost done with it, need to get a brass nipple for the heater hose that runs to the front of the manifold, hook up my brake vacuum and other vacuum lines, and sort out the linkage issue I have. Then I'm all set!
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Wed May 18, 2011 9:48 pm

Got her started! Need to tie up all of the loose ends now!
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:39 pm

Ever get to that point when you just GIVE UP! I did, Had it towed to get timed by a friends dad. Had ZERO pride talking to him because I had to get it TOWED to a SHOP Surprised Hat when I do that.

Anyway, for cheap money he timed it to 6* BTDC and it runs great and it gets down the road so much better than before. Still need to hook up the A/T kickdown but I'll take care of that in the morning. Thanks for all of the help from everyone, and that parts I needed Indy.

Can't wait to bring it to the next meet! Arrow
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:04 am

Last night I leaft a light maybe a little hard...snapped my mickey mouse connection throttle cable Surprised Mad Surprised

Wish me luck on rigging up a new one Neutral


Edit: Now that I've done one Mr. Gasket throttle cable I could probably do ten more in the same amount of time it took today. Drives beautifully now.
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:49 pm

Apparently Matt has fixed the problem, I've seen him driving by in the opposite direction twice in as many days, in completely different places at different times of the day. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: The two door thread   Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:08 am

Matt Trakker wrote:
Apparently Matt has fixed the problem, I've seen him driving by in the opposite direction twice in as many days, in completely different places at different times of the day. Laughing

HAHA I know dude how weird Completely different areas! I actually saw it was you before you beeped this time too!

She does run great now though!
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