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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1035 on: September 13 2021, 02:40:04 PM »
Concrete is sealed. Everything turned out nice. Inside the barn the floor is still cloudy/spotted looks like over application. It may clear up and it may not, I'm over it - time to get to work!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1036 on: September 13 2021, 04:12:10 PM »
Nice shop. Once you have a few oil or tranny fluid spills you wont care anymore :)
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1037 on: September 13 2021, 05:39:28 PM »
Now you need more cars!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1038 on: September 15 2021, 01:15:59 PM »
I'm sure that will come with time!
I need to get the firebird somewhat sorted out before I start messing with another car. 
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1039 on: September 17 2021, 09:55:41 PM »
It's pretty bad when the unbranded oil drain can shows up branded "red sun" - I had to slap some stickers on it and cover that crap up!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1040 on: September 18 2021, 09:23:33 AM »
good Save!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1041 on: September 21 2021, 02:45:39 PM »
New IAC is in - the old one had 2 issues, the motor broke free from the flange allowing it to spin 360*, and it was missing the o-ring! I guess that'd explain the whistle at idle. It's raining and humid here today so I'm not going to test until tomorrow, I don't need to fog out the barn, when I can wait a day or two. The e85 smells fine it's the old pump gas in the tank that makes the exhaust smell nasty!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1042 on: September 23 2021, 01:49:37 PM »
The $7 IAC surprised me, it actually works. I was worried when the part was shipped in a padded envelope and packaged in a plastic bag. I spent about an hour dialing in the fuel table this morning. A couple of trips around the subdivision and it's finally close enough that it doesn't cough when you roll into boost. So I hit the man road and rolled into some boost! Holy sheep shit this thing is already starting to come around. It did its normal standing up and starting to move around so it was starting to make some power. Boost comes on quick and held 7psi on a short rip. When the wastegate opens it sounds a little rowdy - so I decided to put it away before I got myself in any trouble. 
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1043 on: September 23 2021, 07:15:27 PM »
Finally!  Onward and upward!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1044 on: September 28 2021, 08:26:18 PM »
Stuff is starting to find its way in!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1045 on: September 28 2021, 11:53:42 PM »
One of these days you will look back and wish it was this empty again
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1046 on: September 30 2021, 03:47:18 PM »
This showed up today! 10 minutes later my Dad stopped by, so he got roped into helping me assemble this thing.
Made in Kalamazoo Michigan. It's 12 gauge powder-coated steel, and they packed it like they actually care about their product! It's 6ft wide and 36" deep with some height adjustment.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1047 on: October 01 2021, 08:16:48 AM »
Looking awesome!  You could run a repair shop outa there. Congrats.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1048 on: October 01 2021, 08:51:09 PM »
Did my first oil change yesterday!
I was able to yank the 5.3 out of the junk truck this afternoon. Everything went smooth until I hooked up the chain and cherry picker, then that bitch fought me for all it was worth but I won.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #1049 on: October 05 2021, 10:48:41 PM »
Drained the fuel out today - about 20 gallons worth. Milwaukee M18 batteries run fuel pumps pretty darn good!
Saved the wheels/tires to sell, and the rear end for my brother.
I'm working on a deal for another project - should put some of these spare parts to decent use.
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