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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #675 on: April 22 2019, 08:01:27 PM »
Shifter, cooler, trans overflow (don't know if I'm even going to mess with it), fluid, and a few wires. Pedal swap too.
Then some sort of exhaust
Fuel rails and finish out the fuel system
Gears
Then install the holley in there some where.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #676 on: April 22 2019, 09:19:12 PM »
I'm tired already
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #677 on: April 23 2019, 01:41:01 PM »
I helped my uncle out this morning. He was having issues connecting to his MSD 7530T box. Turns out the serial cable wasn't fully seated in the box, that was buried under the dash. He thought it would allow for some base timing control coming from a MSD LS box. I'm thinking we can get around it by setting base at the most he'd run and then just set the step retards it 2* or so. It's got 3 retards, and a toggle switch an a +12v would be simple to wire.
Oh yeah it's a 4th gen camaro, 29.5x10.5, 7.50 cert, ladder bar, probably 2800lbs or so, sb2.2 (15:1), glide. The chassis is overkill for the engine. It made 800 flywheel hp, runs on vp x16, ran 9.2@144 with 1.2 60ft.

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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #678 on: May 02 2019, 08:05:50 PM »
It's May - I need to get my ass in gear.

Remind me again why someone tears apart a well sorted combo?
The real kick in the nuts is the transmission over flow setup isn't going to work without swapping some fittings and the trans has to come back down to do that.

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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #679 on: May 02 2019, 11:22:38 PM »
One step forward... if you own a Buick.... 6... no, 10 steps back. You got this!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #680 on: May 06 2019, 03:06:43 PM »
Shifter is mounted in the car. Need to adjust the cable and hook up the p/n and reverse switches. I'm already not sure if I like this pro-ratchet shifter....but it's what I have so I'm going rock it for now.

Another thing off the list.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #681 on: May 06 2019, 10:04:40 PM »
Shifter is mounted in the car. Need to adjust the cable and hook up the p/n and reverse switches. I'm already not sure if I like this pro-ratchet shifter....but it's what I have so I'm going rock it for now.

Another thing off the list.
Probably works better at the track than a column shift car.  Keep doing it because youíre all I got to watch with all these hours Iím having to work
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #682 on: May 08 2019, 01:49:14 PM »
Shifter is adjusted, it looks like the trans has a clean neutral as I've got one more click on the transmission lever when the shifter is in 3rd (RMVB). More to come on that.
The trans cooler fits 2 places, under the passenger floor and where the muffler would sit. I started on the downpipe, the wastegate location makes it a complete pain. I've got a few piece the I should start tacking before I go much further.



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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #683 on: May 09 2019, 02:11:46 PM »
Looking at the instructions I was able to figure out my issue.
The cable tab can bolt inside and outside of the front of the shifter. If itís inside it canít fully shift to park. I moved it to the outside and readjusted everything and itís good.
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #684 on: May 09 2019, 02:40:22 PM »
I'm glad to see a kid can still learn something!  Steady progress
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #685 on: May 09 2019, 08:08:47 PM »
This kid will be 40 this year!
I should have known to download/print the instructions first, I just winged it, until it didn't work right.


I'm thinking a 1/4npt to 1/8npt bushing to replace the return in the pan for the dump valve and then a temp probe in the bushing in the pan. I don't think I'll need the dump valve to help with spooling this baby turbo, later down the road it might be handy.


As soon as I get things tested I'm going to see if I can trade off this ratchet shifter for a gated one. Some people think they are awesome, and so far I'm not digging it.







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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #686 on: May 10 2019, 09:01:35 AM »
You are still a kid!  IF I were two years older, I would be twice as old as you!  I'm glad I am not, btw LOL

I was four years older than you when I bought my GN!
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #687 on: May 10 2019, 02:01:09 PM »
I'm already not sure if I like this pro-ratchet shifter....but it's what I have so I'm going rock it for now.
I have one in the Mazda. You will like it in time.  :rock:

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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #688 on: May 14 2019, 12:15:15 PM »
Making progress...
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Re: nocooler's firechicken thread
« Reply #689 on: May 17 2019, 04:28:12 PM »
After fighting with my Dadís Hobart 140 for two days I gave up and busted out old reliable and got to work. Iím so over spending money so the downpipe was my over the axle pipe thatís been on the car for quite a few years. I cleaned it up a little and stopped caring about how it looks and just got it done. Iím sure if the stainless was 100% clean and I was using the right gas/wire the results would be better. But itís going to be wrapped and pretty much out of sight.
Next week Iíll decide how I want to finish it out from the frame thru the fender. Iíve got a couple ideas I just want to make sure before I cut a hole in the bumper cover. Iíll probably end up with a black trim ring around the pipe like this: https://www.motionraceworks.com/collections/trim-rings/products/black-anodized-exhaust-trim-rings-single-exhaust-sizes-2-5-to-5
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