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Bradys build
« on: September 18 2020, 09:36:28 AM »
Well shes home now so here we go. Going to get it all unpacked today and try to make a systematic list of things to get done. First goal is get through check list and get this motor started and get cam broke in. Son is pretty excited, hope that continues as I explained this wont be a "couple weekends" kind of job. I will try to keep updates and pictures coming to keep you guys entertained  :cheers:
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #1 on: September 18 2020, 10:03:29 AM »
Well, he is starting off with a big grin, so I would call that very promising!
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #2 on: September 18 2020, 06:54:39 PM »
What is this box with the lights on it?
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #3 on: September 18 2020, 07:05:28 PM »
Damned if I know....smh
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #4 on: September 18 2020, 07:11:02 PM »
TPS -tech? Maybe a volt booster - follow the wires
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #5 on: September 18 2020, 09:28:50 PM »
Ask the owner.
109 235 Cubic Inch Stock Stroke Balanced Rotating Assembly
Stock Crank
TRW .030 Pistons
Stock Rods
Stock Timing Chain/Gears
212/212 Flat Tappet Cam
JB Racing Heads
Stock Rockers
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #6 on: September 18 2020, 10:20:43 PM »
I am the owner...haha, he told me it's a tps tech box from caspers.
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #7 on: September 18 2020, 10:46:48 PM »
Something to get rid of, then.
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #8 on: September 20 2020, 03:17:50 PM »
AC question can I just take the new compressor out of the box and bolt it into place so that I can install the alternator and the belt so I can focus on getting the motor started and broke in once that's accomplished then pull the compressor, put in the oil install the high pressure switch, attach lines and electrical and get it operational. Basically can the compressor just be a pulley or will it screw something up
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #9 on: September 20 2020, 03:55:33 PM »
Just leave the clutch unplugged so it freewheels.  All will be good
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #10 on: September 20 2020, 04:54:50 PM »
Thanks!!
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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #11 on: September 21 2020, 08:43:52 PM »
First weekend progress, got it up on the lift, powerwashed the underside, got some sanding and degreasing done. Made shift cable bracket and got that connected/working. Painted rear wheel wells with truck bed liner. Paint should be here Wed. to get underside coated to stop any rust from starting. Got her back on the ground, removed hood for better lighting, figured out wiring, got compressor and alternator installed. Pulled intercooler to flush and then paint......hap py with progress so far.

Question, the evap canister is missing the solenoid that goes on top and the wires that connect to it. It has one hose that I think goes to tank, didn't track it back. Hose that goes to solenoid isn't there either. Because wiring is gone can I just plumb hoses like the are in my other car. Just eliminating solenoid?
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #12 on: September 21 2020, 09:29:25 PM »
I guess the good news is that on our cars, it does not turn on a check engine light when not working.  You can google as well as I can, but, the basic job of the cannister is to suck fumes out of the tank and burn them up in the engine rather than letting them go into the air.

I have seen many where the cannister was discarded and a small KN type filter stuck in the end of the hose coming from the tank...seems to diminish the fume smell a bit.  Makes me a bit nervous because I would hate for those fumes to become a fire some time.

Another problem that arises is that either someone plugs the line going back to the tank or it gets stopped up from water/rust/trash some how.  Our tanks are sealed system and sometimes on a hot day, if that line is blocked, the tanks have been known to collapse.

If the line is plugged that goes back to the engine hose set up, then, the car can be run-if it's not closed off, then you have a big vacuum leak to the engine.

I don't know what happens if you connect it up without the solenoid in place...probab ly a vacuum leak at the wrong times?

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #13 on: September 22 2020, 02:44:57 PM »
new problem, the transmission throttle cable is to short, Highway stars is the only place I can find that sells one long enough( 43 inches) and they are out with no restock date. Anyone know if anyone else sells them??
87 GN, K&N cold air, gutted cat, TT 5.7 chip, AFPR, 340 Walbro w/ hotwire, 60 LBS injectors, 981 valve springs, 206/206 Cam, RJC Powerplate, LS1 MAF & translator, Vacuum brakes, Hellwig rear sway bar, Energy suspension poly bushings, Razors Alky, Pypes exhaust, 5931 turbo, CK9.5 converter

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Re: Bradys build
« Reply #14 on: September 22 2020, 02:55:27 PM »
A quick google comes up with this: https://www.opgi.com/drivetrain/transmissions/transmission-accessories9/tv-cable-for-th2004r-art-carr-ch23588.html
Don't know if it helps - doesn't say the length
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