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Old 05-06-2012, 01:43 PM
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Still doing yard work...... Sraping away 6" of dirt off the front lawn and hauling it away.
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Finally got some work done on the hot rod, along with yard work, waxing a car, posted some pictures.... Long day, time for bed. Feels good getting something done!
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:39 PM
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I had a lazy day with a bike ride, my daughters track meet (she improved BIG TIME in one event) and nothing else. I went out and looked at the car and walked out thinking I need a break of a day or so and I will attack that top and window alignment again.

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My 70 LeMans stopped cranking over. So with my ohm meter I verified the 12V wire going to the trans neutral switch is ok. I measured 13K ohms across the disconnected neutral switch when it's closed. When open the switch measures infinite resistance. I don't know if 13K ohms is normal but I assume it's a current limiting resistance for the starter solenoid. I think I found the problem as a open in the wire from neutral switch to solenoid. Now to trace the wire through a harness.

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Old 05-07-2012, 07:31 PM
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My 70 LeMans stopped cranking over. So with my ohm meter I verified the 12V wire going to the trans neutral switch is ok. I measured 13K ohms across the disconnected neutral switch when it's closed. When open the switch measures infinite resistance. I don't know if 13K ohms is normal but I assume it's a current limiting resistance for the starter solenoid. I think I found the problem as a open in the wire from neutral switch to solenoid. Now to trace the wire through a harness.

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Should be 0 ohms resistance across the terminals on the neutral start switch when it is closed. May have burnt contacts.
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:48 PM
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Started out this morning to fix a horrible rear brake squeal. I've been meaning to do it for weeks, and lately I've been getting some pretty dirty looks from pedestrians who obviously think the truck is down to are metal from their expressions.
Pulled the rear wheels and drums and as I thought the shoes were near new, so I beveled the ends to stop the squeal. When I went to put the wheels back on I noticed another irritating reminder. The chrome wheels were getting some pretty heavy rust around the middle, and in a few other places. I've been checking the local listings for some "new" used wheels, but the 5x5 pattern doesn't show up often.
I finally decided I was done polishing and trying to keep the rust under control. I got out the angle head grinder and a flapper disc and went at the wheels to totally scuff up all the chrome, and remove the rust. When I finished I got a couple cans of Rustoleum graphite color wheel paint and masked off the wheels and gave them 3-4 good coats. I think they came out great, and I don't miss the rusty chrome wheels at all!

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It looks good. I haven't been out to my garage in the last two days. I will tonight but I am bushed so it may be for only that 5 minutes.

Last night was a concert with my daughter on alto Sax over at my old highschool where my son goes. I enjoy going over there and especially with my son getting around on crutches now and back to school. He is healing amazingly fast. What a difference from just 20 years ago when he would have been in traction for 6-8 weeks and then a partial body cast for another few months. He can even walk already for a short distance.

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Old 05-09-2012, 07:03 PM
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Thanks Brian! $13 in paint was way cheaper than new wheels anyway!
I'm sure your 5 minutes will end up being at least an hour!
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Wish I had exciting things to tell like everyone else does. I did put a set of points and rotor in my old roadster. Obviously haven't ordered the Petronics yet. Took the battery case apart for my rechargeable drill. Going to try to make up my own replacement. Also tracking my new reliable SewQuiet 5000 servo motor for my sewing machine. It left Lexington at 8:10.....Heading south. Be here Saturday. Life is good.

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Looks like you're getting ready to shoot some color! That's always exciting!
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Profleetline,

It will be great to see your car in Color-what Color did you decide on?

As for me, I finally decided that I wanted to run my Car with Sequential Fuel Injection (which means I have to have a Cam Synch), so after much trepidation I cut a hole in my finished Firewall for a Vortec Cam Synch plug-let me tell you it was painful to cut that thing, as I never think much of cutting/welding Metal-

I also decided that I was going to have my suspension pieces re-powdercoated (with clear this time),as a very close friend runs a powdercoating business, and does it for free for me-I try to not be too stingy though-

Anyway, I got the Suspension parts back this week, and they look great-so, I am going to re-Paint my Firewall and Chassis in the next few weeks, and re-assemble everything in anticipation of getting my engine this Month if everything goes as planned-Hilborn is about done (they sure do take their time), and I am very excited to be able to see this thing on the Dyno-
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Profleetline,

It will be great to see your car in Color-what Color did you decide on?

As for me, I finally decided that I wanted to run my Car with Sequential Fuel Injection (which means I have to have a Cam Synch), so after much trepidation I cut a hole in my finished Firewall for a Vortec Cam Synch plug-let me tell you it was painful to cut that thing, as I never think much of cutting/welding Metal-

I also decided that I was going to have my suspension pieces re-powdercoated (with clear this time),as a very close friend runs a powdercoating business, and does it for free for me-I try to not be too stingy though-

Anyway, I got the Suspension parts back this week, and they look great-so, I am going to re-Paint my Firewall and Chassis in the next few weeks, and re-assemble everything in anticipation of getting my engine this Month if everything goes as planned-Hilborn is about done (they sure do take their time), and I am very excited to be able to see this thing on the Dyno-
Can I assume your sequential system is connected to a Hilborn injection system, and controlled by an onboard computer? Will it look pretty much like a stock Hilborn when done, but have the benefits of computerized injection?
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Can I assume your sequential system is connected to a Hilborn injection system, and controlled by an on board computer? Will it look pretty much like a stock Hilborn when done, but have the benefits of computerized injection?

Oooo, thanks for asking! Actually yes, it will be controlled by a Holley Dominator EFI, which has been on the Market since about 2009-Hilborn recently started using it, and the Dominator will control my 4L80E, all in one box-Hilborn has been pushing the FAST efi, and, while it is still a great piece, you would have to piggy-back a Trans controller-

As far as looks, it will look just like a regular stack injected Hilborn with the exception of two fuel rails (one on each side) for the Injectors-on a BBC they go on the outside of the Stacks-I am using the Holley DIS (Distributorless Ignition System) system, so I won't have a Distributor per se, it uses coil packs and a crank trigger and the Timing is set within the Computer specs, hence the need for a Cam synch if you want sequential, as the Computer needs to know when to fire the Injectors-

As far as benefits, they are many-a mechanical hilborn can be used on the street, but it will overfuel somewhere-whether you can clean it up down low or up high, but there will always be somewhere in the rpm range where it runs lean or rich-the efi fixes that. The Holley system has a great "self learn" feature, so you can simply download the supplied CD into your laptop (in this case), and Hilborn asked me about the parameters of my build-they will load a program based on those parameters so that you can get the engine started, then you can select the "self-learn" feature and it will change the AFR and Timing as you go up and down the rpm range-

When you have got it within 5% you can turn off the self-learn, and either leave it alone or fine tune it further-so are so many features to it that it's almost mind-boggling-three stages of nitrous, the ability to change line pressures in the Transmission, 24 programmable inputs, Datat Logging, 2mb of Storage, on and on-
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Dude thats gonna be a sick engine we need some pics of it if i havent already missed them!

As for the color of my car,,, its been driving me insane trying to decide but have it narrowed down to a couple colors leaning towards a chery/ burgundy met like a dark candy apple or a dark met green!

Car will have a light tan leather and suede interior!

But getting closer!
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