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Today 02:29 PM
57Nomad
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
A few years ago I was following a thread on another forum where a guy was building a no-frills SBC 302 powered Vega. Non-resistor plugs, some sort of solid core wires, forget the actual ignition system. It would induce a misfire and CEL in his neighbors Taurus if both were running in the driveway. Did the same to other cars on the road, too, I think.

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Interesting. Iíve run solid core wires and non resistor plugs on all my vintage cars for years. Never had anything like that. Only one car a 68 Corvette, I canít have the engine running and use the remote garage door opener. The other cars donít exhibit any goof stuff like this. Maybe the fiberglass and itís shape have something to do with it. Been using the phone and no affect on it.
Today 02:15 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by 57Nomad View Post
BBC in 57 Chevy Nomad. No electronic stuff to worry about. Never use the radio/stereo. The whole car is KISS. And not supposed to use the cell phone while driving anyway. No different than over the counter non-resistor plugs. Just that Iím making use of what I already had.
A few years ago I was following a thread on another forum where a guy was building a no-frills SBC 302 powered Vega. Non-resistor plugs, some sort of solid core wires, forget the actual ignition system. It would induce a misfire and CEL in his neighbors Taurus if both were running in the driveway. Did the same to other cars on the road, too, I think.

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Today 02:03 PM
57Nomad
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
OK, what sort of engine/vehicle are you building these for ? Won't the zero resistance interfere with other electronics ?
BBC in 57 Chevy Nomad. No electronic stuff to worry about. Never use the radio/stereo. The whole car is KISS. And not supposed to use the cell phone while driving anyway. No different than over the counter non-resistor plugs. Just that Iím making use of what I already had.
Today 12:21 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 57Nomad View Post
I took apart two sets of Champion resistor spark plugs. Heated the tops to loosen the Loctite and un-screwed the top contact. Then tipped upside down to remove the resistor and spring. Cleaned up the residue of old Loctite on ceramic and top contact. I then cut some #12 house copper wire with insulation removed to a bit longer than the resistors. Bend the copper slightly and file flat the ends of the copper. The bend allows the copper to compress tight against both the bottom of the tips and inside the spark plugs. Re-coat the tip threads with Loctite and screw together tightly seating the tip to the porcelain. Lastly I verified the zero resistance of each plug. I now have made these plugs into non-resistor configuration. I was not able to remove the tips on Autolite resistor plugs to attempt the same. The Champion plugs initially had resistor reading around 5K ohms. There were a couple higher and lower. Now as modified they read zero ohms on the 20K ohms scale.
OK, what sort of engine/vehicle are you building these for ? Won't the zero resistance interfere with other electronics ?
Today 12:09 PM
Dave57210 Thinning the herd (a bit)
Sold my '56 F100 project truck today.
Now to get the matched pair of PV544's to new home(s) and see about finding someone to adopt my son's Miata that has been sitting for two years after it was rear ended.
Maybe even find a buyer for my '93 LS400 as well, as soon as I get my '07 LS460 back from body shop.
Today 11:30 AM
123pugsy Yes, same primer. The flanges and bottoms at rear need hit, so I will thicken up the works. And it will be all one color after. Never know if I will eventually assemble and drive in primer.


The MAF will send an incorrect HZ value to the PCM with the different air flow. What it will do, I have no idea, as I haven't put much thought into it. Sanding today, clean up, pull CURSE in and remove combination valve for warranty replacement tomorrow.
Today 10:43 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Filled in the relief at the oil cap on the snorkelator. Airflow will change, so may need to adjust the PCM settings. Go for run logging data, take that data and cut an paste using a certain percentage to the program file and then flash to PCM. Go for another drive to see what happened, rinse, repeat....my daughter is loving it. Went for a nice cruise last night to "small town Saturday night", as seen in the pic.
If I can follow the logic, it may be rich post taco eh?


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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Daughter and I had to play sheep dog yesterday to get this little guy out of our yard yesterday and back into the park's forest.
Hard to do with all the fences and keep him from running into the street but we got him fixed up.
I bet that would have been fun to watch. Yesterday I met Mr Frog while pulling weeds and Mr Snake while mowing. Its a good time of year to be a critter I reckon.

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Prepping front clip for epoxy......
You mainly just making it grey for looking at to ponder roof and make hood? Izat same stuff only black, thats on it?

Curse is looking sharp. Grape scoffed at you calling her cute, btw... Gidget was cute.



I have it in my head to do the trans shop prep on the GTP today. Nothing to do on the others because I still haven't gotten myself forced into the put self at risk, wait days, then let my purchases sit on the porch all day and forget returns or be an idiot... mentality.
Today 09:40 AM
123pugsy Prepping front clip for epoxy......




Today 09:37 AM
123pugsy Daughter and I had to play sheep dog yesterday to get this little guy out of our yard yesterday and back into the park's forest.
Hard to do with all the fences and keep him from running into the street but we got him fixed up.


Today 09:32 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I get the taco part. Guessing the rest.

Filled in the relief at the oil cap on the snorkelator. Airflow will change, so may need to adjust the PCM settings. Go for run logging data, take that data and cut an paste using a certain percentage to the program file and then flash to PCM. Go for another drive to see what happened, rinse, repeat....my daughter is loving it. Went for a nice cruise last night to "small town Saturday night", as seen in the pic.
Today 09:22 AM
57Nomad I took apart two sets of Champion resistor spark plugs. Heated the tops to loosen the Loctite and un-screwed the top contact. Then tipped upside down to remove the resistor and spring. Cleaned up the residue of old Loctite on ceramic and top contact. I then cut some #12 house copper wire with insulation removed to a bit longer than the resistors. Bend the copper slightly and file flat the ends of the copper. The bend allows the copper to compress tight against both the bottom of the tips and inside the spark plugs. Re-coat the tip threads with Loctite and screw together tightly seating the tip to the porcelain. Lastly I verified the zero resistance of each plug. I now have made these plugs into non-resistor configuration. I was not able to remove the tips on Autolite resistor plugs to attempt the same. The Champion plugs initially had resistor reading around 5K ohms. There were a couple higher and lower. Now as modified they read zero ohms on the 20K ohms scale.
Today 08:57 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I like that body style ,,i jad a 69 and a 71 they were similar bot i like the boat tail on the 71 could have been a 72 hard to remember,,it was white?white /white,,the 69 was copper with tan top and interior,,Luxury Hot Rods.
Deja vu. You can have my 72, just come take it away.

My 69 J was gold with black top and interior. The optional bench seat with folding armrest/ column shift auto/ glovebox in dash... that it was originally equipped with is part of the "highway package".
Today 08:47 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Taco Tuesday? On Saturday?


Darn, now I need to data log a bunch of miles.
I get the taco part. Guessing the rest.
Today 08:42 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
LOLOL, actually I used the Flux core to weld that mail box stand. I had to try it, never have in my life. So I gave it a try, it welds, ok, got gas now and the wire changed.


And yes I swapped the ground over for the non flux wire.

Brian
And now you know how I feel about O/A. I did 4 years' insurance work in flux core.

I was proud of you for using it on the mailbox stand because think about it... even if you are a welding supply counterman... its the right thing to suggest. Made for that kind of job.

I'd use it for anything but skins, were I you. If I ever get to own a welder, I won't care much about gas. For hobby use.
Yesterday 08:20 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I love my car SO much!



Me too......well, your car is cute and all, but I'm talking about mine...ha.....





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