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Old 02-09-2020, 03:24 PM
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OK, technical stuff then. I have 14.09V at back of alt, 13.81 at battery terminals, and 13.74 from jumpstart peg at fusebox to strut bolt. The OBD2 port under the dash has 13.70. I did not pull the fuel pump cover today to look at wires but did touch the GT a little. The above numbers look good to go though, eh?

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Old 02-09-2020, 03:31 PM
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OK, technical stuff then. I have 14.09V at back of alt, 13.81 at battery terminals, and 13.74 from jumpstart peg at fusebox to strut bolt. The OBD2 port under the dash has 13.70. I did not pull the fuel pump cover today to look at wires but did touch the GT a little. The above numbers look good to go though, eh?



I like those numbers. Obviously, the engine is running during this check.
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Old 02-09-2020, 04:48 PM
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I like those numbers. Obviously, the engine is running during this check.

Certainly, yes I forgot to put the word running in there. Guy who helped me has a Chevy, see if his cold start gets the girl too.


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Made up a couple of blisters, performed a double mastectomy and got one ready to weld.
Sprayed some paint on one for a looksee. Not perfect but I'm sure I can smooth them out with high build and some good sanding technique.




























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Old 02-09-2020, 07:27 PM
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Do you ever have thoughts of putting a five speed in one? I say that in a hovering vulture context, having been stuck with just two pedals for two decades now and lusting for cast-aside four speeds. But a five speed... might require bigger wheels to fit tires that would take the overdrive exploration. Road trippin a stick car without beating it to death might be fun.
I would love a 5 or 6 speed in ALL my cars, but they get too expensive very quickly. I bought an M20 for the Camaro a couple weeks ago. The M21 doesn't work well with the 3.31 gears. I spent a LOT of coin rebuilding the M20 last summer and now don't know what I will do with it. Well, that's not entirely true. I would like to put it in the '54 instead of the TH350. that has a '57 rear axle now with a 3.73 posi...
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Old 02-10-2020, 06:19 AM
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I would love a 5 or 6 speed in ALL my cars, but they get too expensive very quickly. I bought an M20 for the Camaro a couple weeks ago. The M21 doesn't work well with the 3.31 gears. I spent a LOT of coin rebuilding the M20 last summer and now don't know what I will do with it. Well, that's not entirely true. I would like to put it in the '54 instead of the TH350. that has a '57 rear axle now with a 3.73 posi...
Every chance I have had to ask an aftermarket six speed owner, they all say sixth isn't legally usable... not a speed limit high enough in this country to cruise in sixth, or engine won't pull that much gear along at low RPM. But a five speed with the right spread,.

Then theres the other end of the spectrum which is what you mean by 3.31s / M21. First gear not being right sucks worse. So not just anything will do. The fact we like stout but mild big V8s limits choices. Personally, I haven't used up the TH400 that came in mine and am on the second engine. And the barely used second TH400 is still waiting on the garage floor. You know me, I gotta use stuff all the way up before I chunk it so I am probably destined to be a slushbox man all my days.
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I have had double and tipple overdrive in a couple of my rides. You end up using gearing in the 5 or 6's and some fun driveshaft speeds.

My current build has a 4 speed with a 3 speed aux for 12 speeds with a 2 speed transfer case. That is being done for overdrive and the ability to run 4.11 gearing.

I have went the other way and mated 2 sm465's together
to get 16 speeds in a 81 suburban. Basically I could pull down a house with a tbi 2.5 4 cylinder and then cruise down the road with 3.08 gearing. That old boat got mileage in the 30's and over 23 in town.

Electric is becoming cheaper and they don't like to run stupid rpm. Running double or triple overdrive with an electric allowing that engine to drop it's rpm beyond what any gas engine is capable of is coming.

I prefer to just run direct to wheel motors and eliminate the transmission, axle shafts, driveshafts, and differential.
Having 4 motors that could provide superior traction while eliminating weight and increasing efficiency.

My idea of a perfect hotrod is 4 electric motors with a single cylinder gas engine to charge the pack with a final height around 35".






But anyway.

I found some junk wiring on the 94 k1500 today and fixed it before ordering some led taillights to eliminate the common circuit board issue.





Led lights with integrated slow flash.
https://www.ebay.com/i/273562215017?...SABEgJC8fD_BwE
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My personal Black cloud is BACK!!!

I survived the flooding around here got all forms ready to pour and got the ground somewhat dry! We were set to pour today as it is a beautiful day the weather is supposed to be good today and tomorrow and then back to rain the rest of the week.

My contractor shows up this morning says he has bad news!! His concrete pump truck is broken down and won't be repaired till late Wednesday and the earliest he can pour is Thursday afternoon!!! Soooo here we go all dressed and no where to go... Today was supposed to be truss delivery day but they had to push that till next week! ARRRRGGGGHGHGHGH!!!!! I am so sick of this whole process. Instead of enjoying the build, this build has been like a big dead albatross hanging around my neck. This delay is going to add another month of $500.00 storage fees to my already flat bank account!!

The biggest takeaway from this whole thing is I hope to NEVER EVER have to deal with State, County, and city governments and contractors ever again. I am so sick of this whole process! I think it is designed to take your money and give you heartburn for life.

I think I am going to grab my 12 year old scotch and go hide in the electronics lab for the day!!! Have fun everyone....
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Old 02-10-2020, 03:36 PM
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That sucks, RIP. Uncover the forms and let them dry for the 2 days and then have the contractor cover them again for the rain.
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Old 02-10-2020, 04:16 PM
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My personal Black cloud is BACK!!!

I survived the flooding around here got all forms ready to pour and got the ground somewhat dry! We were set to pour today as it is a beautiful day the weather is supposed to be good today and tomorrow and then back to rain the rest of the week.

My contractor shows up this morning says he has bad news!! His concrete pump truck is broken down and won't be repaired till late Wednesday and the earliest he can pour is Thursday afternoon!!! Soooo here we go all dressed and no where to go... Today was supposed to be truss delivery day but they had to push that till next week! ARRRRGGGGHGHGHGH!!!!! I am so sick of this whole process. Instead of enjoying the build, this build has been like a big dead albatross hanging around my neck. This delay is going to add another month of $500.00 storage fees to my already flat bank account!!

The biggest takeaway from this whole thing is I hope to NEVER EVER have to deal with State, County, and city governments and contractors ever again. I am so sick of this whole process! I think it is designed to take your money and give you heartburn for life.

I think I am going to grab my 12 year old scotch and go hide in the electronics lab for the day!!! Have fun everyone....
Hang in there RIP. You are trying to build a building in the rainiest season of the northwest. It will happen. It is a wonder anything gets done in northwest Washington in February, even without the asinine bureaucracy.

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Got the new blisters tacked in place.






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The county came out and inspected the shop today. Approval acquired. Next is to pull a permit to do the electrical work. I also need to get the roof insulated so I can get the lift set up an off the trailer. Can't roll the scaffolding around if the lift is there. Anyone have an idea what type of fluid an ALM lift requires? I cant find anywhere near as much info on this one as i could find on the rotary 2-post in dads garage. Fluid that was evacuated before I took it apart was clear, and the shop owner I bought it from didn't know.

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The county came out and inspected the shop today. Approval acquired. Next is to pull a permit to do the electrical work. I also need to get the roof insulated so I can get the lift set up an off the trailer. Can't roll the scaffolding around if the lift is there. Anyone have an idea what type of fluid an ALM lift requires? I cant find anywhere near as much info on this one as i could find on the rotary 2-post in dads garage. Fluid that was evacuated before I took it apart was clear, and the shop owner I bought it from didn't know.

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I would think any quality aw 32 hydraulic oil would be fine. I used that in my Pete pump with end dumps and side dumps for 17 years. Pretty cheap at farm type stores, like Tractor Supply, versus auto parts. You could probably use a trans-hydraulic oil too, but that is usually more expensive.
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Got the new blisters tacked in place.

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I have the patterns transferred to the vinyl for my second go at the RH back rest.

I screwed up the first try big time but since the LH side went well, I expect this one will to..........this time

Fortunately, Barb has not been in the kitchen tonight.

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