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Old 04-12-16, 08:14 AM
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I have used the stock fuel hard lines for now, I believe all 12A cars had similar sized fuel line. I will let you know if I have any issues regarding a lean condition under high load. I bought a walbro 255 lph fuel pump and modified the stock fuel pick up to attach it. I need to add a support piece to hold the pump in better so it doesn't fall off when cornering/drifting but I have not done so yet. If I take my tank apart this weekend I will take pictures.
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Some updates.....

Had to remove the cruise control throttle position sensor so I could achieve full throttle

Car had been running ok, but would randomly start backfiring real bad, I found that my plug wires were not routed adequately so I replaced almost all of them. I found 3 or 4 that were burned bad.

After that the car ran 300% better, pulls super hard now. I was honestly underwhelmed by the power but I must have been running on 5 or 6 cylinders

Last time I drove the car it would not start after a gas station stop and then was backfiring/breaking up really bad. I barely limped it home, but it started fine after sitting for a few hours. Checked out the coil and decided to replace it. I also spaced the coil and ICM off the head so they will stay cooler. I replaced the plugs and am checking for any other exhaust leaks. I hope to test drive this weekend again.

I suck at taking pictures, I should really try to take some good ones this weekend
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Have you replaced the optispark unit on that engine yet? The earlier versions of those things weren't vented and they get all wonky if they got wet. Before I changed mine out I was seeing similar problems. I experienced the same issues you did with the plug wires too, I had to custom make a loom that would work for the headers I had.
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Have you replaced the optispark unit on that engine yet? The earlier versions of those things weren't vented and they get all wonky if they got wet. Before I changed mine out I was seeing similar problems. I experienced the same issues you did with the plug wires too, I had to custom make a loom that would work for the headers I had.
I have not yet, I actually have the vented version since my engine is from the B/D body cars. I am praying that it is not the optispark, but If I continue to have issues I will go ahead and change it. I am thinking that it was the coil or ICM since it wouldn't want to start for me.
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andrew man i love how you ride sits
great job
thank for the the brake pictures

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andrew man i love how you ride sits
great job
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Thanks, I am working on getting the suspension set up properly, right now it is on cut springs.
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Small update:

Putting proper suspension on, I am getting 350 lb springs for the rear (Nascar takeoffs, 5.5" x 9.75") and 450 lb springs for the front. I also ordered a coilover kit for the front as well.

Taking the front struts off and apart I discovered I still have the stock struts, I am going to put really heavy oil in them and see how they do.


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Hey Andrew, any updates on this car? Your car is kind of motivation for me to get mine going with a bit more effort!
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Hey Andrew, any updates on this car? Your car is kind of motivation for me to get mine going with a bit more effort!
Thanks for the post, car runs good, but I have a starter issue when it is hot. I am redoing the battery wiring, but I think it is the starter itself. Don't give up on your project!!
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I think I might have blown a head gasket...drained the oil and it looked ok though. If I pull the motor I am going to do some head work and cam
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What makes you think you have a head gasket problem?
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What makes you think you have a head gasket problem?
loss of power and overheated within 5 minutes of driving.
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Does it even overheat in five minutes of a cold start? That is pretty fast for any cooling system issues. Is your guage accurate or have a thermostat problem maybe? If you have a head gasket issue there are several ways to check. An easy one would be to buy a block testing kit from the parts store and check for combinations gasses in the coolant. There should also be a measurable loss of coolant if they are leaking.
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It will start fine and idle fine but as soon as I put load to it, it overheats. I heard lots of gurgling as well after it overheated. I do not have a gauge on it. I should probably try the block test kit because I was able to pressurize the cooling system to 16 lbs. I need to pull my thermostat
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Looks great!
Thanks, it looks better when its driving!

I ended up testing my thermostat but it was fine, so I started stripping the motor so I can pull it soon. I am going to clean up the engine bay, paint it, and do a wire tuck.
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Did you ever figure out what your overheating problem was? Do you have any photos of the wire tuck?
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nice work. I especially like that tranny conversion plate!

I went to put my tranny in and saw that fork going into the header and was like WTF granny said it would fit. LOL

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Nice work.

Over a year later, what's the status?

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I'm sorry. This photo just screams bad-***! Only thing missing are drag slicks out back.
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