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Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2018, 07:24 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I really want to go MS after looking into it. I'd...

I really want to go MS after looking into it. I'd like to learn a bit of tuning, and I'd love to get rid of the distributor, coil, and clean up some wiring. I'm still considering just doing...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 09:49 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That's super cool to hear. It looks like with a...

That's super cool to hear. It looks like with a harness, it ends up still over $1000. But like I was saying, it's not necessarily the money, but spending money on something that isn't great. Like an...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
This looks promising. Josh was telling me about...

This looks promising. Josh was telling me about the issues with the newer MS3Pros.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 05:47 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, but I'm not totally psyched on the DIY...

Yeah, but I'm not totally psyched on the DIY style of the ms3x compared to the sealed case and nice connectors on either the Micro or the ms3Pro.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 05:12 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That's good info, thanks. I'm with you on...

That's good info, thanks. I'm with you on spending a lot on hobbies, but preferring to spend it efficiently.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 11:22 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Another thing I just realized - the ms3x is only...

Another thing I just realized - the ms3x is only like $700, vs $1300 for the ms3Pro. If ms3x does all the sequential stuff I might want, why wouldn't I get that. I guess I didn't realize there was a...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I've been reading up on MAF vs Speed Density, and...

I've been reading up on MAF vs Speed Density, and sequential injection options.

I'm still on the fence about the MAF. Obviously not using one is the more common approach. Packaging would be...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 11:11 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks Chris! But trust me, there's plenty that I...

Thanks Chris! But trust me, there's plenty that I want to redo on my car. Going back through the thread really shows that this was my first time doing any of this, and if I ever do it again, I'd...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2018, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Well I've never tuned a damn thing, so if the...

Well I've never tuned a damn thing, so if the ms3x is making it that much easier for you guys, maybe I need to rethink my plan. That's also the reason I wanted to use a MAF, for ease of tuning.

...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
The other thing about the sequential vs. batch...

The other thing about the sequential vs. batch thing is that I am not running very big injectors. I have 60 lbs in there now, which should get me to the 300 whp mark if I push them for a run or two...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 06:08 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Damn. I can't not take you up on that. That drive...

Damn. I can't not take you up on that. That drive is going to cost me so much money...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, the 3.5x price increase is the hang up for...

Yeah, the 3.5x price increase is the hang up for me. I don't ever see myself running E85, for a lack of stations in my area. Traction control also seems unrealistic for me, since I still haven't even...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2018, 10:34 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I got the new tune from Mike to match the...

Well, I got the new tune from Mike to match the 3" MAF and Deka 60s. It still has that stumble at higher boost, which I'm thinking is overly aggressive knock enrichment dumping too much fuel. I...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-25-2018, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks, I like how it came out. Has more of a...

Thanks, I like how it came out. Has more of a modern-ish OEM look now. I still need to make that brace though, or I'll be right back where I started. :oops:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 10:22 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
How close are you to Ryan again? I think one of...

How close are you to Ryan again? I think one of us is bringing a friend of ours, so maybe he could drive.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 10:19 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I did buff and polish over everything at one...

I did buff and polish over everything at one point, and it looked awesome. I love the look, but it's a lot of maintenance. The clear over patina thing never looks quite right to me.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2018, 09:49 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Now if I could just do something about the...

Now if I could just do something about the outside of the car...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2018, 09:10 PM
Replies: 611
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Posted By Tfrasca
Well, I've driven the car for a couple days, and...

Well, I've driven the car for a couple days, and it's not without its little issues. With my original TLOA chips, the car will idle and cruise with the Deka 60 lb injectors with 012 MAF. It's got a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-21-2018, 11:55 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I got the manifold back from powder coat, and it...

I got the manifold back from powder coat, and it looks good. I took the car for a quick spin this morning with the Deka 60 lb injectors, 012 MAF, and the new surge tank set up. It ran rich for a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 02:31 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
You can use an S10 T5 or adapt a Mustang T5 to...

You can use an S10 T5 or adapt a Mustang T5 to use the front mounted shifter. It still wouldn't line up with the stock shifter hole, but it would be much closer and you wouldn't have to weld in a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 01:54 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, I think you could do something with an S10...

Yeah, I think you could do something with an S10 tailhousing, but I never looked into that very much. Honestly, after switching to the rear shifter position, I'd say the nostalgia isn't worth the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2018, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks guys. I'm feeling pretty good about v2 of...

Thanks guys. I'm feeling pretty good about v2 of this car (fuel system, manifold, and some much needed engine bay adjustments).

Chris, this manifold is pretty sweet, but it's so over complicated...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-17-2018, 10:41 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Oh, that's good to hear. I don't remember what...

Oh, that's good to hear. I don't remember what u-joint the driveline place set me up with, but I thought he said it was the smallest one available for a T5 slip yoke. Maybe that's a 1310? I'll check...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks! If the cost of living here in CA gets...

Thanks! If the cost of living here in CA gets much worse, I may have to take you up on that.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 05:06 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I wanted to, but my fiance is graduating her...

I wanted to, but my fiance is graduating her master's program the same weekend as IPD. :roll:
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Well the manifold is still in pieces. Some of...

Well the manifold is still in pieces. Some of those peices are at Noah's to be welded, and some are at my place for me to fit/prep. I really hope to be able to bring it to Davis, but I haven't...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 10:28 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
While we're fixing the manifold, a package from...

While we're fixing the manifold, a package from Speedhut came in. I replaced the chrome bezels with black to cut down on glare, and got a boost gauge to mount in the GT cluster where I can actually...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2018, 08:49 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Quick update because I finished the fuel system...

Quick update because I finished the fuel system upgrade.

I have a 50 GPH (At 15 psi. It will be operating at zero, so it should flow more.) Facet pump that will feed the surge tank.

The lines...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2018, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yeah, OEM manifolds always have a brace and far...

Yeah, OEM manifolds always have a brace and far fewer flat areas. I'd like to add gussets from the runner to the plenum, as well as some sort of brace to the block. The outgoing plate was actually...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2018, 03:22 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Ha! Ryan made a solid F&F reference via text...

Ha! Ryan made a solid F&F reference via text yesterday too.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2018, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Thanks for the input, guys. The problem is...

Thanks for the input, guys. The problem is definitely caused by vibration. I read a bit about annealing, and saw that acetylene method you mentioned. Seems easy to do the wrong thing and end up with...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-28-2018, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
It's always something. I removed my intake...

It's always something. I removed my intake manifold to easily access fuel rail lines, and to have it powder coated. I noticed cracks where every runner entered the plenum. The cracks were right...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Not at all opposed to this.

Not at all opposed to this.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 06:52 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Nice, soft mounted it is.

Nice, soft mounted it is.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 06:51 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yes, it's designed to be used horizontally,...

Yes, it's designed to be used horizontally, although I think a front-to-back orientation would be better. Have a look at this cross section rendering, and look where the pickup is. Very close to the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 01:13 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So after all that talk about not having fuel...

So after all that talk about not having fuel lines, etc. in my trunk, I'm putting the 034 Motorsports surge tank in my trunk. It'll sit up on the hump above the axle, so the floor of the trunk will...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-20-2018, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Good info, thanks. For some reason, I want this...

Good info, thanks. For some reason, I want this car to produce a 300whp dyno sheet. I don't need 300 everyday, but I want it to be capable of that. I think this could be done on my unported 405 head...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2018, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Noted, thanks!

Noted, thanks!
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2018, 08:11 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
And you made 300+ HP on those stock lines? Or was...

And you made 300+ HP on those stock lines? Or was that in the truck?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2018, 07:02 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
1/4" is what I have now. Stock 240s used 1/4"...

1/4" is what I have now. Stock 240s used 1/4" insulated plastic lines, so I went with that.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2018, 06:20 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
So for my goals, my 1/4" feed and 5/16" return...

So for my goals, my 1/4" feed and 5/16" return should be alright.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-19-2018, 10:14 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Oh, really? I have 1/4" from the pump to the...

Oh, really? I have 1/4" from the pump to the rail, and 5/16" from the rail > regulator > tank. I did this because it mimicked the stock fuel line size. You would replace the 1/4" feed with 5/16"?

...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2018, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
I'm less concerned about which pump I get, and...

I'm less concerned about which pump I get, and more about figuring out the best way to package a surge tank and pumps under the car. No matter what pump I put inline, I'll still have slosh issues.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2018, 08:31 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Yesterday, I hooked up the Walbro 255 that Gary...

Yesterday, I hooked up the Walbro 255 that Gary loaned me. The first thing I noticed is that he had it set up with 1/4" hose barbs in/out. My stock 240 turbo pump had a 1/2" hose going into it....
Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2018, 08:55 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That's what I needed to know, about the lift...

That's what I needed to know, about the lift pump. It's also good to see some examples, thanks.

I want the main pump inside the surge tank for packaging and noise. This is the surge tank that I...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 10:58 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
That thing doesn't actually have 1/8 NPT...

That thing doesn't actually have 1/8 NPT inlet/outlet does it? That seems crazy...

Thanks for the link, though. I'm thinking more about a lift pump/surge tank than the Aeromotive Phantom now.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 03:36 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Excellent. Do you happen to have a link or info...

Excellent. Do you happen to have a link or info on the lift pump?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 01:24 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
And it's externally mounted, I assume somewhere...

And it's externally mounted, I assume somewhere below the fuel level?
Forum: projects & restorations 03-15-2018, 10:55 AM
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Posted By Tfrasca
Got a mity-vac, tested the FPR. First thing I...

Got a mity-vac, tested the FPR. First thing I noticed is that it has a *slight* boost leak, but nothing that would prevent it from raising fuel pressure. If I pump it up to 15 psi, it loses about 1...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-14-2018, 12:39 PM
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Posted By Tfrasca
How many people are making that on LH? I know...

How many people are making that on LH? I know it's been done (I think Gary is, actually?), but it seems like you're taking it to its limit at that point. Seems like going MS allows for more headroom,...
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