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Forum: projects & restorations 10-28-2019, 10:40 AM
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Posted By hackster
After some driving around on Saturday morning,...

After some driving around on Saturday morning, the highest temps I saw were 185. I sure hope I have things working better now. Have never had the fans shut off at idle before and the car run...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2019, 12:30 PM
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Posted By hackster
Its good to hear a little feedback and that...

Its good to hear a little feedback and that people are getting some kind of info from it.



I am planning an oil cooler in the future but that spot is going to be taken up by brake cooling ducts...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,772
Posted By hackster
Sorry for being a little rough on my last post,...

Sorry for being a little rough on my last post, sometimes the internet wears off of me.

I actually like the wheels, big fan of OEM wheels on other cars.

I am curious how well those fit after...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-23-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,772
Posted By hackster
Huh, thats simply an opinion based on what you...

Huh, thats simply an opinion based on what you would do with the car......not what someone else may do or want to do with the car.



This is what is confusing to me, and even though I have no...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-21-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 27,772
Posted By hackster
I saw the car when it was at PRE in the summer,...

I saw the car when it was at PRE in the summer, cool car. I have a few buddies that work there so I get to shoot the **** with them on occasion back in the shop.

Cool car.

Just to chime in on...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-13-2019, 10:51 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Man this thread really died off as did my...

Man this thread really died off as did my motivation for working on the car. Up until this week it had not moved since I unloaded it off the trailer.

My work load over the summer and what...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Like Skip Barber, no. I have been to several...

Like Skip Barber, no.

I have been to several instructor days with Team Continental and Cascade Sports Car club here locally. They have been hugely helpful with getting me to where I am now.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Well I drug this old turd all the way from...

Well I drug this old turd all the way from Portland to Fontana to run in the Optima event.

It was a haul, 1006 miles one way and we did it in one shot down and back. Drove down there on Thursday...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Haha, I like your optimism my friend. I plumbed...

Haha, I like your optimism my friend. I plumbed the drain out the butt cheek too so you can drain it without much drama but I have yet to find any fuel in it :-P

Funny you should ask about...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-31-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
So I have been fighting with this fuel system...

So I have been fighting with this fuel system since the car went together.

Have had issues with the fuel leaking from the filler neck, raw fuel coming out of the vent, fuel leaking out of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2019, 11:14 AM
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Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Thanks!! Thank you I need...

Thanks!!



Thank you



I need to snag a copy of it soon, I have not read it yet.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
No just water from the sprinklers. I have built...

No just water from the sprinklers. I have built far too many cars with stuff like that. E Fans are both controlled through the factory GM ECU. Staged on, the first at 170 the second at 185. They...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-23-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I gotta snag a copy of it and read through it. ...

I gotta snag a copy of it and read through it. They usually get some details wrong :-P




Thanks man, I had a blast doing the driving to get the pics =) I get down there every once in a...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-21-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Thanks man, I havent even seen the actual mag yet...

Thanks man, I havent even seen the actual mag yet but its fun to see this old **** box in print!!!



Thanks man, Its been a really fun summer with the car.

Super happy with the spring...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I love TJ's. Until I drove a JK for around town...

I love TJ's. Until I drove a JK for around town there is no comparison, more room, better engine (I know the purist hate me for liking the minivan engine) and better driving. Now for a wheeler, in...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,973
Posted By hackster
Those rear flares look pretty good......care to...

Those rear flares look pretty good......care to share which ones they are? Width?

Sean
Forum: projects & restorations 08-15-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Has been a while since the last update. Took the...

Has been a while since the last update. Took the car up to goodguys a few weeks back and hung out with some great friends old and new. Some killer stuff there mostly hot rods but a few crusty cars...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
https://i.imgur.com/bfm8fxuh.jpg ...

https://i.imgur.com/bfm8fxuh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/0Xv9nfkh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/d8pxNHwh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/vTRgHFeh.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/gunkWtHh.jpg
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Headed up to Radwood last weekend. Good times,...

Headed up to Radwood last weekend. Good times, some killer cars and wonderful outfits.....Kristi was far more interested in the clothes and music, me the cars.

Heading up to GoodGuys this weekend...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-17-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Nothing exciting to report here, been tinkering...

Nothing exciting to report here, been tinkering on other stuff. Building an F100 with my neighbor spent sunday building a trans crossmember for it and getting the shifter hole cut out and the engine...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Its not. Its just a charcoal canister on the...

Its not. Its just a charcoal canister on the vent line, all i was hoping to do was eliminate the smell from the vent line.

Well, had a super interesting track night on Friday. First session went...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-05-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Totally agree!! Thanks man. I am...

Totally agree!! Thanks man.



I am terrible at the internet to be honest. I need to upload the video somewhere other than imgur.

Ill mess with it a little bit.

Not much of an update. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-02-2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Fun weekend of car ****. Headed up to the...

Fun weekend of car ****.

Headed up to the Olympic Peninsula on Friday after work to a little Casino in Shelton Wa. Its a fun place off the beaten path, easy to stay at, always has trailer parking...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-28-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
True, however we have owned this engine since...

True, however we have owned this engine since brand new, its had synthetic in it since literally the very first oil change and the oil changed every 5k. When I pulled the engine apart it was cleaner...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 05:57 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Tune on the current setup is very conservative on...

Tune on the current setup is very conservative on both fuel and timing. I have no need to rev above like 5500 with the current setup. I have limiter set at 6k and have only hit it 2 or 3 times.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2019, 02:00 PM
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Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I was really leaning towards the Trans or rearend...

I was really leaning towards the Trans or rearend first.



That is a give....so second thing =)



:-( That cuts deep
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Yeah its gotta get retuned for the 1000cc...

Yeah its gotta get retuned for the 1000cc injectors.



Thanks Adam.

Goodies showed up yesterday at the house, now if I can just figure out some time to get them installed. Lance Draeger has...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-23-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Pretty Much =) Yep, figuring this...

Pretty Much =)



Yep, figuring this stuff out as I go. Nut and Bolt is now on my to do list after every track day. I am going to need a lift soon =)



I could not agree with you more, I...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2019, 12:33 PM
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Views: 419,939
Posted By hackster
For what its worth, I am running Royal Purple...

For what its worth, I am running Royal Purple synthetic power steering fluid in my car, seems to be doing ok now. Curious how it does in the long term. I have had excellent luck with it in my buggy...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-19-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 38,261
Posted By hackster
Nice work!! Glad to see you chomping away on...

Nice work!! Glad to see you chomping away on this thing again. Let me know when you are ready for the long travel setup in the front. Pretty sure we can do center mounted arms off a new...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-18-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 734
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Posted By hackster
Its crazy to think how much it can change...

Its crazy to think how much it can change steering geometry by a small change in rear suspension. It kind of sucks to think that anything I do from here on our suspension wise is going to require an...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Nope. It took me a day to figure out...

Nope.



It took me a day to figure out what you were talking about, then I recalled my dads 64 ranchero and I totally get what you are talking about. A forward facing stabilizer bar for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2019, 12:42 PM
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Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I started putting paint pen marks on all hardware...

I started putting paint pen marks on all hardware to ensure its not moving. The boxes for the bushings are not moving at all, the underside of those bolts are knurled and lock it in really well.

...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2019, 12:03 PM
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Posted By hackster
Well, I am getting to the end of my proverbial...

Well, I am getting to the end of my proverbial rope with this thing now.

Continue to be impressed by the killer stuff these guys have helped me out with on this car. Huge shout out to STS...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Thanks Yugo. I dont do the sitting around thing...

Thanks Yugo. I dont do the sitting around thing well at all. Even at some of the track days we go to I get a little bored. Ill hit a car show every once in a while but only if I have a bunch of...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 734
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Posted By hackster
Haha. Thanks for the idea man. ...

Haha. Thanks for the idea man.



Happens on occasion doesnt it?



Trust me man, I totally hear you I was there about halfway through this build and needed some kicks in the ass to get...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-07-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
In search of how to get a little more air for the...

In search of how to get a little more air for the radiator....I had always liked the front bumper on Jerd's Gold wagon so I got to chopping. Stupid pilot hole drifted a little bit so they are not...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-05-2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I tried that, wouldnt actually link to the photo...

I tried that, wouldnt actually link to the photo but I must have been doing it wrong. Thanks for the help!!!



I had wondered about how the stock stuff stayed in place, I forgot that the sleeve...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
For some reason I cannot get the video to show...

For some reason I cannot get the video to show up.

You internet wizards got any tips?

Sean
Forum: projects & restorations 06-04-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
The bushings were still holding up ok. I do feel...

The bushings were still holding up ok. I do feel that the superpro bushings are far too soft for what I am doing.

Seems to be the most normal pose for the car, might as well take a pic of it.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
The steering isnt jumping a tooth. I believe...

The steering isnt jumping a tooth. I believe what is going on is the rear lower control arm bushings are moving around so much that they are affecting the alignment of the car, toe, camber, caster...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Did a terrible job of taking pics. Could not...

Did a terrible job of taking pics.

Could not give up a perfectly good weekend with the car sitting missing parts so I got a parts store rebuilt pump and threw it on Saturday to see how things were...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-28-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Loaded up here at noon on Friday and headed...

Loaded up here at noon on Friday and headed North, ran into a nasty rolled over freight truck on highway 512 between Tacoma and Puyallup that held me up for almost an hour. Got there just in time...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I remember this issue as well, frustrating... you...

I remember this issue as well, frustrating... you can't access the bolts from up top without trimming the brace. I asked about this before ordering and was assured you could. I paid for the nickel...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Nope all stock. This is a known common...

Nope all stock.

This is a known common problem once I looked into it. LS water pumps just dont flow that much at idle.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-22-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Well, we were all wrong!!! Just goes to show you...

Well, we were all wrong!!! Just goes to show you that you can play jump to conclusions all day long and still not win.

Drained the coolant out, swapped in the new 160 thermostat, start car, bleed...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-21-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Where are all you people when I have a spring...

Where are all you people when I have a spring rate question or need some suspension know how :-P




We set up the fan temps for the 160 degree stat, just have not gotten around to installing it...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I don't have any doubt that you guys are correct....

I don't have any doubt that you guys are correct.

However. I came home from work and finished the struts. Started the old **** box up to see exactly what temps I have.

Car heats up quick,...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
I think I am going to try the softer rear springs...

I think I am going to try the softer rear springs first, then the front bar, but have them all with me at the next track day in case I want to make more changes. I also needed a little more tire...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-20-2019, 12:33 AM
Replies: 734
Views: 197,784
Posted By hackster
Weather held out on Friday so I snuck out of work...

Weather held out on Friday so I snuck out of work a little early headed home, grabbed the trailer and the old **** box and headed to PIR for Track Night in America.

Great group of cars,...
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