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Forum: projects & restorations 03-16-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 95
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Posted By Matt Dupuis
Not sure, tomass. I pulled the headers 'cause...

Not sure, tomass. I pulled the headers 'cause they made such a racket, and I mean it was really irritating. Once I fitted the EP manifolds and some custom downpipes it got a lot quieter, but that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-31-2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,396
Posted By Matt Dupuis
DMC California, I'm betting. AFAIK DMCH doesn't...

DMC California, I'm betting. AFAIK DMCH doesn't sell anything but complete engines. $600 for the cams. I would consider them if my V6 were my project.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-25-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I know the M46 is less than ideal, but I'm not...

I know the M46 is less than ideal, but I'm not crazy about using my T5 in this car, especially as I don't plan on keeping it. And I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't be able to find a Getrag with a 1:1...
Forum: showroom 09-01-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,242
Posted By Matt Dupuis
jesus, I never noticed the frenched antenna!...

jesus, I never noticed the frenched antenna! :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:
Forum: projects & restorations 08-29-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I can't hear the damn thing over the noise from...

I can't hear the damn thing over the noise from the exhaust, so I don't know how much noise it added. I doubt there's any performance or mileage improvement, but I haven't driven this combination...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-17-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
It's okay, I appreciate the thought!

It's okay, I appreciate the thought!
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Since they've got the helical gear for the...

Since they've got the helical gear for the distributor drive, I assume they're B27/B28 cams. Any good?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-28-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I think that's correct - that my only issue was a...

I think that's correct - that my only issue was a poor contact in the KS circuit. Since correcting it, I've seen maybe 1 or 2 flashes total in the last tank of gas, but it hasn't been very hot out...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2011, 03:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Nope, no aftermarket ignition in it yet. I've...

Nope, no aftermarket ignition in it yet. I've never run one, not sure what the benefit would be in an otherwise completely stock motor? If I need a BTM for whatever reason ( :blah: ) I'd be looking...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
SFSG, not a code since, and barely a knock event...

SFSG, not a code since, and barely a knock event that I've seen. Car runs like a top, I just have a couple things to fix up and I can enjoy it for the summer.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-22-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Well I don't want to speak too soon (sort of like...

Well I don't want to speak too soon (sort of like I have whenever ELSE I speak on this latest subject :lol:) but I think you might have called it earlier, Boosted: The last time it happened I popped...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
That's the thinking I was getting, not so much...

That's the thinking I was getting, not so much that it was getting abnormally hot and needed modification like that, but that there was a cold solder joint or some component that was being affected...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-21-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Alright, so some more interesting: Yesterday...

Alright, so some more interesting:

Yesterday afternoon it was about 25*C and I just about immediately threw a 4-flash code - the car was running for maybe 45 seconds from dead cold and I got the...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Will do. They looked good when I put the engine...

Will do. They looked good when I put the engine back in the car, though. I had this same feeling since I bought the car so I'm thinking it was there before and I just assumed it was the cruddy...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
The harness all looked great when I cleaned it...

The harness all looked great when I cleaned it up, but one should probably trace some wires... I'll try my spare ICU first.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Another 4 flash error on the way to lunch, but on...

Another 4 flash error on the way to lunch, but on the way back (after the engine had been warmed up) I couldn't even get the KS to flash the light once. The power loss was noticeable when the light...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-20-2011, 08:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Edited last post. 12a, shoot me a list. ...

Edited last post.

12a, shoot me a list. I've got a bunch of them on the 780 and a few on the PRV, but I am probably missing one or two.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2011, 11:10 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Interesting read so far, I'm not finished yet...

Interesting read so far, I'm not finished yet though. The first thing I saw wrong was that he got TWO flashes. Two flashes mean faulty ECT signal, according to the EZK ignition greenbook. One...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I'd hate to...

Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I'd hate to have wasted $250 on brand knew knock sensors though, or think that they're picking up a faulty signal. Getting them out is impossible without...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-19-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Alright, so I've lived with it on the road for a...

Alright, so I've lived with it on the road for a few days now, and yesterday was a pretty hot day (hot for me: approaching 30*C) and I could really feel it start to hesitate as if it were pulling...
Forum: showroom 07-08-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Yes, I've seen the flasher on several '67s. Not...

Yes, I've seen the flasher on several '67s. Not sure about the earlier cars, though. Whoever wrote the Wiki page agrees that all Canadian-built GTs got the flashers & LSD.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Okay, when I am finished with the cosmetics (I'm...

Okay, when I am finished with the cosmetics (I'm painting the roof & trunk at the moment) and finally start driving it, I'll check the diagnostic port on the road and will report back.

Do you see...
Forum: showroom 07-07-2011, 12:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By Matt Dupuis
My early '67 might have come so early that the...

My early '67 might have come so early that the proper tach hadn't been delivered yet - it's a theory... Aside from the breakaway steering column, different steering box, and reinforced inner fenders...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2011, 07:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By Matt Dupuis
http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/...

http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/123%20GT%20Project/
(http://s27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/123%20GT%20Project/)
There are a bunch of photos of my early '67 and of...
Forum: showroom 07-06-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,922
Posted By Matt Dupuis
The Canadians are goofy. We didn't get the...

The Canadians are goofy. We didn't get the relays or the fog/drivers as you mentioned, we didn't get the trunk light, and we may not have gotten the underhood light, depending on build date. Mine...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I read through that document, thank you for the...

I read through that document, thank you for the link. I may have read through it before at home too, but I might not have this exact book because I don't recall any diagnostics in it. Interesting,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2011, 04:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I understand it was 170 for the "global" B280E...

I understand it was 170 for the "global" B280E (big heads & big cams, no cat), 156 for the Scandinavian B280E (swirl heads & small cams, pulsair, but no cat) and 147 for the US/Canadian B280F (swirl...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2011, 03:27 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I would, if it were fixed to the car anywhere. ...

I would, if it were fixed to the car anywhere. It's fixed to the transmission, which of course moves with the engine, and the bolts aren't tight enough to prevent the headers from moving around a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Horsepower? I don't know. Without the European...

Horsepower? I don't know. Without the European B280E cams, and I'd love to get my hands on a pair (hint hint!!!), I think 150 WHP or 180 at the crank would be a fair achievement. JL swears that a...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-14-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
No, I haven't noticed any knock at 2000, and all...

No, I haven't noticed any knock at 2000, and all the piston tops looked like they've never seen a single detonation event. I would be interested in hearing about this "diagnostic output" you're...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-13-2011, 06:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Yeah, Ben - this would be the one.

Yeah, Ben - this would be the one.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-12-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Thanks boys. Making me feel welcome here! ...

Thanks boys. Making me feel welcome here!

Unloved surely, but I hope I'm doing my part to augment the frustrating lack of information on them. Once I work some kinks out of the new combination...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-12-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,760
Posted By Matt Dupuis
I've only had it around the block since finishing...

I've only had it around the block since finishing the rest of the exhaust last night. I think I built up the difference a bit too much in my mind, 'cause I wasn't amazed, but it does run much better...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,760
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Thanks JL! You don't know how many times I...

Thanks JL! You don't know how many times I almost scrapped it.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2011, 06:01 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Some new pix: Whipped up a heat shield/mount...

Some new pix:

Whipped up a heat shield/mount for the cone filter
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/780%20update%20winter%202010/100_5420.jpg

And built an exhaust...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
An M46 swap could be in the cards for next...

An M46 swap could be in the cards for next winter. I needed to get it on the road for this summer, and I'm nowhere near as productive in the garage that I used to be before the kid. I've got the...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
So loud! <iframe width="425" height="349"...

So loud!

<iframe width="425" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/GYI3_Y6JCrw?rel=0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

(Open headers, major distortion from cell phone videocam...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Bling Bling!!! :mrgreen: ...

Bling Bling!!! :mrgreen:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/780%20update%20winter%202010/100_5401.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Long time no update. I've been absolutely...

Long time no update. I've been absolutely disgusted by the thought of going into the garage lately, so anything that's happened in there has been coincidental and minor. Today was the first day in...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Photo update time: Engine ready for...

Photo update time:

Engine ready for installation
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/780%20update%20winter%202010/100_5342.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
More parts incompatibility issues this weekend. ...

More parts incompatibility issues this weekend.

After grinding down the front cover and splashing more paint on it, I got the front pulley installed....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Bleh, what a weekend. Basically found a pile of...

Bleh, what a weekend. Basically found a pile of parts incompatibility.

Volvo block, Volvo timing cover, Eagle heads. Small oil leak....
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Reassembly stuff: Been a long couple of...

Reassembly stuff:

Been a long couple of weeks, haven't gotten much done on the car but have been busy otherwise. I've done snippets of work, much isn't worth showing but spent some time cleaning,...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
No pictures, but some tech stuff: Not much...

No pictures, but some tech stuff:

Not much in the way of pictures today, but I did a little measuring of camshafts after cleaning up the heads one more time.

B27 engines had two different...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Disassembled the B280F heads to check 'em out. ...

Disassembled the B280F heads to check 'em out. This is the "Swirl" intake port
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/780%20update%20winter%202010/100_5270.jpg

Compared to the EP and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Engine disassembly & inspection: Block...

Engine disassembly & inspection:

Block pictures first. Once the oil pan is removed, we see a generous oil pickup screen (about 6" diameter) without anything stuck to it. A pretty interesting...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
More cross-posting: ...

More cross-posting:

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c178/mattdupuis/780%20update%20winter%202010/100_5069.jpg
...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
One of the major issues I was having was at least...

One of the major issues I was having was at least one blown head gasket. I seemed to have low compression and higher leakdown in a couple of cylinders too, so I thought that I'd pull the heads and...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,826
Posted By Matt Dupuis
Matt's '88 780

I've had this car for almost 4 years and I'm finally getting around to fixing it up a bit, so it's probably time to start posting some pictures.

The "for sale" photos. This came into The...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-10-2011, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,760
Posted By Matt Dupuis
You MIGHT be able to, but when I mocked up the EP...

You MIGHT be able to, but when I mocked up the EP manifolds on my 780, the driver's side outlet pointed straight at the steering shaft. I considered doing exactly what you did, but...
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