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Old 08-25-2020, 10:32 PM   #576
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Doing stuff on your own is pretty tiring, especially with a really bad back. No matter, it's in and now I can relax.



The AQ140A intake manifold makes it very tempting to find some way of running dual Zeniths or something along those lines. I've considered some Mikuni HSR45s...but (and this is pretty lame of me) I find they're the ugliest carb I've ever seen. I've got a nice genuine Weber 32/36 DGV, but I'm stumped on the best way to adapt it.
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Old 08-26-2020, 02:50 AM   #577
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So you really took uit the big white six and now put in the tiny red one, did ya? :P
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Old 08-26-2020, 08:28 AM   #578
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Yep
If a project car is going to remain in my ownership...it is going to get constant engine swaps .
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Old 08-27-2020, 06:18 PM   #579
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If anyone is paying attention because they want whiteblock swap/turbo parts...in a week (after a much-needed vacation) the bolt-in Homer mounts will be going up for sale. All you'd need is two stock passenger-side redblock cushions and you'd be halfway to getting a whiteblock in your car .
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Old 09-07-2020, 03:30 PM   #580
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I believe the Talking Heads said it best:

"My god, what have I done?!"



Whiteblock swap parts yard sale coming soon ;).
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Old 09-09-2020, 02:47 PM   #581
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I'll need a 960 flexplate ;)

I'm also curious if you ended up making your t5 adapter yourself more or less, why not just put it behind the 6304?
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Old 09-09-2020, 05:36 PM   #582
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You need a flexplate? You're going auto?

I had considered putting it behind the whiteblock, but even after making the adapter, I'd still need an expensive flywheel (USD-to-CAD exchange is terrible currently), expensive clutch, expensive pressure-plate, hydraulic clutch stuff, etc etc etc. I decided I'd rather put the car back to 'stock'-ish and enjoy driving a slow car in a fast way for a while .

I've got plans for the B6304/AW30-40, much like yourself, so I have to hold on to the flexplate. I'd like to put this engine into something old and domestic .

Today's progress: The clutch cable is installed and everything works nicely. It's an old aftermarket cable, so it's stretched out a bit. I may get a replacement and keep it in the trunk...just in case.
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Old 09-10-2020, 09:02 AM   #583
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Yeah automatic behind the t6.
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Old 09-10-2020, 06:06 PM   #584
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Minor pictureless update.
Gotta take the damn clutch cable off in order to put that rubber fork cover on, and ordered a chinese weber DCOE 45...mainly just because I've always been curious how bad they are. I may use it, or I may use the Weber 32/36 I have here already. Time will tell.

I need to get off my duff and install the driveshaft so I can bring the car down off the hillbilly quickjack.
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Old 09-12-2020, 01:38 PM   #585
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Might as well go full send...



rebuildable mech fuel pump .
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Old 09-17-2020, 05:04 PM   #586
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-Carb fuel pump pickup installed (cut the tube off an old carb sender that was rotten on top and put it in place of the in-tank fuel pump I was using).
-Fuel line hooked up.
-Stupid brakelines from distribution block to passenger side caliper replaced after being pinched when removing the whiteblock.

As soon as some O2 bungs arrive, I'll mount the WB sensor into the NA downpipe. The carb is on it's way, and it's going to be a tight fit I think...but I'll make it work somehow.
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Old 09-21-2020, 09:36 PM   #587
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Chinese DCOE45 152 arrived today, and I'm less horrified than I thought I'd be. Gave it a teardown and was pleasantly surprised at the machined parts/fitment of the bits and bobs. It's a 3-hole carb, and it may have the issue the OG Weber 152s had with mis-drilled progression holes, but it seems better than the last pair I had. In the end it's not a big deal to drill an extra hole.

Everything else checks out quite well. I measured the jets with some plug gauges and they are pretty much bang-on to their markings. The needle valve is a bit sticky, but that's nothing a bit of polishing can't fix. Short of there being some major casting issues inside the body of the carb, I have to say this is going to work out well enough. For $282 CAD, I'm not going to complain.
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Old 09-22-2020, 02:25 AM   #588
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I was reading this thread and looking at this B6304 swap, then skipped ahead a bit and was so confused.
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Old 09-22-2020, 08:21 AM   #589
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Haha, yeah...sorry
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Old 09-25-2020, 06:58 PM   #590
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I'm sure some of the old-schoolers here remember these shifters...



Well, there is a guy/company on Aliexpress selling them, but they're not hollow like the previous ones. There's no channel for the OD switch wire, but that's no big deal. I needed a shifter, and this was way easier than trying to round up all the nasty bits and pieces...not to mention faster. Getting parts delivered to Canada from the US is a nightmare right now. The last stuff I bought took a month to make it up here. This chinese shifter came in two weeks.
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