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Forum: Small Blocks
Yesterday, 07:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,511
Posted By coppercutlass

If you have an exhaust with any rumble you will...

If you have an exhaust with any rumble you will only hear it on start up when you prime the system. No complaints on the fuel pump being noisey.
June 16th, 2019, 08:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By coppercutlass

Thrush turbo mufflers are really mellow. The big...

Thrush turbo mufflers are really mellow. The big plus is they are cheap. I had them on my Pontiac but went with amazon flowmaster knock offs. My olds has hooker are chambers which have no drone but...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 16th, 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,511
Posted By coppercutlass

I had problems with local parts stores getting...

I had problems with local parts stores getting that sensor for some reason. It was a few hours before we headed out on a long trip. I did some research and read somewhere that VW has the same sensor...
June 16th, 2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,701
Posted By coppercutlass

6 different engines in 13 years , 4 different...

6 different engines in 13 years , 4 different gear swaps on the rear end, transmission #3 , 1 wreck , 2 full paint jobs 2 partials , 3 different front springs , 3 sets of front shocks , 5 different...
June 15th, 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,701
Posted By coppercutlass

Mac you have done a hell of a job on your car.

Mac you have done a hell of a job on your car.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 15th, 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,511
Posted By coppercutlass

As far as the O2 sensor goes. The readings got...

As far as the O2 sensor goes. The readings got better imo . the part number on the Holley EFI supplied o2 was the same number as the VW with the exception of....... The VW logo and bosch logo along...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 14th, 2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,511
Posted By coppercutlass

Thank you. I do not have the part numbers. The 02...

Thank you. I do not have the part numbers. The 02 sensors where given to me by my coworker. They came off of his 08 audi RS4 I don't know if they are upstream or downstream. In that application they...
June 12th, 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,701
Posted By coppercutlass

Mastercraft also sells a tire in "typical muscle...

Mastercraft also sells a tire in "typical muscle car sizes. Not a bad tire but would have to be blackwall out. I prefer blackwalls. Also try Amazon. I bought my nitto drag radials for 250 for the...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 11th, 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By coppercutlass

I have a fresh set of #8 heads with low miles....

I have a fresh set of #8 heads with low miles. (Sat for a few years) but they came from a running engine i recently had on my engone run stand. 100 plus shipping. That should leave you some cash to...
June 10th, 2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,701
Posted By coppercutlass

Im not running the sway bar. But I did . I set it...

Im not running the sway bar. But I did . I set it to where everything bolted in and cleared.
June 10th, 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 7,701
Posted By coppercutlass

Wow what a thread mac. Just FWIW. I was able to...

Wow what a thread mac. Just FWIW. I was able to use the stock ball joints that came on the eBay control arms. I went to .900 taller ball joints to allow more front end rise. For drag racing GM A...
June 6th, 2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By coppercutlass

I run the ssr spikes from jegs I went with the...

I run the ssr spikes from jegs I went with the 15x8's and 15x4's I preciously had centerliens 15x10 with 5.5 BS. I like the look of a 275 60 15 on a 15x10 .
...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 6th, 2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By coppercutlass

Yes. It's nice to finally have this engine done....

Yes. It's nice to finally have this engine done. Took almost 5 years. Enjoyed my other 355 while i built this one
Forum: Small Blocks
June 5th, 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By coppercutlass

Yes they are. from some of the early post on that...

Yes they are. from some of the early post on that thread.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 5th, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By coppercutlass

Labor day can be hot up here too LOL

Labor day can be hot up here too LOL
Forum: Small Blocks
June 4th, 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By coppercutlass

@vintage. I live in elgin. Small world haha. ...

@vintage. I live in elgin. Small world haha.

Thanks for the kind words guys. I got some work to do but I am motivated by the fact i went out and saw improvements despite some of my hiccups.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 3rd, 2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By coppercutlass

I played with shift points. Fastest pass was my...

I played with shift points. Fastest pass was my goofed pass and shifted at 5500 RPM. I have my shift light set to 6700 RPM. The short shift was on the 1 to 2 2 to 3 hit right on. And i still managed...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 2nd, 2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,363
Posted By coppercutlass

first time out racing with the new 350 olds

So today was the big day. We got some track time with the olds. Not everything was perfect and we certainly have room to drop e/t. My best time was a 12.10 @ 109 with a 1.67 60 ft time. That should...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 31st, 2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

The summit brand (northern radiator) units work...

The summit brand (northern radiator) units work very well. I had one for many years. I dropped it and split tank from the core. Bought q used Griffin radiator. Works just as good.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 29th, 2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

So guys. The parts store high flow water pump vs...

So guys. The parts store high flow water pump vs the flowkooler was no match. The flowkooler worked damn near as describe. Car is not running under 190 on a typical 70 degree day . and it takes much...
May 28th, 2019, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,257
Posted By coppercutlass

Looking for 4 tenths from that gear swap wont...

Looking for 4 tenths from that gear swap wont happen. I went right in the middle. from a 3.73 to a 3.90. and saw no change in 60 ft. the biggest gain in 60 ft. I made was going to a 3500 stall from...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 27th, 2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,093
Posted By coppercutlass

1 :Build a differential that will work now and...

1 :Build a differential that will work now and down the road. a 3.42 as mentioned before will be a huge improvement but invest in its future. (make upgrades that make it live )

1.5: exhaust, a...
May 26th, 2019, 10:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By coppercutlass

Shouldnt be much of an issue for just the blast...

Shouldnt be much of an issue for just the blast down the 1/4 mile. It's be done over and over by many racers.
May 26th, 2019, 06:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By coppercutlass

Well switch for laymans terms but actually a...

Well switch for laymans terms but actually a marine 150 amp breaker.
May 24th, 2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By coppercutlass

Grounds are all good. Damn near everything we...

Grounds are all good. Damn near everything we rewired and replaced about 4 years ago when i tore it apart for a repaint.
May 24th, 2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By coppercutlass

I actually have a switch I want to install for...

I actually have a switch I want to install for the alternator. But yes the loose wire will get capped off and tucked into the wire loom.
May 24th, 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By coppercutlass

Thanks. I bought a 4 gage wire and run a u inch...

Thanks. I bought a 4 gage wire and run a u inch lead to the fender well where I have a 3/8 junction. My main battery lead feeds to this junction which is a 0 gage wire then another 0 gage wire goes...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 24th, 2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

Yes. I will take pictures tonight. Wrapping a...

Yes. I will take pictures tonight. Wrapping a slew of upgrades i just did tonight. New front shocks adjustable rear shocks, 650 hp capable driveshaft, new 150 amp alternator and the water pump....
Forum: Small Blocks
May 24th, 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

Just fwiw. I just installed my flow kooler water...

Just fwiw. I just installed my flow kooler water pump. Nice piece BUT ! Check the pump to timing tab clearance. I didnt do a dry fit as i have never had an issue with any water pump and it was...
May 24th, 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,612
Posted By coppercutlass

1 wire alternator and battery lead

Ok so i got a nice new alternator from powermaster. 150 amp unit. They reccomend a lead directly to the battery no smaller than 6 gage. My question is the power lead that was used originally., will...
May 17th, 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,865
Posted By coppercutlass

My mindset hasnt changed. I love my car and have...

My mindset hasnt changed. I love my car and have done alot of work to it but the value in it is the memories and things others could never enjoy they way i did. To 90 percent of people its just a...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 16th, 2019, 02:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

They work. I had a factory cast impeller and my...

They work. I had a factory cast impeller and my old engine ran 20 degrees cooler lol. I let it go when I sold the old engine. Now i need it.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 16th, 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

I'm about to buy a flow kooler pump. My stock...

I'm about to buy a flow kooler pump. My stock autozone HD unit isnt enough for thr new engine lol. Runs about 20 degrees hotter than it should for the weather. About 190 on a 80 degree day. I know...
May 4th, 2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By coppercutlass

The 3500 is about as low as i wanna be 4000 stall...

The 3500 is about as low as i wanna be 4000 stall would be ideal and a 4.33 would be spot on but the 3.90s suit my dual purpose needs. I drive it alot and i drive to the track and back still. It has...
May 4th, 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By coppercutlass

Well the new wheels are on. I did drill the hubs...

Well the new wheels are on. I did drill the hubs and used bolt on center caps along with bullet lug nuts to make em look different. Im liking the blend of new school and old school...
May 3rd, 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 22,191
Posted By coppercutlass

How much did that kilduff shifter set you back. I...

How much did that kilduff shifter set you back. I need a new shifter as my b&m pro stick is getting old. Nice to see this project moving along BTW.
Forum: Small Blocks
May 1st, 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

Yes it will need to be aluminum but the melting...

Yes it will need to be aluminum but the melting point is what you are after. you need it to be high enough to not melt with exhaust gas heat.
Forum: Body work
May 1st, 2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By coppercutlass

Nice ! but what really alarms me is the 3.08 lol...

Nice ! but what really alarms me is the 3.08 lol 3.42's ae much more fun haha. Nice work
Forum: Small Blocks
April 30th, 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

You can buy small hobby ingots online. Many home...

You can buy small hobby ingots online. Many home jewelry makers use the stuff.
Forum: Small Blocks
April 30th, 2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,434
Posted By coppercutlass

Scrap pistons are horrible buy an ingot . The...

Scrap pistons are horrible buy an ingot . The aluminum in pistons is not very clean. You will end up with less than ideal material from my experience .
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