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Forum: Big Blocks
July 18th, 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By teamwieland

Ok thanks. Iíll try to bend the one I have and...

Ok thanks. Iíll try to bend the one I have and make it work. If not, Iíll throw money at it like everything else until I find something. Iíll try to get some measurements that might help us figure...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 18th, 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Thanks Vortec. I think Iíve got my game plan now....

Thanks Vortec. I think Iíve got my game plan now. One of these days Iím gonna head down your way and try to find your shop. Appreciate all your help.
Forum: Big Blocks
July 18th, 2019, 04:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By teamwieland

CRUZN 66 are those aftermarket or just different...

CRUZN 66 are those aftermarket or just different style Olds dipsticks? Are they for sale? Called Doug's Headers and they didn't have much advice other than try a low profile dipstick or bend the...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 17th, 2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By teamwieland

Here are the two different sets of headers. The...

Here are the two different sets of headers. The first picture are the Dougís 1 7/8Ē and you can see how tightly packed the tubes are. The second picture is the old headers which were only 1 5/8Ē....
Forum: Big Blocks
July 16th, 2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By teamwieland

Check oil with no dipstick?

The Dougís 1 7/8Ē headers fit beautifully on my 455 but no room for a dipstick. I screwed a bolt in the hole to plug it but wonder how I can check the oil now.
Forum: Electrical
July 15th, 2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By teamwieland

Thanks guys. I just ordered the 85-87 Custom...

Thanks guys. I just ordered the 85-87 Custom Cruiser alternator from RockAuto. Iím ok with it being a single wire as it appears to have the same 2 wire connector as my original.
Forum: Electrical
July 14th, 2019, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By teamwieland

Alternator Upgrade?

My Ď68 442 alternator is serviceable although the bearings are a little noisy and Iím concerned whether it can handle the MAgnafuel electric fuel pump I just installed. I have a few reman GM...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 14th, 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Thanks Schurkey. I wonder if there is some kind...

Thanks Schurkey. I wonder if there is some kind of wrap or sleeve I can use to protect the hose where it comes in contact with the frame and exit/entry points. Iíll look for a stand-off bracket as...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 14th, 2019, 07:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By teamwieland

Body mounts/bushings and radiator support mounts...

Body mounts/bushings and radiator support mounts are in great shape. The body and frame overall are in incredible shape but I'm finding there were some mechanical issues, which is what led to this...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 14th, 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Schurkey I still don't know how else to get the...

Schurkey I still don't know how else to get the hose past the rear cross member. Only other thing I can think of is drilling a hole through it and installing a bulkhead fitting. I've seen pics of...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 14th, 2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Thanks for the comments. Vortecpro any chance...

Thanks for the comments. Vortecpro any chance you have a close up picture of your regulator setup? At the moment I'm planning on mounting the regulator in front of the fender well with one port...
Forum: Electrical
July 7th, 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By teamwieland

Replaced gauge with the spare I didnít know I had...

Replaced gauge with the spare I didnít know I had and it works now. Original gauge must have a terminal going bad. What killed me was getting it to read ďEĒ when I grounded tan wire under dash as I...
Forum: Electrical
July 7th, 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By teamwieland

Now that all wires have been individually spliced...

Now that all wires have been individually spliced I can single out the tan sender wire as the issue. If I gently pull the wire the connection at the gauge works. Hard to tell by looking up under...
Forum: Electrical
July 7th, 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By teamwieland

So...rewired the sender wire and still nothing....

So...rewired the sender wire and still nothing. The wires coming out of the connecter by fuse block are knicked up so Thatís where my attention went next. Tried grounding the tan wire at connector...
Forum: Electrical
July 7th, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By teamwieland

Gauge didnít budge. Guess that means sensor is...

Gauge didnít budge. Guess that means sensor is open between the two connectors. Am I ripping the entire interior out to run a new wire or do most folks run it around the side?
Forum: Electrical
July 7th, 2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Posted By teamwieland

Fuel Gauge not working

Fuel gauge pegged past FULL when I got my Ď68 442. Just put new sender in new tank and no change. Sender lead tested good from tank to connector behind license plate. Gauge went to EMPTY when I...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 6th, 2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

There is room on the firewall but I ran the hose...

There is room on the firewall but I ran the hose through the frame rail and it comes out in front of the motor. I did AC delete (hoping to go Vintage Air in future) and put the plastic delete cover...
Forum: Big Blocks
July 6th, 2019, 04:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Tried a few low profile 90 fittings but the...

Tried a few low profile 90 fittings but the regulator still wonít fit on a carburetor bracket. I think a lot of it has to do with the Torker intake as the plenums stick up and interfere with the...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 23rd, 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Filter attached to the pump is a pre-filter....

Filter attached to the pump is a pre-filter. Bypass is after the pump, then I attached the inline filter after the pump.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 23rd, 2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Everything I read said there should be a pre-pump...

Everything I read said there should be a pre-pump filter and a post-pump filter. The pre-pump filter is typically about a 100 micron and the post-pump is typically 10-25 micron.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 23rd, 2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Probably never.

Probably never.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 23rd, 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/classicoldsmobile.com...

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Sump welded onto new tank
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Forum: Big Blocks
June 23rd, 2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Lonnie, thanks for the great advice. That’s the...

Lonnie, thanks for the great advice. That’s the second vote for mounting regulator on inner fender. To answer your questions:
1) I have the stainless Magnafuel filter mounted right after the pump...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 22nd, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

http://www.improvedracing.com/an-adapter-fittings/...

http://www.improvedracing.com/an-adapter-fittings/raceflux-low-profile-90-degree-an-male-flare-to-male-orb-union-p-794.html
Forum: Big Blocks
June 22nd, 2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

Yes that’s the plastic Holley cover on top of the...

Yes that’s the plastic Holley cover on top of the carb. I’m willing to move the regulator wherever and I hadn’t considered putting it in front of the fender wheel. That is actually a good idea. I was...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 21st, 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,705
Posted By teamwieland

AN Hose Help

Iím getting close now and it is time to figure out how to complete the fuel system. My motor swap has turned into a mini restoration, which I have enjoyed thoroughly, although I chose poorly with my...
June 19th, 2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By teamwieland

I went with D743, ceramic 1 7/8Ē. FYI the larger...

I went with D743, ceramic 1 7/8Ē. FYI the larger tube 1 7/8Ē doesnít have room for an oil dipstick. I need a mini starter for my higher compression 455 but the stock starter still fits with these...
June 19th, 2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By teamwieland

Just installed Dougís Headers 1 7/8Ē long tube on...

Just installed Dougís Headers 1 7/8Ē long tube on my Ď68 442. The fit was absolutely perfect.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 18th, 2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,136
Posted By teamwieland

Just installed new motor mounts and dropped motor...

Just installed new motor mounts and dropped motor in this week. What a frustrating experience as new motor has a 7 quart Milodan pan and it wouldn’t clear cross member with tranny installed. Motor...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 18th, 2019, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By teamwieland

Exactly what I needed. Thanks fellas.

Exactly what I needed. Thanks fellas.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 17th, 2019, 10:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,239
Posted By teamwieland

Throttle Cable Recommendation

Need a throttle cable for my '68 442 that will fit a Holley 4150. I already have the throttle bracket (GM square mount). Lokar alone has dozens of options and I can't tell for sure what the right...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 11th, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By teamwieland

Matt thatís what Iím trying to figure out. First,...

Matt thatís what Iím trying to figure out. First, I have an MSD Pro Billet Ready-to-Run distributor, so no points. If I stab distributor at TDC, how do I get to initial timing from there? In my mind...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 11th, 2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By teamwieland

Thanks Olds64. Should motor be exactly at TDC or...

Thanks Olds64. Should motor be exactly at TDC or the initial timing before TDC? If motor should be at initial timing what is a good starting point (ie 10 deg, 12 deg, etc)? I know we ended up at 32...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 10th, 2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,810
Posted By teamwieland

Help installing distributor

Pulled an idiot move installing my motor today. Tried installing motor & tranny but 7 quart Milodon pan wouldnít clear crossmember so I changed course and removed tranny. I forgot I had removed...
June 8th, 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By teamwieland

Thanks bry593. I followed your advice and made...

Thanks bry593. I followed your advice and made it work. One of the tabs broke off in the process but it doesn’t affect the clip. I bet you are right about the factory having a special tool.
Forum: Big Blocks
June 3rd, 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 770
Posted By teamwieland

I ended up getting the firewall plates instead of...

I ended up getting the firewall plates instead of the AC delete cover, so now I need to figure out how to remove the heater core and the enclosure which protrudes into the engine compartment in order...
June 1st, 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,932
Posted By teamwieland

Intermediate Steering Shaft Spring Clip

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This clip was holding the pot joint seal on...
June 1st, 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By teamwieland

As it turns out the frame is recessed just enough...

As it turns out the frame is recessed just enough to accommodate the rag Joint when it is already installed. Once I took the steering box back off and installed rag Joint off vehicle it slid into...
May 28th, 2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By teamwieland

The steering box is already installed and I am...

The steering box is already installed and I am trying to install the rag joint. However, the frame interferes with the rag joint just enough that I can’t slip it on.
May 27th, 2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,445
Posted By teamwieland

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