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Forum: Small Blocks December 7th, 2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By tgilligan
QJet Electric Choke Conversion

After searching the threads and finding the best way to convert from hot-air choke to electric on my 4bbl QJet, I wanted to inquire about the oil pressure switch that will be used as the keyed source...
Forum: Small Blocks October 23rd, 2017, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks Eric, Iíll do that. For the tranny line,...

Thanks Eric, Iíll do that. For the tranny line, which is currently being bisected by that TVS tree, keep that line connected to the same port on the intake runner?
Forum: Small Blocks October 23rd, 2017, 04:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 149
Posted By tgilligan
350 Vacuum routing?

Need help with proper vacuum routing for my application. The stock intake was swapped for an Edelbrock Performer. The QJet is a hot air choke 4BBl setup. With changing out the manifold and no...
Forum: Brakes/Hydraulic Systems October 8th, 2017, 06:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 180
Posted By tgilligan
Drum brake bleed - MC

Is there a method I can bleed the MC without removing it for a bench bleed? I donít have a bench vise or any vise for that matter. Itís a 4 wheel drum setup with no booster and Iíd like to bleed the...
Forum: Transmission September 23rd, 2017, 10:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 169
Posted By tgilligan
TH350 Leaking Yoke

Found a trans fluid leak coming from the yoke and after reviewing several forum posts about the issue, how do I determine if my application involves just the transfer case seal or the o-ring that is...
Forum: Transmission and Driveline September 7th, 2017, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By tgilligan
70' Cutlass Supreme Column Shift Problem

Hi All,

My 70' CS has what I believe to be the TH350 trans with automatic column shift. I'm working on several items and yesterday attempted to pull it out of the garage and found a shifter...
Forum: Brakes/Hydraulic Systems August 24th, 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By tgilligan
Drum Brake Spring Color/Location

Hi All,

Redoing my shoes, hardware and wheel cylinders in my 70' CS. Drum brakes all around and picked up hardware kits from local auto parts. Is there a diagram to show what color goes where? ...
Forum: Parts Wanted August 16th, 2017, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By tgilligan
No worries at all. Thanks for the info and the...

No worries at all. Thanks for the info and the help.
Forum: Parts Wanted August 16th, 2017, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks Matt. PM Sent.

Thanks Matt. PM Sent.
Forum: Parts Wanted August 16th, 2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks for the info Allan, I didn't know who to...

Thanks for the info Allan, I didn't know who to reach out to for what so I'll try them. Is it possible to tag them in this forum feed or should I PM them?
Forum: Parts Wanted August 16th, 2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 256
Posted By tgilligan
70-72 Cutlass Supreme Doors Needed

If anyone has doors for a 70-72 Cutlass Supreme coupe please let me know. I don't need glass or interior panels just a solid shell. Please email me pics @ [email protected] or text me @...
Forum: Small Blocks August 11th, 2017, 07:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By tgilligan
Thank you very much Eric. You've been a great...

Thank you very much Eric. You've been a great help. I'll try that in the morning. Yes my dwell is at 30.
Forum: Small Blocks August 11th, 2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By tgilligan
Do I set my light in the 34 range and turn the...

Do I set my light in the 34 range and turn the distributor to get the hash line to line up or do I adjust the light to get the lines to match and use that figure as the total?

As to setting the...
Forum: Small Blocks August 11th, 2017, 07:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 151
Posted By tgilligan
Timing 350 Points Distributor

Hi All,

I know this topic has been talked to death but I can't really find a topic that covers my scenario exactly. Apologies ahead of time for my lack of knowledge, kind of feel like an idiot as...
Forum: Small Blocks August 10th, 2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By tgilligan
You had to burst that bubble huh?...kidding. ...

You had to burst that bubble huh?...kidding.

Ok so if I only have a couple of vacuum connections and those are not leaking, I've sprayed starting fluid around the intake and base gasket (both...
Forum: Small Blocks August 10th, 2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks again for the help. Turned out to be the...

Thanks again for the help. Turned out to be the gasket. I took it off and did a small amount of surgery to it to prevent it from blocking the inlet at the bottom of the baseplate. Now I'm pulling a...
Forum: Small Blocks August 10th, 2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By tgilligan
Interesting. I've got zero out of the bottom...

Interesting. I've got zero out of the bottom port of the. Are at all times. If I hook it to the port ok the actual manifold I get a good reading. Could the gasket be blocking the port? Any other...
Forum: Small Blocks August 10th, 2017, 03:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks. So I tested and no leaks and running...

Thanks. So I tested and no leaks and running much better with what seems like a new issue. What does it mean when vacuum reading at a fitting on the manifold is steady at 17-18 but when I hook the...
Forum: Small Blocks August 9th, 2017, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By tgilligan
Intake and Vacuum Concerns

Hi All,

Tracked down a vacuum leak to the intake manifold and the carb base gasket so tonight I removed them, cleaned all mating surfaces and put new gaskets and sealant. For the valley pan...
Forum: Small Blocks August 8th, 2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 164
Posted By tgilligan
QJet Base Gasket

Greetings!

For a QJet 4 bbl carb on an Edelbrock Performer intake which has the spread bore, should I be using an adapter plate or just the thick Felpro base gasket? I'm using the Felpro now but...
Forum: Electrical August 7th, 2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By tgilligan
Autogage Pod Wiring - Background Lights

Hi All,

To aid in monitoring basic engine values, I added a 2-gauge pod from Autogage (water temp/oil pressure) and mounted under the dash. For the background lights on these gauges, is there a...
Forum: Small Blocks August 7th, 2017, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By tgilligan
Timing/Idle/Rebuild.....Help Please

Firing engine up after a top half rebuild. Having some issues with timing settings, idle speed, etc.

Background info:
Stock 5.7 350 small block.
Stock distributor with points.
Intake replaced...
Forum: Small Blocks July 24th, 2017, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks Eric. To add to the top end rebuild,...

Thanks Eric.

To add to the top end rebuild, the heads were removed and milled, tested for leaks and then non-adjustable setup was replaced with CompCams springs and valves. Also replaced...
Forum: Small Blocks July 24th, 2017, 07:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By tgilligan
Help! Multiple Issues - Rebuild

Hi. Apologies for long winded questions/background but I'm up to my neck in a rebuild and a novice at best on my first project car so have some mercy on me as I need help on a few things going on...
Forum: Electrical July 17th, 2017, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By tgilligan
Gauge is reading E at all times. Granted there is...

Gauge is reading E at all times. Granted there is only around 4-5 gallons of gas in it currently but I expected to have a little movement in the needle. The car is a re-body due to severe rust...
Forum: Electrical July 16th, 2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By tgilligan
Help w/ Fuel Sending Unit

Would like some advice to diagnose fuel gauge issue. In the middle of several projects at once but was ready to finally fire the engine. New tank, sending unit and need to find a good spot for a...
Forum: Body work May 27th, 2017, 07:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 203
Posted By tgilligan
1970 Core Support Bushing

Can anyone give me a diagram and/or instructions as to the order of the core support bushings? The set I bought has the bottom square bushings with the steel sleeve in the center, along with the...
Forum: Parts For Sale April 10th, 2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By tgilligan
70' Cutlass Supreme Aftermarket Radiator

Purchased a Spectre CU165 radiator that has never been used. It's a 2 core radiator but the headers are too wide to fit within the stock radiator saddles and the stock top cover plate. Retail is...
Forum: Small Blocks December 10th, 2016, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By tgilligan
I was anticipating that! Thanks Eric. As it is...

I was anticipating that! Thanks Eric. As it is my normal to make everything more complicated, I kept putting too much in the search criteria and not getting the results I wanted. Thanks for the...
Forum: Small Blocks December 10th, 2016, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By tgilligan
70' 350 Removal Help

Hey Guys,
Need some advice as to steps needed to pull the engine from my 70' CS. I did alot of top half work but with doing additional projects I ended up taking most of the front end apart and now...
Forum: Small Blocks October 21st, 2016, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By tgilligan
Appreciate all the feedback. I like the look of...

Appreciate all the feedback. I like the look of the raw head, mixed with the aluminum Edelbrock manifold. Most likely I'll keep it and just clean up the surface rust and that brings up next question....
Forum: Small Blocks October 20th, 2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By tgilligan
Cylinder Head - Paint or Raw?

Hey Guys,
When I rebuilt the top half of my 350, I had the heads redone and swapped out the stock manifold for an Edelbrock. I left the heads natural and didn't paint them. Aside from an aesthetic...
Forum: Parts For Sale October 10th, 2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By tgilligan
Hi. Do you still have this available? Can you...

Hi.
Do you still have this available? Can you send me a pic? Feel free to reply here, PM me, email @ [email protected] or text me @ 732-948-1370.

Thanks.
Forum: Parts Wanted October 10th, 2016, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 151
Posted By tgilligan
70' Cutlass Supreme Fenders & Core Support

Hey All,

In need of some parts for my build. If anyone has these feel free to shoot me a PM or email me @ [email protected] or text me @ 732-948-1370.

Needed:
LH/RH fenders
Radiator core...
Forum: Electrical October 2nd, 2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks as always Eric! Much appreciated.

Thanks as always Eric! Much appreciated.
Forum: Electrical October 2nd, 2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By tgilligan
Also, can I pick your brain on another question? ...

Also, can I pick your brain on another question? When I'm going through the install of the actual distributor and after I've marked my current position, found TDC on compression, etc, my factory...
Forum: Electrical October 2nd, 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks Eric! Pardon the dumb question as I...

Thanks Eric! Pardon the dumb question as I haven't gone out to the car to look yet but what if the IGN terminal already has a wire to it?
Forum: Electrical October 2nd, 2016, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By tgilligan
1970 CS MSD Distributor

Hi Guys,

Not quite ready yet but getting everything in order. Looking to remove the stock points distributor and drop in an MSD Ready-To-Run setup designed for the Olds 350. I like the...
Forum: Electrical October 1st, 2016, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By tgilligan
Thanks. As simple as some 12v wire and some wire...

Thanks. As simple as some 12v wire and some wire taps to ground and source to get them working?
Forum: Electrical October 1st, 2016, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By tgilligan
Autometer Gauges - Wiring

Hi Guys,

I added a small Autometer gauge cluster under the dash for temp & oil. My question is the built in lights for the gauges, has anyone else hooked them up and what did tie into for the...
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