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Car is mostly done (1/24)
 2/13/19 1:19am
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69 Conv #'s match 427, TKO-600/.64, 3.36HD-Posi, HT, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Leather, Comp XE264HR & Roller Rockers & Lifters, Air-Gap RPM intake, Holley St Av 770 VS, MSD 6AL+Dist+Blaster SS, K&N, Jet-Hot Hooker Side-Pipes, Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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Re: Car is mostly done (2/24)
 2/13/19 12:31am
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Very nice!  Honestly, with what you have in improvements, you should go with some 17" wheels and tires.  Would handle a lot better than those 15" all season sedan tires (I have the same tires).

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Re: Car is mostly done (3/24)
 2/13/19 12:46am
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Looks great Ben, long time coming!
Re: Car is mostly done (4/24)
 2/13/19 12:52am
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69 Conv #'s match 427, TKO-600/.64, 3.36HD-Posi, HT, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Leather, Comp XE264HR & Roller Rockers & Lifters, Air-Gap RPM intake, Holley St Av 770 VS, MSD 6AL+Dist+Blaster SS, K&N, Jet-Hot Hooker Side-Pipes, Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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F4Gary said: Very nice!  Honestly, with what you have in improvements, you should go with some 17" wheels and tires.  Would handle a lot better than those 15" all season sedan tires (I have the same tires).

I ran out of money at some point.  I was remodeling my house and had 2 kids in college and I was working on a masters.  Now the retro look is growing on me.  

Once the tires are shot ill make the change.




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Re: Car is mostly done (5/24)
 2/13/19 1:25am
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That has been quite the project!  Now it is time to ENJOY...!!!

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Re: Car is mostly done (6/24)
 2/13/19 2:02am
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Nice!!!!

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Re: Car is mostly done (7/24)
 2/13/19 10:51pm
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That's awesome Ben!! Great job on that thing!!!! 


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Re: Car is mostly done (8/24)
 2/23/19 1:08am
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Adams' Apple said: ClapClapClapClapClapClap
That's awesome Ben!! Great job on that thing!!!!



Thanks, it was a long, slow, and expensive project!!

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Re: Car is mostly done (9/24)
 2/23/19 1:27pm
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Awesome looking Vette! Congratulations!
Re: Car is mostly done (10/24)
 3/30/19 1:15am
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My carb (speed demon 750) has recently just started acting up A kit didnt help it, it floods the car between 1/4 and 1/2 throttle then clears up. Im guessing ethanol porosity damage in the transfer circuit. So im going to put an ultra street avenger 670 (ms/ec) on the car. Anyone else used one?

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Re: Car is mostly done (11/24)
 3/30/19 11:13am
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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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Why not go with a TBFI setup?  For the most part they are a simple bolt-on and under the air cleaner they don't look much different than a carb.

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Re: Car is mostly done (12/24)
 3/30/19 11:19am
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69 Conv #'s match 427, TKO-600/.64, 3.36HD-Posi, HT, T/T, PS, PB, PW, SP, Leather, Comp XE264HR & Roller Rockers & Lifters, Air-Gap RPM intake, Holley St Av 770 VS, MSD 6AL+Dist+Blaster SS, K&N, Jet-Hot Hooker Side-Pipes, Steeroids, Al Rad, Spal Fans


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Norsky said: Why not go with a TBFI setup? For the most part they are a simple bolt-on and under the air cleaner they don't look much different than a carb.



With my side exhaust the collectors are outside the car and therefore the o2 sensor would be exposed. Also, the fully billet version of the street avenger (the ultra) is 550$ By the time i replace the fuel tank for an internal pump install something like a holley stealth system id be 2200 plus in to the project

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Re: Car is mostly done (13/24)
 3/30/19 2:23pm
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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/225hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops


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Hadn't thought about thought the O2 sensors.  Have seen them on a couple of side pipe installations and they do look rather out of place when out in the sunlight.  The FI-Tech TBFI setup I'm putting on "BLKBRRD" was around $1500 when I bought it a few years ago (including the fuel command unit which uses your existing fuel tank and mechanical fuel pump).

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Re: Car is mostly done (14/24)
 4/3/19 5:16am
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Looking great Ben!! I remember before you started when you had the motion-like headlight set up. Im running a Quickfuel mechanical secondary 830 on the Lukester and it starts like fuel injection and runs like a an animal!! Tossed my BG cause it wouldnt react to tuning adjustments. Vette looks awesome!! 👊🏻👊🏻👊🏻
Re: Car is mostly done (15/24)
 4/3/19 11:07am
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cthulhu said: My carb (speed demon 750) has recently just started acting up A kit didnt help it, it floods the car between 1/4 and 1/2 throttle then clears up. Im guessing ethanol porosity damage in the transfer circuit. So im going to put an ultra street avenger 670 (ms/ec) on the car. Anyone else used one?


I'm running a regular Street Avenger 670 w/elect. choke on my LT-1.  Runs great!

I also removed the butterfly valve from the exhaust riser and blocked off the exhaust ports in the intake manifold gaskets to keep that heat away from the carb.


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Re: Car is mostly done (16/24)
 4/5/19 7:52pm
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Unless you have replaced everything in the original fuel system, you should probably not be using ethanol flavored gasoline.

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Re: Car is mostly done (17/24)
 4/6/19 8:20pm
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Tough to find ethanol free gas in my area. Also if you want to keep the q jet you may want to have the Cross shafts drilled and re bushed. Will help the mid range stumble and not suck air that won't mix with fuel.
Re: Car is mostly done (18/24)
 11/25/20 12:36am
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So I made the carb swap to the street avenger.

I also had a problem with the vac advance on the msd distributor advancing too much.  i would up making a limited out of sheet metal to prevent it from adding 18 degrees of advance.  I am limiting it to 10 degrees.

Also, I bit the bullet and swapped the cam.  The comp magnum 270H was getting me 10" of vacuum and that just isn't streetable.  I had the timing way advanced to get it to run and then it was running hot and boiling the gas out of the carb.

I changed it to a Comp Xtreme energy 264HR.  Same lift, very close on duration but much smaller valve overlap because the lobes are less round with the HR vs H.  I am getting 16.5" of vac and the world is a better place now.

when i started building this car i wanted to drag race...  now i am 16 yr older and have no interest.  i just want to street drive it.



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Re: Car is mostly done (19/24)
 11/25/20 1:32am
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I can get ethanal free 93 at one local station (lots of places have it as 91) but I have had a number of times when I look down at the gas gauge and realize I am about to be pushing it and I find the nearest station I can and put in whatever passes for premium.



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Re: Car is mostly done (20/24)
 11/25/20 7:52am
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Congrats Ben!! Crap fuel sucks, but that's about all we can get anymore.



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Re: Car is mostly done (21/24)
 12/1/20 5:39pm
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cthulhu said:

when i started building this car i wanted to drag race...  now i am 16 yr older and have no interest.  i just want to street drive it.


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Re: Car is mostly done (22/24)
 12/9/20 4:29am
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Adam Wartell said:
cthulhu said:

when i started building this car i wanted to drag race...  now i am 16 yr older and have no interest.  i just want to street drive it.


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That's too funny! Sucks getting old, doesn't it!?

 

yes indeed.  Definitely sucks.  
on a good note my 22 yr old wants me to resurrect the 81 barn find for her so i may be passing the torch as well 






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Re: Car is mostly done (23/24)
 12/9/20 12:34pm
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Nice!  I agree with the wheels. I’m in the process of putting 18” on mine. What is the cut out of your heat shields?  Where did you buy the roll bars?  I can only find one place that sells them. 

Re: Car is mostly done (24/24)
 12/15/20 4:10am
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Bluesting 70 said:

Nice!  I agree with the wheels. I’m in the process of putting 18” on mine. What is the cut out of your heat shields?  Where did you buy the roll bars?  I can only find one place that sells them. 

I dont recall on the roll bars because i bought them ar the start of the project in 2004/5. But i have the box so ill get the name when i go out to my shop next.

also on wheels im thinking either 19-20. Enough to make it past the ebracket in rear and tie rod ends at front.

I am running 255/60/15 (27.4” diameter) so even at 20” id still have 3.5” of sidewall 

might have good use for the very new tires...  the 81 barn find

That will give me an excuse to buy my new wheels and tires



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