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Old 05-23-2005, 04:24 PM   #171
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The rocker are bolts are set and forget it style with no adjustment for valve lash... But you should use some threadlock on the threads to make sure they don't back out...

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Old 05-23-2005, 05:17 PM   #172
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IT IS MOTHER ******* ALIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!

If anyone wants to hear it, PM me their phone #.. i'll fire it up for ya.


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lol, good job man! What turned out to be the problem? How does it sound? Hows it running? Details!

If I didn't have to pay long distance I'd take you up on that.
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Old 05-23-2005, 07:34 PM   #174
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Holy **** guys.. it'* been three hours, and I still can't get the smile off my face. I love this car! I love it, I love it, I love it!!!!!

Oh yeah, about the problem I fixed. I was an idiot and got the plug wires backwards [for both front + rear cylinders.. so only two cylinders were correct, so it was fucked]. Primed injectors [thought it might help], by giving battery voltage to them for 2-3 seconds. Gave the Coil assembly a nut to hold it down.. and she fired right up no problems. She smoked REAL bad when I first fired her up. Most was exhaust smoke, but there is still a significant amount [but yet quite a bit less] coming from the headers [normal ****.. it'll go away with a little driving].

The sound.. there is no sound like this man. I mean seriously I have never heard any engine sound anything like this. This is one beautiful thing! I mean B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L.

Oh yeah, did I mention my motor mounts are SHOT TO HELL!?!?! The whole friggin' engine shakes like a bitch just idling. It'* crazy, but yet cool beans.

El Capetan.. today.. well maybe tomorrow may be your lucky day. I happen to have some Candian long distance bullshit that gives me it for free or something like that. And you just happen to be in luck. I can't do it tonight anymore because a pig paid me a visit, but all I promised was to put the exhaust on.. never said when . PM me and we'll discuss it further.

One last little note.. IT MOVES!!! I'm not sure if you guys are all aware of it, but back in September [or maybe it was November? I don't know.. doesn't really matter] my Vacuum Modulator popped off, thus causing me to loose all my ATF right on the highway. She has yet to run since. I had no clue if the tranny was going to even work during all this time. I threw in 6 quarts and hoped for the best. And guess what? It was SUPER smooth going into Reverse [NEVER has it been this smooth]. She rolled back 5" and rolled forward 5" At this point I wanted to just cry [tears of joy, of course ]. That was a very beautiful thing.. and that just really topped off my Winter endeavor.

Holy **** is this a lot of excitment for one day..


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have fun waiting two years to drive it...
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Old 05-23-2005, 08:25 PM   #176
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1 year + 2 weeks . Actually, I just got my temp, so possibly this weekend if I ask nicely.


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whoa a year. I wont feel to bad when i have to let my Sabre sit up for the summer when the heat kicks in.
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Boy i know how u feel. I just got my license, and i only got my car in december. Of course... i would drive it all the time. I put almost 800 miles on it since i rebuilt it. Slick huh? Lol. Great job man. I'm glad i'm not the only young MF'er on here.
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Congrats Opensource!
Getting that 1st one done is always the hardest, there will be more & youll learn more & do them better & bigger each time. Nice job for sticking with it & doing it correctly! If you ever get froggy & wanna run it at 131 Dragway we'll show you the ropes-heck, I'll even pull 4 plug wires & run ya in the Camaro
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GOD DAMN MOTHER ******* A!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although I don't feel better.. here'* what happend. Took intake/idler/PS Pump to get the cooling system all fixed up and whatnot. Got that done, no problems there. Start the car up, all is well. Don't see any oil spewing all over me, and the car idles MUCH better [jrs3800 heard it idle like ****, well now it idles like a dream.. absolutely beautiful]. But I still have the Magnavox Ignition [again, too damn lazy to hook up the Delco, besides this guy worked before, why not now ya know?]. Well, anyways, hook up the Serpentine Belt, everything looks fine there. When the idle drops the car roughens out, and doesn't sound nice and shakes like hell. Well, anyways I am looking around a little more carefully to make sure there aren't any leaks. Rev the engine once, then I start seeing the headers smoke. Look closer at the headers, and notice drips on them. I'm not stupid enough to stick my fingers on the headers and smell the fluid, so I rev it again and what comes spewing out? OIL! From the SAME GOD DAMN SPOT it came from before I tore the engine apart. But this time I lost like 100mL everytime I go past [what sounds like] 3k RPM. So yeah, I'm pretty ******' pissed. Somebody PLEASE give me some tips on fixing this. I put Gasket Maker [the best **** ever[ on that ****.. but did I not put enough? Should I put solid forming gasket maker on there.. come on people, you've gotta give me something!

Oh yeah, Don.. I have the fix.. i'll PM you tonight with it.

2x4: Can I pick the cylinders you unplug ?

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