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« Reply #150 on: April 06, 2010, 05:38:31 PM »

**  Put a ding in the exhaust pipe near the T Bar on the right side  10 minutes
DONE
**  Remove the bolts from the fiberglass heater cover on the bottom.  I don't need it so out it goes.  5 minutes
DONE
**  Weld the balance weights on to the converter 30 minutes
DONE
**  Clean up a few minor wiring issues on the engine harness (Tach feed) 10 minutes
DONE
 
I even wrapped the ignition wires with that split wrap because they are touching each other.
 
I do have an exhaust leak I will tend to tomorrow.  The pipes are not perfect so I need to take some off the top of the flange so I can pull it tighter.  But before that, I will need to heat the pipe and take some of the stress off of it.  If I do it right, I may not have to grind it at all.
 
I'll post pictures of it done tomorrow.
 
I advanced the timing amybe 2 degrees tonight, as I said I would.  It's running slightly leaner at idle now.  I didn't go out anywhere today so I don't know any more.  Fires right off.
 
My new fan controller will be here tomorrow, so I can install that too.  Once those two items are done, I am pretty much done with the whole swap.  It will be 98%.
 
Had to mess with the air cleaner a bit.  For some reason it didn't sit flat like it did on the 5.2.  I need to get a new piece of stove pipe to make it better and get rid of the pieces.  If I could fins a small quantity of 4" fles, I would use that.  The problem with that stuff is it bends too easily.  Look like crap in a month. 
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« Reply #151 on: April 06, 2010, 09:00:45 PM »

If it is the tranny you are worried about and from there not having the ability to tune with a controller, heck, get ahold of one of the tranny companies and get the needed switches to make the tranny work. I don't know of too many guys with Hemis and other B/RB engines with the four speed autos needing the EFI, and from there get a manual tranny pooter and get some tuning capability.
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« Reply #152 on: April 07, 2010, 06:04:26 AM »

I know about those kits.  I didn't care for them.  This one is shifting too soon, so we have a valve body issue anyway.  The cable is fully extended. . . I have a plan.
 
I wasn't complaining Ed. . .   It's been an issue with this trans since I built it.
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« Reply #153 on: April 07, 2010, 06:42:23 AM »

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I know about those kits.  I didn't care for them.  This one is shifting too soon, so we have a valve body issue anyway.  The cable is fully extended. . . I have a plan.
 

Just thinking of ways to make things better, that's all.
 
If it is still shifting too soon, your pivot point needs to be made longer so it stretches the shift cable farther, that's all. You know how to fix that.
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« Reply #154 on: April 07, 2010, 08:02:54 AM »

The throttle pressure cable is maxed out now.  And I put in a new one thinking the other was stretched.  That's not it. . .May be out of whack inside.  There's an adjustment at the valve body for the lever.
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« Reply #155 on: April 07, 2010, 08:06:51 AM »

That reminds me Ed
 
I do have a vibration between 1300 and 1500.   It seems to me I had a similar vibration in the last engine too.
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« Reply #156 on: April 07, 2010, 11:30:50 AM »

I took these before I wrapped the wires and the fans were fixed.   The distributor cap was off the disty too.
 
Worked on that exhaust leak. . . It's better, but I guess I have to take the manifold off and grind the top of the flang down so I can pull it tight.
 
I think the Blue was a good choice.
 
Running pretty good now
 

 

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« Reply #157 on: April 07, 2010, 12:11:33 PM »

Love the intake setup.
Home Depot or Lowes?......

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« Reply #158 on: April 07, 2010, 12:38:46 PM »

You talking about the intake bonnet?
 
I'm not sucking hot air into my engine
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #159 on: April 07, 2010, 08:20:58 PM »

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That reminds me Ed
 

While driving or at idle, or both? Sounds a little shy of the torque converter lockup point if driving. Possible accessory related if it is the same as the last engine, and the same parts bolted on. Is there a vacuum advance on the distributor? Trying to remember when they were removed, and whether it is centrifugal weight bounce. I know it's electronic controlled, that's why I'm asking.
 
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« Reply #160 on: April 08, 2010, 07:16:23 AM »

I think it's trans related
 
Seems to me it was there all the time now that I think about it.    I feel it more throught he floor pan than I do the front.
 
The distrbutor is nothing more than a breaker plate with a rotor and cap.
 
I've had this shifting issues all along.  I have a shift kit for it, eventually I'll do that.  I also need to up the line pressure
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« Reply #161 on: April 08, 2010, 12:33:22 PM »

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This flippin exhaust leak is driving me nuts!  I've had this thing apart 4 times and each time it get's better, but it still insists on being a PITA.
 
I ordered 2 sets of flange donuts to double them up.  The ones I have on there are pretty bent up now.  I can't get enough torque on them to pull the flamges tighter because I can't work on my back and do this.
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« Reply #162 on: April 08, 2010, 01:01:10 PM »

Maybe you will have to reinstall your old headers to fix this problem.
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« Reply #163 on: April 08, 2010, 02:06:33 PM »

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Maybe you will have to reinstall your old headers to fix this problem.

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« Reply #164 on: April 08, 2010, 08:39:57 PM »

Heating the pipe in the wrong location.
 
If I recall, you have an H or X pipe back there, so heat the opposite side and bottom of the pipe opposite the bend direction (at the manifold, if the flange needs to tip up on the left side, heat it up on the right side and bottom of the pipe where there is a bend to begin with) so you are moving three feet of exhaust pipe instead of a few inches. You will be amazed how much easier it is to bend less than half an inch when spread over a three foot area vice six inch area.
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