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by TireSmoker
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

Thank you Walt!! When I go back to the garage, i still love seeing that I own something so cool!! It really started turning around in 2014 after Tiresmoke Central was built and when I bought the crate motor. Constantly chasing engine issues from 2007 (when my 406 froze/cracked in Feb, then me moving...
by TireSmoker
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

Well, the COP conversion has been a great success! I got most of the wiring buttoned up in the engine bay. I still need to wrap the last little bit along the intake. There is still one more piece to go, and that is to swap the distributor for a Vortec 1x cam sensor. Once that's in and hooked up, I'l...
by TireSmoker
Sat Dec 28, 2019 1:15 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

IT RUNS!! While the wiring isn't pretty at the moment, I'll get that cleaned up shortly. But it started first time, no issue! I still have a bunch of work to go yet, but the fact that it works will make the rest of it go that much easier. 20191227_210721.jpg But the other AMAZING news is that I got ...
by TireSmoker
Thu Dec 26, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: Dragway 42 Hangover Nat'l
Replies: 2
Views: 72

Dragway 42 Hangover Nat'l

In light of the amazing weather we are having, wondering if anyone feels like heading out to Dragway 42 on New Years Day for the Hangover Nationals? Everyone runs a 20.20 dial-in.

-Dave
by TireSmoker
Tue Dec 17, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

You mean like this? https://www.amazon.com/Allstar-Performance-ALL31070-0-125-Spacer/dp/B003BZX47M/ref=pd_cart_vw_crc_1_1/145-7281726-1975937?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B003BZX47M&pd_rd_r=84c30a7e-5f22-4319-ba59-106119b1dd84&pd_rd_w=YfZU7&pd_rd_wg=jJPd5&pf_rd_p=aa9f3def-b8ac-4b15-aa4...
by TireSmoker
Tue Dec 17, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

I got my crank trigger installed. This is a 36-1 wheel, 36 teeth, 1 is missing. I still had the engine running at that point, and using a spare MS2 box, verified that it produces an RPM signal. I have spacers for my water pump and alternator to compensate for the trigger wheel wedged between crank p...
by TireSmoker
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 92 Saturn Mostmint #41
Replies: 12
Views: 634

Re: 92 Saturn Mostmint #41

I'll second the injector cleaner, maybe add the bottle on a 1/2 or even 1/4 tank.

-Dave
by TireSmoker
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: online videos of whatever
Replies: 168
Views: 34640

Re: online videos of whatever

we're back on track... I figured most of you are subscribed on this thread :-)

by TireSmoker
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: we're back online
Replies: 2
Views: 109

we're back online

Sorry folks, Tiresmoke suffered a blowout and had to be towed back to the pits. The power supply went out, I didn't have a spare and it's not one I can get from Micro Center. Luckily I found one on ebay, it just took a few days. Back out making laps!

-Dave
by TireSmoker
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

Well, it turns out the first (10041) pitman arm fit correctly after all. It just doesn't "look" as tight as it did before. I pulled the original pitman arm off the original steering box, and it fit into the centerlink just like 10041. The 10040 isn't usable at all, way too big of a hole. B...
by TireSmoker
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

So even with the wrong pitman arm, I did take it for a short test drive. Steering effort is definitely higher, but I'm a little underwhelmed. I'll reserve final judgement until I get the proper arm in there. I ran to Summit last night and picked up the piece I need. I hope. But I dont have a pitman ...
by TireSmoker
Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

I bought a new one to save time (!!) and everything eyeballed ok, although I didnt measure that hole. The centerlink (drag link?) is not fully engaging. As that's a hole on the pitman arm, there are pitman arms with different size holes for centerlink side? -Dave Well, the answer is yes, there are ...
by TireSmoker
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

I think the only reason Chevelle guys don't use the MC SS box is that the steering limits (internal) are wrong. Cant remember if its too tight or not tight enough in terms of resulting turn radius. The new pitman arm is installed on the steering box. It's for a '70 Chevelle, as the swap normally cal...
by TireSmoker
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 783

Re: Chevelle Upgrades, 2019

So I *finally* got around to an upgrade I've been meaning to do for years. There's a late-model steering box you can swap in -- bolt-in direct -- that is supposed to totally upgrade the feel and give a faster ratio. Corvette or Camaro box you say? Nope. JEEP. Grand Cherokee. Decided on Monday to tak...
by TireSmoker
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Racing around the Rules
Replies: 2
Views: 105

Racing around the Rules

I stumbled across this, and I honestly don't even know who most of them are, but found it sorta entertaining. The good stuff starts about 2 minutes in.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hfq7-1ePW-M

-Dave

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