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    In NC, the car must be manufactured before 1981...

    In NC, the car must be manufactured before 1981 to be considered antique. That's pretty cool that VA lets you do that. NC is getting pretty bad on the fees and taxes... must be from all the...
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    Thanks for the compliments and encouragement...

    Thanks for the compliments and encouragement Dave,

    I did finally figure out what caused the bearing failure. I dont think i mentioned it, but when i took everything apart the first time, I...
  3. Thread: V8 swap

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    i agree, find a whole car instead. its a pain...

    i agree, find a whole car instead. its a pain trying to source the harness bits and such. you have to deal with powering the eec, as the sc uses the IIRC, but the 5.0 uses a relay in the main fuse...
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    i would guess you could find or make some...

    i would guess you could find or make some headers/manifolds fit without too much drama. Intake height is more likely the challenge. I did a quick search and trickflow makes the boxr manifold for...
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    thanks guys. I have not given up, just taking a...

    thanks guys. I have not given up, just taking a break. I spent a lot of hours this past year getting the car to this point. Sometimes you just need a break... mentally and financially! Ive got...
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    I got it going. I took it out on a few tuning...

    I got it going. I took it out on a few tuning runs and got it driveable. Decided to go to the local fall car show and won a top 50 award with it. However on the drive to the show, it started to...
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    Sticky: I was thinking about doing this next year.

    I was thinking about doing this next year.
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    theoretically it should not need it, because you...

    theoretically it should not need it, because you did not change the maf or the injectors. In reality, if it flows allows the motor to flow more air, then you may reach a spot on the maf curve that...
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    So I've got the car running now, but the power...

    So I've got the car running now, but the power steering pump has been a battle. The pump from the previous motor had a terrible bearing noise after the swap. I replaced the pump, and the fluid...
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    I believe it uses the BFSC from the user...

    I believe it uses the BFSC from the user preferences to calculate the HP. Im not sure that any of us know what that number really is for a given set up unless you put it on a dyno...
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    another big issue with painting the accessory...

    another big issue with painting the accessory brackets is where the DIS mounts. If you paint over where it mounts, it supposedly insulates the DIS, slowing heat transfer. if you painted under...
  12. Thread: Ring end gap

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    the last ring set that i used recommended .004"...

    the last ring set that i used recommended .004" per 1" of bore for NA and .006" per 1" of bore for boosted. Im not an expert, but i think thats kind of a standard deal. So it sounds reasonable. ...
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    Glad you made it home Tim. This storm has been a...

    Glad you made it home Tim. This storm has been a tremendous rain event more so than wind. It was breezy here, but no trees down on my street. We lost power for about 20 mins, so we have been very...
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    What you just posted is what I'm going to be...

    What you just posted is what I'm going to be running on my new motor. I kinda feel the same as you about the PVC, but I think that's the tree hugger brainwashing that we have all been exposed to for...
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    I've got enough food and generator fuel for 5...

    I've got enough food and generator fuel for 5 days and a few tanks of propane. We have a well so I can get water with the Genny. We are as prepared as we can be.
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    You too buddy. Hoping we don't loose power for a...

    You too buddy. Hoping we don't loose power for a week like we did with hurricane Fran. If so, we are ready.
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    Thanks Tim. I used a lot of assembly lube, and I...

    Thanks Tim. I used a lot of assembly lube, and I primed the motor. My guess is that since I did not replace the cam bearings, there was some trash that i could not clean out well. the trash was...
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    well for better or worse, im gonna slap it back...

    well for better or worse, im gonna slap it back together and run it as is.
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    the good, bad, and the ugly... so, the rear...

    the good, bad, and the ugly...

    so, the rear main seal appeared to be leaking... along with the oil pan. In order to replace the oil pan gasket, i had to pull the motor... so out came the gas...
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    I pretty much finished up the exhaust work. Now...

    I pretty much finished up the exhaust work. Now to check out that rear main seal that appears to be leaking... ughh. I hope i can get that fixed tomorrow and get this thing running on Labor day.
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    Long Block is SOLD...

    Long Block is SOLD...
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    I had the same problem in my car for a long time....

    I had the same problem in my car for a long time. I swapped dis modules and thought that fixed it for a few months. Swapped the crank sensor and thought that fixed it. Later swapped the cam sensor...
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    Thanks Chris! Im ready to hear it with the...

    Thanks Chris! Im ready to hear it with the exhaust on there... maybe in a couple weekends.
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    So you are the one.... Lol. I'll send you some...

    So you are the one.... Lol. I'll send you some snail mail.
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    I decided to break the remaining exhaust into two...

    I decided to break the remaining exhaust into two pieces to make life a little easier. Its made so that a resonator can be added if needed in the future. I had intended on documenting the fuel line...
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