Classic car generalAir cooled edition>Cars are considered "classic" at 25 years old, but a vehicle really needs that certain something to be classic.>Everybody has their own taste, buy some are wrong>American, European, Japanese, or whatever.>HOWEVER, your Honda Miata doesn't count as a classic yet. 80s+ Hondas are better suited for their own generals as well. Everything else is fair game.>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.>Any and all discussion about classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses; don't get butthurt.>Period correct performance > cosmetics.>Metal > plastic.>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.>It's perfectly fine to use RTV. Ignore the haters.>JBweld can fix almost anything>If you see rust there is probably more.>Rust and bodywork are by far the most difficult thing to repair.>Electrical work is second most difficult.>The hardest part of an engine swap is getting the wiring sorted out.>Do NOT buy a classic and plan to pay somebody to work on it. You need to be able to do 90% or greater of the work or you will go broke.>You will inevitably spend twice your budget, unless you have years of experience under your belt. If all the salty old hands agree, it's probably true.>No one cares about your MPG>If you can't tune a carb you might literally be retarded
Chinese coilover time, niggers
>>25766071Hell yea Nigga I got a bunch of chinkshit LEDs on my classic. chink shit rocks
>>25766071I guess you're not planning on changing them huh?
>>25766107the welded part is just a threaded sleeve that you screw the shock into.If you found a better shock with the same thread you could change to that. Though It's for a friend of mine and he just wanted to be able to lower the car. The chink shocks should be fine.
Didn't one of y'all here add airbags to your classic?
>>25766113Im a noob, what do you need to do differently welding cast to steel? Compared to steel to steel?
>>25766148The hubs were cast steel, not iron, so it welded normally.
im lapping valves permatex garbage grit > 280 > 600 > 1000 and i have autism
It's always something. This nipple is on the wrong side and will be in the way of the hood hinge if I install it. On the plus side, lines were made, routed and the system is holding vaccum
>>25766136Have airlift bags in rear coil springs of my El Camino. They go up to like 35psi and lift empty bed almost 2in. Too stiff for everyday i run at like 8-10psi just for some extra cushion since i also have 1" drop
>>25766183Lol what a stupid ass junkyard monkey
>>25766203Just chink auto parts store crap
>>25766210>willingly spending money on chink shitYou had it coming really
>>25766183What am I looking at here?
>>25766197I used to have airshocks in my cutlass but they were shit. I want to put the Galaxie on bags so I can lower it at will.
>>25766210>too stupid to order parts correctly
>>25766215Not many options unfortunately
So I now have an accumulator from an 84 Cadillac DeVille that will fit. Junkyard monkey wins again
>>25766599Strangely based. Also, checked.
>>25766599Based. Junkyards kick ass
>>25766599are you doing a DIY air conditioning install?
>>25766636Yep, been a bit of a pain this time around but it's much better than what I had before
>>25766683Looks pretty clean. I finished mine about a year ago. Was worth the effort.
>>25766739Very professional, vintage air?My old system was super ghetto
>>25766754Thanks>vintage airNah I did it the hard/stupid way. Condenser and dryer were from vintage air, compressor is a chevy, evap and TXV are from a ford escape hybrid, hoses and fittings bought from coldhose. The rest I cobbled together myself. I have another car that needs AC and I will be buying a kit for that one; at least for the underdash part.
>>25766767What's the under dash unit? It looks like shit should have gotten a factory 65-66 hang on
>>25766806The car had a 70s era underdash unit for a long time. I took the vents from that unit and narrowed it from 4 to 2 vents, then made a box for the evaporator to fit in, then modified the doors in the factory heater box so I could blow fan air through the evap. Saves me some space and weight.
>>25766767I've been considering converting to TXV because the system I have was designed with an oriface tube. They're more efficient and have a wider operating range than oriface but I'm not sure what parts might fit
Imagine a carshow but only black people there, how quickly would the event be cancelled
>>25766887It's called a street takeover
>>25766892Or a shooting
>>25766885I think they're all kind of calibrated the same, it's just a matter of which one will most easily fit physically into your system. But idk really. I just bought the one that went with the evaporator.
>>25766059So I recently bought a wrecked 1966 corvette c2 small block automatic for 19k with a clean title with intent to restomod it.Current big question is do I go LS or LT4. I have already decider on a roadster shop chassis and will be doing an 8 speed automatic. Car in worse condition than pick related and is currently on a truck to my house.
>>25766922>8 speed autoFag
>>25766903I'm probably just going to get a variable oriface tube. It's pretty much an oriface tube with a spring. It's not that expensive and it increases efficiency over fixed oriface
>>25766927Alas a 8 speed manual is not something they make and I want that extra room in the gearing. I would go with the 10 speed but by all accounts they are shit.
>>25766963What are you going to tow shit with it?
>>25766963I got a th350 and I’m planning a gearvendors and shortened drive shaft to split it into a “6 speed”
>>25766974Interesting, is that in a c2?
>>25767001Nah It’s in a 79 camaro with a 3.90 rear end and like 26.8” rear tires. Yes yes I know inb4 hurrr your not him post car etc etc etc why would I lie about something trivial like that.
>>25767029Ahh noice, Personally don't love the Camaro but sounds like a cool build. what are you engine speeds like at 90.
>>25767048Shit right now with the 3.90 gears and the th350 having a 3rd ratio of 1:1 90 is damn near top speed. IIRC it tops out at like 113mph so 90mph would probably be around 5k ish
>>25767060ahh see I am planning for 90 to be the high speed cruising speed on the c2. I don't need the fastest I just want to be able to comfortably cruise at 90
>>25767060Join the overdrive gang. Put in a 700r4 or something. I hear shaky things about gear vendors reliability
>>25767072700r4 is absolute dogshit. Come on dude you know better than that
>>25767072>>25767073BRB shifting from 1st to 3rd because lol fuck acceleration
>>25767072You heard wrong, they're plenty reliable. The only things wrong with a GV are the price and the modest .78 OD ratio.
>>25766899>>25766887just had a mass shooting at a car show in my area because rival gangbanging niggers wanted to have a unity baseball game to "stop da hate" at our baseball diamond.
>>25767536You gotta hold one down and fuck him to assert your dominance
>>25767536>mass shootingWith nigs it's called mutual combat
>>25766922Just put a stout small block or big block in it and put a 4,5 or 6 speed behind it. You could buy cor-volt’s engine because he’s intent on ruining a C3 with a coal and natural gas powered drivetrain. I think his might be an automatic. Seriously the car will be worth more with the correct drivetrain eventually
>>25765878Having driven a Nash...I don't know if they will hit that itch anon.An old car, yesAn American car, barely
>>25767078It does have a wide spread between first and second. It has a lot lower first gear than say turbo 400 though. I’m not sure why they geared first so low, maybe because they put them in trucks and station wagons and thought they needed the torque multiplication to get 4-5,000 pound vehicles moving. I’m building a car with one now. SBC, 700R4, 9” with 4:56 gears 31” tall tire, #2600. Acceleration should not be a problem.
>>25767898He should go to Sweden or Finland as both of those countries sold big 50s American boats back day
>25765878 #Look for less collectible cars like 50-54 Chevy, shoebox Fords, some Dodge/ Chrysler stuff if affordable because it doesn’t have the demand of a tri-5 Chevy or 59 Cadillac.
>>25767192This pretty much. I drive by gear vendors every single day maybe I should pop in and ask if they got any deals
>>25768032Scratch and dent sale perhaps?
>>25767953Ford edsels while shit can still be found cheaply in the right areas, you can also find 50 and 60 trucks very easily if you are willing to put in work
So im getting my first and worst valve honed in nicely. My seat width spec is .035 - .075 where should i go in this range....aim for the middle? Or aim low?
Also there is a slight non concentricity. Shohld i just put the thinnest part at 0.35?
Both my British cars drive pretty decently nowhuh strange but its also comfyAlso why does the XJ6 get more attention than the TR7 at car shows? Its a more modern/boring car, outside of maybe looking at the engine and going "Jesus that's a huge 6 cylinder"
>>25768216>>25768220I think that you don’t want to lean low on that spec, you don’t want to go to to the bottom and then it wears a few thousands and you are out of spec. A little out on concentricity is ok, but not desirable. I watched a YouTube video of a head porter take apart a brand new set of AFR heads and showed them to be out on concentricity out of the box. He then put a mandrel in the guide and cut them dead on. How much was that Indian cutter set?
The caddy accumulator fits and comes with a shit ton of green o rings
>>25768254like 80 shipped, its doing ok but ive never done any of this so i dont know lol
>>25768234Have you even posted a pic of the jag? Bread on hood, now.
>>25768490I mean not really, it's not REALLY a classicSure its got character and is old(the platform in general too) but efi makes a world of difference me thinks
>>25768483Surely some YouTube videos can help you.
>>25768497There used to be an abandoned house down the road from my parents home (lived in the "country" so you could have trailers and mansions on the same street) that had one exactly like that when I was 15. I remember wondering if I could get it running for my first car. The moment I opened the hood and saw the mess of everything, I settled for snagging the horn button. Car got bulldozed with the house a few years later.
>>25768550What a shameIt...really not a complex motor. Jaguar too some liberties from 1940s aircraft motors...and never changed itMaybe I am just used to British engineering, but there really aren't any surprises
>>25767029You're just a soldier for the navy
mostly installed the new carb on the 72. What a pain in the dick its been. I cant get to one of the bolts, and one of the hoses doesnt fit so ill have to figure that out now
>>25768577Shut the fuck up you larping faggot you can't even fix a fucking clutch you're stupid and useless
>>25768725Nope never didNever got the carbs dialed in eitherCar's actually been scrapped after its 40 years of suffering
>>25769017>Literally scrapped a good car because he's too stupid to fix a clutchI thought you had completely restored it? Or are you too dim to even keep your bullshit stories straight? You are so stupid it's unbelievable.
60s and early 70s land yachts are still cheap. It's tempting, bros; but I don't think they'll fit in my garage.
>>25769339Just park it outside bro
>>25769044I can't believe you actually got trolled by Twinklol at youlmao even
>>25769044>a good carif only you knew>>25769677ikr
just picked up this 1971 AMC Matador Coupe, 80k original mile california car, 0 rust underneath, only surface rust elsewhere, working ac, ps, and aftermarket cc.
>>25769699Nice, I've always wanted an AMC
>>25768632I’ve been out for a long time now, almost longer than I was in
>wastegate gasket blows out while self tuning >remove and clean the gasket material >I try to reinstall the wg with an rtv gasket>I'm expecting the wg to get tight early due to the metal valve seal compressing the plunger>one bolt stops before the wg is all the way tight>try to back it out>It's very difficult to get out>realize something is fucked>end up playing power lifter rocking horse to get it out without snapping it >in the process fuck the threads>order helicoil kit but doesn't occur to me to order a tap driver>I don't have my drill either >notice the tap almost fits into a 9mm>file a corner down a bit>hammer it into my 9mm socket>put it on my milwaukee and send it >tap acts as a drill and cutter>install helicoil >smooth as butterAll according to plan
>>25769893How old was the wastegate gasket? I saw the pic in that "Post your car" bread and it looked old as shit.
>>25769937It was new and that was my first time making actual boost with it. I guess it was just a rwal shitty one cuz it disintegrated like burned lumber when I tried to remove it.The whole party started cuz I didn't realize one of the bores didn't go all the way through, so a bunch of gasket material collected at the bottom.
>>25769681Yeah for someone who's knew what the fuck they were doing it was fixable, did your grandpa finally die and stop doing all your repairs or did he just get sick of your dumb faggot ass?
>>25766059>Air cooled editionCool I'm in the middle of swapping the transaxle on my Karmann Ghia, too bad this thread is still hot garbage.
>>25770467Here's the shift rod that broke inside the transmission
>>25769699checked and sick. pretty cool grill.>>25770458cool>>25770660uncool
fuck niggers bump
79 SC Camaro. Did you ever set the car up with the blower and carburetors. Just curious how much tuning it took and if you used the boost reference power valves or used an AFB.
met a fairlady this morning
>>25771872He's dead and he used EFI.
>>25772180Allegedly, and eventually. He just couldn’t deal with some of you autistic fucks.
>>25772227He's allegedly been seen by lm7
>>25772305Allegedly, just like the Ginger and Boots fucked an ostrich. Allegedly.
>>25772365Allegedly just like Twink fixing his shit, allegedly
>>25772305When was this? Was there pics?
>>25772585Fact check false! There is no proof the fag met ghost beaner
>>25772706Fact check. Ghost beaner prioritized his time. Between working two jobs, and being on here, he didn’t have the one to come home, take a shower, (with shower beer) fuck his wife, then take another shower. He decided to fuck his wife more rather than listen to a doll fucker, a couple fags, and a boat load of autists.
>>25773005What's his hand's name?
>>25773078Rosalina, because he’s a ghost beaner
>>25773100I figured it'd be Jennifer Lopez
>>25773184She dumby thiccc
>>25773184Rosalina, instead of Rosy Palmer and her five sisters
>>25769837Needs more quadrajet
>>25772227NOT TRUE NOT TRUEI know for a fact 79 SC thought I was very cool and wanted to be my friend.
>>25771872I used an efi, it’s a really small blower 142ci it’s a single carb flange on top so a square bore efi unit and msd box to control fuel and spark table boost referenced to the MAP sensor was the ticket for me.
The system held 30inches of vaccum over the weekend. Pretty happy, I just need to get a receiver drier, plumb it in and call it good
Got the factory carb on my Imperial reinstalled, more work done on the Mercury, and minor progress with the Mercedes.DeLorean is getting the bad frame section replaced, so that should be driving soon.https://youtu.be/BgMjf8CyBSs
Big front brake kit and corvette hubs/spindle installed and new disc/disc prop valve today. One of the bolts that hold my prop valve snapped off so now I have to take it back out and extract the snapped shank and replace the screw. My FIL thinks the hydraulic pressure in the brakes system is sufficient to where if I apply the brakes and the prop valve isn’t bolted in properly it may twist or tweak under the hydraulic pressure. It bolts with 2 screws into a flimsy little sheet metal bracket under the master cylinder so idk about all that, doesn’t seem very structurally stable, but figured for peace of mind I’ll fix it right
>>25773779My proportioning valve is held by nothing but brake lines, it'll be fine
>>25773804True, but you ARE you
The coke tray is a nice place to have a drink(and lunch)Also, god have I driven a lot todayAnother 50 miles on the 7 without it breaking.Also as an aside is it possible for a power steering pump to fail only sometimes(when hot maybe)? Or should I go chasing electrics?
>>25773883why is the liquor in the back seat
>>25773919Finally we know who makes all those drink driving threads
>>25771894>met a fairlady in the morning>next to a cornfieldwe all know what you were doing in there anon
>>25773962answer the question heretic
>>25773883>Ciggies in a jagWhat are you a chav, Where's your cigar?
>>25774107Do you guys have to be such faggots n here? Just text eachother and stop spamming the thread with your homoshit
>>25774132I was merely making a joke
>>25774185You're a fucking joke
>>25774499No shit bus faggot
Just did some more work on the Pontiac
Just got my colon blown out in the Pontiac
Just blew out a guy's colon in my Pontiac
Just watched 2 fags fuck each other in a Pontiac.
>>25775364Really, I just fucked a dude in my Pontiac
>>25775364Wow that's really odd why would you do that
Pontiac just can't stop winning
>>25775425You don't know the horrors I've seen.
>>25775547Should've bought a pontiac.
>>25775565Those VS-57s are rare as Fuck
>>25775672You're rare as fuck
>>25775870Thank you I know
>>25775672I’ve got one that I paid a song for. Complete with carb box, plates and crank hubs
>>25776303ebay prices are retarded
Holy shit im too retarded to be changing a carburetor. Now the new one is leaking exactly like the one did. Fuck my life
>>25776646Wrap the threads with Teflon tape
>>25776663not a bad idea. Im gonna give that a try
^^^All my pipe taper fuel fittings are wrapped in teflon tape, I couldn't get them to seal without it.
>>25776689Wrap it in the direction that the threads are in the direction to not unravel the tape
>>25773919I can't drink and operate the car in the slightest kekOne for gay moral reasonsTwo for the fact I get hammered after a drink or two>>25774107Its British to smoke anything>>25776663Is he having problem with pipe threads?Personally I prefer pipe goop
>mfw got shipped the wrong part
>>25776787Happens so often it doesn't phase me anymore
>>25776716Get the yellow teflon tape. It's supposed to be for gasoline and natty gas/propane fittings.
>>25776858Yeah but this time it was a quarter panel. What are the odds I get my $150 freight charge refunded?
>>25776907Again, happened to me. They sent me the rocker panel for the wrong side. I call them to get it sorted. They send out another panel, turns out they sent me a whole ass quarter panel instead even though I already had one. I called the dispatch within hours saying I never signed off on the shipment and the guy came right back, I denied the shipment, he got it back in his truck and I called customer service again to get the right panel shipped
>>25776887Noted for next timeI could see it working well in every situation, not the one I had to use sealant for.
>>25776887I will be sure to do that!
>>25776716I'm drinking whiskey and working on a Cougar. Get good.Carbanon can call me Saturday and I'll walk him through it, IDGAF. Fixing shit is simply guessing what you're doing until you get good.
Okay so speaking of getting the wrong parts, classic performance got back to me verifying that these are the correct lines (pic related) As per there description >the connect to the factory union on the rear end and are used with converting to disc brakes. They attach at the leaf spring perch by simply drilling a ¼" hole on each perch. Direct fit to traditional 10/12 bolt GM rears and perches, adaptable to non GM assemblies as well with slight modification.Anybody see what they’re talking about here? The long one with the the sharp 90 degree elbows looks like maybe it’ll wrap over the pumpkin and then go under the leaf spring pack but that doesn’t seem right to me. Maybe I’m just retarded
>>25776980Axle for reference
>>25776957Haven't wrenched on the cars in a bitJust been putting miles on and breaking new things to get fixed in winter igStill really thinking about bashing my head against whatever it takes to turbo a slant 4. Still waiting on some docs for such a task though.
>>25776980I have no idea why you'd have to drill a hole, they should just snap in place with the clips
>>25777019I think they want them to wrap down under the tubes and connect to the soft hose at the spring peeve which seems off to me
>>25777038Just bend it to fit, what's the worst that can happen
>>25777114Well yea I know that I’ve made a bunch of brake lines before for some of the jacked up conversion kits that roll into the shop, I’m just trying to figure out what the fuck they were trying to do with these “direct fit” lines. Unless the issue is my slapper bars changing locations of the original mounting points
>>25777124My conversation kit came with some weird lines that didn't fit anything so I just threw them aside for universal brake lines from AutoZone
>>25777139Luckily for the conversion the hoses are pretty long so I can just severely shorten the fuck out of these
>>25777145Cool, I don't see a problem them
>>25777462Jesus Christ you’re fucking stupid. Anon never said it was a problem he was asking how the fuck this is supposed to be a so-called direct fit application when the lines are more bent than your sexuality. Everyone in here has made brake lines, get over yourself. You don’t know shit, shut the fuck up and sit down, faggot junkyard monkey.>>25776980Looks like it may be designed to ride around the front side of the axle assembly and dip down to the spring perch to attach to the soft hose there, but all that high-speed shit you have is in the way. Traction bars, rear sway bar, and helper springs on shocks, what car is this? Here’s a screenshot from eBay showing a non riced axle for reference
>>25777539I saw thes 1’s online for 20$ I’mma just return those other ones, and pre shorten these before I mount them and just keep the factory ones with all the factory shit in case I ever sell this car I can put it back to stock
>>25777639Forgot pic cuz my brains fried but yea they match the original bends looks like perfectly and appear to be shortened. If not I’ll cut em whatever. Either way gotta weld taba to secure the hoses, my times super important to me right now I’m cool with spending 20$ to save an hour of making brake lines and get done faster. It’s an old f-body
>>25777539Why are you so agressively angry
>>25777789Why is bitchbirdboi so aggressively stupid
>>25777539>more bent than your sexualitykek
I have a bunch of parts coming in this week which should let me put some actual miles on the bird. I test fitted some ducting I had laying around (pic rl8), so I have some 3 inch mandrel bent aluminum coming to make a proper intake. It's gonna be wrinkle black like the rest of it and will obscure the turbo less than before
>>25778438Link to the vacuum cleaner hose? I tried to buy some once but I couldn't really find the right stuff.How is it? Can you clamp it to a ~3 inch pipe and get a reasonably air tight seal?
>>25778477It's actually the stock air ducting that goes between the turbo and what used to be the stock vam. I don't plan to use it but it was good for mockup purposes. Seems to fit 2.5 with the flexibility to fit 3". If it was good enough for oem it's probably OK, though idk how to identify it
just picked up an efi 460, dash is indicating about 300k miles, it seems to run smooth but the oil pressure is kindof not high, how likely is it that if it comes out that itll need to get bored?
>>25778682It wouldn't be the cylinder bores causing your low oil psi, it would be bearings before anything else. only way to check those is to tear down the block though, so if you wanted to check your compression anyway a compression test kit would do the trick.
>>25778682Good chance the pump itself is just worn out, even original
>>25778856I mean if I tear it down to do bearings how likely will it be that at 300k it needs a bore and pistons put in it
>>2577894050/50Would still be a good idea to do rings even if the bore is good though.
This is my English 1950s daily. I lurk here often, don’t post much. Doesn’t need any work until its next service. Absolute gem.
>>25779099Forgot link https://youtu.be/2FmYLwSkgb0
>>25779020another thing is that its been running on propane for an unknown amount of time, exclusively because whoever installed it broke the fuckin fuel rail, also its been ragged out on a farm presumably most of its life because it has no air conditioner, its a zf 460 stripper model.
>>25779099>>25779103That the original numberplate stamping as well?
>>25779099>>25779103Now that is comfy
Does anyone here collect old advertisements for their car?Like magazine ads etc? Old brochures?
>>25780456I've got a few pictures from the factory of 1952/3/4 Fords, but none of a wagon that I possess. I've been looking, though. Share what you've got of your car, pls.
>>25780463I don't have any either, kinda why I was asking to see if anyone here collects them. I just recently discovered there's a whole section of ebay dedicated to this stuff and there's even a bunch of ads for my car that are pretty cheap. Thought it would be cool buy a few and frame them or something.
Should I get my bench seat stuffed and reupholstered or should I put in buckets? pic related is what they look like not fucked up. I would love to keep the hounds tooth, but there are some beard low backs for sale nearby
>>25780835hell yeah, borther.
>get home>driveway smells overwhelmingly like gasoline>see giant puddle underneath fiesta>its actively dripping>just filled it up yesterday>gauge is now at halfThere goes like $15
>>25780937>There goes like $15do your math again
>>25781035Why? Fuel is expensive
>>25780456Yeah I have a couple original ads for my motorcycles motorcycle and a racing poster for my Volkswagen
>>25780937bar of soap m8 she'll be good as new
Caught the opening race of FnF Tokyo Drift last night and it brought back some memories and rage. Basically I lost out on a chance to have a movie built MC as my first car when I was 16 because "you'll get speeding tickets!" (Surprise, I still fucking got them in a shit box).>Be me, 16, looking for first car circa 2009-10>Parents give me budget of 9kI was actually looking to buy a 1k shit box with my own $ but my parents wanted me to have something reliable.>Scouring the internet for anything that peak my interest, mostly trucks>Come across one of the stunt monte Carlos for sale that wasn't used.>Full jump suspension, sbc, auto, roll cage, street legal>Pics of it are fucking clean and detailed>Because of the recession, it's only $8500 >I already loved the MC because of that movie, so I instantly freaked when I saw it was a possibility>Parents say no because speeding and gas>Idgaf, but they're buying so I was powerless>Ended up getting some slow ass V6 silverado that got 13mpg and I got speeding tickets every yearThe real ass kicker was that I saw the EXACT same car sold at auction for like $120k when I was in college.
>>25781821When I was seventeen, just got 72 Camaro SS 4 speed small block. Traded another Camaro plus a bank loan dad had to sign for. A guy I know in the next subdivision has a 63 Chevy 2 show car. Chrome rear end, chrome front axle, chrome shocks, beautiful paint. Small block tunnel ram, in-line 4speed. He puts it up for sale for $8,000. Need roughly another $5,000. Dad says no on additional loan. Car was a beast and I would have probably killed myself. Plus no garage and I would have had to buy a shitbox to drive in the winter, but damn, you couldn’t buy the chrome for $8.
>>25781866There are always those that get away. I remember a few years ago marketplace in Alabama was full of 64 galaxies and similar year fairlanes. At the time I already had a classic so no spare funds. When I finally sell it and have the cash now, I couldn't find anything. Seems like whenever I'm interested in anything but don't have the cash, they're everywhere for cheap, but the moment I'm ready to buy, they jump up in price and disappear without fail. Y'all should follow me like people follow Pelosi for stocks lol.
>>25781891You would've been killed by skateboarder dude. Kyle is more of a man than you'll ever be
>>25781952My dick in your mom's mouth
>>25781821I kick myself all the time for not snagging han's maverick that was for sale in my area.
Here's a 2.3 swap rx7 for sale in Texas that comes with like 2 spare engines and several crates full of other 2.3 shit. I've always memed a 2.3 swap fd would be sick but I was amazed to see someone actually tried it. Its obviously a retarded engine to swap in but it has massive meme potential and would no doubt be hilarious to drive.
>>25766059Does an air cooled 964 make the cut?>>25782341Swapped fd’s are the devil’s workUnless it’s a 4 rotor
Something for y'all Incase you're in the area.
>>25782547Saw this; want half a dozen, but need to be responsible.
>>25781045I dont beleive half a tank is only 15 bucks
>>25782691Its a 10 gallon tankwhere I'm at gas is $3.50 a gallon for 87YOU do the math again
>>25782698>10 gallon tankwhat the hell is it
>>25782698My thunderbird has a 22 gallon tank
>>25782738Your thunderbird is probably also 4 times bigger than my car
>>25782744It's bigger than one of these somehow, so probably a fair assessment
>>25782744My VW had a 5gallon fuel cell. I wonder how long it wouldve lasted if I ever had driven it
>>25782368>Swapped fd’s are the devil’s work>Unless it’s a 4 rotorunfathomably based
>>25782547What day is the classic drags in Joplin again?
>>25782744>QTwhere you at?
>>25782152Lol the truth hurts doesn't it
uhm, its happening!
>>25783177whats going on here
>>25783331babbys first enginework, iron duke for my s15 1989. the fan threw a fin and unbalanced, destroyed bearing for it and the water pump, dumped all the coolant on the highway and blew the headgasket. i decked it on a chunk of granite countertop with 80 grit, warpage from .0085 to under .003 (spec is .006), gasket matched, mild bowl grinding and polished exhaust, cut the seats to spec, lapped in 280 > 600 > 1000. now just have to prep the block and put t back on WEW its been 2 months ffs
>>25783700what did you use to measure the warpage?
>>25783709straightedge and feeler gauges, is there another way?
>>25783700Spec on an iron duke is .006?Surely thats just a suggestion on those
>>25783727idk I was just asking as I have never tried before so didn't know what tools you would use. Makes sense tho, thanks.
>>25783814be sure to put the straight edge corner to corner as well as straight across and try all the different orientations to see where the worst of it is
Looking at buying a 70's C3 soon, plan on going from all stock to ~400 naturally aspirated hp at the wheels and improved suspension all the way around. Budgeted out, should take me two and a half years in total. Better to handle the suspension and brakes first while living with the 185hp mill for a year, or start with the engine first?
>>25783900people will tell you to do suspension and brakes first. I would do whatever you can and whatever keeps you motivated on your project. If you want to keep driving it while you work, I would do brakes/ suspension on weekends while building a completely separate engine.
My boss just offered me a free Pontiac 350 2 barrel with trans. I was tempted but my current engine is just too good
>>25784409>If you want to keep driving it while you work, I would do brakes/ suspension on weekends while building a completely separate engine.Thanks anon, that makes sense to me. I've done suspension work before on a '63 C10 and an '05 Wrangler so I'm confident in being able to get all that torn apart and buttoned back up between Friday and Sunday night, but this'll be my first time doing engine work. Having massive brakes on a car slower than the Altima it's replacing is going to be kinda funky, but I'm sure I'll get used to it.
>>25784511checked and good luck
>>25783700>the fan threw a fin and became unbalanced>destroyed the bearing >destroyed the water pump>dumped all the coolant on the highway >somehow you didn't notice any of this hullaballoo and kept driving until it blew the headgasket
>>25784468Take it and put it in storage dude>>25784409Just do what I did, ignore the brakes and tires and just double the power output
>>25782702Jesus you're a dumb cunt
>>25784702He's cool and knows I can't just throw it in my garage. He said it can stay in his shop as long as it needs
CPP got back to me, they said these are in fact the correct direct fit brake lines. Guess I’m just stupid
>>25784710I pissed and shit in your mom's pussy
>>25784468How will you ever tune a carburator?>>25784803It's alright me too
>>25784949kek, you know you're low on the totem pole when Twink rips on you.
>>25784949I'll convert the thing to EFI. I'll play around with it and go with port injection
>>25785059Make sure the cam isn't flat.
>>25785059>ruining "soul" with efi
>>25785076That's the problem. It's a mystery engine. It runs supposedly but how well is up to the imagination
>>25785087Yeah it's too bad there's no way to check an engine, oh well.
>>25766963>>25767066you know the number of gears is irrelevent right?your cruising speed will be determined by ratio of top gear x final drive ratio.what you want is a 472 or 500 caddy engine with a manual conversion.
>>25785281He needs Jesus
>>25783015Saturday the 20th. Friday night fun drags and beers at the La Quinta Inn. It’s a good time. We’ll have a 68 fastback Mustang 4speed. Come say hello if you make it
>>25784981I was thinking the same thing. Twink is usually so mellow and passive
>>25785059Considering going to port injection on a motor never offered with port injection from the factory. I wasn’t aware anyone was offering a system for port. Throttle body, yes.
I pulled out the oem clock yesterday and set the wideband in place. It didn't take long since my whole interior comes apart with a screwdriver. My factory boost gauge still works, and while the coolant and oil pressure gauges are notoriously bad im using them in lieu of setting up aftermarket gauge pods, just to keep it stock looking.I also have a 4 or 5 boxes of parts showing up today. Barring any new problems (lol) I'm on the last leg of labor intensive shit i need to do aside from some fluid changes. I'm sure my semi-daily blog posts aren't that interesting but I don't post anywhere else.
>>25783900You’re saying 400 whp is equivalent to 525 or so flywheel with an automatic. Natural aspirated is doable, but not easy. If an auto, it will have to have a pretty loose converter to accommodate a hydraulic roller with enough duration. Plan on building a 406 to a 434” small block and spending $10,000 for the engine alone
Would I be retarded to buy this car, Im going to check it out over the weekend and probably buy it. Was thinking of just keeping it as a sort of weekend driver since i dont need to drive to work. 290k kms, bit rusted and scratched but apparently everything works fine ¯\_(ツ)_/¯4.2k audPlease talk me into it/out of it
>>25785922Its a 250 with the 2.5l inline 6. I believe its the m123 motor accoring to wikipedia.
signing up for a boomer type local car show, first few people to sign up get some plaque or something for their car and it sounds cool. all my phase 0 shit will be done, just need to wash and wax and vacuum. anyone else have experience doing one of those super normie car shows?
>>25783900Hey, don't listen to this guy >>25785819400 whp na with a gen 1 small block without boring or stroking is easy peasy and one of the cheapest engines to build. You could do it for less than $5k even in today's world. As for mods, I say do suspension and engine bolt-ons first and leave stuff like heads and cam for later. Bolt ons and carb/dist tuning took my smog era motor from an 8 second 0-60 to 5.8 secs with a ton of wheelspin. I recommend hotchkis springs and sway bars with bilstein shocks.
>>25784605it threw the belt
>>25785798I'd have to make it. I had this crazy thought about hiding the reluctor wheel under the distributor cap and use an LS ecu using a regular carburetor as a throttle body. I've always wanted to do it, I think it can be done. I could always try and put it on the crank too but that'd be much more difficult. There are plenty of LS coil relocation kits that I can use to hide the coils so I can have some fun with it. The only thing I'm not sure about is knock sensors. Just a crazy Idea I want to try and pull off
Iron duke brainlet here again. Was just checking over my head before throwing it on the block, my installed spring height is way off, by like a 1/4" too long. I recut the seats but theres no way they moved that far. Pic related is the spec, and my 1989 springs are measuring like dead on for the 85/86 spec listed, my installed spring height is perfect for the earlier spec. How possible is it that my engine has mixed up parts in it? Im pretty sure its never been opened up before. Should i shim it to spec? Do i have to measure the actual pressures to sort all this out? Does it even matter on a stock work truck engine?
>>25785956You realize that there is an average 25 percent loss with an old automatic right? Now your saying 400 whp is easy without a fresh, round cylinder bore and a 3.48 stroke or less. Building the horsepower takes a good valvetrain and a good head. Making said 500 flywheel horsepower stay together at 6500-7500 rpm to make that power takes a premium rotating assembly and block. You are living in clown world. I’ll bet you tell people that your shitbox runs 12’s.
>>25786416You know you can hone a cylinder without boring it bigger right? Jesus Christ.
>>25786416Yeah I know exactly what I'm saying lol. You can hit that number easy with just heads and cam, no overbore or stroking necessary. Why are you so mad?
>>25786778On what? N/a 350 chevy? 400 horses at the rear wheels?
>>25786904Are you really having that much trouble remembering what you're talking about?
>>25787202I won't have any trouble remembering how I smoked you in my Pontiac then smoked your dad with my cock.
>>25787228Yeah it's not really surprising that you can remember having gay sex more easily than you can remember a conversation that's still here to read in it's entirety. Maybe some day you'll stop being such a stupid loser.
>>25787277You're just mad that Lm7bird piped down your father.
>>25787291Do you actually think you're convincing us you're more than one person? Did you want to contribute to the thread or were you gonna go back to the white trash shitbox general where you belong?
>>25787304>white trash shitbox generalDamn, you caught me smack dab in the feels. You're right, I'll take my s/c 79 Camaro there, then.
>>25785904It doesn't look excessively molested but it's hard to tell from one picture. Very cool. I don't have any experience with petrol w123s though so I can't say anything about the motor or its reliability at that mileage.
>>25787304>or were you gonna go back to the white trash shitbox general where you belong?I'm disabled, explain this to me
>>25787371wrong, I'm retarded and can find myself out just fine
>>25786904Yes, other similarly sized motors too. SBC in particular has a GIGANTIC bore for its size dude. Breathes so good.
>>25787425Nah, 400 to the wheels n/a isn't going to happen without major engine work. the static compression is just too low for that my guy
>>25787442How fucking stupid are you? Can you point out where he said to not gone the cylinders, and where he said to run stock pistons and stock compression ratio? Or are you having too much trouble following what is being said?
>>25787471>You can hit that number easy with just heads and cam>>25786778to me just heads and cam means heads and cam with everything else being stock and the block in std spec but that might just be me and my fucking stupid thinking i dunno
>>25787480Yes you're fucking stupid, if you don't understand what we're talking about maybe you should shut the fuck up.
>>25787486so then tell me, what the fuck does "just heads and cam" mean if not "just heads and cam" why even say "just heads and cam" when in reality you mean basically anything goes
>>25787502It means a supercharger pendjeo
My compressor and low pressure cut off switch are wired, the electric fan override is wired. I used the factory switches and it looks great. Really cleaned up my wires
>>25787672post pics of said switches
Gonna bake a new bread because this one is just pure faggotry at this point
new thread: >>25787686
>>25787679All in this guy here
>>25787693I suppose looks are subjective, but its cool you got to re-use the factory switches. I'd do the same thing as I think the modern a/c swaps look like garbage.
>>25787683>Maybe if we have a new thread with the same subject and the same people posting it will be different???????The thread has not hit the bump limit, you're just spamming the board for no reason.
>>25787699Yea, vintage air looks like shit. It's why I did what I did with the C10 evaporator. It looks alot more correct that way. It's looks pretty clean and some friction tape under the hood completes the picture
>>25787705>you're spamming, but I'm not!kill yourself
>>25787705You're time is over
>>25787442Yes it would, all you'd need is good heads and a cam matched to them
>>25787736>Pointing out someone made a duplicate thread is spammingI guess you don't know what the word means huh?
>>25787751You know nothing. If 400 wheel horsepower was that easy, everyone would have it. They don’t, it’s not, and the heads to get you there are $2000 themselves. I love running dipshits and taking their money. I forgot, I’m probably arguing with an autistic 12 year old.
>>25787471So, you’re going to put some nice,new, forged piston on a stock set of rods and HONE the cylinders. Tell us ccg engine master, what piston, head and cam would you choose to produce 400whp?
>>25787425A 4 inch bore is not huge. A ford 302 has a 4 inch bore. It made 230 Gross hp in 68. That’s why when making really big power, you start with a 400 architecture block and go up from 4.125 bore and build a 421”,427”,434” or even a 454” sbc.
>>25787480It’s not your stupid thinking. You are correct
>>25787879Nah it really is that easy, most people are just very dumb.
>>25787934I said for its size, 4" bore is pretty big. Look at a Pontiac 350, the bore on that thing is measly compared to the Chevy (the Pontiac however has other advantages owing to its 3.75" stroke). And that 302 has a lot of potential too for similar reasons but obviously less overall due to being down almost 50 cubic inches
>>25787792>I'm such a niggerbrain that it escapes me why my shitty pointless niggerposts would also be considered spam.You've got a long way, junior.
>>25787968The Pontiac is down by an 1/8”. Lot’s of motors came with a 4” bore. 302 fords and Chevys, 327, 350. Horsepower is manipulated more with bore. Torque, by stroke. They aren’t mutually exclusive though. That’s why the 454 didn’t make more horsepower than the 427 it replaced, it did however make for a very wide torque curve. A 302 can put out 500 hp, it wil simply do so at 8 or 9 thousand rpm instead of 5 thousand for the 454.