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Maintenance / Re: Spark plugs for 396 / 325 hp
« on: July 15, 2020, 02:40:46 PM »
I run R44XL's in my 396 gapped at .40

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Originality / Re: Master Cylinder Brake Lines
« on: July 14, 2020, 09:19:57 PM »
Those aren't proportioning valves. They are distribution blocks. They essentially do nothing but route juice and do not say you get this much in the back and you get this much in the front.

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General Discussion / Re: Can't Stop
« on: July 14, 2020, 09:06:13 PM »
If you see bubbles during or post bench bleed, RED FLAG!!!!

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General Discussion / Re: Can't Stop
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:54:20 PM »
And another thing!! Stay away from Advance and Auto Zone rebuilt Master Cylinders that are 40 bucks. Freaking garbage. About to put the 4th one in a year on mine and this time is because it's leaking between the bore and the booster.  Get a net new one.

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General Discussion / Re: Can't Stop
« on: July 14, 2020, 08:50:04 PM »
Maybe the Master Cylinder piston seals. When you are pressing on pedal and it's going to the floor, it may be burping air right out of the master at the same time. Have someone look to verify this at the same time when you are pushing. If there's no pressure, then there's air. If there's air then it's going somewhere out the system and the first culprit is the Master Cylinder.

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Maintenance / Re: Reverse bleeding rear drums
« on: December 13, 2019, 10:21:58 PM »
Yea it has a proportioning valve and maybe that good ole rust has seized the piston inside and needs to be replaced.

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Maintenance / Reverse bleeding rear drums
« on: December 13, 2019, 08:07:20 PM »
Replaced master cylinder due to brake fluid being rusted. Pulling in air at the new master after air bubbles appear even after bench bleeding. Was going to try a reverse bleed from the passenger right and cannot push the fluid through and only comes gushing out of the bleeder screw no matter if it's barely cracked or almost all the way open.  The fronts are bled and only have the back wheels that i cannot push the fluid through. Makes me wonder if i have a corroded line somewhere not allowing the fluid to pass. The steel line coming off the master is taped off and have it attached to a bottle (catch) can if i ever get it to flow correctly.  Would the only option that i have is to start chasing which line or lines contain the blockage starting from both rear wheels and on up to the master?

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 23, 2019, 10:49:14 AM »
I do trust them. The guy that tore it down does this weekly for someone that drag races on the weekends and rebuilds a 454 when needed. Heís also a Camaro guy himself and familiar with these firsts gens. Knowing this put me at ease a little going into this project.

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 23, 2019, 12:41:15 AM »
This car is solid black with gray racing stripes. We call her Black Betty and sheís not rock steady right now. Sheís been a real bi*ch ever since I got her. Once she comes back solid, sheíll be bambalam and Iím gonna open her up and finally see what it can do.

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 22, 2019, 11:56:34 PM »
It felt like it ran fine and all that was noticeable was the bottom end knock. It didnít have but will in the future a kick down cable and I never had a chance to floor it and open up 4 barrels. Never felt like a wobble whatsoever. If the block comes back with good pressure and can be salvaged, we are painting the block black and heads black with chrome valve covers. Also getting the billet surpentine belt kit for dress up because itís not a numbers matching car and we can pretty much. Keeping the block stock with all new parts and as fat of a cam I can that the tolerance allows.  Sucks that we just got this car and had to turn around and hear that it was shot and or about to be shot.

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:18:20 PM »
Spun bearings charred beyond belief too. I didnít take any close up pics. Sorry about that

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 20, 2019, 09:16:54 PM »
Oil pump was barely inside the oil pan. Crank was really marred everywhere. Cam was rounded off. Pistons looked like $hit. Hydrolic lifters cupped really bad. Lifters mushroomed out. Saw it today for the first time and was blown away with what I saw. Threw up in my mouth a little too.

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 18, 2019, 10:37:37 AM »
Turns out that I have to have the motor rebuilt

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 14, 2019, 12:02:26 AM »
That was too funny man!!!! Geez i'm still laughing at that!!! I wish that was what the problem was!!

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General Discussion / Re: 396 big block knock after warmup
« on: July 12, 2019, 05:59:57 PM »
Mechanic said torque converter and flexplate are fine. Also removed the fuel pump as well, still had the knock. He said that it's in tho motor even after i bet him 20 bucks it was the flexplate.
Now to find someone that can pull the motor and check basically everything and go straight down into the financial rabbit hole and come out butt hurt.

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