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1  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: Today at 05:48:00 AM
most impressive - was Crossram, 4.56s, headers, and mandrel bent exhaust with Borlas - -  but that was to be expected - -

honestly most enjoyable was stock intake/carb, 140 cam, 4.56 gears, headers with Chambered exhaust.

2  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 09:04:39 PM
i will - proablby not anytime soon, but i might take it to a F.A.S.T event at some point.

i have drivin it for the past 10 years with every iteration of Z28 glory Cheesy
its literally been my Guinea Pig - -  i've had 3.73s, 4.10s, and finally 4.56s in it -  the 30/30 cam, LT1 Cam, a couple aftermarket disasters, and lastly the 140 cam -
stock intake, cross ram setup,
Gardners Chambered Exhaust, and their DeepTone System, finally a true 2.5 mandrel bent system with borla mufflers and headers for the last season before pulling the 302/crossram mill out.

now, i'm shelf-ing all the original $$$ parts and will run with the 421 for a while Cheesy

cheers
3  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 08:45:37 PM
thats a good question -
its a 9:1  421, hyd roller cam - 236-248 at .050 with 535/518 on a 106 - Dart Iron Eagles 180cc heads
Z28 intake, AED 850 holley -
wide ratio muncie and 3.36 gears - -

if i were running headers and a good exhaust - probably a shit-ton
but i suspect the manifolds and stock deep-tone exhaust will kill a lot of the potential - especially the top-end -  but i built it to be a grunty big-block in a Z28 look-alike package.

i'll know in a few days Cheesy
4  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 08:02:27 PM
yep - and dbl the gaskets
5  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 02:04:45 PM
I didn't do the milling - Brzenski did the CNC work on a pair of Dart Iron Eagle 200cc heads.
they are atop a 421 small block - Cheesy

6  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 01:13:13 PM
yeah i'm not making that mistake lol

i'll either go with trying to trim down an OE sender or go with a smaller one and calibrate
7  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 12:26:47 PM
well the heads are on the car - so not much of a chance to drill and tap -  i do have the larger tap but i'm not sure i can fit a drill in straight - Sad plus cleaning out the shavings in the water jacket will not be fun

i do wonder about milling down the correct size - if its possible
8  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 12:02:58 PM
sorry - no the location is correct (between the 1-3 exhaust port -  but it has the smaller tapped hole and will not fit the OE sending unit.

I could opt to put the sending unit in the intake like a 68 car, or get a thermostat housing with the larger port -  but I have a set of Dart heads that were milled by Brzenski on the ends to look like a set of 69-70 Z28 heads -   BUT the temp sending unit thread is smaller on the Dart heads.

thanks
9  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / modded temp gauge for smaller sending unit anyone????? on: April 27, 2015, 11:04:52 AM
I guess this topic comes up often -  but anyone who has later model, or aftermarket heads combined with factory guages is going o run into the temp sending unit problem...

the best solution i've yet read is to use a TS76 sending unit, and then replace the resistor on the gauge with a 150ohm resistor...

anyone done this?  how accurate?   is there another solution to keeping the sending unit in the head (do not want to go 68 style as my car is a 69 and has the harness with the shorter length)

just curious.

thanks

A
10  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / need distributor and qjet carb tune for 1970 350/300hp - Detroit area on: October 16, 2014, 09:58:09 PM
so, its not my camaro, but my 1970 Monte Carlo -
it has its original 350/300 engine but the qjet has been replaced with a correct rebuilt unit, and the distributor, while original, has had different weights and springs installed.

the car runs quite well - but fuel economy seems worse than i'd expect 10-12mpg granny driving all the time - and wot performance isn't great.

i suspect timing issues first - and then god only knows what the internal rods/jets are in the qjet -

any recommendations on how to get this straitened out?  i could put the stock advance arms and springs back in the distributor (if I could find the right ones to order)
and start there - but i'd kinda rather pay someone who has the a/f tools to do the job corruptly and without guess work.

Aaron
11  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 15, 2013, 02:27:46 PM
thanks!
12  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 15, 2013, 12:39:19 PM
god no - its actually a repop manifold -  when i was making the video, i said NOS parts - but didn't intend to mislead -  however the carbs are new production holley, and the manifold is the a repop with port matched intake etc.

thanks
13  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Re: Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 09, 2013, 07:02:37 AM
thanks -  i have it geared with wide ratio M22 auto gearset (2.54 1st) and 4.56 - so it certainly has the benefit of torque multiplication for sure. and it has a 10# flywheel.

I like it idling at 1000 rpm, which is probably a tad low -  but rollig out of a stop at 12-1400 is easier than the 30/30 was with 11 to 1. (same gears)

honestly, i can't make full use of this cars power - if you nail the throttle, the tires comes loose at any speed above 3000 rpm.   The last time I had it out, i thought i'd wind it up on a freeway entrance ramp.... i eased into it in 1st, and then when it hit 5500 in 2nd, it started floating out on me....

needs more rubber Cheesy
14  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Mild Modifications / Cross Ram Z in action - sorta - check er out on: October 08, 2013, 09:33:10 PM
finished my Crossram Conversion -

LOVE IT - very driveable and after a few thousand miles, plugs still look new Cheesy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGkwsho-zbA&list=UUzOqCQc0JKM43SLQ6d-Nn-Q
15  Camaro Research Group Discussion / General Discussion / Re: Chid seat in 1st gen on: September 08, 2010, 03:10:54 PM
well, my son's car seat is a permanent fixture in my 69Z.  The rear belts make it an easy install, however, the big ass buckle sits right in the middle of his back.

he has never complained about it, but i can't imagine having that thing sitting in the middle of my back. (especially when the car is accelerating the way I drive it Cheesy)


thanks
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