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  1. If you have an aftermarket cam, why are you even comparing to the factory? Just set it to what is calls for and be happy. If you dont like a bit of valvetrain noise put the factory cam back in it and clean up after youself with your grannypanties.
  2. Sorry to go off topic valiant, but piazzanoob have u had much experience with these ICE systems on 440s? Would like to chat to u regarding the timing curve details etc if poss. Im a little uncertain where to set mine with the cam in mind. Cheers Shane
  3. Yeah kinda, where are you based? Wish there was a way to contact them.
  4. Is anyone able to find out if a car there has some roofracks still fitted? The website says so but also has disclaimers.... Should be a couple there vt-vz commodore wagons that both are supposed to still have them. Sorta need them a bit urgently, they cheap, 39 bux for the pair but is now a bit of a struggle to get them in time.
  5. Wheel muck is AWESOME. Buy a bottle. Ive bene through fricken litres of it now and not had a wheel not cleaned from it.
  6. Ok that makes perfect sense. Thanks
  7. Know this is silly but whats the point in entering, do you need it to be able to enter into cruises etc or is it just for competitions etc?
  8. Saw your beast on one of the cruise videos on FB nominal. Think it was the one heading into whitianga? Looks so good low n slow
  9. Shuk has shit loads of insertion rubber, dont worry about that.
  10. Hey mate hows this thing goin, any further along?
  11. nzed

    FiTech EFI

    They are getting a huge following over the states. I cant figure it out. Maybe it does sound like a good plan of you arent mechanically minded cos lets face it sometimes it is easy to flood or not start a poorly tuned carb. I supoose thats why edlebrock also sell so many shit crabs too.
  12. I would suggest that if you put an idler up high between the two to get the wrap on crank and again the ps pullet it should work Ok. Guess it depends how good you are with making a strong but slim bracket as it will take alot of load.
  13. Whats the motor you planning on putting it on sorry?
  14. I dont have anythin technical to add than has been already... However my reason for wanting to post was purely to say thank fuck no dick has said to put an edlebrock on it, go way better and never need to tune it again! Argh, i hate those cunts with a passion.
  15. Didn't think we were discussing fuel economy... no-one sensible brings up a conversation like that with these old girls hahaha.
  16. Very nice. You'll just have to try it. It really comes down to how much money u want to pour down its throat. So its coming direct from USA, their fuel is pretty low in octane so you should be right with 91. However you do never really know whats its been run on. Is it a stock runner? As alltorque mentioned keep an ear out for pinging sounds under load. If it is, u can either bump up to 95 or 98 fuel or take a couple degrees of timing out. Personally id adjust the timing for cheaper fuel if its a stocka.. Choice car... welcome to OS. Keen to see more.
  17. Best results are by freezing with liquid nitrogen, and then maching with high rake super polished tool steel.
  18. Id say thats a good clue to your problem. Could be a coil issue as well as breaking down under load is a common ignition fault but also if you are able to fix the timing first it could resolve all your problems or at least the miss may not be as noticeable.
  19. Although shit luck, progress is good. Should go well now.
  20. Timing slightly out? Does it need a bit of peddle to get going?
  21. Takes fricken lifetimes to learn how to roll the drill the same way both sides reliably. I definately prefer split point. But i have found cheaper drill bits cant handle that jandle. Even sutton/evacut arent as good as dormer etc.
  22. Got some more work done recently. Re-aligned the belts and is much better. Got the engine running and oil leak fixed. Went to do some more work on it but wouldnt turn the starter. Diagnosis pointed at the starter but isnt very old. Rechecked everything and confirmed so pulled it. Bench testing showed it works. Couldnt figure it out apart from the post that the key wire mounts too wasnt very tight and could spin if u did it up too tight, so this made me wonder... sure enough. Broken. So got that sorted and refitted. Was sick of seeing it so dirty, hasnt had a wash in like 4 years so actually managed to drive it for the first time in probably that long too. Was only like 10m or so out of the garage lol but still beats trying to push it. Looks like we need new door seals as water went in the tops of 2 doors.. lol never ending. But next its probably time to start assembling the front grill/lights and put bumper up properly.
  23. Whoops posted in the discussion thread not here. There is some stuff missing in this thread between last post and to current but nothing great. Made up some new washers to seal the fittings on carb to stop the leak. Which meant i could then fire it up and run the cam in, which highlighted a couple other problems like a nasty oil leak on the block in a cunty corner from sump block and timing cover. Alt wasnt charging correctly but that turned out to be my field wire on the reg back to front so that was easy. Also had some trouble with it overfuelling really badly, but everything pointed to something not quite right in the carb, ie not a jet or mixture incorrect. Got more wiring of relays for lights/horns and stuff up front done. Then this was roughly a point where it got put into storage when i moved out of auckland and had nowhere for it down here to live as sheds have been too small so said my goodbyes for while.. That brings us closer to current times. Wow nearly another two years had passed. Its been in storage a long time while everything i previously called life changed. Anywho. Have finally got a round to getting this back home and wrote a long list of shit required to consider a wof check... filled half the windscreen! Lol. Anyway got the car emptied as it was chocka full of stuff. Its on bumps up front so need to lift it a bit. This covid19 stuff has given me a bit of time to get started on it again. Something thats really been getting on top of me is this oil leak where the timing cover meets block meet sump. Id tried every other way to try stop the leak without just doing it properly but all id acheived was wasting that time and afair amount of money in the process. I let it get to me. I'd finally got new gaskets and a buttload of black sealant and got too with the strip poo and reassemble. ..... have got most of it back together again. While i was waiting for sealant to dry before putting fluids back in i got onto the carb as its been overfuelling reeeeeeeally badly at idle.. like eye wateringly stingy. Even though this was a brand new item, evidently quickfuel fitted a little valve to protect the powervalve or something but turns out the ball jams and doesn't work properly. They say to remove it and will be all good. Ok so stripped the carb off and pulled the baseplate off to find the lil fucker in question. So have punched it out and got it back together and on. I'm not real happy with the alignment of the alternator belt. So have removed it and all the brackets to find out where its out. Feels good to see some progress with it for a change instead of having a bad attitude for it lol hopefully get it running again over next couple days. Should have a bit more bark too now if ive fixed the overfueling situation.
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