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  1. For connecting the TH400 to the column shift use a cable as above. The factory cross over is almost impossible to get and really complicated.
  2. This is a bit generic. I suspect the unconnected wire is the switched auto park wire. When the motor is in any position but parked it will supply 12 volts which will be cut when you reach the park position. This is normally connected to the low speed wire via the wiper switch. There are a couple of things you can do to check, the first is check for continuity between blue/blue and blue/white when off park. Then connect blue/white and blue/black together apply power to blue/blue and earth to black and the motor should auto park.
  3. took it down today for the recheck on the cert. All good......exccept I didn't put a heat shield between the brake line and the exhaust, I even looked at it when I did the other side .....dumb ass. Also it failed the brake test. by the 4th stop it had run out of brakes so fail. The pads that are in the calipers are probably 30 years old even though they haven't done a lot of miles. They have managed to be on 3 different cars. I don't know if they get worse with age or weren't that great to start with. I'll get them relined with the flash new material and working properly. Then I can adjust the
  4. I would start with checking the wires from the door switches to the light. lots of places to rub through and short out.
  5. Several Steps forward, one step back. Got the final wheels on, the passengers side got new repro centre caps. Wipers on, they are EH Holden and don't line up 100%on the screen. It has also been to VTNZ for a VIN number which has been issued. While I was driving it I noticed that the from breaks were not releasing. Jacked the car up and yes they were definitely not releasing. I did think that it might be the push rod in the booster being a shade too long so unbolted the master cylinder and no change. I had got the brake lines back to front so the residual valve for the rear
  6. I am very interested in this. My firebird has an Edelbrock 600 CFM carby which has been OK, it has a flat spot that I never could get rid of and when the car sits for more than a week is takes for ever to get fuel up before it starts. The Fitech, smallest one with timing control, looks like a good option. At the same time replacing the cast iron intake with an aluminum one to get rid of the adapter and lose some weight. The other option that I was considering is the Edelbrock Pro Flow multipoint system. This has the intake, dissy and separate computer as part of the package. It is
  7. A long overdue up date. I stole the master cylinder off the firebird, which was stuffed from having sat for nearly 3 years. Off to Sterling Brake and Clutch for a rebuild, the 3rd time in 25 years. Here is the booster mounted. And then with the master cylinder and brake lines. The brake lines were made out of a copper alloy tube that the brake guys said is all good for cert and way easier than steel to work with. They were not wrong. The brakes work really well. First hard stop had my 16 year old son complaining that I was going to put him through the windscreen. Had a co
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  9. All good. Glad the bits have gone to a good home. Looking forward to seeing this on the road.
  10. Super cool wagon. I have a set of 14x7 and 14x8 widened steel wheels that would be the business. Send me a message if you are interested.
  11. What I would do is wire the secondaries shut, half a 600 should be about right. Make sure the power valve is OK and set the float levels. Years ago a mate had a nasty 265 Hemi with a 600 on it and a really big spring in the secondaries (basically never opened), Changed the spring for a lighter one, it didn't go any faster but drank a heap more fuel.
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