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87IrocTim
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 6:04 pm    Post subject: 1 week from completion Reply with quote

hey everyone, the 2 year battle with the trans am is one week away from completion, figured i would throw up some pictures from yesterday to show what i got going on. for those that dont know it is a 427 tall deck with a mild cam, double springs, and harland sharp rockers. otherwise stock. should be started this coming monday or tuesday.




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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool!

The top pulley is too big!!! Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha yea no kidding. dont worry, ive always been good at slowly shrinking the top pulley and making the bottom bigger. just keep goin till i hear funny noises, then back one step Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had me on that one - Trans Am???????. Then I saw the second picture That's a neat car. Wheelie bars though - that's a strong stagement. It's gotta live up to it or we'll ride you Laughing . Hope it comes outta the gate strong. Keep up posted. Clay
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

clay wrote:
It's gotta live up to it or we'll ride you Laughing .

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha ill try to scratch those wheels up. gonna be tough with a near stock tranny, but screw it ill try wheres a cheap transbrake kit? Laughing

starting it tomorrow afternoon so definitely have my fingers crossed. not bad for the money spent. i bought the car as a roller for $3500. trans for $200, $2800 blower, and engine for $1000. plus all the little improvements and parts im still under $10000 for what should be a pretty stout toy. cant complain there.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a fun ride. Can't wait to see what it runs.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well? Question
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Paul P wrote:
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6 days don't make a week hijack man!!! with a red pencilbox Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

87IrocTim wrote:
haha ill try to scratch those wheels up. gonna be tough with a near stock tranny, but screw it ill try wheres a cheap transbrake kit? Laughing

starting it tomorrow afternoon so definitely have my fingers crossed. not bad for the money spent. i bought the car as a roller for $3500. trans for $200, $2800 blower, and engine for $1000. plus all the little improvements and parts im still under $10000 for what should be a pretty stout toy. cant complain there.


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6 days don't make a week hijack man!!! with a red pencil box Laughing Laughing


He did say tomorrow on the 17th....

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably a little too warm to try and race it. If he got any traction he'd dig a hole in the starting line the asphalt is so hot it is flowing these days, and concrete is buckling.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a little update here, nothing really went as planned as usual. been workin out the bugs for a while. started it yesterday but shut it off early because no oil was coming up through any of the passenger side rockers. any ideas? i pulled the distributor out and primed it for a good ten minutes but only the drivers side were squirting oil. got to figure it out before i let this thing break in. sounds great though.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What year block? Did you have new cam bearings installed?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

87IrocTim wrote:
a little update here, nothing really went as planned as usual. been workin out the bugs for a while. started it yesterday but shut it off early because no oil was coming up through any of the passenger side rockers. any ideas? i pulled the distributor out and primed it for a good ten minutes but only the drivers side were squirting oil. got to figure it out before i let this thing break in. sounds great though.



Keep the drill on and rotate 1/4 turn. There is no reason that tall block can't oil the even side( pass) when the lifters are full.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If he is using a tall beck block and trying to oil it with a drill he needs to be sure that it has a grove in the bottom of the oiler to allow oil to circulate around the distributor to get to both sides of the cam galleries, otherwise only the drivers side gets oil pressure. A tall deck requires a longer distributor as well so a stock SBC-BBC distributor will not work. You have to buy one dedicated to the tall deck or it has an adjustable collar to be sure it seats properly.
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