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  1. I don't have any up close pictures, but I've had them for about 2 years and they are holding up great, made of plastic but pretty high quality.
  2. I'll be keeping tabs on this thread since I am in the same boat. Should have heeded the warning in the JTR book.
  3. Wrapping up the last few things of the swap. bought a B&M z-gate, some black dress up parts(not much a chrome fan), & driveshaft should be finished and installed on Monday. can't wait to get her back on the road again.
  4. that is a sick ride! That pic of Leno was that over on mulholland drive/hwy? I know he cruises through there quite a bit.
  5. SBC 350/th400 Will soon be joining the running V8 Z club, got a medium list of items to get before first startup though. Used the JTR mount kit, was a bit of a pain to get mounted -- HEI Distributor was too big, trans dipstick in the way had to to get rid of it and beat the earth, wind & fire out of the left side of the the tunnel.
  6. I use straight 30W oil out here in California. Good from 30F - 90F...
  7. Sweet! Ran comp again while warm and #1 went up to 205 but the rest were the same. Definitely good news....I'll have to get to the stems sometime this week.
  8. Just ran a compression test, slightly warm engine(cooled off for about an hour and a half). Results: Cyl #1 = 190 Cyl #2 = 200 Cyl #3 = 200 Cyl #4 = 200 Cyl #5 = 200 Cyl #6 = 205 These seem pretty normal? I've read that a newly rebuilt motor should get around 170 but I'm well above that which comes as a shock as I have beat the dogsh*t out of this motor for some time. I'm going to run another test soon as the car gets up to operating temps and record.
  9. Mostly white, and depending on how I adjust the carbs I get a little black puffs mixed in, coolant? EDIT: just took it for a 15 mile drive and it's definitely blueish, gonna run a compression test before I bother with the seals.
  10. hah, When the speed bug bites and my pockets are a little fatter....RB25DET.
  11. Ok so I finished up swapping to the SU carburetors and got them somewhat dailed in. The problem is gone now; it pulls hard all the way through the power-band without a single hiccup and idles smoother than ever. Only other thing I did was replace the spark plugs which I found out the old ones were gapped way out @ .054, so upon installing the new ones I gapped them @ .044 & reset timing @ 10*. So it was either the plugs or something in the tons of EFI crap I pulled off. My only problem now is that it smokes like crazy, at little at idle and lots @ light/hard acceleration. I'm hopin
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