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PostSubject: It never ends   8/2/2010, 8:13 pm

First topic message reminder :

One could reason the more crap you put on your car the more issues you have. I have A LOT of crap on my car. LOL. Where do I start. I have noticed my car wasn't running real good lately. Jerry made the comment at the Country Market that It didn't like to idle, and he was right. I spent all day at my buddies house wrenching on this thing only to find out I was only running 3/4 throttle. Some how the throttle cable slipped and being the TPS is calibrated on a wide open throttle, the cars ECU was trying to compensate a bad air/fuel mix but it was getting bad readings.
We messed with it most of the day to find a torn intake gasket...so one cylinder was either lean or rich depending on if its on boost or not. So tomorrow its off to NAPA for some gasket material.
On a good note. We installed a pair of 8000k HID head lights (very cool). The front sway bar was next and after some grinding on the lower control arm it seemed to clear good enough. My car has the turning radius of a school bus due to the wider rims and tires I have up front. After that we installed a new cylinder head temp gauge. Its a custom one made using a VDO cylinder head temp gauge then I took off the face and a buddy of mine that dose wraps for boats made me an AutoMeter face plate to go over it! Bling!! A one of a kind gauge....SWEET.
All in all aside from the air?fuel issues, it was a productive day in the garage.
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PostSubject: Re: It never ends   6/23/2011, 7:40 am

what a bummer! thinking whoever did the welding needs a little talking to mgun
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PostSubject: Re: It never ends   6/23/2011, 8:25 am

It already looks like 5 lbs of hammered shit.
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PostSubject: Re: It never ends   6/23/2011, 11:01 am

Rob, I've been following this thread, and I had a bad feeling when you went looking to AJ Simms to solve engine troubles. He's getting quite a bad reputation lately on the samba for slow delivery or no delivery. The thing is, he takes this setup back and sends more parts, do you think those will look any better? I doubt very seriously he's going to pay someone different to weld the new kit together, especially at the low prices he charges.

I won't even get into the fact that you are pulling off an EFI setup to go to a 4 barrel to make it easier to drive. I'm hoping this ends well.
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PostSubject: Re: It never ends   6/23/2011, 11:42 pm

Im solving that by grinding it out and welding it myself. He agreed to re coat it.
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