Never would have thought......

Discussion in 'The BS Topic' started by Jimmac, Jan 24, 2019.

  1. 1980RS

    1980RS Veteran Member

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    You could build a budget 427 BB Chevy for half that with some good aftermarket heads and beat that LS 427 too boot. We had a guy owned a C5 with an aftermarket LS 427 at the time that ran high 10's. That day at the track I asked him if he wanted to grudge race my old Camaro with a pump gas 358, he said "NO" you just ran a 10 flat, I said "so it should be a good race", no way was he going to race me even with all that fancy technology. Just goes to show, nothing wrong with a good old $80 454.
     
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    just crawled out from under the car, exhaust is done, gen light came on, took the lifetime warranty alt in and got a new one, (they didnt test it because it was 12 years old) replaced it and it turned out to be a bad ground on the regulator,
    all that's left is to bolt the converter and swap out the wheels because the front tire is junk
     
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    bolted the converter up, aired up the leaky front tire and took it for a drive.
    gen light came on swapped the alt then it went out, came back on at 1000 rpm or less, bought a new regulator and it fixed if for a few minutes but the regulator made a buzzing noise and the gen light came on at 1000. swapped out a extra old regulator and it seems fixed. Next up, rebuild another carb and hopefully it runs better. I used one of the old blower carbs that's been boost refrenced so the power valve isnt opening jim
     
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    Adapt a CS130 alternator from a late model on your car, I have on all my old hot rods. They put out more amps with less voltage. You need to get of an 89 Suburban with a 454, all you have to change is the pulley of an old style alt and get the wiring connector. Makes a works of difference for performance. Funny thing is the alt will cost more than you paid for the 454, LOL.
     
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    I bought my 78 Camaro 40 years ago (this week).

    It had 10K miles on it and I drove it year-round for 14 years.

    I brought my first son home from the hospital in it.

    I learned a lot about car repair and maintenance but rust eventually started to make its way through too many panels.

    I pulled the drive train and stuck it in an 80 which had a far better body.

    I still have the 80 and many parts from my first car are still in use on it.
     

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