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    Shrink wrap for long term storage?

    id at least be able to have someone start the car and open the container every once in a while. the containers are watertight though. but it does get really dusty out there. either way its probably better than sitting outside. it was outside for a couple months before it got shipped to me and...
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    Shrink wrap for long term storage?

    i considered a shipping container for my car. I may have to one day but the car will probably be in the desert of ca with not a lot of moisture. supposedly they're like $3500 and my brother has space in his yard. It'll probably be what I have to do if i go overseas next...
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    Modifying vacuum advance?

    So Im trying to get my timing set right and im pretty sure my vacuum advance is too much. at idle im at about 10-12 degrees. then mechanical advance im at about 25 with no vacuum. when i hook up the vacuum it goes up to about 45. so i need to take 10 degrees from the vacuum. i know crane cams...
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    1981 Camaro Assembly Manual

    http://www.81z28camaro.com/id12.html
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    Switching to Dual Electric fans. Mounting ideas?

    r running a 160. it runs worse over like 180. but the setup i had didnt ever keep it from going over 200. i ended up moving the temp switch to the passenger side front of the intake manifold and moved my heater hose to the top of a new thermostat housing with a fitting in the top. it seems like...
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    Installed Electric fans. One keeps turning off and back on

    Found out it was a circuit breaker. The reviews on summit all said the same thing too. Crappy circuit breakers from the company..
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    Switching to Dual Electric fans. Mounting ideas?

    you just drilled another hole and tapped it? i used the rear one and its not getting hot enough back there to make the fan come on..
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    Installed Electric fans. One keeps turning off and back on

    I swapped the relays and it still does the same thing. it goes off and back on without touching anything or moving wires. i have them on a switch and a sensor. i have to move the sensor tomorrow since I put it on the back of the intake manifold and it doesnt seem to be picking up the temp very...
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    Switching to Dual Electric fans. Mounting ideas?

    My car (1981 383) has been getting hot sitting in traffic. I had a shroud and mechanical fan, 4 row radiator and a single electric fan on a switch and the car still wouldnt stay cool on a hot day. Should I be having a problem still or could it be something else? I got dual fans from summit and...
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    Racing stripes?

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    New Radiator. Not fitting right. Any ideas?

    i bought this https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-384003 for my 81 and attached my trans cooler, took off my electric fan and cant get the top support to fit. i can put the 3 bolts in the top but then i cant get the bolts through the shroud to reach the holes on the support. anyone have this...
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    Carb or distrubutor? Car running weird

    So yesterday we swapped distributors and the mid range problem went away. Now I'm just trying to tune the rest. I bought wires to change. But I have to find if they're arcing. We used the wire separators to get them off the headers but I'm not sure if it's too late to save these wires or not...
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    Carb or distrubutor? Car running weird

    you just remove the flap? mine is wired open. I need to find some friends that have cars like mine so i can learn things in person. All you guys on here that know a lot of stuff live really far away haha. I'll check vacuum leaks tomorrow before i leave. it was kinda like a bog/surge at mid...
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    Carb or distrubutor? Car running weird

    What are the actual needles for? I got 2 tries tomorrow so I'll check each one. How do I know what jets or needles to change to? Sorry if these are dumb questions. I don't do much jetting anymore. I also might hook up my electric choke tomorrow. It's been off since we put the carb on..
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    Carb or distrubutor? Car running weird

    You're supposed to cut the vacuum reading in half right? I got 14 and 12 the next. But my kit doesn't have a 6. Would higher or lower be better? I put in pink which is higher. I drove it around for a few mins and it was good. But it probably wasn't enough to get the problem I was having with...




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