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    Thinking about selling the '74... what to ask for it?

    Well I bought an '87 IROC last week and the body/frame are in perfect condition and it drives well and has a solid tranny. Problem is it needs several little parts to pass inspection, leaking brake line, missing emissions and other things. However, the '74 requires more attention and I'm...
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    70-74 Inner Door Handles on a 75-81 Door?

    The first thing I ever noticed about my car is that it had a mismatched drivers side door. The inner handle didn't match and it's got pins at the bottom for a ground effect. The previous owner said the door was from a '75, but I know it could be anything between '75 and '81. Anyhow, I would...
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    People that have removed their inner fenders??

    How many of you still take your cars out for sunday drives, special trips, power tours, etc? I've been thinking of just removing mine, but I want to know if there's any unforseen problems I might encounter like if I got caught in an unexpected rain shower. The only time I would have no control...
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    How important are the crash bars really?

    Someday I want to convert most of my body panels to fiberglass replacements with a nice roll cage to compliment it, but until that day I'm on a budget, so... I was thinking that since the bumpers are already made of aluminum, switching to fiberglass bumpers really wouldn't save much weight...
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    New hood pic... decided to axe lightening the stocker.

    Well I quickly gave up on lightening the hood, it was going to eat several cut off wheels, not to mention the waste of several hours to get it all done and perfect. I opted for the easier approach and purchased a used fiberglass one. I got pretty lucky on the paint match too. :) 2.5" cowl...
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    Has anybody lightened their stock hood?

    As my project continues I'm trying to find the cheap ways to do things. I'm thinking of grinding/cutting off the underhood support structure and cutting out a large section of the middle where I'll be putting a fiberglass cowl... I'm hoping to shed maybe 25-30 lbs and turning it into a pin on...
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    When do you know a solid lifter needs adjustment?

    I've run my BBC with solid lifters for 8k miles and have not touched the valve lash at all, what would be the indicator that it's time for adjustment or what would the appropriate maintenance schedule typically be? It seems that the timing has gotten really picky lately as it will ping if I...
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    I think my 750 CFM is killing my performance.

    I finally decided to really get on the gas pedal and see what the car would do and I planned to shift at about 6000 RPM, but the delayed shift from the transmission caused me to miss my mark and the instant it hit 6000 RPM it was like it hit a wall, it won't rev any higher than 6000 RPM, I'm...
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    Nitrous people, thinking about finishing my wet system.

    I've been toting this nitrous system around in my trunk for a year now and I think I might hook it up. I've got the carb plate in place and the two solenoids wired together, all that's left is that I just need to uncap the wet solenoid and run a fuel line to it, then wire a button into the...
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    Hate to make another Unibody Frame Rail Thread but I'm thinking of capping it.

    I've got a couple chunks of metal missing on my drivers side rear frame rail which is a little unsettling. I know that it's usually best to just start with a car that has no rot, but there's a lot of work done to this car I'd rather not throw away, so I've decieded on fixing the problem...
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    336781 Heads... got a couple Q's

    I finally went out and popped the valve covers off my engine to get the head casting numbers and I found out they're 781's. Now I've got documentation from the previous owner that he had them ported and enlarged the valves to 2.19/1.88. I've found a listing of combustion chamber sizes for...
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    Need new front control arms.

    Well I had my camaro up on the stands today and I discovered that my driver's side lower control arm is busted where the shock is supposed to sit, so I effectively have no shock absorber on that side. So what are my options for control arms? I'm not having luck finding lower control arms...
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    0-60 Trials (Video) My combo needs some work.

    http://media.putfile.com/First-0-60-attempts-in-a-74-Camaro-with-a-461-Big-Block I took the camaro out to a straight road today and had my brother riding shotgun to tape the speedometer and get a sound clip... I wanted to get an approximate 0-60 for the car and figured this would be...
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    Looking for a mostly streetable cam for my BBC.

    I don't have any idea what spec cam is in the car currently but it's got virtually no lope and the RPM range seems to be about 3000+ so I'm guessing it's a fairly mild cam and the previous owner told me it had about a .500 lift. I want to get this motor to about 500-550 Hp and keep it fairly...
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    Advantages of bigger intake valves - 461 BBC

    First off, I bought this car with a freshly built 454, I've got all the engine reciepts except for cam spec sheet, it's got 10.5:1 forged pistons, an overbore of .030 to 461, 2.19/1.88 valves and the previous owner guessed the cam was a .500 lift marine cam with a fairly large duration. The...
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    Factory Dual Gate Shifter for 73-81? Any validity?

    I was reading a post on here after doing a search on dual gate shifters and somebody said that the TH350 equipped cars from 73-81 had a dual gate shifter stock, that you push the stick to the right to engage the second gate even though it doesn't physically look like a dual gate shifter. Nobody...
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    Rear Leaf Spring Replacement...

    My car has been bottoming out in the back a lot lately and I tried to fix the issue first off by replacing the Shocks in the back. After closer inspection I noticed that the passenger side is down by about 2" from where the driver's side is so it appears to be a suspension height problem...
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    Having problems after Carb install

    I just recently ditched my Holley Pro-Jection 4 in lieu of an Edelbrock 1411 Carburetor (750 CFM, electric choke). I have connected the carb correctly, all vacuum ports not in use are plugged and the vacuum lines are in their correct places... Anyhow, after I installed the carb I got the car...
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    What do you think it will put out?

    Since there are no dynos within about 4 hours from here and I won't be able to get to the track very soon, I was hoping some of you engine gurus could give me a ballpark theoretical figure for my engine, I don't know every detail of the engine since I was not the one who pieced it together nor...
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    Need help quick, no oil pressure.

    I was driving down the road a couple days ago and my oil pressure gauge (not stock) started going crazy under acceleration, but at a stedy 70 PSI while cruising at highway speeds. So I didn't think much of it, figured the pressure switch was going bad or something. Well the next day the gauge...




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