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Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/2/20 7:09 a.m.

Timing is 100% correct, still loading up, bench tested every sensor that can be, known good of the ones that can't be tested. 

So ohmed out and ran power through every wire to make sure we had zero broken wires and still loading up and miss firing. 

Plugs fresh, good fuel pressure, compression and leakdown are perfect, cooling system has been pressurized and let set for days with no leak. 

I ordered a new power module and have a logic module out of a known good driving car on the way. 

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10/7/20 12:57 p.m.

Oil changes and checking coolant and lights today. Brake light switch and headlight was out of white trash. 

.found black rt had a almost ruptured brake hose  

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/13/20 6:03 p.m.

Black neon is off to get aligned, been so busy so having boy do it. 

Ordered the right followers and broke a big rule in installing parts. Didn't look before hand. 2 where wrong. Found 2 more. Put my pt lifters in and runs the best it has. New power module helped a ton. Need to rebuild alternator and see where I am. 

 

 

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10/15/20 5:48 a.m.

Did some piddly stuff around the house waiting for the tree guy to show up. Installed my rear strut tower bar found I have leaky tail light gaskets and had the neighbor kid help me record my don't hit me light. 

 

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
10/15/20 10:24 a.m.

Rear STBs are great on these cars. I never really felt a difference with the front bar, but the rear really tightens it up and helps with rotation. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/15/20 11:18 a.m.

In reply to JeremyJ :

They are, the front helped on my 2g rt but that probably has to do with a 300k car. Both my 1g I can't run a front strut tower bar. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/17/20 7:16 p.m.

All fresh fluids, snow tires on, and a alignment and we are ready for winter. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/21/20 6:52 a.m.

Got this guy up front to put together for a friend. Needs a head, should be done here soon.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/22/20 6:34 p.m.

Got it pretty tore down for a hour and a half. Im surprised the crank pulley came off Clean. Got a head prepped and ready to go.

This is definitely the failure. 

The best investment I have made to date. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/25/20 7:28 p.m.

My last 4 hours today, have my grand total to 6 on this. Another half hour and we will be 100% done. 

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That was a good smack 

test fired and runs decent.

no more 4 mismatched tires and a doughnut. 

 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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10/30/20 7:38 p.m.

This turd is done. 7 hours from Jacking up to driving off  

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/3/20 4:52 p.m.

That time of year when I have to yank of the 200tw tires. 

Iris car lost its and got some ohtsus. 

White trash lost its 615k+ and got my favorite all season..... The westlake rp18. I'm still ready for #specwestlake

Got a set of sport coupe wheels from duster and 2 had these almost new westlakes on them. So I bought 2 more "seconds" from my buddy for $21 a tire. 

Car now spins 1-3 instead of lightly spinning 1st :(

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/10/20 7:48 a.m.

GLH-T update: 

Car randomly quit charging, had alternator rebuild/rewound locally, and replaced voltage regulator in power module.... That was a HUGE pain but so worth it to not run a external regulator. .

So car was loading up at idle, upon some crazy deep research and checking found the distributor drive was slightly twisted.

Got a new one in the car, cleaned plugs, replaced coil and intake air temp sensor and boom. It runs like a champ.

Video attached is it's smooth idle, scanner is showing fuel switching between lean-rich as it should. Before it was holding rich no matter what. Included is some spool and pops and bangs. 

 

 

Car has 2 codes but neither mean anything or affect anything. One is for battery disconnected and other is for WOT ac switch. 

Drove the car some more last night and it's so terribly 80s. 

 

I'm very very excited to get back on this hard. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/11/20 1:35 p.m.

Fueled up

Washed 

Changed oil and swapped wheels to things that don't look like this

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/17/20 7:27 a.m.

Not much fun going on here. Mostly lots of house work. 

The 10 year old battery in the rt finally started cranking slower so it got replaced. 

Driving the glh trying to get it really good. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/20/20 8:39 a.m.

Got 200 miles on it. It's not to bad. Making boost, not overboosting,no crazy noises. Tires rub, but they are temporary. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/20/20 4:56 p.m.

Busy busy busy evening. 

Oil change, greased, snow tires on, replaced alternator. 

So got to work this morning and found this under white trash. 

Good size fuel leak. 

Quick look and it was coming from somewhere around the FPR. 

 

Found the ORing where FPR attaches to hard fuel line was leaking. Also found the hose was kinked. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/24/20 4:49 p.m.

Bonus fun

Loading blue Omni up for it's new owner. 

GCrites80s
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11/24/20 8:16 p.m.
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) said:

Bonus fun

 

 

Keeping my eye out for cool novelty front plates since we're allowed to use them now. Parts stores and gift shops haven't exactly filled up with them yet though.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/24/20 9:08 p.m.

In reply to GCrites80s :

I found this one in the junkyard. It looks era correct for car and the saying makes me giggle because of what GLH stands for. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/26/20 2:01 p.m.

Wiper motor is in with a fresh bushings. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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11/30/20 11:53 a.m.

Been driving everywhere. For being quite stock it's peppy. 11psi spike holds 8. Haven't found any major issues beyond it being a rattle trap. Cutting out sheet metal this week if I'm not working a ton of overtime. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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12/15/20 9:14 a.m.

Went to start the car this morning and lock cylinder was not turning. Gave it a couple packs because sometimes that did the trick before the last one locked up 5 years ago. had to drill out the tab to slide it out. A quick trip to junkyard and a quick and dirty rekey and we are back in business. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
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12/16/20 8:10 a.m.

Took white trash to get parts for black car. Took all b-c roads and this car is a riot with the big rear sway bar and skinny hard tires. 

JeremyJ
JeremyJ Reader
12/16/20 11:10 a.m.

I could induce oversteer fairly easily in my old SRT ACR. That bigger rear sway bar makes a pretty noticeable difference in the handling characteristics. Coupled with a rear strut tower brace, it made for nice, firm handling from the rear. 

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