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My first car venture

Post by Newbie Nate on October 19th 2011, 6:23 am

Things are really starting to come together for me on my Camaro so I figure it's time to post my first project log! Woo! Here is my car and my lavish shop space.

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Post by Newbie Nate on October 19th 2011, 6:27 am

Halp. Seems to me I remember there being instructions on here somewhere... I'll be back.

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Post by Arieldouglas on October 19th 2011, 1:26 pm

Go to the Home page and then to Photos. Stew has detailed directions on how to do it. With a little practice it's pretty easy.
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Post by Newbie Nate on October 19th 2011, 10:38 pm

Thanks a bunch I'm working on it now

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Post by Newbie Nate on October 19th 2011, 10:58 pm



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Post by Newbie Nate on October 19th 2011, 11:04 pm

I'll get some real car pics when I can move it again. Resurfaced flywheel and new clutch kit. It's a stage two South Bend Clutch part. That's one step up from oem.


I finally made a decision on my cam. I ended up somewhere in the middle of the range of recommendations I got, maybe a bit more radical. Having the 305 heads changed things a bit. I got springs and hydraulic flat tappet lifters too.

I decided to keep the 305 heads and see how much flow I can get out of them. I shaped the guide bosses a bit, blended the bowls and smoothed the chambers.

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Post by Newbie Nate on October 19th 2011, 11:13 pm

Oh yea and reduced valve shrouding a bit. I decided to go black on the motor. My valve covers and air cleaner cover were dinged up and not very shiny anymore so I painted them too.



It's fun getting to know a new car. This one came with high flow exhaust Rolling Eyes





And a custom k-member





You can't see it in the picture but you can still read " 1/2 inch" on the wrench.

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Post by RebStew on October 20th 2011, 2:55 am

Can you get to that hole to weld it up the right way? I know those cars are kind of compact in some spots.

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Post by Arieldouglas on October 20th 2011, 3:00 am

Looks like a little grinder work is in order as well. Do you know why they hacked up the frame like that?
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Post by JRiggs on October 20th 2011, 6:12 am

sure would suck if one of those headers came falling on ur toes Razz
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Post by Newbie Nate on October 20th 2011, 6:14 am

I think it was header clearance. The beat in spot on the pipe and the cut out area of the k member line up. I can get to it really easily with the header and motor out of there. She's not in the best of shape. I'd like to get these things squared away but it would also help to be able to drive this beast. Part of the reason I bought it was to upgrade to a vehicle that didn't need any immediate work. You see how well I did at that!

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Post by E-Tank on October 28th 2011, 3:29 pm

Herro Nate. Looks great. I wanna see it do a wheelie. You're handsome.

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Post by RebStew on October 28th 2011, 6:07 pm

Could that be Mrs. Nate? lol

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Post by Newbie Nate on October 29th 2011, 6:07 am

The short block is assembled... Just a few days 'till motor install!

I think wheelies might be a bit ambitious with this build... maybe next time. Give me a few years to save up and it's on.

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Post by Admin on October 29th 2011, 6:44 am

I have some wheelie bars hanging in the rafters of my garage when you get ready for them. Twisted Evil

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Post by Crucial on October 29th 2011, 7:25 pm

wow i had a set of hooker super comps on my 3rd gen and they needed no mods to go on .....
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Post by Newbie Nate on October 30th 2011, 11:23 pm

Yea I don't know what the deal is with that. I got my new headers and motor mounts, and am just finishing up the motor. Should be going in tonight or tomorrow! I have to borrow the kid's camera again and put some more pics up here.

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Post by Newbie Nate on November 18th 2011, 12:13 am

Very frustrated at present... She's close. I'm having a doosie of a time trying to turn the motor over to line up the distributor. Any tips? The bolt head for the crank pulley is old and tired.

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Post by Admin on November 18th 2011, 12:15 am

Pain in the butt but you can climb under and use a big screw driver and turn the flywheel.

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Post by Newbie Nate on November 18th 2011, 12:25 am

Good idea. Thanks! I was thinking of jacking up the back end and trying to turn the rear tire. I think I'll start at the flywheel.

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Post by Newbie Nate on November 18th 2011, 12:53 am

Still outsmarted by the car. How close does the ignition timing have to be for the initial start-up? Can I use some other method than aligning TDC on #1? I can't believe the stuff that hangs me up.

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Post by RebStew on November 18th 2011, 2:27 am

Take the number one spark plug out. Shove a shop rag down in the hole. Use a screw driver to shove as much in the hole as you can. Bump the key over until you hear the rag blow out. It should sound like a loud pop. Stick the screw driver back into the spark plug hole to see if it fits in. It should be hitting the top of the piston and won't go in very far. If it's the same as before you went too far. Do it all over again or if you have you have timing marks set up it should be close to (0) or TDC Top Dead Center If it's close to the (0) but not right on it then use the balancer bolt or flywheel to turn it to get it on TDC or (0)

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Post by RebStew on November 18th 2011, 2:32 am

Drop the dizzy in and the number one post should be closest to the number one spark plug. Once you get it at the point it should drop right in. If not then the oil pump shaft is the hold up. If that's the case stick a long screw driver into the hole while using a light to see what you are doing and turn the oil pump shaft to where you need it so the dizzy falls in place.
Anyone can jump in here if I missed something.

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Post by RebStew on November 18th 2011, 2:34 am

RebStew wrote:Take the number one spark plug out. Shove a shop rag down in the hole. Use a screw driver to shove as much in the hole as you can.
Don't try to shove the entire rag into the hole. Just enough that it's good and tight.

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Post by falconwagon62 on November 18th 2011, 3:25 am

Setting a abc is easy a ford guy can do it..

Bring motor to TDC top dead center

Drop the distributor in pointing to #1 the on the cap

Mark that contact....now rotate the motor, till it drops in the oil pump slot


You will be ready to start or 180 degrees off, any chug or back fire it is out, take cap off and move rotor to the number 1 is and repeat. Easy as pie
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