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7.5" off the ground I'll probably get it to sit up about another inch in the front.



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I got some new moog springs and kyb shocks going to put them under the car this weekend, hope it picks up the front end about 2" might cut another half spring off in the back



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What caused the front end to go lower than you want?

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Put 1" drop spindles on it. Everything was on my chevelle. And it sat perfect no problems but this thing laid down for some reason. I'll find out this weekend when intake it apart.



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about got this drivable! took it to the track last summer ran a high 13 @ 99mph. I think with traction and getting it to run all the way its a high 12's car. Just thought I would post something on here and kinda show what I've been doing



-- Edited by rjsbu on Monday 3rd of April 2017 04:35:42 PM

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Very nice. I think 12s are doable.

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Thanks 88ss, for some reason chrome bumpers and wheels just didn't work with this So a couple rattle cans of black roll bar paint seemed to do the trick.



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Yeah .I am also not one for chrome on a car. I don't mind chrome rims but that's it.

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Lookin good Rick!!

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Just replaced the power steering box yesterday. Got it from Napa its a quick ratio 2.5 turns lock to lock, the old one was 4.5 turns and it leaked like a sive. Napa had a deal where if you buy a 5 gallon napa bucket for $2.99 you would get 20% off any 3 thinks you could put in it. grabbed a couple things and the steering box fit in it, got it all for less than $125.   



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Cool deal!

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rjsbu wrote:

Just replaced the power steering box yesterday. Got it from Napa its a quick ratio 2.5 turns lock to lock, the old one was 4.5 turns and it leaked like a sive. Napa had a deal where if you buy a 5 gallon napa bucket for $2.99 you would get 20% off any 3 thinks you could put in it. grabbed a couple things and the steering box fit in it, got it all for less than $125.   


 Now  that's shopping!!!  



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very cool like the stance...............................BEAR

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Dropped the el camino off for an alignment today but it needs the offset control arms, frames bent or something. So back to the drawing board



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Bring it to a frame shop maybe they can pull it straight.

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Put control arm offset bushings on upper control arms going back to alignment shop tomorrow morning hope they can make it work.if not ill set it up myself and drive it.



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rjsbu wrote:

Put control arm offset bushings on upper control arms going back to alignment shop tomorrow morning hope they can make it work.if not ill set it up myself and drive it.


 That's exactly what I did on my 37...Took it for alignment but the shop said they couldn't get the equipment to make the proper angle. The turning radious had the equipment hitting the fender. Told me to get some donut wheels and come back!..,.I sat in the garage with levels and stringlines and tried my best to set the wheel alignment myself. Drove the car for a few thousand miles and never wore a tire out from bad alignment!



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Well it happened again, tried to start the elky and nothing. checked the coil, coil pick up and module all good. looked at the wear pattern on the dist gear its at the bottom. the distributor is to short, its for the older 454, the newer 1996 module is slightly taller. Cam gear got wasted, so the motor is full of metal. Guess I'll take it apart hopefully clean everything and make it work , after I buy a new cam. This is motor #4 for this car, its bad luck. Maybe I took a leak on an old Indian burial ground and didn't know it, not sure but this is gettin old.  



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Wow! Well at least you got it figured out and know the fix! Sorry to hear about this, but now you'll be busy and it'll keep you out of trouble!biggrin



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As sad as it sounds, I was thinking the same thing. At least ill have something to do. Not sure it'll keep me out of trouble.



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been trying to find HEI that fits a gen6 bbc. The shaft is .500 vs the older style of .490. I'll post a picture of the dist gear so you guys can see the wear



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Does any other manufacturer offer this? such as accel or others?


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I know msd has a slip collar. Just hate to spend the money on one. Guess it would have saved me in the long run. I think only Tango could make things work together that normally wouldn't work.



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I know msd has a slip collar. Just hate to spend the money on one. Guess it would have saved me in the long run. I think only Tango could make things work together that normally wouldn't work.


 LOL...so true about Tango!...I bought an MSD for my  car instead of the HEI ..had nothing but trouble from the HEI...It's worth the money!



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i am sure you can make it work just takes a little patience i hope it just a small set back....................BEAR

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