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Forum: International Members 06-19-2013, 11:51 AM
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Views: 2,651
Posted By crackice2001
Well I finally ran the Mark Viii fan today on...

Well I finally ran the Mark Viii fan today on just jerry rig wiring.

I read that it would not fit on a big block in an intermediate chassis and that is quite true without modification. I had to...
Forum: International Members 06-09-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,651
Posted By crackice2001
Update

Seems like you never stop upgrading and tinkering.

I now have a 4l80e behind my 454 mild build and it makes a world of difference to the big revving TH400 on a 3.73 rear gear. I can run with the...
Forum: Engine 04-21-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,073
Posted By crackice2001
The Great Aluminum Radiator Debate

I have read numerous posts on the net about the effectiveness of Aluminum Radiators.

I bought a Champion Radiator 3 core aluminum about two years ago for my big block swap in a 1981 Monte...
Forum: International Members 09-04-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
I'm Back--- Life conspired to take me away...

I'm Back---

Life conspired to take me away form this project.

Car runs pretty good but the Big Block eats gas:baby:--so I've decided to put in a 4l80 for the overdrive. It is a full manual...
Forum: Transmission / Rear Differential 01-21-2012, 03:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,466
Posted By crackice2001
700R4 on 454

Anybody did this combination? What was the experience? What made it work?
Forum: Member Projects 12-30-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By crackice2001
no thermostat. Maybe that was a mistake because...

no thermostat. Maybe that was a mistake because it would have created the restriction. I live in the tropics so heat is not an issue in the car.
Forum: Member Projects 12-30-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 973
Posted By crackice2001
It Works

Been having a temperature problem in my 454--it ran up to 205 fairly quickly and was a source of concern. I have a 3 core Champion Aluminum Radiator and 1 12 inch and 1 14 inch Spal Fans and a helper...
Forum: International Members 12-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
Last time I posted was 20th November--and it has...

Last time I posted was 20th November--and it has been a real challenge since. Decided to replace the clutch fan with some 14 inch Spals I had changed out when the overheating issue first arose. In...
Forum: International Members 11-20-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
Hey Woody, Got my inspiration for the fit...

Hey Woody,

Got my inspiration for the fit from the attached pic I picked up on the internet of a bb in a monte in which the a/c heater box was still on and went for it and it worked out. The last...
Forum: International Members 11-20-2011, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
OK---here goes--did the head gaskets and now the...

OK---here goes--did the head gaskets and now the temp is fine--need to change brake master cylinder and booster and I'm good to go--at last

PICTURES??? OK

Here are some before--...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 11-13-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,087
Posted By crackice2001
Got two way adjustable QA1 with 500 spring on ...

Got two way adjustable QA1 with 500 spring on front of my monte with a big block and the ride is firm but acceptable.
Forum: International Members 11-12-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
Here's the latest!! I did shorten the pick...

Here's the latest!!

I did shorten the pick up against the advise of matty man and the GM Performance oil pump works great---60psi on start up and it never falls below 25psi when it gets hot---and...
Forum: International Members 10-27-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
OK--the latest--the pump was shot--gears hard...

OK--the latest--the pump was shot--gears hard aginst each other and barely turning.

The problem is whether this high volume pump may have put all the oil out from a stock pan and then failed....
Forum: International Members 10-18-2011, 04:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
OK--the brand new Sealed Pro oil pump has...

OK--the brand new Sealed Pro oil pump has failed--lesson being---for oil pumps go with the best--so now I have ordered a GM Performance Oil pump.

I'll check the gauge and the tranny when I get the...
Forum: International Members 10-16-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,596
Posted By crackice2001
Oh! Oh! Sumtins Wrong

Finally took the project out for a shakedown to-day---was not very successful.

Pulled out on the Highway and ran for less than a mile and heard a noisy tappet sound. I pulled up and shut it down....
Forum: Brakes 10-03-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
You guys have been very helpful in setting me...

You guys have been very helpful in setting me straight. Fact is the car was imported from Canada and American vehicles are not usually sold her and parts are not readily;y available. I buy on line...
Forum: Brakes 10-03-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
Could be the original owner did a conversion for...

Could be the original owner did a conversion for whatever reason--so this is where I am--I have the proper master cylinder but it does not mate to the booster. I can order a dual diaphragm booster...
Forum: Brakes 10-02-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
Do you know the part number for the correct dual...

Do you know the part number for the correct dual diaphragm booster?
Forum: Brakes 10-02-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
First off here are some pics--as you can see the...

First off here are some pics--as you can see the cylinder and the reservoir are quite different---and the bolt holes are the same but the housing for the piston do not fit into the booster. My shop...
Forum: Brakes 10-01-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
Georgiamadman...

Georgiamadman (http://www.gbodycentral.com/forums/member.php?u=161)

Your comments were useful--and that there has been the problem--some weeks ago I bought from Summit--Dorman part number M39376...
Forum: Brakes 09-30-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
NO--it does not--I will post a pic later this...

NO--it does not--I will post a pic later this evening. The car was originally from Canad--if that makes a difference. It is quite similar to this pic--just smaller.
Forum: Brakes 09-29-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,530
Posted By crackice2001
It's Smaller

My 1983 Monte Carlo Cl has a dual diaphragm brake booster and a cast iron cylinder with a very small reservoir. I had bought a part for the 1983 and received a large reservoir with a cylinder that...
Forum: International Members 08-04-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,344
Posted By crackice2001
:beer2: first start up---naked headers--cam...

:beer2:

first start up---naked headers--cam break in

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9uIRSYs1eM

got to work out the video posting thing.
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,485
Posted By crackice2001
A quick shot :woott:

A quick shot
:woott:
Forum: Introductions 07-29-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,485
Posted By crackice2001
Ok--pls do not start the peanut butter war--when...

Ok--pls do not start the peanut butter war--when I have some extra funds---it ain't easy to ship weight 2500 miles or more--- I will go for some Brodix Heads---in the meantime I have had them, ported...
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