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Post by Joe73 on Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:09 pm

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Post by g3chevy on Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:01 pm

Amazing job Joe! Can't wait to see it finished. This is great motivation for the rest of us.
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Post by Flywheel on Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:55 am

It sounds fantastic, great work Joe, you're a craftsman.
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Nov 17, 2019 11:31 am

thanks everybody
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Post by 73ss on Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:16 pm

What are your fuel system plans Joe? I see a sump hanging there.
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Post by Joe73 on Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:22 pm

I'm running a hi volume mechanical pump. I put the sump on the tank back in 1987. Havent used it. I dont really need it but its cool on the original tank. I even have a Fram HPG1 remote high performance filter from back in the 80s that I was going to put on the rear frame rail. But no need for that either.
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Post by ant7377 on Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:48 pm

Joe,sounds fantastic!! I'm sure we will be out at some cruises/car shows this summer.
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:05 am

Joe73 wrote:I'm running a hi volume mechanical pump.  I put the sump on the tank back in 1987.  Havent used it.  I dont really need it but its cool on the original tank.  I even have a Fram HPG1 remote high performance filter from back in the 80s that I was going to put on the rear frame rail.  But no need for that either.  

I usually put some kind of remote filter right off the tank outlet and remove the sock off the tank pickup. That way it is never a question of the sock being dirty and having to drop the tank. I've used the fram filters for that.
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:12 am

bracketchev1221 wrote:
Joe73 wrote:I'm running a hi volume mechanical pump.  I put the sump on the tank back in 1987.  Havent used it.  I dont really need it but its cool on the original tank.  I even have a Fram HPG1 remote high performance filter from back in the 80s that I was going to put on the rear frame rail.  But no need for that either.  

I usually put some kind of remote filter right off the tank outlet and remove the sock off the tank pickup.  That way it is never a question of the sock being dirty and having to drop the tank.  I've used the fram filters for that.  

Thanks Ray. I love the look of it but this engine doesnt need it. I built it for decent power and good sound. Its a 355 (my original numbers matching block) with 10:1 compression, 200cc Promaxx aluminum heads, Comp Cams 292 duration, 750 Vacuum Demon. Coupled to my factory M20 with dialed scattershield and dual friction clutch, out to 4.10s with an Eaton posi. Quench at .040 with thin gasket. Dizzy set at 34 degrees, with advance at idle.

Should go ok. Not looking for a max effort build. Would love to run some drag radials but I dont want to start breaking things with the clutch. I've already dropped the driveshaft a couple times and ripped the lower control arm front frame mounts off twice.
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Post by bracketchev1221 on Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:29 pm

No no joe. Its not for ANY performance gains at all. Just saying, I use it and take the sock off the sender. How many times does someone have a fuel issue and the first question is the condition of the sock? This way, you can open the filter mounted off the tank.
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Post by Joe73 on Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:52 pm

bracketchev1221 wrote:No no joe.  Its not for ANY performance gains at all.  Just saying, I use it and take the sock off the sender.  How many times does someone have a fuel issue and the first question is the condition of the sock?    This way, you can open the filter mounted off the tank.  

Gotcha Ray. Thanks
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Post by 77mali on Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:42 am

Joe73 wrote:First time out of the garage in 5 years.  First time out of the garage with the new paint.  I painted it Oct. 2016 .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGsDDJ18aqI&feature=youtu.be

Awesome! Lovin' the sound your cam is making.
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:46 am

Thanks Paul. It will sound way better when the exhaust it out the back. Now theres just mufflers on the end of the headers.
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Post by Joe73 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:45 pm

Scored a 5 month old Group 78 AGM battey.  I purchased the GM battery insulation sleeve for it since the battery is a white/grey color.  Put on a R89s battery topper to look like original.  Just for fun.  Just have to either locate an original Delco "eye" cap or mod mine for the green eye.

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:56 pm

Joe on one of my Other forums They Just offered for sale the Topper you are talking about Let me get Link

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:02 pm

Joe I dont know what years these are for so Forgive me for that


For a limited time, you can get your choice of the 4 toppers avail and a free battery brochure, these are hard to find, some cars had them in the glovebox paperwork. 1 topper, 1 brochure, $65 plus $15 Priority ship in the CONUS. ( includes $50 insc insc. if more is needed, you can add more if you like. ) 2 toppers can ship for the $15, but only has $50 insc.)
Get your car ready for spring. These toppers fit a 78 series battery, white interstate battery’s looks closest to factory, smaller battery’s will have a slight over hang on end. But hardly noticeable. hurry, this deal won’t last long.
Eye is not a decal, All 4 toppers have the 2 pc plexi eye that looks real.


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Post by Joe73 on Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:20 pm

You would have to google what years, what batteries were available and used in what models. I think those toppers are for cars in the late 70 early 80s but you would have to check. I have the R89s for the group 78 battery. Side terminal. That was stock for 73.
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Post by 77camino on Wed Apr 01, 2020 9:51 am

If my memory is correct, I’m pretty sure that my fathers new 1977 El Camino had one of the two batteries on the left side of that picture. I remember my dad and grandfather trying to figure out what the little green lens was for. At 9 years old if they were under the hood so was I!!
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