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    1. #41
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      Quote Originally Posted by lsx70 View Post
      If you donít mind me asking, why the change in tire height? Are you running inner fenders?
      To be honest, I am not sure that the 275/40s will fit. Yes, I am running stock inner fenders. I feel the 35 series tires are just a little too short for a big car. The 40 series will be about 27" tall in the rear and slightly shorter in the front.

      Andrew
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    2. #42
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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
      To be honest, I am not sure that the 275/40s will fit. Yes, I am running stock inner fenders. I feel the 35 series tires are just a little too short for a big car. The 40 series will be about 27" tall in the rear and slightly shorter in the front.

      Andrew
      Thanks for the insight! Iím going to run a 285/40-18 in the rear and Iím planning on 275/35-18 in the front. I would agree that the 275/40ís will likely be too tall but itíll be interesting to see

    3. #43
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      Well itís time for some more updates.
      I got the car started last weekend and made some tweaks through the week so it will idle on its own. Iím going to get it up on the hoist this weekend and fix a couple leaks before I run it for too long.

      in the meantime Iíve been trying to figure out my wheel choice. Iím stuck between two ideas of what I want the car to be. Hereís what Iím looking at:
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      if I go with the rocket attacks Iíd like to run the flat cap but Iím not sure itíll clear.

      any thoughts?

    4. #44
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      The flat cap will fit in the rear. It might fit in the front, but that depends on what hubs you have.

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    5. #45
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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
      The flat cap will fit in the rear. It might fit in the front, but that depends on what hubs you have.

      Andrew
      Andrew,
      I believe itís a factory gm style hub. Is there anything I can measure to check fitment?

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      Quote Originally Posted by lsx70 View Post
      Andrew,
      I believe itís a factory gm style hub. Is there anything I can measure to check fitment?
      You can measure from the wheel mounting surface to the top of the hub dust cap.
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    7. #47
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      Quote Originally Posted by andrewb70 View Post
      You can measure from the wheel mounting surface to the top of the hub dust cap.
      Awesome, any idea what the measurement needs to be for the flat cap to fit?

    8. #48
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      I'm going to suggest checking wheel weights, then go with the lightest, making sure that the wheel load rating is higher than what any one corner will carry when loaded to the car's max weight. Some of those wheels can top the scale at 50lbs without tires, and looking thin and spindly has nothing to do with it. Keep in mind that the heavier the wheel, the harder it is for the engine to spin it up to speed, the harder it is to maintain that speed, and the harder it is to slow that wheel back down. A heavier wheel is bad for acceleration, top speed, braking distance and fuel economy. Not to mention, it'll be harder on the suspension when you want to go through the twisties.



    9. #49
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      Those US mags will look great on your ride, nice build ��

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      Quote Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
      I'm going to suggest checking wheel weights, then go with the lightest, making sure that the wheel load rating is higher than what any one corner will carry when loaded to the car's max weight. Some of those wheels can top the scale at 50lbs without tires, and looking thin and spindly has nothing to do with it. Keep in mind that the heavier the wheel, the harder it is for the engine to spin it up to speed, the harder it is to maintain that speed, and the harder it is to slow that wheel back down. A heavier wheel is bad for acceleration, top speed, braking distance and fuel economy. Not to mention, it'll be harder on the suspension when you want to go through the twisties.
      Itís hard to find data on those wheels, Iíd imagine the rocket attacks are the lightest but honestly Iím not super worried about a few pounds. This isnít a car Iím trying to get every tenth of a second out of. Itís mainly just a street car that may see the odd track time just for fun.
      Quote Originally Posted by Jk918 View Post
      Those US mags will look great on your ride, nice build ��
      Thank you! Iím in love with those us mags, but it doesnít seem like theyíre in the cards. Theyíre telling me it could be 3-6 months before they would be made and theyíre already a bit over my budget.

    11. #51
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      Well it seems rocket doesn’t have anything in an 18x10 in stock and no estimated date. The us mags are 10-24 weeks out. I’m looking for other options. I’m considering getting a cheap set of wheels for the summer and getting something I really like around Black Friday when there’s sales. I’m also looking at some weld rts s77’s to see if they have an estimated date or any stock. Does anyone know where I might get the best price on welds? Any sponsers a dealer for them?

    12. #52
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      I just went through you post from the beginning, Man this was very interesting! I love your project and how you dressed the motor as a big block. You've done a lot of great work. I'll be watching for your updates. Subscribed !
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    13. #53
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      Quote Originally Posted by Motown 454 View Post
      I just went through you post from the beginning, Man this was very interesting! I love your project and how you dressed the motor as a big block. You've done a lot of great work. I'll be watching for your updates. Subscribed !
      Thanks Motown! Iíve been keeping an eye on your camaro too. Very nice build. Iím interested to see how much clearance you have on the outside of the tire. Iím at a similar point of picking wheels and Iím trying to see what I can get away with.

    14. #54
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      Another update from the weekend,
      I started out getting the driveshaft in, it fit great. Itís a chromolly piece from bears performance, they do great work. Next up was fixing a pesky power steering leak, turns out I had a banjo bolt that wasnít quite tight so that turned out to be an easy fix. Then I got started mocking up the exhaust, itís coming nicely. Iíll have some pictures soon. I still have to sort out my o2 sensor issue (sensors arenít reading) I think itís a wiring problem but Iím going to investigate more tonight. Assuming I get that sorted out Iíd like to run the car for a bit tonight and get a nice log to look over and see how things are looking. I may even get an idle clip to post here. Iím still looking at wheels, Iíd like to get something for the summer which seems like it could be a problem. Iíve been looking at the weld s77 lately, does anyone know of a good weld dealer? What I may end up doing is getting a cheaper set of wheels for the summer and ordering something over the winter for next summer but Iíll see whatís around first

    15. #55
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      Well itís been a while since I updated this, lots has changed. I did end up getting the car started around when I expected to. But unfortunately I ran into some problems. On the first startup the car was backfiring something awful, I went through all kinds of trial and error to finally find out the coil harness on the drivers side was flippedÖ. What a pain that was lol. With the harness the right direction the car started and idled enough to see there was oil pressure and no leaks in the cooling system. It also revealed a power steering leak. Turns out the power steering reservoir was seeping through the seam where it was bonded together, I pulled it off and ran a thin line of panel bond around the seam and that sealed it up. Now back to the main issue, there was a valve train noise in the engine. First thing I checked was the lifter preload, it was at .060Ē which is within the spec of 0.050-0.100. While I was checking that I noticed the rocker arms werenít getting oil. After talking to some guys at the local machine shop I decided to try a longer set of pushrods in hopes of quoting down the noise and getting the rockers some oil. No dice. I finally bit the bullet and pulled the heads, the theory was that the lifters werenít enough for the higher lift cam. I ended up putting in a set of Johnson 2110r lifters which are a short travel lifter. While I was upgrading the lifters I also put in a set of arp head bolts and another set of ls9 head gaskets. To get the correct preload for the Johnson lifters (0.035 +/- 0.010) I ended up using different length pushrods on the intake and exhaust.


      When I got everything back together and was finally ready to start the car it was a nerve racking experience, with that amount of money invested to try and fix a problem that I wasnít sure I could fix. On the first startup there was a little noise initially but after a few seconds of running the noise gradually disappeared!


      With the valve train noise fixed I was back on track. I ended up ordering a set of torq thrusts for the summer, theyíll likely end up on my 56 bel air project down the road. The base tune was seeming close enough for an easy drive around the block. First drives are alway nerve racking but everything went fairly smooth, we made it around the block no problem.


      After some tuning changes and some slight suspension changes we took the car back out around the block. Again we made it back with no problems but this time I noticed the tire was rubbing a bit on the inner fenderÖ


      This problem has since been my biggest holdup, after multiple coilover height adjustments, 3 sets of tire sizes test fit I finally clued in that the aftermarket drop spindle may be pushing the wheel out. That was in fact the case. Luckily I had a spare set of factory disc brake spindles so I swapped those over and were all good to go again!


      Iíve been driving the car the odd time, mostly just short trips around the block and one longer trip to the gas station. Just cleaning up the tune and getting things set how I want them. The car works awesome! Lots of power and really good drivability. Itíll break the tires free no problem and it seems to be very quick. Iíll be taking it to the drag strip eventually to see what it runs but I also have a dragy to test with in the mean time

    16. #56
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      I also upgraded my fuel regulator and filter from a corvette style regulator to an aeromotive unit with a Holley filter.

      hereís some before and after of the wheel trim and minor stance changes
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      and a final engine bay picture, which also shows the final product of the rad cover
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    17. #57
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      That is an excellent looking build, and I think I'd leave those wheels on. They complement the car. What color is the paint? Wild how the stripes go from shiny to super flat like the paint. I really like that effect.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Vimes View Post
      That is an excellent looking build, and I think I'd leave those wheels on. They complement the car. What color is the paint? Wild how the stripes go from shiny to super flat like the paint. I really like that effect.
      Thank you! I might end up keeping the wheels, they have been growing on me. My other option is these us mags
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      the paint is actually dark grey epoxy, Iíve had the car for so long and never decided on a color. Itíll likely end up fathom blue some day but the flat grey with gloss stripes has been on the car for so long I might miss it lol

    19. #59
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      The car looks great. That motor really pops in there, very nice.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Motown 454 View Post
      The car looks great. That motor really pops in there, very nice.
      thank you sir!

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