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Forum: Electrical Systems 07-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,117
Posted By Daddymav
Best advice I can give is to pull the gauge...

Best advice I can give is to pull the gauge cluster and check out the printed circuit behind it all. I had a similar problem when I got mine. The lights would go out altogether sometimes and the gas...
Forum: Brake Systems 06-22-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,645
Posted By Daddymav
The dual diaphram booster is a bolt on upgrade...

The dual diaphram booster is a bolt on upgrade from the single and there is typically not much difference in price. Regardless of which one you have, I'd replace it with the dual.
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 06-20-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Daddymav
Welcome from North Phoenix.

Welcome from North Phoenix.
Forum: Engine Topics 06-18-2012, 03:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,926
Posted By Daddymav
X2 on Lucas Oil Stabilizer. It works wonders....

X2 on Lucas Oil Stabilizer. It works wonders. Best part is that it really coats the parts better than just oil alone to make startup that much safer.
Forum: Engine Topics 06-17-2012, 10:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By Daddymav
Well, It looks like that did it. Pulled up a...

Well, It looks like that did it. Pulled up a video on how to adjust it and that fixed everything up. I turned up the fast idle and turned down the base idle. Now she starts up and runs without...
Forum: Engine Topics 06-13-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By Daddymav
Hmmmm. Well, I'm pretty sure that it is still...

Hmmmm. Well, I'm pretty sure that it is still getting power from the harness to open up the choke because i can check it after I take it out and it is wide open. I haven't ever checked the fast idle...
Forum: Engine Topics 06-12-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By Daddymav
I actually checked the choke with a wire jumped...

I actually checked the choke with a wire jumped off the battery to verify that it is working right. I was thinking it could be the other way. Maybe it's not staying closed long enough for the engine...
Forum: Engine Topics 06-12-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By Daddymav
It's a dualjet (q-jet less the secondaries) and...

It's a dualjet (q-jet less the secondaries) and it does have the vacuum advance on the distributor.
Forum: Engine Topics 06-12-2012, 09:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By Daddymav
I'm sorry, I should have clarified. The car was...

I'm sorry, I should have clarified. The car was originally equipped with the computer, but the PO had removed all the electronic components and replaced everything with the mechanical. It's a non CCC...
Forum: Engine Topics 06-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,934
Posted By Daddymav
Trouble tuning in dualjet carb.

I've been tweaking away at my carb for a while to try and find that sweet spot. After a few close misses, I'm finally coming to the gurus for a little help.

Car:
1979 El Camino
231 V6 w/...
Forum: Engine Topics 02-27-2012, 04:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,034
Posted By Daddymav
Hot diggity, now I've got something to do...

Hot diggity, now I've got something to do afterwork. Thank you.
Forum: For New Forum Members Only 02-13-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,644
Posted By Daddymav
Where are you at in AZ? I'm in Phoenix and I know...

Where are you at in AZ? I'm in Phoenix and I know a couple of yards in the area that have both El Caminos and Monte Carlos to be able to pull some parts from. While you're there, pick up a jeep...
Forum: Interior Restoration 02-11-2012, 04:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,842
Posted By Daddymav
Had a very similar issue with my dash but it was...

Had a very similar issue with my dash but it was the lights that were going out more. The fuel gauge was always hit or miss since I got the truck. First thing to check is if the gauge housing is...
Forum: VIN Decoding 02-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,432
Posted By Daddymav
The numbers that you really want to check is your...

The numbers that you really want to check is your Fisher Build Tag. It should be right in front of the windshield on the driver's side, right by the wiper arms. That is coding from when they built...
Forum: Engine Topics 02-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,493
Posted By Daddymav
Was that the vacuum leak that was causing it not...

Was that the vacuum leak that was causing it not to idle?
Forum: Engine Topics 02-05-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,493
Posted By Daddymav
That threaded hole in the back is for your brake...

That threaded hole in the back is for your brake booster. On mine there is a hard line that goes in there that connects to a vacuum hose that goes over to the booster. Check your old carb and you'll...
Forum: Engine Topics 02-05-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,493
Posted By Daddymav
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=lars%20grim...

http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=lars%20grimsrud%20how%20to%20tune%20a%20quadrajet&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.club-corvette.dk%2Fforums%2Fccdtechnic%2Fpdf_technic%2FQJetT...
Forum: Engine Topics 02-02-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,162
Posted By Daddymav
Pull that baby apart and rebuild her. It is...

Pull that baby apart and rebuild her. It is almost ridiculously easy to rebuild the qjet. Well, I'm assuming because the DualJet is what I have and I could literally do it in the dark. A rebuild kit...
Forum: Electrical Systems 02-02-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,436
Posted By Daddymav
When it wont start, are the other systems...

When it wont start, are the other systems working? Lights, gauges, etc. I recently had a problem where it wouldn't start in 1 out of 30 times, leave it sit for a while and it was fine again. One day...
Forum: Body Restoration 02-02-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,911
Posted By Daddymav
That emblem is sick. Very nice job on a truly...

That emblem is sick. Very nice job on a truly unique truck.



I second this idea. That would be the baddest use of a Chevy that I've seen in a long time.
Forum: Suspension & Steering 02-02-2012, 08:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,413
Posted By Daddymav
I can just speak about what I've read but not all...

I can just speak about what I've read but not all F bodies (Camaro & Firebird) had the quick ratio box. Only the performance F bodies that came with 15" or 16" wheels. RS, SS, Z28, T/A, Formula, GTA...
Forum: Suspension & Steering 02-01-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,413
Posted By Daddymav
I'm actually now considering just picking up a...

I'm actually now considering just picking up a reman unit from AZ. Looking on the web site, it seems that I can pick up a quick ratio box for an 87 Grand National which is 2.5 turns lock to lock for...
Forum: Suspension & Steering 02-01-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,413
Posted By Daddymav
Found a great article about the change over. ...

Found a great article about the change over.
http://www.oldspower.com/vb/showthread.php?t=36029

Apparently, the only changes that need to be made to the gearbox is a swap of the end caps and...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,915
Posted By Daddymav
AHA!!! That would make tons of sense. For...

AHA!!! That would make tons of sense.

For all I know, the transmission wasn't even in the car that I pulled the cable from. I just assumed that it was just fit in there because of the length. Got...
Forum: Electrical Systems 01-31-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,915
Posted By Daddymav
Come apart? Really? It still works though. I...

Come apart? Really? It still works though. I mean, that would make sense to why it reads about 10% off, makes noise and it's always jumpy but I would think that it wouldn't work at all if that were...
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