Gotta love those random electrical (electronic?) issues. Glad you found the fix.I've been having this issue with the 454 in my 69 elco. When I floor it it shuts down, goes, stops, goes.. I thought it was fuel so I sleeved 3/8" tubing at every bend so the hose can't collapse during high speed runs when the fuel pump is pulling like crazy.. Nothing seemed to work. I had the hood open and noticed the wire going into the HEI tach plug, it sends a signal to the shift light. This is a cheap Chinese $10 shift light. I unplugged it and the car seemed to go up the driveway better while pulling out. I took it to my safe spot and dropped the hammer and walla!! The front end jumped up and away we went, no bogging , no stumble...
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Started reading this and thought you were going to pull a Keyser.I've been having this issue with the 454 in my 69 elco. When I floor it ....
So its the Orange paint that gives you 100 horses!! Silly me thought it was those STP stickers..LOLStarted reading this and thought you were going to pull a Keyser.
"Dear Keyser, when I drop the hammer and floor it..." ___ "...I can't shred tires. What do I do?"
"Dear Pitts64, first you need more power. The first step here is to paint it Chevy Orange. That's a guaranteed tire shredder right there. If it's still not enough for you, then you need to step up to the biggest tallest hood scoop you can find so you can get unimpeded air flow; 3-4 feet tall should do it. As RedGreen says, if it's not past your roofline, you just don't want it that bad!"
if Keyser was here, he'd set you straight! takes more than just an STP sticker. you need ALL THE STICKERS, the Crane Cams, STP, Holley, Thrush, Doug's Headers, etc. STP alone won't cut it! (of course, he also thinks chevy orange paint will make you handsome and win you new friends, but I digress)So its the Orange paint that gives you 100 horses!! Silly me thought it was those STP stickers..LOL
Doing some yard renovation at the wife's request. So the driveway is full of rock and railroad ties. After a spin around the block in the '87, found myself at the back of the driveway. Ehh no biggie. Then it rained. And rained. And rained some more. Found out (to my chagrin) because of the bedliner, the bed is water tight. All the way up to the rails. The grandkids figured that out too. So I spent the day watching them climb in/out of what they nicknamed the 'redneck swimming pool'. Surprisingly enough, also found out the cheapo airshocks that are still on it will absolutely hold the weight of a full bed of water and 3 energetic youngsters.
are you going to paint the shell a lighter color so the cluster is not so dim at night?Still working on the AC install. Don't know how long the car has been down now, 3 weeks I think. Finding that installing an '81 dash into a '78 is more than just nuts and bolts. Most went together easily, but I am also converting from warning lights to aftermarket gauges. A slow process, with a lot of wiring conversion required. Part of the delay is that I am having to use the original instrument cluster. I ordered/received a shadow box for gauges conversion, and a matched set of gauges. The shadow box is a stamped/folded sheet of metal with minimal instructions and no wiring plugs, requires massive cutting and fitment of the original cluster shell (something that you do not want to get wrong) which takes time and careful planning. The gauge set has decent instructions, but I have to do ALL of the wiring. Not a big deal, but very time consuming. Hoping to have everything finished soon. I have pics of the clutter shell and the gauge panel.
I purchased a 6 gauge shadow box designed for non-gauge cars from one vendor, and a 6 gauge combo package from another. The gauges are LED lit, look pretty good. I had to add holes for the water temp, oil pressure, and high beam indicators, but the turn indicator holes were already there. Will be posting pics when completed. I have a pic of partial assembly.
LEDs? nice! as long as you can dim them because I hear they can get pretty brightI purchased a 6 gauge shadow box designed for non-gauge cars from one vendor, and a 6 gauge combo package from another. The gauges are LED lit, look pretty good. I had to add holes for the water temp, oil pressure, and high beam indicators, but the turn indicator holes were already there. Will be posting pics when completed. I have a pic of partial assembly. View attachment 132201
was it as exciting as they say? (is that a redundancy? "watching paint dry is as exciting as watching paint dry")Yesterday after I got home from work, I put the 3rd coat of paint on the new dashboard, then stood there watching it dry. View attachment 132347
The old dash in the background has been stripped of all useful parts, and is awaiting a decision on whether to send it to the landfill or keep it for cutting stiff parts and shapes.
you removed rome?....oh, I see, you inserted some pics and broke the text. you removed CHROME
Did the final motor removal and a bit of tear down to see what I had. Interior removed-- check, all ch View attachment 132349 View attachment 132350 View attachment 132351 View attachment 132352 View attachment 132353 rome removed - check, front end torn apart - check...
Vacation next week.. check