Started it up yesterday....
Wicked. Attracted a crowd.
Are you running a roller camshaft?
Way to go Mark!
Gotta love that nasty idle. Gonna draw a few looks when you pull up to a stop light
Now take those mufflers off and run that bad boy up to 6000 rpm so we can hear it scream!
P.S. Wish I would have gone with ceramic coated headers like yours ...
1956 Pontiac Pathfinder 2dr sedan, 496 - dyno'd 545 hp, stick shift, 4.11 posi - Hot Rod
1964 Acadian Beaumont SD convert, 283 - factory 195 hp, Powerglide, 3.08 10-bolt - Cruiser
2012 US-built crew cab truck - Daily Driver and Boat Trailering
cdnpont wrote:Started it up yesterday....Wicked. Attracted a crowd.
That is wicked! Congrats!
You should have charged admission!
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
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cutting a roof off a four door is NOT a convertible.....
65 Parisienne convertible project.
Daily Driver / work truck - 1988 Escort GL 72K Survivor
Summer toy / doesn't do truck stuff- 1997 C1500 Suburban 6.5 Turbo Diesel
Yes it's a roller motor Clint in case you were wondering why the slow idle at startup and not 2500. Straub 229/241 with Morel street series rollers.
I simply added pieces on to the engine stand Todd to make the test stand. The flexplate fit in without mods, so I figured with some temporarily welded in braces, I could have a working stand. I'll post a couple of pictures and maybe a simple wiring diagram. I managed to get the Sun Tach working. Green as expected was signal, grey was power, black ground and black/white was lighting.
I'll try and get it in the car before the season ends.
Canadian Poncho wrote:Man that sounds nice! Congratulations! Did you build that test stand? I'd like to see more of it as well!
Man that sounds nice! Congratulations! Did you build that test stand? I'd like to see more of it as well!
Home made test stand Todd. Used my Princess Auto 4 point engine stand after realizing the flexplate would easily fit behind the stand arms.
Simply added 3, 2x4 steel tubing sections to the base, and added 2 uprights drilled and fitted for the rad. Welded them to the base when the rad was sitting proper with hoses on.
Added 2 struts, each with a small piece of horizontal round tubing welded on to meet the motor mount throughbolt. Fit them in and welded as to take the weight off the rear of the engine stand.
Added a 2' piece of angle (with the plywood gauge panel) to the rear lower drivers side arm bolt. Swings up for ease of wiring work.
Two pieces of wood to hold the fuel and battery.
Welded the struts to the base robustly, and the base sections to the stand in such a way I can easily remove them.
Dead stable when running.
63 Pariesienne sport coupe (The Big GTO), black, maroon interior, 409 4 speed; former owner of a 59 El Camino, 63 Corvette SWC, 62 Chev Bel Air SC.
Mahone Bay, NS Still not old enough to need an automatic
409 powered 61 Poncho
best time 9.06@ 148