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    Quote Originally Posted by SSlowBoat View Post
    new carb/cap/rotor/plugs/wires/coil and rockauto reman carb. Fired right up, went up on choke fine, let it idle a minute, kicked it once, came right down to curb idle. played with the idle screw and set it about 700 for now, smoothed out nice.

    i gotta get a timing light/vacuum gauge and really dial it in, its still fairly rich, but not terrible like it was. I am starting to swap in @Ltconvert old 3.42 trutrac 10 bolt this week, hope to have the shock mounts repaired by end of may, and then maybe get it on the street to see what else crops up.

    We also started tearing her lt1 motor down over the past few weekends. yanked it from the firebird it was in, its a mexico reman. inside the motor so far is SPOTLESS. very surprised. had some intake gasket material in the intake valve on cylinder 4 that made it stick open when compression testing. but after tear down all valves appear straight.

    first lt1 out of 9 or 10 stock lt1's ive had apart that has the powdered metal rods. they should be fine as shes not gonna be beating on it bad. just a hotcam and some 1.6 rockers, shortie headers, etc.

    made her scrape tint while i did the mechanical stuff. 2 days later shes halfway done LOL

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    Yay!!!! So I was right that the valve was just stuck?!?!?!!? Great news!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo8 View Post
    Yay!!!! So I was right that the valve was just stuck?!?!?!!? Great news!!!

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    yeah you were lol. also had a random epiphany last night that i left a vacuum line unplugged. thats why it was so rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSlowBoat View Post
    yeah you were lol. also had a random epiphany last night that i left a vacuum line unplugged. thats why it was so rich

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    Did u confirm the epiphany was legit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by popo8 View Post
    Did u confirm the epiphany was legit?

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    yep, left the little line for the hvac controls off the back of the carb. i was too tired last night to fire it up, will do that tonight or tomorrow.

    i also have to get some relays and sheetmetal to make a fan shroud and install the lt1 fans. going to do one off a temp switch in the head at 180, the other on a manual switch.

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    10.78 @ 125mph. Shooting for 9.99 in 2020 for Frank Cahall!

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    If memory serves me, aren't there conversion shock mounts so you don't have to rely on those weak factory steel spots?
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    I would try to work my neck muscles but I'm not invited to the LS guy parties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fastbird View Post
    If memory serves me, aren't there conversion shock mounts so you don't have to rely on those weak factory steel spots?
    I can only find coilover conversions that basically bolt to that spot and have a ring that goes over the upper spring perch to be welded in.

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    well, after @Fastbird posted above, i got to thinking. umi makes their upper coilover mount that would, in theory, spread the load away from the bad metal, and be much more solid welded in, since i dont have the upper shock bolt hole (thats kind of the issue here) to "bolt" it in.

    i had an (@popo8 will like this) "AHHHH" moment.

    low and behold, founders makes a copy, slightly different, much cheaper that i wouldnt feel bad about cutting up. Will have this welded in after cutting off the red tabs and removing their "bolt in" stud. Ill just hose mod the rear spring then i can run a standard shock. much cheaper than coilovers. much stronger repair than a few washers or just a plate over the shock mount hole.

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    The wrench/driver for LTConvert's 94 Z28- Ellwein 383/LE Trickflows/ P600B/ CPT Pro Race 4L60E/Pro Torque 3200
    10.78 @ 125mph. Shooting for 9.99 in 2020 for Frank Cahall!

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    Spohn kit has a reinforcement also:

    https://www.spohn.net/shop/1993-1997...le-Shocks.html

    With either single adjustable or double adjustable QA1ís

    Moves the mounting hole off to one side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SSlowBoat View Post
    well, after @Fastbird posted above, i got to thinking. umi makes their upper coilover mount that would, in theory, spread the load away from the bad metal, and be much more solid welded in, since i dont have the upper shock bolt hole (thats kind of the issue here) to "bolt" it in.

    i had an (@popo8 will like this) "AHHHH" moment.

    low and behold, founders makes a copy, slightly different, much cheaper that i wouldnt feel bad about cutting up. Will have this welded in after cutting off the red tabs and removing their "bolt in" stud. Ill just hose mod the rear spring then i can run a standard shock. much cheaper than coilovers. much stronger repair than a few washers or just a plate over the shock mount hole.

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    Ahhh

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    got the founders plates cut up today. now to get the lowering springs and bilsteins. for anyone wondering, the founders coil over plates are beefy.

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    1984 Camaro Z28 - Wifes' project. Stock LT1 with Hotcam - her cruiser

    The wrench/driver for LTConvert's 94 Z28- Ellwein 383/LE Trickflows/ P600B/ CPT Pro Race 4L60E/Pro Torque 3200
    10.78 @ 125mph. Shooting for 9.99 in 2020 for Frank Cahall!

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