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    Re: *the goose*

    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:58 pm

    Sahweet man, yeah one thing I dislike is messy wiring. I love it all tidy, loomed up and for the most part hidden.
    I'm glad you were able to get it out and ride it around, its been a long journey and lots of work, and still much more to be done! Can't wait to see what kind of numbers it'll make with the correct tune!


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    Re: *the goose*

    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:36 am

    GM B-Body Forum wrote:Sahweet man, yeah one thing I dislike is messy wiring. I love it all tidy, loomed up and for the most part hidden.
    I'm glad you were able to get it out and ride it around, its been a long journey and lots of work, and still much more to be done! Can't wait to see what kind of numbers it'll make with the correct tune!

    thanks bud, ran into a snag with the pcm saturday and we couldn't get the injector data to enter correctly. so back home it came. waiting to hear from him this week to see what we can do.
    [img][/img] new borgeson joint

    [img][/img] big shout out to randy on here for getting me the headlights and side marker housing. really cleaned up the cars look!!!!!!!!


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    Re: *the goose*

    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:38 am

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    temporary down pipe we made just to get it tuned.

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    loaded it up on a trailer and brought it back home. after this shot was taken. might have to go 45mins to another shop to get it done


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:40 am

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    our state finally allowed more than 4 digits on the license plates and manged to this plate. come to find out there was a 10 person waiting list on it after me cheers Shocked Cool Cool Cool Cool Laughing Very Happy


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:29 pm

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    the crooked head light really did make the car look broken down


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 17, 2017 9:35 am

    well got with my buddy. were gonna trailer the car to another shop about 45mins away and get it tuned hopefully next week. but were going racing this weekend so if its a good weekend all should be well. if its a bad weekend may have to wait on the car.

    going to change the secondary fuel filter to a larger housing/filter element.

    ill let you guys know how everything goes.


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    Post  GM B-Body Forum on Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:46 pm

    Sounds good man, keep us posted!


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    Re: *the goose*

    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:10 pm

    GM B-Body Forum wrote:Sounds good man, keep us posted!

    will do buddy. waiting on a new fuel filter housing. did get some more header wrap in so i can wrap the cross pipe. going to plumb the boost gauge tonight hopefully and get the pcm mount finished.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:03 am

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    well almost 2 itchy hours later i got the cross pipe wrapped

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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:07 am

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    defiantly happy with the way it came out now.

    installed my boost gauge and plumbed in the vacuum/boost manifold to the intake. so now i have boost/vac references if needed.

    also tried to fix the pesky speed-o gear seal leak before Monday. fuel filter didn't show last night so hopefully after tonight it will get put on and i can recheck fuel psi.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:09 am

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    cleaned up some wiring on the driver side last night.


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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:48 pm

    my brother just found this. im sure some of you could use one https://www.intellitronix.com/


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:55 pm

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    new 10 micron vs fitech 35micron filter


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:57 pm

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    didnt have a orb to orb connection so -6 unions will have to work for now. going to push the limits of -6 fuel lines before stepping up to -8 supply really want to see the gains on the dyno instead of just hear say on the internet


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Aug 25, 2017 1:08 pm

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    made a quick map sensor hold down last night out of some 1/8" scrap aluminum and the brake


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:36 am

    well got the transmission leak fixed. re plumbed the exhaust after turbo. got the wideband installed but not wired up. now having transmission issues. trailer-ed the car to work to see if i can fix it before we get it tuned tonight


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:48 am

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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:49 am

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    tigging skills are getting better


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    Post  Fierro51 on Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:52 am

    i did have to swap a wheel and tire this weekend and i figured i would see if on of our super latemodel tire/wheel would fit

    thats a 10x15 4" back space basset with a 27" tall tire clears the frame by about 1 3/4 but this tire has alot of side wall roll due to it being soft so im sure a drag radial will clear even better
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    Post  Fierro51 on Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:14 pm

    Got the car dropped off last night so well see what happens from here


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    Post  Fierro51 on Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:13 am

    well found out we have an issue with the new injectors. having to send them off to hpi and get them fixed. should know more next week.


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    Post  Myloth on Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:30 pm

    Getting close though ?Very nice work by the way, I've been on vacation and it looks like you have been busy!
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    Post  Fierro51 on Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:02 am

    Myloth wrote:Getting close though ?Very nice work by the way, I've been on vacation and it looks like you have been busy!

    no worries buddy hope you were enjoying yourself. and yeah still waiting on my injectors to get fixed. so well see. still alot left to do for now. winters coming and ill take care of the little things then


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    Post  Fierro51 Today at 3:16 pm

    got the injectors back for the second time and now they are tuning the car as of 1 hour ago.

    fingers crossed for this weekend to get it.


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