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  1. snomobeelr

    Big Block full length Header - Floorboard clearance ?

    Ya I did not rally it before but the patriots seem to be low.. The Patriot collector is 3.5 and I was thinking since the Doug's are 3 inches ,that itself would bring it up towards the floorboards some. Either way from the collector to the front of the muffler has to be reconfigured. I added a Gear Vendor and can't use an X-Pipe any longer. I am just not sure it is with the price of new headers to bring the headers themselves closer but the Patriots I have seem pretty low. When placing a level from bottom of collectors on both sides they ar 1 3/8 lower than my trans pan. I took some pictures and attached. Thanks Guys
  2. snomobeelr

    Big Block full length Header - Floorboard clearance ?

    Mounts are all about 6 or 7 years old. My ace was a small block I changed to a 454, I never changed the frame mounts but thought they were the same. Never had issues.
  3. snomobeelr

    Big Block full length Header - Floorboard clearance ?

    Doug , I have only had it scrape on me once. I am trying to find out if other headers are closer to the floorboard. My headers also seem to pitch down towards the ground. I am trying to get the exhaust up towards the floorboards a little more. Thanks for the offer but if its a pain to measure from header to floorboard don't worry about it. Alan
  4. I have Patriot Headers 1 7/8 that fit fine other than close to proportioning valve and collectors do seem to point downward. My exhaust has always seemed low. I do I have 3 inch exhaust . You can seethe exhaust under car from distance , I attached a picture. I made some changes on car and have to remove the X-Pipe and re-do exhaust from Collector to front of Muffler. The top of the Collector flange is 3 /14 on driver side and 3 7/8 on passenger side from floor. Anyone else ever measured to see how far there collector is from from floorboard? I was wondering if the Doug's Headers would be closer to floorboard.
  5. snomobeelr

    Gear Vendor O/D install with TH-400

    That G-force Cross-member was worth it to me. I did have to drill the cross member bolt holes bigger for the supplied bolts. The instructions did say you could use the stock size if you used grade 8 bolts. The other thing with the G-force cross member is it is Heavy. I believe 45 lbs. It is fine for me but probably not for someone looking to shed pounds on their car. Here are a couple pictures. This is where I mounted the Switch and the LED's. But I have a NON-AC car.
  6. snomobeelr

    Gear Vendor O/D install with TH-400

    Hello , Glad I can post something that is useful to others. Wont be testing until next spring like you said 😕 I am running a 12 bolt 3.73 They say the Gear Vendor handles up to 1200 horse. Not that I am close to that. The stock crossmember will work from what they say but you have to modify it. I stole a picture from chevelles.com I do not know if this is the exact mod that needs to be done..
  7. After years of thinking about an overdrive and which one to get I opted for the Gear Vendor. I always had a TH-400 in the car and I always liked it. Only reason I wanted an Overdrive is when I am driving the car and going 55 or faster it's loud and I don't like her taching up for a long period of time. So here are some things if your interested in the install and how it has gone so far. The install is not as straight forward as I thought. Just more wiring than I realized. Nothing bad I also bought a G-Force cross-member that is "Supposed" to be made for the TH-400 and the gear Vendor unit - Model: RCAE-GV I have read so many posts about the trouble with the GV fitting and the Tunnel having to be Massaged or cut to get the unit to fit. I did not have to do that. No adjustments made to tunnel, don’t know if it is because of the G-force cross member I bought. . - Removed Driveshaft - Took off Tail of transmission. - Placed jack under trans and Removed the Stock cross member. - Installed the G/V adapter and just snugged mounting bolts. - Then installed new cross member and trans mount for test fitment. - Used templates provided by G/V (Paper cut outs we transferred to cardboard) to check clearance in tunnel. No issue not needing any massaging or cutting.. - Input shaft extension in adapter – checked clearance and added appropriate shims. ( Didn’t Know about this – sounds worse that it was) - Installed the G/V unit and it fit and bolted in without any trouble. Just a little hard to get to bolts on top. - There are two LED’s red and green along with a thumb switch to turn the drive on and off you need to install in the car . - There is also the Shifting Switch , just like the Headlight - bright switch but taller that gets installed. Still need to wire the Module and get the driveshaft length figured out. I wont be able to use the X-pipe any longer.. Her are some pics
  8. snomobeelr

    Wheel and Tire data base.

    Car looks great, I like the stance on it now.. It is all personal preference what you like. One thing to watch I see you said "0" offset but what is the backspace? I had 15 x 8 with 0 offset & 4 inch backspace all around. With the 4 inch back space my wheels were further out towards the fender well chrome... Watch the front wheel on the top of the wheel well. Where it curves back down and there is a bolt there. Mine was close and rubbed once in a while...
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    Wheel and Tire data base.

    After finding the wheels I really wanted and they were just to Expensive 900.00 each rim I decided on an alternative although I could not get the rim width at 9 or 9.5 like I wanted they only make them in 8's. The alternative needed to be powder-coated to create the look I wanted. Before purchasing them I took pictures to the Powered Coater to verify it could be done and he agreed it could be. I purchased the rims and took them to the powder coater. There was a problem and it wast the powder coaters fault. I wanted the face of the wheel Black and I wanted the rim of the wheel to stay Polished Aluminum. I also wanted the Oval/kidney bean window outline to be Polished Aluminum. After purchasing the wheels and bringing to him he noticed the Oval/kidney bean window outline was not a defined hard outline like the pictures seemed to show. The Oval/kidney bean window outline was contoured and he could not do the outline , he was afraid the powder would just pull up. So we agree just to have the inside of the Oval/kidney bean stay polished. Moral of the story. The wheels came out nice.. Sometimes its better to pony up and get what you really want. I do wish the rears were wider but I only have an 8 inch Rim.. Rims 17 x 8 - 4.5 Backspace on all four rims .................................................................................................. Fronts 245-45-17 BF-Goodrich ( Could have gone 255) Rears 255-45-17 BF-Goodrich
  10. So the plugs that I am looking at that are 1 range hotter are still NGK but the "Model" so to say is different. Everything else matches the only difference is they protrude into the chamber 2 mm farther than the ones I currently run. I am a bit paranoid about putting longer plugs and hitting the piston. Or am I just being paranoid ? R5671A-7 / 4091 = 1. MM BKR6E / 6962 = 3 MM ( New ones)
  11. Hello , Yes started with that. I can idle fine and driving around is ok she is just running rich. The 4 corner Mixture screws are out @2.5 turns and any further in and she drops alot of RPM when going into gear.Timing I've tried initial @18 and @20 , Total ends up between 36 -38 both the same u. Its a Pro-System 950 Jets I changed from 76 to 74 and PV-6.5. Specs for carb attached. Hotter Plugs were one of the suggestions from Pro Systems. Thank You
  12. So I am running rich and looking to run a hotter spark plug . I currently run the NGK - R5671A-7 (Non-projected) . That plug is the hottest for that model of plug. NGK does make other plugs that are hotter but are as they say are "Projected ". And a little longer in the cylinder. I am told the lower the number on the NGK the hotter the plug is. I am going to just go 1 number down so was going to go to a 6. Anyone use something else or have any advise? R5671A-7 : Non-projected : Manufacturer Heat Range: 7 : NGK Racing Spark R5671A-7/4091 ................................................................................................................................................................................................... BKR-6-E : Projected : Manufacturer Heat Range: 6 : NGK V-Power Spark BKR6E/6962 bcpr6eg9 : Projected : Manufacturer Heat Range: 6 : NGK G-Power Platinum Spark Plugs BCPR6EGP/7088 NGK FR5 : Projected : Manufacturer Heat Range: 5 : NGK V-Power Spark FR5/7373 Engine Cubic Inches: 468 Compression Ratio: 10.1 Intake Manifold Brand: Edlbrock AIR GAP RPM Header full Patriot 1 7/8" 3 inch Exhaust .................................................................... Cylinder Head Type: Brodix race rite oval port Intake Valve Diameter: 2.250 in. Exhaust Valve Diameter: 1.880 in ................................................................... Type of Camshaft: Hyrdaulic Roller Lifters Camshaft - Intake Duration @.050: 232 Camshaft - Exhaust Duration @.050: 244 Camshaft - Intake Lift at Valve: 595 Camshaft - Exhaust Lift at Valve: 581 Lobe Separation: 107 ..................................................................... The Spark Plugs are NGK V-Power R5671A-7 Gap is .35 ................................................................................................................ Federal Mogual Forged : .095 Dome Pistons Felpro 1027 Head gasket : .039 thickness Broddix Race Rite : 119cc Chamber, 270cc Intake Runner
  13. No matter what spring you get you don't know how it will actually sit until the spring is installed. You can not adjust coil springs and they will settle after time. Last front springs I was told they would work for my setup. Well they didn't and there sitting on my shelf. Viking adjustable shocks or bags if you are particular about how you want the car to sit. I have the viking shocks on all 4 adjust ability is great.
  14. snomobeelr

    15 x 8 rally's and tires - 245-60-15

    thanks. The tires I have for sale are 245-60-15. Not the taller and wider 275-60-15
  15. snomobeelr

    15 x 8 rally's and tires - 245-60-15

    The wheels cleared the Quarters on my car. My car does sit a bit higher. The rims are OEM. You can try them on if you want. I know how it is not being sure if something fits.
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