Recent content by zapc

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    big block questions

    i used the stock oil pan from the 2 wheel drive donor suburban and it fits perfect, so truck oil pans work, i think maybe the 4x4 pan may be different and if not then all truck pans work
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    In the cowl hood market...

    I have a bbc in my 84 elcamino with an rpm airgap manifold if u use a proform drop base aircleaner it just fits under stock hood, and i mean just barely fits, but its how i run mine
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    power steering pump & box

    all i want to do is run stock premade lines, i had to make up a custom line (which leaks) . the box uses the newer metric fittings, and the box is the old american out of a 70 chevelle, would rather change box since its original, rather than pump which is new. whats the easiest way thanx
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    power steering pump & box

    anyone know what year the steering pump and box went metric? when i did my bigblock swap i used the power steering pump and bracket out of a 70 chevelle, I had to custom make lines to go from metric steering box to american pump. want to put in the american box, I think I read 1979 was the last...
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    4speed swap with a 454

    not running headers, its a monster without them, its got a turbo 400 in it now, this is my toy and keep thinking about a 4spd, can u at least tell me what u got to make it work malicad?
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    4speed swap with a 454

    yes i am lazy lazy lazy lol to do a search, have an 84 elcamino with a 454, looking to swap to a 4speed, what is so unique about the bell housings for a gbody, and what exactly do I need now that its for a bigblock and and 11" clutch and 168 tooth flywheel part #s if possible thanx
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    stall converter info

    thanx for the info, guess ill try to get the 3.42 its only a 7.5" it will buy me some time till i get the $ for the 9" chris
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    stall converter info

    motor should be arround 550hp, i only have 2.42's right now in the rear and its really weird to drive cause the converter is always slipping i guess, seems im always at 2,500-2,800 all the time while crusing no matter what speed im going above 40mph. even with 2.42's motor is still a monster...
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    stall converter info

    that will put me arround 3000rpm at 65 a little high for cruising no? ive had such horrible luck with overdrive trannys that with this much hp, i have no confidence in an overdrive transmission. i know some rave about them. ive blown up every 700r4 i ever had.never had a 2004r though
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    stall converter info

    thanx for the info, im gonna add a real big transcooler and hope for the best, i probably should have stayed with a stock converter,
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    stall converter info

    thanx i just keep reading that the transmission will overheat if it doesnt reach lockup rpm
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    stall converter info

    hey guys i just swapped a 496 and a turbo 400 with a 2500 stall converter in my elcamino. i need to to swap gears in the rear to finish up this car. am i correct in thinking that i have to select a gear that will be turning at least 2500 rpm at my desired highway speed or else the converter...