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by matty man
Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.
Replies: 15
Views: 5402

Re: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.

Any updates??
by matty man
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:13 am
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.
Replies: 15
Views: 5402

Re: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.

Any updates?? My guess would be this winter weather,, I know I have not been in my pole barn for a good month now due to the snow & ice,,, post some pics when ya can,, Matty man
by matty man
Sun Feb 09, 2014 10:08 am
Forum: Autobody/Paint Technical
Topic: best way to fix this? (quarter window channel rot)
Replies: 11
Views: 3422

Re: best way to fix this? (quarter window channel rot)

Put these pics in my reference hard drive to look at when i do the same on my 79 two door,, nice job Rodney!! Matty man
by matty man
Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.
Replies: 15
Views: 5402

Re: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.

Good luck!!
by matty man
Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.
Replies: 15
Views: 5402

Re: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.

Nice!! Make sure you use the correct oil to break in the cam & lifters,, I wiped a cam just after 2500 miles,, so take the time to break it in right,, yes on the dot to dot,, this is the start of the 720 degree engine cycle,, once the heads are on, the valves are adjusted right, rotate the #1 to tdc...
by matty man
Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Wheels/Tires/Brakes Technical
Topic: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented
Replies: 50
Views: 22482

Re: S10 Brake Upgrade - Documented

Mean78,, nice write up!! I plan on doing the s-10 fronts myself for myn 79 Malibu,, I need to look into the LS1 rear brakes more,,, Thanks,, Matty man
by matty man
Fri Jan 03, 2014 10:10 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.
Replies: 15
Views: 5402

Re: Complete 229 rebuild, and adventures in EGR.

Are the heads off now?? Pull the lifters on #6, one at a time, put back in the same position,, look at the bottom of each lifter and look for wear,, before I would plant a lot of money into the 229, I would get a 4.3 lt V-6 and build that ,,, get one out of a S-10 or Astro van,, get a 96 and later V...
by matty man
Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: 82 229...switching out the distributor
Replies: 2
Views: 1738

Re: 82 229...switching out the distributor

You will have to change the pick up coil inside I do believe,, easy to do,, then you can use the V-8,, I have converted V-6 to V-8`s before,,, after swapping internals,, Matty man
by matty man
Sun Feb 10, 2013 7:12 pm
Forum: Autobody/Paint Technical
Topic: Disassembly, Day 1
Replies: 4
Views: 1491

Re: Disassembly, Day 1

post some pics of the damage on the pass side,, and the new project,, Matty man
by matty man
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:50 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: V-6 engine and parts
Replies: 0
Views: 1747

V-6 engine and parts

Hello all,, I will be posting in the parts for sale section a 4.3 engine (from the Rodeo project) and heads,, just wanted to let ya V-6 gearheads know,, check it out,, Thanks as always,, Matty man 8)
by matty man
Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Darwin -- Future Plans
Replies: 15
Views: 5839

Re: Darwin -- Future Plans

Sounds good darwin,, keep the updates coming,, my Isuzu with the 4.3 is on hold due to lack of funds,, i may pull it and put the V-6 & 700r4 into a 5th gen Gran Prix, if I can find one,, Matty man
by matty man
Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:53 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Anyone try putting a 2.8, 3.1, or 3.4 60Deg v6 in a gbody?
Replies: 14
Views: 3804

Re: Anyone try putting a 2.8, 3.1, or 3.4 60Deg v6 in a gbod

With gas going over 4.00 a gallon,, I like this idea as well,,, May have to get a complete motor out of pick & pull,,, Matty man
by matty man
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Anyone try putting a 2.8, 3.1, or 3.4 60Deg v6 in a gbody?
Replies: 14
Views: 3804

Re: Anyone try putting a 2.8, 3.1, or 3.4 60Deg v6 in a gbod

The lower ends on the 2.8 ect are weak,, would not stand up to any pushing,,, and those 60 deg V-6`s are a pain in the butt to install cam bearings,,, matty man
by matty man
Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: V6 Tech
Topic: Emission compatible 4 barrel intake for 4.3
Replies: 13
Views: 5426

Re: Emission compatible 4 barrel intake for 4.3

clean,, the el Camino is gone,, the guys who had it, Snow Avaition lost thier hangar and they are gone,, their C-130 is out on the ramp,, but sorry i did not get any pics of that V-6 manifold,, Matty man