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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:39 am

Meat Drapes wrote:
LS6 Tommy wrote:Bernie replied back and said the 2241s will not clear the universal master without modifying the primary tube that wraps around the steering column. He sent me pics of what someone else did, but since photobucket went crap, I can't post them.
How was your header clearance with the Bzdel pedal and the F body master cylinder? I have the McLeod 139001 original version. I guess I'll just make a firewall reinforcing plate for the master cylinder.
I had no issues with the Bdzel pedal with any configuration. And I also used a firewall reinforcing plate. Mine was not large enough. Over do the plate. Spread the pedal load. Ill beat that tube flat to make this work. I will NOT take no or 80lb pedal effort for an answer. Im stubborn

80# pedal effort?! What clutch did you use? I have a Ram Force 10.5 Street dual disc. It's supposed to have just a little less to slightly heavier than stock pedal pressure and feel.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Mon Nov 20, 2017 4:11 am

I run a SPEC clutch setup and the pedal is hard as a rock as well
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by LS6 Tommy » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:56 am

TURNA wrote:I run a SPEC clutch setup and the pedal is hard as a rock as well

I had heard that about the SPEC units and some others, that's why I went with the Ram dual disc. It's overkill for my application, but should outlive me!

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20k mile '80 Malibu, currently undergoing long term (aka no money) factory style install LS6 454, Cowl Induction, Legend LGT 700 5 speed. Full Global West suspension, 17" N90 wheels, 12" front/11" rear disc brakes, 9" 3.70 Auburn Pro posi.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:27 pm

Still picking. I made the fuel gauge work today!! HAHA
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Doober » Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:54 pm

More progress than I've made the last 6 months!
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:58 am

Was wondering what happened to you.............
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:40 pm

TURNA wrote:Was wondering what happened to you.............
I hibernated the winter away.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:43 pm

NC has winter????
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:49 pm

So I now have reverse light circuit working and fuel gauge. Im sure more works but thats all I have tested so far. Just trying to see some of the longer wire runs and how they worked out. Ill never rewire a car EVER again. Not even for money.

Few progress pics. The back of the interior is done and more or less installed. I know header wrap is not great but I dont care... cuz I like it.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:55 pm

Looking good!!

Do those heads have standard or raised ports?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:41 pm

TURNA wrote:Looking good!!

Do those heads have standard or raised ports?
They are AFR Oval Magnums. Raised ports.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Doober » Fri Mar 23, 2018 6:13 am

Lookin' good.
I'm having trouble placing that post in the last pic. Where is it, and is it a ground?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:30 am

Doober wrote:Lookin' good.
I'm having trouble placing that post in the last pic. Where is it, and is it a ground?
Its a ground lug right on top of the trans tunnel in front of the shifter. It will be hidden under the dash. I was tired of ground to anything I could find. That will tie in to chassis, block and body.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:34 am

So I was testing more circuits. I have turn signals, brake lights, and lights. All the gauges work. What does not work and is kicking my a ss is the stupid dome light. The painless harness looks dummy proof. Nope. Its a closed loop circuit with 3 grounds and as a former Electronics tech from the Corps, this is sad that I cant make it work. When I bought the car it was disabled and a switched light system under the dash had been installed. Im determined to open a door and have a light come on. How hard can it be?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Mar 25, 2018 7:05 pm

Dome light circuit is working. Both doors and the headlight switch turn it on. I am ready to stab the dash back in.
-Jeff-

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