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What did U do to your G-body today??

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by StreetBu » Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:26 pm

How'd she feel with the new gearing?
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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:21 pm

I love it. It was a little sluggish on the start off, I need to adjust the carb. Once it was rolling it was awesome.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Fri Oct 26, 2018 11:20 am

I adjusted the choke today. It starts great and the rooms are at 1500.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:32 pm

I removed bolts from fan shroud, removed bolts from the flex plate cover. I removed the bolts from motor mounts and jacked the engine up. I hope to replace the pan gasket tomorrow.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 pm

I removed the engine oil pan and changed the pan gasket. I BC put the motor mounts back together. Reinstalled the flex plate cover and the fan shroud.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:48 pm

I put oil back in the engine. Took it for a test drive. I found oil leaking from a pan bolt that wasn't tight. Tighten it up. Plan to test drive tomorrow and recheck.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by StreetBu » Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:20 pm

Nice
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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:00 pm

I took it out for a road trip, and it ran great. When I got back home, I seen another leak. I got to figure out where it is coming from.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:16 pm

I got the wrong pan gasket. I got it off and the new one installed. Hope to finish it up tomorrow.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:10 pm

I bolted the fan shroud and flex plate cover back on.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by StreetBu » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:14 pm

Swapped my thermostat for a 180°. It had a 160° and was running too cold since I installed the serpentine setup.
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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:18 pm

I put the oil in and started it. No leaks. I this happens so I can prove to myself that I can fix it.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:55 pm

I adjusted the choke again. I'll have to check it tomorrow to see if it's where I want it.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:54 pm

The choke worked better today.

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Re: What did U do to your G-body today??

Post by 78elk » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:53 pm

My son took the 78 El Camino for a short road trip yesterday. He bought this car back in 97 and put an engine in that he rebuilt for his 73 El Camino. I've did the body work and made drive train changes. This is the first time he drove it since 2004. He really loved how well it performs. Thanks to all here that helped me make it better.

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