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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by malibu795 » Sun May 07, 2017 9:01 pm

I got an iron headed 468 BBC with 049 in my wagon.. im familiar with their weight lol.
Honestly been looking at buying said set. You be interested in selling them?

How'd the harness fit the factory firewall hole?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue May 09, 2017 9:46 am

malibu795 wrote:I got an iron headed 468 BBC with 049 in my wagon.. im familiar with their weight lol.
Honestly been looking at buying said set. You be interested in selling them?

How'd the harness fit the factory firewall hole?
I have not done anything with the Painless harness yet other than lay it out. And the fit against the factory firewall hole is a good question. I am not certain how I want to deal with that. Thought about using the original pass through and rewiring it.

I am willing to part with the heads. They will be tough to ship. That's gotta be every bit of 150# or more in shipping weight.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by malibu795 » Tue May 09, 2017 2:51 pm

I've a 75 K20 and the whole looks "similar" if not the same both need rewired. Haven't done any test fitting but eye balling looks promising

Id like them but don't need them yet.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue May 23, 2017 7:00 pm

Continuing to pick at it. Trans on one day engine on another. I spun the #7 rod bearing. They were stuck togther.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Doober » Tue May 23, 2017 11:46 pm

I see the problem! :lol:
I've never heard good things about those plain orange Fram filters, but the heavier duty ones are supposedly ok. I've always used Wix or AC on mine... not saying 100% that was your problem though, it's more they just don't filter as well and the internal bypass used to be a poor design.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Wed May 31, 2017 9:36 am

More interior work. The headliner is 1/2" too long. Not the easiest install alone either.

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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Wed May 31, 2017 10:10 am

What carb will you be using since you sold the 850?
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:20 pm

TURNA wrote:What carb will you be using since you sold the 850?
I am going to put a Fitech EFI system on it. I bought the Mean Street version. Something new to learn.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:34 pm

very nice
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Doober » Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:11 am

I will probably run something like the EBL from DynamicEFI.com... it's a steeper learning curve, but I like to tinker, and it uses basically all the factory EFI parts (aside from a wideband O2), so I could keep it looking like a basically stock TBI SBC, or it'll run port injection should I choose that route. I'm not sure how flexible the aftermarket stuff is, but since I've already put the setup on my '92 pickup (454 TBI on a 383 with Vortec heads, mild cam) I'm confident I could get it to run whatever I have in the Malibu.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:16 pm

Not a shred of motivation this summer with the heat and humidity. And it has rained every damn day.
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by TURNA » Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:20 pm

Ah that sux
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by StreetBu » Tue Aug 15, 2017 8:20 pm

Meat Drapes wrote:Not a shred of motivation this summer with the heat and humidity. And it has rained every #### day.
I hear ya. I'm in the same boat so don't feel bad.. mineis still 4' in the with the new chassis sitting next to it LOL
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by reel01 » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:49 pm

Nice
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Re: My Pro Touring conversion

Post by Meat Drapes » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:06 pm

Im working on it. Just going slow. Life and laziness get in the way.

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