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Old 02-12-2018, 06:51 PM
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Default stripper and found vac line where it enters the main harness

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What kind of stripper did you use?
this is what i used. i made sure there was tonnes on and it never got wet.





so i found where my vac line was beoken into the cab behind the rad. unfortunately i had to tear much of the plastic bundle loom apart but i have a solution for that.

off to the parts store on the way home from work to see if there is any rubber line with an id that i can splice the broken bit back together with.



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Old 02-13-2018, 10:51 AM
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are you going to use the rubber hose to cover up the exposed wires there? Or get some wire loom?
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re wrapped in "magic tape" already.
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Wow good to hear that your making pretty decent progress this year. Your car has turned out pretty awesome.

I had a buddy wanting to buy my car, told him it wasn't for sale.
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Thanks for the comments Mike.

Well i want to find a six spd so maybe i should sell mine.
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I tore the engine down to the heads to reseal and check valve adjustment and install new injectors.

i had planned on yoinking the engine but plans changed will have to wait until next winter.

discovered the timing tab was missing off the chain cover, added a 3$ bolt on version and verified my tdc mark is bang on.

installed the oem kc4 oil cooler ran silicone high temp heater hose and made a brass T. was quite a bit of work actually.

should have her up and running within a couple more evening sessions.

wasnt much room but the high grade high temp silicone hose sildes in easy
righed up the plumbing into return line from heater
installed this onto bolts 2 & 3 from the bottom up and then used my handy pistonstop to verify my tdc location

crushed an old sparkplug ceramics and put a bolt through. voila. piston stop
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Wow! You have certainly been busy VT. Great work getting the top end of the engine torn down and replacing the worn put hoses etc...
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ha! ive been busy keeping my oil wells pumping. havnt put any time into the car at all (ive had to fight the urge to be distracted on the car thats for sure) and i was really wanting to do a full engine pull to install my super ram and cam and new heads but that is going to have to wait until next winter.

after putting kids to bed im putting my 3rd evening into the re-seal/re-furb. Tonight i should have the accessories and valve covers on. tomorrow night the tpi intake.

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Man...she's really coming along. Sounds like she'll be a beauty when done.
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Good job VT, keep those wells a pumping. The car looks good. Once you get the car together we should take the cars out for a rip

I have a spare TPI intake on bench just incase you need a few pieces.
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Alot to update on this refurb masterthread.


heat was caused from a clogged catalytic convertor

shortly after that my alternator gave out most likely due to the crazy high temps from the cat blockage

after clearing the blockage, the car is much louder (it also has muffler deletes right now so the combo is loud but man does it pull)

waaaaaaay faster and more responsive. its had high temps since i bought it so i had no clue how fast these cars were!

i find myself hitting 4k often now and wanting to install the super ram for another 1500 of pull.

my next big job realistically is going to be a 4-way caliper rebuild with new parking brake mechanisms in the rear hats. its possible all i need is a spring ill have to look into it.

the car has really come a long way.
i have a prothane busing kit and new weatherstripping awaiting installation but that will be winter probably.

almost ready to sell this refurbed one and start on another one. prices are too high around me locally though. ill try to find another this fall.

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Awesome news buddy, I would upgrade your brakes to the larger C6 disk/calipers. Man they work awesome and are decently priced.

I'm going to re-do my suspension this winter and might get me interior finished. I hope you keep your car as it has turned out so well.

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im interested in doing a brake upgrade for sure mike.

will be taking my car up to the road course in edmonton this season on stock brakes with hawk pads.

if i am capable out pushing the car harder than the brakes are capable of then ill upgrade brakrs over the winter.

i wont sell this one until i find another manual to replace it. 86 and up 4+3 because of the shifter activated od, or the 89 with the z51 with zf would be great. that or a zr1. i found one for 11k cad but im hesitating because of its history.
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I rebuilt my 85 brakes with the top end power stop stuff when I bought the car, I had 11.5in rotors. Was pretty cheap and works great, but the C6 stuff is a bunch better. 13.4in fronts and 13in rear. I havent changed the proportioning valve, just ran the stock master cylinder stuff. I put 1200 km;s on my car last week. I had to rips up north a few times quickly last week for call-outs, heh. The car pulls hard to 200 kph.

My car is actually quieter with the LS Lq9 engine and headers/home made 3in exhaust than my stock sbc flow master 2in stuff. I can even hear the stereo with the taqa top off. The LQ9 pulls hard to 5500 rpm's from 700 rpm. Been averagin 8-9 litres/100km depending on how much city driving. It sure a bunch cheaper than my diesel 2010 3500 ram for fuel. I put $250 fuel into the truck it on the weekend. The vette gets around 800 to 1100 km's per 76 litre tank of fuel.

Your 86 vette would make an awesome cheap skate daily just like mine.
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