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Not that we would be doing anything cool... All our lawn mowers would have dyno sheets though. :ROFLMAO:
 

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Haha I could only imagine the kind of shenanigans that would happen here in Indiana if a friend or I had a dyno. It would probably never go unused.
It shouldn't, but everybody's scared of it because of the load it puts on things. Poppin pistons on my car doesn't help that much but maybe when race season slows down for the year and harvest is over I'll get to play with it some more. If nothing else it's a safe place for me to play and learn rather than try and lose my license on the highway.

Thank God for cool neighbors and bein in the country cuz doin 100 in the garage is kinda fun lol
 

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I'm still eating my ass over the expensive tool in the corner of my shop that hardly ever gets used but it's still pretty awesome to have when a guy gets to use it.
That takes time, keep it up when you can and keep the videos up. I think it'll grow just not in a month. Social media presence for such things is a big deal.

It's a game changer for sure. After seeing for how poorly the pre-bent stainless stuff tends to fit, I won't be messing with that crap anymore. The pre-flared stuff at the parts stores are nice in a pinch, but I hate that it still rusts. I bought a long roll of the Ni-Cu on Amazon or Summit for pretty cheap. No regrets. Having this ultra expensive straightener tool is a big help too though. I'm not bragging. It was a dumb thing to buy for how little it gets used. lol
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Those are a handy tool, I 3D printed one for doing wire with. I bet I could 3D print one of those too now that I've said it.

My big issue is the line kinks up when I do the bends some times, especially with the bigger diameter tubing. A decent bender helped a lot but I still got some flattening that I wasn't thrilled about.
 

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That takes time, keep it up when you can and keep the videos up. I think it'll grow just not in a month. Social media presence for such things is a big deal.
Your right but I've had that before at least locally. I prefer word of mouth and doing solid business with loyal customers. Less headaches and exposure that way.
 
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I decided to give my goofy looking ICM a shot based off this discussion. While it was decided that this was probably the cheaper version for later cars, It was probably a bit easier to modify since they use dinky wires to make the connections. Here's the power wire that used to go from the coils to the ICM.
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Soldered and heat shrunk.
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Making an exit point. I taped it up so that the goo wouldn't get full of plastic dust.
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And ready for some new sealant. I wish I could get a new cover because they're just about impossible to get back into shape once you pry them off. Oh well. It doesn't really matter. A thicker bead of silicone will do the trick.
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Thanks again bs009 bs009 for sharing your discovery! I've been wanting a WOT box since I started this build.
 
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Oh yeah. I made my adapter pigtail for the reverse light switch. I didn't feel like cutting up the stock harness.
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Hope you were able to get the right pin on there, that one has a lot going on in it compared to the one's I've seen so far

Get ready for the loud backfire of the no-lift shift! It scared the crap out of me the first few times until I realized what was happening :LOL:
It works really good though - even better than the two step does right now for me
 
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Hope you were able to get the right pin on there, that one has a lot going on in it compared to the one's I've seen so far

Get ready for the loud backfire of the no-lift shift! It scared the crap out of me the first few times until I realized what was happening :LOL:
It works really good though - even better than the two step does right now for me
It was pretty obvious once I started probing around. There was only one connection that went from the power pin to the board and coils.
 

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I only ever buy the rolls of copper-nickel and it's surprisingly easy to straighten out just using your belly.

Make sure you lubricate your tubing Bender especially the sliding pad on the bending handle.... though I tend to kind of walk that pad around.
 
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Waiting for parts sucks because it always reminds me that there are other issues I can address in the mean time.

The brake lines are finally done so that's a nice load off my shoulders, but I keep forgetting about that ugly noise under the hood which started after the roller rocker install. The easy solution would be to throw the stock rockers and push rods back on, but I really want to find the problem.

I was watching a video last night about rocker roller to valve tip contact which I believe is what I've been failing to check this whole time. I have a pushrod length checker. I just never really knew how to use it. I'll probably order some dummy springs on Amazon and try this eventually. However, I think in order to save the engine and my heart from breakage, I'm going to scavenge some stock rockers and pedestals to put back in the car. My clutch hose hasn't shipped yet, so I should have plenty of time to dick around under the hood while I wait.
 

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Waiting for parts sucks because it always reminds me that there are other issues I can address in the mean time.

The brake lines are finally done so that's a nice load off my shoulders, but I keep forgetting about that ugly noise under the hood which started after the roller rocker install. The easy solution would be to throw the stock rockers and push rods back on, but I really want to find the problem.

I was watching a video last night about rocker roller to valve tip contact which I believe is what I've been failing to check this whole time. I have a pushrod length checker. I just never really knew how to use it. I'll probably order some dummy springs on Amazon and try this eventually. However, I think in order to save the engine and my heart from breakage, I'm going to scavenge some stock rockers and pedestals to put back in the car. My clutch hose hasn't shipped yet, so I should have plenty of time to dick around under the hood while I wait.
I've got a set I'll send you, I'm gonna run my 1.9 modded stocks when I go back together. I'm just gonna have to do a little lookin for a pedestal
 
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Good news: I'm one step closer to driving this thing. The bushing came.
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Bad news: I also took another step back. :mad::mad::mad:
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Considering that this is the same place that the old lines leaked, I'm going to go ahead and guess that this new hose is junk. I'll be off to Napa tomorrow to get something that's actually decent. :rolleyes:
 
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Fuck McLeod Racing and all their lies. I'm not playing this game again, especially not now! That order was just cancelled and the a new one with a cheap AN hose (in stock in OH) was placed. Since I wanted that free shipping, I decided to... you know, just toss one of those WOT boxes in the cart. :cool:
 
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I've been slaving since I started my break from social media. However, I really need some help now.

The car runs like complete shit, and I don't get why. I figured it had been sitting with it's open tank vent long enough that the E85 went bad, so I pumped it out from 3/4 to 1/4 of a tank, filled it to full with fresh stuff, and went for a cruise. No change. It pops like crazy, and the exhaust is loud as fuck.

Of course I can't show you a log because the pro link still doesn't work. What I need to know is whether I need a tune with the rocker upgrade, or if I should be chasing something else.
 

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Please tell me you did not crank the Rockers down on the ones where the lifters were up on the lobe. More than a few times I've seen fully pumped up lifters bend a valve when the Rockers were Tightened unless all pistons were below tdc.

The two end rocker should be first as they align the rocker stand assembly and on base circle.

After that I go for the ones that are also on Bass Circle and then I rotate the crank until the ones that were on the nose of the lobes are now on base Circle and then finish the sequence I also slowly tighten them to keep the lifter compressing instead of staying pumped up and forcing the valve open.

You may want to do a leak down test or a compression test
 
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Please tell me you did not crank the Rockers down on the ones where the lifters were up on the lobe. More than a few times I've seen fully pumped up lifters bend a valve when the Rockers were Tightened unless all pistons were below tdc.

The two end rocker should be first as they align the rocker stand assembly and on base circle.

After that I go for the ones that are also on Bass Circle and then I rotate the crank until the ones that were on the nose of the lobes are now on base Circle and then finish the sequence I also slowly tighten them to keep the lifter compressing instead of staying pumped up and forcing the valve open.

You may want to do a leak down test or a compression test
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Remember two Pistons are at TDC every hundred and twenty degrees of crankshaft rotation.
So when doing work it is safest tto be 60 degrees after top dead center that way all of the Pistons are down in the hole at least one inch.
 
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I remember redoing the rockers after experiencing a bunch of noise. I soaked the rockers in oil overnight and reinstalled them ends first to align the stands. Then I worked my way in. I do not recall paying any attention to where the cam was in relation to each rocker though. I'm pretty sure that I just torqued them all down wherever they were.

Compression test in the morning. I'll be sure to crank the engine a bit first to get the lifters pumped. Hopefully my drives didn't cause a burnt or bent valve.
 

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