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  1. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    After yet another round of testing, I have some...

    After yet another round of testing, I have some kinks (self imposed, of course) to work out with the crank trigger. There was some ambiguity in the wiring directions and I zigged when I should have...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtIJp2Se2KQ&featur...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qtIJp2Se2KQ&feature=youtu.be




    Apologies for shooting this in potato mode.
  3. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Got the grounding sorted and finished my plug...

    Got the grounding sorted and finished my plug wires last night. (OOOooooo, AAAAAhhhhhh)


    https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/xq90/922/1ZriIb.jpg


    Car didn't start though. I took a few data...
  4. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    I ended up pulling my coil harness I made...

    I ended up pulling my coil harness I made completely out of the car last night to go through it and make sure I didn't screw something up. Surprisingly, I didn't wire anything there wrong. So I...
  5. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Not much to update here, I'm not getting any...

    Not much to update here, I'm not getting any spark at the coils, also found that I modded the MS for a VR sensor when I have a hall effect sensor. Fixed that last night. Need time to do more...
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    Damn man, that's just as bad as those P heads I...

    Damn man, that's just as bad as those P heads I got a few weeks ago!
  7. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Thank you! It didn't turn out right (was supposed...

    Thank you! It didn't turn out right (was supposed to be way more blue) but I'm still really happy with it. I've got a lot more done, just waiting on plug wires now before I try and fire it off.
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    Wow. Just noticed that this thread has 250,000+...

    Wow. Just noticed that this thread has 250,000+ views. That's nuts. Thanks for following along.
  9. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180416/8601d7a4...

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    Oh you fancy

    Oh you fancy
  11. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Man Iím behind on updates! Got some parts...

    Man Iím behind on updates!

    Got some parts back from Coatings by Coates:

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  12. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    I ended up stopping by the metal supermarket...

    I ended up stopping by the metal supermarket Friday and bought some 2x5x.125 aluminum angle. This is what I came up with, and as you can see, they're about 3 1/2" inches below the exhaust ports,...
  13. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Yes, and the better benefit there is it's further...

    Yes, and the better benefit there is it's further from the heat of the headers. Hopefully tonight I have time to get into the garage and see if it's viable.
  14. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    After posing the question to one of my...

    After posing the question to one of my least-loathed car groups on FB, it seems that several people have successfully mounted their coils to the oil pan rails using some sort of bracket. I'll make a...
  15. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Im having a difficult time figuring out where to...

    Im having a difficult time figuring out where to mount my LS coils. Ideally, I want them on the frame rails out of sight for a cleaner look. I bent a crude bracket last night just to test it out and...
  16. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Like a diamond in a goats ass! Sent from my...

    Like a diamond in a goats ass!


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  17. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Also, I got some parts back from powder coating....

    Also, I got some parts back from powder coating. Scott @ Coatings by Coates is doing amazing work as usual and I canít wait to see what the rest of the engine looks like!
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    Finally got my hood painted yesterday. It was an...

    Finally got my hood painted yesterday. It was an excellent reminder that it's a job best left to professionals. No runs, but a hell of a lot of trash in the paint.
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  19. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Ok - important question here, but the background...

    Ok - important question here, but the background first.

    I bought the thinnest head gaskets I could afford, which are 1011-2 @ .039" compressed. This in turn caused my push rods to be "longer"...
  20. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    I also managed to lose my timing pointer and...

    I also managed to lose my timing pointer and realized I cannibalized the started for my truck. Shit!


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    Monday, I scurried into the garage in the 20...

    Monday, I scurried into the garage in the 20 degree weather to work on the engine. I was able to install 8 rockers before I ran out of shims, but didnít want to quit there, so I bolted the trans up...
  22. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Got a new-used cam, installed it with my newly...

    Got a new-used cam, installed it with my newly coated timing cover from Scott - amazing work as usual. Also threw on the trigger wheel Iíve had for a while. Not sure when Iíll get around to using it,...
  23. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/cfca2540...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180112/cfca25401136a60dedb6609d817d6988.jpg

    Went to install the cam last night and noticed the intake lobe on #1 had a nasty gouge in it. After talking it over...
  24. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180111/3ee53fd3...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180111/3ee53fd374dd60d42e10b39d093fe374.jpg

    Bought a new oil pump and an ARP shaft, then got the bottom end finished out last night. Almost got the heads bolted...
  25. Thread: Hoopty 2.0

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    Ah, yeah, wonít work. Need P/N M-6605-A341 from...

    Ah, yeah, wonít work. Need P/N M-6605-A341 from what the interwebz is telling me


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