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  1. turbokinetic

    Ignition Diagnostics with Caspers Sensor Check tool...

    So; I have been doing spring maintenance on my cars which have not been driven in a while. Had no trouble getting the engine started initially. It ran perfectly in the yard, and for about 2 miles. Then it misfired a time or two. About another two miles later, it started to break up badly and...
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    A call for experts - 87 GN Cranking, firing weakly but never getting off the starter...

    It's been a long time since I posted here, and for that I apologize. I have a question about an 87 GN. A neighbor stopped by and asked me to look at his car which he is trying to get started. He has rebuilt the engine after it sat with water in the oil and froze up due to rust. The car was...
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    Air Conditioner Blending Door - Lever broken...

    Hey guys. I have a question concerning the HVAC system of the G-body. I was given a 1980 Olds Cutlass Supreme Coupe (100% stock, elderly lady's car). It runs and drives and the only thing I've done is free up the advance in the distributor; and change the A/C dryer and charge it with R152A...
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    Anti-Adblock Script - NEEDS TO GO

    Hello, I have been unable to participate on this forum because of the anti-adblock script. My computer is corporate owned and as such, has mandatory web filtering software installed. Please remove this very annoying nuisance from the website. I am sure that I'm not the only member who is...
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    Power Antenna Repair

    Yesterday I had an opportunity to repair the long paralyzed antenna on my 84 Buick Century Olympia. With GM and their parts commonality - I am sure that the Regals of the same era use the same mechanism. They all seem to have the same problem - breakage of the plastic cable which pushes and...
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    Shell Rotella T Oil Results - 120,000 miles / 5 years / 4000 mile change interval...

    Hey folks. I had to partially tear down my engine to change some gaskets. These pictures are of the engine as it was when opened up. Nothing has been sprayed, wiped, or in any way cleaned. I have exclusively used Shell Rotella T 15W40 oil in this engine, from the first fill to present. The...
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    Part number for 8-bolt Cometic head gaskets...

    Hello guys. I have looked and found quite a lot of information on the Cometic gaskets here. They seem to all have the 14-bolt pattern for the Stage blocks / heads. I have a stock-type engine and would like to get 8-bolt Cometic headgaskets for it. Both the block and the heads are 8-bolt. Could...
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    1978 Turbo 3.8 engine block and head castings - Central Alabama

    Hello all. I have been working on a project building a front-wheel drive roller-cam block up as an old-school draw-through engine. I received a complete engine as a donor for the draw-through turbo system. I have no use for the rear-wheel-drive block, and I have already good heads. These items...
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    Rock & Roll - 1984 Oldsmobile Ciera Convertible - Engine Build and Car Restoration!

    I shared this thread on A-Body.net for those interested in the car its self. I want to also share it here for the sake of the old school turbo system! This is Rock & Roll, my 1984 Olds Ciera convertible. There were only 100 made, I believe. She's been sitting in the barn since I got her home...
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    Engine oil results - 3.8 Turbo with 100,000 miles on Rotella 15W40...

    Got any other Shell Rotella T engine oil users? I was using a video borescope for another project and decided to look at the underside of the front valvecover of my engine. I was looking for oil sludge buildup. I was unsuccessful at locating any oil sludge buildup. This is a "hybrid" build with...
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    Re-seal Harrison Radial 4 R4 Air Conditioner Compressor

    Hello. I have made a video showing how to re-seal an R4 compressor. It is on an A-body car but I know the LC2 engine also has an R4 compressor on it. I hope this will help someone to repair their compressor economically. One problem with the units purchased at the auto parts stores is, the...
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    My first G-Body - 1980 Cutlass Supreme

    I had promised myself I wouldn't buy anymore cars until I got rid of some - but a friend made the decision for me! I am the second owner of this car. It was a grandmother's car from new until she had to give up driving 3 years ago. A couple days ago I looked at it with a friend who...
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    Garrett T28 home rebuild...

    Here's a few pictures of fixing up a used and abused Garrett T28 journal bearing turbo from a 3.1 LG5 engine. This was part of a Chevy Celebrity Eurosport Turbo build on another forum. Figure it would be interesting here. First, off with the compressor housing. That snap ring is a bear to...
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    Two-Port Actuator Source - For Carb Drawthrough system...

    Hello guys! I am planning to re-commission a past project with a 1978 Turbo Riviera drawthrough system. Trouble is, I can not locate a correct TWO-PORT actuator. I ordered one off eBay, and it is a fake. It's a non-sealed actuator with 2 fittings. Unfortunately, there is no seal in the can...
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    OT - Air Conditioner - Alternative Refrigerant - HFC152a

    Good day! I have made a couple videos of 2 expiriments I did with old car air conditioners. It is slightly off-topic because neither car is a TR. They are both GM cars with similar orifice tube / accumulator systems to the Regal. I don't want this to get turned into a political debate or a...
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    Underhood and trunk lights - getting very scarce at salvage yard...

    If you value your automatic underhood and trunk light, you need to take care of it. If you see one at the salvage yard, buy it. They are in the process of disappearing forever. Today I went to several salvage yards and ALL the cars across ALL makes had the underhood and trunk lights removed...
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    LeSabre Grand National - LG3 3.8SFI engine - speed density and turbo conversion...

    Hi guys! Today I started on a really good project. A friend has tasked me with giving his LeSabre Grand National (LGN) a real, worthy-of-name, boosted engine. I'm sharing this thread on a couple other forums so if it looks familiar that's why! :) The car is awesome looking. It is black, it is...
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    Injector question - Lucas 5207009 Vs. Bosch 0.280.150.934 ...

    Hey guys, I have a question about injectors. The engine in question is a Buick LG3 3.8SFI engine which will be getting a n/a to turbo conversion. My curiousity is up, because of one thing. The stock injector for the LG3 engine is a 17 Lb injector. The owner of the car installed Lucas 30 Lb...
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    Comparing stock spark advance tables...

    Hey guys I am tuning a turbo system on an (originally) naturally-aspirated car. It has a 7783 ECM that is MAF-based. Could someone point me to a STOCK main spark table for an intercooled GN? I want to compare this to my spark table in the N/A calibration. Don't want anyone's...
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    Got an LS1 MAF, need tables...

    Just a quick question. I just got an LS1 MAF (25179711) and I want to expiriment with it. I know this MAF is popular here and hopefully someone can post a MAF Frequency Vs. Airflow table for this unit. I beleive it maxes out at 10,000 HZ at about 800 Gm/Sec airflow. I am going to use a...
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