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Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2022, 06:41 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
My stress level dropped immensely when they gave...

My stress level dropped immensely when they gave me the diagnosis :). It's still serious, and rare, but the treatment path is clear. I'm getting an ultrasound of my heart to ensure the infection...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-16-2022, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Praise Jeebus...it's just a staph infection in my...

Praise Jeebus...it's just a staph infection in my spine. No clots :). I'll be on 2-months of in-home nurse care though. 3 IV bags of antibiotics a day for 6 weeks, starting at the end of next...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2022, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Good news again, everybody! The docs are now...

Good news again, everybody! The docs are now thinking it's a blood clot in one of my lungs. Recovery time is measured in months...sigh.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
I'm getting IV antibiotics twice daily, so...

I'm getting IV antibiotics twice daily, so fingers crossed it works fast. Laying around in a hospital bed, in pain, really sucks :(.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2022, 06:25 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
A CT scan showed a lot of fluid and inflammation...

A CT scan showed a lot of fluid and inflammation around my spine in the mid-back area. The hospital will be sending me for an MRI to confirm. I've had a fever and chills on top of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-14-2022, 07:29 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 896,178
Posted By Broke4speed
Good news everyone! It's a spinal infection and...

Good news everyone! It's a spinal infection and I'm going to be in the hospital for a while :(.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-12-2022, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
https://images2.imgbox.com/20/99/vgkWlYN9_o.jpg ...

https://images2.imgbox.com/20/99/vgkWlYN9_o.jpg

While on vacation...something happened to my back. Since Aug 30, I have been in constant, crippling pain. I can't sleep, I can't stand, I can't...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2022, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
I wanted to get the engine and trans together...

I wanted to get the engine and trans together before vacation...and mission accomplished. I now have an LR4 4.8 attached to a Ford WC T5, using a '621' reproduction GM bellhousing and a Hot Rod...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-26-2022, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Broke4speed
After getting it all installed...I realized I...

After getting it all installed...I realized I need to install a pedal stop to ensure the hydro TOB doesn't blurp fluid by being over-pressured. I'm either going to weld something to the pedal...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2022, 05:13 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
I effing hate removing pedal clusters. The...

I effing hate removing pedal clusters. The master and modified clutch pedal is in, and every muscle on the upper part of my body is cramping and sore. That stupid long bolt goes in and out just...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-19-2022, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
It's been a stressful week, but I've managed to...

It's been a stressful week, but I've managed to get some stuff done. My stepdad passed away last saturday, and while I'd like to say it was sudden and he didn't suffer...yeah :(. He had been sick...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-05-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By Broke4speed
Glad to help, lol. I'm gonna say though...the...

Glad to help, lol.
I'm gonna say though...the sheer amount of nickel and dime parts is killing my budget, ugh. If I was going automatic, it would be a LOT cheaper.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2022, 08:50 AM
Replies: 866
Views: 896,178
Posted By Broke4speed
As of yesterday I received the final parts I need...

As of yesterday I received the final parts I need to do the full install of the engine/trans. Starting next week, the 16v redblock will be getting pulled and I'll be finishing the hydraulic clutch...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-04-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By Broke4speed
I ended up going with the usual clone cast...

I ended up going with the usual clone cast manifolds, purchased from Summit Racing for under $200 USD. They arrived yesterday and come complete with flanges for downpipes and all the hardware :).
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2022, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Broke4speed
I'm definitely tired of making harnesses, lol. ...

I'm definitely tired of making harnesses, lol. Pre-built is the way this old-timer goes now! :)
Forum: performance & modifications 08-01-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Broke4speed
The cheapest one I could get quickly, which could...

The cheapest one I could get quickly, which could have blown up in my face but after spending some time pinning it out today, everything is right where it belongs. It's DBC for the P01 ecu though,...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2022, 10:12 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
I'll set them aside, just in case ;). I've got a...

I'll set them aside, just in case ;). I've got a LOT of jetting to go with them too...like...a LOT, lol.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2022, 06:44 PM
Replies: 866
Views: 896,178
Posted By Broke4speed
Well, they're FAJS versions, but they work...

Well, they're FAJS versions, but they work perfectly and are even better than the other set of chinese clones I have here. The quality of materials and machining is actually higher, probably on par...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-31-2022, 06:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Broke4speed
Not gonna lie...it arrived today and I'm pretty...

Not gonna lie...it arrived today and I'm pretty happy with it. Things just got a lot easier :).
Forum: projects & restorations 07-30-2022, 08:25 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
Well, as much as it pains me to admit...I've...

Well, as much as it pains me to admit...I've called it quits on the 16v stuff due to a few different reasons. I may be on a bit of extended leave from work so I've decided to use that time to do the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2022, 08:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Broke4speed
I totally bailed on the easiest job of this whole...

I totally bailed on the easiest job of this whole swap, the harness work, and bought a pre-built standalone one after examining all the options.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2022, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,212
Posted By Broke4speed
Stupid LS swap question #3...where ECU?

My duh never ends.
If using a pared-down stock harness (which I am), what kind of leeway is there for ecu mounting? I'd really rather not mount it like GM does in the trucks (up front in the bay)...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Broke4speed
I lucked out and found a useable AQ171C that only...

I lucked out and found a useable AQ171C that only needed a bit of TLC...and it still cost me about a grand. I had to re-lap all the valves due to corrosion, hone the cylinders because there was rust...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 05:25 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
I did actually see those aliexpress cam gears...

I did actually see those aliexpress cam gears just now, and DAMN...that's cheap! Hmmm....:)
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 02:20 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
I honestly have no idea how much fuel I used...

I honestly have no idea how much fuel I used because I didn't stop and fill back up like I should have. The gauge in these cars is horrible, so I don't really trust it all that much. It says I...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 02:17 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
I'll do more searching on the chinese sites, I...

I'll do more searching on the chinese sites, I didn't even think of that. Thanks!


The problem RPM is ~2300. If I tune it for leaner at that point...it's SUPER lean above that. If I tune it by...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-27-2022, 08:26 AM
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Posted By Broke4speed
So I travelled 200km and potentially used nearly...

So I travelled 200km and potentially used nearly half a tank of gas according to the gauge...oof. I filled up before I left but didn't stop to fill up when I got back, like I should have, so I can't...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-24-2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Broke4speed
I mean yeah...but there's enough people out there...

I mean yeah...but there's enough people out there using STS mounts I figured there would be someone who could let me know if I've got to include a hand-sledge in my swap toolbox or if I could get...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2022, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Broke4speed
It's a 240. I'm only concerned about the entry...

It's a 240.
I'm only concerned about the entry point at the firewall, because of the bellhousing. The box itself is a T5, so there's no need to shape the tunnel for that. I'm VERY torn over...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-23-2022, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,332
Posted By Broke4speed
Dumb LS swap question #2: FIREWALL clearance + STS mounts

I can't ask the exact question I need to due to the idiocy of my swap idea (Ford T5 with a Chevy 621 bellhousing), but I figure I can find 'close enough' in the answers to ease my mind.

With the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-21-2022, 01:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By Broke4speed
Dangit! The seller may not ship to Canada...

Dangit! The seller may not ship to Canada (ebay.com) and any of the clone manifolds I can find on ebay.ca are $300+ CAD plus $50-150 shipping from the USA :(.

I know Summit sells a version of...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2022, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By Broke4speed
The camaro ss manifold is something I'm...

The camaro ss manifold is something I'm definitely going to look into now :).
I mean...I COULD pay for stuff, I just don't want to, lol.

Thanks for the info and pic! It's good to know the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-20-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,685
Posted By Broke4speed
Cheapskate LS manifold options

I'm getting closer to having all the parts I need for a 'one-day' install and I've begun to think about manifolds. Given that I'm using a 4.8 and a T5, I don't particularly expect to have more than...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-14-2022, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Rear cover gasket and crank seal, done. New...

Rear cover gasket and crank seal, done. New valley gaskets, done. Hopefully I'll be able to round up some knock sensors this weekend (and the brittle little harness that connects them to the main...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2022, 07:05 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Put in a (possibly un-needed) replacement...

Put in a (possibly un-needed) replacement 'upgraded' oil control barbell. It was cheap, and was a nice snug fit.
https://images2.imgbox.com/ce/d2/nWNvNJep_o.jpg
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Forum: projects & restorations 07-12-2022, 05:45 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Ok, I'll do what I can to provide aural...

Ok, I'll do what I can to provide aural stimulation. The LS won't be going in any time before fall/winter, I still need to get a clutch and hydro TOB, as well as convert to a hydro pedal.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-11-2022, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Got the 5.0 aux vents...and things are...better? ...

Got the 5.0 aux vents...and things are...better? The original aux vents are supposedly 4.5, or that's what I assume, but they are quite a bit smaller than the 5.0 so I think they might actually be...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2022, 06:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 35,965
Posted By Broke4speed
Mind if I ask what COPs those are?

Mind if I ask what COPs those are?
Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2022, 06:40 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Got bored, found a little motivation to put the...

Got bored, found a little motivation to put the LS on a mobile cradle and start cleaning it up. The knock sensors were both completely rusted into dust, so I guess I'll need to address that. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2022, 10:18 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
I'm really hoping the new aux vents work out...

I'm really hoping the new aux vents work out 'well enough', but I won't know until they arrive on monday. I really like carburetors, or...well...I like the IDEA of carbs, I guess. I've never had to...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2022, 10:15 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
I mean, kinda yeah. Honestly, if I was in a...

I mean, kinda yeah. Honestly, if I was in a situation where I had every single calibrated weber DCOE part available to test with, I'd feel differently...but man, this **** costs $$ and is impossible...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-08-2022, 10:13 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Honestly, if these replacement aux vents don't...

Honestly, if these replacement aux vents don't work...ITBs are happening. The engine itself is the most leak/smoke-free redblock I've ever had, and the intake noise, even at cruise, is addictive. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2022, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
I'm unwilling to settle for 'semi-decent enough'...

I'm unwilling to settle for 'semi-decent enough' when it comes to the cruise tuning...which sucks. I've spent quite the small fortune on calibrated parts, but I think it's getting better. I'm...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,276
Posted By Broke4speed
I've got the non-bluetooth Continental in my...

I've got the non-bluetooth Continental in my car...and while it's not bad, there's no EQ or fade/balance settings IIRC. It's been a while since I've even turned it on (or driven the car :(). It...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2022, 06:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,078
Posted By Broke4speed
Nice :).

Nice :).
Forum: projects & restorations 06-27-2022, 08:27 AM
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Views: 6,078
Posted By Broke4speed
The MII seems a bit narrow for the chassis? I do...

The MII seems a bit narrow for the chassis? I do like the way you've exposed the 'frame rails', do you plan to replace them with rectangle tubing or work with what's there? I think this is going to...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,494
Posted By Broke4speed
Here are the images he sent me. Can't wait to...

Here are the images he sent me. Can't wait to try it out! Thanks again!
https://images2.imgbox.com/d0/6e/bAmiuD1V_o.jpeg
https://images2.imgbox.com/08/6e/9SvkQpv8_o.jpeg
Forum: performance & modifications 06-18-2022, 08:16 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 228,635
Posted By Broke4speed
End result: the BIG dampened yoke on a...

End result: the BIG dampened yoke on a single-piece DS worked perfectly. No noise :).
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2022, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Broke4speed
Well damn. I accidentally made some 230s and...

Well damn. I accidentally made some 230s and decided to try them anyway.

It worked! I went for a drive and was getting much leaner AFRs at 100kph, which is kick ass. Of course, it started to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-17-2022, 05:57 PM
Replies: 866
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Posted By Broke4speed
Ugh. The F11s didn't work. It cruises fine at...

Ugh. The F11s didn't work. It cruises fine at 80kph (smaller hwys, etc) but is in the 12s-13s at 100kph (larger hwys). I live in a rural area so use the large hwy for at least half of my drive...
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