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    Need help with timing marks

    I put a new set of heads on and replaced the distributor back facing the same direction as when I took it off. When I started the motor and try to time it the timing mark on the balancer is after...
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    I used a chainfall and the lifting straps that I...

    I used a chainfall and the lifting straps that I bought from one of the corvette catalogs. You will need at least 12' of height if you do it this way. The straps hook under the doors and lift it...
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    After looking threw the catalogs the gears only...

    After looking threw the catalogs the gears only go up to 25 teeth for a standard and as far as I can tell I only have to replace the plastic gear.I thought someone might have done this gear swap...
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    The gear calculator at bowtieoverdrive says I...

    The gear calculator at bowtieoverdrive says I need a 39 tooth driven gear and a 15 tooth drive gear. Now I just have to find out what the drive gear is in the tranny. Do I have to take the tranny...
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    correct speedometer gear

    I changed to 3.54 gears and was wondering how I get the speedometer to read correctly? Do I just replace the plastic gear? If so what one would I use? I had the 19 tooth natural color with the...
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    Mike It is the 250 hp motor but I'm putting a new...

    Mike It is the 250 hp motor but I'm putting a new cam in to help it out. Thanks for the reply. I'm glad to see someone has installed this motor and liked it. I understand I'm on a budget too.
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    crate motor oil pan

    I got a gm crate motor and the oil pan semms to be 1 1/2 " deeper than the one that was on the car and the oil drain is on the drivers side instead of on the back. Will this be a problem? I can't...
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    Thanks texancanuc for the link . That sounds like...

    Thanks texancanuc for the link . That sounds like a great deal. Looks like it might be the motor I was looking for. How does it sound and how does it perform?
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    I realy like that motor too but it would be...

    I realy like that motor too but it would be $1,000 more plus I couldn't use my intake or flywheel. The money I would save will help with the gear change and the trans rebuild. Seeing this is the...
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    Which cam for a GM crate motor

    I going to buy one of the 250hp GM universal motors and was wondering what the best cam would be to add some hp to it. I see that Salle Chevrolet adds a cam with a duration of 204 in,214 exh and a...
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    It looks like a regular rubber body mount and it...

    It looks like a regular rubber body mount and it has the same bolt and caged nut. I never hear any body mention a 9th mount but, it's on my 81. Maybe it was just this model? I have the body lifted...
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    front body mount

    On my 81 there is a body mount in the front nose under the emblem.I want to replace it but I can't seem to find it in any catalog. Would it be the same as the other body mounts? It didn't come in the...
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    I used a 1/2" threaded rod. To install the coil...

    I used a 1/2" threaded rod. To install the coil spring you might have to use the plate method like I did to pull the coil up so you can get it to sit in the lower a-arm then you can connect it with...
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    Like resto75 said you will need a pickle fork for...

    Like resto75 said you will need a pickle fork for ball joints and for a spring compressor I used a 2' piece of threaded rod and put it down thru the hole for the top shock mount and slipped a 5 1/2"...
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    I just finished replacing mine .It wasn't that...

    I just finished replacing mine .It wasn't that bad I burned the rubber bushings out and left the outer shells intact Then replaced them with poly bushings.There is a inner sleeve that I took off the...
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    These are made by Prothane and I got them from...

    These are made by Prothane and I got them from Covette America. Has any one else used these before?

    Steve
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    A arm bushings

    The poly bushings that I bought have the steel outer sleeves installed do these have to be pressed into the A arms? They also came with the special grease but I'm not shure how to grease them because...
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    I finally got started

    I posted a while back on how to get started on fixing my 81 and got a lot of help.Now I got the engine, trans and radiator out .I am in the proccess of cleaning and painting the frame with por 15 I...
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    Nice job GATOR.I think I'm going to leave the...

    Nice job GATOR.I think I'm going to leave the body on but I am going to pull the motor and tranny.The plan is to get a new motor and have the 4sp rebuilt. Taking alot of pictures is a great Idea.I...
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    Thanks for the replies. I did install a TV and...

    Thanks for the replies. I did install a TV and its hooked up to the stereo with remote. Nice looking frame.Luky7'81 did you replace the motor? There is so much oil on the frame I don't think it could...
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    thanks for the replies.Red 70 vette I want a cool...

    thanks for the replies.Red 70 vette I want a cool looking driver.Heidi I don't mine not driving it until next spring right now it's pretty embarassing to drive because of the peeling paint. I even...
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    Where do I start ?

    Last spring I bought my first vette it is a 1981 4 speed .I bought it as a project car but it ran pretty good so I drove it all summer and had a blast but now its time to start the project. the...
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    Thanks again mako. I have no coolant in the oil...

    Thanks again mako. I have no coolant in the oil and there is no smoke out the exaust.Would a blown gasket or bad valves give me the same symtoms? Stock apearance is not important. I just want it to...
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    Thanks mako I didn't think it would be valve...

    Thanks mako I didn't think it would be valve seals. I did a compression test yesterday 7 cylinders are 175-180lbs,#3 cylinder is 120 lbs. guess I found the problem. those new crate motors sure are...
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    Thanks for the reply mako. Could bad valve stem...

    Thanks for the reply mako. Could bad valve stem seals be the problem? Two guys at work told me that valve seals would cause it. I just can't see how that would be the problem but they insisted that...
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