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« on: December 10, 2012, 09:58:17 pm »

SBFs run in the family, so when my time came, I tracked down a black on black LX fox and proceeded to do a mish-mash of random bolt-ons that make no sense having learned a touch.  I have no idea what I'm doing, but I am supporting the local used parts economy and having fun Grin

Stock bottom end 302 on its last legs
E cam (/groan)
Pro-Comp heads (/groan)
Recently gutted EFI system (anyone need an EEC harness near P'cola, I have one in decent shape you can have)
RPM Air Gap
Ancient MSD 6AL with an MSD vac advance distributor
Electric fan/thermostat controller
RPM Air Gap intake
Road Demon 625
BBK equal length shorties into 3" exhaust
Tremec 3550 / 4.10 gears
5-lug swap
Smells like beer inside
Corbeau GTS-II seats (no more gangster lean!)

Currently wiring up a bitchin 130 amp alternator and wrapping up the carb swap.  Running again before Christmas i hope!


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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2012, 10:04:43 pm »

 Welcome cool project you got goin there!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2012, 12:32:40 pm »

I'm in the P-cola area.............i'll take the harness if your giving it away, have a buddy that can use it for a project he has waiting in line...........are you new to the area? "Local" 1/8th. mile track will be opening soon, shoot me a PM when you get a chance...........
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2012, 03:23:38 pm »

Smells like beer inside

That's a feature you just can't find on newer cars. 
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Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2012, 10:13:38 pm »

I "completed" my EFI-to-carb swap today.

Finding the power wire to the fuel pump was kind of a pain in the balls but that was the final hurdle.

Does anyone know of a bypass style regulator that will successfully output 7psi with the stock fuel pump, pickup and lines?  I read tons of posts of people who were able to "put on a good fuel pressure regulator" and use that setup.  Apparently an 80$ reg isnt good enough.  The 'Holley Billet Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator' that i bought is not up to the task and the carb doesn't like 12psi.  Maybe i'll try the mallory that everyone was talking about.

I am also learning for the second or time not to buy used parts as the 6AL box is seemingly not outputting a damn thing.  I will recheck my wiring in the daylight before I call this dude and give him the business but it looks like i got burned.

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« Reply #5 on: December 17, 2012, 03:53:54 pm »


I am also learning for the second or time not to buy used parts as the 6AL box is seemingly not outputting a damn thing.  I will recheck my wiring in the daylight before I call this dude and give him the business but it looks like i got burned.



Check the pins in the magnetic pickup harness. Seen them loosen or go bad several times.

If it still doesn't work, send it in for repair. MSD only charged me ~$40 to fix mine.
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Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2012, 12:07:34 am »

I think I may have figured out my issue.  I ran MSD's spark test and got a monster spark.  Then after noticing my ignition switched accessories, such as radio and everything else i wired up for switched 12v cut out while the starter is running, it seems that when i turn the key it shuts my MSD box off.  Fail.   

Haven't tested it yet but it sounds plausible, and once again I am humbled.
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« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2012, 12:31:40 am »

Easy fix:

http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,29480.0.html
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Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2012, 08:16:20 pm »

Fired first try after rewiring.  Thanks Juiced Coupe!

Can't wait to get my fuel pressure under control so i can go waste some tires!
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« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2013, 05:44:38 pm »

While it has been "cold" outside I installed a one-piece headlight kit from LRS that my girlfriend gave me for Xmas and a bunch of goodies came in the mail today.

Pillar gauge housing for my wideband
Map pocket delete kit
Ash tray repair kit
Replacement rubber shift boot, OEM leather shift boot, and plastic shift boot shroud
   (old rubber let smoke in through the tunnel, old leather was bombed out and depleted, and the old plastic shroud had a switch hole drilled in it)

Most importantly, though:
20 feet of -6AN for my new return line and a 90 degree bulkhead fitting

The fitting didnt come with any sort of poly/nylon/rubber washers so i bought a handful of rubber and nylon washer options at the hardware store.  Will a OTS rubber washer leak at 7psi or should i buy some of these sexy little Earl's stat-o-seals?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EAR-178009ERL/
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« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2013, 06:28:01 pm »

Sounds like a cool build.

Almost ready to run it?     
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« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2013, 06:34:12 pm »


Will a OTS rubber washer leak at 7psi or should i buy some of these sexy little Earl's stat-o-seals?

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/EAR-178009ERL/

As long as you mount it in the factory pickup, the washer will only see fumes and maybe some splash.
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http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,20009.0.html

Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2013, 08:00:45 pm »

So, are these pickups worth anything to anyone?-  I am going to have to do some serious butchering with my Dremel to clear out enough real estate for the 9/16" hole and the 3/4" washer to seat squarely.  Maybe I am not imagining this right, but this pickup looks like it has the potential to find its way into my trash can!



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« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2013, 08:04:46 pm »

Essentially looks like ill have to eliminate a chunk of the stamped metal brace that is tack welded to the top of the pickup, then grind the return line and anything else off flush at the top and drill the hole through.  God hates a coward so, what have i got to lose, but i dont know if anyone has a more graceful solution Thanx!
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« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2013, 08:10:04 pm »

Yes, you will have to trim the bracket and offset the hole a little.

Its been years since I did it, but I was able to fit a 1/2" and 3/8" line and fittings in the stock pickup.
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http://sbftech.com/index.php/topic,20009.0.html

Quote from: Monte Smith
Bottom line, if it was the hot ticket, the fast guys would do it.............they don't

You might need some Titanium rods and a flow bench!  LMAO on floor

I honestly don't get it.

I'm sweating, my heart is racing, my clutch foot is twichin', and my right arm punched the computer screen doing an involentary 2-3 shift while reading all that. 
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