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81cutlass

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I am reusing the stock 5/16 return line, I always thought the return lines had under 5psi. I did a very similar thing on my 2+2 where I used the stock feed line as the return and pulled a new -6 AN line from the tank to the engine.

Basically I was too cheap to run another $100 roll of AN line from the front of the car to the tank for return. I am putting a 5/16 AN adaptor on the return line under the hood to get the return to the stock 5/16 steel line.
 
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81cutlass

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Well my next dilemma-

What rear axle to put in.

The stock 7.5 open 2.73 in the car has a blown wheel cylinder I have to address.

I have the posi 3.08 from my 2+2 laying on the ground I was going to put in, but I'm not sure it's going to last behind my turbo 4.1. I wouldn't care if it was an open rear or if the 2.73 didnt need a wheel cylinder replaced but I don't want to blow up a posi 3.08 rear since its still worth something and the 2.73 rear in the car needs some work.

Other option is to build a proper 8.5 rear for the car with disks (I have the parts sitting around to build one minus axles and rotors). I have the idea to chop the 7.5 center section out of the rear thats in the wagon now, weld in the 8.5 center section I have spare from when I blew my 2+2 axle shaft last fall and bought a spare to replace the shafts.

Basically I would buy some moser 30 spline Grand national axles, butt weld the zr2 S10 8.5 to the 7.5 tubes, and put the zr2 s10 calipers on the g body axle ends to end up with a 3.73 30 spline disk rear. Issue there is the car is down another month AND i have to build a new driveshaft for it.
 
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If GM tossed the 7.5 and "spent" the money to put an 8.5 into the T-Type's/GN's ......................
 
Turbo Zach

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What is a 7.5 posi rearend worth anyways? A ten dollar wheel cylinder. I would put either in and get moving while building a better rearend. The only thing is with the smaller gears it might be a little laggy or maybe not. They might lug the engine and make it work harder in witch would make it spool. You got groceries to be getting!
 
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81cutlass

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Yeah you got a point there. I'll either swap that posi 3.08 over since its a 1 night job or just swap the wheel cylinder. If I blow the posi 3.08 I'd better be on drag radials.

Anyways I made some progress tonight. I put the tank back in, did some wiring, zip tied some stuff up.

Back to the "Finish stuff on the car so I can move it and get the old 3.8 out of the corner of the garage" work

Clearance between the top of the tank and the floor
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Back in
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Changing the filter on the trans, changing gasket, and doing the governor mod to GN spec
Ish thats not great....
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I was smart and ordered 2 governor gaskets 2 summers ago when I did the governor mod and put the right speedometer gears in my cutlass for 3.42's so this mod will be "free" :) Dug around in my bolt bin until I found it.
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I ran out of carb cleaner so that shut me down for the night. Gotta grab some and clean the pan off tomorrow.

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81cutlass

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Dad shipped me the turbo gage cluster and as you can see, it needs some repair.

I might just light sand the woodgrain off the bezel and paint it silver like a GN.

The gages are dirty and the clock screen is cracked but i'm taking the clock delete plate on my current century gage panel and putting a cheapo tach in it. This clock panel will get tossed in the spares box.

Only thing left is the turbo boost gage, i would like to make it more useable but I dont know how or what. I don't want to put just a normal boost gage in it. That being said the green yellow orange lights aren't that useable for what I want.

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