What Did You Do To Your G-Body Today? [2021]

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Got rid of the squeaking by tightening the alternator belt, but I still have too much play in the power steering belt which I couldn't sort out (only got the bolt behind the pulley off and that wasn't enough).

Smaller win...my grille springs came so my grille isn't dangling around, although I should have just gone to a hardware store and got some springs for $2. My trunk switch also came so I temporarily mounted that on the drivers side.

Still have to figure out why my front left tire is hitting the fender (235/60/15). It was doing it before I put the new springs and shocks on and it's still doing it. It's the only tire that's rubbing and I'm not sure if it's body mounts, control arms, or the fender well.
take it to a body shop and slip them $20 to throw it on the rack and check that the frame is ok
 
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CopperNick

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Ah yeah. Two bolts to look for to deal with the power steering reservoir. One is at the 1 oclock position and holds the tab to the driver's head. The other is down low and in behind the pump. The bracket is attached to the exhaust manifold adjacent to the number one port. Follow it down with your fingers and you can get a sense of how the whole thing is set up. The upper bolt loosens the bracket so it will shift outwards. The bolt on the back allows the pump to shift. The tricky part is getting the pump mounting bracket to move without pumping a dent in the pump body. Large flat bladed screwdrivers, pry bars, long pieces of square bar and other related items are NOT suggested. A nice piece of hardwood, oak or maple could act as the nudgie to move the pump. Remember that it is the bracket that needs to move and prying on the pump body by itself only is an invitation to ding it up. The bolt you mentioned secures the pump to the bracket. Backing it off is unneccesasry.



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xcookpac

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Replaced 2" of 5/32 vacuum hose between Qjet choke pull-off and vacuum source (located in air horn of carb). Instantly, fixed my loading up problem which was occurring after 20 to 30 seconds beyond cold start.
 
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Well good news/bad news, Holley finally agreed that there isn't anything else they can think of backfeeding RF noise. So they are sending out a polished refurb to me, but won't be here in time for me to take it out this weekend. Was hoping I was able to find someone to trade the polished unit for a black that wasn't using it at the moment but haven't worked that out yet
 
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Well good news/bad news, Holley finally agreed that there isn't anything else they can think of backfeeding RF noise. So they are sending out a polished refurb to me, but won't be hear in time for me to take it out this weekend. Was hoping I was able to find someone to trade the polished unit for a black that wasn't using it at the moment but haven't worked that out yet
It has been months of messing with this at this point hasn't it? Why did it take holley so damn long to come to this conclusion?
 
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SS_Malibu

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I would prefer the black one as well. My 383 came with the silver Holley 750 and they wouldn't swap it for the old school looking Holley from yesteryear. I would prefer the "days gone by" looking one but not enough to go buy one to swap it out. $$$
 
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mclellan83

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It has been months of messing with this at this point hasn't it? Why did it take holley so damn long to come to this conclusion?
Part of it is on me since I had been going to Philly to visit my uncle before he recently passed so didn't have time to jump through their hoops immediately. Other part is early on I felt they were dragging their feet and changing the suggestions because they wouldn't have units available for quite a while. Supposedly I got the last one, but still haven't seen the tracking on it yet. I got the return shipping label emailed over, but the guy I was dealing with emailed me back at the end of the day asking for more info and my invoice for mine. So I am hoping he didn't undo what the other guy said he did, since early yesterday morning I had talked to him and was hoping it would go out yesterday with the possibility of getting it Saturday.
 
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SS_Malibu

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I'm hoping dealing with my Autometer GPS speedo goes smoother then what you've been dealing with. I have a few suggestions to try. Hopefully that fixes it. However, I know mine works. It may be getting interference from the new ignition since the motor swap. I saw the speedo pop up to 20mph briefly the other day going thru a neighborhood so that excited me.
 

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First things first. Get the refurb unit in hand. Get your old turkey bagged and tagged and on it's way back. Do the install and light 'er off. See what you got.

If it all goes okay and your hot laps go smoothly, then give some thought to changing the color yourself.


Today, like yesterday, was day off day. Shot the topcoat on the frame job but now too cold to shoot the under coating. Supposed to warm up this weekend. Have not fired up the shop heat as the gas company is now charging usurious rates for gas. May have to totall suspend work out there until spring at this rate. Plug the van battery into its charger and walk away. FAP.

Did get a call that my adapter fittings for the LS oil charging system had come in. Also managed to get the port plug to break free; nice of it to cooperate.

Picked up a box of 60 gr 3 inch screw on flexi-back sanding disks for the 4.5 and a box of 6 inch 80 gr 3M hook it disks for the DA. Used to go with the stick-its but had one so solidly glue itself onto the pad that it tore the surface fabric. PITA; those DA pads aren't cheap.



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gbodytoys

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I don't remember what I shared pictures of so....

new gas tank
new LF floor patch panel
new radiator and electric fans
made a bezel around the head unit and it looked like crap so I made another one
applied sound deadening until I ran out
bought new tires 235/60 255/60
powerstop pads/rotors
bmr 1.5" drop springs
new marker lights
new tie rods, center link, idler arm, etc...

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