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Engine questions? With some pic's.

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by UseYourBlinker, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. UseYourBlinker

    UseYourBlinker 1 ton status

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    So I recently moved from Nazi smog law California.To run whatever you want Washington. What can I remove from the rat's nested smogged 350 to get some more power,and clean up the engine bay? Pics would be great maybe before and after's? :wink1:

    BTW it's an 84k5 with a 97 crate 350..
     
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    Just yank every piece of smog crap off of it and install a normal HEI distributor and also a normal carb without the feed back crap and be done.
     
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    Sweet..should be fun. I'll take pics. You might expect a call or two from me Scott. :wink1:
     
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    Don't forget removing the cats. They are prob the biggest power robbers. The air pump won't gain you much, but will be a bunch neater under the hood w/o it and all the crap that goes with.
     
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    The exhaust is on "the to do list",after a bunch of other work.
     
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    get a better intake and carb. headers and exhaust without cats. when you are done you should have 2 vacumn lines. one for the brakes and one for the distributor.
     
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    fixed it for ya.
     
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    not really. thats what breathers are for. no pcv valve here.

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    We just had a discussion last week about this. You need a PCV system that is hooked up properly if you don't want to keep replacing leaking gaskets and want the engine to live for a long time. Do a search and you should come up with the recent post about this.
     
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    Not sure if these pics will work,but here's what I started with.

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    What a mess.. Before
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    After..
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    Still going to move that reley mess..

    Keep the idea's coming people. What about an air cleaner? :confused:
     
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    Find, or fab, an air cleaner with 2 snorkles. There is a second cool air hole on the opposite side of the radiator. Pull all that warm air baffle stuff out of the snorkle as well for better air flow.
     
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    Yo... What are you going to do with the A/C stuff ? Is your condenser still there ? I need one. If you dont want that air cleaner I'll have it...
     
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    Condenser is there haven't pulled it yet. Air cleaner is there for temp.
     
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    Are you converting to pane? Why not just do it now? Id also get some shorty headers and do a true dually exhaust.
     
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    Yeah I want too..but right now just want to get things cleaned up. I guess I should just pull the whole thing out,clean it up,and paint it.


    Exhaust will be done later down the road.
     
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    I got alot more done today. I'm going for the long haul...everything is coming out. :haha:

    Hey Jim I got the condenser pulled do you still want it?
     
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    Yup...
     
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    i want to do all this to mine too so keep posting pics i want to see how hard it is and what itll look like later. thanks man
     
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    This all brings back Memories. But I yanked all this crap out with the old engine. :).
     
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    doesnt look like too much fun but i want to clean it up when i start replacing engine parts
     

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