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    4l80e?

    I've install one in my v8 Buick. I purchased the transmission from an GM hydromatic engineer...he gave me a ton of info. You can take any 4l80e and with 3 simple switches shift it. Infact I made my own electronic shift module but also have three switches to do shifting as a backup. Really I...
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    Shameless plug for ALDLdroid, ALDLscan and the 1320 adapter.

    Yeah. I noticed this as well. Its clear that calibration needs to be done and can be done in the .adx file for ALDL Droid. I just haven't gotten to it. Realistically I dont know which is correct the SM or the ALDL droid maybe they are both correct. Come to think of it, I haven't compared...
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    Shameless plug for ALDLdroid, ALDLscan and the 1320 adapter.

    Got things worked out with my setup. Just wanted to share. See video.
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    Multiple Q's

    NM. After further inspection and finding too much black sealer in the oil pan...and the only place I used black sealer was the heads.... The GN did the typical Buick 'pop top' move. I'll strip it down and have the deck and heads machined. So disappointed. But our family Buick blocks in our cars...
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    Multiple Q's

    Ok. The gramets for the breathers are tight. I made them tight because I thought they should keep the breathers snug. I learned something new...the hard way. So I should loosen them? Please confirm! Attached are breather, DS has gramets on it. PS gramets is still in valve cover. The alky pump...
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    Multiple Q's

    The blown is unknown but it looks just like the Mahle I bought & blue coated >> "QUESTION 1 : Is the MAHLE MS15960 a quality part? "
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    Multiple Q's

    ARP head bolts.
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    Multiple Q's

    Not recently. Over two 2 years. I drive the car less than 500 miles/year. So you're implying detonation had taken its toll and my last hard run upto ~22 PSI w/ alky was the final push to get things to come apart. Seems logical. Do you have any experience with the Mahle intake gasket set?
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    Multiple Q's

    As short story. I found coolant in the oil. No clear pressure build up or "pulsing" was found in the radiator with engine running at temperature and idling after a hard run. (NO I did not realize there was water in the oil until afterward). This was the same day I fixed the coolant leak from a...
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    Colorado Emissions

    Sorry not much help either-yet. I'm keeping my current valid registration from Az. But if there are still tips and tricks not already posted pls post'em.
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    Colorado Emissions

    Anyone of you guys living in/near Meadow Brook heights? 470&Wads? Seem this neighborhood is the place that everyone and their mother has a second garage and a few cars.
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    Colorado Emissions

    I've still got the rest of the year to tidy things up for mine. Still have the AZ reg. and insurance. ...btw that was what the DMV lady told me since my DDs are registered already as in state...she recommended to wait out the out of state tags/regs on the remaining vehicles, trailers etc. so I am.
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    Another successful vacuum brake install.

    Did you make sure the valve worked before install? Mine did not and I did not want to learn the hard way. I put some silicon lubricant in it to free it up.
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    Another successful vacuum brake install.

    Yes. With the pedal - must have pedal. I simply "T" ed into the larger vacuum line off the vacuum block on the TB. Its kinda ugly but I don't care. If I drive it more aggressively then I will add the addition check valve to compliment the one at the booster. All vacuum setups that I've see have...