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MNcarbturbo

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Mar 9, 2009
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Maf translator was on backorder for a few weeks and then USPS decided to ship it from Michigan to LA and then back to IA so that took well over a week to ship it.

Good news I installed it and the engine runs good now. 20psi of oil pressure when hot, fans work, starts good. Alternator might be bad? Not sure.

Bought a 4.3 blazer MAF from the salvage yard for $16 since its the same as an LT1 maf.

Good news, it runs awesome and drove it around the block. Bad news it wont shift out of 2nd. I did have a bad 200r4 that went to nuetral when it tried going into 3rd but this one just stays in 2nd (I think its 2nd it might be first?) The trans hasn't officially moved a car for 20 years though and had goop in the pan when I took it apart. The trans came out of my 2+2 before I t56 swapped it and i only idled it around the garage and driveway so I have no history.

Trans might be shot, but I will adjust the TV cable again. I did do the BRF clone governor mod on it and theres a chance I screwed something up there, but I kinda doubt it since I did it on my drawthrough cutlass 3 years ago and it was fine. Had fluid checked too and it was fine. .


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MNcarbturbo

What's Fuel Injection?
Mar 9, 2009
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Got the trans to shift through all 4 gears, the TV cable was just out of adjustment.

Got the alternator to charge too, just had to wire up an auxiliary energize wire to the alternator since my dash wire is either bad or i soldered it wrong in my splice harness. Might also be different between the older 2 pin alternator and the newer CS130 style.

Took it for a drive last night. Car is cutting out on light throttle tip in and feels like it might be missing on and off at idle and higher speed cruise like 65+. Also backfired at low boost roll in but runs good if you get it past a certain "dead spot" in the fuel map. I havnt gone over 50% throttle since i dont know the fuel or spark or boost level. I need to hook up a gauge.

Car has a 42lb chip, 93 octane, GTP 37lb injectors (or 42 at 4bar which is the plan), new NGK ur5 plugs, new wires, MAF translator and 3" lt1 style maf, walbro 255 in tank hotwired and all new fuel lines.

I should get a wideband on it and check the fuel pressure along with getting an adjustable fuel pressure regulator. It's driveable just not to the point i feel safe beating on it.
 
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What's Fuel Injection?
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Finally ohm'ed out my coil and she's dead. 2 of the 3 tower pairs are open, only one tower pair checked out at 11.8k ohm. I'm surprised it runs as decent as it does honestly. For those 90 seconds after it starts up before it gets hot and starts misfiring, is sure runs good! lol!

Looks like the coil and module need to get changed. Found a local good used one I am going to pick up and give a shot. Slow and steady progress :)


I hope to grab the sport coupe regal hood I grabbed of CL in december next weekend. I'll pull the dent, do some body work and paint to match the car and swap the hood. I was concerned I needed it for hood clearance but at this point it is going on just to look cool.
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What's Fuel Injection?
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Bought a coil and module and swapped it out, fixed the miss, car is officially to daily driver duty. It has a small oil leak from the turbo and oil pressure feed line tee I have to fix, and I have a new water temp gauge sender and NB 02 sensor on hand that I have to pull the turbo off to get to.

Car makes 10PSI pretty easy, Im a bit surprised it doesnt make the 14ish like GN should but it has an adjustable WG actuator from back in the day on it so it might just be adjusted to make low boost.

Next up is a scanmaster to get the BLM's adjusted, probably get a wideband 02 sensor on it, and get a boost actuated exhaust cutout on and take it to the track in early may. If it runs a 12.99 I'll be happy. Might be a stretch since its stock everything minus 20 extra cubes, air filter, exhaust and chip, a 202/202 erson cam, and I will throw my drag radials on. Biggest worry is the stock CRF valve body 1986 original 2004R with nothing more than a governor modification and a new filter and fluid :) !
 
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