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    GT1 cam compatible with a turbo?

    Speaking in general, would a ZZP GT1 cam be an alright cam in a turbo 3800 Firebird? I looked at the specs, and I'm looking for a mild cam, looks like it compares close to the turbo cam on ZZP's...
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    That depends mostly on your ability to do your...

    That depends mostly on your ability to do your own work, and your goals for the car. Do you just want a little more power?
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    Flywheel bolts coming loose?

    Flywheel bolts coming loose?
  4. Thread: Coil packs

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    I just put a coil on my 99 firebird recently,...

    I just put a coil on my 99 firebird recently, just a cheap no name coil and it works fine. I'd suggest while your changing the coils check under the ICM for corrosion on the aluminum bracket because...
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    Fixed the problem, it was the 2-5 coil pack. The...

    Fixed the problem, it was the 2-5 coil pack. The car started to misfire one day after work, just after I started it up. It would misfire a little at idle, not much, but under load with more than a...
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    Yes it's possible, for one antifreeze could kill...

    Yes it's possible, for one antifreeze could kill your spark plugs if it gets into your cylinders. What happens when you try to go faster than 20mph, whats the car do?
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    Step one check your head gaskets, if they're okay...

    Step one check your head gaskets, if they're okay then it's not your head gaskets.
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    Awesome, I wish I had it now...all I have is a...

    Awesome, I wish I had it now...all I have is a multimeter to figure out whats wrong with the throttle position sensor.
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    Car threw a hard code, throttle position...

    Car threw a hard code, throttle position malfunction of some kind...getting it on a diagnostic scan tool next week. Question for anyone with HP tuners, do you need a CD ROM to install it on your...
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    I don't have a turbo, or HP tuners, just a stock...

    I don't have a turbo, or HP tuners, just a stock engine. Its my daily driver for now until this winter then I'm building the turbo set up. I'll check my plug wires.
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    Stumble shake and misfire under load.

    Long story short my car was working good but now it stumbles past 1/4 throttle in any gear, at any rpm. If I push the pedal down it shakes and sputters, and it has a solid CEL on. It behaves normal...
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    Thanks and I'll post up more as the project goes...

    Thanks and I'll post up more as the project goes along.
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    Few pics, -10an fitting welded up to the new oil...

    Few pics, -10an fitting welded up to the new oil pan and on the car. Is it up high enough?
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    Okay, as short and straight a path as possible...

    Okay, as short and straight a path as possible for the drain line and above the oil level high on the pan. I want to put the turbo on the front passenger side like most so I'll pick a spot around...
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    Where to weld: Turbo oil drain

    Where's a good place on the oil pan to put a turbos oil drain fitting? Have a new pan going on, gonna do the drain now. I know it's not rocket science, couldn't find any pics and just wondering what...
  16. I don't think anyone knows what they are exactly....

    I don't think anyone knows what they are exactly. Spark testing one myself for future refrence, it looked like cast iron to me. I'd weld it as if it were cast iron and hope for the best. That means...
  17. Thread: Help!

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    Just a few ideas, a bad oxygen sensor can cause a...

    Just a few ideas, a bad oxygen sensor can cause a misfire. I'd pull the spark plug on #6 and see what it looks like. Have it checked out on a professional scan tool at a garage, assuming your...
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    http://store.cyberweld.com/mimu200auelw.html This...

    http://store.cyberweld.com/mimu200auelw.html This is a link to the 3 in 1 Miller welder.
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    Thermal Arc Fabricator, they come in 181, 211,...

    Thermal Arc Fabricator, they come in 181, 211, and 252 amp. I have a 211, its a multi-process "3 in 1" MIG/TIG/Stick welder so you can TIG stainless. I've done a little stainless with mine,...
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    How about building a flow bench, like a DIY, at...

    How about building a flow bench, like a DIY, at home? Any thoughts on this.
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    Nice work AMMFAB!

    Nice work AMMFAB!
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    Mar Hyde aircraft paint stripper might be the...

    Mar Hyde aircraft paint stripper might be the stuff triple_L82 is thinking of, it is probably the least painfull way to strip it without air tools as long as you dont get it in your eyes. If you...
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    ...they're harder than rubber. ;) I have to do...

    ...they're harder than rubber. ;) I have to do my tranny mount too sometime with poly, I love poly but it does transmit harshness and vibrations a little, something to think about before you put...
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    Hey, did you check your connections yet? Chassis...

    Hey, did you check your connections yet? Chassis and engine grounds, starter connections. Sounds a bit like a bad ground somewhere.
  25. Found the problem and fixed the truck, one wire...

    Found the problem and fixed the truck, one wire inside the wire harness connector on the top of the pump corroded and broke off the little silver contactor. 5485 That was inside the weather pack...
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