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    I've got the ARH cam along with their heads and...

    I've got the ARH cam along with their heads and intakes (and pacesetters), and love the car. That with a metric ton of suspension goodies keeps me up on the road course with cars I have no business...
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    I did a slight chamfering of the small gear that...

    I did a slight chamfering of the small gear that goes on the crank shaft, both the main surface and around the keyway. Did a lot to help it slide on more easily.
  3. Thread: steering rack?

    by zlexiss
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    No, you can get the bolts out pretty easily. ...

    No, you can get the bolts out pretty easily.

    But if you don't have the tighter ratio V8 rack already (Y87 came with it), your steering wheel will be way off - the mounting from the rack to...
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    Yes thanks, it's a gorgeous track and facility. ...

    Yes thanks, it's a gorgeous track and facility. The track has a good amount of terrain and gotchas that make it a nice driver's course.
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    Keeping up with the big boys in a V6!

    Went to Inde Motorsports park in Willcox, AZ last weekend and had a great time. Ran similar lap times to 2010 Camaro SS, Porsche Cayman S, Z cars, mazdas, you name it. In the afternoon a number of...
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    Yes the spec is RTV. Auto RTVs (I typically use...

    Yes the spec is RTV. Auto RTVs (I typically use Ultra Black in places like this) are made to stand up to the chemical and thermal environments, and don't shed chunks off when applied properly.
  7. Thread: flywheel

    by zlexiss
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    Do you have the flywheel rotated correctly in...

    Do you have the flywheel rotated correctly in relation to the crankshaft? One bolt is slightly in or out compared to the others.
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    Are the front cover bolts supposed to be...

    Are the front cover bolts supposed to be installed with RTV on the threads? 3.8 is like that.
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    http://www.v6f-body.com/showthread.php?t=3318

    http://www.v6f-body.com/showthread.php?t=3318
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    Droptop I've used just some ultra copper RTV to...

    Droptop I've used just some ultra copper RTV to make a gasket around the ports on pacesetters and have never had issues.
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    The threaded holes in the front of the block...

    The threaded holes in the front of the block directly connect the oil and water sides. When you pull a bolt it's a big hole. You're seeing coolant seep into the oil side when the car heats up and...
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    Did you put RTV on the bolt threads?

    Did you put RTV on the bolt threads?
  13. So, what would break the first 2 conrods? driven...

    So, what would break the first 2 conrods? driven into water?
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    Yep, that's a good next step. Will try to get a...

    Yep, that's a good next step. Will try to get a friend out to help with that soon.
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    What went bang in my enigne?

    Car is a 2001 5-speed Firebird. Build has about 100 miles on it, pretty much the works - Started with a Series 3 block from a FWD with about 18k on it, added Abbott Racing Stage 3 heads, ARH road...
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    Aluminum subs work well for that, I like my old...

    Aluminum subs work well for that, I like my old a/d/s
  17. ^^^ What he said. Use assy lube like normal. ...

    ^^^ What he said. Use assy lube like normal. Crank it with no spark plugs (no compression = light load on everything) and no fuel pump fuse until you build oil pressure. Warning, it will sound way...
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    Moog Problem Solvers.

    Moog Problem Solvers.
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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distorted_thread_lock...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Distorted_thread_locknut
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    No troubles with a ZZP clearanced cover after 20k...

    No troubles with a ZZP clearanced cover after 20k miles.
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    Straight Ultra Copper RTV.

    Straight Ultra Copper RTV.
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    How does the shifter line up with the stock...

    How does the shifter line up with the stock location?
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    Prob depends on the gaskets, it's hard to find...

    Prob depends on the gaskets, it's hard to find the nice thick GM gaskets, most of the felpro's and stuff are thinner.
  24. Thread: 3.8 pcv system

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    Just blast some intake cleaner down both sides...

    Just blast some intake cleaner down both sides when you pull the pcv valve.
  25. Thread: plug wires

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    I found the Spiro Pro set for the V6 with the 90*...

    I found the Spiro Pro set for the V6 with the 90* boots were way too long, too much excess wire hanging in the engine bay. I ended up buying their 74202 set for a V8. 90* boots and the 6 shortest...
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