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    Unless you've got something specific you want to...

    Unless you've got something specific you want to achieve, I'd normally stick with the timing designed into the cam. Saying there is 2 degrees 'advance' from the card specs just means the machining of...
  2. Thread: LX Hatch

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    Lastly I've never managed to find an oil cap that...

    Lastly I've never managed to find an oil cap that seals fully and wanted to fix that. With the proper breather system the cap can be sealed which makes it easier too. This is the best I'd come up...
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    Next part is the PCV, it works fine but...

    Next part is the PCV, it works fine but occasionally depending on what sort of driving I'm doing it can start pulling some oil. A big part of this is the lack of baffling in the rocker covers but I...
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    So I've been mucking around with the breather...

    So I've been mucking around with the breather systems on and off to fix all the little issues to my liking. The main thing is minimal maintenance, I don't want to be draining excess oil or replacing...
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    Not to mention there is no space below to drop...

    Not to mention there is no space below to drop it. Have seen people cut the insert to retain the original console but its ugly either way.
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    The Felpro blue are as good as anything for mild...

    The Felpro blue are as good as anything for mild engines. If you step up to a more expensive MLS gasket you generally have to spend extra on surface machining to finer tolerances, without this they...
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    ^ I've used the same vinyl dye on dash parts both...

    ^ I've used the same vinyl dye on dash parts both hard and soft plastic with good success too. Even painted the indicator stalk which seemed to hold up well.
  8. ^ Yeah definitely not with the studs unless...

    ^ Yeah definitely not with the studs unless you've made extra clearance around it (blower housing, brake booster). Nothing wrong with good quality bolts though either.
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    Are you absolutely sure on the fluid level?...

    Are you absolutely sure on the fluid level? Double-check your dipstick is still intact, correct length, hits the stop properly etc.
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    ^ As above, if the photo in the first post is...

    ^ As above, if the photo in the first post is your car then your current manifold has provision for port injection, just need to machine the injector holes. Use a four barrel air-only throttle body...
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    Its probably best to just remove the heads and...

    Its probably best to just remove the heads and machine them for standard parts using inside locators/spring seats. Its a pretty quick and easy operation with a cutter that locates in the valve guide....
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    Haven't tried it myself but this has been...

    Haven't tried it myself but this has been mentioned several times on this forum:
    http://robbmcperformance.com/products/olds550.html
    (You have to change the lever around so you'll need an original...
  13. Thread: LX sedan

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    Slowly working away at the wiring stuff while I...

    Slowly working away at the wiring stuff while I have the under-dash area exposed. Going to use a combination stalk (HZ/UC/early Commodore) which makes wiring it to the VN loom easy, and no issues...
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    Dismantled the Torana light switch, replaced the...

    Dismantled the Torana light switch, replaced the 45-year-old grease, and confirmed that the headlight and park/tail light circuits are completely separate. This allows tying directly into the VN loom...
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    I've got the Harrop/Eaton Truetrac (Harrop just...

    I've got the Harrop/Eaton Truetrac (Harrop just makes a new housing for the Eaton internals because they don't make one to fit the Borg Warner), its great although I do still notice a touch of...
  16. Thread: LX sedan

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    The VN/VP looms have earth wiring for almost...

    The VN/VP looms have earth wiring for almost everything instead of having to rely on sheet metal screws and the like, so may as well take advantage of it. Front indicator housings are not big enough...
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    Made a few tweaks to the VN under-bonnet...

    Made a few tweaks to the VN under-bonnet relay/fuse holder, bent the tabs for the main fuse/breaker box over to the opposite side and trimmed off the original mounting pieces. Made a couple of...
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    I think you'll find he's only talking about the...

    I think you'll find he's only talking about the indicator that shows the shifter position, its a little box with a needle that sits above the column in the dash and is controlled by a tiny cable...
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    Its great being able to access the back of the...

    Its great being able to access the back of the dash so easily. The demister ducting shouldn't need huge modifications, the driver side inlet clashes with the mounting for the new instrument cluster...
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    May as well keep going... decided it would be...

    May as well keep going... decided it would be easiest to do a nice job if I remove the entire plenum.
    http://img.v8comp.co.nz/LX Sedan/20210406_192406.jpg

    http://img.v8comp.co.nz/LX...
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