Detroit area 1969 base convertible

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by stonesg » 01 Dec 2017, 18:59

What's the connection between the distributor and the TB? Is that just the location that the EFI computer uses to get RPM?

Overall, what do you think of the FI setup?

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 02 Dec 2017, 09:30

It appears to be an electrical noise issues between the distributor and the ECU that FiTech has mounted within the throttle body. It seems to have gotten worse with the installation of the larger body of the MSD distributor which is closer to the TB. Still trying to confirm root cause but it is down to two things: distributor "noise" affecting TB or other ignition "noise" affecting the signal wire between the throttle body tach signal pick-up and the MSD 6AL box. I had shielded that wire previously which didn't cure the problem but I then moved it on the top of the shock tower. I did that AND placed some aluminum plates between the distributor and the TB. One of those two fixes-or possibly both-cured my problems.

When she is running well I've been very pleased with the FiTech system. Starts easily, nice idle and pulls cleanly. Better fuel mileage and less raw fuel smell out of the exhaust which drove my wife nuts and left us smelling terrible after a drive. I know I could have worked on the carb but FI was one of my goals on this car so I didn't bother. Now on the cleaning up the installation and wiring.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 30 Dec 2017, 18:16

Last summer the glue let go on my passenger front window (front bracket). I tore down the door today and removed the glass and brought the brackets and window in to the house to warm up as its 12F outside today. I watched the WCCC video and will clean and prep the brackets and glass tomorrow for re-assembly. Thanks for the video Don! Parts order on its way!
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 28 Feb 2018, 13:45

Mods-would it be possible to move this to the Project section please? I feel like this is in the wrong spot now that I've been spending more time here.

Thanks!
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by xr7g428 » 28 Feb 2018, 16:10

I'll look into moving it. I am not great at that so give me some time. I don't want to accidentally mess it up or worse... But you are good right here. Lots of things go this way.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by rcode » 28 Feb 2018, 20:24

All I needed to see was 351 Cleveland 4V ! Sounds like an awesome project. We'll all be watching.

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 28 Feb 2018, 22:02

Thanks Bill. I'm not around enough to know if this forum gets upset by misplaced threads. As I start back in to build/projects I'll be adding more pics and details. I've got the following in motion now:
-Chrome plating and paint work for sport mirrors-driver and passenger
-Chrome plating and custom badging for gas tank fill door
-Interior work-Recaro front seat install (x2), rear seat reupholstery, door panel rebuild, gage panel refinish
-Suspension and brake installation
-MaxJack installation in my garage

Thanks rcode. I like to wind her up a bit. I like the sounds she makes!
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 02 Mar 2018, 08:31

I get the painted mirror heads back Monday or Tuesday. As my car is a base model, the door panels don't have provisions for the mirror adjusters. I needed to pull the adjusters apart for the plating and painting to happen so I'm working on a solution that tightens up the adjustment mechanism and eliminates the remote adjuster. The mirror will be adjusted like the passenger side and original chrome mirror-by hand. I'm usually the only driver so I don't anticipate a problem with this plan. Mocking up solution this weekend around my boys soccer games, play practices, and the Detroit Autorama.

I should also be able to pick up the powder coated export brace (modded Maier piece) and Monte Carlo bar then as well.

I also received my Autocool Guy PWM fan controller. Last summer taught me that one shrouded 16" electric fan rated at 2,800 cfm is not enough airflow when temps are above 80F and in traffic. No problem with temps at speed. This summer she'll have almost 4,000cfm of fan to compliment the new radiator, water pump, correct TMeyer Cleveland t-stat, and recirc can.
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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by CATHOUSE » 02 Mar 2018, 09:14

Before you eliminate the remote adjuster for the drivers side mirror you should know that the backside of your door panel will be marked for the correct cutout to put the adjuster in place. All you need is a sharp utility knife to finish cutting the hole in the panel.

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Re: Detroit area 1969 base convertible

Post by wawazat » 12 Mar 2018, 19:36

Here are some mirror pics showing paint and chrome work. I'm converting to sport mirrors and adding the passenger side mirror. I found the early chrome base drivers side and rebuilt it. I bought the repro passenger side.
Pieces I had stripped and rechromed
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Painted and ready for assembly
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