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Post by anthem75 » 16 Jul 2017, 11:17

Almost ready to test fire the GT after many months of work. This is last fall...

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And this is today...
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Many sincere thanks to everyone on this wonderful forum who has assisted me with expert and patient advice while I have stumbled through.

Cheers all!
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Post by TCELL » 16 Jul 2017, 14:52

Nice and clean. I like it.
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Post by ranchero1970 » 16 Jul 2017, 15:26

that is one beautiful engine bay. great job. come do mine
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Post by anthem75 » 16 Jul 2017, 21:23

First and last engine bay (ever) for me, but thanks for the nod.

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Post by TCELL » 17 Jul 2017, 09:48

What engine color did you use? Did you rattle can it or use a gun?
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Post by anthem75 » 17 Jul 2017, 10:00

Rattle can...I forget the actual code, but it is called "Chrysler Low Gloss Black". Was recommended by a mechanic buddy of mine. Pretty pleased with the results.

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Post by xr7g428 » 17 Jul 2017, 10:01

Wait and see if it is an issue, but you may have a miss at idle from the cylinder here the PCV line is connected. It may run too lean at idle on that one cylinder. The line that splits the PCV between the two banks running to one of he cylinders on the opposite bank is the cure if you have the miss. Sometimes you will sometimes you won't...
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Post by anthem75 » 17 Jul 2017, 10:05

Here's a better shot of it before the engine went in...

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Post by anthem75 » 17 Jul 2017, 10:24

xr7g428 wrote:
17 Jul 2017, 10:01
Wait and see if it is an issue, but you may have a miss at idle from the cylinder here the PCV line is connected. It may run too lean at idle on that one cylinder. The line that splits the PCV between the two banks running to one of he cylinders on the opposite bank is the cure if you have the miss. Sometimes you will sometimes you won't...
So the exact way it is currently set up is the PCV and brake booster are together on the rear manifold vacuum port, and the tilt-away wheel and hide-away headlights are tied together on the front manifold port.

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Post by TCELL » 17 Jul 2017, 13:02

Which color blue did you use for the engine?
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