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by Blue Shift
Mon May 20, 2013 5:56 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: 1987 Fiero GT 5 Speed 3.4L DOHC LQ1 CA Legal
Replies: 1
Views: 1056

1987 Fiero GT 5 Speed 3.4L DOHC LQ1 CA Legal

Up for sale is my engine swapped Fiero GT. I got a wild hare up my ass and removed the stock 2.8L V6 in good running condition at around 140,000 miles, and converted the car to install a 3.4L DOHC out of an Olds Cutlass Supreme/Lumina Z34/Monte Carlo Z34. The car has 180,000 miles on it now, 40K on ...
by Blue Shift
Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:26 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Re: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?

I'd call it a finesse kludge... If it yields a professional result, and isn't unnecessarily risky, then so be it!
by Blue Shift
Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Motorsports
Topic: Standing Mile Event List
Replies: 20
Views: 10612

Re: Standing Mile Event List

Bye Will!
by Blue Shift
Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?

I don't think the Neon coil pack would work. The GM ICM's buffer and interpret the 7x reluctor wheel signals for the ECM. The ICM sees the analog signals from the sensors and outputs digital so that the ECM only sees digital signals. I think one would be limited to using the actual coils themselves...
by Blue Shift
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?

Things of great beauty... I got to see a Meyer-Drake era Offy come through the shop I worked for, on the way to the dyno for testing, as well as a real Duesenberg engine, also on it's way to the dyno. Just the attention paid to all the little stopcock valves and polishing and smoothing cam tower cov...
by Blue Shift
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Tech
Topic: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Re: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?

GM always liked to reuse anything they could... Makes engine swaps easier anyways. I always thought that all the DIS ICM's were more or less the same besides differences in cylinders, and would be surprised if there's nothing at all in common signal wise with the Q4 IDI system. Then again, I guess t...
by Blue Shift
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:40 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?
Replies: 10
Views: 3572

Quad 4 2.3/2.4 ICM? Relocation?

Befarrer, you probably know the answer to this one. I have a 1994 HO Quad and 5 speed I'm going to put in my 2M4, but before I do that I have to get it to start to test it, and the IDI parts were missing when I pulled it. No ICM, no coils. Every 2.3 at every yard I've been to has the ICM missing, an...
by Blue Shift
Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:05 pm
Forum: Other Cars
Topic: 1416 WHP EVO at 57 psi!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2891

Re: 1416 WHP EVO at 57 psi!!

I recognize those type of valve seats... I've installed and machined a good few of them in my time as a race engine machinist. The exhaust seats are indeed Beryllium Bronze (which is some nasty shit if it gets airborne as dust). The intakes aren't though - they're a more yellowish alloy like AMPCO 4...
by Blue Shift
Tue Aug 10, 2010 9:04 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Mobilizing
Replies: 35
Views: 6390

Re: Mobilizing

Hahaha reminded me of this (wrong service or not):

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by Blue Shift
Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: Darkhorizon + a budget more than a hamburger =
Replies: 72
Views: 14792

Re: Darkhorizon + a budget more than a hamburger =

If I had to cut any part of the trunk out (I went to great lengths on my DOHC to keep the trunk intact), the reinforcement bar at the top would be the last thing I'd cut... Sounds like you lose a lot of rigidity between strut towers for like, 1" more clearance - bad payoff IMHO.
by Blue Shift
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Re: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?

Update: Finally got the go ahead to put the damn part on the mill like I've been saying all along... Got the whole thing done in 2 hours, including making up a larger diameter boring bar. All is well in the world again! :good:
by Blue Shift
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:21 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Re: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?

The second part is from a failed project that happened before the forklift drill press portable boring setup... It's a Federal dial bore gauge - a good, reliable bore measuring tool. Reads to .0001" or so accurately. At least it did... We got in 3 parts that were ~25" ID, well over the maximum size ...
by Blue Shift
Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Re: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?

It is with complete shame that I admit that this is the kind of stuff that's been going on at work lately... The part is a large cast iron base for an industrial piece of bakery equipment, in which a huge bowl sits, and rotates on 2 pins to tip over, I imagine. Anyways, the holes became oval shaped ...
by Blue Shift
Fri Jul 30, 2010 9:34 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?
Replies: 11
Views: 3707

Epic Kludge: WTF Is Going On Here?

Just wanted to see if anybody can figure out just wtf is going on here (especially machinists and machinist types...): http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs167.snc4/37684_1348397273551_1339897070_30818195_1969347_n.jpg http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs086.ash2/37630_13483974335...
by Blue Shift
Fri Jul 23, 2010 1:13 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: Mobilizing
Replies: 35
Views: 6390

Re: Mobilizing

FLAWLESS VICTORY!!
by Blue Shift
Tue Jun 22, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: RFT joins forces with the World Cup
Replies: 3
Views: 868

Re: RFT joins forces with the World Cup

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vuvuzela I didn't realize that's what those are called. I actually have one I got at a Chinese New Year parade in SF once... I kept it on my boat cuz it's so loud, it's about the loudest breath powered thing I've ever messed with - scared the piss out everybody I blasted...
by Blue Shift
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: In the News...
Replies: 10
Views: 1427

Re: In the News...

I won't fire her for being too hot. O:)
by Blue Shift
Sat May 29, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Tech
Topic: 3800 spark cut limiter
Replies: 6
Views: 1422

Re: 3800 spark cut limiter

I've always wondered how much the exhaust system likes being turned into a full auto potato cannon with spark cut systems... I've banged my engine into fuel cut more times than I can count without damage - obviously designed that way.
by Blue Shift
Sat May 22, 2010 12:16 pm
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: old news, D.I. LSx
Replies: 16
Views: 3511

Re: old news, D.I. LSx

After playing around with some LS7 heads at the race shop I used to work at, I was under the impression that there was no comparison in flow between the cathedral ports and the rectangular port heads... Could almost shove my big ass hand into the rectangle ports (they were CNC race ported, but so we...
by Blue Shift
Sun May 16, 2010 2:33 am
Forum: Anything Goes
Topic: I woke up to this idea
Replies: 105
Views: 13448

Re: I woke up to this idea

BEST SWAP EVAAAARRRRR!!!11!1one11!!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAWbD9io6bg