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  1. #1281 Re: Project LQ4 - V8 S10 - Now with Circle D! 
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    Congrats on not doing the work. I've started to get that way on a few things.

    My rationale is simple. If it'll take me two days of real work vs less money than I can earn in the same time. It seems like a good thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SgtMarshal View Post
    oooooh, sweet, cams are awesome.
    I'm pretty excited. The one I picked was recently tested by Richard Holdener and is a favorite of the Sloppy Mechanics followers. It goes by many names but they are all essentially the Elgin 1840P. Jegs had it 10% off so I ordered it from there. Backordered till near end of the month, but I won't need it soon anyway. I'll order the PAC 1218's when I actually need them or if eBay has a sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BillBoost37 View Post
    Congrats on not doing the work. I've started to get that way on a few things.

    My rationale is simple. If it'll take me two days of real work vs less money than I can earn in the same time. It seems like a good thing.
    Exactly. My buddy works (or worked) at a transmission shop and his only job for many years was removing and installing transmissions. I just let him do what he does. My time is better spent (mathematically) doing what I do.
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    Will you need to pull the engine to get the cam in?
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    I don't think so. I'm trying to remember if I made the center bracket in the core support removable. If I did, the swap won't be too bad. If I didn't, the whole front end will have to come off.
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    bump stick time.

    98 Buick Regal GS, F body brakes, Caddy STS wheels, tinted tails L36 bottom end, lightly ported heads, 1.95 roller rockers, headers, gen 5 N* 3.0 pulley, FSIC, 42 lb injectors, a BrandonHall rebuilt trans, DHP tuned and AEM water/Meth injection https://goo.gl/gpV5kW
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    cams make everything better, cant wait to hear some sound clips
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottydoggs View Post
    bump stick time.
    Well... Like... Eventually.

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    cams make everything better, cant wait to hear some sound clips
    Probably going to be a while. I just snagged it since it was on sale. Google "Sloppy Stage II" for a pile of info, tests and sound clips.
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    Okay guys and gals, here's a late summer update:

    The truck is still "on the road." However, it's hot here right now, my regular job has picked up, and my wrenching attention has shifted to my wife's Regal. At one point this truck sat so long, the converter drained. :shrug: Life has been busy. I'm not sure where I left off but as of right now, I have the (mildly ported) 243 heads assembled with the PAC 1218 springs and the "sloppy stage 2" cam on the shelf waiting for a good time to install.

    In the meantime I have been playing with the trans tune. Really trying to optimize for that higher stall converter. Thanks to Scotty for reminding me about the Bluecat trans tool. A couple minutes with that and this truck is a whole different animal. I tweaked the settings based on what I have and right out of the box, it was really good. After I got a little more aggressive with the TC unlock it was even better. I still need to make it shift out of 1st a little sooner. Then it will be PERFECT.

    Not sure if you guys remember, but a while back I tried my hand at rebuilding the power steering pump... Apparently I do a better job rebuilding transmissions than I do rebuilding PS pumps. Here we are a couple years later and my little S10 whines like an old Ford pickup. I think this time I'll just spend the coin and slap a new unit on.

    Other than the PS pump, all is well. This old rig keeps taking what I give it.
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    its funny how a few changed files changes the whole way the trans feels and works.

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