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Old 07-13-2013, 04:26 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Tranny is out of a camaro. Fixed it last night so I could do a local cruise today. Finally solved the hot idle stalling. Ended up making some brass washers out of .015" shim stock. Shimmed it a total of .045" and now it can't cut off the air completely. Idle is slightly higher when cold, but V8 s trucks get hot quick anyway. Way more friendly in traffic now.
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Old 07-13-2013, 04:29 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Are you still running the stock s10 radiator or a larger unit? The engine is a 350 correct?
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:26 PM   #33 (permalink)
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The engine is a 305. The rad is an aluminum 80's corvette rad. I'll try to list what's on the truck by memory.

305 TBI
Unknown aftermarket cam
stage 2 chip for ecm
machined transam fly wheel
world class T5
ZQ8 suspension parts from GM and steering box
belltech drop spindles
16" IROC wheels
Rareco bucket seats
corvette rad
camaro hydraulic clutch

There's more but I'd have to find my notebook.
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Old 07-13-2013, 05:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Two Triumph Spitfires, locked away for 7 years now, waiting for me to have the cash to fix them up proper. It would help if I managed to be in the same country too. Heres a ten year old scan of one.
http://img4.imageshack.us/img4/7929/u42b.jpg

Was planning on putting a Toyota 4AGZE in one of them for a bit of fun factor.
But with the arrival of the Toybaru, by the time I get around to it I'm sure there will be a few surplus drivelines floating around.
lol mate you get everything you deserve buying a triumph! almost as crap to work on as minis and a stag (the only car that i have found that requires a car lift to replace a battery)
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Old 07-14-2013, 08:29 AM   #35 (permalink)
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The engine is a 305. The rad is an aluminum 80's corvette rad. I'll try to list what's on the truck by memory.

305 TBI
Unknown aftermarket cam
stage 2 chip for ecm
machined transam fly wheel
world class T5
ZQ8 suspension parts from GM and steering box
belltech drop spindles
16" IROC wheels
Rareco bucket seats
corvette rad
camaro hydraulic clutch

There's more but I'd have to find my notebook.
Its a 305 and it gets hot? That's odd, normally 305's run real cool. The few I have had I couldn't get them up to ideal temps but they were also on full sized trucks with giant engine bays. Does it just run hot when sitting still at idle? I am sure you have done this but have you replaced the thermostat? The corvette radiator should be plenty to keep that 305 cool.
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Old 07-14-2013, 10:54 AM   #36 (permalink)
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It has a low temp thermostat in. The inner fenders haven't been pulled either. The truck hasn't overheated in traffic yet. When I said hot I meant up to temp compared to start up temps. Running temp holds around 195. Everything in the engine bay is hot to the touch. Biggest weakness of the v8 swapped trucks is defiantly heat.
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Old 07-14-2013, 05:31 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Is the cowl hood open in the rear to vent some heat? They can help a good bit if they are opened up to flow some heat up and out of.
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Cowl hood is gutted fiberglass.
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