Buinicorn my 1964 wagon

Discussion in 'Drag'n Wagons' started by superbuickguy, May 21, 2017.

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  1. GotTattooz

    GotTattooz Well-Known Member

    This is the pump i used in my 65 wagon. I had the fuel pump on the frame rail and it's all you could hear. When that started fail, i noticed Holley made this little unit. Fits perfectly where the stock pick up tube goes. And i can hear my electric engine fan now without the fuel pump whine.

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  2. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    So I now have 3 megasquirt suppliers. DIYTune, AMPEfi, and now EFISource.
    I ordered the trans controller from DIYTune on Tuesday, it shipped Wednesday or Thursday. It is supposed to be here tomorrow.
    HOWEVER
    I ordered the wiring harness from EFISource (DIYTune is TN or Kentucky, EFItune is Georgia/Florida).... Get this, on Thursday night, they sent it Friday and it arrived today. Well done EFISource, well done - you have set a high bar indeed, but for being so good, you get praised here...
     
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  3. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member


    thank you for the recommendation.... I need at least 340 lph, and actually, I'll probably need double that when I get this thing at full song (which means a second fuel pump)... however, that is darn good advice and I really appreciate you sharing what works.... I have shelves full of "not quites" .
     
  4. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    medium grey (silver) or light blue? tan or red interior?

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  5. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    wires, wires for everyone!
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    more wires
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    should be fun figuring out which side goes where.... I already see a small problem in that some of the plugs need to be changed (2)
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    but the trans controller/wiring looks plug and play
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    the motor will not go into the car in this configuration
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    yeah
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    take 2
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    how is it I had clearance before but not now?
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    to be honest, I'm not sure what the solution is going to be - the hard/best way would be move the motor back 3"... for what I want to do with it, that would do all sorts of good, problem is that means firewall mods (not big ones, thankfully, but still more work)
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    I have about 1 1/2" before the firewall, but if I don't notch, I'd have to shift the motor forward to pull the transmission... yeah, no
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    it is going to look good with a turbo there... but that's round 2
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    I'm going to have to come up with a cross member plan
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    does look good in place
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    the wiring looks good too, far better then Howell's but it's almost a shame but I have to at least open the lines because I need to put dash sensor wires and wire the starter, alternator and a/c clutch.
     
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  6. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    I know it seems silly to do this now, however, the next step to make it run is a fuel system.... which is under the floor...which needs to be painted....
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    fun fun
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    good tools for this task
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    getting there....
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  7. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    after the brake, I worked on this...
    first the motor was moved back... still not sure this is enough, but it's against the firewall now
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    also an issue with the shifter
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    I think I can shift the motor a bit to the right

    at least it now clears while sitting on the motor mounts
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    then onto the reason to fix th brake
    first cleaning more
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    wood would be cool, but metal is so much easier
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    next up, die building to make the ribs
     
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  8. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    metal work continued

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    test kinks
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    bead rolled
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    then the boxes
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    for the battery and bottle
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  9. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    so beside going to a swap meet then a car show in the rain and hail today, got a bit more accomplished
    my bumper is back
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    as I mentioned before, they said it was too much work/impossible.
    under the wrap is a shiny, straight one
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    I'm, in the end, happy with them. Initially, they wanted more for the replacement bumper, but on their own initiative, dropped the price to reasonable. Here's how that worked... I could have bought another bumper for $450, the chroming was $500 for a straight bumper (straightish). They charged me $950.... when I first talked to them, they were $400 higher.... it wasn't a 'deal' but it was fair and, to me, that's excellent.

    also bought some Camaro motor mounts so I don't have to ginsu my Buick ones
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    then chopped the heck out of the back for the battery box
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  10. superbuickguy

    superbuickguy Well-Known Member

    need to start assembling this (mostly just to get all the parts in one spot)...
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    time for motor mounts adjustment
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    and then the fun begins
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    at least the Camaro mounts move it higher
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    mounts,, move from here
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    to here (too far)
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    to here.... just right
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    too much clearance...
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    while I am all about keeping the pan away from danger, I also want it as low as possible to make room up top
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    In this particular case, and to get it off the floorboard

    then onto grinding (or, how to take a picture where it looks like nothing has changed)
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