Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Sun May 04, 2014 11:57 am

Mine said Z26 for my old car and I just cut a piece at work to go over it.


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jun 16, 2014 7:47 pm

Charged the A/C at a buddy's and it was still blowing hot air. Figured out it was the temp blend door actuator not working...the connector was cut off. So Jon sent me a new one and I had cool air out of the vents. Bought a set of manifold gauges and saw it was overcharged...so I got the pressures where they needed to be and now I have some 48* cold A/C. Very nice!

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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby bonecrrusher » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:33 pm

How much was that gauge setup?


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:06 pm

$97 from Advance. You can get 'em cheaper but I needed it right now.


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:10 am

So...car ate another axle on the way to Tennessee. Missed the Tail of the Dragon and the group photo while I waited on a new outer CV to be overnighted to the hotel and swapped it in the parking lot Sat night. That was pretty awesome.

Hopefully I have successfully fixed the problem for good now. I hope.

I checked my drivetrain alignment and found the driver axle was misaligned by a good 1/2". That's the side that keeps shitting the bed...so that makes sense, but that is the OEM 5spd side, not the engine mount I welded in. Checked my "frankenbracket" that was hacked to clear the headers and it was ok. Measured the same and aligned the same as a stocker I had laying around.

So I modified the billet mount to straighten out the axle. Ditched the steel sleeves supplied with the mount, lathed a couple new ones and used an old poly control arm bushing for added sleeve length.I made the poly .020" thicker than the steel sleeves for a little bit of crush on the bracket.

It could be me, but it also feels like it dampened a little bit of engine vibration. I also did some testing during our annual cruise night in town and there is still no wheel hop! haha It feels good. Oh and the "SS" took 2nd place in the 1985-2000 class at the car show. Got beat by a 50k bone stock 95 Grand Prix garage queen: 3100 auto weaksauce.

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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:13 am

Oh and I stole some pics from Mark's photobucket from Bfest! haha

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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby 3X00-Modified » Tue Jul 08, 2014 8:39 am

woody90gtz wrote:Got beat by a 50k bone stock 95 Grand Prix garage queen: 3100 auto weaksauce.


Glad I'm not the only one to get beat by an oddball...



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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby Z26_T » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:32 am

I still am jealous of that billet mount..


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:25 pm

I'm not real happy with it after all the money it has cost me!


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby Money pit Beretta » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:07 pm

Once again I know the cars and not sure who the people are. Was that GP an SC?


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:50 am

Since I put in my new head unit, the stock gauge bulbs just weren't cutting it. They looked like crap compared to the LEDs in the stereo, and I wanted to keep going with the red theme. So I bought a little kit of LED bulbs (194 & 74) and the twist connectors.

They looked great in the HVAC spot, but still really dim in the cluster. I bought some "high power" bulbs with no real change. I remembered an old post I saw on the truck forum about disassembling the gauges and sanding off a blueish tint that GM left on all the numbers. So I pulled it all apart and our cars are like the trucks. So I did that to my spare cluster...and that job sucks. You have to rub all the adhesive off and and then sand it down with 400. I scraped the needles and painted them red too. And since my spare cluster didn't have the aluminum overlay it looks more stockish.

I got dimensions for the flush mount kits, and while I had it apart I cut a new trim piece and made it really thin at the "SS" to let light through. Then I made a little bracket and tied in to the head unit wiring to light it up with the dash lights. I think it looks pretty sweet!

Oh and Jihoffrey posted a link to some dash mats and I picked one up to hide the sins of my current dash, and to protect the next one that goes in. Doesn't fit too bad. I'll cut the tag off so I'm not advertising for them.

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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby woody90gtz » Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:55 pm

So...since I can never leave anything alone...it has me thinking...this might just work. I can try and cut one at work and see how it goes. Doing the red will be the bitch of it...would have to be colored by hand. Maybe I could mask & spray, then wipe with alcohol or something.
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And for future reference, I do have a high-res scan of the stock cluster if anyone needs it.
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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby 93 3.1L » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:10 pm

Are you planning on making extra to sell?



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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby Cliff8928 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:52 am

woody90gtz wrote:So...since I can never leave anything alone...it has me thinking...this might just work. I can try and cut one at work and see how it goes. Doing the red will be the bitch of it...would have to be colored by hand. Maybe I could mask & spray, then wipe with alcohol or something.
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And for future reference, I do have a high-res scan of the stock cluster if anyone needs it.
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If you have the time, I have a friend who has a printer that can do this.


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Re: Project 91 "SS" 3400/5spd

Postby DanteGTZ » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:42 am

I'd be down for one... different redline of course! :D


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