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Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by FermentedSpirit, Aug 27, 2017.
ohm out the MSD if all is good keep them
Yeah as long as there aren't any signs of excessive resistance or cracked or melted insulation, the MSD leads will be fine.
However when you get a chance swap this clamp on eye terminal for a proper crimp on one, or a premade cable from the parts store. Those are really prone to failing and aren't a great electrical connection at the best of times.
Next comes the wires and plugs. We tried testing the MSD wires that were on the car, but it was inconclusive. From what I found, they should read no more than 12,000 ohms, and I managed to get about 1,100 on one, 0 on others so I went ahead and changed them. Not ACDelco, but they came with the car so they will stay for now.
Next came the plugs which were also given with the car. We realized though that the previous owner didn't know the engine is actually a 69' and the plugs are for a 78', but the should work to at least get her running.
Whoa...is that Flamenco Red with gold metal flake nail polish ? Great choice for car color thanks for posting.
AC Delco wires are garbage. The higher the rpm's the more
resistance they get which isn't good. I bought Taylor 8.2mm Thunder Volt 84001 which have 40 ohms/ft which gives you more spark. I noticed a big difference on my 70 Z28 with
Welcome to NastyZ and good luck with your project!
My first Camaro was a 78 Sport Coupe the same color as your Z28.
It was sent to the crusher long ago but many of its parts are still keeping my 80 going strong!
Getting the trunk open was a bit of a challenge as I wasn't given the key so we took out the back seats and used a broom handle to pop it. Nothing good in there, but the trunk pan itself is in excellent shape!
As for the lock, initially we purchased a universal lock set which was total junk in my opinion. The original lock is angled slightly so trying to make the universal one fit was a pain and in the end I decided to take the original lock to a locksmith and get a key made.
Hi and welcome. One thing to do is check the rubber fuel lines there are two at the rear passenger side two under the passenger side door and two in the engine bay near the fuel pump. They are probably all dry rotted. It happened to me car would just crank and not start. I changed all six and Viola started right up. Just have to crank it for about a full minute to get the fuel pump to pull the gas from the tank
It is better to fill the float bowl through the vent tube with gas to get a quick start. It should run a couple mins at least. that will get it flowing.
Hi, great updates. I'll be watching the progress with interest.