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Offline bullboy0852

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87 R/C project
« on: March 24, 2015, 11:37:31 am »
Ill get some pics up once i get home, workin on a towboat atm. I started reconstruction on my 87 about a year ago, small budget so slow progress but its come a long ways from dying on the side of the road and carrying oil and water around. So far, and not in any particular order, ive replaced- water pump, fuel pump, timing cover gasket, intake manifold, carburetor, tires, all u joints, fluids, radiator, radio, dimmer switch, headers, and exhaust. Think i got it all. Still a long way to go, about to swap the steering shaft to the borgeson when i get home and swap to a single piece speedo cable.

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2015, 11:46:21 am »
Nice... Glad to see another one rescued.... What area you in??
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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2015, 06:12:17 pm »
Welcome to the site.  :wave:

All three of mine were rescues too.  Some of them need more rescuing than others.  :laughing7:

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2015, 11:43:08 am »
Im up around Livingston area, near ace

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2015, 07:52:51 pm »
Good lookin' RC... take care of it  :13:
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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2015, 08:49:38 pm »
It looks good from far away lol bought it with rattle can paint job so its got some rust.

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #6 on: March 26, 2015, 08:54:04 pm »
I need some tips, even before i put the 35s on it it just has no balls. Edelbrock performer intake, performer carb, headers, maybe just gears but im hitting 3500 rpms at 75mph

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #7 on: March 26, 2015, 10:02:56 pm »
Mine has 3.55's and hits about the same rpms at 75.  I have a tach and keep it at 3 grand or less.   Otherwise, it starts eating a lot of gas and gradually warm up a bit. Speed ends up about 65 -70.
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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #8 on: March 26, 2015, 10:19:01 pm »
I have a tach too, i push mine to 5k sometimes. I put a 3 core radiator from a 360 on it and mine doesn't warm up anymore, mostly the larger tranny cooling capacity helped with that.

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #9 on: March 26, 2015, 10:20:03 pm »
And as for gas, ill just keep feedin it. :)

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #10 on: March 26, 2015, 10:22:55 pm »
But uphill is pitiful, takeoff is pitiful. Jumps out of its shoes in low but in high its just not what i expected.

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #11 on: March 27, 2015, 12:04:32 am »
you need a cam... that or a 408  :laughing7:
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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #12 on: March 27, 2015, 06:19:24 am »
I was afraid someone would say that, ive never installed or adjusted a cam have you?

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #13 on: March 27, 2015, 07:29:27 am »
Also, keep seeing pics of these deep cupholders, definitely want to do that!

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Re: 87 R/C project
« Reply #14 on: March 27, 2015, 09:10:39 am »
Also, keep seeing pics of these deep cupholders, definitely want to do that!

A screwdriver and a butter knife carefully popped them out. Lot cheaper than buying another console.
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