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  1. Imp558

    3.1 Plugs and Wires

    Isn't there something about putting a couple notches in the front of the cowl that the seal hides to get useful trajectory with a bunch of extensions on a 60*?
  2. I don't know what this is, it came tossed in with some door handles I bought from a cat. If it's of significant value to someone PM me a shipping address, willing to trade for imaginary pat on the back.
  3. That's what I thought, and probably displaced by a car stereo dash kit so someone should need it to go back to stock.
  4. Imp558

    2000 impala 3400

    That's an incredibly complicated question.
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    2000 impala 3400

    I'm guessing a pcm that's very confused is the problem.
  6. Imp558

    2000 impala 3400

    Perhaps a few more detailed description of the problem, assuming there's already a key involved.
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    Welcome New Members

    We've had an influx of new members due to another forum falling and I thought it might be a cool idea to do a little thread to help new members acclimate. First of all, I'm really sorry GPF went down and took all the knowledge that was amassed there with it. If this forum went down I'd be devastated. I sincerely hope it bounces back before the domain expires. So.... We have a "New Member Introductions" area to introduce yourselves if you'd like to post: Here on we use the "Whatever" thread as kind of a wall to chit chat and just hang out: -I wouldn't advise starting on the first page since it's been running for years. There's a gallery feature associated with our accounts that we can make use of, most of us run a thread on our cars so others can chime in with advice and comments in the "Member's Rides" section: There's a section to run a thread on our non- W-Body cars as well: Our "Write-Up" section is a little elusive but it's pretty good. For whatever reason or another they are in the "Faq's" section: Our FAQ's section is limited to posting by staff, if you'd like to do a write-up just put it in the appropriate section and staff will move it if it's appropriate. We meet IRL at least once a year, typically it's along the great lakes but members from other areas can organize meets in different locations if there's interest: So welcome new members to, a close network of friends. Tom
  8. Well, I promised a write up, this isn't exactly worthy due to it's lack of complexity but here goes... There are several Walbro 255 pumps with different alignments and such. the P/N that works for us is: F20000169 Mine came with an install kit from TRE Performance: 400-1016 I paid $87.00 for mine off Ebay, which was the best price I found. Everything I needed was in the kit when it came plus a few extras, the parts I used were the plug adapter harness, the rubber grommet thing for the bottom, filter sock, and high pressure hose and hose clamps. I'm not going to get into dropping the tank and re-installing, or even extracting the pump assembly from the tank aside from 2 things. 1) of the 3 lines in front of the tank, only remove the pressure and return, easily identified with quick connects at/by the filter. The line that is just coupled with rubber tube goes to the canister and passes right over the tank without connecting to it. 2) when re-installing the pump assembly watch tapping the lock ring, it's a bit smaller than it really could be and it has a tendency to unseat in one of the 3 places just before it's finally tight. Okay, now my pump was already replaced with a Bosch pump, and there was a wiring adapter there but I ran the new one with the kit anyway. These comparison pictures are of the Bosch, which was sold as a direct replacement. Here's the Bosch still on the pump assembly, also curious to see what you guys theorize that piece of machinery in the background is: Here's a couple shots of both pumps side by side: I said it was an easy swap, they're the same form factor. Here's the Walbro with the rubber grommet doodle they supplied, good fit on the bottom of our assembly: The rest is just as obvious, cut the supplied hose and couple it to where the pulse dampener is attached. It came with 2 clamps so I pulled some out of a drawer and put 2 more on just for luck. To look at everything the pulse dampener could be utilized, but it's not exactly the most secure connection on that thing so the hose seemed like a better bet. And here's a shot of the jumper plug thing that plugged right in to the car's existing fuel pump plug on one end and the Walbro on the other, the Bosch had the same thing: Not shown is my fuel pressure, the cheap Chinese adjustable regulator was incapable of lowering the pressure below 100 lbs, so I stuck a stock rail back on it for now, I may get a nice regulator for it in the near future. With the stock L67 regulator my idle pressure at full vacuum is 47, where factory was about 35 in my car before, and WOT no vacuum pressure is 52 where factory in my car was 47. Idle Pressure: Stock: 35 Walbro 255: 47 WOT Pressure: Stock: 47 Walbro 255: 52 Walbro P/N: F20000169 Install kit: 400-1016
  9. Imp558

    Writeup: First Gen Walbro 255 Install FWIW

    Update: Make certain you're getting a walbro, these years later I realize my pump didn't actually have any identification on it and may indeed have been a knockoff. Knockoffs do happen.
  10. Imp558

    Found the leak...

    I see stuff like that and always think there's a story behind the ridiculous. Like an engineer who was pissed off at work and decided GM was going to make 40,000 big long stupid tubes because he couldn't get the vacation week he wanted. Or maybe something failed late in the game in R&D so someone randomly grabbed a hunk of tube and it managed to make it to production.
  11. Imp558

    New to this forum

    Welcome aboard!
  12. That doesn't make sense, they should be looser when the cam rools to 0 lift. I guess if that's the way it's done....
  13. Imp558

    New to the site!

    I'll pm you tonight, have to dye the dash so color isn't of importance to me, neither are scratches.
  14. Imp558

    New to the site!

    If you know what the donors were I can give you the information to test those.
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    New to the site!

    A HUD bezel like you have there, I have a HUD from a later one but need a bezel to modify.
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    New to the site!

    Jihgety, if you want to sell a HUD assembly I'd be interested, I need a bezel.
  17. If you're torquing rocker arms and setting valve lash they get torqued with the lifter riding on the bottom of the lobe.
  18. Imp558

    I own a 90 TGP....again

    If you can't access FAQs I'll put it in there for you.
  19. The courtesy lights come on if the door handle is moved. That switch in the handle must be shorted. It won't hurt anything to leave it unplugged. Your BCM should turn the courtesy lights off after like 15 minutes even if a switch is telling it to turn them on.
  20. Imp558

    I own a 90 TGP....again

    I was planning on the MCSS/Impala COP special stuff but I'm open to something more bizarre too.
  21. Imp558

    I own a 90 TGP....again

    When you do the brake swap could you take a few pictures and do a little write-up of sorts? That would be a really interesting thread...
  22. Imp558

    Front suspension fail

    Testing hub assemblies is easy. Jack the car up, grab the wheel at 12 & 6, push with one hand and pull with the other and if you can rock the wheel at all the bearing is bad. Hub assemblies are not hard to replace and all four should be checked periodically. Early warning sign is a sound sort of like a plane taking off while driving.
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    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Erie has a paved oval, a dirt oval, and a dragstrip. Our dragstrip is garbage though.
  24. Imp558

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Oh that's right, that's still in play.
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    W-body Nationals June 2019

    You're a member. If you'd like to start a thread to gauge interest in a southern meet there might be one. It would be cool if we had something southern.