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    I had a good day putting my tanks inc fuel pump in, it really did not go too bad. I will be able to use most of my original hard line
    To go up to the sniper unit. I thought the engine bay looked pretty gross so I tore the fender wells out and took all the brackets off so I can power wash it off and repaint most of it. The brake booster and master cylinder need a paint job the worst. I put the newly painted intake on to seal up the motor so I can power wash it off, I couldn't help but set the sniper on it.

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    Should look real nice once you're through. Bit of crud in the tank!?!?! How did you get it out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    I had a good day putting my tanks inc fuel pump in, it really did not go too bad. I will be able to use most of my original hard line
    To go up to the sniper unit. I thought the engine bay looked pretty gross so I tore the fender wells out and took all the brackets off so I can power wash it off and repaint most of it. The brake booster and master cylinder need a paint job the worst. I put the newly painted intake on to seal up the motor so I can power wash it off, I couldn't help but set the sniper on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Should look real nice once you're through. Bit of crud in the tank!?!?! How did you get it out?
    It's a 4 1/2 inch hole so it was pretty easy to get my whole arm in to vacuum it and wipe everything clean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmustang View Post
    Keep going, it will be less for me to have to do once you give in to temptation and sell it to me


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    You must have taken some advice from Ryan, he kept hounding me until I finally sold him my Camaro lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    You must have taken some advice from Ryan, he kept hounding me until I finally sold him my Camaro lol
    Ryan is just an amateur, I recently took possession of a car I've been chasing after since 1996.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrmustang View Post
    Ryan is just an amateur, I recently took possession of a car I've been chasing after since 1996.


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    What did you get?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    What did you get?
    Started a stand alone thread for the answer so as to not take away from your build thread.

    CLICK HERE



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    Getting a bit further on the Sniper. Got the motor bay cleaned up a bit and getting some wires run. I'm trying to hide the Sniper and the Dual Spark the best I can, I am having trouble finding a hiding spot for the coil. I don't know what the deal is but I work on it for a couple hours a few nights a week and that's about it. I used to work on these things till midnight and drink a 6 pack and smoke 1/2 pack of cigs to help keep me occupied. I suppose getting on the upper side of my 40's is different than my 20's
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    Engine bay is way better.

    Looking forward to seeing how the sniper works out. Are you going to use the timing control or just use the injection part?

    I've been kicking around using using a sniper on the the old Hemi I'm currently building so I'm definitely interesting in seeing what your impressions are.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P View Post
    Engine bay is way better.

    Looking forward to seeing how the sniper works out. Are you going to use the timing control or just use the injection part?

    I've been kicking around using using a sniper on the the old Hemi I'm currently building so I'm definitely interesting in seeing what your impressions are.



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    I'm using the timing control as well, I figured I might as well not do it halfway. I'm on a Holley sniper page and I've watched a ton of videos on tuning. It might be a bit overwhelming for me so I might pay The $550 to have it dyno tuned, not completely decided yet. I guess the guys really good at it. Don't look at the Holley Facebook page if you want to feel confident about your purchase, there's a lot of people talking crap about them. From what I've read and noticed, most are from poor wiring on their installs, I guess when you go to a tech page you're only going to hear about problems lol. On regular car groups, people give them awsome reviews.
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    I'm looking forward to hearing about your Sniper experience, too! One thing I learned is the importance of running the ECU power direct from the battery post. I have a 00 gauge cable running from the battery in the trunk to a bulkhead connector up front, bottom of the firewall to go inside, which also feeds the starter. I figured it was "good enough" considering voltage drop but was having starting problems. An Edelbrock Tech was logged onto my ECU, watching as I cranked it and said my injector voltage was dropping to just over 9V, not enough to fire every lick. A #10 direct to the battery fixed it!
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    Roger, what Edelbrock set up do you have? The pro Flow 4? I am taking no chances with grounds and power, everything going to be by the book on this one.
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    We're back to timing on the T/A I got the Hyperspark and Sniper installed so I can mess with the timing with a keyboard now. I'm finding out my engine likes to ping pretty easy while I'm trying to mimic my mechanical & vacuum curve. My question is on a mechanical dist, if the mechanical advance it at maxed out at 34 with the weights, does the vacuum advance it 10 or so deg above that if the vacuum is available at cruising speeds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 53 Chevy5 View Post
    Roger, what Edelbrock set up do you have? The pro Flow 4? I am taking no chances with grounds and power, everything going to be by the book on this one.
    Seth, I'm sorry, I missed your post/question. It's the ProFlow XT from 10 years ago. They only did 10 for the small block Ford engine, and discontinued it, I believe due to flow distribution issues in the tunnel ram type manifold.
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