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Forum: Fuel Injection Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By babywag
quick test... unplug/cap vacuum hose to...

quick test...
unplug/cap vacuum hose to regulator.
with no vacuum signal it should maintain it's set pressure 43.5 or 58

fire up and idle for quick check and if pressure ok take it for a short...
Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 12:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By babywag
lucky! around here that's all there is and...

lucky!
around here that's all there is and they're a royal PITA
Forum: Build Threads Today, 09:51 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 75,469
Posted By babywag
Maybe a jack in the box setup or can of snakes...

Maybe a jack in the box setup or can of snakes deal for the "curious" passenger
:lol:
Forum: General FSJ Tech Today, 09:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 86
Posted By babywag
Do the pump nozzles there have the anti-fume...

Do the pump nozzles there have the anti-fume boots on them?
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 08-03-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 75
Posted By babywag
ebay them... i have sold a ton of parts online...

ebay them...
i have sold a ton of parts online over the years.
by far highest prices i have received was using ebay.

recent...
Forum: Build Threads 08-03-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 550
Views: 44,030
Posted By babywag
sorry... forgot to warn ya about urethane...

sorry...
forgot to warn ya about urethane joys.
gotta eat your wheaties to apply it and MESSY don't even come close to describing the stuff.
ah good times don't miss having to do windshields!!
Forum: Street & Performance 08-03-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By babywag
The last guy I knew that had one hated it. Very...

The last guy I knew that had one hated it.
Very poor mpg even normal driving.
He traded it for a 470 and was happier.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-31-2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Posted By babywag
Check to see that circuit is working...

Check to see that circuit is working properly...as in no resistance dropping voltage etc.

EDIT: I used an old ac blower for my DIY heater and it puts out an insane amount of...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-29-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
pumps don't create pressure...the regulator...

pumps don't create pressure...the regulator does.
pressure shouldn't be any higher off pump in a standard return style system.
if you block return then yeah pressure will max out or if the regulator...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-29-2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
If it has a 43.5psi regulator I would not be...

If it has a 43.5psi regulator I would not be concerned with 37psi @idle.
My caprice behaves the same way and according to manual that is normal spec for idle.
It should increase with throttle or when...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-28-2020, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
One thing about fuel is it doesn't last long...

One thing about fuel is it doesn't last long these days.
a near empty tank will also absorb a boatload of water...
Any long term storage the tank should be full and treat gas.

If easy suck tank dry,...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-27-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
I am NO fitech expert! Pumps create fuel flow...

I am NO fitech expert!

Pumps create fuel flow NOT pressure. PWM drops voltage to reduce the load and HEAT on a fuel pump. It should NOT drastically alter pressure.

The regulator sets the pressure...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-27-2020, 06:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
tps in log is probably a % modern systems tend to...

tps in log is probably a %
modern systems tend to auto-zero
so 0=idle and anything above is a calculated % based on pcm/sensor reporting
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-27-2020, 05:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
most fitech(s) i have seen run pretty...

most fitech(s) i have seen run pretty rich@idle.
16/17/18 AFR won't run worth a crap and if his pressure falls with throttle it will never drive.
he'll just get lean backfires out throttle body and...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-27-2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
Pressure should not drop. If it is dropping...

Pressure should not drop.

If it is dropping either the pump or regulator isn't working properly.

The popping through throttle body is likely because it is running very lean.
Just looked @ AFR on...
Forum: Fuel Injection 07-26-2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 529
Posted By babywag
Start with basics... Check fuel pressure Check...

Start with basics...
Check fuel pressure
Check voltage @ fuel pump
Check + connections and grounds.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-26-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By babywag
since your guage is programable? maybe change...

since your guage is programable? maybe change settings?

or can shorten arm a little by putting an "S" shaped bend in it.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-24-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By babywag
1 = diff tag? 2 = valve cover bracket holds...

1 = diff tag?
2 = valve cover bracket holds harness/loom away from exhaust
Forum: General FSJ Discussion 07-24-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By babywag
Yes, but the roof is different. Later model...

Yes, but the roof is different. Later model browless roof isn't as "tall"
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-24-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By babywag
If you can swing it I would drop the pan and...

If you can swing it I would drop the pan and clean it.
All that metal winds up sitting in the bottom of pan.
If any sludgy stuff down in pan it never goes away.

@ a minimum with timing cover off...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-23-2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By babywag
That gear is roached. Common issue for some...

That gear is roached.
Common issue for some after swapping to HEI distributor.
If misaligned due to cheapnese distributor housing or hardness mismatch it doesn't take long.
Just say no to cheapnese...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-22-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By babywag
hei distributor gear misalignment/or cheap gear...

hei distributor gear misalignment/or cheap gear chewed up cam gear?
peek down hole and verify...

what does hei gear look like?
Forum: Wanted 07-22-2020, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 258
Posted By babywag
You might try a PM to SC/397 maybe he has...

You might try a PM to SC/397 maybe he has something you could use?
He is an AMC engine guru.
Forum: General Chit-Chat 07-21-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 422
Posted By babywag
A leak down test is good diagnostic too. That'll...

A leak down test is good diagnostic too.
That'll tell you how valves are sealing, and how much leakage is occurring past rings.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 07-21-2020, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 191
Posted By babywag
I do not have a canister on my 88, never noticed...

I do not have a canister on my 88, never noticed any fume stink.
I do have one on my 90. It is tee'd into PCV for purge and carb port is capped.
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