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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-88-GM-...6/330923861910




    I may look into these in the future as the JC whitney ones are no longer available. This last set was installed some time around 2010.

    These look nice despite being a GM part..should fit the bill.
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    Looks good! Nice work.

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    Great work as usual David.

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    Thanks guys.

    Quick tip for those struggling with deteriorating door panel backing material...you know the thin cardboard that the door panel Christmas tree clips hold onto...HOT GLUE


    A dab of hot glue will hold the clip in place on the door panel and fix your issues. No more clips falling out and your door panel will stay secure to your cars door.
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    you can also coat the whole back with fiber glass resin for extra moisture protection

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    Quote Originally Posted by 87gtVIC View Post
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1978-88-GM-...6/330923861910




    I may look into these in the future as the JC whitney ones are no longer available. This last set was installed some time around 2010.

    These look nice despite being a GM part..should fit the bill.
    Those look more proper than the ones you have on there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rellik god View Post
    you can also coat the whole back with fiber glass resin for extra moisture protection
    Ohh. Nice. Havent thought of that. Should give it some support as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by 86VickyLX View Post
    Those look more proper than the ones you have on there.
    Agreed. They most certainly do. One problem....these operate fine and have been the style I have been using since forever...Dad had a set of these installed before I got the car. I remember these since 2000 at least. Its on the list. I will eventually pick up the set and install if I need to take door panels off again....or once door panels come off again.
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    Took the car out for the first drive of the season.

    Quick video of the highlights....





    Definitely failed on getting a good line lock video. Will need a rear mounted camera for sure. The smoke cloud is insanely big. Line lock is nuts.









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    listening to that AOD do it's 1-2 slop is hilarious, but it shifts exactly like mine does.

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    Cool vids. Sounds vicious.
    Are you pumping the brakes up before you engage the LL?

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    Man that sounds good. That would be one car I could appreciate blowing by me on the expressway.

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    This reminds me... I need to post a new WOT shift vid of my car. The trans tune I did is working like a champ. The shifts are firm and quick, but not harsh.

    Also... I love your car.

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    That is indeed a good looking car. You have an aero rear end in that, right? I see the rear wheels actually look flush with the body compared to my box.
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    Mhhhm boy now that's a good sounding 302! Loud and proud. I'm really happy for you mang; the ARP head bolt fiasco and multiple rounds of troubleshooting earlier sounded like a major slice of PITA bread. She's back in action though. Between the warmed over motor and the upcoming 5 speed (which assuredly has less parasitic losses in gear vs an AOD), you're primed to have a rip-roaring good time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    listening to that AOD do it's 1-2 slop is hilarious, but it shifts exactly like mine does.
    The transmission is hanging in there. Admittingly it does not get to much use. I did 522 miles last year.

    Quote Originally Posted by mitymerc View Post
    Cool vids. Sounds vicious.
    Are you pumping the brakes up before you engage the LL?
    Thanks Jim

    Nope. Just hold to floor HARD then engaging switch and letting off brake pedal. The RPMs sky rocket so fast I am just letting the switch off within seconds of starting. Its not rolling at all though while LL is engaged.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kodachrome Wolf View Post
    Man that sounds good. That would be one car I could appreciate blowing by me on the expressway.
    Thanks. Appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by sly View Post
    This reminds me... I need to post a new WOT shift vid of my car. The trans tune I did is working like a champ. The shifts are firm and quick, but not harsh.

    Also... I love your car.
    Thank you.

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    That is indeed a good looking car. You have an aero rear end in that, right? I see the rear wheels actually look flush with the body compared to my box.
    Thanks. I have hub centric spacers in the rear to make it look less topsy turvy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hearsesrock427 View Post
    Mhhhm boy now that's a good sounding 302! Loud and proud. I'm really happy for you mang; the ARP head bolt fiasco and multiple rounds of troubleshooting earlier sounded like a major slice of PITA bread. She's back in action though. Between the warmed over motor and the upcoming 5 speed (which assuredly has less parasitic losses in gear vs an AOD), you're primed to have a rip-roaring good time.
    Thanks for the nice words. It was definitely tough and extremely irritating at times. For now things are holding together. The 5 speed should be mega fun and give a HUGE seat of the pants difference in performance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadget73 View Post
    listening to that AOD do it's 1-2 slop is hilarious, but it shifts exactly like mine does.
    That seems to be the deal with every AOD powered car I've ever driven, except for Vicky's (before I opted for a 4r70w). Even before the silverfox valve body, that transmission always had a very crisp and quick 1-2 shift.
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    I like how your CV sounds just like an 80's Fox Body on deceleration

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    Quote Originally Posted by packman View Post
    I like how your CV sounds just like an 80's Fox Body on deceleration
    Thanks. She is mean.
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    Default Trailer Light Power Module and Bracket

    Today I swapped on my favorite wheels in preparation for summer:



    I also installed my trailer harness and 4 flat mounting bracket.

    Easy install. Everything I needed (aside from power) was located right behind the drivers side taillight. I then mounted the trailer harness module in the quarter panel well behind the carpets. I used a 10x24 nutsert for that. I used silicone around the nutsert before installing and antiseize on the threads of the bolt.



    Power was stolen from my latest under hood fuse box. Fuse three is now for the trailer light module. 15amp fuse. I will only keep it energized when I need to. Otherwise the fuse is riding in the glove box.



    I drilled a hole and chopped off the trailer plug and used a grommet to run the trailer harness out to the trailer hitch. I used two 8x32 nutserts with p clamps to secure the harness out of the way. Again I installed with silicone and screws were antiseized.



    I drilled and tapped two 10x24 holes in the trailer hitch for mounting the 4-flat trailer harness bracket for a nice clean install.





    I used a Tekonsha 119147 trailer light power module and a Tow-Ready 118149 4-Flat Universal Mounting Bracket. I have zero complaints.
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    Do you keep the tires on the wheels or do a re-mount at home?

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