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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

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      11-14-2011 06:33 PM #211


      opened up the airbox a bit more....and added the metal tube to promote cooler air....a bit...lol...

      and swapped the throttle body, this is off a 16v i think....had to swap out the guts on the smaller port, and grind down the intake manifold a bit, gasket matched to the new throttle body...

      runs nice, harder now...fast....and it sounds mean....but now i have a whistle somewhere....vacuum leak i cant find.....

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      11-14-2011 07:10 PM #212
      correction...its not leaking air.....its a whistle coming from inside the TB....on the smaller port side it has a piece of metal screwed to the butterfly plate on the smaller side...dunno what its for, but i left it alone....
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-14-2011 at 07:39 PM.

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      11-14-2011 07:43 PM #213
      another question......my Frequency Valve buzzes infrequently, at idle it stops and the ide gets rough.....when i hit the gas, it starts back up.....and smooths out....its a pain in the ass when leaving a light it hesitates because its not getting fuel pressure....can i clean this, or do i need a new one...?


      oh, and do i need the vacuum stuff behind the intake mani>?...it looks like EGR stuff....line from the intake to a plug in thingy, then to the intake.....can i remove that crap?
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      11-14-2011 08:29 PM #214




      looks all good...., i cant see anything out of place.....

      this is the EGR looking crap i wanna lose....

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      11-14-2011 09:44 PM #215
      ok took it all off again....added a cork gasket pancaked with the paper one....adjusted my throttle cable, clutch cable, and accidentally moved the looped power steering lines out of the way of my shifter linkage, which i guess had been against them since ive had it.....and HOLY CRAP....it ran awesome, throttle response is amazing....the pedal is super responsive and it shifted so freekan nice....i feel dumb about the hoses and linkage but i never noticed it....

      i still have that strange whistle at different points in the throttle...usually just above idle....but it didnt seem to affect drivability...so i guess ill just let it go for now until i can find the source...


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      11-15-2011 12:32 AM #216
      identified the "EGR looking crap"........its the auxiliary air regulator.....guess i gotta keep it.....lol..

      the issue i now see, is that the pigtail going into it....is broken, one of the wires is disconnected....
      so i suppose ill fix that....
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-15-2011 at 12:35 AM.

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      11-15-2011 02:01 PM #217
      also had a low pulsing idle....figured out the the port pictured on the new TB that i capped......needs to be open for idle...oops....its open now, i may route it into the intake...not sure yet...

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      11-15-2011 02:10 PM #218
      Avid follower of this thread. not that my opinion matters much, but I like your cabbie and your unique style, I love that you used a disabled parking sign for your skid plate... reminds me of another forum I'm on... anyway, keep up the good work... I'm sure at some point I will have an issue with my cabbie and I will refer to your posts for reference. lol!
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      11-15-2011 03:31 PM #219
      thanks alot man!!!....

      im at the moment cleaning up and painting my center console/gauge bezels....ill post when im done, im taking pics all the way through....

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      11-15-2011 03:48 PM #220
      What are you painting the console with? I just tried my hand at painting my side mirrors black and I used a flexable bumper paint that seems to be working really well... Curious about the console...
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      11-15-2011 09:10 PM #221
      pics up in 5..

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      11-15-2011 09:18 PM #222
      sanded and painted the bezels....and washed and cleared the console.....easy breazy....and it came out good i think....










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      11-15-2011 09:22 PM #223
      went to my buddies shop to weld the exhaust....and saw this in the yard......i may get it off him...


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      11-15-2011 09:32 PM #224
      now for the exhaust.....looks cool/funny, sounds good....not as loud as i thought......heres the story in pictures.....the bad...we pulled it to far to the side, and now it leaks a bit at the mani to downpipe flange....














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      11-15-2011 09:49 PM #225
      I'm digging the shopping cart welding cart, and the cabby too of course

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      11-15-2011 10:57 PM #226
      Whats the news on the Roof rack?
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      11-16-2011 12:07 AM #227
      tomorrow we start i think
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-16-2011 at 12:19 AM.

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      11-16-2011 02:46 AM #228
      Lmao that side exit exhaust is silly!
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      11-16-2011 09:54 AM #229
      right.....lol....the pipe looks rad...but its goofy as ****....hahaha.....sounds cool though..and it doesnt drone bad either, its not under the car....

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      11-16-2011 11:28 AM #230
      well its official.....the flange to the manifold, and gasket are shot now.... permanent leak until i replace parts....but the good news....i have a header......sooooooo

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      11-16-2011 11:40 AM #231
      looking at the header, i think its wrong.....the space in the center is larger between tubes.....looks like im gonna be getting a new gasket instead.....ugh

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      11-16-2011 11:48 AM #232
      Man digging on it...pretty sweet, also I think I may steal your Cabbie tattoo idea for my first tat, yeah I am 30 but that seams like a good first tat oh and yeah build that rack

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      11-16-2011 01:33 PM #233
      well im gonna hit home depot, i think and build it myself for the show...the guy doing mine cant right now....gay!!.....oh well...

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      11-16-2011 01:46 PM #234
      what is this from?
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 11-16-2011 at 01:49 PM.

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      11-16-2011 07:06 PM #235
      My exhaust ran like that on my '34 and I hated that I had to clean my wheel and paint all the time... just a heads up.
      Last edited by little red cabbie; 11-16-2011 at 07:09 PM.
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      11-16-2011 07:09 PM #236
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      what is this from?
      It looks like a blue ? mark to me...

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      11-17-2011 08:09 AM #237
      finished building my roof rack last night......at 330 am......wake up at 730am.....ITS ****ING POORING.....car is full of water.....
      anyhow...heres a teaser....

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      11-17-2011 08:11 AM #238
      20bucks at HomeDepot......1/2 inch conduit....2bucks for 10' stick....needed 3....some bolts...another piece of tubing for a sleeve for the small support bits....and an old pallet from Publix....

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      11-17-2011 08:24 AM #239
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      ITS ****ING POORING.....car is full of water.....
      anyhow...heres a teaser....
      Buy fish. And f*ck teasers, post up closer, more detailed pics!

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      11-17-2011 08:28 AM #240
      Boo on rain and boo on non close ups

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      11-17-2011 08:29 AM #241
      i got to load them.....gimme a sec...im drying off my seats.....lol

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      11-17-2011 08:30 AM #242
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      i got to load them.....gimme a sec...im drying off my seats.....lol
      Haha. It looks good, sucks about the rain :-/ guessing it doesn't hinge yet?

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      11-17-2011 08:35 AM #243
      on to the pics!!!!!!!

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      11-17-2011 08:37 AM #244
      we painted my buddys hood.....rock.



      heres a few i took while i was making it...ill get better ones today, in the light..





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      11-17-2011 08:38 AM #245
      Quote Originally Posted by VWeisgerber View Post
      Haha. It looks good, sucks about the rain :-/ guessing it doesn't hinge yet?
      nope....ill get to it.....its gonna be tricky.

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