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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby rm617 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:13 am

zeke wrote:Here it is ~flush with the bumper. Just concerned that when the car is stationary, exhaust will rise straight up. IDK, no experience building exhaust


Just set the idle at 4,000 rpm's, problem solved. :lol: Looks great!
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:35 am

Thanks for the kind words Phil, it has been a journey eh! Someday I will drive it again! :dance: :lol: 8)

Thanks Ron, think I'm gonna do the flush with the bumpers. The tips are weld on but I'll just do 3 tacks and leave a bit of extra pipe inside them so I can move out later if necessary.

Next round of swearing pictured below. Think I'll wait until I heat cycle the engine a few times and retorque the bolts, before installing the locks.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby SOLSAKS » Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:27 am

DANG !!!! the level of mechanical ability and ingenuity are stunning.

this is one of the baddest h bodies on the planet.

where do you work ?...NASA ??? as chief engineer ????

we need you as head of homeland defense !

i doubt there is anyone in washington with your dedication,.....and smarts !

nice work

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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:13 pm

Thanks a lot Dave! :oops: :th:

A few choice words were directed at inanimate objects today but I got the front section bolted up. If those fancy SS collector bolts were an eighth inch longer, would make it much easier to start them. The Sanderson collector flanges are fairly thick.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:39 pm

Exhaust completed finally! I don't want to crimp the mufflers onto the over-the-axle pipes to keep it easy to remove exhaust from the car. I'll add some hi temp silicone to the joint. Without doing that tho, vibration and gravity could cause the pipes to twist down into the rear end. So, I made up a double clamp to keep the pipes from turning.

last pic shows the leftovers, maybe I can make some metalart out of it. Glad this job is done
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:43 pm

:dance: :dance:
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:51 am

The word of the day is leaks :cuss:

Exhaust somewhere near drivers side header to head :bang: I followed Sanderson's instructions but maybe I made the silicone beads to high and it rolled over or something. Take it apart...

Muncie front oil seal, rear end pinion and cover seal. Gonna tackle both and the the new longer trans output yoke all at once.

Looks like my idea of adapting the a/c manifold to the Monza line isn't going to work. I'll have to have a hose made up probably.

I didn't see any coolant leaks while I had it fired briefly tho. First, I had to diagnose the no crank condition. Defective brand new ignition switch.

:rolleyes:
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby Monza Harry » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:12 pm

zeke wrote:The word of the day is leaks :cuss: Defective brand new ignition switch. :rolleyes:


The first one is pretty normal, BUT REALLY irritating! We all feel your Pain! That last one is the BIGGEST Pain especially when you did it to prevent what ends up happening anyway, :bang: again we are there with you, if only in memory/spirit! Harry
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:20 pm

Thanx for the support Harry. :th:

Exhaust leak fixed - forgot to torque the collector bolts. :oops:

Noisy valve train, gonna try adjusting rockers with engine running and see if it quiets up. Made a holy valve cover.
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Short clip of exhaust sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SABJFZsuOw
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Re: zeke's Monza

Postby zeke » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:18 pm

Go to start engine and battery is dead again. :bang: Time to figure out this problem. Hook up ammeter between car and battery and it shows 270mA of draw with ignition off. Try unplugging a few things but no change. Consult with Spencer and find out 60mA is normal with an ECM and Autostart module, he suggests feeling relays after cars been off a while to see if any are warm. Sure enough, one relay I installed is warm.

This relay is energised by the ACC circuit and allows operation of the dome lamp from the headlight switch. (I've killed batteries in the past forgetting to to turn off) Pulled the relay and test light shows ACC power at the coil terminal. Cycled the ignition switch and power is not on the terminal. At this point I realize the ignition switch is out of adjustment and was probably the reason the new one wasn't making connection to the S terminal at the opposite end of it's travel. I never did actually check the new switch (duh) so I stuck the ohmeter on it and it tests fine.

Re-installed the new ign switch, adjusted it on the column to the other end and car's standby draw is down to 80mA and starter engages. :dance: I have a couple other modules that draw ~20mA so gonna put a battery tender on the car somewhere and plug it in when not driving.

Sacrificed another cheap wrench to help setting the roller rocker lock nuts.

The battle continues....
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