Hi from Germany

Discussion in 'general muscle car related info' started by 55C150, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    my name ist Markus. I own a 1955 Chevrolet 150 with new Blueprint 355 SBC crate engine, Muncie M20 4 Speed, 1960 3.55 Posi Trac rear end. New springs, shocks (Ridetech), front sway bar, PU bushings, Cal Tracs at the rear. New wiring, with fuses not like original. I rebuild the car the last 2.5 years.
    I live in Teltow, Germany. It is near Berlin, the Capitol of Germany where I was born (on the West Side).
    My first american car was a 1969 Chevrolet EL Camino in 1994. After that I build a 1931 Ford A Coupe Hot Rod in traditional 50's Style (Flathead V8 8BA, 3" top chop, '51 F1 rear end) and a 1928 Ford A roadster Pick Up Hot Rod.
     
  2. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    welcome too the web site!
    posting clear detailed pictures of your project cars would be great !
     
  3. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

  4. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

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    55C150 Well-Known Member

  6. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

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    I modified the Holley 1850 carb with a qucik fuel vacuum diagraphm. I changed the jets to 64 (65 was from factory), the accelerator pump nozzle is now a .35 and I used the blue cam. Reason was a bog at off idle accelaration, it is better but not perfect. I tried intake vacuum instead of ported and made different total timings (32-34 at 3500rpm), but still a little bog at traffic acceleration.
    I don't want to drill out the idle restrictors, so I was thinking about to selling the carb and buy a Speed Demon where I can change everything for better tune up. My cam has 229/230@50 duration.
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    GREAT PICTURES!!!
    btw if you can add any info or tips youve learned while working on that project car..


    many guys are forced to learn how too weld auto body sheet metal,
    simply due to the high cost of professional body shop labor charges.
    Owning A decent MIG or TIG welder and acquiring the skills too use it effectively,
    and taking the time and effort to research and learn the skills
    goes a long way to reducing muscle car body, restoration costs
    the more all of us, that have learned too do body work, take the time and effort, too,
    share the welding and body sheet metal and paint related,
    tips and skills we have learned ,the better off this hobby will be


    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/source-for-muscle-car-bodys.11722/#post-39220

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...on-welding-in-auto-floor-pan.9263/#post-33409

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/welding-auto-sheet-metal.4604/#post-12281

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/carb-tuning-info-and-links.109/

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/useful-mig-weld-info.441/#post-1436

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/pop-rivet-tools.2750/#post-46136

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.com/index.php?threads/access-to-weld-car-body.12826/#post-66325

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...ol-for-auto-body-panel-work.12571/#post-64082
     
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  8. chromebumpers

    chromebumpers solid fixture here in the forum Staff Member

    Welcome Markus!
    It's obvious you have great talent and a true recognition of the classics. Thanks for sharing your photos with us.

    Rich
     
  9. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

    My father worked here in Berlin for GM, the factory was closed after the german reunion in 1990. They made engine Parts here, like bearings (Clevite77) and stuff like that.
     
  10. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    It certainly looks like your doing a fine job on the restoration.
     
  11. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

    Here is something else.
    I am adjusting the idle with the secondary throttle stop and adjust the primary side to the square of the transfer slot.
    To adjust the idle that way, I put a M5x20 screw with lock nut in the thread. It is the same thread size so no problem there. This way is easier than an allen screw or stuff like that.

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  12. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

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    Cal Tracs Style
     
  13. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Welcome to the website !!!

    I'm wondering why you don't want to drill the carburetor? I know it sounds risky, but
    check out what I did and see what you think after that. I drilled the passages by hand
    and some with a drill press, so it can be done.

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...gine-project-dart-shp.3814/page-87#post-46618

    Then go here to see what all can be done with the extra adjustments that can be
    made afterwards.

    http://garage.grumpysperformance.co...bucket-dart-400-cuin-engine.11433/#post-52558

    With all the very nice work you have already done, I bet you could do it ..... if
    so inclined.
    .
     
  14. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

    The problem is not the work. The problem is to get the right drill and the parts if I make a failure. Here in germany we have the metric system and we have no Parts Store here that had the parts. The acceleration pump cams and nozzles came from Canada. I can buy carbs and a lot of other parts here but the little things for fine tuning are difficult to get here.
     
  15. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

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  16. Indycars

    Indycars Administrator Staff Member

    Seems like you would at least have in your toolbox a set of inch drills to work on an
    American car. Drills, brass set screws and allen wrenches is all you need. Not trying
    to be pushy, just wondering how you would work on an American car with just
    Metric tools.
     
  17. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    Theres zero doubt youll need both sets of tooling,
    I think METRIC tools are slowly becoming rather common, and mandatory ,
    over here, in America also,
    as most of the more modern cars are assembled with metric fasteners.
    I know I have thousands of dollars invested in
    both S.A.E and metric tooling, sets of sockets .
    , Allen keys drill bits,and wrenches
     
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  18. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

    If have Snap On inch tools for more than twenty years in my garage. Some inch sizes are very similar with metric sizes like 7/16 - 11mm, 1/2"-13mm, 9/16-14mm and 5/8"-16mm. That is not the problem, you can buy this tools here. But same with the fine tuning parts, if you want a not so common tool like these small drills, you have to import it.
    I have a friend who gets regularly parts and cars from the U.S.A, he has an dealer account at Summit Racing, Speedway Motors and more Stores (his uncle lives in North Carolina). He organized everything to transport my 55 from Indianapolis to my home.
     
  19. 55C150

    55C150 Well-Known Member

    I switched to a 9.5 power valve today on the Holley. Now I have no problems with off idle stumble anymore. But I still want an other carb for the car. This is a temporary solution. When I have enough money collected I will buy a new carb.
     
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  20. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    I'm glad to hear your making progress!
    and trust me,....your not hardly alone in needing to wait between projects,
    due to financial reasons
     

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