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  1. #16
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    What size engine is that on?
    My gauge is connected to the vacuum tree on the firewall. I have an auto meter boost gauge that does not "0" when I shut down the car. I always wondered if it was off a bit. I just had the car dyno tuned for the second time due to a conservative tune because I was having spark blow out and cooling issues during the first. It was only off about 1#.
    I'm running a cooler as well and the head unit is very hot to the touch. Though my intake temps weren't bad. It was a 92 degree day & it never went over 180. I'm toying with getting a larger cooler. What fluid do you use? I use B&M trickshift

  2. #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winchester73 View Post
    What size engine is that on?
    My gauge is connected to the vacuum tree on the firewall. I have an auto meter boost gauge that does not "0" when I shut down the car. I always wondered if it was off a bit. I just had the car dyno tuned for the second time due to a conservative tune because I was having spark blow out and cooling issues during the first. It was only off about 1#.
    I'm running a cooler as well and the head unit is very hot to the touch. Though my intake temps weren't bad. It was a 92 degree day & it never went over 180. I'm toying with getting a larger cooler. What fluid do you use? I use B&M trickshift
    It is a 306 SBF. My current sunpro gauge sits at -1 with the engine off too. I bought a VDO boost-only gauge that should be here today. I currently have type F ATF in the unit as recommended by Craig Conley and Cundn Racing. I have had both synthetic and non-synthetic B&M in it previously, and will probably replace the ATF with the B&M synthetic again here shortly. I really need to get the intake into the fender. Right now it's right above the headers, which I'm sure is not helping with my intake temps.

  3. #18
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    How does the synthetic B&M work? Have you seen in apart after using synthetic? Does it run cooler? Originally I figured synthetic was the way to go.
    But I have always read on this forum not to use synthetic but there was a guy on here that swore by it and even said Craig at PW recommended it. There's some contradicting information here when you start reading the older posts.
    I'm running a 4" power pipe but I have no idea if it helped since it was always on their. To me the stock air box works better then most of the CAI kits sold. I don't like the filter just sitting in the engine bay uncovered. Imo its grabbing all that hot air. But then again, I see them all the time on other cars.

  4. #19
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    1). Go back to the synthetic B&M Trick Shift. None better .

    2) oBoost gauge probe should be right at the blower case exit where the boost reference line is going to the fuel pump. You will T off of the same line.

    3) you must have a cam with a wide lobe separation angle (LSA). A very good cam with the vintage ball drive Paxton, is the old 289 HiPo K code cam. Compcam sells a good replica of them. The so called power cams all have narrow LSA's and will contribute to the low boost numbers you are seeing

    Z

    '65 K code

  5. #20
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    Interestingly, without changing anything else, I replaced the type F with synthetic B&M this weekend and lost 1.5 PSI. I was getting 6PSI with the type F, and only 4.5PSI with the synthetic B&M.

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    B&M Trick Shift is not synthetic. In fact you don't want to run synthetic in a ball-drive blower. The drive mechanism relies on some friction being present - eliminating it can have a negative effect on the amount of boost the blower can produce.

    Stick with either regular Type F fluid or original B&M Trick Shirt. Do not use a synthetic fluid.

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