Re: Engine kills in Drive
Thanks Jeff...Here is the only history of the car that I know for sure. The car had an M21 4spd in it when I got it. It was not a running car at the time. It sat for some years but nobody knows how many. The 396 was froze up when I got it. After a couple of weeks of turning a 1/4" each day with Marvel Mystery Oil in the cylinders I got it to turn all the way around. I then got it running & it seems to be OK...Compressionwise etc. Visually it appears to have been overhauled. By that I mean it has new main seals, oil pump, timing chain & gears. The valve springs appear to be new also. Everything I can see without tearing it down leads me to believe it was overhauled & never run The clutch & pressure plate on it were also brand new, never been spun. So, to your questions. I got the 2004R from a junk yard buddy of mine. I think it came from an 88 chevy caprice. I used the converter that was with the tranny. Today I tried a different Quadrajet that I had rebuilt & it seemed to go into gear & keep running without real high idle in park. It has'nt been on the road other than a few blocks around town. As far as a lock out kit I have'nt got to that yet. I'm looking at a kit from Painlees Performance Products for $168.00. I appreciate your input as I've never done anything like this before.