This weather is stupid. The other day it was 72. Today? Snowing.
I finished welding the passenger side slider, got it in primer, and its now in the process of being painted:
Its too wet to really work outside, so i made some changes to the engine tune. Adjusted the VE table slightly, and turned up the priming pulse, which should help with the long crank to start. Im going to have to take it for another test drive once the sliders are done so i can see if it helped any.
I also removed the vacuum modulator:
That little setscrew in the top adjusts when the shifts occur, and at what rpm. Screw it in, and it will shift harder and later. The black stripe modulator is supposed to be the firmest, and its also supposed to be what came in the trucks altho with the condition mine is in, who knows! Could very well be original from '89. So i got a new one and slapped it in today:
Fair warming; i didnt know ATF would come pouring out of the hole! Probably should have seen that coming, but i never said i was all that smart!
Im not sure if mine was bad or just old & out of adjustment (i have never replaced it, and that trans went in back in 2012 i think), but the shifts are pretty mushy. With the new converter from Broader Performance, and the shiftkit from TransGo i installed during the engine rebuild so youd think it would shift firm but it doesnt at all, so hopefully this will help some.