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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2022, 02:04 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,520
Posted By 283SD
I ran welding cable from the battery in the r/r...

I ran welding cable from the battery in the r/r butt cheek to the starter, I don't know what gauge wire it is, the O/D is about 3/4", added 10lbs.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-07-2022, 12:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 522
Posted By 283SD
Bad U joints?

Bad U joints?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-03-2022, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 424
Posted By 283SD
Weld a nut with a hole big enough to fit over the...

Weld a nut with a hole big enough to fit over the head of bolt to the bolt [MIG], the heat will help free it up and you will have a hex to turn it. I have done this more times than I can remember,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,479
Posted By 283SD
Hold the brake pedal down with a stick/bar to...

Hold the brake pedal down with a stick/bar to prevent the fluid from leaking out before you start, disconnect the battery also so the brake lights don't stay on.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-28-2022, 02:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,204
Posted By 283SD
Wheel fans

I made the ones for the race car myself.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-27-2022, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 628
Posted By 283SD
I have one in GC but I'm NY.

I have one in GC but I'm NY.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2022, 06:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,204
Posted By 283SD
As I posted before, wheel fans, BTW they can also...

As I posted before, wheel fans, BTW they can also add to down force as they suck the air out from under the car. We did a test at Moss Sport CANADA, got down to .4 atmospheres.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2022, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 529
Posted By 283SD
Does not sound like a good idea either way.

Does not sound like a good idea either way.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2022, 01:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By 283SD
You can cut a slot across the pad to break up the...

You can cut a slot across the pad to break up the surface. I throw out the anti-squeal pads and use never/seize on all contacts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-25-2022, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 720
Posted By 283SD
Could also be oil soaked.

Could also be oil soaked.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2022, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By 283SD
I checked on the spare one that I have. It uses...

I checked on the spare one that I have. It uses an O-ring, 30mm id x 3.5 X section. Any parts store should have one, I have a stack of them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-22-2022, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By 283SD
I made a giant caliper to measure the toe in/out,...

I made a giant caliper to measure the toe in/out, it is good to .005"
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 20,223
Posted By 283SD
V8 it. My V8 wagon makes 350+HP. Been driving it...

V8 it. My V8 wagon makes 350+HP. Been driving it for 34 years now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-15-2022, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1
240: antennas
Views: 557
Posted By 283SD
Only the stock ones.

Only the stock ones.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-03-2022, 09:48 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,204
Posted By 283SD
Wheel fans.

Wheel fans.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-01-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,349
Posted By 283SD
Does not look very good to me.

Does not look very good to me.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-31-2022, 04:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,015
Posted By 283SD
Is the banjo fitting hitting the body of the...

Is the banjo fitting hitting the body of the turbo before it is tight?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2022, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,888
Posted By 283SD
I'm building a lifted 245, got 15" wheels...

I'm building a lifted 245, got 15" wheels [aluminum] from VP auto parts. My wife who suggested the lift, after seeing one that was lifted, was impressed with the wheels that we got from VP.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-29-2022, 12:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,575
Posted By 283SD
I've been running Mobil 1 in all our cars, yard...

I've been running Mobil 1 in all our cars, yard equipment, etc. I use the VR-1 for engine break-in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2022, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 921
Posted By 283SD
The last time I needed some I got them through my...

The last time I needed some I got them through my local NAPA store. I have a friend that has a HUGE warehouse full of NOS parts. I got NOS steering rack boots for my '78 wagon from him early this...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2022, 02:34 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 154,563
Posted By 283SD
Update on our '87 wagon, installed the 3" kit...

Update on our '87 wagon, installed the 3" kit from BDW, very well made. Removed the back seat bottom and back, built a framework up to the back of the front seats to extend the floor with a hinged...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-23-2022, 04:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By 283SD
For what model car? You will hit the tunnel in a...

For what model car? You will hit the tunnel in a 240 with a one-piece drive shaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By 283SD
I'm in the Mid Hudson Valley NY. I have done many...

I'm in the Mid Hudson Valley NY. I have done many R&P gear changes. What gears and what rear are you going to change to.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,117
Posted By 283SD
Did that on the V8 Wagon years ago. Used-4 teflon...

Did that on the V8 Wagon years ago. Used-4 teflon hose for the pressure side, -6 hose for the return side, also added an oil cooler on the return side.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-14-2022, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,270
Posted By 283SD
I,m up to 13 deer so far, most were in Dutchess...

I,m up to 13 deer so far, most were in Dutchess County NY, 2 were with my MGB, 1 was with my MGB/GT, 2 of my Dodge's, 66 Chevy Bel Air twice, got one with my trailer,etc, almost hit one in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-12-2022, 01:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 754
Posted By 283SD
Steering shaft U joints?

Steering shaft U joints?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-08-2022, 06:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,007
Posted By 283SD
If you spot/plug weld you will still have a gap...

If you spot/plug weld you will still have a gap that moisture/water can get into and blow out in as little as 6 months.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-07-2022, 08:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,007
Posted By 283SD
When you use a flange tool to step the panel you...

When you use a flange tool to step the panel you end up welding an edge to a flat panel. They expand and contract at different rates, you get more warpage and it is harder to straighten after. When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-05-2022, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 935
Posted By 283SD
Heater motor, wind shield wiper motor, turn...

Heater motor, wind shield wiper motor, turn signal flasher, all bulbs, etc will be needed to converted to 12Volts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,154
Posted By 283SD
A lot of Britt cars use a door gasket like the...

A lot of Britt cars use a door gasket like the one two posts above. MGB's Austin Healey TR-6. I would check out one's for an MGB. Moss Motors is a source.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-25-2022, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,464
Posted By 283SD
Get an old school bottle opener the one with the...

Get an old school bottle opener the one with the tab, use a piece of strip steel or a paint stick on the face of the trim to keep from denting the face of the trim, work little by little.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-19-2022, 10:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,936
Posted By 283SD
I take it the car is standard trans? If you flat...

I take it the car is standard trans? If you flat tow it.Automatic's don't like to be flat towed for very long.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-13-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,283
Posted By 283SD
Bad contacts at the switches, try moving them,...

Bad contacts at the switches, try moving them, wiggle them, I've had it happen. You can take them out and clean the contacts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-10-2022, 09:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 983
Posted By 283SD
Spray the out side with soapy water, use...

Spray the out side with soapy water, use compressed air on the inside and see where you get bubbles.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 09:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By 283SD
So,?. How many pounds of sound material are you...

So,?. How many pounds of sound material are you going to add,and make your car weigh more, and not add the HP to get it back to stock weight H/P ?. I'm all for taking weight out, f=== the sound ,I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,593
Posted By 283SD
Been there done that. When some one over torques...

Been there done that. When some one over torques the gland nut ,it will NOT come out. Yes you can remove the starter bolts and take it out as one piece.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-30-2022, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 990
Posted By 283SD
In order to get the scratches out you have to...

In order to get the scratches out you have to take enough glass off to get to the bottom of the scratch. It can be done, but it might distort the glass surface.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-28-2022, 05:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,313
Posted By 283SD
I have the 1" rear bar on the V8 wagon, IPD made...

I have the 1" rear bar on the V8 wagon, IPD made it special with two humps for my dual exhaust, this was back in '89. It was most notable in the handling of the car. When I put Koni sport adjust...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-25-2022, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,269
Posted By 283SD
Years ago I did a crude hose clamp with washers...

Years ago I did a crude hose clamp with washers as weights balance. It was on a '69 Dodge Polara, when we had the car on the lift you could see that it wasn't straight, played around a little and it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-18-2022, 02:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,363
Posted By 283SD
Valve/guide are badly worn?

Valve/guide are badly worn?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-11-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By 283SD
Seal remove

I have used screw drivers, and pry bars many times, the seal in the picture is rubber O/D they pop right out. I do have a seal puller works most of the time. The ones that are a problem are the steel...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-10-2022, 10:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,272
Posted By 283SD
If you don't have a seal puller, some times a...

If you don't have a seal puller, some times a small pry bar or a stout screw driver will pry it out. You are lucky it's not a tail shaft seal on a Muncie.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By 283SD
If the jets are centered proper the piston should...

If the jets are centered proper the piston should drop with a clunk, when you lift them and release. I have encountered off center jets and miss aligned throttle plates.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-07-2022, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,172
Posted By 283SD
I back off the idle screw, with the shaft and...

I back off the idle screw, with the shaft and plate in with screws loose, hold plate closed, tighten screws. I then check the plate to the bore by holding it up to bright light to see any gaps around...
Forum: performance & modifications 01-07-2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,369
Posted By 283SD
I have a SBC in my wagon, I made a fitting to...

I have a SBC in my wagon, I made a fitting to adapt the Volvo temp sender to the SBC. It was a pipe plug that I drilled and tapped to the Volvo sender thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-05-2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,501
Posted By 283SD
Over kill

Over the top kill
Forum: performance & modifications 01-04-2022, 07:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,501
Posted By 283SD
Over Kill.

Over Kill.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-02-2022, 08:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,984
Posted By 283SD
Card board, cut to fit, that's all I've ever...

Card board, cut to fit, that's all I've ever used. I hauled 5 engine blocks to the machine shop once, no damage to the carpet.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-29-2021, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,640
Posted By 283SD
Altered VIN plates will get your car taken away...

Altered VIN plates will get your car taken away from you in most states...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-27-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,159
Posted By 283SD
I went under the axle with my pipes. Had IPD make...

I went under the axle with my pipes. Had IPD make me a custom rear bar[1989] for the dual pipes, they make them all that way now, you can thank me now for the design.BTW with the Powerglide, when I...
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