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Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 Yesterday, 10:30 PM
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Posted By Rick_L
I use a tapered "line up bar" tool. Several...

I use a tapered "line up bar" tool. Several sizes come in a large punch set, mine is Craftsman. But you can get them from many sources from Snap On to Harbor Freight. You need one of the larger...
Forum: Wanted, WTB, Trade, Free Stuff. Cars & Car Parts Only ( No Selling ) Yesterday, 09:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 223
Posted By Rick_L
I have news for you, that solution is just as...

I have news for you, that solution is just as difficult if not more so than other attempts at reproducing these parts. The guy in Georgia has a lot of resources and a lot of work in his.

I...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 Yesterday, 09:39 PM
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Posted By Rick_L
I'll compliment both kbuhagiar and david7436 on...

I'll compliment both kbuhagiar and david7436 on the good look of their smoothie bumpers. I'm not a big fan of the upside down bumper but I do like the smoothies, especially on the front.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 286
Posted By Rick_L
The before and after photos pretty much tell it...

The before and after photos pretty much tell it all for me.

The shackle on the left rear spring flipped when the car was jacked up and worked on.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 Yesterday, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By Rick_L
Mikey, thanks for the info on the line up bar...

Mikey, thanks for the info on the line up bar holes at the rear of the body and frame.

I guess all bets are off if the tail pan has been replaced though? Thinking about this, probably not, you...
Forum: Fuel Systems, Fuel Injection, Carburation, Supercharging Yesterday, 07:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 87
Posted By Rick_L
The fitting on the fuel tank sender is 5/16"...

The fitting on the fuel tank sender is 5/16" inverted flare, unless you use the high performance one, which is 3/8" inverted flare. The 3/8" version came on dual 4 and fuel injected 57s only, the...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. Yesterday, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 149
Posted By Rick_L
Check the price and feedback on the parts in the...

Check the price and feedback on the parts in the Summit link that acardon posted. Probably too cheap to be grade 8 and note that the feedback is similar to the OP's problems.
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers Yesterday, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Rick_L
The 2292 headers do clear a power steering box...

The 2292 headers do clear a power steering box quite nicely. I think they'll clear the arm that's on the column just fine. But the #7 tube does sweep back more than on a typical SBC header so...
Forum: Fuel Systems, Fuel Injection, Carburation, Supercharging Yesterday, 11:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By Rick_L
Here is another thing to think about with...

Here is another thing to think about with aluminum.

Look at the construction of any OEM steel tank. It has several stamped ribs to stiffen it - otherwise the weight of the fuel is going to bow...
Forum: Fuel Systems, Fuel Injection, Carburation, Supercharging 08-21-2019, 10:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By Rick_L
Another failed CPP product that they won't stand...

Another failed CPP product that they won't stand behind. Get something else.
Forum: Fuel Systems, Fuel Injection, Carburation, Supercharging 08-21-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 106
Posted By Rick_L
There's no "silver bullet" here. If you remove...

There's no "silver bullet" here. If you remove the line and put the fitting in a vise and use a socket and breaker or ratchet, it will probably come out. You might have to tap the fitting deeper if...
Forum: Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons 08-20-2019, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Rick_L
Way back in another day in a different universe,...

Way back in another day in a different universe, I got into my 55 by inserting a coat hanger wire between the vent window and the rubber seal. Tore up the seal a little but it worked. My standards...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 08-20-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 177
Posted By Rick_L
You should not have a gap if you use a stock or...

You should not have a gap if you use a stock or aftermarket dual master cylinder. If you do, someone has hacked your firewall. That's why there are no aftermarket "plates", they aren't needed with...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 343
Posted By Rick_L
Not reproduced or not, GKinTN's straps look...

Not reproduced or not, GKinTN's straps look authentic, like the ones I remember.
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
No wondering for most of us. He's not one of the...

No wondering for most of us. He's not one of the nation's top engine builders. Maybe one of the top BS'ers. You've been drinking the Kool Aid.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 08-20-2019, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By Rick_L
You possibly could make it work on the front...

You possibly could make it work on the front glass, but the rear glass would be another situation.

The other thing about the "look" of the hardtop is that the profile of the roof skin is lower...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
Stock 1400 stall with a 3.08 rear gear should do...

Stock 1400 stall with a 3.08 rear gear should do it. :sign0020:
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 08-20-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 318
Posted By Rick_L
The front backing plate is going to have a hole...

The front backing plate is going to have a hole for the anchor bolt which if I remember correctly also fastens the wheel cylinder. The wheel cylinder on the rear is attached differently.

Same...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 08-20-2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 993
Posted By Rick_L
Aw c'mon Johnny, you're back to the days in...

Aw c'mon Johnny, you're back to the days in school when you went by "Little Johnny"! :sign0020:
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
mr55/56, sorry to overlook you on the Skip White...

mr55/56, sorry to overlook you on the Skip White bashing. :sign0020:

Jenkins, divert? Really? You mean you don't have a car with near this stuff or it's never been to the track, or Skippy...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
What converter/gear do you run now with a TH350? ...

What converter/gear do you run now with a TH350? What's your current ET?
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 06:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
Very aware of that. Did you read my...

Very aware of that.

Did you read my comment about a Powerglide having the same drop if it has a deep 1st gear? The PG is quicker with the right converter and rear gear. With the 700-R4 the...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
Not using an overdrive transmission only makes...

Not using an overdrive transmission only makes sense for a track only or street race only transmission, or if you can't afford one or don't want to afford one.

Otherwise an overdrive...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By Rick_L
My bad on the October date, September is correct....

My bad on the October date, September is correct.

How could a transmission built in September be installed in an August car at the factory?
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 08-20-2019, 02:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,545
Posted By Rick_L
What a bunch of hooey.

What a bunch of hooey.
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