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Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 11-09-2019, 10:20 AM
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Posted By oldusafmsgt
Not a very strong rear end at all, and way too...

Not a very strong rear end at all, and way too wide. Id look at a Quick Performance 9 inch and be done with it.
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 11-08-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By oldusafmsgt
2 of their 9 inch complete rears so far in two...

2 of their 9 inch complete rears so far in two different vehicles, housings, axles, posi, brakes, all new components. Can't beat them price wise, great folks, great customer service and tech support.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-07-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,054
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Congratulations ! Job well done. Hits a...

Congratulations ! Job well done. Hits a sentimental nerve with me as a 30 year AF retiree. Aim High, Fly, Fight, and Win !
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-03-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,209
Posted By oldusafmsgt
There are no longer any valid reasons to keep...

There are no longer any valid reasons to keep Daylight Savings Time. Should have been abolished years ago.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-30-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By oldusafmsgt
I just completed a full rewire on a 57, using...

I just completed a full rewire on a 57, using AAW's factory fit harnesses from headlights to taillights, with HEI and alternator provisions, new fuse panel. No special crimpers or tools required for...
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 10-27-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 628
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Ididit by far has the best columns available....

Ididit by far has the best columns available. Avoid the cheap imported columns, total junk.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-27-2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 757
Posted By oldusafmsgt
American Auto Wire. Anything else is second best....

American Auto Wire. Anything else is second best. Quality products, easy installation, great tech support. The Factory Fit harnesses are plug and play.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-25-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By oldusafmsgt
This site, FB Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay

This site, FB Marketplace, Craigslist, eBay
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-23-2019, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By oldusafmsgt
American Auto Wire, anything else is second best....

American Auto Wire, anything else is second best. Both their Classic Update and Factory Fit harnesses are top quality, easy to install products. Great folks there, excellent customer and tech support.
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-23-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Factory pinion angle is roughly 4 degrees nose...

Factory pinion angle is roughly 4 degrees nose up. It can be adjusted using wedge shims under the leaf spring perches, either up or down. It's more important, whatever the angle is, that the...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-21-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Most likely the headlight switch. And if it's...

Most likely the headlight switch. And if it's still the original wiring, time to start thinking about a new harness. 64 year old wiring becomes brittle and will cause shorts and problems.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-21-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By oldusafmsgt
A V8 vin number car with a wrongly installed 6...

A V8 vin number car with a wrongly installed 6 cylinder would have never passed the final inspection area at the assembly plant. And it would never have had a 57 produced engine. The original V8 was...
Forum: Hi Performance 10-18-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,164
Posted By oldusafmsgt
A 383 is a great choice, a small block with big...

A 383 is a great choice, a small block with big block power and torque. Keep in mind though, the rest of your drive train needs to be up to the task, transmission, rear end.
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-18-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 899
Posted By oldusafmsgt
A 600-650 works well on mild 327's. Edelbrock,...

A 600-650 works well on mild 327's. Edelbrock, Quick Fuel, Demon are real good carbs. Much better and more reliable than a Holley. Esecially the late model Holley's, poor quality control. I believe...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By oldusafmsgt
It used to be common, but I don't know if anyone...

It used to be common, but I don't know if anyone does it any longer. Personally , I wouldn't cut up original 55 wheels, sell them to a restorer. Reproduction OEM steel wheels are available in any...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-13-2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By oldusafmsgt
I run the 9" width cheater slicks on a 7 inch...

I run the 9" width cheater slicks on a 7 inch rim. Id think the 10 inch on an 8 inch rim would be fine. My wheel wells aren't cut, a 10 inch tire in mine won't fit.
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-12-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 671
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Can't beat a Quick Performance 9 inch, complete...

Can't beat a Quick Performance 9 inch, complete bolt in ready ready for a tri five, with drum brakes, posi, choice of gears, big axles and bearings, all new components, for right at 2K. It costs just...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-12-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Definitely different, I kinda like it, it'd make...

Definitely different, I kinda like it, it'd make a nice tow vehicle for my 57 gasser.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-12-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Not really practical . It would cost way more in...

Not really practical . It would cost way more in time and money than it's worth, compared to the cost of a brand new one.
Forum: Wanted, WTB, Trade, Free Stuff. Cars & Car Parts Only ( No Selling ) 10-11-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 288
Posted By oldusafmsgt
No such thing as a 56 posi rear. Chevrolet,...

No such thing as a 56 posi rear. Chevrolet, Pontiac, Oldsmobile released posi , marketed as a safety item, in second half of 1957 model year.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-06-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By oldusafmsgt
If your plans are to drive it daily or often,...

If your plans are to drive it daily or often, updating the original drive train is something you'll never regret. Here in the states, the original drive train is really not worth much.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-06-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By oldusafmsgt
There's a reason GM replaced generators with...

There's a reason GM replaced generators with alternators in 1963. An alternator is more reliable, more powerful, capable of a more steady, stable charging rate. An internally regulated alternator is...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-04-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,257
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Southwest Rod and Custom. My friend Pete.

Southwest Rod and Custom. My friend Pete.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-03-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,994
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Tragic, a shame. Had to be a loss of all power or...

Tragic, a shame. Had to be a loss of all power or flight control problem.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-03-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,516
Posted By oldusafmsgt
Most highly optioned 55 Ive seen in my 62 years....

Most highly optioned 55 Ive seen in my 62 years. You could not build a duplicate for that price.
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