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Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 11-18-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I have the same 05 LM7 that I bought 4 years too...

I have the same 05 LM7 that I bought 4 years too early 3 years ago with 150k for $1000. Wish I had waited for something better, but I'm just going to run it as is for now, and maybe upgrade to an...
Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 11-13-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
When the finned intercooler line on my compressor...

When the finned intercooler line on my compressor broke many years ago, I didn't feel like buying one either, so I just took a 25 foot roll of 1/2 inch copper tubing, and put 5/8ths compression...
Forum: Hi Performance 11-06-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 474
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
Since I plan on making my 55/C4 a good...

Since I plan on making my 55/C4 a good autocrosser, I would like to know what your tire/wheel size/ offset combination is? I'm going to try to come up with a square 18 inch setup with the biggest...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-03-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,774
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I've mounted thousands of tires, and even though...

I've mounted thousands of tires, and even though it only happened twice, it doesn't take much of a mistake to destroy the bead of a tire. Especially on a 335/25-20 Corvette run-flat, and even a...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-01-2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 346
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
In the interest of trying to make my C4 corner...

In the interest of trying to make my C4 corner burner 55 safer, I am most definitely installing 5-pioint harnesses with seats designed for them, along with a 10-point cage.
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 07-23-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
What you said makes perfect sense. I've tried it...

What you said makes perfect sense. I've tried it both ways many times, and found out that my engines have run better at idle with full vacuum, because you can back down the throttle plates and still...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 07-23-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 984
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
Whatever vacuum you can get would be better than...

Whatever vacuum you can get would be better than none. You need to have a vacuum gauge for a start, and that will help with the decision of what to do.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 07-23-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,258
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
On my 55 2D, C4, Ls build, I don't have any...

On my 55 2D, C4, Ls build, I don't have any choice but to go low-buck if I ever want to drive it. I'll go back and improve stuff during winters, after the car gets driven hard, and debugged. It will...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 07-18-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
If all of the sheet metal is nailed down good...

If all of the sheet metal is nailed down good there are plenty of other things they can make the chassis flex more than when they were completely stock. Big front/rear sway bars will flex the chassis...
Forum: Hi Performance 07-16-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,794
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I've have a MSD ready to run in my LT-1 for 7...

I've have a MSD ready to run in my LT-1 for 7 years now. Only a few hundred miles, but it run/works perfect with zero issues. I have a standard ignition coil, and no CD box. which I feel it doesn't...
Forum: Welder advice, Hand tool Advice Shop Tool. 06-22-2019, 07:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
So far, I don't know if you replaced a motor that...

So far, I don't know if you replaced a motor that maybe only needed a capacitor, or a centrifugal start switch. At this point it might be cheaper to find someone electrically qualified to...
Forum: Welder advice, Hand tool Advice Shop Tool. 06-22-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
You should have a red and black and red wire for...

You should have a red and black and red wire for the 240v incoming power, and a green/bare wire for ground, which in your case is probably the white wire. J and 5 should be tied together by...
Forum: Welder advice, Hand tool Advice Shop Tool. 06-21-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I would guess it's the one thing you haven't...

I would guess it's the one thing you haven't checked, the pressure switch. I had to replace the whole assembly on my 5hp Ingersoll 2 stage after many years, because the contacts were shot from...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 06-18-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I've done the same thing to my car and truck. The...

I've done the same thing to my car and truck. The kids love it! Have had hundreds of parents taking pictures nest to it at the car shows. I like how you did your teeth.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 06-18-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 395
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
You are correct that smaller front tire can cause...

You are correct that smaller front tire can cause understeer, but that is safer and cars are designed to understeer. Oversteer is much more fun, but harder to recover from, and impossible when it...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 04-27-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I tried a suggestion I read somewhere. I sanded...

I tried a suggestion I read somewhere. I sanded them with 400 grit sandpaper and bleach-white. Only took like 30 seconds per tire.
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Forum: Engine Building, Hi Performance 03-21-2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 830
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
Contrary to popular belief, I have always used...

Contrary to popular belief, I have always used the rubber end seals with a dab of sealer on the ends, and never had a leak. I plan to switch intakes on my 70 LT-1, and will do the same.
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Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 03-16-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
If you need to redo your front body mounts, try...

If you need to redo your front body mounts, try and make them strong. It doesn't look like they do much, but I figure they have to absorb any twisting on the front part of the frame, and the vertical...
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 03-15-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I was forced to remake my #1 body mount/cowl...

I was forced to remake my #1 body mount/cowl braces from scratch. Not quite finished yet, but here is what I came up with after many months of head scratching.
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Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 02-27-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 670
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
An oscillating tool like this work great for...

An oscillating tool like this work great for removing hard, or soft undercoating. Works good on a lot of other stuff too like gaskets, etc. It will buzz it right off with very little effort. It was...
Forum: Engine Building, Hi Performance 01-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,289
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I have an original LT-1 I bought back in 1989 for...

I have an original LT-1 I bought back in 1989 for $1000, and zero miles. I think these were sold by GM back in the late 70's as a long-block with 2.02 angle-plug "Turbo heads" not bolted on. It has...
Forum: Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons 12-08-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,250
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
In the final scene of Vanishing Point, it sure...

In the final scene of Vanishing Point, it sure looked like a Camaro on fire instead of a Challenger.
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 12-01-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
The Air Gap might work with EFI, but on my 70...

The Air Gap might work with EFI, but on my 70 LT-1 with a 750 Holley HP it takes forever to get warm enough to run right. I'm either going to replace the manifold, or go EFI. I would rather stick...
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 08-20-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,376
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
Looks great! I've been struggling all summer...

Looks great! I've been struggling all summer trying to come up with a good plan for the front body mounts. Yours look nice, and where the side pieces meet the toe-board will that fully welded, or...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 07-12-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,849
Posted By 55 Rescue Dog
I love shiny high dollar paint jobs, but in the...

I love shiny high dollar paint jobs, but in the case of my 1950 Chevy fire truck, if I was to spend $10,000 dollars on a paint job, it would still be the same truck from behind the wheel going down...
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