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Forum: Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons Yesterday, 10:24 AM
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Posted By acardon
A 57 tank has a filer pipe vent. Put a T in the...

A 57 tank has a filer pipe vent. Put a T in the hose connecting the vent tubes.
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Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 09-19-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By acardon
My paint booth is about 80 feet from the...

My paint booth is about 80 feet from the compressor in my shop building. I ran 3/4" PVC underground and put a water trap and drain on the lower end. I have a water filter/trap in the paint booth, but...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 09-19-2019, 04:06 PM
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Views: 233
Posted By acardon
I used the rear body mounts. I had to jack the...

I used the rear body mounts. I had to jack the body up to get a washer and nut on a eye bolt. If the trunk floor is solid, I would use that with a support underneath, such as a 2x4 or angle iron, to...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-19-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By acardon
It goes on the drivers side on a 57 block. It is...

It goes on the drivers side on a 57 block. It is a 2 part tube and repops are available from the vendors. https://www.trifive.com/garage/57%20Chevy%20Assembly%20Manual/221-6.gif
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-19-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By acardon
Different models use different buttons. The shaft...

Different models use different buttons. The shaft length varies. See bottom of page.
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Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 09-19-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 233
Posted By acardon
I did it the same way. Took the wheels off and...

I did it the same way. Took the wheels off and put a wheel dolly under the rear end to roll the frame out. ...
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 09-19-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,248
Posted By acardon
That doesn't sound like a voltage problem. If it...

That doesn't sound like a voltage problem. If it still cranks after 3 or 4 tries, the voltage should be sufficient unless you have a poor connection between the starter and ECM.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-19-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 165
Posted By acardon
Parts book shows these for replacement, Group...

Parts book shows these for replacement, Group 2.50: http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0233.htm
And Assembly Manual: 55 model: ...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 09-19-2019, 10:07 AM
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Views: 116
Posted By acardon
You might get more information in the "truck"...

You might get more information in the "truck" section.
A front clip may be the way to go.
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 09-19-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,248
Posted By acardon
How big are the cables? Did you verify voltage...

How big are the cables? Did you verify voltage drop, or is it battery drop? Measure voltage at the battery compared to voltage at the ECM power relay, while cranking. Do you have good ground...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-16-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By acardon
As mentioned, 58's had side engine mount bosses.

As mentioned, 58's had side engine mount bosses.
Forum: Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C 09-16-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 183
Posted By acardon
You have to take the caps off to put the fittings...

You have to take the caps off to put the fittings on and clock/measure the hoses. Put the caps back when your through measuring. The vacuum pump will pull out any moisture.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-16-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 334
Posted By acardon
Are the hose shields in place? The fluid could be...

Are the hose shields in place? The fluid could be getting hot and foaming. https://www.trifive.com/garage/57%20Chevy%20Assembly%20Manual/324-2.gif
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-16-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By acardon
The relay may be sealed, but there is no seal...

The relay may be sealed, but there is no seal between the relay and terminals/plug.
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Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-16-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By acardon
Yes, you can use a 5 pin relay, but I prefer...

Yes, you can use a 5 pin relay, but I prefer individual connections on a high current relay instead of a plug. A single terminal can be loose on the relay and the other terminals will hold it...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-16-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 344
Posted By acardon
What kind of controller? Is that a relay or the...

What kind of controller? Is that a relay or the controller the burnt wire goes into? Looks like a connection failure. Poor connection causes high resistance, high resistance causes heat, heat melts...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-16-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By acardon
Why would the intake and starter be replaced on a...

Why would the intake and starter be replaced on a replacement engine? A long block never includes these parts.
Wasn't the pad painted on a new engine? Is it machined or painted?
I suspect it's...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-15-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 115
Posted By acardon
Assembly Manual: ...

Assembly Manual:
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Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 09-15-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 185
Posted By acardon
You can't side engine mount a 57 283, no side...

You can't side engine mount a 57 283, no side bosses on the side of the block.
Solid engine or transmission mounts will provide lots of vibration inside the car.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-15-2019, 01:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 200
Posted By acardon
You could provide the polarity reversal with...

You could provide the polarity reversal with relays in each door, using the original switches, and have the added advantage of taking the load off the switches.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 09-15-2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 106
Posted By acardon
Swell the bushing to the size of the washers. Use...

Swell the bushing to the size of the washers. Use a lock nut or double nut.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-15-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 498
Posted By acardon
Some coils made for electronic ignitions, have a...

Some coils made for electronic ignitions, have a higher internal resistor. The ballast resistor drops the voltage to the coil, AND points. The coil and points will work without the ballast, but the...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-15-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By acardon
If it's charging now, you don't need to rewire...

If it's charging now, you don't need to rewire anything. Only one wire involved, to put the diode in.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-15-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 101
Posted By acardon
Check the voltage with the engine running and...

Check the voltage with the engine running and everything on, lights, radio, heater. Yes, it should read 13.5+ with the engine reved up, maybe not at idle.
Also check the voltage at the red wire on...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 09-15-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 669
Posted By acardon
See picture in post #10 (and #13) . Cut the wire...

See picture in post #10 (and #13) . Cut the wire going to #1 terminal of the alternator, put a piece of shrink tube on the wire to cover the diode and splices, splice the diode in as shown, paying...
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