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Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Rick_L
Quick answer to the belt line dip being in the...

Quick answer to the belt line dip being in the wrong place for a sedan is to use your original quarter panel for that portion. Usually a horizontal cut is made on both quarter panels at the trim...
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions Today, 07:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 759
Posted By Rick_L
Done right, the x brace is going to be at least...

Done right, the x brace is going to be at least twice as stiff in torsion than the stock frame.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By Rick_L
iveys57 points out many advantages of a 9" axle. ...

iveys57 points out many advantages of a 9" axle.

They are great for drag racing with a spool. Lots of gear ratios, and easy to change at the track.

Trac-Loc OEM posi is admittedly weak. ...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. Yesterday, 07:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By Rick_L
Harleys are going the same way that drag racing...

Harleys are going the same way that drag racing and Nascar are going. And eventually trifives.

The customer base is getting older day by day, year by year, with fewer replacements than...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 400
Posted By Rick_L
z24, you are correct, the earlier post is in...

z24, you are correct, the earlier post is in error.

Just guessing, but I'd think an 85 Bronco axle is too wide. But you could narrow it with no problem.
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 10-16-2017, 10:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 459
Posted By Rick_L
I wouldn't. But it really doesn't matter much. ...

I wouldn't. But it really doesn't matter much. This is one of those deals where you should do what's easy or natural - don't go to a bunch of trouble.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-16-2017, 09:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 517
Posted By Rick_L
To most the gasser deal would detract from value...

To most the gasser deal would detract from value unless really well done.

As with any 50s/60s car the value is in the condition and workmanship.
Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 10-16-2017, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 320
Posted By Rick_L
I assume the first 3 photos with the "wet...

I assume the first 3 photos with the "wet looking" areas were shot right after application. It looks really nice in the last 2 photos.

Plain gray color?
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-16-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 284
Posted By Rick_L
Pretty cool. She did a nice job and has some...

Pretty cool. She did a nice job and has some artistic skill as well as being a baker.

Did you eat it right away? Probably tough to make that first slice if you did.

Hopefully I'll still...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-16-2017, 08:55 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 458
Posted By Rick_L
It's curious that 4th gear and its brass...

It's curious that 4th gear and its brass synchronizer ring look so much better than 2nd and 3rd gear. Maybe that got fixed in a previous "get by" rebuild because it was even worse than 2nd and 3rd.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2017, 08:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 124
Posted By Rick_L
The photos are not real clear on positioning of...

The photos are not real clear on positioning of that brace. It could interfere with stock tailpipes. Or require an impossible to make custom tailpipe.

I did something like that but different. ...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 137
Posted By Rick_L
Problem with the above is that the center of the...

Problem with the above is that the center of the spring is a problem too because the bottom plates are made for 2" wide springs also.

Far as I know, GM cars 57 and older have 2" wide springs. I...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-16-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Rick_L
So why do you advise Joe to sell cars to people...

So why do you advise Joe to sell cars to people that don't want them or can't afford them?
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-16-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Rick_L
But max, 80s/90s generation guys don't have as...

But max, 80s/90s generation guys don't have as much money as the older generations - yet.
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 10-16-2017, 03:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Rick_L
If you were hoping to do this body off,...

If you were hoping to do this body off, definitely put it back on at least for a mockup to check clearances to the firewall, as well as the radiator/accessory drive area. You can always remove the...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 10-16-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Rick_L
Are you saying there's fake news on TV, on...

Are you saying there's fake news on TV, on Barrett-Jackson and elsewhere? :sign0020:

Back to the original question. Your concept of providing a running/wired/plumbed car that needs paint and...
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 10-15-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 174
Posted By Rick_L
The combination I used is a 3/4" forward side...

The combination I used is a 3/4" forward side mount + a Hooker 1-1/4" forward adapter plate. I suppose a stock location side mount and a 2" forward adapter plate would give you the same results.
...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-15-2017, 08:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By Rick_L
Which would mean to me that's it's not going into...

Which would mean to me that's it's not going into 2 gears at once, so forget the linkage and side cover stuff.

If you were to do the same procedure that you describe with backing up, would it do...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-15-2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 638
Posted By Rick_L
I've never heard of that, don't remember any...

I've never heard of that, don't remember any stamping on any of them, but if you try to use the 6 cylinder brackets you'll find they won't work. The studs and rubber biscuits/washers are the same. ...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-15-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 148
Posted By Rick_L
A 57 Pontiac axle housing will bolt in to a 55-57...

A 57 Pontiac axle housing will bolt in to a 55-57 Chevy, and it's the same width.

You can get the axles re-drilled for the Chevy bolt pattern, as well as the brake drums.

Thing is, the 57...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-15-2017, 07:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 278
Posted By Rick_L
A couple of things to consider about brake...

A couple of things to consider about brake choices.

An aluminum Wilwood D52 caliper replacement isn't going to offer improved brake performance in most situations, it's just going to be a bit of...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-15-2017, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 458
Posted By Rick_L
A 2.54 Muncie with a 3.55 rear gear will be fine...

A 2.54 Muncie with a 3.55 rear gear will be fine for street driving, even with the 6, but even better with your eventual V8. Same with the earlier 2.56 low gear Muncie, which is a weaker...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-15-2017, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 332
Posted By Rick_L
I have a question for you that will help clarify...

I have a question for you that will help clarify the problem to solve.

When the problem occurs, is the transmission totally bound up, car won't move whatever you do until you do something with...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-15-2017, 09:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 458
Posted By Rick_L
Most Muncie (70 and older) and Saginaw 4 speeds...

Most Muncie (70 and older) and Saginaw 4 speeds would be bolt in, as they are the same length as the original transmission. Those also have a 10 spline input shaft, and a 27 spline output shaft -...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-14-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 458
Posted By Rick_L
No, the "fat" end of the yoke will butt to the...

No, the "fat" end of the yoke will butt to the transmission regardless of the length of the straight portion.
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