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Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 11-13-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Custer55
PS, soft copper shouldn't kink when you...

PS, soft copper shouldn't kink when you straighten it out. Just take your time and don't force it. You get kinks when you try to put to sharp of a bend in it.
Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 11-13-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Custer55
Try a hardware store to just get a short piece....

Try a hardware store to just get a short piece. We have one here that will sell you just what you need vs the big box stores that only sell full rolls. A conduit bender might work for bending as well...
Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 11-13-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Custer55
You could just buy a flaring tool. Probably...

You could just buy a flaring tool. Probably cheaper than having it done at a plumbing shop. Or they make fittings now that don't need to be flared or soldered. They just slide together and seal when...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 11-12-2019, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Custer55
I'd leave it alone. That will give you a few...

I'd leave it alone. That will give you a few miles before running out. Mine is the other way. I ran out once when the gauge said I still had over a 1/4 tank. That sucked. I have a Dakota digital dash...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 11-12-2019, 04:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By Custer55
This is a good article on how sway bars affect...

This is a good article on how sway bars affect handling
If their formula for calculating sway bar stiffness is correct a 1.25" bar would be over twice as stiff as a 1" bar.
...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 11-12-2019, 10:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 893
Posted By Custer55
Agree with Nick, Best to get a front and rear bar...

Agree with Nick, Best to get a front and rear bar designed to work together. Too big of a front bar can make a car understeer/push. Too big of a rear bar can make a car oversteer/loose.
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 10-31-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 458
Posted By Custer55
X2 on what Rick said. A 110 mig (which is what I...

X2 on what Rick said. A 110 mig (which is what I have) is good for up to about 1/8" thick steel. I have done up to 3/16" with good success by beveling the joints.
Forum: Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C 10-29-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By Custer55
Was looking at fans from 93 to 97 Dodge Intrepid...

Was looking at fans from 93 to 97 Dodge Intrepid also. Similar size and numbers as the Stratus fans. It has high and low speed settings where both fans will run on low or both on high speed. Looks...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-29-2019, 04:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Custer55
Ok, must just be to tight of a fit on the...

Ok, must just be to tight of a fit on the terminals. Do the spade terminals on the headlight look like the have any burs or a rough edge on them. Maybe you could sand or file them down just a bit so...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 10-29-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 436
Posted By Custer55
Is it possible the spade terminal is going on the...

Is it possible the spade terminal is going on the wrong side of one of the terminals in the plastic housing and then getting stuck on the tab that holds the terminal in the plastic housing?
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-28-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Custer55
Always best to follow the manufacturers...

Always best to follow the manufacturers instructions.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-28-2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Custer55
What will help front clearances also is aligning...

What will help front clearances also is aligning the front end with more camber. (top of tires leaning inward) Taller upper ball joints will help also because you get better camber gain on the...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-28-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 464
Posted By Custer55
Those would be neutral offset wheels so the rears...

Those would be neutral offset wheels so the rears would be tight but should work. the fronts would be tight but might be ok if you front end is not wider than stock due to adding disc brakes. the...
Forum: Fuel Systems, Fuel Injection, Carburation, Supercharging 10-28-2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 564
Posted By Custer55
Tanks Inc. among others offer retrofit in-tank...

Tanks Inc. among others offer retrofit in-tank pumps that can be installed in an original tank so if your tank is in good shape it's another option.
...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-28-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,281
Posted By Custer55
I used the Featherfil G2 when I repainted my roof...

I used the Featherfil G2 when I repainted my roof a couple of years back and have not had any issues so far. It sprays out pretty well and sands good as well. You can use it over epoxy or etch...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-23-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By Custer55
I went the C4 conversion route on my 55. I built...

I went the C4 conversion route on my 55. I built my own frame and have about 4 to 5K in it including the C4 parts. I got a second bare frame from a friend of mine so I was able to build the frame and...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-21-2019, 12:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,317
Posted By Custer55
Another way to bleed brakes without a helper is...

Another way to bleed brakes without a helper is to fill a jar or whatever about halfway with brake fluid and put a hose that fits snugly on the bleed screw from the bleed screw into the jar so the...
Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 10-21-2019, 12:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Custer55
Yes, you just need to take off the vent grilles...

Yes, you just need to take off the vent grilles to get the kick panels out. I had the vent style speaker grills in mine and I took them out and put the original grills back in. I didn't like them as...
Forum: Non Trifive Vehicles 10-20-2019, 12:45 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 11,124
Posted By Custer55
If it were me I would come out a bit straighter...

If it were me I would come out a bit straighter (square to the body) and then curve it in. Maybe don't cut right to the line to start. Just sneak up on it and stop when it looks good to you. Nice...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-20-2019, 12:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,443
Posted By Custer55
I wouldn't do a satin or de-glossed top coat....

I wouldn't do a satin or de-glossed top coat. Like stated above what you spray is what you get. Much more difficult to make it look good without a spray booth and good spray techniques. Just use a...
Forum: Auto Detailing Tips & Techniques 10-04-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 779
Posted By Custer55
You have to buy a car cover based on your...

You have to buy a car cover based on your intended use. Sounds like you just need an indoor only cover to keep the dust off. I have a Dust stop cover for my 95 Trans Am and it works well for that....
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 09-25-2019, 06:03 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,770
Posted By Custer55
It can be done. Never said it would be easy. The...

It can be done. Never said it would be easy. The upper mount ends up being lower than ideal height but that's way better than none at all.
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 09-25-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Custer55
I would consider cutting out/removing the inner...

I would consider cutting out/removing the inner structure to have access to both side of the panel to make the repair, then welding it back in place when your done. That will be hard enough to get...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 09-25-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,770
Posted By Custer55
Cool car. I like modified and custom cars as well...

Cool car. I like modified and custom cars as well as original and restored cars. It would be pretty boring if they were all exactly the same. They all take lots of time, effort & money to make them...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 09-25-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Custer55
Should be fairly obvious if you line it up to the...

Should be fairly obvious if you line it up to the bumper and the other end lines up with or doesn't line up with the holes in the frame. Mine are still not on my car. Never got around to putting them...
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