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Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area Yesterday, 10:54 PM
Replies: 14
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Posted By Rick_L
The way I look at it is that the manufacturer...

The way I look at it is that the manufacturer thought that the intercooler pipe was necessary and should be there, but it's not quite as necessary to run the tube like they do. A tube as long or...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 Yesterday, 09:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Rick_L
I must admit that I didn't know the stop or the...

I must admit that I didn't know the stop or the spring were actually adjustable.

To me, clutch adjustment is and has been adjusting the length of the rod that connects to the clutch fork. ...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 Yesterday, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 121
Posted By Rick_L
There is no adjustment provision or procedure for...

There is no adjustment provision or procedure for under the dash.

The clutch is adjusted where the linkage connects to the clutch fork, under the car at the bellhousing. The procedure is...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers Yesterday, 12:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 212
Posted By Rick_L
A mechanical pump in good working order is far...

A mechanical pump in good working order is far better at suction than an electric pump. An electric pump needs to have a gravity feed to avoid suction problems. If you don't have gravity feed, the...
Forum: Fuel Systems, Fuel Injection, Carburation, Supercharging 11-13-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 106
Posted By Rick_L
I think the typical 750 Holley carb or clone...

I think the typical 750 Holley carb or clone (which the Demon is) has the 1-11//16" throttle bores that hutchenc mentioned.

Demons use the same jets as Holley, but not all other parts are...
Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 11-13-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Rick_L
That's exactly what I have.

That's exactly what I have.
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 11-13-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Rick_L
One problem you may have with putting a helicoil...

One problem you may have with putting a helicoil in a blind hole is that the tap may not tap deep enough. You may have to tap until the point bottoms, then grind the tap shorter to make it a "blind...
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 11-13-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By Rick_L
I had a Craftsman heavy duty click type torque...

I had a Craftsman heavy duty click type torque wrench (actually 2) that did that immediately when new. Wouldn't click even on a low setting. I gave up on it after the second one and bought a Snap...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 11-13-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Rick_L
The Gene Smith bar is only 3/4" unless they've...

The Gene Smith bar is only 3/4" unless they've changed it recently. It is the wimpiest one you can buy.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 11-13-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 453
Posted By Rick_L
Topdog's method does not work with a heavy duty...

Topdog's method does not work with a heavy duty spring. It is marginal and extremely dangerous even with a standard spring. It only works safely with a cut down or lowering spring - but only if the...
Forum: Garages Bodyshop or Work Area 11-13-2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By Rick_L
If you don't need to bend it too tight, use...

If you don't need to bend it too tight, use something like a piece of pvc pipe or a coffee can or whatever you can find that's the radius you need.

The refrigeration place you buy the tube from...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-13-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Rick_L
Reality is, there are a lot of Ebay sellers with...

Reality is, there are a lot of Ebay sellers with low item prices and very high shipping costs. They are counting on you not paying attention.

One needs to be aware, just as with any other...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-13-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Rick_L
A simpler way to say this is that the vendor is...

A simpler way to say this is that the vendor is paying the shipping bill, and they are getting a discount on the shipping. So yes, it happens every day. It's not complicated and it's not a...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-12-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,343
Posted By Rick_L
Back in the old days they made about a single...

Back in the old days they made about a single 4-5" cut. Probably way more disruptive. Well not probably.

Hope you heal up quickly.
Forum: Interiors Questions and Answers 11-12-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 307
Posted By Rick_L
The 1-1/4" spacer is correct. I don't have...

The 1-1/4" spacer is correct.

I don't have any seat height measurements that I've written down, but I found that the late model power adjustable seats I used can be lower than the stock seat...
Forum: Engine Building, Hi Performance 11-12-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,712
Posted By Rick_L
Butch, you really got worked up over that. But...

Butch, you really got worked up over that. But you didn't really refute anything I said, in fact you agreed with some of it. If I'm so evil and wrong, maybe you should disagree when I post something...
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 11-12-2019, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Rick_L
The valve has a pressure relief in it as well as...

The valve has a pressure relief in it as well as the flow control. When you take the steering all the way to the stop the pressure relief opens and all the fluid bypasses back to the pump inlet...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 11-12-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Rick_L
Very few front bars are adjustable, especially...

Very few front bars are adjustable, especially one that is a near bolt on for a stock suspension. Adjustable ones are in the custom suspension world.

Hellwig does make adjustable rear bars.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 11-12-2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Rick_L
Instead of all these home grown lubes, think...

Instead of all these home grown lubes, think about using Parker "O-Lube" or Dow Corning DC-111. Both of these are what hydraulic o-ring manufacturers recommend and what professional hydraulic and...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-12-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Rick_L
My Texas USPS service is as you describe yours. ...

My Texas USPS service is as you describe yours. You must have been in a bad location when you were previously in Texas.

My thought is that they have inconsistencies. But I don't think they...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 11-11-2019, 11:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 903
Posted By Rick_L
Personally I go for the bigger one. I've not...

Personally I go for the bigger one. I've not done a comparison on a 55-57, but I have on a 67 Nova and a 1" was a huge difference compared to the stock 3/4". Would have gone bigger but at the time...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 11-11-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Rick_L
Some kind of lube is needed. Not sure plumber's...

Some kind of lube is needed. Not sure plumber's grease is the thing, also not sure it isn't, probably is OK. Motor oil will work.
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 11-11-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 98
Posted By Rick_L
You can go either way. I made custom lines...

You can go either way.

I made custom lines for mine using Fragola stainless steel braided PTFE hose for the pressure line and reuseable fittings, and regular low pressure hose with push-lock...
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 11-11-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,442
Posted By Rick_L
That is the brass cone seat that goes in the...

That is the brass cone seat that goes in the inlet of the power steering box.

It is not a valve.

And yes if it's nicked up or too low in height, there will be a leak.

Look at the...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 11-11-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By Rick_L
Not only is USPS unreliable and poor at tracking,...

Not only is USPS unreliable and poor at tracking, Summit also gets higher volume discounts by doing their shipping with UPS and Fedex.

I think Jegs pretty much mimics Summit in their shipping...
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