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Forum: LS & LT Installation Questions and Answers Yesterday, 03:02 PM
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Posted By Rick_L
As far as I know, the LS3 "E rod" engine is the...

As far as I know, the LS3 "E rod" engine is the same engine that's sold as a 430 hp LS3 crate engine (one without a controller and wiring harness or engine driven accessories). What makes the "E...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-19-2020, 11:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,031
Posted By Rick_L
A lot of speculation about what went on and with...

A lot of speculation about what went on and with who over there, i.e., who might have been the bad guy. It wasn't who you thought, though I won't defend him either.

Whatever RD said to get banned...
Forum: Non Trifive Vehicles 01-19-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,471
Posted By Rick_L
With that vacuum level, a pump is a waste of...

With that vacuum level, a pump is a waste of money and effort.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 01-18-2020, 07:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 304
Posted By Rick_L
The maximum additional pedal force that a vacuum...

The maximum additional pedal force that a vacuum booster can add is simply the pressure times the area.

You need to convert the vacuum in Hg to psi. 1" vacuum = .491 psi.

The area is the...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-17-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 717
Posted By Rick_L
This kind of situation is why they have e-brakes....

This kind of situation is why they have e-brakes.

I had not heard of this rusted out brake line problem on the Chevy trucks. I did have that on my first 55 though. It caused no harm as it was...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 01-17-2020, 10:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,036
Posted By Rick_L
If you want a hemi and have the means one way or...

If you want a hemi and have the means one way or another to do a decent installation, by all means do it. It won't be an easy job, and you're probably going to have to seriously hack on the car. So...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 01-16-2020, 11:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 524
Posted By Rick_L
You don't need anything but 87 octane. Don't buy...

You don't need anything but 87 octane. Don't buy in to the "additives" in "premium" grades. Buy non-ethanol fuel if available and not too expensive.

Don't let the car sit for extended periods...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 01-16-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By Rick_L
Buzzard's solution still requires a master...

Buzzard's solution still requires a master cylinder mounted in the traditional location, operated by the original pedal. The 80s Buick Turbo V6 cars used either that system with the electric pump or...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-16-2020, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By Rick_L
The problem you have here has only one easy...

The problem you have here has only one easy solution - luck.

If you're pumping grease or oil into a central inlet and the grease is supposed to move both directions to each end, it's probably...
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 01-16-2020, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 525
Posted By Rick_L
The problem with most of them is they are...

The problem with most of them is they are designed to fit the car where the old hinges went, but they didn't get the travel right, or they didn't get the leverage right for the gas shock, or the gas...
Forum: Headers and Exhaust System 01-16-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rick_L
I would like to see more details on what these...

I would like to see more details on what these are. Photos or sketches would be good.
Forum: Real Deal Steel Area of Trifive 01-16-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By Rick_L
The biggest mistake RDS made was claiming the...

The biggest mistake RDS made was claiming the parts were 18 gauge steel.

Fact is, there is no such thing and never will be. The factory floors were 19 gauge. Maybe some of the separate welded...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 01-16-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 467
Posted By Rick_L
Yes, bigger rotors are a good way to increase...

Yes, bigger rotors are a good way to increase stopping power. How big you can go and what parts to use is dependent on your wheel size and what spindles you have.

Wilwood and Baer have big...
Forum: Headers and Exhaust System 01-16-2020, 12:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rick_L
Ccas, your above quote destroyed your creds on...

Ccas, your above quote destroyed your creds on commenting about the level of power increases too.
Forum: Headers and Exhaust System 01-16-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rick_L
I missed the muffler bearings, shame on me.

I missed the muffler bearings, shame on me.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-15-2020, 11:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By Rick_L
From all the stories in this post, you now know...

From all the stories in this post, you now know what to do.

First, if you're going to carry a large amount of cash, don't fly commercial with it.

Second, the best plan is for potential...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 01-15-2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Rick_L
It clearly says in those instructions that you...

It clearly says in those instructions that you need to cut a "small notch" in the control arm so that the adjusting knob will clear during the installation.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-15-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By Rick_L
Yes but they can keep it while it takes them 3...

Yes but they can keep it while it takes them 3 years to "process the information". And you'll need a good attorney.
Forum: Headers and Exhaust System 01-15-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rick_L
Please tell me what they do to achieve that. I...

Please tell me what they do to achieve that. I understand the 4/7 swap changes the exhaust note. But how in the world does a muffler modify that, unless it just makes it so quiet you can't tell...
Forum: LS & LT Installation Questions and Answers 01-15-2020, 09:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,741
Posted By Rick_L
There's no right or wrong answer here. I...

There's no right or wrong answer here.

I personally like it because I've had the body of mine on and off the frame a couple of times, and having the hole in the stub of the bracket means I can...
Forum: Headers and Exhaust System 01-15-2020, 08:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rick_L
And just how is that muffler "special" for LS...

And just how is that muffler "special" for LS engines? Just because they say so?
Forum: Headers and Exhaust System 01-15-2020, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,762
Posted By Rick_L
There's really very little difference in power or...

There's really very little difference in power or sound. There's no physical reason for them to have a different effect - except that an X might work more efficiently.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-15-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By Rick_L
You missed it, you weren't paying attention. ...

You missed it, you weren't paying attention.

They started with a fiberglass replica and they modified to make it look more like the original body lines. It was a custom from the start and then...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-14-2020, 10:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By Rick_L
Build it big, sturdy, and heavy. Think 3/4" or...

Build it big, sturdy, and heavy. Think 3/4" or 1" plywood. More room behind the back seat than under it, so that's a better location. If you have to have it.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-14-2020, 10:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 692
Posted By Rick_L
They assume you're enroute to buy drugs, or have...

They assume you're enroute to buy drugs, or have received cash for selling them. Or you have the night's receipts from your brothel. They might also assume you have a weapon or weapons, and spend a...
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