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Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers Yesterday, 12:32 AM
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Is the gauge for a 0-30 ohm sending unit. Stock...

Is the gauge for a 0-30 ohm sending unit. Stock tri-5 senders have 0-30 ohm senders. Do you have a part # for the gauge? The gauge may be for a 0-90 ohm sender, which would cause the gauge to stay...
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 01-19-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 646
Posted By acardon
That's NOT a tri-5 idler arm. Do you have a front...

That's NOT a tri-5 idler arm. Do you have a front frame clip/front suspension from a different year or make car? Some pictures of the suspension may help idenify it.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-18-2020, 12:48 PM
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Views: 74
Posted By acardon
3 amp.

3 amp.
Forum: LS & LT Installation Questions and Answers 01-18-2020, 11:34 AM
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Views: 281
Posted By acardon
You can hook the brown gen light wire to most...

You can hook the brown gen light wire to most alternators, terminal L and it will work as intended. https://www.novaresource.org/alternator.htm
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-18-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 74
Posted By acardon
The original 55 switch was 1995061 and it did not...

The original 55 switch was 1995061 and it did not have a fuse to protect the instrument light circuit, so a short would blow the dimmer rheostat on the switch. A fuse was added to the switch and all...
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 01-16-2020, 02:35 PM
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Posted By acardon
Any rubber sticking up past the sleeve will...

Any rubber sticking up past the sleeve will completely compress, when the nut is torqued. It is also important to have a keyed washer under the nuts. The will allow the serrations on the sleeve to...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-15-2020, 07:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 116
Posted By acardon
They all had the cable to keep it from going into...

They all had the cable to keep it from going into OD. The kick-down switch allows you to push the pedal to the floor and it drops out of OD to accelerate when passing or climbing a hill. The shop...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-15-2020, 04:46 PM
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Views: 116
Posted By acardon
There's a simplified diagram in the shop manual....

There's a simplified diagram in the shop manual. ...http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/shop/1955/55csm0720.html
There's also a diagram in this 57 diagram, which uses the same wiring. It has some...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 01-14-2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 256
Posted By acardon
Yes, they will pop off unless you solder some...

Yes, they will pop off unless you solder some nubs to the wheels in the right location.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 01-14-2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By acardon
Stock wheel travel is 3.5". Should not change...

Stock wheel travel is 3.5". Should not change with dropped spindles. http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/chevyresto/55028.htm
Stock steering travel is 36-38.5 degrees from neutral to stop and can...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 01-14-2020, 12:07 PM
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Views: 249
Posted By acardon
When you lift up and push down on the shift lever...

When you lift up and push down on the shift lever W, does the shift tube move up and down easily? It may be that it rotates freely to change gears but not up and down. If the shift tube is not...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 01-14-2020, 12:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By acardon
It's too late, but the column doesn't have to be...

It's too late, but the column doesn't have to be disassembled to remove the cluster. The clamp at the dash and firewall can be loosened and the column moved up as an assembly.

It sounds like the...
Forum: Classic Industries Area of Trifive 01-12-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By acardon
I've never seen a lock in place of the button,...

I've never seen a lock in place of the button, but I haven't seen a lot of things. :) Call them direct, they seldom answer the forum questions.
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 01-12-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 296
Posted By acardon
If you don't need tilt, you can shorten the stock...

If you don't need tilt, you can shorten the stock column by quite a bit more than the 2 1/4" needed for a 500 box, on a 55 or 56. The 57 is a different story. The column extends toward the driver...
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 01-09-2020, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By acardon
Dropped spindles or lowered springs have nothing...

Dropped spindles or lowered springs have nothing to do with shock length. The control arms have the same amount of travel, regardless of spindle location.
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-09-2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 152
Posted By acardon
There is a large varity of gauge clusters...

There is a large varity of gauge clusters available for the 57. It depends on the look you want. I like the original look, so I put Autometer gauges with the original speedometer in the cluster.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 01-09-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By acardon
The difference in the levers: The 55 has a screw...

The difference in the levers: The 55 has a screw on connection for a straight wire cable and the 56 has a stud on the lever to connect a loop at the end of the cable. Repops were made different to...
Forum: Non Trifive Vehicles 01-08-2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 139
Posted By acardon
The turn signal switch is NOT the problem. Part...

The turn signal switch is NOT the problem. Part of the dash instrument cluster is not grounded properly.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-06-2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By acardon
If the distributor is too close to the firewall,...

If the distributor is too close to the firewall, dropping the tail is the wrong way to go.
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-06-2020, 04:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By acardon
Can you post pictures of the front mounts and the...

Can you post pictures of the front mounts and the engine location? Large HEI distributors are usually close to the firewall, but touching the firewall is a vibration problem.
You need to verify the...
Forum: Chit Chat Area, Anything on your mind goes here. 01-06-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,810
Posted By acardon
It sounds like the problem may be the engine...

It sounds like the problem may be the engine distributor jammed against the firewall, which is preventing any vibration damping by the motor mounts.

[QUOTE].................. the car has a 373...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-05-2020, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By acardon
Yes, a tri-5 wiper motor has only 1 power wire,...

Yes, a tri-5 wiper motor has only 1 power wire, originally connected to the top terminal of the ballast resistor. 3a wire in that connector goes to 3a on the ignition switch and 3b goes to the HEI...
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-05-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 369
Posted By acardon
Did your car have 3 speed over drive? May be the...

Did your car have 3 speed over drive? May be the OD relay connector.
Forum: Cooling Systems, Radiators, Fans / A/C 01-04-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By acardon
I think the Deluxe controls use the stock deluxe...

I think the Deluxe controls use the stock deluxe heater control panel and the standard controls are generiac rotary knobs. https://www.vintageair.com/instructions_pdf/473059.pdf
Forum: Electrical Questions and Answers 01-04-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By acardon
Agree, you have a bad ground between the housing...

Agree, you have a bad ground between the housing and the body. Too much paint. Tighten and loosen the mounting screws several times to break through the paint.
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