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Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-16-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 280
Posted By irishsteve
Try one of the aftermarket companies like...

Try one of the aftermarket companies like Isky,Sig,Crane.You could email them ,and ask if US made.I would think so these guys live by their reputation . Cheap lifters that collapse on the track would...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-16-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,144
Posted By irishsteve
Do the shoot oil in the low cylinder test.If its...

Do the shoot oil in the low cylinder test.If its bad rings it will seal,and the lbs will rise on retesting.If it makes no difference then you have a burned valve,or blown head gasket. Any chance the...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By irishsteve
Lots of parts for the 9'' Ford.Bearing...

Lots of parts for the 9'' Ford.Bearing cups,aftermarket axles.You might get lucky,and only need to narrow one side.
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 10-16-2017, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By irishsteve
looks good.Welded in it should strengthen the...

looks good.Welded in it should strengthen the rear frame a bit.
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By irishsteve
55-57. 58 on is coil. Take a tape measure to the...

55-57. 58 on is coil. Take a tape measure to the yard,and check other brands.Problem is as cars got newer if they used leafs they got wider with fewer leaves.Might make for a shackle/hanger fit...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-16-2017, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 352
Posted By irishsteve
Get a tape measure,and find out. Originals run...

Get a tape measure,and find out. Originals run 60'' backing plate to plate.Figure about 2'' per side for drum brakes so around 64'' The Ford if its drum likely will have wider drums so do your plate...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-16-2017, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By irishsteve
On its own 70lb wont change the operating temp....

On its own 70lb wont change the operating temp. You might not even notice the way it runs.I think Daves 56 is right.A cooling system full of hot gas.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-15-2017, 09:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 543
Posted By irishsteve
Open the drivers door,and check the windshield...

Open the drivers door,and check the windshield post for the stainless VIN tag.Match the numbers to the title.Lift floor mats,and check for rust.Open trunk,and lift mat,and check for rust.Take an ice...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-15-2017, 02:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By irishsteve
Only thing I can think of is its a girdle of some...

Only thing I can think of is its a girdle of some sort to add strength to the rear housing.Who knows in the 60"s it may have been in a drag race car,or a tow car.
Forum: Super Stock / Pro Street and Modified Discussion 55-56-57 10-14-2017, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 165
Posted By irishsteve
Got a hand vaccumn pump? Remove the line from the...

Got a hand vaccumn pump? Remove the line from the tank side of the pump,and see what it takes to draw gas that far.Mech pumps operate around 3.5lb. If it takes more say 8-10lb. you have some kind of...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-14-2017, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By irishsteve
Only problem with aftermarket A arms is the...

Only problem with aftermarket A arms is the Chinese ball joints don't seem to wear well.Several guys have taken their cars for alignment only to find they are too far out to align.If I were going...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-14-2017, 12:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By irishsteve
Go with side mounts on the block,and a tail shaft...

Go with side mounts on the block,and a tail shaft housing trans mount. Front of engine mounts,and a tail shaft housing mount is too unsupported.Be sure to dial in your bell housing too,or trans life...
Forum: Suspension Questions Chassis, Brakes, Springs, Shocks, Swaybars, Tire, Rims Etc 10-13-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By irishsteve
You might be ahead to replace the frame if your...

You might be ahead to replace the frame if your interested in rear leaf springs.Craigs list here in Ca. often has 55-56 frames in the 500 buck range.If your not really a suspension guru simple is...
Forum: Trifive Nomads, Sedan Deliveries and Station Wagons 10-12-2017, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By irishsteve
Our local O"reillys parts store takes all kinds...

Our local O"reillys parts store takes all kinds of recycle,oil,cans of paint etc.Ask if you put it in a safe container if they can take it. Another thought is to add half a gallon to a full tank...
Forum: LS Installation Questions and Answers 10-11-2017, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 308
Posted By irishsteve
Great looking car.Is that a late model factory...

Great looking car.Is that a late model factory blue,or something custom?
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 10-10-2017, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 452
Posted By irishsteve
Long ago in the days of air shocks I had one...

Long ago in the days of air shocks I had one break through the pan.I have never understood why GM figured sheet metal would not stress crack even with factory shocks.May be they were looking at a 5...
Forum: Trifive Steering , Power and manual- Rack & Pinion - 605 10-10-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 738
Posted By irishsteve
Don't know how hot its going to get,but you could...

Don't know how hot its going to get,but you could use that heat wrap fabric that custom bike builders,and street rod guys use to wrap headers.
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-09-2017, 08:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By irishsteve
Couldn't hurt.Get it flat before you install.I...

Couldn't hurt.Get it flat before you install.I would use a bead of silicon at the back of the bearing cup so the bearing seats into it .Give it a day to dry before adding lube.
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-07-2017, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 689
Posted By irishsteve
That van has to be the ultimate sleeper of all...

That van has to be the ultimate sleeper of all time.
Forum: Paint & Bodywork Questions and Answers 10-07-2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 258
Posted By irishsteve
Usable trunks in my area run 200-250 in price.

Usable trunks in my area run 200-250 in price.
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-06-2017, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 148
Posted By irishsteve
Before you put it back together make sure the...

Before you put it back together make sure the outer races are solid in the hub.If for any reason one has spun it may be loose enough to click as you put it all back together.
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-06-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By irishsteve
I don't know how it was wired,but I had a friend...

I don't know how it was wired,but I had a friend who replaced the GM wiring,and switch with a high beam dimmer switch.It was up to him to know when he had to get out of OD as it had no "automatic" to...
Forum: Stock Chevy Discussion 55-56-57 10-06-2017, 03:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By irishsteve
Simple system.If you haven't done any rewiring...

Simple system.If you haven't done any rewiring then its either in the switch,or the solenoid.Since you replaced the switch that leaves the solenoid.Dont cost much,and fairly easy to replace.Solenoid...
Forum: Transmission and DriveLine Questions 10-03-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 174
Posted By irishsteve
Can any one tell me where I can get 2 new...

Can any one tell me where I can get 2 new differential carrier bearing adjusting nuts for a stock 57 rear end rebuilding job I am doing? I can't seem to locate any. Just a long...
Forum: Metal Fabrication and Repair Questions 10-03-2017, 12:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 390
Posted By irishsteve
If we are talking one of those 5 foot tall...

If we are talking one of those 5 foot tall presses go with as large a hydrolic jack as you can afford.You can find a dozen uses once you own it.Do your own rear axle bearings. I took a part a early...
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