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Forum: Restoration Corner   06-16-2016, 02:16 PM
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Posted By Big Dave
I agree epoxy and fiberglass should seal it for...

I agree epoxy and fiberglass should seal it for the rest of time if stored in a dark warehouse out of the sun.

Big Dave
Forum: Restoration Corner   09-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Big Dave
The SBC 400 was externally balanced and most low...

The SBC 400 was externally balanced and most low cost cast cranks are similarly externally balanced. Usually you had to buy a more expensive forged chrome moly crank to get the missing internal...
Forum: Restoration Corner   09-02-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By Big Dave
The SBC 400 was externally balanced and most low...

The SBC 400 was externally balanced and most low cost cast cranks are similarly externally balanced. Usually you had to buy a more expensive forged chrome moly crank to get the missing internal...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-17-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By Big Dave
I would much rather buy the parts you need from...

I would much rather buy the parts you need from the original OEM source (Lake Erie, & Rockwell) but they are no longer made here in the good ole US of A.

Instead there are companies the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-04-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By Big Dave
Before anything goes in the garbage check the old...

Before anything goes in the garbage check the old rubber bushings for the steel sleeves that are inside the bushing and keeps the bolt from crushing the bushing. They look just like aged rubber now...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-02-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 34
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Posted By Big Dave
You can cut them in place to get them out with a...

You can cut them in place to get them out with a Sawzall (there isn't much that a Milwaukee Sawzall won't cut with the right blade). Since those springs have had the heat treatment destroyed by...
Forum: Restoration Corner   07-02-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By Big Dave
Rear springs will fall off once you loosen the...

Rear springs will fall off once you loosen the shocks. There isn't a lot of stored energy in the rear springs because the rear drops down so far. That is not true for the front springs because the...
Forum: Restoration Corner   06-11-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,127
Posted By Big Dave
If you have holes rusted through the size of a...

If you have holes rusted through the size of a quarter then the rest of the metal has probably rusted to the point were it is weaken enough (the solid part having thinned) where you can put your foot...
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