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Forum: Wheels & Tires   11-11-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Big Dave
Not to many steel wheels in 15x8 outside of a...

Not to many steel wheels in 15x8 outside of a Rally wheel.

Big Dave
Forum: General Tech   11-07-2019, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 49
Posted By Big Dave
Water from the cowl drains to either side around...

Water from the cowl drains to either side around the firewall between the fire wall and the fender. there are two holes drilled in the bottom edge of the fender that drains the water: up until those...
Forum: Tag Team   11-07-2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By Big Dave
0 ============ Year 1960 18 =========== Series...

0 ============ Year 1960
18 =========== Series Impala V8
39 =========== Style 4 dr Sport Sdn
S ============ assembly Plant St Louis
174179 ======== VIN Sequence Number


They didn't put the...
Forum: Tag Team   11-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 64
Posted By Big Dave
Without a date code on the Trim Tag you won't...

Without a date code on the Trim Tag you won't know, because that is the only place the assembly date appears on the car so far as I know.

Big Dave
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   11-07-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,509
Posted By Big Dave
Bore size of the master cylinder has to match the...

Bore size of the master cylinder has to match the bore size of the wheel cylinders and the stroke of the brake pedal (as well as the foot pressure required since Granny Goodwhich has to be able to...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   11-07-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 79
Posted By Big Dave
I am constantly amazed at the number of people...

I am constantly amazed at the number of people who throw away Benz's greatest invention (something that was perfected 133 years ago) in favor of something the industry went to only because it wanted...
Forum: Engine   11-07-2019, 02:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Big Dave
Pascals law states all hydraulic pressure is the...

Pascals law states all hydraulic pressure is the same every where in a closed system so it doesn't matter where it is measured from. In the old days I used the front of the block location as it was...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   11-02-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By Big Dave
It also takes a couple of weeks for a spring to...

It also takes a couple of weeks for a spring to settle if you replaced the springs. Free height (the height of the spring as it comes out of the box, the wire diameter, and the spring rate (heat...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   11-02-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Big Dave
You just need a reverse light switch that...

You just need a reverse light switch that attaches to your shifter (which I assume is now floor mounted. Hurst manual shifters used a switch sold as an option (that few ever bought) to attach to...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   11-01-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Big Dave
Nope! It lights up as soon as you shift into...

Nope! It lights up as soon as you shift into reverse (the switch is located at the base of the steering column secured by two screws). The switch holes are slotted so you loosen the screws and move...
Forum: Engine   10-31-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Big Dave
Idiot light uses single prong sending unit. You...

Idiot light uses single prong sending unit. You need a gauge and a matching sending unit to get an electrical gauge to work. In the Camaro, Nova, and Chevelle the oil pressure gauge is mechanical,...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   10-31-2019, 07:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Big Dave
The 1157 bulb can be reversed (put in the wrong...

The 1157 bulb can be reversed (put in the wrong way) as the brass socket will bend if you force the bulb in against the grooves.

Big Dave
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   10-30-2019, 10:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Big Dave
Transistors are intolerant to any variation in...

Transistors are intolerant to any variation in voltage, or change in voltage polarity. This is why all transistors in the car will die a fiery death if the car is improperly jumped (get the cables on...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   10-30-2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 118
Posted By Big Dave
Fixture stays as it is part of your car. You can...

Fixture stays as it is part of your car. You can replace the light bulb socket in the fixture with a pig tail:
...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   10-30-2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Big Dave
What I am talking about is a big honking switch...

What I am talking about is a big honking switch (big as in the amount of current it can conduct not size wise). You have to raise the hood, yes: but after that it is flipping a lever to tun on or off...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   10-30-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 145
Posted By Big Dave
I do not know if those aftermarket products all...

I do not know if those aftermarket products all require power to retain their programmed settings or not (I know the MSD ignition box doesn't it can be turned off without ill affect and yes it draws...
Forum: General Tech   10-27-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 73
Posted By Big Dave
It is going into intake on the original engines...

It is going into intake on the original engines (includes V8's) but on the other end of the hose is supposed to be a functioning PCV valve and a tight fitting rubber grommet. Does the PCV rattle? Is...
Forum: General Tech   10-26-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By Big Dave
Talyor Wire sells battery cables that exceed the...

Talyor Wire sells battery cables that exceed the factory requirements (size limit due to price of copper and how cheap Chevy is). I use preformed 4 gauge cables (crimped end and formed lead terminal...
Forum: Interiors   10-25-2019, 11:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Posted By Big Dave
I haven't seen carpet glued to things in a...

I haven't seen carpet glued to things in a vehicle since the mid seventies with the advent of bodacious muralled vans.

I don't really know but my guess is it is the same color paint as the dash....
Forum: Engine   10-24-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By Big Dave
That means they were cast before 1968 when...

That means they were cast before 1968 when accessories holes first appeared. Fuelie heads (aka camel humps) first appeared in 1957 on the Rochester mechanical fuel injected 283 engine.



You...
Forum: Engine   10-24-2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By Big Dave
They always do. Usually more expensive than...

They always do. Usually more expensive than anticipated as well.

I'm ancient and have been playing with cars since 1959. I am a mechanical engineer that owned my own ten bay garage just to...
Forum: Welcome Forum   10-24-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 80
Posted By Big Dave
Impala seems to be the top of the heap (with the...

Impala seems to be the top of the heap (with the SS being the most popular). Few go for the Kingston estate wagon though I like long roofs), or the cheaper Biscayne or Bel Air models. Everyone wants...
Forum: General Tech   10-24-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By Big Dave
Do you have all of your ground straps connected? ...

Do you have all of your ground straps connected?

There are five ground straps that complete the circuits that the car requires to use a steel body as a wire. You have the big (00 gage wire from...
Forum: General Tech   10-24-2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 230
Posted By Big Dave
Problem with electricity is you can not see it....

Problem with electricity is you can not see it. It will take a lot of quality time (so much time that there are very few mechanics who will even consider diagnosing an electrical issue) with a...
Forum: Engine   10-24-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By Big Dave
First problem with old heads is they are not...

First problem with old heads is they are not original. By the end of my days as an engine builder (before I got really sick) I couldn't find a set of untouched fuelie heads. They had all been cut to...
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