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Forum: Electrical & Wiring   06-18-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By chevvyeddie
Hi John, that junction is where the alternator...

Hi John, that junction is where the alternator wire feeds the battery. It is not called a "ground wire from positive cable" since confusion over the concept of a "ground" can be catastrophic. Follow...
Forum: Steering   06-11-2020, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By chevvyeddie
The old school mechanics are dying off and the...

The old school mechanics are dying off and the younger ones can't grasp the simplicity of classic car steering. First, you need to determine the exact true center of the gearbox. Start by turning the...
Forum: Heating & Cooling   04-16-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By chevvyeddie
From 65 to 70 there only two options. It is...

From 65 to 70 there only two options. It is either a Spectra Premium 94534, with A/C or the 94531 w/o air. My only thought is someone stuffed a larger core in the car, with some difficulty due to...
Forum: Interiors   04-16-2020, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 285
Posted By chevvyeddie
Here is the cleanest way to make a hole in a...

Here is the cleanest way to make a hole in a carpet ...

https://sites.google.com/site/chevvyeddie/home/carpet-hole-cutting-hint
Forum: General Tech   04-02-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By chevvyeddie
For Michael & anyone interested: Bill...

For Michael & anyone interested:

Bill Wickman's 1967 SS427

password: restoration

http://s1097.photobucket.com/user/chevvyeddie/library/1967%20SS427%20Bill%20W?sort=3&page=1
Forum: General Tech   04-02-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,109
Posted By chevvyeddie
Michael, it was nice to see the link to the...

Michael, it was nice to see the link to the Hemmings article on Bill Wickman. I knew Bill for almost 20 years. I am not about to start another viscious dialogue about the veracity of his car but, I...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   02-27-2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By chevvyeddie
Have you considered an external coil spring...

Have you considered an external coil spring compressor?? you do not need to collapse them very much. I also use a longer bolt in the lower pocket to make lineup easier.
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   10-02-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By chevvyeddie
here is the image from the tech manual ...

here is the image from the tech manual ...
Forum: Transmission & Driveline   10-02-2019, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 303
Posted By chevvyeddie
More info to what Big Dave said: I have swapped...

More info to what Big Dave said: I have swapped transmissions in a few 60's Chevies. Consider an OD trans for awesome driveability. Since a 200R4 is a bit longer to the mount you have to get an...
Forum: Engine   09-04-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By chevvyeddie
I always ask a customer: where do you intend to...

I always ask a customer: where do you intend to drive?? drag strip or highways and cruise nights? Then I tell them to consider drivability. Since you are concerned with P/B vacuum I assume you like...
Forum: Site Discussion   08-28-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By chevvyeddie
Do you have the correct length sway bar links??...

Do you have the correct length sway bar links?? If they are too long they hit. the center spacer should be very short. I just measured my original one: 1-1/2" spacer.
Forum: General Tech   08-21-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 294
Posted By chevvyeddie
Marsmann, I have seen fuel pumps beginning to...

Marsmann, I have seen fuel pumps beginning to fail, leak and then not leak. Any fuel leak is cause for concern. Find a good price on a Carter M6901 that has the base that you can rotate for better...
Forum: Electrical & Wiring   06-13-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 445
Posted By chevvyeddie
All good answers, but I installed brighter...

All good answers, but I installed brighter halogen lights in my own 66 Impala. I installed a relay kit to take the new load away from the original wiring harness and to prevent the headlight switch...
Forum: Heating & Cooling   05-23-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By chevvyeddie
One more thing: the hole in the plug is for an...

One more thing: the hole in the plug is for an installation tool. Did you ever see one of those rubber oil pan drain plugs? You push something inside and it stretches the plug. I made one from an...
Forum: Heating & Cooling   05-23-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By chevvyeddie
The only way to remove the original rubber plugs...

The only way to remove the original rubber plugs is to warm them with a heat gun. I do this with many old rubber plugs, etc. Be very careful you do not overheat and start a dash fire. It doesn't...
Forum: Engine   01-24-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By chevvyeddie
FYI: back in the day ( the 60's) we ran Cadillac...

FYI: back in the day ( the 60's) we ran Cadillac resonators after the headers on our street rods. I don't know if this helps you at all, I just thought it would be interesting. they were 2" pipe and...
Forum: Troubleshooting   11-08-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By chevvyeddie
I did a couple of scans showing the difference in...

I did a couple of scans showing the difference in linkage. This is a common problem with motor swaps.
Forum: Troubleshooting   11-08-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By chevvyeddie
The answer is geometry. Your photo seems to show...

The answer is geometry. Your photo seems to show a six cylinder throttle rod at the firewall. Was your car originally a six? The V-8 rod rises straighter for a different "angle of attack" to pull the...
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