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Forum: Steering   Yesterday, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By justjohn
Does this help? I think you are better off...

Does this help? I think you are better off replacing the entire assembly.
https://www.impalaparts.com/6466TSSUS/
Forum: Steering   Yesterday, 07:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 64
Posted By justjohn
Maybe hindsight now but you should have taken it...

Maybe hindsight now but you should have taken it back to the alignment shop. Getting the wheel straight is part of the job.
You need to index the steering wheel properly to the column spline and...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   05-26-2020, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 212
Posted By justjohn
I have these on all 4 wheels: KORE3 Industries...

I have these on all 4 wheels: KORE3 Industries LLC: On and Off-Road Performance Automotive Components (http://www.kore3.com/products.php?cat=11)

Tobin was great to work with and knows what he's...
Forum: Restoration Corner   05-26-2020, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By justjohn
2" in the rear will almost put you on the factory...

2" in the rear will almost put you on the factory frame bumpers, if they are still there. I used a 1" heavy duty drop spring from Eaton Detroit Springs. There should not be a difference between rear...
Forum: Bench Racing   05-23-2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
Here it is before. Actually think that pittman...

Here it is before. Actually think that pittman arm is fairly common. It's been a couple of years but I think it was from POL....
Forum: Bench Racing   05-22-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
The boredom continues... I can't get parts fast...

The boredom continues... I can't get parts fast enough to fill the time. Bought a cheap set of lower control arms to mock up the front end.
Discovered a couple of things along the way. The...
Forum: Tag Team   05-15-2020, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By justjohn
That's an easy one. It was a check box or a field...

That's an easy one. It was a check box or a field to fill in when the car was first registered. VIN checks weren't a thing back when that first happened and the description was just carried forward.
Forum: Bench Racing   05-13-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
Learning the reason for "mock up" parts.

New control arms showed up with this going on:
https://www.pro-touring.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=175916&d=1589371473
Everywhere is out of stock on them so no idea when I'll be able to get a...
Forum: Bench Racing   05-06-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
Not really for sandblasting. The only way I've...

Not really for sandblasting. The only way I've seen is an acid dip and that's not something I wanted to get into. For frames that are generally solid, the convention seems to be that no one does...
Forum: Bench Racing   05-05-2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
Had it sandblasted and 3 coats of SPI epoxy....

Had it sandblasted and 3 coats of SPI epoxy. Probably didn't need it but also used Eastwood internal frame coating as well.
Forum: Bench Racing   05-04-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
It's back in the spot. (Im)patiently waiting on...

It's back in the spot. (Im)patiently waiting on parts to put it back together. Being more meticulous this time and have about $120 sunk into just new hardware.
Don't want to revisit this one again....
Forum: Bench Racing   05-04-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
The cinder blocks are oriented in the direction...

The cinder blocks are oriented in the direction they were designed for so should not be and issue just sitting there. I won't be working with it at all while it's up there, it's just out of the way...
Forum: Steering   05-04-2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By justjohn
I just bought one of these after my rebuilt...

I just bought one of these after my rebuilt failed at 3k miles:
https://www.turnone-steering.com/collections/hot-products/products/turn-one-steering-box-sb1-series
Forum: Engine   04-29-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By justjohn
"Not recommended for cars with catalytic...

"Not recommended for cars with catalytic converters" usually means there is an additive that poisons (chemically binds to) either the catalyst or the oxygen sensors. Both are susceptible to metal...
Forum: Bench Racing   04-28-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
I clean the shop quite a bit... Just...

I clean the shop quite a bit...

Just finished the garage this year and trying to enjoy the build process. It's a lot more fun putting together parts that are no longer greasy.
Forum: Bench Racing   04-27-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
Progress continues. Getting stir crazy. ...

Progress continues. Getting stir crazy.
https://www.pro-touring.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=175313&d=1587989822
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   04-27-2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,145
Posted By justjohn
Who is doing the alignment and do they know how...

Who is doing the alignment and do they know how to work on it correctly? I had to have one mechanic actually remove caster shims, left a shop with a kid who couldn't find computer data, and walk...
Forum: Engine   04-24-2020, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 693
Posted By justjohn
This is very true. I had grounding issues moving...

This is very true. I had grounding issues moving the battery to the trunk in spite of having clean metal and grounds directly to the frame. The steel in the body/frame is just not as electrically...
Forum: Restoration Corner   04-22-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 138
Posted By justjohn
Probably longer bolts on the back side. I...

Probably longer bolts on the back side.

I didn't see that disclaimer when I bought mine several years ago and ended up reusing the original tank straps.

Probably easier to use these and drill a...
Forum: General Tech   04-21-2020, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By justjohn
You probably have some room to raise the engine...

You probably have some room to raise the engine with spacers under the frame stands. Check how much hood clearance you have above the air cleaner and then check the clearance everywhere else by...
Forum: Bench Racing   04-14-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 928
Posted By justjohn
Got bored working from home...

So I took a few parts off my car.
https://www.impalas.net/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=23464&stc=1&d=1586883335
Forum: Engine   04-11-2020, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By justjohn
Help me ID these engine frame brackets - 69 Impala

These are from my 69 Impala. According to the VIN it was originally a big block car but came to me with a small block in it. I just recently figured out I had the wrong motor mounts but I still can't...
Forum: Engine   04-10-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By justjohn
Dave I think you just solved this for me. I have...

Dave I think you just solved this for me. I have the engine sitting here in the garage and the frame stands loose. Sure enough, my mount tabs are bent inward. Now that I see the difference, it's...
Forum: Brakes & Suspension   04-08-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,116
Posted By justjohn
Here's what I'm running on my 69: Caster: ...

Here's what I'm running on my 69:
Caster: Driver 4 deg, passenger 4.5 deg
Camber: -0.5 deg
Toe in: 0.10

It drives like a more modern car.
Forum: Engine   04-08-2020, 10:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 522
Posted By justjohn
Only way to know is turn lock-to-lock and see if...

Only way to know is turn lock-to-lock and see if the center link touches. I learned the hard way and had to pull an engine back out to fix it properly.
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