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Old 11-28-2003, 06:45 PM
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Hi All I just Joined, Questions Re:454 rebuild

Hi guys I just joined this fine board. Heard abought this board from one of my steady customers and yes I am Gay It took me many many many years of therapy to finally come out in the open. It cost me much my father and brothers will not have anything to do with me and you cam imagine all the hell I went through from the rest of society. Coming out is part of my therapy. Now that I introduced myself I need help in locating a good engine shop that will rebuild my 454 engine in the Santa Clara area. I am the proud owner of a 1974 Corvette convert. Thanks in advance for your feed-back

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Old 11-28-2003, 07:00 PM
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User 1 can't get his engine to start in cold weather, so he posted the following:

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NEED HELP ENGIN NOT WORKING CANT START IN COLD WEATHER TOO COLD 350/350 HOLLEY 850. WHAT DO I DO NEED ANSWER IMMEDIATELY!! EMAIL CAR5425DUDE @HOTMAIL.COM.

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Title: Engine won't start below 40 degrees

Hi guys -- new member here. I'm having a problem getting my engine to start when the temperature is below 40 degrees. I've searched through the old posts and the Knowledge Base, and I've done such-and-such as was recommended, but it still won't work.

Here's exactly what happens when I try to start it...(followed by a DETAILED listing of the problem).

Here's my setup...(followed by a detailed listing of all parts that might be relevant to this problem).

What's the next step for me to take to troubleshoot this problem?

Thanks in advance.

Which user would you answer?

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Same problem, same question. Asked two different ways.

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"Howdy, I got a 350 chevy 4 bolt main. It is in a chevy car with a chevy transmission. It has an intake. How much do you guys think horsepower I am making and torque power abilities at the peakness PRM's?"
You are making 500 horsepower with the intake turned on, and 600 horsepower with the ashtray in the upright position. Your RPM torque should reach peakness at 65 or 75, depending on the barometric temperature, and whether it's a Chevy or a GM.

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Are you 1BAD80 or are you Jon. I have already read the guide lines thank-you
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Repeat after me....... wNNNBC!!! wNNNNBC!!! You need to find the gay hotrodders site, where they fudge pack their wheel bearings and decorate their rods with beautiful yellow flowers. Not in our house!!!! Off with you, be gone Autopart!!!!!!
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Old 11-28-2003, 07:44 PM
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Clarke's machine shop by De Anza college. (408) 257-3230. They do good work.
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Seems like we all knew you wouldn`t be gone long Auto-Part. I hope you didn`t think you were fooling anybody but yourself. I hope for your sake you learn to grow up one day, my 11 year old nephew acts more like a adult than you do. I also hope you realize how childish it is to play the game your playing, you really must of thought us as stupid not to know it`s you, but I guess you have nothing else better to do with your time than come here and start trouble, so why not just take your ***** elsewhere?
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Old 11-29-2003, 07:33 AM
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Yes, auto-part was on last night and within 5 minutes all the crap started to be posted under the new name of gay shark.
It must say something about this guy, by the way did you notice since he could not find that one special person way he changed his ways and dreams. Maybe he can go help out M. jackson out as he needs a helping hand in his problems.
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Clarke's machine shop by De Anza college. (408) 257-3230. They do good work.
Thanks for the info I will give them a call. I hope they will remove and re-install the engine. I can do most of the work on the vette , removing and engine is not one of them.
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