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Today 09:05 AM
496CHEVY3100 Brought home a couple of projects,,needed the room at the shop..

one thing to remember if it looks like rain,Roll up windows,,lol .
Yesterday 09:13 PM
Rip VW
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissionImp View Post
Sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Have you ever been sick and tired of working on a project but looking forward to working on it again tomorrow?
Every single day!!!
Yesterday 09:04 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
My washing machine hoses have screens at the spigot end. Just saying .
Just bought 2 new ones, neither had screens...
Yesterday 08:49 PM
rip-tide
Quote:
Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Now for a 196 thermostat. It will run better.

You make me laugh ....... you are joking I must assume.. Cause I know you're not talking about my car.

Greg
Yesterday 08:23 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MissionImp View Post
Sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Have you ever been sick and tired of working on a project but looking forward to working on it again tomorrow?
Yup. On a regular basis.

John
Yesterday 08:09 PM
cozwurth Not much today, just cleaning up and painting a trailer hitch ball mount (fits in 2" receiver) for my bike rack. That, and a bunch of homework. I'll be glad when this semester is over...

Dave
Yesterday 08:01 PM
MissionImp Sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Have you ever been sick and tired of working on a project but looking forward to working on it again tomorrow?
Yesterday 07:38 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
I was working on the Honey Do list. Apparently, the cold water had hardly any pressure in the washing machine. Actually, any pressure would have been an improvement...

Who knew? Replaced the valve.....

My washing machine hoses have screens at the spigot end. Just saying .
Yesterday 07:34 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by rip-tide View Post
After work, spent some time cutting and finishing things up..



* perfect *



Fitting it together, making mounts and the hose reliefs. Great fit covers the radiator core, nice clean appearance.



Greg
Now for a 196 thermostat. It will run better.
Yesterday 07:15 PM
rip-tide
And now for the rest of the story

This morning, paint dried, installed the shroud for the last time.




















Started it up, now sucking air from all sides of the core. Even feel air moving on the front of the firewall. This was a good upgrade.


Now time to get rid of those awful jet coat headers and side pipes, a big mistake.


**Road Trip**
Know of a really cool speed shop down south, in McDonough, GA. ;-)





Two hours later, some wrenching, and we now have chrome headers and side pipes. Great finish, fit was right there, a quick drive through the neighbor hood. Once at running temp parked and went over the header bolts when cooled.

So tomorrow Iíll put the hood on go for a ride and call it done

Greg
Yesterday 07:13 PM
496CHEVY3100
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
another rainy cold day here in maine, 39degs and wet all last week. streetrod is still lin garage. I took my 327 block to my friends speed shop to start the process of cleaning, checking and more cleaning and painting before i get the pistons to have it bored out 30over. been scanning the web for info on the original L 79 cam that gm used and matching lifters and springs. this will be old style fuel injection when done for an vintage stock car i hope. not much else to do.

The cam is refered to as a 151,,it has 447 lift and 221 duration,the springs I like are Isky,capabible of 490 lift ss valves and 90degree locks,,the springs need the capability of 490 lift for the 447 lift cam so if you run 1.6 rockers and have a little valve float,though you should not with good springs,,also if yoyr class don't alow screw in studs and guide plates,,drill a 1/8 hole through the pedestal and drive a roll pin and pin the studs so they wont pull out,,should be bood for 6500 rpm
Yesterday 05:11 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
another rainy cold day here in maine, 39degs and wet all last week. streetrod is still lin garage. I took my 327 block to my friends speed shop to start the process of cleaning, checking and more cleaning and painting before i get the pistons to have it bored out 30over. been scanning the web for info on the original L 79 cam that gm used and matching lifters and springs. this will be old style fuel injection when done for an vintage stock car i hope. not much else to do.
When you say old style fuel injection what specifically are you wanting to use?

John
Yesterday 01:11 PM
sportcoupe
weather

another rainy cold day here in maine, 39degs and wet all last week. streetrod is still lin garage. I took my 327 block to my friends speed shop to start the process of cleaning, checking and more cleaning and painting before i get the pistons to have it bored out 30over. been scanning the web for info on the original L 79 cam that gm used and matching lifters and springs. this will be old style fuel injection when done for an vintage stock car i hope. not much else to do.
Yesterday 12:38 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I've never seen a screen in a valve, but ya never know ??? More likely plugged in the faucet mixer, like the inlet of the washer was.
Turned out to be the supply line shutoff valve. Upgraded to a ball valve. No restrictions like the old one. Straight shot of water to the line. Much better design.

I think it's time to start the rod. The roads are clear of salt. Seeing motorcycles today. Last nice day before the bottom drops out again for at least a week. The valve seals can wait!
Yesterday 08:42 AM
496CHEVY3100
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3 weeks ago, my yard was 80% brown. I made a comment to someone that I didn't see mowing anytime soon this year. Give it a few days of rain and some sun and I could hear it growing. It was OK a week ago and by today, I was throwing windrows...

I have got to mow this morning before the rain gets here today,,we have already had to mow twice this year,
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