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  1. I have been shopping for an older SUV Mercedes for my wife. My lack of experience with Mercedes leaves me "Deaf" to engine/trans noises. Unlike the Chevy's where I can pretty much pinpoint any sound. She found an 08 GL450. 84K . There is a noise that sounds just like your wheel rubbing on...
  2. Hi, Hoping for help with my engine build. 383 sbc engine (OEM roller) was assembled and run on a stand for about :10, and now sitting in the car waiting for full install before driving. Intent of the 383 was a fun, torquey motor that would never see a drag strip nor see 6K revs on any...
  3. I just brought home a 1953 Chevy convertible Monday that is 100% there. 100% there except for the bottom 6 inches that is. I have always built rusty cars no one else wanted but have tried to do a quality job of repairing them on a budget. The key wordhere is budget. I admit to being frugal...
  4. 4 hour work day for me at the shop. Used the time to do a valve body swap on a '01 Jetta 1.8t auto .... I successfully installed a transbrake on the car .... that however wasn't my intention. Its in 2 gears at once in park, all other gears (R/N/D/2/1) are forward gears.... they all seam to be...
  5. Got my 351c at tdc , cannot remember where the #1 spark plugs is orientated.. which way should the distributor rotor face while #1 is at tdc? Looks like directly towards rear of block according to online pics
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