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    Tire Hardness and Aging

    I bought myself a little toy from Amazon and it arrived yesterday. It’s a Durometer and I wanted it to test tires.

    https://i.imgur.com/cVy8Tl6.jpg

    I think I should have researched it more as...
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    That's too bad it doesn't change much. Unless...

    That's too bad it doesn't change much. Unless something is going wrong when you measure, it looks about time to return the bell-housing and choose something else.

    One thing that can happen, is the...
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    Those shims to get things parallel are huge. It...

    Those shims to get things parallel are huge. It would also affect the bore run-out. Tilt the housing and the bore hole changes too.

    I think you ought to remove the shims and check the bore...
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    Here's a couple of sources: ...

    Here's a couple of sources:

    https://www.grainger.com/category/raw-materials/shim-and-shim-stock/slotted-shims

    https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/74632233?fromRR=Y

    The second link has...
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    Wow! Good thing you caught that. Something is...

    Wow! Good thing you caught that. Something is either worn or out of alignment for the guide plate to do that. When you take it apart, check the top of the valve stem to make sure it's square, the...
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    First of all you need to know whether they are...

    First of all you need to know whether they are hydraulic or solid lifters. The original 429 used hydraulic lifters. They are not adjustable, but if you have after-market rockers, then they say to...
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    NO!!! Despite it would probably be safe, I'd...

    NO!!! Despite it would probably be safe, I'd need to hire a look-out for it and would still feel uncomfortable.... i.e. I wouldn't enjoy the movie on account of worrying about it.
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    2mm is quite a lot. That might require shimming...

    2mm is quite a lot. That might require shimming up to 0.040" and that's if your 2mm is at the outer edge of the B-H. Ford says if it needs a shim over 0.010" discard the bell-housing. Couldn't find a...
  9. Before I get started; Awe... nice comments...

    Before I get started; Awe... nice comments fellows. Thank-you. I should have mentioned this a while back, but things went a little awry at home and the missus wound up in the hospital for 8 days due...
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    I read once that it's best not to change the...

    I read once that it's best not to change the antifreeze often. Apparently the chemicals additives in the anti-freeze eventually neutralize things and corrosion is held at bay. Draining and putting in...
  11. This is similar, but I don't think it's...

    This is similar, but I don't think it's identical. The "mesh" is different, but perhaps that's all they changed for production reasons. What's interesting (as I was thinking along the lines of...
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    Well.... no. I had forgotten it works backwards....

    Well.... no. I had forgotten it works backwards. So I looked it up. You are correct it works from "out" to "in". Here's a picture detailing two blurbs form my older and newer build manuals:
    ...
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    Not a SRV8 owner, but I have Spax shocks on my...

    Not a SRV8 owner, but I have Spax shocks on my car. The first 4 clicks are not discernible, so you may not have actually reached bottom fully, but stopped as you weren't hearing clicks.

    It was...
  14. Thank-you for your reply. It was starting to get...

    Thank-you for your reply. It was starting to get lonely in this thread... LOL.



    That's a very good idea. I've never owned a cellphone, much less an iphone, but my son has one and I'm sure he'd...
  15. First of all, I must apologize to Kiel and the...

    First of all, I must apologize to Kiel and the once-upon-a-time lad. I didn’t take their post seriously enough. As mentioned in my last post, I can get the same GM caliper with a larger piston area...
  16. Odd you should post today Gav as I have further...

    Odd you should post today Gav as I have further info. It makes all the calculations and speculations I made so far… sort of irrelevant.

    Turns out GM made their D52 calipers with quite a variety...
  17. I've been trying to put some numbers together to...

    I've been trying to put some numbers together to quantify the advantage of the new calipers I am considering purchasing. Not a whole lot of luck, but here goes:

    1/ Total piston area increase,...
  18. Thanks Colin. I understand now. It's definitely a...

    Thanks Colin. I understand now. It's definitely a possibility although finding room may have to be a bit imaginative.
  19. Really? I was picturing one of those vacuum units...

    Really? I was picturing one of those vacuum units that mounts on the firewall. Anyone have a link for an example?
  20. Colin: The thought crossed my mind for about 2...

    Colin: The thought crossed my mind for about 2 seconds. I doubt it could be done without major changes. My brake and clutch pedals sprout up from the floor with all the master cylinders directly...
  21. Front Brake Caliper Upgrade; Ponderings and Questions

    I’ve been investigating a minor front brake upgrade. Currently, I can slow down pretty good, but I can't lock the wheels (yes, you shouldn't do that, but if you can, it tells you that there's...
  22. Thread: Winter Lay Up

    by Eggbert
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    [QUOTE=KevinW;590771]- ah, but how cold and damp...

    [QUOTE=KevinW;590771]- ah, but how cold and damp is your winter in your garage John?[QUOTE]

    Unheated garage. Winter can drop to -22degC outside (usually only about -12 or so), although inside temp...
  23. Thread: Winter Lay Up

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    Mine sits from about now until May. Never do a...

    Mine sits from about now until May. Never do a thing other than turn it off and walk away. Same thing since 1996.

    Putting it on axle stands takes weight of the tires, but allows the suspension to...
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    I did a clutch change a while back and everything...

    I did a clutch change a while back and everything worked very well. Now that I have a few miles on it, I find it won't go into First once everything warms up... say after 1/2 hour of driving.

    I...
  25. Thread: project binky

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    Thanks Clive! I don't know why I didn't pay...

    Thanks Clive! I don't know why I didn't pay attention to this thread before, but I have now and I'm thoroughly enjoying the episodes. Up to Episode 9 now.

    Amazing design and fabrication skills,...
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