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  1. Guillaume69

    Unbearable squeaking coming from the front

    Yes, the spring perch might be the culprit. At least that’s what it was in my case. Try the Opentracker Racing roller spring perch. High quality parts that completely solved my squeaking issues. http://opentrackerracing.com/product/roller-spring-perches/ G
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    Midlife vs Michael?

    Lots of people evacuated the area before it hit. Phone lines usually get saturated by so many people trying to call their friends and loved ones. Electricity goes out for a while too. He’ll be back in time. People in these coastal areas know what do when a hurricane comes their way. Looks like Tyndall AB got pretty much wiped out... Airmen will be in need for help over there. G
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    1969 Heater Box Question

    Thank you!
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    Car gender?

    Touché! LOL Just so you know: « Sacrebleu » “Old familiar French swear word used to describe anger, astonishment or admiration. Origin of the expression "sacrebleu" This expression is a softer deformation of "sacredieu" where “bleu” is put in the place of “Dieu” (God), to avoid blasphemy. Indeed, in the middle age, the very act of pronouncing the name of God was not only blasphemous but also punishable by physical punishment. That is why all the French expressions containing the term God have been modified in order to avoid the wrath of Church officials.”
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    Car gender?

    Interesting topic, this one! Allow me to give you a different prospect here, if I may. Language is a key factor. In English, objects have no gender. You say (or write) « a » car, « a » ship, « a » wrench, « a » screw driver... Gender only comes into play when the object becomes the subject of a verb, right? The problem is that you can chose if it’s going to be a “he” or a “she”. Or stay a genderless “it”, actually. In French, for instance, all nouns have been given a gender very long ago. I do not know when or why. I just now that grammatically, a car is a “she” . We say une voiture. A truck is a “he”: un camion. We just have to memorize it as kids, when we learn to speak. As a grown up, you just know that a chair is feminine (une chaise) and an armchair is masculine (un fauteuil)... Now as far as ships are concerned, in French, the noun “ship” is masculine. We say “un navire” (“un bateau” , for a boat). Now when sailors call a ship by its name, it varies. The Titanic was always called masculine (Le Titanic). L’Hermione was always considered feminine. The gender goes with what they are called after. I wonder how this goes in Mandarin... G
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    1969 Heater Box Question

    Randy, Here are pics of my 1969 non-A/C heater box. Hope this helps. G
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    Head and cam combo

    2”1/2 pipes are also phenomenal, when it comes to how your car sounds, throughout the entire rpm range... Muscle car sound, for those who enjoy that kind of music. G
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    Head and cam combo

    Hello Maleah, Sounds like there is a lot in common between our cars. Here is my set-up: Original 351W, 0.030 over 600 cfm Edelbrock Performer recalibrated w/ #1450 metering rods (after dyno) Intake: Weiand stealth 8023 Heads: Stock 1969 cast iron Windsor, w/ 1.460 OD Valve springs and ARP rocker screw in studs Cam: Howard Cams #CL22127510 in .528 / ex .533; Duration in 270/ ex 278; Duration @ .050: in 217 / ex 225; LSA: 108; Lifters: Howard Cams Hyd/roller Push rods: Trick Flow (TFS-21407750) chrome moly 5/16x7.750 Roller rocker arms: Scorpion (SCCSCP3017BL) 3/8x1.6 Hooker Comp headers with Flowmasters 2,5 inches exhaust lines (car is manual 4 spd Toploader, no PS) This has worked real good for me, even though I can feel the stock Windsor heads are restrictive at « higher » RPM. Better heads are on my bucket list. As is, motor feels very healthy and pulls really nice and strong in the low/mid range. It’s got 15,000 miles now (was rebuilt in 2014) and I get a very decent mileage when I behave myself... With the 3.0 stock rear end, was timed at 140 mph on some secret highway over here. Super stable and reliable steering (with some opentrackerracing parts in the front), the car rides straight like an arrow. But man, it felt like Lucifer himself was pushing on the rear bumper! G
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    voltmeter install

    There might be a « cleaner » method indeed. I simply followed RCC Innovations mounting instructions (see attached) which seemed good enough for me. It allows the conversion without altering the original underdash harness, which was important for me. You only mess with the printed circuit here (and your ammeter, of course). Only downside of this method is now you have an additional wire (the red one) to disconnect when removing the cluster. The good thing is I never had to remove my cluster since I did that conversion. It’s been perfectly working for me as is for 4 years and 15,000 miles. Thanks to Randy, I might add!! ;-) G XR7Voltmeter.pdf
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    voltmeter install

    Hi, I’ve done this conversion a couple years ago. Works perfect! Just make sure you state your min/max voltage values (12/15 in my case) before you send your ammeter for conversion. They’ll set it with the right resistor from scratch. As far as adapting the printed circuit board, here’s how it looks once done. Hope this helps, along with Randy’s advice. G
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    2nd Boss 302 Gathering - France - 8 Sept 2018

    Our participants list is growing, crossing the 30 cars mark. Hope to see more 69-70 Boss 302 European owners join us! G 1/ Guillaume69 - 2013 GB Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 2/ Olive74 - 1970 MB Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 3/ Phœnix101 - 2012 RR Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 4/ Armazeus - 2012 KB Boss 302 - FRA (P) 5/ Pachouille - 2012 BR Boss 302 LS - CH (I+P) 6/ Spider69 - 2013 SBY Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 7/ Davis302 - 2013 GB Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 8/ Charles26 - 2013 RR Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 9/ Gérard - 2013 GB Boss 302 - CH (I+P) 10/ OrangeBoss - 2012 CO Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 11/ Boubous - 2013 SBY Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 12/ Karim63 - 2013 SBY Boss 302 - FRA (I) 13/ Jo Koos - 2012 CO Boss 302 - LUX 14/ Dennis Korte - 2013 RR Boss 302 - ALL 15/ Rouki89 - 2012 PW Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 16/ Frank Riff- 2013 GHIG Boss 302 - ALL 17/ Ian Kirby - 2013 LS - UK (I+P) 18/ Simon Roose - modèle à confirmer - UK 19/ Bernard34 - 2013 RR Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 20/ Nono73 - 2012 BR Boss 302 LS - FRA (I+P) 21/ Geoffrey - 2013 GHIG Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 22/ Loulou - 2013 BS Boss 302 LS - FRA (I+P) 23/ Facty - 2013 GB Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 24/ Ace of Hearts - 2013 PW Boss 302 - FRA 25/ Serge C29 - 2013 SBY Boss 302 - FRA 26/ Gilbert - 1970 GB Boss 302 - FRA 27/ Lolo33 - 2007 Saleen 302 Parnelli Jones- FRA 28/ Zimbo - 2012 RR Boss 302 - FRA (I+P) 29/ Pierre - 2013 RR Boss 302 - FRA 30/ Kelly B - modèle à confirmer - UK
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    Idler arm silly question

    I thought no zerks were needed on roller bearings. Isn’t that so?
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    Idler arm silly question

    Aslanefe, I am pretty sure the picture used above actually shows the OT idler arm. Only one zerk. The Moog he’s got probably looks more like this (two zerks). G
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    Idler arm silly question

    Man, those OT front end parts are sweet aren’t they? After the roller spring perches, this one might very well be my next upgrade. Not so pricey considering how long it will last. Their roller UCA and LCA are way pricier.... G
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    Printed circuit board

    New printed circuits work fine but as mentioned above, it takes patience and finesse to set them properly. Everything ties down to centering everything carefully when tightening the gauges nuts so that the threaded studs don’t ground on the metal frame, as Midlife explained. G
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