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    Rear wheel spacing

    Could also be an issue with the leaf springs, measure from the back spring bolt to the center of the axle on both sides and see if there is a difference.
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    Craig from New Zealand

    Wow, that motor looks amazing, this guy from New Zealand must have a bucket load of cash, or is he paying you in sheep :-)
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    Welding a Hurst shifter handle

    I remember a long time ago making a bracket such as this one to preposition a T5 shifter in a 65 mustang, not sure if you can do the same.
  4. Sounds like the carb is getting to hot, so try a phenolic carb spacer and see if that helps.
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    Wire routing and fuse selection

    Also bare in mind that the solenoid does not have to be mounted next to the battery, you can mount it anywhere in the front even under the dash panel on the firewall if you want.
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    Chasing a Vibration - Flex Plate?

    Either way, its something that needs be addressed before you pull the engine. If it the flex plate, its a hell of a lot cheaper than having the internals balanced and then to find you still have a vibration.
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    Chasing a Vibration - Flex Plate?

    I have just measured my old 28oz flex plate counter weight and I have the same measurements as RPM, so you may be onto something with the wrong plate.
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    painting stripes

    Just thought I would add additional info to your question, one thing you never do is sand base coat, especially metallic, but even base colours as it can change the colour or cause patches and any scratches will be seen though the clear coat, you can however lightly remove nibs in the base and use a tack rag. That's why I clear coat over base before sanding. Hope this makes sense.
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    painting stripes

    So I have always found it best to lay down the stripe colour first, you need a couple of clear coats on top because you need to flatten the paint with 800 wet grit, because you need a smooth flat surface to lay the tape on, this is to avoid paint bleed under the tape, one thing you don't want to do is go through to the base colour, that means you will need to start again. You also need to buy your paint from the same supplier and not mix and match base or clear. Some need to lay down an etch primer first some have a DTM (direct to metal) 2 pack primer, I would suggest using a 2 pack high fill primer over the entire car to start with, I also like to apply filler to bare metal, some like to lay filler on top of primer. Go to this web site, their paint is good quality and a good price, you can also join up if you need advice from professional painters. https://www.autobody101.com/forums/
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    painting stripes

    This is how I do it, lay down the stripe colour and then cover with two coats of clear, let it flash off for a couple of days and then flatten with 800 grit, mask off your stripes with 3M fine line tape and spray the base colour, short flash off time and then remove tape and clear coat the entire car. Let it dry and degas for a week to 10 days and if you want you can flatten again and apply two more coats of clear. Just make sure that you clean the panels thoroughly and wipe down with wax and grease remover before painting
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    Need help: wonky brakes

    The little guy was just brake dancing ;-)
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    C-4 transmission

    It sounds like the torque converter has not been fitted properly, maybe check that first, you need to have it seated correctly.
  13. Probable a better idea is to measure the FMX from the back of the engine to the slip yoke and then compare the measurement with your top loader.
  14. Its hard to say what has been done to your car over the years, but it may have had an early system along the lines of these systems. I know it a vette, but it may give you an idea. https://www.autozone.com/repairguides/GM-Corvette-1963-1982-Repair-Guide/Emission-Controls/Transmission-Controlled-Spark-TCS-System/_/P-0900c152800836b0
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    Remote jumper cable posts - good or bad?

    What you have to bare in minds is that its a 12volt system and because of that you need to take into account the volt drop so over the distance you mentioned, yes you need to use 0 AWG gauge wire. CCA of a starter motor can exceed 400 amps on start up.
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