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    bigmal got a reaction from Maynard in Body Panels made in Taiwan   
    I found this really interesting. 
    Taiwan Makes American Trucks Great Again! Tour of Sheet Metal and Replacement Parts Factories (youtube.com)
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    bigmal reacted to RPM in Can't post pictures   
    I don't know about Phil, but I still delete a lot of bot posts.
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    bigmal reacted to Mach1 Driver in Can't post pictures   
    I get a message to "Please contact us for assistance" whenever I try to insert a picture, and get a "failed upload" notice. We all know that Ben has bigger fish to fry than this seemingly little problem. I'm happy the site is up and running again, but it's pretty useless without the ability to post pictures. I assume that this is an unintended consequence of the effort to keep the bots off the site. Perhaps all uploads have been blocked? Does anyone have some insight into this problem? 
    Edit, it seems the only way to get a picture is via a hyperlink, but obviously you need someplace to park the pictures for retrieval.
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    bigmal reacted to RogerC in 351 Cleveland - Setting Red Line   
    Your 5K limit is sensible. If you were to rebuild and take care of the vulnerabilities it would probably be good to around 5.5K - 6K. Though the engine was designed to run at 7K in 4V form, the vulnerabilities make that risky. Rod bolts are good but the nuts are the failure point. If you're running stock valves, those are ticking time bombs. The oil system has some issues also. As D0ZX said the cam and heads are going to limit any useable power up high anyhow.
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    bigmal reacted to DOZX in 351 Cleveland - Setting Red Line   
    Stock rods are not too safe after 6. Stock rod bolts too? What valves are you running? The cam and 2v heads will probably save you getting from higher RPM anyway. 
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    bigmal reacted to RPM in Hand held english wheel   
    How deep is the throat? Yikes, that sounds like a movie title. 
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    bigmal reacted to Ridge Runner in Body Panels made in Taiwan   
    I have used a lot of after market sheet metal and i find most of it to be very good ,there is cheaper stampings that really dont fit worth a crap but parts like Dynacorn, i have had very few pieces i didnt like .  I have made several 65 -68  fast back conversions and the guys always tell me their body guy is very happy with the turn out ,a couple told me the body work is pretty much the panel joints . I see people bitch and moan ...usually on face book , but its usually guys that dont have a clue what they are doing in the first place!
    With out these replacement panels most cars would probably not be fixable . Now you do need to do some gap work but the ford tooling panels right at the end were getting terrible. 
    So with good original panels nearly gone i for one am very glad for the Tiawan panels  
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    bigmal reacted to aslanefe in Bandwidth issue   
    Looks like Ben made some progress; no bots lately.
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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in AC COMPRESSOR Rebuild where?   
    Just in time for winter! 
     
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    bigmal reacted to TexasEd in Can I buy the site?   
    Seriously. I would love to take care of this place. 
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    bigmal reacted to Ridge Runner in Bandwidth issue   
    Then the Russian classes i have been taking would be worthless !
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    bigmal reacted to Lorcan78 in All American Car Show Australia   
    Wow, these cars are absolutely stunning! Australia's classic car scene is a hidden gem, and it's incredible to see the popularity of U.S.-made classics down under.
     
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    bigmal reacted to RPM in Happy New Year!   
    Too late for that. Had an upper left crown come unglued last night, my dentist has had 3 emergencies already this morning so I'm booked for tomorrow. And this morning when moving a couch pulled it back over my left toe. Afraid to look at the toe, that's blood on my sock.

     
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    bigmal reacted to rwcstang in Happy New Year!   
    Glad the site is back up n running!
     
    Happy New Year everyone!
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    bigmal reacted to smh00n in A '70 sportsroof Grabber pack gets some love in Australia   
    The man said 20% loss was typical so I’m guessing 420 at the crank. The cam is rated to 6,600 and it drops power at 6,000 so at least I have a reasonably low-stress engine. 
    Never built a small block so I don’t know if this is ok, awesome or out of the ballpark for power. 
     
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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in 351C issues   
    Try running with the gas cap open/off. This will eliminate fuel tank venting as the cause.
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    bigmal got a reaction from det0326 in 351C issues   
    Try running with the gas cap open/off. This will eliminate fuel tank venting as the cause.
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    bigmal got a reaction from RPM in 351C issues   
    Try running with the gas cap open/off. This will eliminate fuel tank venting as the cause.
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    bigmal reacted to aslanefe in Vibration at about 45MPH   
    I made a set from aluminum long time ago for a set of wheels I had. And made a set from steel for the Magnum 500s I currently have on the car.
    Can't remember the alloy I used (6061 possibly) but aluminum was fine. Used whatever material I had laying around.
    If you find the right size of steel tubing, you do not need to remove a lot of material (especially from the inside) and should be able to machine it on a mini lathe with small passes.
    Or you can get 2 different sizes of tubing and slip and weld them before machining. That is what I had done with the Aluminum one, the lip was welded/machined.
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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in Vibration at about 45MPH   
    Definitely interested in these!
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    bigmal reacted to Mach1 Driver in Vibration at about 45MPH   
    something kinda like this?

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    bigmal got a reaction from Mach1 Driver in Vibration at about 45MPH   
    As someone who was chasing a vibration for almost 7 years I learnt that for me it was multiple sources. Makes if very hard to troubleshoot. I changed lots of things, sometimes more than once, and found each of the following made and improvement.
    Full engine balance Rebuilt tail shaft (3 times). Each timer it was out of true. Bent axles Rear Drums badly corroded. (I know this is odd, but it made a difference) Pinion Angles. For me 0deg difference did not work. Had to be 2 deg down at the front of the diff. I experimented with 1, 2, 3 and 4 deg shims until I got the best results. I have to be very careful bolting on the Magnum 500s to ensure I tighten the nuts in sequence, a little at a time or I will get a vibration. The holes appear worn. Will be replacing. While I still have a very minor vibration, it is almost completely gone.
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    bigmal reacted to Mike65 in Mike65's 69 Coupe build   
    Hi Vic,
       I am planning on using the RTX gauges. I ran the 2 ground wires one from the sender & one from the fuel pump to one of the gas tank bolts.

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    bigmal reacted to Ridge Runner in Dang it anyway!   
    Been working on it when i get the time ,so not a lot ! I sanded down both doors ,the hood ,trunk lid and both front fenders ,got them primed and block sanded ,one more primer coat and a good block sand and they are ready for paint . Still have the front and rear bumper ,the side skirts and a couple of smaller pieces to sand and prime and i can start on the body . It will be painted in pieces because its black and i can do it that way so it will be painted in three stages ,body first,then the doors ,fenders ,hood and trunk lid  ,then the plastic pieces . Using a new clear that cuts and bufs real easy so painting in pieces will allow me to take extra care with each piece .






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    bigmal reacted to Ridge Runner in 60 70 rear seat side panels .   
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