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vairmech
I'll make you one like I have.
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vairmech
jimc Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Last info I saw posted here and somewhere else was > that the folded fin and 12 plate were too close to > call an advantage and the one disadvantage, IMO, > is that the folded fin air passages are so fine > that keeping them clean is more difficult on a > regular basis. > > I think the CCF post
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vairmech
If you have any inclination to go with a TIG I have the Eastwood TIG WELDER I just recently had a chance to use it to it's full potential and I was surprised at what it did. While I cannot weld up full valve seats I did repair a rocker gasket surface and a damaged corner of a seat pocket, that is where the full 200 amps cones in! I then proceeded to dial it down and I welded some angle port exhau
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Yesterday
vairmech
There is somewhere as I remember the folded fin having almost the same BTU rating as the 12 plate cooler. It was published a long time ago, maybe in the Corsa Communique.
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2 days ago
vairmech
The only reason NOT to powder coat is if you are going for factory stock concours. Regular powder coat ONLY. I have had the mag fans ceramic coated because I wanted the silver color and my coater knew what was going on. Any part has to be blasted JUST before coating to get all of the impurities off the surface.
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2 days ago
vairmech
How dry is the PG system? New torque converter or drained used? Either way you can put 3 qts of trans fluid in so it is not dry. Do you have any round turn signal flashers? They fit in the axle seals perfectly and can stay there until you install the axles. As far as the trans shift cable I use a plastic plug for the hole but keep in mind that the dipstick has to be installed and that goes thro
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3 days ago
vairmech
Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > vairmech Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > With your screen name I am surmising you will > like > > the 280 with either a 2 or a 4 degree advance > key > > in the cam. I drive that cam in my built 69 140 > > engine and I have no issue
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5 days ago
vairmech
With your screen name I am surmising you will like the 280 with either a 2 or a 4 degree advance key in the cam. I drive that cam in my built 69 140 engine and I have no issues driving on the street, my wife also drives the car with no issues! Before you make a cam choice you need to figure or know what RPM you will be running in your autocross's and build for that. Keep in mind there is mo
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5 days ago
vairmech
Keep in mind that even the 1960-61 fan is directional. The blades are curved and not straight. That would be like turning your heater fan backwards or even the generator/alternator fan backwards. They move air but at a very reduced rate. The only easy fan that will work is the magnesium fan. The 64 Mg fan will fit on the early bearings, they went to the 65-9 bearing due to longevity.
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5 days ago
vairmech
Keep in mind electric pumps are made to push not pull. While some work back in the engine compartment that is not the ideal place. On the FC Jim B has the answer. I think I found that you could even fit one forward of the bulkhead next to the tank where the long rubber hose is. On a side note, I never hard mount the electric pumps. If you want to hear a drum beating all the time use a clamp t
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5 days ago
vairmech
Put some brake clean in the inlet of the pumps that don't make any sound and then see what happens. You can also test fuel pressure off the car, just tee in a gauge and also check the pump for leaks! Just hook up a fuel line to a can with an outlet and a shut off valve. Once you have fuel flowing through the pump shut off the valve and the push the pump up and down. The diaphragm should stay
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5 days ago
vairmech
In my time driving an FC and in cold weather I found that if I hung a piece of plastic behind the front seat that isolated the VERY large rear area. Close off the rear heater so everything goes up front. In 20 degree, (-6 C for you), weather yo will be comfortable. The plastic will tuck in the roof brace to hold it up and the rest can just be loose on the sides and floor. Look at your exhaust
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6 days ago
vairmech
Change the points screw!
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6 days ago
vairmech
richard1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I had never heard of breaking them in that way, > but I do believe in taking if roa a test drive of > 5 miles or so and checking the temperature (with > my hand) of the wheel nuts. They will tell you if > that wheel is over-tightened. I lost two tires on > my 99 4Runner after a mechanic over-adjuste
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7 days ago
vairmech
v8vair Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Ive always used the lead and trailing shoe, but > when i hand my Porterfield racing shoes made they > recommended a full lining on both shoes? More > Contact. On my Carbo Tech Racing shoe they > offered me the same choice but i went with the > lead and trailing. Cant say ive tried the full > shoe
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7 days ago
vairmech
Brizo Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > The most common cause I've been seeing for weak > brakes (especially on on EM's for some reason) is > roughly machined shoe linings, and drums with a > rough surface because they were re-surfaced too > fast -(often a FLAP store ). Both of these factors > combined can result in a very low percentage of
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7 days ago
vairmech
RexJohnson Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I was told that the short front shoe was softer so > that it would grab the drum and force the longer > harder shoe tighter to the drum. That is why there > is no anchor pin at the bottom so that the shoes > can all rotate together wedging the longer shoe > between the drum and the anchor pin. &g
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7 days ago
vairmech
croderique Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Is this the same procedure for the LM or are the > brakes that much different? I thought only > difference is the brake drum / shoes were larger > on the LM. Thanks, Chuck >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes, same procedure. The
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7 days ago
vairmech
Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > vairmech Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Personally I don't like > > the material if it is the grey to off white > > material. > > > Unless it's lighting or camera angle you're first > 2 picture look like different shoe material.
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7 days ago
vairmech
flamingchariots Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > This is very interesting topic. > > With this break-in pattern, is there any chance of > glazing the shoes? > > Should/can riveted shoes be modified too? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
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8 days ago
vairmech
That hasn't been needed to be done in about 40 years. With the molds they have the shoes are pretty constant in their radius. Unless you have NOS drums you could never arc the shoes properly for a larger drum. I just took off a relatively new set of shoes because of contamination and the contact was probably at 75% and that is mostly because the drums were belled some. I put new shoes on this
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8 days ago
vairmech
American Mel Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Yes, I remember brake-shoes always coming as you > have stated. > > But, why? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> I'm not sure I can explain the why properly but the term self energizing comes to mind. I think the only way to get the self energizing is to
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8 days ago
vairmech
As an FYI here are some measurements that I did on stock and deep seats. Stock valve seat. Deep seat. Stock seat Deep seat. Side by side
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8 days ago
vairmech
You could always call your local person that does the "deep" seats for a straight answer.
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8 days ago
vairmech
RKF Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > My 1917 Overland is 6'6" tall so I too needed a > trailer with a lot of interior height. > > I found a 24' trailer with an 8' ceiling. It is > made in Georgia by Anvil. > > Hauling my Rampside in the trailer is a piece of > cake. I just back the Rampy in to get the proper > weight distrib
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8 days ago
vairmech
I get the 189 brake shoes from either Advance auto or O'Reiley's. I have said this before that they look and sort of feel like a carbon metallic material. There are a couple of things I need to let some of you know, I grew up working on drum brakes. I know what they should look like and the way the originals were made. So with that here is what you get from the store now, if you notice all the l
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8 days ago
vairmech
Opt for the 20' the FC will have to be a little more forward than a car. Also make sure that the axles are NOT centered on the trailer and are biased to the rear. Make sure the trailer is a car trailer and not a utility trailer. The recessed D-ring tie downs are the greatest. E-track on the floor works also as long as it is tied into the frame, the same for the D-rings.
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8 days ago
vairmech
Start looking for a used enclosed trailer, they are out there even tall ones. This past summer there was one that sold for under $3,000. It needed very little work. The Tahoe is a minimal tow vehicle, while it will pull a trailer you also have to figure the weight of the vehicle being put on the trailer. I bet the Firebrier comes in at at least 3000#, might even be 3500#. You also need to look
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9 days ago
vairmech
If Steve doesn't hurry up I can send one or two also!
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9 days ago
vairmech
Dale, I to did a little more research on the Mg fans but I didn't have the time to go into the detail like you did. I can't really make up my mind if this starts with a stress crack and then the corrosion starts underneath or if the corrosion starts underneath leading to a stress crack, chicken or the egg? If you look at the picture above this is an original coated fan.
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