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3 days ago
RexJohnson
The cars with HD suspension came with a large tag attached to the steering wheel to warn you that the car sat lower. I don't know if the earlies had the tags but it is shown in the assy. manual for the lates.
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3 days ago
RexJohnson
The switch at #1 provides a ground when it gets too hot. So power up a light bulb from your ignition and then hook up the ground side of the bulb to the spade terminal of the switch. I would install a grommet around the dipstick tube also.
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4 days ago
RexJohnson
To add extra cooling for pulling my trailer in the summer I took an early set of lower shrouds that have the thermostat towards the front of the car. These were used up till '63 I believe. I then cut out the bottom behind the T stat and left the sides complete. This opened up about 2/3 of the bottom. The T stats stayed hooked up so the doors didn't flop around and with the front part st
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4 days ago
RexJohnson
As some have said the hardest one to find is the one you had 5 minutes ago.
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4 days ago
RexJohnson
I asked a manager at a tire store years ago what the difference was between a car tire and a trailer tire. He said that the trailer tires didn't have the side traction that a car tire did? I guess this would be could in a multiple axle trailer when you are making a corner. It would not be good in a car if you took a corner very fast.
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4 days ago
RexJohnson
Yes I do.
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15 days ago
RexJohnson
What year is your More Door? In '65 the rear belts were optional so there is probably no mounting nuts just dimples where you would drill holes and mount them. If it is a '66 or '67 then you can look in the rear fender well and see the large square nut. The sizes I remember are 7/16" or 1/2" both were fine threads. I can't remember what years used which size but if t
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16 days ago
RexJohnson
They go under the pillar covers.
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16 days ago
RexJohnson
The FC wheels also had the little nobs to hold on the optional wheel covers. In '62 Chevrolet added clips to the wheel covers and took the nubs off of the wheels. If you put a '60 or '61 wheel cover on a later wheel there is nothing to hold it on.
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16 days ago
RexJohnson
I think that the SS package came out in '61. There was a story of the first year SS in one of my dad's old Hot Rod magazines. It had a 409 4sp and the writer said that they should have named it the Incredible. I also remember that they were 2 door and convert. I think that when the Caprice first came out that they were 4 door hardtop only.
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18 days ago
RexJohnson
From the look of the "engine compartment" picture the son of the guy that torched the factory A/C holes might have been involved with this project.
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18 days ago
RexJohnson
It seems that I read somewhere that you could put something like WD-40 on the fine cracks and it would wick into them and they would go away for awhile?
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18 days ago
RexJohnson
The 37 amp I saw was at a swap meet a few years ago. The guy had 2 or 3 of them.
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18 days ago
RexJohnson
The outside diameter of the throttle bushings did change. I'm not sure if it was early/late or just a point in time. I believe that the later ones have a larger OD.
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20 days ago
RexJohnson
Take your daughter out for a ride around some corners and then ask her, would a Grandma car do that? If you still have to do something the tire/wheel combo and a simple spoiler would be all that you would need.
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23 days ago
RexJohnson
If it won't start with starting fluid it is not a lack of fuel. It could be too much fuel as Tim talking about or it could be ignition. If you have someone to help you, holding the coil wire (dist. end) a 1/4" away from metal and cranking it should tell you if it has spark. When checking for spark make sure that you don't become the conductor of the spark!
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23 days ago
RexJohnson
That hose to the air cleaner is a California thing. Emissions started in '61 for California and the first system was a tube up thru the top shroud and to the bottom (dirty side) of the air cleaner. It simply diverted the road draft tube into the air cleaner so that it could be burnt.
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25 days ago
RexJohnson
The turbo dist. that DALE mfg made was based on the '60-'61 clip on cap style dist.
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25 days ago
RexJohnson
One of the differences between the '65 cars and '66 and later is the inside front seat attaching point. In '65 the 2 inner points are studs with the outers being bolts. In '66 and later only the rear inner attaching point is a stud and the other 3 are bolts.
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25 days ago
RexJohnson
The larger front wheel cylinders and smaller M/C was just on the earlies with metallic.
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28 days ago
RexJohnson
On an internally regulated alternator you could probably go inside the alternator with switch wires to shut off the charging. To reduce the drag of an internal regulated alternator I have seen 37 amp versions that wouldn't have much drag. These were probably from the early 70's on cars without any options.
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30 days ago
RexJohnson
The way to make any cam gear fail-safe as far as coming off is to put in a couple of set screws.
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30 days ago
RexJohnson
S. Vellani your dipstick tube looks like it is in upside down. It is sticking up way to far. The 140 hp tubes (yes they are different) have a bulge/ridge in the tube at the top that looks the same as the bottom end that stops it from going too far into the crankcase. The 140 tube has an extra bend at the top so that the dipstick will clear the air cleaner cross over with the 4 carbs. The bottom p
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4 weeks ago
RexJohnson
I have never seen anything with the inter-lock that could cause it to go into 2 gears but it is possible. I would be looking at the syncro dogs on the 3rd/4th syncro assy.
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5 weeks ago
RexJohnson
It will fit but you have to have the yoke vertical? Then you start the bottom of the yoke and then rotate the assy. up and into the trailing arm.
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5 weeks ago
RexJohnson
That car has Oregon plates on it.
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5 weeks ago
RexJohnson
Yes I was talking about front lower corner so that would not help your problem. As Joel said rolling that upper edge is an option.
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5 weeks ago
RexJohnson
Where is it hitting? If it is the lower corner it is possible to shift the wheel back slightly by shifting the upper control arm back by adding more shims to the rear attaching bolt. This would increase the caster so you would then shorten the strut rod to put the caster back to where it was. You might need to adjust the camber slightly also. This would move the whole tire assy. back in the wheel
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6 weeks ago
RexJohnson
That hood ornament might be from an early Chevy II?
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6 weeks ago
RexJohnson
They make spacers that go between the seal and the bellhousing which moves the seal inward. I believe that Clark's sells them.
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