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2 months ago
1STLM
Thanks Kevin. I couldn't see it oiling with an adjustment cover installed. With no cover, all rockers are definitely oiling. In fact, the noisy rocker has lots of oil. When adjusting, it gets quiet for a few seconds then the clatter resumes. I imagine a broken spring would continue to be noisy. I don't know which cam this motor has in it but the gear end is hand engraved 260. I sup
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2 months ago
1STLM
Should I be able to see oil squirting through the rocker arm hole? I cannot.... Are there oiling problems associated with Melling lifters? I also have a persistent clatter on #6 exhaust, even after replacing the lifter. If the guide is worn can that be felt with the spring installed? Thanks for any ideas.
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4 months ago
1STLM
Does anyone know if a 12 oz tube of lube would fill a 66 box? Thanks
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6 months ago
1STLM
I am also using one and found that the 3 second run time was not long enough to prime the carb after the car sat for a long period. I installed a momentary push button switch, wired into the accessory side of the ignition, for priming. I can tell when the carb is full while priming, because the pump loads down some. Otherwise, it works well. I also wired in a Ford inertia switch, located in t
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6 months ago
1STLM
Thanks Gary, much appreciated. Do you leave the speakers in the brackets when putting the top down. I like my rock and roll too, but also value my hearing! So, this may just work out for me too.
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6 months ago
1STLM
Cody, my car is a 01C LOS car and the screws are 5/8" from the edge.
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8 months ago
1STLM
Allan, I tried to use Steele's seals on my 66 also and had the same experience. After gluing them in and getting poor results, I returned them for credit. My originals were dried out and had minor cracks. I decided to rejuvenate them using 99% isopropyl alcohol, winter green oil and silicone oil. After soaking a couple days they came out nice and shiny and pliable. I then filled the crac
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9 months ago
1STLM
Montana may not be considered a dry climate state, compared to some, but the humidity is low all year. Now days most areas mix salt with sand and there is some use of liquid ice melt being used too for winter road maintenance but I believe salt and ice melt is a fairly recent thing. Typically, there is very little rust on older car bodies that are sitting around, even if they have been out in th
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9 months ago
1STLM
For you wagon guys... This looks like a decent Montana body. Not mine.
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1 year ago
1STLM
PM sent on #1.
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1 year ago
1STLM
After having my speedometer rebuilt it was inaccurate also. The rebuild shop told me to document the speedometer reading and a GPS reading about every 20 MPH. I sent the speedometer back to them, along with the comparisons, and they readjusted it. It is now spot on.
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1 year ago
1STLM
Bicycle inner tube rubber may work. I used it inside my late model quarter window weather strip, between the quarter window and door glass. I wet it with glass cleaner, slipped the weatherstrip in place then trimmed the excess rubber with a razor blade. I found that Clarks seal material easily torn when installing the weather strip or frame.
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1 year ago
1STLM
Part has been found. Thanks
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1 year ago
1STLM
I am looking for a left/drivers door vent window frame stainless trim piece that fits over the rear vent channel. The vent window interior latch slides over this piece. It will slide off the frame with the vent assembly removed from the door. Hoping to find one that is bend and ding free. A need for polishing is not a concern. Thanks
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1 year ago
1STLM
Have a NOS YH with throttle body. Flange of TB, up against carb/TB gasket is sprayed black. The separating gasket or chrome screws are not painted nor is the turbo end of the TB. The TB flange is painted approximately to the base of the flange where the barrel begins.
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1 year ago
1STLM
Joel, that makes sense. I am thinking my brake issues are related to shoe contact with the drums and the need for them to wear in. I am not sure how well they should work since this is my first late model. Back in the when I drove a 64 for a few years there were no brake concerns. I don't have any pulling or anything like that. The car has very few miles since the brake work so, for now
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1 year ago
1STLM
"Why do you think they are out of round?" The shoe drag was inconsistent as I rotated the drums. This was also confirmed using a caliper. Should the shoe drag be consistent as the drum is rotated? I always ran a reversed lug nut up against them to make sure they were seated. By the way, I ordered new drums from O'Reillys and they were out of round by .080"! They offe
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1 year ago
1STLM
I don't recall the amount of contact on the previous two sets of shoes but the current front contact is decent, maybe 70%. The rears are less, maybe 50 - 60%. The rear drum diameter was close to original, until I had them turned a couple times trying to get them round again. They are now better but still not quite round. No one has been able to center a drum on a lathe around here. It wa
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1 year ago
1STLM
All of the new brake parts were from Clarks, including the new dual master cylinder. I have now had three different sets of shoes on the car, all with the same results. The drums have all been turned, some more than once because of bad results. I have been thinking to just run them and see if they wear in.
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1 year ago
1STLM
Watch those cylinders. If they have storage time on them, take them apart and check for rust inside. Lubricate seals with brake fluid when installing. I am now inspecting any cylinder no matter where I get them from. Interesting comment Al. I put all new brake components, including dual master cylinder, in my 66 and it takes excessive pedal pressure to even stop marginally. Clarks told me if
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1 year ago
1STLM
Not mine.... Looks like a nice car. A/C RR Corsa block 140?
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2 years ago
1STLM
I bought National bearings from Ca. Corvairs and was assured the radius would not be a problem. In fact, I bought three and had one honed for a slip fit to ease the process of reshiming. That may be something to consider. I wonder if removing your bearing may lead to some damage. Harbor Freight may have a clamshell type bearing puller that would clamp between the core and the pinion gear. If
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2 years ago
1STLM
James, you're welcome. I will be putting my own diff together soon and have benefited from your post here. So, thanks to you and all who have responded. I am looking forward to a quiet drive train when through!
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2 years ago
1STLM
The Clarks kit shims have an ID=1.357 - 1.3585. The OD=1.8475. The kit includes one of each: .006, .008, .0105, .015 and .018.
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2 years ago
1STLM
James, I have a brand new, unused Clarks shim kit at home. I can measure those tonight and get back to you.
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2 years ago
1STLM
Thanks Ken, much appreciated.
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2 years ago
1STLM
Ken, thanks for the response. I have read the manual, several times. If the bearing preload is decreasing after turning the assembly with a drill, it seems likely that the side bearing and pinion bearing preloads are both decreasing. I thought that if there was a side bearing preload target range, it might make sense to readjust the left side adjuster to within that range rather than just goi
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2 years ago
1STLM
Ken, are you spinning the whole assembly with a drill to adjust preload, or the pinion and side bearings separately? Should the side bearing preload be in the same range as the pinion bearings (9-11 in lbs)?
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2 years ago
1STLM
Regan, is this a service you are willing to provide? I am suspect that I also have a pump shaft leak, after using JB Weld. I now have a spare rear housing that I could ship (after cleaning up!). Do you also mill the cover surface to restore the pump cavity depth?
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2 years ago
1STLM
I used the oil filter bolt to install the Clarks electric sender/gauge and the gauge reads about 7 PSI low, which was consistent with a replacement gauge also. Has anyone verified accuracy of the other electric gauges mentioned here?
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