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Forum: Parts Wanted
August 3rd, 2016, 07:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Octania

Hmmm, see if another route works first. It might...

Hmmm, see if another route works first. It might be fall before I get out to the parts cars again, this "real job" is bullsnort. Plus the Corvette work after work work. Plus the family breaking...
Forum: Small Blocks
August 2nd, 2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

learned that one working for Bear Instruments,...

learned that one working for Bear Instruments, writing and revising Harley Davidson service manuals. They like that word a lot. I found obscure errors, and even errors in other-language manuals.
Forum: Parts Wanted
August 2nd, 2016, 07:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Octania

455 intake on a 350 would require some voodoo ...

455 intake on a 350 would require some voodoo

above I see one for $150? Jump on that.
Forum: 442
August 2nd, 2016, 07:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By Octania

How does a mouse infestation require head...

How does a mouse infestation require head castings?

There ar E heads around. Usuallw we put all 6 digits of the casting id together: E 403686

or just call 'em "E heads"

Watch out for F...
Forum: Parts Wanted
August 2nd, 2016, 06:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By Octania

I probably have a used one on the car yet is...

I probably have a used one on the car yet

is used OK?
Forum: Hurst/Olds
August 2nd, 2016, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Octania

All '68 Transes should have a VIN stamp LH side. ...

All '68 Transes should have a VIN stamp LH side. If not, then it can be for your car. Nothing to prove it's not. or is.

Protecto-Plate, if you have it, should list the exact trans serial # -...
August 2nd, 2016, 04:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By Octania

1/2 reamer cheap

I needed a 1/2" reamer for intake mods
Can't find my old one
$20 delivered at Amazon


Call Production Tool Supply


closeout, $3 each.
Seriously
Forum: Small Blocks
August 2nd, 2016, 03:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

Since you blew off the phasing description I...

Since you blew off the phasing description I already posted because you don't understand it, I'm not sure you'll listen to this either but here goes:
=====================
I understood it just fine...
Forum: Parts Wanted
August 2nd, 2016, 03:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Octania

kool double stamp error that is a WP pulley...

kool double stamp error

that is a WP pulley for sure

I can get to the pulley search maybe after work

Still got Corvette stuff to finish up - the old timer's festival is this next weekend
Forum: Parts Wanted
August 2nd, 2016, 03:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Octania

The cleaning process is like $50 and I cannot get...

The cleaning process is like $50 and I cannot get to it for at least two weeks.
August 2nd, 2016, 03:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By Octania

"Haven't tried just straight advance though, just...

"Haven't tried just straight advance though, just that port so I have the off-throttle advance"

The '65 Delta was issued with manifold vacuum to the dist'r. I wondered why.

Logic says if...
July 31st, 2016, 04:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,280
Posted By Octania

I'm starting to think I need to figure that...

I'm starting to think I need to figure that problem out. Mine will act like it's too advanced if I go near 12 - hard hot starts, high idle - but man does it drive great. So then I retard it, and its...
Forum: Parts Wanted
July 31st, 2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By Octania

I have an A4 and an Edelbrock I believe but,...

I have an A4 and an Edelbrock I believe

but, used oxidized MI parts

If you are in TX you would not be happy.

Either would need a blast clean and ck before shipping for sure. Adds to the...
Forum: Parts Wanted
July 31st, 2016, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By Octania

Specify? "good" in MI is what they call "rusty...

Specify?
"good" in MI is what they call "rusty pc of crap" in TX or AZ

I have that part but it's a MI part.
Forum: Small Blocks
July 31st, 2016, 03:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

Well stated, Oldscutlass today we had enough...

Well stated, Oldscutlass

today we had enough spark to make the timing light work. I even got the dial back one to work but only at higher rpm.

I can verify that if your spark pickup gets...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 31st, 2016, 08:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

OK I am reading stuff like this which worked...

OK
I am reading stuff like this which worked well for my 403

http://www.73-87.com/7387garage/drivetrain/qjetidle.htm

Many folks including the Olds factory drilled holes in the throttle plates...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 30th, 2016, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

A couple problems with that I did note the...

A couple problems with that

I did note the drilled dimple in the gear when I went to mark the gear before removing it. The dimple aligns with the rotor's contact. I did the shaft removal with...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 29th, 2016, 05:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

Might not get to the car tonight. Last night......

Might not get to the car tonight. Last night... we had trouble getting the NEW [aftermarket] whiz-bang starter to work.... again. Clunk of solenoid but no spin the engine. Then it works again. At...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 29th, 2016, 10:10 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

New developments last night I have never...

New developments last night
I have never encountered this before


Let's just say I suspected the distributor, in part because I had not gone thru it top to bottom. Rcvd with car, ck'd that it...
Forum: Transmission
July 27th, 2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By Octania

reads slow? wouldn't a reduced rolling radius...

reads slow?
wouldn't a reduced rolling radius result in the car going slower than the meter indicates? Therefore the readout is fast[er than actual]. Is this #3?
Forum: Small Blocks
July 27th, 2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

Come on people the owner is dying of cancer ...

Come on people
the owner is dying of cancer

I rarely ask for help here.

44 views and one suggestion. Thank you shiftbyear
Good call, I forgot they are adjustable and therefore need adjusting...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 27th, 2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By Octania

Need help on SOB- SBC initial start

Sorry for the Some Other Brand
It applies to any engine though


1978 Corvette
Elderly Owner has not long to go, we are trying to make it complete right now, by 06AUG2016


frame up...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 25th, 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By Octania

Is that in print in factory literature? ...

Is that in print in factory literature?
Wondering where that idea came from.


It seems implausible to me that coolant, thru the hose, IF the heater is on, thru air, then thru the choke...
Forum: Transmission
July 22nd, 2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,838
Posted By Octania

read the VIN stamp I thought it started with a...

read the VIN stamp
I thought it started with a 2
but it's hard to read
2 is Pontiac I believe.
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 22nd, 2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By Octania

A new pump can't hurt but it also won't help if...

A new pump can't hurt
but it also won't help if the problem is the line hooked to the wrong tube at the tank.
or an air leak in the suction line, etc.


Always look FIRST at the last thing...
Forum: Eighty-Eight
July 22nd, 2016, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 559
Posted By Octania

sounds like you hooked to the wrong line on the...

sounds like you hooked to the wrong line on the new sending unit. The size should have indicated which to use, but with replacement parts, assume NOTHING.
Forum: Electrical
July 22nd, 2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 680
Posted By Octania

Set I used recently came with a tool that cuts...

Set I used recently came with a tool that cuts the insulation properly and does a perfect crimp on the metal. Vice actuated on the crimping. It was a joy to use, with perfect results.
July 15th, 2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By Octania

Crossed starter wires, crossed fuel lines.... ...

Crossed starter wires, crossed fuel lines....


Might need a donor GS car.


if the Dist'r is at the front, how is the oil pump driven and where is the sump? I have seen ford motors with a...
Forum: Electrical
July 14th, 2016, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 686
Posted By Octania

This will be a great learning experience, how to...

This will be a great learning experience, how to use a VOM to find the fault. Bulb number diffs, socket diffs, all that.
July 14th, 2016, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,161
Posted By Octania

Such is my car. It was an original W30, with...

Such is my car.
It was an original W30, with one black plastic and the other painted black to match...
July 14th, 2016, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,424
Posted By Octania

What is the spring load applied to at the top? ...

What is the spring load applied to at the top?


The bottom appears to run thru the shock body and that one smallish crossways bolt.


looks sketchy to me.
Forum: Cars For Sale
July 14th, 2016, 09:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By Octania

link...

link...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 14th, 2016, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 457
Posted By Octania

the gasket should be above the fuel level. ...

the gasket should be above the fuel level.


probably dirt holding the needle open. Try blocking fuel inlet- pinch the FP inlet off- run the carb out of gas, then restart, the inrush of fuel...
Forum: The Clubhouse
July 14th, 2016, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 539
Posted By Octania

I find it hard to believe that the dog[s] shown...

I find it hard to believe that the dog[s] shown did THAT!


:-)


what? who, me?
Forum: Small Blocks
July 14th, 2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,221
Posted By Octania

I have never had one break at 80. Deflecting...

I have never had one break at 80.
Deflecting beam TW's are accurate until they break
clicker type, not so much.


I would ck the TW you are using against a calibration machine, or a beam...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 14th, 2016, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,813
Views: 74,751
Posted By Octania

If no link rod at all is connected to your...

If no link rod at all is connected to your secondary air valve, then there is no dashpot to control the speed of its opening. If you counter that with more spring wrap, your top end will suffer...
July 12th, 2016, 10:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Octania

"if not where can I find one" why would you...

"if not where can I find one"
why would you want to find one that doesn't fit?!?!


:-)
July 12th, 2016, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By Octania

I can only do phone pics at this time home...

I can only do phone pics at this time
home computer died again, setting up a new one takes WEEKS because I get like an hour at a time.
July 12th, 2016, 09:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Octania

J-405233 Intake REPLICA '68 H/O $400 plus sh'g

Cheap due to imperfections.
I did not notice the issues until after the modifications.


Has PCV boss, correct J and correct 405233 casting ID.
Made from J-398662 intake of course.

...
July 12th, 2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By Octania

UPDATE! Jim, the owner of the car, was able to...

UPDATE!
Jim, the owner of the car, was able to see the engine run! A couple minor water leaks before he got there, but it's very near drivable.


Jim has cancer of the lungs so we were trying...
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