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Today, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By VC455

Joe, the MS engineers do have a reason for...

Joe, the MS engineers do have a reason for change.

They poll people who do not use their products to learn the type of interface they favor.

They make that change to attract those non-users.
Today, 05:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By VC455

i worked as an engineer for a marketing-driven...

i worked as an engineer for a marketing-driven company for 25 years and can verify what Joe said.

Marketers are evaluated on their ability to come up with new products; they constantly tinker with...
Forum: Big Blocks
Yesterday, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By VC455

A Performer 455 intake mounts the carb 1.65"...

A Performer 455 intake mounts the carb 1.65" higher than a stock 455 intake.

Your air cleaner not have that much extra clearance to the hood. Remember you will need a bit of extra clearance to...
July 21st, 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By VC455

You're right, a closed impeller reduces...

You're right, a closed impeller reduces cavitation and can be turned faster to increase flow.

And other factors that can lower cavitation are the shape of the impeller blades, the clearance of the...
July 20th, 2019, 10:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,012
Posted By VC455

As hurstguy implied, another cooling system myth...

As hurstguy implied, another cooling system myth is that water can flow too fast through the radiator to cool properly. From a heat transfer standpoint that statement is nonsense.

I do think...
July 18th, 2019, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 295
Posted By VC455

In 1970, the curved strap goes under the tank and...

In 1970, the curved strap goes under the tank and the straighter strap goes between the body and the tank. Therefore, the strap bolt was at the bottom of the tank on the body side. 1969 should be...
Forum: Electrical
July 16th, 2019, 05:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By VC455

Speaker wire put into the blower harness...

Speaker wire put into the blower harness indicates the original wire had a problem. You are likely having the same problem that caused the original wire failure.

It is common on our cars for...
Forum: Small Blocks
July 15th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 576
Posted By VC455

Does it crank slower on the warm start?

Does it crank slower on the warm start?
Forum: Small Blocks
June 15th, 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,325
Posted By VC455

Years back I had Headers by Ed make a set of...

Years back I had Headers by Ed make a set of headers for my 4-4-2. Being in the same town, I went to his shop and he showed me shelf-upon-shelf of jigs that he used for various cars/engines. The...
June 13th, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,589
Posted By VC455

Hi Matt. Assuming you have a more-door...

Hi Matt.

Assuming you have a more-door Cutlass in the 1968 to 1972 range... If so, the wing window is taller than on a 2-door. I don't know of anyone who reproduces this yet. I say yet, because...
Forum: 442
June 13th, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,188
Posted By VC455

There are two routes you can go with EFI...

There are two routes you can go with EFI conversion.

You can use what some term an injection carb that replaces your QuadraJet. This is a bolt-on that can be used with any 4-bbl manifold,...
June 6th, 2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By VC455

I had the same problem with the sloped grilles. I...

I had the same problem with the sloped grilles. I finally figured out it was due to core support damage (the grille center mounting point bracket was bent). I put in an undamaged core support and now...
Forum: Paint
June 6th, 2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By VC455

Well put, Brad.

Well put, Brad.
Forum: Electrical
June 6th, 2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By VC455

You should not have that problem at 83. No crank...

You should not have that problem at 83. No crank indicates the voltage at the solenoid is low. Measure the voltage at the battery terminal before you try to crank--it should be close to 12.5--this...
Forum: Electrical
June 5th, 2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,408
Posted By VC455

Micky, allow me to fill in the details behind...

Micky, allow me to fill in the details behind what Robski is advising you to do...

In our cars, a 12 ga main power supply runs from horn relay through Alternator and Forward Lamp Dash Connector to...
June 2nd, 2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,031
Posted By VC455

Welcome. Great story! Nice work!

Welcome.

Great story!

Nice work!
May 31st, 2019, 06:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By VC455

Tom. Oops I didn't think about your belts...

Tom.

Oops I didn't think about your belts being absent and how you would not have that information... Yes, rears are standard buckle/tang manual belt with adjustment on the buckle side.

I'm...
May 31st, 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By VC455

Here's my experience--probably a bit different...

Here's my experience--probably a bit different than what you are thinking about, but it applies to your objectives as you stated them.

I wanted a tint to control heat inside the vehicle but...
May 31st, 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,433
Posted By VC455

Hi Tom. My 1970 Vista was equipped that way....

Hi Tom.

My 1970 Vista was equipped that way. The outer belts had chrome bolts at the floor and simple, single-bail retractors. Let me know if you need retractors--I have some of my style that...
Forum: Paint
May 29th, 2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,427
Posted By VC455

Don't ignore the significance of this when...

Don't ignore the significance of this when restoring your hood. Cracks indicate the underlying fiberglass has been over-stressed. This is normal for the age of the hood. The cracks will continue and...
May 27th, 2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 35,142
Posted By VC455

I had a long-distance romance in the early 80s. ...

I had a long-distance romance in the early 80s. I would see her every other week as part of my job in the plant where she worked. On one of my trips she presented me with the 1970 Vista that I...
May 26th, 2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,589
Posted By VC455

Welcome from Texas, y'all. You'll finds lots...

Welcome from Texas, y'all.

You'll finds lots of good help for any Olds problem on this site.

Looking forward to seeing your pictures!
May 26th, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,495
Posted By VC455

Masters are made with different diameters. The...

Masters are made with different diameters. The smaller diameter masters are for manual brakes because they put out higher hydraulic pressure for the same pedal pressure. I drove my ex-brother-in...
May 22nd, 2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 685
Posted By VC455

You have my apologies and those of most of the...

You have my apologies and those of most of the members on this site for your hot rod's not being treated with respect.

Most here are like me, very appreciative of anyone who puts in the effort to...
May 20th, 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By VC455

Tom, the pictures are of a mechanical clock. The...

Tom, the pictures are of a mechanical clock. The electro-magnets are in the first picture. The spring is in the second picture. It is a rotary spring wound between horizontal plates underneath the...
May 19th, 2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By VC455

What normally goes bad on the clock

Tom, if the electronic parts cleaner doesn't restore the clock function, look at the points. They may be stuck together or may look rough. Use a points file to smooth them. They get trashed when a...
May 19th, 2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By VC455

I have my DD outside with a good cover. I leave...

I have my DD outside with a good cover. I leave the windows cracked when covered and I've not noticed any dust or insects in the car; rain never gets in. It keeps the interior cooler when the car...
May 17th, 2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 615
Posted By VC455

Welcome. And know that we're especially good at...

Welcome. And know that we're especially good at answering unusual questions.
May 11th, 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By VC455

Bob, I've only bought directly from Inline, and...

Bob, I've only bought directly from Inline, and every order seemed to have some kind of problem.

To their credit, they always answered the phone and eventually worked out the problems. Try calling...
Forum: Electrical
May 9th, 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By VC455

Red face Thanks, Norm. The drawing shows the lead is...

Thanks, Norm. The drawing shows the lead is spliced in the engine compartment, just a few inches from the Alternator and Forward Lamp Dash Connector.

It shows the lead coming out of the loom at...
Forum: Electrical
May 9th, 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By VC455

Connector for Underhood Lamp

After my car (1970 Vista Cruiser) came back from the paint shop, the lead that connects to the underhood lamp was no longer in a obvious position. I looked for it but did not find it.

According...
May 8th, 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,182
Posted By VC455

When I was a child we lived in Minnesota and my...

When I was a child we lived in Minnesota and my Dad drove a '36 Buick. My grandfather ran a gas/repair station and put in alcohol (methanol) antifreeze in the winter with a 180 thermostat to help...
Forum: Electrical
May 7th, 2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 930
Posted By VC455

You can check if capacitors are the problem by...

You can check if capacitors are the problem by doing this:
connect the battery
disconnect the battery
reconnect the battery

If you get spark on first connect but no spark when reconnecting,...
Forum: Transmission
May 7th, 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By VC455

This is a fun project and will work out fine;...

This is a fun project and will work out fine; there are a few steps to it, but everything is do-able.

Buy a T-56 with adequate torque rating for your engine.
Some transmissions are rotated. I...
May 5th, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,107
Posted By VC455

What Joe was explaining is that the bolts clamp...

What Joe was explaining is that the bolts clamp two pieces of steel together. They keep things in place because their clamping force causes friction between the metal pieces and this friction is...
April 30th, 2019, 01:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By VC455

Sent you a PM so I don't hijack the OP's post...

Sent you a PM so I don't hijack the OP's post regarding stickiness.
April 30th, 2019, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By VC455

I tried an alternate route 18 months ago. I...

I tried an alternate route 18 months ago. I cleaned the wheel with naptha and sent it to have a leather cover put on it so it would color-match my interior.

The stickiness may saturate the...
April 30th, 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By VC455

Use your normal liquids, except leave the spray...

Use your normal liquids, except leave the spray heads at home.

Saturate a cloth with liquid, apply it, and wipe off as you usually do.

I do the same for tire dressing in my home garage because...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 30th, 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By VC455

Welcome. And we will certainly help you with...

Welcome. And we will certainly help you with your project.

To help you, we need to know more about your car...
Is it a 1972 Cutlass? What model?
Is the engine untouched internally? And if so,...
April 29th, 2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By VC455

Hello. from Texas

Welcome.

Your wagon looks great. And your website was done by an artist. The motorcycle picture is outstanding and I love the way the ghost Mustang plays hide and seek among the panels as you...
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