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Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By droldsmorland

If you were in the business then you know how...

If you were in the business then you know how expensive and what's involved in a good paint job done right.
Sounds to me like you need to purchase turn-key car, one that needs little tweaks. Leave...
Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By droldsmorland

You will be "making oil". But I'd follow what...

You will be "making oil". But I'd follow what Matt said. Replace the oil and the fuel pump. Verify oil pressure before road testing.
Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 468
Posted By droldsmorland

Check the fuel pump for sure. Connect a good oil...

Check the fuel pump for sure. Connect a good oil pressure gauge up to the block to see what it is actually reading. Shouldn't be guessing at oil psi.
Yesterday, 09:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By droldsmorland

Jim, Yes, indeed the smaller double wire clamps...

Jim,
Yes, indeed the smaller double wire clamps are for the T-Stat bypass hose. The constant-tension AKA spring clamps are for the heater and other small OD lines.
Do you have the J shaped bypass...
Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By droldsmorland

Yes the tags were slightly different on Fremont...

Yes the tags were slightly different on Fremont cars...at least the A bodies. It will generally have the 344 for a 442 same as the VIN.
My tag has 344878 on it. "BF" is the giveaway.
June 23rd, 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By droldsmorland

Your post is hard to understand. "will hesitate...

Your post is hard to understand. "will hesitate when pushing the gas pedal from a stopping point only. When I start to go I can hear the exhaust?? but give it a second then it wants to go or I push...
June 23rd, 2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By droldsmorland

I have a Fremont Z code car. The trim tag reads...

I have a Fremont Z code car. The trim tag reads K6. Ocean turquoise with parchment top and pearl gut, now go fast red black black.
B964 it very well may be Buckskin. Its not willow.
June 23rd, 2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 562
Posted By droldsmorland

For higher horse applications I toss the check...

For higher horse applications I toss the check valve. It causes fuel starvation at the upper end. I know this first hand. I fought nose over for a few years. Once I yanked the ck valve, nose over...
Forum: 442
June 22nd, 2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 361
Posted By droldsmorland

Please put a link to the other post here so it...

Please put a link to the other post here so it can be found.
June 21st, 2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By droldsmorland

Depends on which style of yoke you have. With the...

Depends on which style of yoke you have. With the car level how much of the machined surface is between the trans seal and unmachined yoke?
Are the inner splines all the way out to the end of about...
Forum: Cutlass
June 21st, 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By droldsmorland

If all the metal is there little to no bondo...

If all the metal is there little to no bondo everything works(big items) and its a solid car Id say 13-15K give or take. I'd have to see it in person to really zero in. Rusty 5-6K, Phoenix rot free...
Forum: Cutlass
June 20th, 2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 836
Posted By droldsmorland

Ya the window sticker with the VIN on it. There...

Ya the window sticker with the VIN on it. There is a difference in OEM vs Repro hoods. There are other details to look for in a factory hood
All of the parts could have been salvaged from a factory...
June 20th, 2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By droldsmorland

http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/ Stencils...

http://www.autocolorlibrary.com/

Stencils are available for the hood. Try it without first. You can lay them on the hood dry for another look. I'll bet you will like the sleeper mode w/o the...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 20th, 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

That's perfect or at least a good baseline,...

That's perfect or at least a good baseline, 14-8...22 and the rest in at 26-3000 rpms.(36-38-40* total)

Set the A/F mix at curb idle, advance can hooked up, at op temp with the choke fully open....
June 19th, 2019, 08:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 895
Posted By droldsmorland

Wide stripes... are you referring to the hood or...

Wide stripes... are you referring to the hood or the side of the body? Joe answered the body questions. There was a couple of strip options available for a CS. All RPO W25 OAI hoods got the special...
June 19th, 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 615
Posted By droldsmorland

Submit a pic of the cowl tag. Is that it, just...

Submit a pic of the cowl tag.
Is that it, just a single paint code digit? Is there a - or dash by the 6? Could be a G as the last poster says?

What's the number after the 87 in the VIN?
Forum: Small Blocks
June 19th, 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

Is this new one "level"? Did the Old(new) one...

Is this new one "level"? Did the Old(new) one look bent?
Up down play is normal there should be a little.
Vac canister set at 16* is too much IMO. Use full vacuum not ported. Your better off with...
Forum: 442
June 18th, 2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By droldsmorland

Thanks for the follow-up!

Thanks for the follow-up!
Forum: Small Blocks
June 13th, 2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

Good recap. This method will often ferret out...

Good recap. This method will often ferret out items overlooked. At a minimum get us back into a logical direction.
Give the current HEI a good visual inspection. Spin it inspect the gear and the...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 12th, 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

Let's reel this thread back in: I feel like...

Let's reel this thread back in:
I feel like we're chasing our tails.
You started with a flat spot and a stall.
Then we looked at ignition then fuel then charging et al...

Need to organize this...
June 12th, 2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By droldsmorland

From one Engineer to another do the simple...

From one Engineer to another do the simple working towards complex...you already knew that.
Sometimes when we're immersed into our own troubleshooting hell we lose sight of the simple, or sight outa...
June 11th, 2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By droldsmorland

By cutting or adding height to just one spring...

By cutting or adding height to just one spring you risk uneven ride and handling problems. You'd have to do each "axle" the same. This won't help as the problem will still follow.
On variable rate...
June 10th, 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By droldsmorland

Red I took my time typing the first reply I'm not...

Red I took my time typing the first reply I'm not contradicting you. You just beat me to the posting punch.
Many have used electrics with success. I'm a stickler for making Lansing's stock...
June 10th, 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,014
Posted By droldsmorland

Don, you have to go through the system from the...

Don, you have to go through the system from the tank to the carb and find the weak spots.
Do you see any gas from the carb squirters when it sits?
Is the fuel system OEM both in parts and...
June 10th, 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,442
Posted By droldsmorland

Did you check the bare frame for level and square...

Did you check the bare frame for level and square before you began restoring it?
The fact that you found altered springs tells me something was wrong before you got it.
When you swap the springs...
June 9th, 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By droldsmorland

Black, green stripe, green gut, but black top......

Black, green stripe, green gut, but black top... hummm...that would look kewl. The right shade of green of course.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 9th, 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

I dont think so it should be unlevel. Are you...

I dont think so it should be unlevel. Are you sure the cap is on right? Might have a bad cap? Sounds to me like this distributor got dropped from 30K feet when it was being shipped and no quality...
June 9th, 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By droldsmorland

Yes torque with the car on the ground, full...

Yes torque with the car on the ground, full weight on the chassis. Google...Look up the bolt diameter, grade, and thread count for torque.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 9th, 2019, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By droldsmorland

The NON A/C restrictor nipples are sold through...

The NON A/C restrictor nipples are sold through several reproduction houses. (HHF714 Fusick) The A/C heater valves are available through "4 seasons". Make sure you get a normally closed unit for 72...
Forum: Electrical
June 9th, 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,063
Posted By droldsmorland

That's a generator. Check its connections. Could...

That's a generator. Check its connections. Could be ready for a rebuild. Could be bad bearings if it's charging ok. Probably has never been oiled. See the oiler caps.
Pull the belts and spin it....
June 9th, 2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By droldsmorland

Medium Silver would look good. Good idea to do a...

Medium Silver would look good. Good idea to do a spray out on paper.
Forum: Small Blocks
June 9th, 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

Those plugs look lean. How many miles on each...

Those plugs look lean.
How many miles on each set?
14.1 VCD charge volts is good. The spec is generally 13.8 ish VDC to 14.2 ish VDC (Steady). You need a scope or recording VOM to see what the...
June 4th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 455
Posted By droldsmorland

I'll take a stab. Yes and no. GM had "suggested...

I'll take a stab. Yes and no. GM had "suggested color combos". Most anything could be ordered and deleted. A good example would be known 1970 yellow car blue stripes. That was ordered.

White Black...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 4th, 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,341
Posted By droldsmorland

Oh yes. Always have copious amounts of "working...

Oh yes. Always have copious amounts of "working fluid" handy.
June 4th, 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By droldsmorland

On the Q-Jet the Air Valve Secondary, AVS, door...

On the Q-Jet the Air Valve Secondary, AVS, door flap spring may need adjusting (tighter) that is if the simple basics troubleshooting steps don't cure the bog.
The secondary side of the carb...
June 4th, 2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By droldsmorland

ViVid Red is a late 80s early 90 Ford "Fleet"...

ViVid Red is a late 80s early 90 Ford "Fleet" color. I looked for many months for the right color for this 68. I ran across an article in a magazine that featured a red 63 409 Impala. I took that to...
June 3rd, 2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 699
Posted By droldsmorland

What's the build date say on the cowl tag? Rule...

What's the build date say on the cowl tag?
Rule of thumb is anywhere from a few days to a week up to a month or so prior to that build date.
A September car will have August parts. A May car will...
June 3rd, 2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,216
Posted By droldsmorland

Choices choices......This is Vivid...

Choices choices......This is Vivid red...PPG,DDL71096
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Forum: Small Blocks
June 3rd, 2019, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,455
Posted By droldsmorland

Check for vac leaks and confirm all 3 timing...

Check for vac leaks and confirm all 3 timing events are working right...base, vacuum and centrifugal.

I had to perform the aforementioned heat stove & crossover delete. Once I did this my hot...
June 3rd, 2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,676
Posted By droldsmorland

Check the choke static setting and the pull off...

Check the choke static setting and the pull off setting. Whens the last time the QJet had a kit installed in it? Vacuum leaks can cause this too.
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