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Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Fun71

I have one. Never noticed a line on the shaft,...

I have one. Never noticed a line on the shaft, but I will look at it after work today to be sure.
Forum: Big Blocks
Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Fun71

Can you elaborate on this? Maybe there isn't...

Can you elaborate on this? Maybe there isn't actually a problem, but you need to post more info to be sure.
How hot is it getting?
And is it actually boiling over, or is it just purging a bit of...
Forum: Transmission
Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 423
Posted By Fun71

Agreed. The part about having to wait a while...

Agreed. The part about having to wait a while with jumper cables connected is what makes me wonder about the battery...
Forum: Transmission
Yesterday, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 423
Posted By Fun71

That sounds like it could be a battery issue....

That sounds like it could be a battery issue. Maybe bring it to an auto parts store and have it load checked before buying a new starter.
Yesterday, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Fun71

Don, there are a lot of Olds Club of Arizona...

Don, there are a lot of Olds Club of Arizona members in the Tucson area. You should consider joining the club as they would be a good local resource for finding a set of wheels, and whatever other...
Forum: Transmission
Yesterday, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 423
Posted By Fun71

Since you have the car up in the air, this is not...

Since you have the car up in the air, this is not surprising. When in Park, the driveshaft can't turn, but since both wheels are off the ground, they can still turn, but in opposite directions due to...
Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By Fun71

Personally, I would skip on the 14" wheels unless...

Personally, I would skip on the 14" wheels unless you are wanting a "period correct" restoration. If you are going for that, be aware that the early 14x6 wheels (late 60s) have bolt on center caps...
Yesterday, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Fun71

Well you have the correct style cap to start...

Well you have the correct style cap to start with. I can't tell you how many high dollar restored late 60s - early 70s 442s and W-30s I have seen with the cap below on the engine:

...
Yesterday, 12:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By Fun71

Yep, I found this out back in 1990 when I bought...

Yep, I found this out back in 1990 when I bought two NOS fenders for the 71 convertible. The rear mounting bracket for the passengers side fender was welded incorrectly so I couldn't get the...
Forum: The Clubhouse
Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By Fun71

I read an article about that last week. Very...

I read an article about that last week. Very interesting.
Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By Fun71

My 350 has cap #2. I don't recall if it was...

My 350 has cap #2. I don't recall if it was painted engine color or not when I got the car way back in the latter part of last century, but today it is the natural metal color.
April 17th, 2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Fun71

The Set9 bearing presses onto the shaft the same...

The Set9 bearing presses onto the shaft the same as the sealed bearing. There is a step on the shaft.

You need to make sure you use the correct oil seal. Jim has informed us that there is one that...
April 17th, 2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Fun71

Agreed. If you read post #6 you will see an...

Agreed.

If you read post #6 you will see an explanation of the differences.

Recall that the original question was about axle bearings for a 1970 O-Type rear.
April 17th, 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By Fun71

At what ET does your track require a roll bar?

At what ET does your track require a roll bar?
Forum: Paint
April 16th, 2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 359
Posted By Fun71

I used rattle can so no answer to your question....

I used rattle can so no answer to your question. Is there even another option?
Forum: Small Blocks
April 16th, 2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 427
Posted By Fun71

The Heddman Headers on both my 70 and 71 Supreme...

The Heddman Headers on both my 70 and 71 Supreme 350 fit with minimal massaging of one drivers side tube. It seems odd that the Hooker headers you have are that much of a hassle.
April 16th, 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 215
Posted By Fun71

What size tires and wheels do you have? The 70-72...

What size tires and wheels do you have? The 70-72 Cutlass rear wheel wells are huge and can easily fit 295-50-15 tires with lots of clearance.
April 15th, 2019, 09:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By Fun71

The early (67 to 69) O-Type used a sealed bearing...

The early (67 to 69) O-Type used a sealed bearing but the 70 version used an open bearing. The oil seals were different, as were the ends of the housing tubes and axle shafts to accommodate the...
April 15th, 2019, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 94
Posted By Fun71

I suspect you are experincing a low vacuum issue...

I suspect you are experincing a low vacuum issue with the brake booster. Use a vacuum gauge connected to a port on the intake manifold to verify there is sufficient vacuum when the transmission is in...
April 15th, 2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 337
Posted By Fun71

I haven’t had that issue with either my 70...

I haven’t had that issue with either my 70 Supreme that I drove through school and into the 90s or the 71 convertible that took its place. I suspect there may be a difference in the pump shutoff...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 14th, 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By Fun71

Still unclear what you want. The carrier houses...

Still unclear what you want. The carrier houses the differential gears and is often referred to as the “differential”. So do you want an entire rear end or just the differential/carrier?
April 11th, 2019, 11:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Fun71

The rear lower bar is U shaped and there is a...

The rear lower bar is U shaped and there is a single shoulder bolt on each forward end of the U.
Forum: Small Blocks
April 11th, 2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,175
Posted By Fun71

No need for teeth counting - the number of teeth...

No need for teeth counting - the number of teeth is stamped into the edge of the ring gear and on the face of the pinion gear. Just divide the larger number by the smaller number and there's the...
April 11th, 2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By Fun71

Agreed. Fuel pressure is something you check...

Agreed.

Fuel pressure is something you check when you're troubleshooting an issue; otherwise check it once to confirm it's correct then go on with your life.

I think trans temp would only...
April 11th, 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By Fun71

Your window zips in? That ain't from the factory,...

Your window zips in? That ain't from the factory, so I have no idea how it works.
Forum: Transmission
April 11th, 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 379
Posted By Fun71

I have a Hughes 2500 converter and I really like...

I have a Hughes 2500 converter and I really like it.
Forum: Small Blocks
April 10th, 2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,175
Posted By Fun71

If you plan to drive during the winter, don't...

If you plan to drive during the winter, don't fill the exhaust crossovers in the heads.
April 10th, 2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By Fun71

Back in the 80s I used Rubbermaid cup holders...

Back in the 80s I used Rubbermaid cup holders that were similar to this in my 1970 Supreme. They stayed in place (even with my driving) and were big enough to hold a can or bottle in a coozie. Plus...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 10th, 2019, 08:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Fun71

Not in my experience. The inner race of the...

Not in my experience. The inner race of the sealed axle bearings in my '68 rear spun and ruined the axle shafts. I ran a 1970 rear with the open taper bearings for more years than the '68 rear with...
April 10th, 2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,368
Posted By Fun71

Yeah, if it's possible to put a 307 in place of a...

Yeah, if it's possible to put a 307 in place of a 231, then you could also put a 403. Just imagine that...
April 10th, 2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Fun71

Yes, the IGN terminal is a switched power supply...

Yes, the IGN terminal is a switched power supply and should be close to the BAT terminal. If something is already plugged into the IGN terminal, just get a dual spade terminal and you can then plug...
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 10th, 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By Fun71

The 67-69 O-Types are different than the 1970...

The 67-69 O-Types are different than the 1970 O-Type. The main difference is the axle shafts/bearings/seals.
Forum: Small Blocks
April 10th, 2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,175
Posted By Fun71

FYI, I have the equivalent of the first cam...

FYI, I have the equivalent of the first cam (217/221) in my 350, and I have a 2500 RPM converter that seems to match well with it.

I completely agree with this:
April 10th, 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Fun71

Spring? We blew through that already. ...

Spring? We blew through that already.


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April 10th, 2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By Fun71

Would it be possible to swap the carrier side...

Would it be possible to swap the carrier side gears, as in put your 28 spline side gears in place of the 30 spline posi side gears? Then use your existing axle shafts.
April 9th, 2019, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 164
Posted By Fun71

With that belt setup you need a separate...

With that belt setup you need a separate adjustable lap buckle for the shoulder harness.
Forum: Parts Wanted
April 9th, 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 280
Posted By Fun71

Early 400 or late 400?

Early 400 or late 400?
April 9th, 2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 392
Posted By Fun71

The serrations on the end of the metal tube lead...

The serrations on the end of the metal tube lead me to think that is an upper control arm bushing.

Wherever it came from, I dunno how the sleeve could fall out unless the bolt / nut was missing as...
Forum: Other
April 8th, 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By Fun71

What vehicle are you working on?

What vehicle are you working on?
April 8th, 2019, 07:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,233
Posted By Fun71

I agree with the others - new does not always...

I agree with the others - new does not always mean good. You'd think a new part would work as it's supposed to, but that's not always the case.
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