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June 11th, 2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By oddball

In the crazy days of 65-70 when the GM lines were...

In the crazy days of 65-70 when the GM lines were consolidating common parts, there were lots of oddities. The O axle is one of them. Olds designed it before the now-common c-clip 10 bolt. But, since...
June 11th, 2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 301
Posted By oddball

That switches between ported and manual vacuum to...

That switches between ported and manual vacuum to the distributor vacuum advance. The OEMs switch to ported vacuum for improved idle emissions in the early 70's/late 60's, but that could aggravate...
Forum: Big Blocks
June 10th, 2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By oddball

When you have a collapsed lifter the rocker will...

When you have a collapsed lifter the rocker will be very loose when the lifter is on the base circle. The rocker will just wobble around. So turn the engine over while checking the rockers to make...
Forum: Other
June 8th, 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By oddball

I run the Be Cool. It's a very nice radiator....

I run the Be Cool. It's a very nice radiator. Note that the lower hose fitting is a different size than stock, so you either need a different hose or an adapter ring.

Whatever you do, don't buy a...
Forum: Transmission
June 8th, 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 517
Posted By oddball

Selling used converters is really hard. The...

Selling used converters is really hard. The problem is they're almost impossible to clean out without disassembly, so the buyer has to really trust you that the converter is in good shape and not...
June 6th, 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By oddball

Speakers: The OE radios need 10 ohm speakers. 10...

Speakers: The OE radios need 10 ohm speakers. 10 ohm speakers are very hard to find. Using normal modern car speakers (vast majority are 4 ohm) will burn out the transistors in the OE radio. You may...
June 5th, 2019, 06:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,013
Posted By oddball

Which radio do you have? The 70-only (I think?...

Which radio do you have? The 70-only (I think? maybe it was 2 years?) stereo FM with separate amp is quite valuable ($500+ or so). The mono AM/FM with tone are fairly valuable ($300-ish). Plain AM...
June 3rd, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 885
Posted By oddball

Yeah, the correct axles are expensive for a...

Yeah, the correct axles are expensive for a reason - they're special order.

Check with Jim or Brian, but I don't think this will work out. Looks like those are normal C clip axles. So in addition...
Forum: Small Blocks
June 3rd, 2019, 06:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 829
Posted By oddball

You can drill the hole yourself easily enough. I...

You can drill the hole yourself easily enough. I drill a 1/16" hole most of the way through the plug then finish with a 0.040" bit. Very easy on a brass plug.
Or post a parts wanted. Several guys...
May 28th, 2019, 06:16 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By oddball

:confused: No washers, no interference on my...

:confused:
No washers, no interference on my '72.
Hard to tell what's going on in the picture. Is the ragjoint actually touching the frame? It should be very close, but not actually touching.
May 28th, 2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,453
Posted By oddball

You need a 5.5" backspace on the rims. Seems...

You need a 5.5" backspace on the rims.
Seems like 9.5" as a max width for a 275 is a little conservative, but I play it safe with that kind of stuff. On my car with 10" rims and 285 tires the tires...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 28th, 2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,239
Posted By oddball

No need for any sealants or goops of any kind for...

No need for any sealants or goops of any kind for the head to block.
Forum: Paint
May 26th, 2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,484
Posted By oddball

I think one kicker is a BC/CC can be sanded and...

I think one kicker is a BC/CC can be sanded and polished without affecting the flake since the flake is underneath the clear. In a SS the flake is right on top with everything else, so...
Forum: Other
May 23rd, 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,350
Posted By oddball

It's a mixture control solenoid driven by the...

It's a mixture control solenoid driven by the computer.
While I haven't messed with that new-fangled-stuff, I would first do a basic rebuild on the carb to make sure the solenoid moves freely, then...
May 23rd, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,680
Posted By oddball

I would do the 5.5" BS. I have 18x10's w/ 5.5 BS...

I would do the 5.5" BS. I have 18x10's w/ 5.5 BS on the back with 285 tires and things start getting cozy. You can get a 305 tire to fit if you're very precise.
I have some interference with my...
May 23rd, 2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,436
Posted By oddball

Yeah, that pricing arrangement is now the norm...

Yeah, that pricing arrangement is now the norm across the industry. Not surprising, really. The manufacturers do it in their interest to maintain value in the products as well as prevent their...
Forum: 442
May 22nd, 2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,611
Posted By oddball

It's called an oil slinger. My theory (since I've...

It's called an oil slinger. My theory (since I've never been inside the earlier Olds V8's) is in the earlier engines a part like this did actually sling oil from the sump up onto the timing chain....
May 21st, 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By oddball

Man...... the hell I've been through with PS...

Man...... the hell I've been through with PS pumps.
I tried four different N-pumps (dry with remote reservoir but mount like the old pump) but they all whined. Tried feed modifications, different...
May 20th, 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By oddball

It's the belt. Or the pump itself. Do you have 1...

It's the belt. Or the pump itself. Do you have 1 or 2 belts on your power steering pump? Might want to convert to the A/C style belts if you don't have that so you get two on the PS pump. And put as...
May 17th, 2019, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By oddball

Huh. On mine (Supreme hard top) they curved...

Huh. On mine (Supreme hard top) they curved around the end of the felt to dress that end. It was on the front to cover the exposed end when the door was open.
Forum: Big Blocks
May 17th, 2019, 06:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By oddball

Yup, pick your favorite setup. The comp...

Yup, pick your favorite setup. The comp roller-tip setup is perfectly fine for most builds. The pushrods and pinchnuts are junk, but they come with the right adapter studs and they're strong enough...
Forum: Big Blocks
May 16th, 2019, 06:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 815
Posted By oddball

Define "best"? If you're on stock heads, then the...

Define "best"? If you're on stock heads, then the 5/16" stud hole is a definite concern. You won't get a girdle or a shaft mount system under a stock cover.
It's usually not the rockers that cause...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 14th, 2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,227
Posted By oddball

Getting the intake to seal can be a challenge....

Getting the intake to seal can be a challenge. There's lots of opinions on the right way to do it.

No surprise on the carb. Summit keeps those cheap by using generic designs and keeping QA to a...
Forum: Body work
May 13th, 2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By oddball

The ads stating that the repop unit works for 71...

The ads stating that the repop unit works for 71 and 72 is flat out wrong. Modifying a 70 to work in 71/72 is a pretty major task.

As Joe noted, 71/72 are very interchangable, but depends on which...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 6th, 2019, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,227
Posted By oddball

Ah, all along the top. I've had to cut every...

Ah, all along the top. I've had to cut every Edelbrock small block intake I've bought - usually 0.030" on each intake side works out well. There's lots of opinions on which gaskets to use and which...
Forum: Small Blocks
May 6th, 2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,227
Posted By oddball

What carb? If it's a quadrajet, post the number...

What carb? If it's a quadrajet, post the number that's stamped vertically on the driver's side of the carb.

1) Where is the leak that you were sealing with RTV? There's a very common problem with...
May 1st, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,569
Posted By oddball

TPP doesn't exactly welcome constructive...

TPP doesn't exactly welcome constructive criticism. :rolleyes:
April 28th, 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By oddball

Marcus @ SC&C is a good guy and he'll talk your...

Marcus @ SC&C is a good guy and he'll talk your ear off. Even if you don't buy anything from him. He helped design the AFX spindles and did a lot of work with the tall balljoint mods. So I'd...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 26th, 2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,117
Posted By oddball

I have the ARH headers with a small block and...

I have the ARH headers with a small block and have R&R'd them about a dozen times. Really nothing special, but here's a full breakdown to save you some time.

To install:
Remove starter and oil...
April 25th, 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 463
Posted By oddball

455 block, DFW

My machinist said he has a block that was abandoned at his shop that's about to head to the scrap heap.
455, freshly cleaned, align honed, bored and honed. Problem is they found a crack on the deck....
April 25th, 2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 681
Posted By oddball

All-out race builds that still have water in them...

All-out race builds that still have water in them will use 4-point cooling. They also tap the driver side of the intake manifold and run hoses from both back corners to the front of the intake. The...
April 25th, 2019, 06:42 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 29,569
Posted By oddball

I've given up on molded lower hoses. Seems all...

I've given up on molded lower hoses. Seems all the suppliers changed the molding some time in the past 10 years and none of the current ones fit well at all. I use the generic-fit 16" flex host...
April 22nd, 2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By oddball

Dimple the oil pan with a suitable motivator...

Dimple the oil pan with a suitable motivator (hammer) as necessary. Not terribly uncommon on the big blocks.
Forum: Transmission
April 19th, 2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By oddball

Do not use Art Carr transmission (zombie company...

Do not use Art Carr transmission (zombie company now, like Mondello). My buddy got a California Performance Transmission (CPT - Art Carr's new company) 200-4r but I'm not impressed with the...
April 18th, 2019, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By oddball

IIRC, there was a design break between 96 and 97...

IIRC, there was a design break between 96 and 97 on the JGC steering. At least, ACDelco changed part numbers there. There is an issue with 97/98 boxes...... I ended up with one and it had the limited...
April 17th, 2019, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By oddball

Yes, you need to replace the oil and temp sending...

Yes, you need to replace the oil and temp sending units. The oil sender is much larger than the idiot light one, which is why there's the special angled extension tube. The aftermarket extensions are...
April 17th, 2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,217
Posted By oddball

GM only used two types of high pressure hydraulic...

GM only used two types of high pressure hydraulic connectors for the longest time (probably still currently, but I'm not familiar with their stuff in the last 20 years).
Pre-metric used flare...
April 17th, 2019, 07:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By oddball

You could have a (very small) side business with...

You could have a (very small) side business with this. Might as well do all four of them - each end of the driver and passenger side tube.
April 16th, 2019, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 386
Posted By oddball

Depends on your state and the pump configuration....

Depends on your state and the pump configuration. e.g., California is way more paranoid so their pumps will shut off early. Here in texas? Nah. I have to pump slowly or else the backflow will slosh...
April 16th, 2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 245
Posted By oddball

Round or rectangle? There's a few sources...

Round or rectangle?

There's a few sources for the round stuff. I used Napa last time - I think you can even find it on their website easily enough by searching for "duct". It's still special...
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