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Posted By Bernhard

Performance builds are expensive ! I think they...

Performance builds are expensive !
I think they did well working with Mark Vortecpro turning this build into stout build.
June 16th, 2019, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Did the shop check the U joints? It might sound...

Did the shop check the U joints?
It might sound stupid but I have had a u joint that showed no play give chatter like feed back.
It was not your typical worn U joint clatter or feed back.
June 16th, 2019, 08:56 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

I will ask the experts and get back to you. ...

I will ask the experts and get back to you.
Sun,SW, early under dash mount gauges demand $$
The gauge bracket has more detail than most.
June 15th, 2019, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

The gauges are very in with the daytwo fans. ...

The gauges are very in with the daytwo fans.
What brand are they you might be able to sell them $
June 15th, 2019, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

I see a nice set of daytwo gauges under the dash....

I see a nice set of daytwo gauges under the dash.
I would replace the mount if it was my car.
June 11th, 2019, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

Vortecpro Mark is the real deal as is Bill T. ...

Vortecpro Mark is the real deal as is Bill T.
Clean well equipped shops with proven dyno numbers.
They both race. When you race you are testing your ability to build a reliable engine, at the...
June 9th, 2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By Bernhard

Bernhard wrote How much do you want for the...

Bernhard wrote

How much do you want for the 69 G Block?
Is the block a standard bore?
Condition of the block?
June 7th, 2019, 06:49 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

We have the same issues on the west coast with...

We have the same issues on the west coast with the road salting. It looks very repairable and your not wasting any time.
Good luck with the restoration.
June 7th, 2019, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Nice find Are you going to return it back to...

Nice find
Are you going to return it back to stock ?
The car looks solid but as any car guy knows the media blaster can be a scary place.
June 6th, 2019, 07:30 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

[QUOTE=Firewalker;1177650][QUOTE=Bernhard;1177647]...

[QUOTE=Firewalker;1177650][QUOTE=Bernhard;1177647]

I am not so sure about all this. Race engines and regular engines were built and performed fine well before torque plates or modern machining...
June 6th, 2019, 11:13 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

[QUOTE=cutlassefi;1177644]If the machine work is...

[QUOTE=cutlassefi;1177644]If the machine work is suspect, you're likely to have problems no mater what pieces you use.

Not so much suspect more toward not using a TQ plate or nailing cylinder wall...
June 6th, 2019, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

1969 442 alternator ???

Was there a factory / dealer replacement for the 69 442 diamond back alternator that was not diamond back ?

What would be considered a good replacement option other than a original diamond back...
June 6th, 2019, 08:57 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

The reduction in engine heat with the thinner...

The reduction in engine heat with the thinner lower tension ring pack along with a increase in power is a win win.
The question I have is their a greater chance that the rings will not seal if the...
May 26th, 2019, 09:28 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

Who was the lucky person to get this parts haul?

Who was the lucky person to get this parts haul?
May 5th, 2019, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

How much HP&TQ was left on the table because of...

How much HP&TQ was left on the table because of the dated piston and ring package?
Not that the engine needs anymore!!!
April 29th, 2019, 07:32 AM
April 20th, 2019, 08:18 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

Good eye I have never seen bare 7a and 8 heads. I...

Good eye I have never seen bare 7a and 8 heads. I cant remember anyone ever pointing out the difference in the casting.
If you look at ported heads the tear drop leading edge faces the port opening...
April 19th, 2019, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Nice The heads look like they will deliver as...

Nice
The heads look like they will deliver as does the intake.
Mark does top shelf work.
I'm looking forward to your new dyno numbers.
Thanks for sharing
March 12th, 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

Bernhard wrote: The cargar ss wheels were...

Bernhard wrote:
The cargar ss wheels were chromed then welded to together I would assume the H/O wheels would have been done the same way.
To be honest I don't like the idea of having my wheels cut...
March 11th, 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

Sorry I don't own the wheels. You will have to...

Sorry I don't own the wheels.
You will have to contact the wheel restorers that I listed.
March 11th, 2019, 02:59 PM
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Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

Was the local shop Atlas?

Was the local shop Atlas?
March 11th, 2019, 11:00 AM
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Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

This company can plate the entire wheel. ...

This company can plate the entire wheel.
http://www.atlaschrome.com/contact.html
The issue with plating the entire wheel or only part of the wheel with out cutting the wheel apart is where the...
March 10th, 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

[QUOTE=Bernhard;1159415]One person had his...

[QUOTE=Bernhard;1159415]One person had his Keystones done by this shop http://www.perfectcustommadewheels.com/[/

Another shop that also does wheels http://www.stocktonwheel.com/
March 10th, 2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

One person had his Keystones done by this shop ...

One person had his Keystones done by this shop http://www.perfectcustommadewheels.com/
March 10th, 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

Its not just California that is effected by the...

Its not just California that is effected by the new laws.
March 10th, 2019, 07:32 AM
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Views: 915
Posted By Bernhard

Its the same process to re chrome Cragar SS...

Its the same process to re chrome Cragar SS wheels.
Their are a few shops in California that do this type of wheel restoration. One problem is the color of the chrome plating has changed over the...
March 7th, 2019, 06:29 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Nice !

Nice !
March 7th, 2019, 06:50 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

Is Dave running the 70 455 W30 spec engine?

Is Dave running the 70 455 W30 spec engine?
March 6th, 2019, 10:35 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Others are having bearing issues with the stock...

Others are having bearing issues with the stock 455 block in stock that run through the lights at 7000 rpm.
I have heard of one racer going to some drastic measures to try to solve what they figure...
March 6th, 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By Bernhard

I don't know if Jason is running the car as a...

I don't know if Jason is running the car as a 1970 Stage 1 ? Most opt to run the 72 Buick spec engine.
The 70 stage one is factored much harder as are most factory specialty performance muscle car...
March 6th, 2019, 06:42 AM
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Posted By Bernhard

The reason I ask is because Jason's car is...

The reason I ask is because Jason's car is running Alf' Wiebe suspension set up front and back.
I also think George Thompson 70 442 was also running Alf's suspension.
March 5th, 2019, 06:43 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Are you able to put all the HP/TQ to the ground...

Are you able to put all the HP/TQ to the ground with your suspension setup?
March 1st, 2019, 06:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By Bernhard

Thanks for the reply. Have you gone to a solid...

Thanks for the reply.
Have you gone to a solid flat tappet cam now that they are legal ?
Have the cars gained performance with the move to a solid tappet cam?
February 28th, 2019, 06:05 PM
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Views: 2,325
Posted By Bernhard

What do you think they are running for duration ?

What do you think they are running for duration ?
February 28th, 2019, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Nice !!

Nice !!
February 27th, 2019, 05:55 PM
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Posted By Bernhard

Attention to detail The Edelbrock heads with...

Attention to detail
The Edelbrock heads with NHRA stock valve job + hp
Low tension 1 mm or less top and second ring gap less or other + hp
Low tension oil ring hp
Flat tappet solid cam with a...
February 27th, 2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By Bernhard

The cam has stock lift. Engine has max stock...

The cam has stock lift. Engine has max stock compression for a 1972 455. Stock untouched intake. Qjet with stock cfm
The NHRA stocker engine is an exercise in friction reduction, maximizing...
February 26th, 2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By Bernhard

Attention to detail The Edelbrock heads with...

Attention to detail
The Edelbrock heads with NHRA stock valve job + hp
Low tension 1 mm or less top and second ring gap less or other + hp
Low tension oil ring hp
Flat tappet solid cam with a...
February 25th, 2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,325
Posted By Bernhard

Thanks for posting Nice! I think they are...

Thanks for posting Nice!
I think they are running NHRA legal Edelbrock replacement head.
February 18th, 2019, 06:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 123
Posted By Bernhard

Positive for Toymobile

Positive for toymobile.
Item as described, well packaged, fair price, no drama.
Thanks
Bernhard
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