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Forum: Electrical
June 2nd, 2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By rustyroger

You are quite right Allan, my bad, I should have...

You are quite right Allan, my bad, I should have said it was a UK regulation. Other European countries have slight differences from UK laws, however on the whole they are rather more stringent than...
Forum: Electrical
June 1st, 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,700
Posted By rustyroger

Amber turn signals independent of all other...

Amber turn signals independent of all other lights are required on all vehicles built after September 1st 1965. A good think IMO.
However many UK American car fans don't trouble to do anything,...
Forum: The Clubhouse
June 1st, 2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,735
Posted By rustyroger

83%, Respectable for someone this side of the...

83%, Respectable for someone this side of the pond I think. :)

Roger.
May 6th, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,057
Posted By rustyroger

A quick and dirty check for spark is to simply...

A quick and dirty check for spark is to simply put an inductive timing light on each of the plug leads in turn. No light = no spark.
Also I have come across a number of European cars of around the...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 26th, 2019, 02:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rustyroger

Maybe so, but I think you have the wrong plugs in...

Maybe so, but I think you have the wrong plugs in there. Don't think sending lightning bolts to the plugs will make the car run better if it is already in good working order. That engine ran...
Forum: Small Blocks
April 24th, 2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rustyroger

What ignition system do you have?. Those plugs...

What ignition system do you have?. Those plugs look like they belong on a modern lean burning engine with very high voltage to the plugs.
If you have points ignition perhaps changing to original...
April 8th, 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By rustyroger

Doesn't sound like your radiator is very...

Doesn't sound like your radiator is very efficient. Do you have a fan running when you check the temperatures?.

Roger.
March 25th, 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By rustyroger

Any valid reason a business run for profit...

Any valid reason a business run for profit shouldn't maximise its return on investment?. A car dealers lot is a business, as is a bank, a supermarket, or a diner. Marking a car up 20k isn't wrong...
Forum: Transmission
March 24th, 2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 684
Posted By rustyroger

GM designed and built the TH400 at considerable...

GM designed and built the TH400 at considerable expense to handle their big block torque monster engines. Modifying a 350 might be fine for someone who knows what they are doing and has a specific...
Forum: Small Blocks
March 24th, 2019, 02:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By rustyroger

First thing I would do is check the compressions...

First thing I would do is check the compressions again, better still, do a leakdown test.
If it shows a leaking valve maybe a head job is all you need, if it's rings then pulling the engine for a...
March 24th, 2019, 02:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,291
Posted By rustyroger

Simple economics, the prices are what the market...

Simple economics, the prices are what the market will bear.
Collector cars, and just about anything that has a similar following, go through cycles of prices going up and diving again.
However...
March 23rd, 2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 702
Posted By rustyroger

Drain as much as you can replace the filter,...

Drain as much as you can replace the filter, otherwise leave it alone.
Do budget for a transmission rebuild sometime soon unless the cost of overhauling the transmission is more than the car is...
March 19th, 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By rustyroger

Well.... it looks like it will do the job it's...

Well.... it looks like it will do the job it's supposed to do. A thermostat housing isn't an intricate piece of engineering after all. And if it's the difference between putting your car on the road...
Forum: Small Blocks
March 7th, 2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By rustyroger

Many small British engines had a small hole in...

Many small British engines had a small hole in the connecting rod, which lined up with a hole in the top rod bearing to send oil to the pistons, Jaguar XK engines had an oil supply to the small end...
February 20th, 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,013
Posted By rustyroger

If I want anything I either have to pay the...

If I want anything I either have to pay the premium prices from specialist American auto parts suppliers, cross refer part numbers, actually quite easy for spark plugs, filters and other frequently...
February 15th, 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By rustyroger

We're all overthinking this. Use the gallon of...

We're all overthinking this. Use the gallon of unknown gas to start a bonfire or clean some parts, go and buy a fresh gallon and add the correct quantity of oil,

Roger.
Forum: Small Blocks
February 15th, 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By rustyroger

Because it's probably the biggest seller.. I...

Because it's probably the biggest seller.. I doubt if many sbo's that get torn down don't go back together without a crank regrind. And you either suck it up or have the crank ground to the cheapest...
February 14th, 2019, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By rustyroger

I have a fondness for GM H Body cars, the engine...

I have a fondness for GM H Body cars, the engine is bulletproof for a quarter million miles with basic maintenance, easy to work on, keeps up with traffic, and good gas mileage.
For $250 if it runs,...
February 13th, 2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 451
Posted By rustyroger

Put some oil in. then worst case is you have 25:1...

Put some oil in. then worst case is you have 25:1 two stroke mix.
Put it into your leaf blower, if it has too much oil it will smoke a bit.
Your leaf blower has a simple two stroke engine, the...
February 12th, 2019, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 629
Posted By rustyroger

Unless you plan on putting the oil in the diesel...

Unless you plan on putting the oil in the diesel tank I don't see how it would affect the injectors?.

Roger.
February 11th, 2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By rustyroger

About the right time of year Joe. When Spring...

About the right time of year Joe. When Spring arrives attention will be turned to oil and filters, pest damage on winter stored cars, radiators and fans are due when the hot weather arrives....:D
...
February 11th, 2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By rustyroger

There should be two more about 150 degrees from...

There should be two more about 150 degrees from the one you already took off. Did you break the 1/2" square drive because you hadn't loosened the right bolts?.

Roger.
Forum: The Clubhouse
February 11th, 2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 759
Posted By rustyroger

Less than 3000, I have a limited mileage (3k)...

Less than 3000, I have a limited mileage (3k) classic car insurance, and use 1500 of them going to two big shows.

Roger.
February 10th, 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By rustyroger

I agree with (other) Eric. the p/s belt needs to...

I agree with (other) Eric. the p/s belt needs to be very tight, much tighter than the alternator belt.
As I recall from my 307 powered Cutlass the a/c and p/s were driven directly from the...
Forum: Small Blocks
February 5th, 2019, 05:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By rustyroger

:)You can have it cheap and good. You can have...

:)You can have it cheap and good.
You can have it cheap and quick
You can have it good and quick.

You can't have it cheap, good and quick. :)

There have been a few threads belittling people...
February 4th, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By rustyroger

As far as I can tell, 350 engines from GM were...

As far as I can tell, 350 engines from GM were pretty much a wash when they went into full size sedans. I don't suppose they were very different in character to offering from Ford or Chrysler in...
February 3rd, 2019, 05:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By rustyroger

Did it leave the factory with the Chevrolet...

Did it leave the factory with the Chevrolet engine?.

Roger.
February 2nd, 2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By rustyroger

Fair point Joe, what badges were they available...

Fair point Joe, what badges were they available with?, Buick and Chevrolet, but that was all I think. Perhaps I should have said the last Body on frame rwd V8 Oldsmobile.
And I like the look of the...
February 2nd, 2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 637
Posted By rustyroger

Why would the last body on frame rwd V8 powered...

Why would the last body on frame rwd V8 powered generation not become collectible?. Maybe a 1981 Oldsmobile Cutlass won't ever be mentioned in the same breath as a 1957 Chevy, or a 1959 Cadillac, but...
February 2nd, 2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 14,208
Posted By rustyroger

You may be lucky.....IF your car wasn't built in...

You may be lucky.....IF your car wasn't built in Lansing, AND the build sheet wasn't tossed in the trash at the factory as it was supposed to be, AND the sheet hasn't disintegrated from age or been...
Forum: Cutlass
February 2nd, 2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By rustyroger

Why not make your own from 1/4" or 5/16" copper...

Why not make your own from 1/4" or 5/16" copper nickel tube?. Easier to form than steel and lasts forever.

Roger.
February 2nd, 2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 942
Posted By rustyroger

The last full size body on frame cars from GM, to...

The last full size body on frame cars from GM, to me they look great. It was the era of badge engineering I know, Full size GM sir?, Certainly, would you like it in Buick, Chevrolet, Oldsmobile, or...
January 29th, 2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 370
Posted By rustyroger

Tell him he needs a $6k engine rebuild, a heavy...

Tell him he needs a $6k engine rebuild, a heavy duty radiator, new high flow water pump, a brace of electric fans, and a new fuel and ignition system. Offer to buy the car for scrap as a favor to a...
January 29th, 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 336
Posted By rustyroger

Nope. Roger.

Nope.

Roger.
Forum: The Clubhouse
January 28th, 2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By rustyroger

Williams, Arizona is a good place for old Route...

Williams, Arizona is a good place for old Route 66 atmosphere, it's right next to I40 as well.
I found plenty to see and do in New Mexico but nearly everything required taking a detour from the...
Forum: Small Blocks
January 26th, 2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,604
Posted By rustyroger

Leave the vacuum pick up alone (if it was there...

Leave the vacuum pick up alone (if it was there in the firest place) until you have run through the rest of your checks. But once you have found and rectified the overheating issue I strongly agree...
January 23rd, 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 731
Posted By rustyroger

I remember eating out in Victoria a few times...

I remember eating out in Victoria a few times when I visited friends in Goliad. Welcome from across the pond.

Roger.
January 20th, 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,137
Posted By rustyroger

The manager at the Llano Carquest manged to find...

The manager at the Llano Carquest manged to find me a reman distributor for a 1968 Rambler Rebel, and get it from Illinois to Texas in two days, this was in 2007, I was told it was one of two in the...
January 20th, 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By rustyroger

BMC, which later became British Leyland at one...

BMC, which later became British Leyland at one time commanded over 50% of the British car market, and in the early 1950s were the worlds biggest exporter of cars.
Like GM they badge engineered a lot...
Forum: Small Blocks
January 20th, 2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,604
Posted By rustyroger

How about putting back what there in the first...

How about putting back what there in the first place and seeing if it is ok again?. A distributor swap results in overheating?, So go back to start, still overheating?, then another fault has also...
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