Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Jim Kramer

Pages: [1] 2 3
Private Classifieds / Re: 1967 Fairlane Station Wagon
« on: May 31, 2023, 10:15:53 AM »
That thing is bad ass cool, and I think your price doesnt cover half your cost. Wish I had an extra 25 grand laying around......Jim Kramer

Private Classifieds / Re: Looking for Hooker headers #6375
« on: May 18, 2023, 09:46:35 AM »
i may have something you might be interested in. They are the competition hookers 6375 I think, but we would need to talk first before we got serious about the deal. Text me at 319 two three 0 4671. Thanks Jim Kramer   

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: I quit drinking
« on: January 11, 2023, 10:43:23 PM »
I'll put in another vote for trying therapy. I crashed on my bicycle several years ago and hurt my back. With rest it got a little better for a while then got much worst. I finally asked my doctor what he would suggest and he said try therapy first and I did. I got a good therapist and we tried several things until we hit on the couple exercises that really targeted the problem. It took some work and time on my part but we finally got good results. I will have to work at it for the rest of my life but that pain at least is in remission.....Jim     

FE Technical Forum / Re: intake manifold to reservoir tank
« on: September 05, 2022, 05:20:21 PM »
My first guess would be a crack between the neck and the tank itself. Off to the radiator shop to to brazed, not soldered......Jim Kramer

FE Technical Forum / Re: Sorry guys......
« on: August 18, 2022, 04:25:56 PM »
But if they were simply replacing retiring employees they wouldn't need such a massive increase in funding, unless they were going to increase everyone's salary by about one hundred present. This isn't good..........Jim Kramer

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Nice trip
« on: August 10, 2022, 05:56:37 PM »
So is it true that some of the 292's in the heavy trucks had steel crankshafts?...Jim Kramer

FE Technical Forum / Re: solid lifters-hyd cam
« on: August 03, 2022, 05:07:53 PM »
For the last 390 I built I was looking for a cam I liked and found something about right, but it was a hydraulic grind. I asked my machinist, ( who I was buying the cam through ) to call and ask if we could get that grind or something close on a solid lifter cam. The tech. guy, ( at Bullet I think ), said just buy the hydro cam and put solid lifters on it, and run the lash down to .003/.004, no problem. Thats what I did. I have about three thousand miles on it, no problem. I can't remember the grind number but it was a fairly mild cam.......Jim Kramer

It is fun. You'll get used to the pain. ;).......Jim Kramer

FE Technical Forum / Re: FE Power PCV plate?
« on: February 19, 2022, 07:09:58 PM »
Oh yah, you've got to run the basket or you woun't be able to see to back out of your garage for all the smoke. I think all the 427s at least 65 and newer ran these with no other PCVs anywhere else. No problems. I'm working on setting one up on my Mustang, ( home made ). I'm thinking it will do a better job than the one in the VC......Jim Kramer

FE Technical Forum / Re: FE Power PCV plate?
« on: February 19, 2022, 10:48:19 AM »
That looks like a duplicate of the factory PCV basket like used on many of the high perf. manifolds in the 60's. I've never used that specific part shown in that add, but the factory ones worked fine. Of course your manifold has to be one that is machined for it......Jim Kramer

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Question for the clutch masters..
« on: January 31, 2022, 09:00:25 AM »
Thanks guys thats what I am gonna do. I did bolt the thing together on the bench yesterday and once the levers were down in their proper position things did look better. All the levers seem to have a small angle to the grind, but they all look the same so I'm happy. Now to wait for spring to show up  :).........Jim Kramer

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Question for the clutch masters..
« on: January 30, 2022, 10:48:00 AM »
I think probably that would be the next step. Thanks all for your responses......Jim Kramer

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Question for the clutch masters..
« on: January 29, 2022, 10:35:26 AM »
It does look like the arm is askew, but it doesn't seem to be. Instead it looks like maybe it wasn't in the fixture properly when it was machined. Anyhow I drew a picture that hopefully will show it more clearly. The angle is exaggerated for clarity. Thanks......Jim Kramer

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Question for the clutch masters..
« on: January 28, 2022, 11:58:28 PM »
Yes they all have a radius that slides on the face of the TO bearing, but this " slant " is on the perpendicular plane to that radius. I tried to show with my pictures the amount of that " slant " compared to a true 90 degrees from say the face of the pressure plate. I realize that how I'm explaining this might be somewhat difficult to understand and I appreciate your taking the time to understand it........Jim Kramer 

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Question for the clutch masters..
« on: January 28, 2022, 08:32:10 PM »
I am replacing a diaphragm type clutch with a long style. Upon the inspection of my new pressure plate I find a possible problem. It appears as though the machining of one of the lever tips, ( where the TO bearing rides ), is not accurate. It seems to be beveled. Hopefully  my attached pictures show this clearly. Its only one of the levers. How critical is this? Can I dress this down? If I do it will leave this lever a few thousandths lower than the others. How critical would that be? The car is a street driven 67 Mustang 450-500 hp. It would be nice to be able to button this back up without a lot of dinking around but I dont want to have to go through this again in a few hundred miles. Thanks......Jim Kramer 

Pages: [1] 2 3