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Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 2 gauge pod - oil/water
« on: March 15, 2023, 10:40:55 AM »
I've run the nylon tube in my pickup for decades.  The wagon has a copper tube version.

TJ, I like that hose you found.  I deal with MM on a regular basis for work.  I think I may order a couple of those lines to replace both vehicles.  Ive been thinking about it, but you made it easy with a part mumber!  Thanks.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: '67 f250 repaint... roof right now
« on: March 03, 2023, 09:54:09 AM »
Nicely done.

My 67 f100 I drove daily for a few years the whole front rotted open.  I had to duct tape it closed to drive it because it would flap in the wind at highway speed!

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Going partial solar in shop
« on: December 20, 2022, 10:03:12 AM »
Sounds like a good choice, that’s only 2 months of electrical bills in the summer at my house.  >:(
What is the name of the kit?

Holey Moley!!   In August with air in the house I may bump $90 electric.  You are 10x that!  Ouch!  Winter is about $50/month.  I feel lucky for sure.

I have contemplated solar for the garage but cost recovery may take a long time.  I put led in place of my old florescent bulbs.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Mini starter question
« on: December 16, 2022, 12:39:46 PM »
Ive run regular AutoZone rebuilds in all three hot rods.  The truck is 10.5/1 428CJ.  Starts fine all the time and has headers(no heat wrap either).  Only after like 20 yrs did I finally put a new one in because it was starting to struggle when hot.  The blower car is just 9/1 390 so it is easy on starters.

The wagon got a Robb starter only because the autozone started to struggle with 12.5/1 500ci FE.  It would start it but got to really start to grunt when warm.  I gave in and spent the big bucks.  Ive heard all the horror stories with mini starters.  2 yrs and still fine.  I ordered the nose support bearing version.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: The joys of automotive repair ...
« on: November 22, 2022, 02:51:57 PM »
16 yrs old, laying in gravel drive putting 3 clutches in 3 months in my 72 International pickup.  Transmission was almost as big as me at that time.  Took two of us to wrestle it in.  That is when I bought my first 200 pc Craftsman set.

Clutch failure was not my doing.  Faulty parts, constantly breaking levers off.  It was a Ram clutch back when they were local to me(they moved to SC at some point).  I quit using them for like 30 yrs, until I started using them in wagon...and after a few years quit using them again.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Will be offering a new product for FE's...
« on: November 22, 2022, 02:42:41 PM »
Strange to hear that "roller cam brgs" add nothing performance wise.  But if you think about it, the cam runs on an oil film, so the fact there is roller brgs has nill effect.

I put roller brgs in my 496.  It was a WTH, if you are fixing it you might as well fix it big scenario.  The flat tappet ate the std bearings so what's another $500 in the mix of buying a cam, roller lifters, TnD rockers, etc.

FE Technical Forum / Re: 428CJ exhaust manifolds in 67-72 F250?
« on: November 22, 2022, 02:29:17 PM »
I tried to dry fit my long tubes on my 69 f100 and knew that lower crossmember would have to be cut apart to clear things.  Even std headers are a close fit and I always cut the flanges off and use slip joints and band clamps.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Cut-off torches 101
« on: November 10, 2022, 11:11:58 AM »
Nice looking torch set.  Doubt much to worry about on them.  Check movement of valves.  Too loose, might leak.  Should just be snug to turn so they stay where you set them.  Likely the packing is still okay.

Regulators?  I always turn mine down after dumping pressure when done using them.  I would slowly turn tank on and see what they do.  Diaphram might be broke?  Off the top of my head I can't recall what I set mine at(I too don't use them often, but glad to have them when the need arises).  I just adjust pressure as needed to do a job and what size head I'm using.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Buddy can you spare a cam?
« on: November 10, 2022, 10:58:49 AM »
Looks like South East Gassers.  I like the group, all old style, stick shift racing.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: Adding to the ID of a king pin .002
« on: October 30, 2022, 10:11:19 AM »
The other options is find a bigger pin and locate a machine shop that could centerless grind the larger pin to the size you need.  All depends on what you have available in your area.

I rebushed the front axles of my old Cub Cadets by drilling the holes larger, installing bushings from Mc Master Carr, then reaming them to size.  It helps to work at a machine shop.

I thought about it.  I have another pair from a friend.  I made a dyno pull with them but they didn't really make much difference from the 600s.  This is why I left the 600s on the motor.

With the big pump shot I need for launch, I think the DPs will work better.  I have been tinkering with the 660s on the blower motor and I'm finding it can't get enough pump shot either.  I've been drilling the shooters bigger and bigger and it keeps helping more.  I may try to find some DPs to put on it in the future.

Yes, the old ones were 600 cfm vacuum secondaries, the new ones are 650 cfm double pumpers.  I need the extra fuel at launch.  I had the squirters drilled out to .089? On the 600s to get it to leave and not fall on its face.  The double pumpers should eliminate that.

I think I could have put stiffer springs in the secondaries to hold them shut a bit longer and muffled the bog, but I think bigger carbs will see an improvement also.

I just got an order from Allstate a week ago.  Kits for my two 650DPs I put on the wagon.  I finally gave in on improving on the ol 600s.  I had one 650dp, buddy just happen to buy another one from a buddy that was like new but 20 yrs old.  It was the same dash number as the one I had.

Earlier this year I ordered a big pile of gaskets and fuel bowl screw gaskets.  Never have enough of those laying around when you need one.

Non-FE Discussion Forum / Re: 1969 carbon fiber F250
« on: October 22, 2022, 08:39:30 PM »
Cha Ching.....

Cool none the less.

I wanted to get glass parts for my 69 30+ yrs ago.  Never did.

FE Technical Forum / Re: Roots blown FE Builds?
« on: October 22, 2022, 08:25:55 PM »
Makes me smile too....

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