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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By 283SD
Resurface it. It looks like a lot of clutch...

Resurface it. It looks like a lot of clutch slippage to get it so hot to burn the surface.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-16-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,337
Posted By 283SD
I made mine 31 years ago. I used Dodge P/U truck...

I made mine 31 years ago. I used Dodge P/U truck motor mounts, the engine mount base and the cross member mount are parallel to the ground. I did have to notch the rear of the cross member. Some...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-15-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By 283SD
The environment that we live in,acid rain,...

The environment that we live in,acid rain, industrial fallout, ash from forest fires ,bird poop, tree sap,etc, rain and hot sun on the paint. Parked near the road? street/road debris that has been...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-11-2019, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By 283SD
I had IPD make me a 1" rear bar for my V8 wagon...

I had IPD make me a 1" rear bar for my V8 wagon back in '89. They made it with two humps so that it would clear the dual exhaust. It make a huge improvement in the ride. I have the stock bar on the...
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 639
Posted By 283SD
Years ago [1989] I got a rear spoiler from IPD I...

Years ago [1989] I got a rear spoiler from IPD I don't know if they make them any more, they look good and work well, keeps the rear window clean in the rain.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 824
Posted By 283SD
I used Aeroquip -10 lines to re locate the oil...

I used Aeroquip -10 lines to re locate the oil filter and oil cooler on my V8 wagon, the power steering hoses and p/s oil cooler hoses are also Aeroquip. All had to be custom made. I like the look...
Forum: events 04-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,092
Posted By 283SD
Hope to go, but I am having some knee problems,...

Hope to go, but I am having some knee problems, will find out tomorrow, what and when, what is in store for me. Left knee was smashed in a car wreck when I hit a guy head on that ran a stop sign,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-09-2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By 283SD
There is a plastic triangle behind the mirror on...

There is a plastic triangle behind the mirror on the inside that has to come off with some gentle prying to expose the bolts/screws that hold the mirror on. Once the mirror is unbolted, gently work...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 07:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 868
Posted By 283SD
If you can get the end rolls of newspaper print...

If you can get the end rolls of newspaper print paper, this makes it the best for cleaning, no inks etc.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-21-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 800
Posted By 283SD
Never seize the threads for proper torque spec's

Never seize the threads for proper torque spec's
Forum: performance & modifications 12-21-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,929
Posted By 283SD
An old drag racing trick was to put an air...

An old drag racing trick was to put an air bag/lift in the R/R spring coil or over the leaf spring to preload that side due to the torque reaction.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-19-2018, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By 283SD
I welded a bar to a deep 1/2" socket that fits...

I welded a bar to a deep 1/2" socket that fits the nut, I can then use a 3/8 socket and extension through the 1/2" hole to hold the strut shaft.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-03-2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,030
Posted By 283SD
Magnets come loose causing the motor to bind, I...

Magnets come loose causing the motor to bind, I have re glued them with JB weld with good results.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By 283SD
I found that the TPS switch went bad on my wife's...

I found that the TPS switch went bad on my wife's '90 245. Some days it would be fine other times it was hard to start. CEL came on finally, changed the switch and all is fine so far.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2018, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By 283SD
One of the shops that I do contract work for just...

One of the shops that I do contract work for just restored an MGB. New brake hoses, new rotors, new pads and new repop calipers. Brake squeal after the third stop. Changed the rotors three time with...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,045
Posted By 283SD
I have an 87' steering column, the lock cylinder...

I have an 87' steering column, the lock cylinder is pressed onto the metal tube, other than pressing it off, I don't see how you can change it.
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,472
Posted By 283SD
File a SMALL flat on the base of the needle about...

File a SMALL flat on the base of the needle about 3/8" down the needle this will enrich the mixture at idle, so that you don't over enrich the mixture once past part throttle. With a big cam this...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-27-2018, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,892
Posted By 283SD
I had my radiator custom built when I did my V8...

I had my radiator custom built when I did my V8 swap 30 years ago. Heavy duty 4 core with brass tanks, the core opening is as big as the opening on the car,17"H X 24"W, 2 12" pusher fans with a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-09-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,304
Posted By 283SD
I put a separate bung in the oil pan for the...

I put a separate bung in the oil pan for the sender, [stock 1990 245]. Normal temps @ 70 C. Drove up a STEEP mountain road in the Catskill's, [4 miles up,only open part of the year,barely more than a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,526
Posted By 283SD
Did you do a pressure test when in O/D. there is...

Did you do a pressure test when in O/D. there is a port to check this. you will need a 1000 lb gauge, it should put out 450 lbs aprox when in O/D, and the proper fittings, I had an 8' hose made up so...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By 283SD
The off set of the inside of the rim will be the...

The off set of the inside of the rim will be the way the tire mounts, the tire goes on the short side drop onto the rim.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By 283SD
Ring gap should be .004 X bore diameter in...

Ring gap should be .004 X bore diameter in inches, as a basic rule. Some hi/perf and turbo engines might require different gaps, check with the ring maker for their settings.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,010
Posted By 283SD
The name of the place in Gardner is Amthors...

The name of the place in Gardner is Amthors welding
Forum: performance & modifications 07-30-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,010
Posted By 283SD
In Gardner N.Y. just down the road from Woodstock...

In Gardner N.Y. just down the road from Woodstock there is a drive shaft place, used them a few times. They are just off RT 44/55 down the road by the general store at the sharp bend that goes...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2018, 02:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 922
Posted By 283SD
I have parts.

I have parts.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,921
Posted By 283SD
Cotter pin hitting the dust cap, seen it happen.

Cotter pin hitting the dust cap, seen it happen.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-25-2018, 12:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 732
Posted By 283SD
I have one but the clear coat is craized and...

I have one but the clear coat is craized and faded, and I don;t know if a photo will give you the true color.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-25-2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By 283SD
I've done some axle swaps, I made a jig to the...

I've done some axle swaps, I made a jig to the stock axle then put the new one in place and fabed from there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,081
Posted By 283SD
For your color choice, go to a mall and look at...

For your color choice, go to a mall and look at all the cars an see what color you like, note the model and year.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,340
Posted By 283SD
I've cut down the lash to .014 with no ill...

I've cut down the lash to .014 with no ill results, Installed an IPD cam in my wife car for a customer and ended up buying the car 1 year later [2001]. When I checked the lash this winter they were...
Forum: events 07-11-2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,594
Posted By 283SD
I'd like to come, but it is about 2+ hours for me...

I'd like to come, but it is about 2+ hours for me to get to the meeting place. Will talk to my wife about the trip plus we have a dog that will need attention later in the day. sounds like a great...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2018, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,319
Posted By 283SD
The wires from the diff where they enter the body...

The wires from the diff where they enter the body a prone to breaking.
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,238
Posted By 283SD
I built my 350 Chevy powered 240 wagon 30 years...

I built my 350 Chevy powered 240 wagon 30 years ago. I made it a 2 door 29 years ago, hence the 283 SD. I an now coming up on 300,000 miles. BTW it is a blast to drive!.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,452
Posted By 283SD
I have always used anti seize on the spark...

I have always used anti seize on the spark plugs,I have a nickel/ copper anti seize. Never had an issue with getting the plugs out. On my wife's car that we have had for 19 years now, never a...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,724
Posted By 283SD
Great job!!!!!. I know what work goes into...

Great job!!!!!. I know what work goes into building some thing different, when I made my wagon a two door 29 years ago people thought I was crazy. Nice to see someone with a good mind and the...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-03-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,109
Posted By 283SD
I've been driving my V8 wagon for 30 years now,...

I've been driving my V8 wagon for 30 years now, coming up on 300,000 miles, have it out today, it'a still a blast to drive. BTW it weighs 3450 lbs with me in it and a full tank of fuel.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By 283SD
I put speed bleeders on my car, anti seize on the...

I put speed bleeders on my car, anti seize on the threads, was able to bleed the brakes by my self.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,185
Posted By 283SD
If you are going to bleed the brake by hand...

If you are going to bleed the brake by hand [foot], you will need 2 people. Open the bleeder, push down on the pedal, close bleeder wait 4/5 seconds for the master to refill, repeat, I use clear...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-01-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,738
Posted By 283SD
I put Koni's on my V8 car, played with the...

I put Koni's on my V8 car, played with the adjustments. Rides and handles amazing.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,345
Posted By 283SD
Mid 80's were prone to rust even though the...

Mid 80's were prone to rust even though the body's didn't, My sister's 86 had the floor all rotted out, and yes the cowl vent drains through the rockers.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-20-2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By 283SD
If the lines are routed properly, and secure they...

If the lines are routed properly, and secure they will not wear out anything.If they are draped all over the place that's a problem
Forum: events 06-19-2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,594
Posted By 283SD
VCOA is not fond of me.

VCOA is not fond of me.
Forum: events 06-19-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By 283SD
Wrong coast for me. There is an International...

Wrong coast for me. There is an International Station Club, They meet all over the country. Met a couple of guy's this spring that belong to it, when they saw my car at a car show.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-19-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By 283SD
Why did I do Mine? They match the other Aeroquip...

Why did I do Mine? They match the other Aeroquip lines that I run to the remote oil filter and oil cooler, also have a P/S cooler, etc ,just to make everything match.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,519
Posted By 283SD
Made mine with Aeroquip lines and fittings, My V8...

Made mine with Aeroquip lines and fittings, My V8 car uses the GM pump, found a fitting that goes on the rack,s pressure side,Metric to AN.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 983
Posted By 283SD
I've been running point's on my V8 car for 30...

I've been running point's on my V8 car for 30 years now, [Mallory Dual Point/ Mech ADV]. I have NEVER had a problem. With the proper care and service they work fine, and are still less than the cost...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By 283SD
Earlier dash's won't work with your car.1991 is...

Earlier dash's won't work with your car.1991 is different than 90 [also has reset light] Way back to -87/86/85 I don't remember. My 78 dash will not fit your dash. All total different wire harness's....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 741
Posted By 283SD
"Service" light reset.

"Service" light reset.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By 283SD
Ran Mobil 1 in my V8 wagon and the race car, both...

Ran Mobil 1 in my V8 wagon and the race car, both had text book fatigue failures , went back to normal gear oil. Haven't had a problem since.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2018, 02:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By 283SD
Car runs great so far, since fix, amazing what...

Car runs great so far, since fix, amazing what one wire will do to the elect system.
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