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    Starter to Flexplate Gap

    Hi,
    I have a 57 with a 327, and a full size Exide starter. I was checking the gap between the starter shaft and the flexplate, and find the gap greater than the recommended 1/8". I tried a 1/16"...
  2. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Thanks for posting the info on the R4 to Sanden...

    Thanks for posting the info on the R4 to Sanden compressor bracket. That didn't exist when I was installing my GM serpentine kit, and I couldn't figure how to make the Sanden conversion work. Good...
  3. Thread: AGM battery

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    I have the one below, but like Cnut, I bought it...

    I have the one below, but like Cnut, I bought it a while back, stuff happened, and it has yet to power my car. Holds a charge well (not that it is being strained).
    XS Power D5100 XS Series bought...
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    Very Nice!

    Your B-GT looks great! I had a '72 back when I was in college, and loved it! Good to see 'em on the road.
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    Welcome 'neighbor'

    Howdy, and welcome to the site! Another Colorado member here. Your car (in your avatar) looks way beyond a work in progress - very nice! I look forward to seeing more of your car. Regards, Doug
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    Following BamaNomad's lead: and maybe use a...

    Following BamaNomad's lead: and maybe use a Dremel with a wee cutoff wheel? I have had some good luck in making some precision cuts using my Dremel. They sell both abrasive wheels, and toothed...
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    Thanks for that post, lots of the quips were...

    Thanks for that post, lots of the quips were laugh out loud funny!
    Thanks, Doug
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    Fantastic! I've been watching your build thru...

    Fantastic! I've been watching your build thru the years on various sites, and it is turning out most excellent! Congratulations!
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    Chevynut, Thanks for that diagram! People have...

    Chevynut,
    Thanks for that diagram! People have tried to explain Ackerman Angle to me before, using words, and I never really got it. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words! Thanks, Doug
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    Sticky: Thanks for posting that article, a lot of info in...

    Thanks for posting that article, a lot of info in a good comparative format.
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    Most Excellent! Congratulations!

    Most Excellent! Congratulations!
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    FWIW, and maybe not much, I saw an oncoming new...

    FWIW, and maybe not much, I saw an oncoming new VW Bug yesterday, and it had halos that extended only about a third of the way around the light. Maybe that would be preferable, rather than extending...
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    small wheel

    Hi Lee,
    I just remembered something else I did. The wheel didn't go down on to the steering shaft as far as it should have, so I filed the taper on the shaft below the spines (a bit at a time), and...
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    Hi Lee, I had issues on closing the gap, but...

    Hi Lee,
    I had issues on closing the gap, but that was because I shortened the stock column, because I installed a CPP power steering box. I bought a shortened steering shaft: it was too long, and...
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    Hi Lee, Maybe these images of my small stock...

    Hi Lee,
    Maybe these images of my small stock wheel help. I don't see that there is anything to machine off to close the gap.

    The column in your pic is completely stock (not shortened)?...
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    Wow! Your car looks fabulous, and sits so nice! ...

    Wow! Your car looks fabulous, and sits so nice! Great job!
    Doug
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    I see the pics - lots of innovative work! Thanks...

    I see the pics - lots of innovative work! Thanks for sharing your progress! Doug
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    Hi Rick and TrifiveRichard, Sorry, I missed your...

    Hi Rick and TrifiveRichard,
    Sorry, I missed your responses in the battery debate.

    You are right, I don't have the same setup as Richard, was just thinking there might be a path I hadn't...
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    AC Compressor

    Beautiful car!
    You mentioned in your first post, "The motor is GM LS3/525hp, with GM accessories, except A/C compressor (Sanden from Vintage Air). " I looked at switching out the R4 compressor...
  20. Thread: What Angle?

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    Thanks for the ideas! I don't understand the...

    Thanks for the ideas! I don't understand the trammel bar, but will do some searching online. The gauge you showed makes sense.
    Thanks, Doug
  21. Thread: What Angle?

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    Thank you.

    Thank you.
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    Whew, maybe the tsunami has passed by. Does...

    Whew, maybe the tsunami has passed by. Does anyone have any guidance on my question (please see below). Thanks, Doug
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    Thanks Rick, Chevynut, and 56Mark for the...

    Thanks Rick, Chevynut, and 56Mark for the suggestions and guidance. Do I need to have a complete alignment in place (and not just my rough one), before considering any tweaking of the spindle stops?...
  24. Thread: What Angle?

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    Hi, When I view the front end at full turn, I...

    Hi,
    When I view the front end at full turn, I see the steering arms are on the stops. Not sure of the purpose of comparing the turns lock to lock with and without the pitman arm attached. Should I...
  25. Thread: What Angle?

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    Lock-to-Lock

    Rick, thanks for the explanation!


    I changed to the minimum offset CPP 2" drop disk-brake spindles. I will try the lock-to-lock turn experiment you mentioned and compare results, and also see...
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