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  1. Just a quick comment, as I am installing a Kwik...

    Just a quick comment, as I am installing a Kwik Wire harness in my 55 and am doing the engine right now.

    There should be a wire to the hot lug on the alternator and as CN said it needs to come...
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    So CN, this is the ongoing hard start issue. I...

    So CN, this is the ongoing hard start issue. I thought, and perhaps wrongly that fuel was washing back from the carbs. I could see it held before the pump, but the lines after were dry. Fuel is...
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    I use Steele weatherstrip all the time and the...

    I use Steele weatherstrip all the time and the fit is always spot on. I havent used this seal but I would bet you will be fine with it.

    Scorp
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    Thanks Rick- So there was likely suction still...

    Thanks Rick-

    So there was likely suction still holding from the pump, which broke when I cut the line and the fuel pulled back. It was quicker than I expected.

    So do you really think the 35-40...
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    This was Interesting

    So I am working on the 55 handyman.

    I have been putting in a new wire harness but also cleaning stuff up that bugged me and was related to initial start and break in.

    Today I wanted to clean up...
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    Gentlemen, I appreciate the dialogue and...

    Gentlemen,

    I appreciate the dialogue and everyone's help.

    Scorp
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    I am pretty sure its a pressure switch to...

    I am pretty sure its a pressure switch to activate the brake lights. My 57 Tbird had one in line doing the same thing.

    Here is the text from Wilwood:

    Switch Connections: If your vehicle is...
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    Brake Switch Question - 55 Wagon

    So......

    I am wiring the 55 Wagon and I need an opinion.

    The Wilwood prop valve has its own pressure switch for the brake lights. I am thinking about eliminating the pedal switch and just...
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    Yeah, I ordered their kit for power drum brakes. ...

    Yeah, I ordered their kit for power drum brakes. Threw away the Prop valve first. First one leaked as did number two so went with a Wilwood prop valve. Then I threw away the lines as they looked...
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    In the spirit of "Dont let the perfect be the...

    In the spirit of "Dont let the perfect be the enemy of the Good",

    I got it to about 1/8" off

    Here is where it started:
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    Here it is now:
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    So I started working on straightening the frame. ...

    So I started working on straightening the frame. I have it pretty close; it looks like its off about an 1/8" now, looking at the cable retaining plate at the back.

    I drilled out the rivets...
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    Bama, want to sell your spare? I just need a...

    Bama, want to sell your spare? I just need a frame. I checked ebay and whats out there is currently complete assemblies.

    S
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    Thats what I thought. Thats also why it fought...

    Thats what I thought. Thats also why it fought me pulling it out. Because it took some effort to bend it, I was wondering if the factory had some kind of offset built in. It may be possible to...
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    Thats whats messed up. I consider him a good...

    Thats whats messed up. I consider him a good friend and I expect our friendship will change and we wont talk much; with the reason being I didnt offer lifetime free storage of his car.
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    Heter control pics

    Ordered the right levers from Danchuk- Part number 465 and they look like the illustration.

    Here are pics- It looks like there is a twist and it could be factory on purpose but I dont have a...
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    No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

    So lesson learned.

    A good friend bought a 55 Sedan. He doesnt have a garage, just a driveway. The plan was to keep in his driveway for a few months and then store in his daughters garage. So I...
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    1955 Heater Control issue

    OK, so I now realize that every system in my 55 Wagon requires replacement or refurb. Only stuff that works is what I have had my hands on.

    So todays topic is the heater and the heater control....
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    I recommend you think about it and dont act too...

    I recommend you think about it and dont act too quickly.

    I had a 61 Impala Bubble. Black exterior/Red interior/283 car. Needed floors. I had a guy that used to be a friend just not let up. You...
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    Studwelder. I use a magnaspot. Spot welds...

    Studwelder. I use a magnaspot.

    Spot welds copper nails to the sheet metal and then you pull with a slidehammer. Strip the metal. Weld the nails. Pull. Bump with hammer as needed. Just pulled...
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    You should see my box of junk repop stuff. It so...

    You should see my box of junk repop stuff. It so big its become a national tourist attraction; right after the World's largest ball of string.

    Scorp
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    Sorry. I miscounted the usage of "Tiny Brain" in...

    Sorry. I miscounted the usage of "Tiny Brain" in the thread about tires for a 55 with C4 conversion.

    I guess this thread just causes Tiny Brain-itis.

    Scorp
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    Hey CN- You have called RD "Tiny Brain" 4...

    Hey CN-

    You have called RD "Tiny Brain" 4 times in this thread. You are starting to sound like that little kid on the playground who throws insults around trying to be cool.

    You don't need...
  23. CN- Lets get real. I have watched your...

    CN-

    Lets get real.

    I have watched your Nomad build thread. I can honestly say I like much of what you have done, and dislike alot as well. Do you know what I dont like?

    Nope, because I...
  24. Sure do and real gas too w/o oil. Whats it about...

    Sure do and real gas too w/o oil. Whats it about $15/gallon? More expensive than Cam2.

    BTW, even draining that Ethanol junk and purging the carb doesnt always get the corn gum out of the mini...
  25. Cant help yourself CN can you? Id still guess...

    Cant help yourself CN can you?

    Id still guess that carbs are still ahead of EFI in terms of representation in the collector car hobby, if you counted all running hobby cars.

    BTW, NASCAR ran...
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