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    To change over to stock ram assist power steering...

    To change over to stock ram assist power steering on a trifive, you need the center link with p/s valve, the hydraulic cylinder and its mounting parts, a power steering pitman arm, a power steering...
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    With any power steering system, the "feel" and...

    With any power steering system, the "feel" and road wander characteristics are dependent on the valve that initiates the power assist. If the valve initiates too much hydraulic power too soon you...
  3. Thread: Passing it on

    by Rick_L
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    Most if not all rack and pinion conversions...

    Most if not all rack and pinion conversions require shorter aftermarket steering arms to get full or nearly full turning radius. This also quickens the steering ratio to more like what you'd expect...
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    Just to emphasize and make it real clear, the...

    Just to emphasize and make it real clear, the steering box and column for manual and factory power steering is the same for any trifive. The "power" part comes from a hydraulic cylinder attached to...
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    The 57 reproductions that look like true...

    The 57 reproductions that look like true originals have the same big/little diameter for the hose as the originals do.

    Note that the 55-56 a/c vents have the same 2-1/2" diameter hose barb on...
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    I knew that once upon a time, then promptly...

    I knew that once upon a time, then promptly forgot! LOL
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    With the LS6, you need to use a T56 from a gen4...

    With the LS6, you need to use a T56 from a gen4 Camaro and use its bellhousing or a Quick Time scattershield bellhousing for a gen4 Camaro. Anything else just makes things complicated. Use the...
  8. Thread: Price of argon

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    I'll answer my own question regarding the source...

    I'll answer my own question regarding the source of commercial argon. It is indeed from liquefying air and "distilling" the components. On the other hand, helium, another welding gas, is extracted...
  9. Thread: Price of argon

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    Holy cow! I knew helium had gotten expensive but...

    Holy cow! I knew helium had gotten expensive but hadn't heard anything about argon, and I haven't bought any in a while. Seems like last time it was $25-30 for a 125CF bottle. Does argon come...
  10. If you are going to remove the line and plug the...

    If you are going to remove the line and plug the master cylinder outlet (with the subsequent need to re-bleed), I'd double check that the line doesn't have a restriction/orifice in it as part of this...
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    Good luck and Happy Brexit!

    Good luck and Happy Brexit!
  12. I don't think you can have an internal leak in...

    I don't think you can have an internal leak in the throwout bearing. One side has brake fluid, the other side is vented to atmosphere. So it's going to be an external leak if there's a leak.
  13. I did some googling myself here, as I have a...

    I did some googling myself here, as I have a similar setup with a Tilton master cylinder (as opposed to the GM one) but a stock type GM throwout bearing.

    What I found out was that an OEM clutch...
  14. Your problem of losing the throwout bearing...

    Your problem of losing the throwout bearing stroke would seem to be leakage of fluid past the master cylinder seals back into the reservoir. The symptoms are opposite what they'd be if you had air. ...
  15. I don't think he's talking about the VIN tag...

    I don't think he's talking about the VIN tag itself, just the general area.

    The factory sometimes put a dimple where a hole might be drilled later. In this area, it might be for fasteners for a...
  16. Thread: Cribbing

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    I was under the perhaps misguided (or perhaps...

    I was under the perhaps misguided (or perhaps not) impression that a concrete block and a cinder block are the same thing. I found that for the most part they are not. Cinder blocks are made from...
  17. Thread: Cribbing

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    What you see here is an example. Basically it is...

    What you see here is an example. Basically it is temporarily stabilizing/supporting a large or heavy object after you lift it or prepare to move it.

    The concrete blocks are a poor way to support...
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    If it is a pipe thread, then yes you used the...

    If it is a pipe thread, then yes you used the correct sealant. Have you tried tightening it more?
  19. Repro bumpers may not be as bad as you think. ...

    Repro bumpers may not be as bad as you think. And they may be a good economic choice compared to quality originals.
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    The problem with CPP500 boxes leaking at the high...

    The problem with CPP500 boxes leaking at the high pressure fitting is that they use a brass cone seat that's too thin. Because of that, the threads bottom out before the tube or fitting fully seats...
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    How is a relay going to save "wear and tear" on...

    How is a relay going to save "wear and tear" on the motor? I don't get that.

    I do understand that if there's enough voltage drop and enough mechanical friction, the motor will stall.
  22. Thread: Posi unit ID

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    The unit I have that's similar to yours has a "2"...

    The unit I have that's similar to yours has a "2" stamped next to the circle with 6 lines in it, and an "X" in the same place as yours.

    The other half has "1105 A" stamped in it where you found...
  23. Thread: Posi unit ID

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    A C-30743 posi unit is a 60-64 model with the...

    A C-30743 posi unit is a 60-64 model with the left hand screws holding the case halves together, along with 10 clutches. It's a 3 series if my info is correct.

    If you need a 3 series posi this...
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    Opinions will vary, but my position on power...

    Opinions will vary, but my position on power steering is that unless you have an aftermarket frame that was designed/engineered from the ground up for R&P, or front frame clip from a car that had R&P...
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    That bolt appears to be bent! I wouldn't drive...

    That bolt appears to be bent! I wouldn't drive the car much if at all until that was fixed.
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