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  1. Thread: AGM battery

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    I agree... and I make a huge effort to buy...

    I agree... and I make a huge effort to buy American as well. This said, I've had no issue with an Optima that I bought about 4 yrs ago (MIM).
  2. Thread: AGM battery

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    Although MIM, I still buy Optima's. Never had an...

    Although MIM, I still buy Optima's. Never had an issue with Optima MIM or not. I found Amazon to be the best deal, but, they've doubled in price. Aszclowns.
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    Dang.. I wish I could remember! Perhaps I...

    Dang.. I wish I could remember! Perhaps I somehow came in from under/back then installed the bezel.. that seems to make sense...
    It was a BITCH fo-sho
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    I installed the Gen IV with those servo's... bad...

    I installed the Gen IV with those servo's... bad news is I did it about 9 yrs ago.. and the old grey matter just doesn't remember the details. This said, I believe I followed VA's instructions to a T...
  5. Thread: Track times

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    FWIW, I have a close friend with a 55 sedan,...

    FWIW, I have a close friend with a 55 sedan, stock ZZ502, OD-A/T, 3:55 gears, and he ran 8.6's .. so sounds like you have a stout street machine since it's in the 7's.. Just say'n..
  6. Thread: Headers

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    To me...it's about ride height. Headers that are...

    To me...it's about ride height. Headers that are designed to hang below the stock rear trans mounts will not work with a lowered car too well. If the plan is to never lower the car, then,...
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    I had to use a different fan switch when using...

    I had to use a different fan switch when using the head location vs on the intake. It was a hassle, but I finally found a switch that would close (turn on the fans) at about 210 degrees at the head,...
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    Although I don't own the ZZ502, I have a close...

    Although I don't own the ZZ502, I have a close friend who does (his is the FI with an Accel computer). From what I observed with the stock cam, that thing is not too bad. Has a nice rump, and...
  9. Thread: MY Euro 55

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    Just goes to show.... quality workmanship allows...

    Just goes to show.... quality workmanship allows for interesting design . Beautiful car!
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    Good Service from H&H Parts

    A few months ago I discovered an odd issue with my brake lights. After tracing, and poking around (I loathe wiring BTW) I figured out it was the turn signal switch located in the upper steering...
  11. Thread: Header coatings

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    I'm another guy who has not been very happy with...

    I'm another guy who has not been very happy with coatings on headers. Like Rick said, coating is better than paint.. but.. for me, the shiny goes away to a dull grey from the heads down about 2'. I...
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    I agree .. double check TDC to the markers on the...

    I agree .. double check TDC to the markers on the balancer and pointer. Once you know for sure that 0 is just that, then I believe 15-17 degrees (vacuum advance hose plugged off) is OK especially at...
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    I wouldn't change a thing on that car.. except...

    I wouldn't change a thing on that car.. except perhaps the title ;-) On the other hand, I wouldn't build one like it either.. just say'n..
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    I would make double-dog sure the timing mark (at...

    I would make double-dog sure the timing mark (at 0 ) is at TDC on #1 cylinder. Often pointers are simply not correct. A method I've used is to pull #1 plug and on the compression stroke (you'll get...
  15. Thread: opinions wanted

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    Dang!! That's beautiful work .

    Dang!! That's beautiful work .
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    Not my cup-0-tea... build quality is super nice.....

    Not my cup-0-tea... build quality is super nice.. If we all built the same thing, it might get a bit boring. Seems they're pushing the envelope
  17. Thread: Hello everybody

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    It seems to me.. the middle of the road car could...

    It seems to me.. the middle of the road car could actually cost more in the long run. Traditionally, these cars have hidden issues, poor paint/interiors, etc... so a guy buys one, then, soon figures...
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    Welp... I have one from my high school years in...

    Welp... I have one from my high school years in Bend Oregon, circa 1973-4. I had a pretty bad 67 GTO. 400, 4 speed, Crane "Fireball" cam.. 4:11's... I figured I was the bad boy of town. Then I met...
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    What he said!

    What he said!
  20. Feel Pretty Good About A Simple Water Leak Fix..

    Since I'm weary of all the political "discussions" I figured I'd share my story about a simple fix I did on my 55 SBC thermostat housing which was leaking.

    Background... when I installed the...
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    I've had great service for many years from my...

    I've had great service for many years from my Edelbrock (short) aluminum pump.
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    I've heard it said " a drag racer can break a...

    I've heard it said " a drag racer can break a bowling ball in a sandbox.." This said, I believe with an automatic and some prudence you will be fine.
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    I watched the video and read the story... I...

    I watched the video and read the story... I suppose the value is the fact some of these cars have no miles, but, yet on the other hand, if they were made to run and all cleaned up, would they really...
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    We've all heard "there's no replacement for...

    We've all heard "there's no replacement for displacement.." This said, my 355 with AFR heads, 292 Comp Cam, 10 to 1 compression, Edelbrock RPM intake, and Demon carb (I want FI!!) and Hooker Super...
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    Point taken. In other words you are saying GM...

    Point taken. In other words you are saying GM didn't make a mistake per se, it was the design of a "marine engine..." 'spose I can buy that... but in a way makes the issue even worse in my noggin!...
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