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    I don't think holes in the thermostat are the end...

    I don't think holes in the thermostat are the end of the world, but your comments about the uncertainty of the flow volume makes it a crap shoot doesn't it? They can be made too big.

    The engine...
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    If the water pump is for an 88-95 truck, it is...

    If the water pump is for an 88-95 truck, it is reverse rotation for a serpentine belt setup. Are you using a factory serpentine accessory drive? If not, you need to buy a water pump suitable for...
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    That may be true of the RTX, but I see the VHX as...

    That may be true of the RTX, but I see the VHX as very readable with all the gauges being appropriately sized (at least within the constraints of a 55-56 instrument cluster), and the tach is big...
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    What's it going to take to get FAA approval?

    What's it going to take to get FAA approval?
  5. Thread: 1956 radiator

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    I perhaps mistakenly thought that the question...

    I perhaps mistakenly thought that the question was about a crossflow radiator conversion. Carl's post made me realize that this may not be so, that the question was about mounting a stock style...
  6. Thread: 1956 radiator

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    The top of the radiator should be mounted flush...

    The top of the radiator should be mounted flush with the top of the radiator support. The only potential problem you'll have is the diagonal support rods that run from the side of the hood at the...
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    Horse driven buggies didn't have gauges. You...

    Horse driven buggies didn't have gauges. You just used your eyes and ears. That should be good enough for you purist nostalgia types.

    PS don't forget the wood spoke wheels.
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    I think they introduced it at SEMA last fall. ...

    I think they introduced it at SEMA last fall. I'm sure some will like it, but as almost always, the tach is lacking.

    Their other newest offering, the HDX (which has been out a couple of years)...
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    Not really. The rule of thumb for the drag strip...

    Not really. The rule of thumb for the drag strip is 100 lb weight reduction = 0.1 sec et improvement. You won't notice unless you're running a strictly competitive class. It's just when you do...
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    If you like the Muncie gear ratios and have...

    If you like the Muncie gear ratios and have rebuilt it correctly with the 21st century fixes, there's no problem with a Muncie for street use.

    On the other hand it's the 21st century and 5 and 6...
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    What are these "pieces" you speak of? Is this...

    What are these "pieces" you speak of? Is this some part of the shifter? Are you talking about a bolt on stick? Are you aware that the 55-57 specific Hurst shifter stick for a Muncie is not a bolt...
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    All your comments are about shifters except to...

    All your comments are about shifters except to say that you don't have a 2-3 shift problem with your 5 speed. Do you ever drive it hard?

    You can do a lot with shifters with any transmission. ...
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    I don't get these comments about "good shifting...

    I don't get these comments about "good shifting with a Tremec" and "bad shifting with a Muncie".

    The Tremec 5 speeds are notorious for a bad 2-3 shift. I understand Craig Liberty has a fix for...
  14. You don't "cut and weld back together" if using...

    You don't "cut and weld back together" if using an S&W cage kit. You trim the tubing to the length you need and notch the joints. One doesn't splice the tubing on a new build. You might if...
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    Oh jeez, you guys live to stomp on each other...

    Oh jeez, you guys live to stomp on each other don't you?

    Cnut FWIW there is a commercial solution for swaps on the reverse lockout. Roger1 at the other site has one. It's more than I'd want...
  16. Here's what I know. Stock location will require...

    Here's what I know. Stock location will require major firewall mods and maybe even oil pan mods. 3/4" forward will require minor mods and oil pan mods. But there are oil pans you can buy that will...
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    VA has been providing the same "doesn't fit"...

    VA has been providing the same "doesn't fit" glovebox for 55-56 cars for about 20 years, maybe longer. As you say, they are a responsive company on many issues but this is not one of them.
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    If it was mine I'd paint the radiator support and...

    If it was mine I'd paint the radiator support and related pieces the same color as the inner fenders. I'd leave the rest bare aluminum, unless the mfr. has already polished or brush finished the...
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    Some things you just have to accept as the way it...

    Some things you just have to accept as the way it is. Having said that, a "fusible link" is just what you described. It's a short length of smaller gauge wire spliced into the conductor. For...
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    Resistance of a conductor is usually stated in...

    Resistance of a conductor is usually stated in ohms/ft or some other length. Voltage drop is stated similarly because V=IR. The length of the conductor in a fuse is very short, its resistance and...
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    Well that's true because a fuse heats up as the...

    Well that's true because a fuse heats up as the current increases and eventually melts. But in the big picture the resistance and voltage drop of a fuse is rather small. Just as the current draw on...
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    Chevy used a minimum of 12 gauge wire on HEI...

    Chevy used a minimum of 12 gauge wire on HEI ignitions, I think I've seen 10 gauge also. They do it for a good reason.

    Fuses won't reduce current unless they do their job and blow when there is...
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    The typical automotive relay pull in current is...

    The typical automotive relay pull in current is really low, but as you point out the holding current is even lower. 5A is way generous.
  24. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Here's my collection. More than I remembered. ...

    Here's my collection. More than I remembered.

    9730

    As you can see, we have 3 examples of how to trim. The chrome one on the left is for a 6" damper, the others are for an 8" damper.

    I'd...
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    What was I spending $2000-3000 on?

    What was I spending $2000-3000 on?
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