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    My point with the bypass thermostat still stands....

    My point with the bypass thermostat still stands. Looks cleaner, only adds a few minutes to warm-up, then the t-stat, and fan take it from there anyway. I have no idea how to calculate the volume of...
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    On this setup with no heater or hoses, I had to...

    On this setup with no heater or hoses, I had to use a bypass thermostat. The radiator is below the top of the engine so I needed to fill it from the T-stat housing. I didn't want to use a surge tank...
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    I will never know as much as you Anut about cars,...

    I will never know as much as you Anut about cars, and surely you must know there are 2 types of heating systems used on cars. Not a lot of info out there I could find on the subject but there are...
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    Yes, and I always remember from long ago, the...

    Yes, and I always remember from long ago, the best dial orientation is so all of the needles point straight up under normal conditions, and then it take less time to read them so you can focus more...
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    Just saw this 33 page thread from 2011 pop up all...

    Just saw this 33 page thread from 2011 pop up all about the subject.
    https://www.trifive.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59036
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    Yes there is a bypass hole there on most pumps,...

    Yes there is a bypass hole there on most pumps, but maybe not all. I can see it circulating coolant in the block, but maybe it's the heads that need flow too, by using the heater core supply to the...
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    It wasn't my idea anyway, I gathered that info...

    It wasn't my idea anyway, I gathered that info from the Stewart Components site. I always thought on every small block car I've ever had, it sure looks like the coolant constantly flows through the...
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    I would also agree that the stock cluster with...

    I would also agree that the stock cluster with its simple timeless design, and soft incandescent lighting, cannot be beat with anything else out there. I would consider using the speedo, and fuel...
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    I was wondering why a bypass hose to the intake?...

    I was wondering why a bypass hose to the intake? That would make sense if you were not using a heater core, which wouldn't allow coolant to circulate through the block when the thermostat is closed....
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    It looks pretty good except the 160mph speedo is...

    It looks pretty good except the 160mph speedo is a bit optimistic on a tri5. It would be easier to read with a 120mph scale.
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    And then, I think about just the couple layers of...

    And then, I think about just the couple layers of sheet metal 16 inches away from the frame rails, and the seats are outboard of the frame. I didn't worry enough about safety riding motorcycles when...
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    True, but there are countless problems out there...

    True, but there are countless problems out there with many newer cars of any brand that are so bad, that nobody can figure it out easily, even at the dealer level. Every new car ends up with a...
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    And they don't add as much weight as a full roll...

    And they don't add as much weight as a full roll cage that's absolutely ridiculous for a street car. :D[/QUOTE]
    I think this was a street car....
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    It's better than no discussion at all.

    It's better than no discussion at all.
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    Electronics on modern cars are getting way over...

    Electronics on modern cars are getting way over the top for me usually. The fully automated carwash that I do maintenance/troubleshooting on call at, can be a nightmare itself at times. Got a...
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    After 47 years of electrical experience, your...

    After 47 years of electrical experience, your schematic, and idea sucks, and you are dreaming on the weight. Back to the OP's original post, I kind of like the DD cluster even though it is stupid...
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    Maybe so, but you totally lost me with the...

    Maybe so, but you totally lost me with the desired remote controlled electronic speed controlled electric solenoid operated hood latch, and maybe a couple other things that no other modern car has....
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    Stepper motors or not, those tiny hard to read...

    Stepper motors or not, those tiny hard to read gauges are just an indication, rather than any accurate measurements. Most of the time they should be used with warning (idiot lights) to get your...
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    It is 2WD PPV (police pursuit vehicle), the 4WD...

    It is 2WD PPV (police pursuit vehicle), the 4WD is an SSV. It has a 5.3 engine, 6 speed, 3.08 locking diff. They sit lower than a stock Tahoe. The Goodyear tires are a unique size 265/60-17 V-speed...
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    That's very interesting Anut. So if you take a C4...

    That's very interesting Anut. So if you take a C4 and make it a 1000 pounds heavier, put on smaller front tires than a C4, with a big motor perched on top, with the rear track narrowed, it will take...
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    If you are trying to build a "silk purse out of a...

    If you are trying to build a "silk purse out of a sows ear" of course weight doesn't matter. But, a portly car will never out accelerate, brake, or corner faster than a lighter one. It's like pulling...
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    Sure overdrive is great, but adds weight, and...

    Sure overdrive is great, but adds weight, and when your driving the shit out of your car, all you need is a good 4-speed/shifter, which is where the fun is at!. In 5th, and 6th gear the air drag...
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    Other than not having overdrive, why are the...

    Other than not having overdrive, why are the Muncie's junk? Have you ever driven a good one to the limit with a good Hurst shifter?
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    How do they control the lockout in the C5...

    How do they control the lockout in the C5 Corvette? On my C5 I don't think I would ever need a lockout since it takes a lot of effort to get it all the way right, and forward. Mine always fall right...
  25. Just barely a street car, that can turn fast left...

    Just barely a street car, that can turn fast left and right. I need to eliminate a lot of stuff to offset the couple hundred pounds the cage will add though. No air, no power brakes, or anything...
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