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    Well I have bypass hose. Until this week I...

    Well I have bypass hose. Until this week I didn't even know I needed one. I learned a lot about vortec engines that I didn't know.

    My intake had three holes. I originally used them for a stock...
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    Yes it is the serpentine drive with a reverse...

    Yes it is the serpentine drive with a reverse rotation pump. On the other site I was given a link to that 33 page thread. Just about everything thing was tried on that thread. I think I will go...
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    Thanks. After I posted the question i googled...

    Thanks. After I posted the question i googled the water pump part # and found it is for a 88-95 truck. I checked my motor manual for Chevy trucks and see that what you said is true about the line...
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    Vortec Bypass Hose/heater hose

    I bought a vortec crate engine complete with accessory drive and water pump. Instructions say to run a bypass hose from the water pump to intake. There is only one place to attach a hose on the...
  5. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    9745 They are Sanderson Block Huggers. The two...

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    They are Sanderson Block Huggers. The two sides are quite different.

    I researched headers for weeks. The long tube headers I liked wouldn't work on a convertible because of the x-member. ...
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    I haven't had much to report lately. I have been...

    I haven't had much to report lately. I have been doing spring cleaning. I moved things from my shop to my garage. Now the only thing in the shop is her car and the parts to put it together.

    I...
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    I haven't tried to install my VA glove...

    I haven't tried to install my VA glove compartment yet. But it doesen't surprise me that it doesen't fit. Nothing on the VA Sure Fit AC seems to fit without modification. Even the drain hose was...
  9. Thread: My Wife's '56

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    Actually it was $5770. I was going to buy a 383...

    Actually it was $5770. I was going to buy a 383 from a Smeding Performance in San Antonio. But my wife wanted to go with a Chevrolet Performance engine. Here thinking was that if we were traveling...
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    Thanks, I was thinking there was some way to use...

    Thanks, I was thinking there was some way to use this. I believe I will try your idea.

    55 RD that is good idea but you wouldn't be able to see the marks with the tab in the way. I think after I...
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    The engine came with a chrome timing chain cover...

    The engine came with a chrome timing chain cover and a chrome timing tab installed. I'm not sure how to how to read the numbers on the balancer when they are covered up by the tab.

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    Yesterday I bolted the engine and transmission...

    Yesterday I bolted the engine and transmission together. Today my wife and I installed them into the car. Everything went well. I still need to drill the holes for the transmission mount. Since...
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    If you are still running the original style front...

    If you are still running the original style front motor mounts there is a bracket to install a later model power steering pump to your engine.

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    There is a complete kit with this bracket....
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    Driveshaft Question

    Since we are putting a 700R4 in my wife's car we need a shorter drive shaft. I used the original on another project because I thought I had another driveshaft to shorten. When I dug it out I...
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    Battery is still in original position. I haven't...

    Battery is still in original position. I haven't tried the dipstick yet. I plan to get the engine and trans together and installed soon. I hope it works.
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    I actually bought the Summit brand transmission...

    I actually bought the Summit brand transmission dipstick tube. It had better reviews than Lokar.
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    Thanks for the info markm, but I already bought...

    Thanks for the info markm, but I already bought one of the flexible ones so I guess I will use it.
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    I went to Phoenix Transmissions on Friday and...

    I went to Phoenix Transmissions on Friday and pick up our 700R4. They built it to match our engine specs. They furnished everything except the dip stick tube.

    Yesterday I finally took the engine...
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    Now I see why Chevrolet put the heater/air...

    Now I see why Chevrolet put the heater/air conditioner and wiper motor in the engine compartment in 1956. There is not much room under the dash with everything I added. I started out trying to be...
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    We both work on it and we both drive it, but it...

    We both work on it and we both drive it, but it is definitely her car. She has had the car longer than she has had me.
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    Vintage Air calls it "Sure Fit" but I haven't had...

    Vintage Air calls it "Sure Fit" but I haven't had anything fit yet. To change out the original controls there is a 24 page booklet of instructions. I still had to partially take it back apart to...
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    Thanks Sid, that is probably what I need. I...

    Thanks Sid, that is probably what I need.

    I measured the vents. They appear to be between 2 1/2 and 2 1/4. I thought someone might have done it already and know which size works best. The...
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    AC Hose Adapters

    I am installing a Vintage Air unit in my wifes '56 BelAir. I am using the OEM style dash vents. I wonder if someone who has done this can tell me what size adapters I need to attach the VA hoses to...
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    Vintageair wiring

    Installing my AC. Instructions say to drill a hole in the firewall and connect the hot and ground wires directly to the battery posts. My new AAW classic upgrade wiring harness has this nice big...
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    Thanks for the replies. Glad to know that my 16...

    Thanks for the replies. Glad to know that my 16 ga. wire will work. Saved me a 25 mile round trip to the auto parts store.
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