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  1. Thread: My 55 Bel Air

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    Tell us how you like the injection vs the carb....

    Tell us how you like the injection vs the carb. What do you like or not like about carb/injection performance?

    Any issues or special requirements for install?
  2. Thread: My 55 Bel Air

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    Sharp looking 55. Nice road clearance for less...

    Sharp looking 55. Nice road clearance for less than good roads and driveway entrances.

    You must have made changes since the Holley to fuel injection in the photo. Or is that not a carburetor?
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    I think I recall there is a sheet metal thickness...

    I think I recall there is a sheet metal thickness range they are go for. But not a good memory to say for sure. But I thought I’d mention them as they could be handy for somebody that can’t get to...
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    Just a small thing I saw on the “garage squad”...

    Just a small thing I saw on the “garage squad” show was a pop rivet type nut that holds similar to a rivet that a screw/bolt threads in. May help not needing hands on both sides of the firewall....
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    Your descending comments donít deserve my...

    Your descending comments donít deserve my attention. I donít have to put up with your (nut case) nonsense.
  6. Now that sounds like what a true hot rodder would...

    Now that sounds like what a true hot rodder would do. Keep us posted.
  7. Wow, that overseas tag looks so unprofessional....

    Wow, that overseas tag looks so unprofessional. The GM tag looks like it was made in a factory. The overseas tag looks like it was “pounded out” on a garage work bench.

    thank you for sharing.
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    The upper hinge has a much better profile that...

    The upper hinge has a much better profile that fits the depression in the door jamb. But the exposed wires is not pleasing. Suggestion is to fabricate a channel to weld to and grind smooth that...
  9. Thread: Cribbing

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    A heavy duty cherry picker will lift the whole...

    A heavy duty cherry picker will lift the whole body no problem. I used it plenty of times before I got the 4 post lift. Just fab your self a method to suspend the straps or chain which ever you have...
  10. Thread: Cribbing

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    I lifted the body under my 4 post lift with...

    I lifted the body under my 4 post lift with straps. Measured the frame as lifted and faded up with scrap tubing (all different sizes) to support the body at most of the same mounting points. Bolted...
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    Suggest a hollow closed “D” section. Used a...

    Suggest a hollow closed “D” section. Used a double side adhesive on the flat side. Found it online (rubber seals) but didn’t save the site as an 8 or ten foot length. It was cheap.
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    Agree, no emblems they break up the clean look....

    Agree, no emblems they break up the clean look. Not original look but everybody has their own preference. The only emblem on my 57 Nomad is the colorful grill bar crest and the Belair on the dash. No...
  13. Your car is very nice. A sealed plastic bag also...

    Your car is very nice. A sealed plastic bag also holds gasoline fumes/vapor inside. These old cars were not a sealed system. I had a friend that stowed his 63 corvette in a bag and in the spring the...
  14. Thread: New guy here

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    Great, nice to see a 55 chevy go from dad to son....

    Great, nice to see a 55 chevy go from dad to son. My grandson tells others grandpaís 57 Nomad will be his one day. He is only 10.
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    Greg. I suggest obtain the 55 chevy AIM sheets....

    Greg.
    I suggest obtain the 55 chevy AIM sheets. These are GM’s build sheet and have parts identifications and drawings.
  16. For not worth the trouble and lacks boost it sure...

    For not worth the trouble and lacks boost it sure is working great in my BBC ‘57. Brakes are super great. Just because one’s exposure to cheap units sucks does not mean they all do. Understand one...
  17. I would suggest to seek a smaller diameter and...

    I would suggest to seek a smaller diameter and shorter profile power brake booster. Also one that can be mounted flush against the firewall with out a bracket. Yes it will take a lot more work but...
  18. You are on the right track installing additional...

    You are on the right track installing additional grounds. I have at least three between the frame and body with 6 wire. Also I have 1/0 cable between the battery and the engine. Along with the same...
  19. Thread: Quick Jack

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    I don’t understand, what is in the way? The...

    I don’t understand, what is in the way? The ramps are wide apart and nothing in between them. Anything can be removed/ installed: transmission, clutch, starter, brakes, brake lines, drive shaft,...
  20. Thread: Quick Jack

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    I use the tray and have it lined with close...

    I use the tray and have it lined with close fitting 2x4’s for a flat surface level with the ramps so a regular small floor jack can lift the car as it sets on the 2x4’s. I also have smaller jack...
  21. Thread: Quick Jack

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    To make the photo even funnier it needs duct tape...

    To make the photo even funnier it needs duct tape wrapped around the wood 2x6 and the top of the ladder. Oh yeah some empty beer cans all over the floor.
  22. Thread: Quick Jack

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    But even if the full ceiling heigh is not...

    But even if the full ceiling heigh is not available a 4 post lift could provide “seated position” access to everything. As for foot print, even the smallest of garage should accommodate the 4 post...
  23. Thread: Quick Jack

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    I had drive on ramps and requires guidance to go...

    I had drive on ramps and requires guidance to go up. Not so good neither. Got rid of them.

    I have a 4 post lift, for over 4 years now. Love it. No more lay on the cold floor or bending knees. Do...
  24. Thread: Quick Jack

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    Mickey Mouse contraption and a poor excuse for a...

    Mickey Mouse contraption and a poor excuse for a lift. It’s still no better than jack stands for access as another pointed out. Plus the damn thing is in the way. It’s only a few inches off the floor...
  25. Thread: Quick Jack

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    If it’s anything like the photo in #2 posting it...

    If it’s anything like the photo in #2 posting it sure looks like a Mickey Mouse contraption. I wouldn’t put any of my cars up on that. I would expect a few cuss words because the lift contraption is...
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