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    In 2 years, you have done more than most of us...

    In 2 years, you have done more than most of us could do in 20 years, and you are thousands of miles away from any trifive parts store. Only 50 miles for me. Way to stay after it, and it looks great!
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    Sticky: I can't be the only one wondering after following...

    I can't be the only one wondering after following this thread for over 7 years. What the timeline for your beautiful work of art 55 Nomad to be rolling down the road for all to see?
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    I started a lot deeper in the hole than you did 6...

    I started a lot deeper in the hole than you did 6 years ago and many dollars/work later.
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    Yes, I have tried 3M adhesive remover, but...

    Yes, I have tried 3M adhesive remover, but sometimes just a piece of sticky tape is an easier solution for most stuff. If that doesn't work then I try 3M, or something else, like trying to remove...
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    Check valve working, and what's your vacuum...

    Check valve working, and what's your vacuum reading? Disc/drum brakes? Need much more detail for anymore thoughts.
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    Here is a good tip that works good for removing...

    Here is a good tip that works good for removing gummy adhesive left behind from stickers/decals, etc. In my case today I finally got around to removing some Velcro strips someone had stuck to the...
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    Most important thing is having plenty of DRY...

    Most important thing is having plenty of DRY compressed air. I just have a small HF cabinet using quality glass beads, but I use an 80 gallon 2-stage with a refrigerated air dryer, and it works great.
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    SPI epoxy primer. I love it and it is so much...

    SPI epoxy primer. I love it and it is so much cheaper than paint at $100 per gallon/ I need to get my front fenders sprayed with it yet. I can't believe how many people love my "paint job" even...
  9. They were a production head offered by Chevrolet...

    They were a production head offered by Chevrolet in 1973 as a heavy-duty service part. P/N 3965784, with a casting #340292 I believe.
  10. My 1970 LT-1 with 11:1 forged pistons has the...

    My 1970 LT-1 with 11:1 forged pistons has the angle-plug "Turbo heads" with 2.02 intakes, guide plates etc. It has the camel humps on the ends and accessory holes. This engine makes great power all...
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    I wish I could figure out an easy way to stiffen...

    I wish I could figure out an easy way to stiffen the front half of the chassis on my 55. On my Camaro I used a mid-plate between the engine/trans and the chassis with solid front mounts making the...
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    You are very talented and put in a lot of great...

    You are very talented and put in a lot of great effort, of which is the most difficult part.
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    Yes, that design looks pretty beefy, but with the...

    Yes, that design looks pretty beefy, but with the C4 IRS I would think the only way to get the driveshaft in or out, the rear suspension would have to be dropped for installation with the 3...
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    I found out having a spare 0-30 ohm sender is the...

    I found out having a spare 0-30 ohm sender is the best way to troubleshoot a fuel level gauge.
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    I designed my Camaro much stiffer and stronger....

    I designed my Camaro much stiffer and stronger.
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    It probably won't help much. You can put more...

    It probably won't help much. You can put more rungs on a ladder, but it won't stiffen it much compared to tube chassis, or uni-body designs. It will still twist more than you want. Unfortunately,...
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    Actually, to raise the car you need to shorten...

    Actually, to raise the car you need to shorten the bolts that the end of the spring that is suspended from the spindle, which applies more pressure to the center mount of the spring mounted below the...
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    It looks like you could use a thicker rubber...

    It looks like you could use a thicker rubber bushing between the end of the spring and the spindle, which would raise it an inch for sure. Bolt looks plenty long too. Otherwise, you need a stiffer...
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    I chose not to use coil overs for several...

    I chose not to use coil overs for several reasons, and I kept the weight of my car to near the same as a 96 Corvette running the stock size 275/40-17 tires with 9.5 wide wheels front and rear. It...
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    If you are running the composite transverse leaf...

    If you are running the composite transverse leaf spring like I do, you can simply use shorter bolt on the ends of the spring or add spacers between the nut and the bottom end of the spring. You can...
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    You are pretty much putting everyone to shame of...

    You are pretty much putting everyone to shame of the top posters by getting it done quickly so you can enjoy it, including me. It gets even harder towards the end to get it where you wanted it to be....
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    Great job staying after it, and your car looks...

    Great job staying after it, and your car looks great!
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    Assuming you never let the reservoir fluid run out while bleeding and pulled at least a quart through the system, I would suspect the master cylinder from what you've said so far if it goes to the...
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    Pictures would sure help, otherwise it only a...

    Pictures would sure help, otherwise it only a guess. They normally do not sit level anyway since the carb is what should be close to level, with the engine pointing down up to 4 degrees.
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    I got my aluminum radiator from UPI "Universal...

    I got my aluminum radiator from UPI "Universal Products Incorporated" They have great service, and they are custom made to order. Mine was for an LS engine/trans cooler and it came with a shroud/Spal...
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