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  1. Thread: Engine type

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    185 was a low performance head from the mid 70s. ...

    185 was a low performance head from the mid 70s. I had a 350 core that had some way back when. The heads are worthless, 1.72" intakes and 76 cc chambers. They were on a 010 block just like this...
  2. Thread: Engine type

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    The 185 heads have small valves and ports. They...

    The 185 heads have small valves and ports. They are certainly not performance heads.
  3. Thread: Engine type

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    Welcome to the site. Unfortunately, an engine...

    Welcome to the site.

    Unfortunately, an engine stamping that begins with "CE" doesn't give you any info. CE usually means "crate engine" and it could apply to any replacement engine.

    What you...
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    That would be a good diagnostic check. But it...

    That would be a good diagnostic check. But it won't fix your problem of weak brakes when cold. Personally I would ditch all that chrome stuff and get an 8" double diaphragm booster and a 1-1/8"...
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    The master cylinder bore diameter is the bore...

    The master cylinder bore diameter is the bore size of the end of the master cylinder just behind the snap ring in the next to last photo.

    Because you are measuring the interaction between the...
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    Depends on what your tool looks like, but...

    Depends on what your tool looks like, but probably not.
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    Need more info. Do you have a power brake...

    Need more info. Do you have a power brake booster? What master cylinder? Do you have a proportioning valve?

    My initial off the wall suspicion is that you have the master cylinder preloaded. ...
  8. Thread: Parts Vendors

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    Some other than the two you listed. CPP sells...

    Some other than the two you listed.

    CPP sells sometimes defective Chinese made parts, and has lousy customer service.

    POL also sells mostly Chinese made parts.

    Not that others don't. ...
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    Yes, drum brakes came with a 1" bore master...

    Yes, drum brakes came with a 1" bore master cylinder. A 1-1/8" bore mc will cause you to have to push harder on the pedal for a given stopping force.
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    No, unless they stock the Wilwood style...

    No, unless they stock the Wilwood style aftermarket ones, which are installed in line and are available in 2 psi and 10 psi versions. Most auto supplies won't have any kind of residual valve in...
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    Yes but most "rebuilt" master cylinders don't...

    Yes but most "rebuilt" master cylinders don't include them any more. Nor do new aftermarket units.
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    The parts look the same for the early horn kits...

    The parts look the same for the early horn kits vs. the later horn kits but there are differences. For instance, the plastic ring with standoffs has longer standoffs on the later stuff. This change...
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    You stripped it because of the wax buildup. And...

    You stripped it because of the wax buildup. And you stripped it again because you didn't get it right. This was done long before there was an Air Force, don't pull that one.
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    There are many who disagree with the article's...

    There are many who disagree with the article's recommendation of waxing 2-4 times/year, including those who say never wax.

    For those of you who were in the military, do you remember the dreaded...
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    For me, blowing the heater core with a higher...

    For me, blowing the heater core with a higher pressure cap is overrated. If it blows, it was going to anyway.
  16. Thread: VA/Raingear

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    I've never seen the 2 hole 56 plenum used with...

    I've never seen the 2 hole 56 plenum used with Raingear and VA, let alone the 4 hole 55 plenum. Frankly it looks hard for the gain involved.

    But if you figure it out, or find someone who did,...
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    Does your crate engine have Vortec heads? If so,...

    Does your crate engine have Vortec heads? If so, does it have a bypass hose from the intake manifold to the water pump like you typically see on a big block? Vortec heads and blocks don't have the...
  18. Thread: wagon progress

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    Sticky: Robert, an OT question to the current discussion....

    Robert, an OT question to the current discussion. I used to follow your posts on metalmeet.com as well as here. It seems that almost nothing is going on at metalmeet.com any more. Has the site just...
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    Unless you find something obvious, like a missing...

    Unless you find something obvious, like a missing or broken wire or a pushed terminal in a connector, you are probably going to need to put a scanner on it to see what is happening real time.
  20. Thread: Molded carpet

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    [Trimming carpet is easy... unless it has...

    [QUOTE][Trimming carpet is easy... unless it has 'finished edges'... ?/QUOTE]

    You don't need a finished edge when it's out of sight under the seat.
  21. Thread: Tire size

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    A modern tire with a 205 width will fit.

    A modern tire with a 205 width will fit.
  22. Thread: Molded carpet

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    Front carpet would be the same, the rear carpet...

    Front carpet would be the same, the rear carpet would be different because the hardtop has less rear leg room. But it would be easy to trim a sedan carpet to fit.
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    Most all swap meets are not what they once were. ...

    Most all swap meets are not what they once were. It's just part of the times.
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    Thread title states "electric" pump. No one...

    Thread title states "electric" pump.

    No one replying about whether it has a filter indicates that not many have ever used this pump even if they know what it is.
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    Sticky: It's been a really long time, but I don't think...

    It's been a really long time, but I don't think all used a 2R u-joint. Pretty sure the 3rd member in the one I had in a 55 had a Spicer, though I don't remember it being a 1330 either.
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