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    Great work, and they did not fit anything well...

    Great work, and they did not fit anything well back when they were new.
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    Is that what you are running? Still waiting for a...

    Is that what you are running? Still waiting for a pic.
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    I have no idea of what your beautiful SBC looks...

    I have no idea of what your beautiful SBC looks like, but after many daily driven SBC's I've seen, the LS engines are a work of art, covers and all. Chrome valve covers and air cleaner were all it...
  4. It was also about 2-tone paint though. :-| Too...

    It was also about 2-tone paint though. :-| Too bad more discussions don't evolve from any given subject IMO.
  5. And a lot of cars were dealer 2-toned after they...

    And a lot of cars were dealer 2-toned after they were built, I think.
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    I really didn't want to share this idea because I...

    I really didn't want to share this idea because I was planning on making a bunch and selling them but figured it wouldn't go far from here. Sold 3 to the first body shop I showed it to. By necessity,...
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    The fuel tank needs to breathe in and out. The...

    The fuel tank needs to breathe in and out. The fuel filler door on my 55 had been deleted, so I had to put a fuel filler neck in the trunk with a sealed screw on cap. The Rick's tank I used has a...
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    I put on a wider 12in mirror glued to the top of...

    I put on a wider 12in mirror glued to the top of the windshield. Wanted to see more so I use a clip-on panoramic wide-angle mirror on top of it. It wiggles a little, but I can see all across the back...
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    For comparison I just checked the results of the...

    For comparison I just checked the results of the alignment recently done on my C4 suspension, and it drives like it's on rails.
    Left caster 5.2 degrees
    Right Caster 6.1 degrees
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    Welcome! I'm less than an hour away in Waterloo....

    Welcome! I'm less than an hour away in Waterloo. I was at the 53thd annual car show sponsored by Yogi's in Monticello IA a few days ago with a lot of cars from the Cedar Rapids area. Pictures of what...
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    Been there. It's a bad ground connection...

    Been there. It's a bad ground connection somewhere.
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    I don't know how you wired your ignition switch,...

    I don't know how you wired your ignition switch, but on mine with the original 55 switch I didn't think it was up to task for handling the extra current everything takes now. So, I wired it so all it...
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    If it's like the Wilwood proportioning valve I...

    If it's like the Wilwood proportioning valve I use, it is like an air-pressure regulator. Clockwise increases the pressure. You will need to dig a little deeper to troubleshoot, and maybe bypass it....
  14. I have recently farmed out 3 jobs for my daily...

    I have recently farmed out 3 jobs for my daily drivers, which I seldom do, so I can spend the time working on stuff that no one else could do on my old 55. Plus, the mechanic I have can do the jobs I...
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    Except he is more into all 3 years in such a huge...

    Except he is more into all 3 years in such a huge way! So much more than most people could ever dream of. All 3 of his cars were built with ton$ of Danchuk parts.
    Most of the $hiney parts on my car...
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    No, I didn't have a picture of the convertible,...

    No, I didn't have a picture of the convertible, but it was beautiful too.
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    If you get a chance, Merv's in Iowa Falls a few...

    If you get a chance, Merv's in Iowa Falls a few miles east of I-35, he has a beautiful store, showroom and shop out in the country. He has a 57 hardtop, Nomad, and convertible all in matching colors....
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    I have a great dealer 50 miles away at Merv's...

    I have a great dealer 50 miles away at Merv's Classic Chevy parts in Iowa Falls. Otherwise, Summit if he doesn't have it. Most of the time he has it, and if small pieces he just sends it to me. For...
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    No, the fan or anything else should not be...

    No, the fan or anything else should not be connected to the alternator positive. The fan needs a relay connected to a separate main battery feed. On my LS I use a relay triggered on with a negative...
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    From the suggestions so far, you can learn a lot...

    From the suggestions so far, you can learn a lot more about your cars brake system and how to improve it on this link. I learned a few things.

    Master Power Brakes FAQs (mpbrakes.com)
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    ^^^

    ^^^
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    It's a difficult question to answer without a...

    It's a difficult question to answer without a picture.
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    I recently bought a $50 fuel pressure gauge...

    I recently bought a $50 fuel pressure gauge mostly because it would be a good thing to know, and easy to check when you have issues. I checked mine at 56 psi, so now I know what it should be when I...
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    My 05 5.3 $1000 junkyard motor after sitting for...

    My 05 5.3 $1000 junkyard motor after sitting for over 5 years sputtered for about 30 seconds, and just purred ever since.
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    The size tire you use will be the most important...

    The size tire you use will be the most important consideration. I test fitted a wheel/tire I rounded up that was close what I wanted, before I bought wheels for my C4 55. Ended up with 275/40-17...
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