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    Hi Timo, Wow! Great progress! The car is...

    Hi Timo,
    Wow! Great progress! The car is looking really great - you have made so much progress. Thanks for your documentation!
    Regards, doug
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    Richard, Your reservoir install looks great, all...

    Richard,
    Your reservoir install looks great, all looks so clean under the hood, like it was designed from the factory. Very nice!
    Regards, Doug
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    Not sure what you mean by master cylinder cross...

    Not sure what you mean by master cylinder cross mount?
    I didn't have any problems with the installation, other than my early vintage of RainGear having the arm that connects the two wiper pivots...
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    Hi c5vettedude Ditto vote for Rain Gear....

    Hi c5vettedude
    Ditto vote for Rain Gear. Well-engineered, manufacturer provides good support for any issues and questions.
    Regards, Doug
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    Richard, That is purty! I do think I would opt...

    Richard,
    That is purty! I do think I would opt for more indicator marks and labels on the speedo, but that is just me.
    Regards, Doug
  6. Good info - Thanks!

    Good info - Thanks!
  7. Hi dmday, if it was me, I would want to see oil...

    Hi dmday,
    if it was me, I would want to see oil at all the rockers before starting. I used a priming rod from Summit, like this one:
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/sum-901015
    I was happy with...
  8. Hi Bama, Thanks for posting the link to the tech...

    Hi Bama,
    Thanks for posting the link to the tech article! I didn't even know Speedway had a tech section - I will have to do some cruising that site.
    Thanks, Doug
  9. Thread: Howdy!

    by Belair-o
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    Hi L.P., Welcome to the site! Where abouts in...

    Hi L.P.,
    Welcome to the site! Where abouts in Colorado do you live? I live in Franktown.
    Regards, Doug
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    Thanks for all the suggestions and related...

    Thanks for all the suggestions and related experiences. I will look at getting Autolites to replace the Champions. I was disturbed with the loose ceramic around the positive electrode on two out of...
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    Hi Mark, Thanks for relating your reasoning, and...

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for relating your reasoning, and for the (sorry to say it) funny story about your friends Javelin.
    Thanks, Doug
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    Hi Mark, Thanks for the insight. You found...

    Hi Mark,
    Thanks for the insight. You found Champions didn't work so well for you (fouled, or...)?
    Thanks, Doug
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    Spark Plug Recommendation?

    I have Edelbrock #60899 Performer RPM cylinder heads on the 327 in my 57. Edelbrock calls for Champion RC-12YC as a good spark plug (for street applications). Any alternative recommendations? I...
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    I agree! Buster, Excellent name you gave...

    I agree!
    Buster, Excellent name you gave Richard's shop (and posts)!
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    Hi PastorJ, Sorry, haven't dealt with Right...

    Hi PastorJ,
    Sorry, haven't dealt with Right Stuff, so can't help, but will bump your post up.
    Regards, Doug
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    Hi William, Not sure this will help, but when I...

    Hi William,
    Not sure this will help, but when I was first going to post a pic, it looked ginormous in the preview. When I finally went ahead and posted, the pic resized to a reasonable size. May...
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    Hi 210Chevy, I had good luck with the AAW kit. ...

    Hi 210Chevy,
    I had good luck with the AAW kit. I see Summit has them for $575 (free shipping):
    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/aww-500434/make/chevrolet/model/bel-air/year/1957
    Regards, Doug
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    Gary, I don't use the adaptor - I use a decent...

    Gary,
    I don't use the adaptor - I use a decent sized funnel that has an opening that just fits in the Lokar tube. Every millimeter helps get the fluid in, which is why I skipped the adaptor....
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    Hey Timo! Bling! Nice progress, what a change...

    Hey Timo! Bling! Nice progress, what a change you have made. Good job!
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    Hi Gary, I found a small diameter funnel and...

    Hi Gary,
    I found a small diameter funnel and have had good success in filling fluid thru the Lokar trany filler tube. Can't go real fast, but can load up the funnel, let it leak down, and repeat. ...
  21. Thread: Twisted?

    by Belair-o
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    Hey Old Buzzard, Thanks for the question. I...

    Hey Old Buzzard,
    Thanks for the question. I think all match. I think the one guide plate just needs adjustment (per the video I linked). I will pull the other valve cover and see how the other...
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    I assume you have the pics on your pc? If so,...

    I assume you have the pics on your pc? If so, you can imbed a pic by clicking on the link symbol (it is the 5th icon from the right on the tool bar above where you are entering your comment or reply...
  23. Thread: Twisted?

    by Belair-o
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    Following Rick's comment on the guide plates, I...

    Following Rick's comment on the guide plates, I found this video that describes the procedure to align the plate (hopefully the link will work):
    https://youtu.be/jxN2OVyNr9o?t=30
    I will give this a...
  24. Thread: Twisted?

    by Belair-o
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    Hi Rick, Thanks for the response. There are...

    Hi Rick,
    Thanks for the response. There are pushrod guide plates on the head (the black things in the pic). Any ideas for fixing this?
    Thanks, Doug
  25. Thread: Twisted?

    by Belair-o
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    Twisted?

    I finally pulled the valve cover to put on a new valve cover gasket in hopes of stopping an oil leak. When I pulled the cover, I thought, that doesn't look right:
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    Any ideas on why the two...
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