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  1. Transmission/Overdrive

    Quote Originally Posted by RadioRoy View Post
    The way I always looked at it was that the speedometer gear required so little effort to turn that the driving gear's natural friction with the shaft was enough to keep the gear turning.

    That's a crappily worded answer, so if I think of how to phrase it more clearly, I will edit this.

    Thanks for quick ans. I can sleep much better tonight!!!!
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  2. 1960 Lark 2 door hardtop question

    Hello-
    i need to know the correct color of the hood prop rod on my 60 Lark, i have seen them painted black, silver and body color, can someone please help me???? i want it to be correct

    if anyone has an original picture, please email me

    eggscales@southslope.net

    thank you!!!!
    John
    Tags: color, hood, lark, paint, prop Add / Edit Tags
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  3. auto transmission

    i have a 63 stude truck chassis with a 289 engine what are my auto trans options? it currently has a 3 speed uver drive transb
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  4. Burning Out a Pertronix Unit

    Quote Originally Posted by wittsend View Post
    A lot of people think that because it is an "electronic" ignition, the Pertronix sends 12V positive to the coil - but that is incorrect. All the Pertronix does is electronically replicate what your points did, which is (temporarily) connect the coil to ground. Hence the coil should be used with whatever resistor it had originally. The coil resistor has (essentially) nothing to do with the Pertronix device itself.

    Where people get into trouble is they will take the red,
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  5. Effects of R1 cam

    Quote Originally Posted by PackardV8 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by 5brown1 View Post
    I'm trying to sort out some engine/automatic transmission issues and cannot find answers in my web/forum searches. The engine is a recently overhauled 289 which had a R1 camshaft and new valve springs installed. The engine was also bored .060 . The prior owner had the work done. So I have some questions. Life and engine performance require tradeoffs:

    1. Will the camshaft require a higher idle speed over the stock 550 RPM? Idle seems rough at that RPM. Yes, the R1 increased
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