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    Fuel System: Boost reference? At 4lbs boost, 4lbs of fuel...

    Boost reference? At 4lbs boost, 4lbs of fuel pressure becomes zero. Right? I'm not sure of the Stude's opperation .
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    Body: I believe they will fit but some fabrication will...

    I believe they will fit but some fabrication will be required. I've even seen a '50 front end on a '53 coupe, '56 "ish" pickup and an '87 El camino. None of them are direct bolt ons.

    Spell...
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    Cool/Heat: To replace the rusted out stock "T" fitting in...

    To replace the rusted out stock "T" fitting in the heater hose that goes up to the defroster, I bought brass "T" fittings that fit the 5/8" heater hose with the "T" for the 3/8" defroster hose at...
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    Fuel System: Also if you look at the through hole in those 1/8...

    Also if you look at the through hole in those 1/8 pipe fittings they can be quite small. It seems like older ones have larger holes than newer ones do. I've drilled many out as much as reasonable,...
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    True. The '69-'72 GMC uses the same fender as...

    True. The '69-'72 GMC uses the same fender as the '68 Chevy. But they use the same hood.
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    I just leave it on my computer. I can make it as big as I want, and zoom on a particular portion if needed or print it all or a section, or put it on a flash drive and plug it into my old laptop in...
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    Fuel System: Simple fix; don't climb trees. :lol: Where in...

    Simple fix; don't climb trees. :lol: Where in California are you driving up a 30 degree incline? That's one hellofa steep road. Here in Nor-Cal I know of only one road that steep and they built a...
  8. Body: It's not unusual for edges like that to rust...

    It's not unusual for edges like that to rust faster than panels do. They usually have thinner paint and tend to get chipped more often. In your pic I see only one obvious blister of any size. It...
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    Agreed, '57 chevy hood behind, '69-'72('67-'68...

    Agreed, '57 chevy hood behind, '69-'72('67-'68 is different) Chevy /GMC hood behind it, doors beyond Packard Hawk hood, front fender on back wall and cowl in corner. Nearest hood is a '70 AAR...
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    Transmission: Interesting observation John. You're correct on...

    Interesting observation John. You're correct on my account, I have no money so I shop around a LOT, but do have skills, so anything I can do myself and save money to spend on needed parts is the way...
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    Transmission: Being an engine guy I'd believe Jack when he says...

    Being an engine guy I'd believe Jack when he says it will be fine behind the 232.

    As to the instalation of the GM trans, I've done it a few times, twice in the last year. I can say there are...
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    Electrical: A #10 wire will work if you don't use a huge amp...

    A #10 wire will work if you don't use a huge amp alternator, but it's marginal. I've done it several times on cars without any accessories and minimal load, but it's better to use at least a #8. I...
  13. Speedo/Tach/Gauges: My thought exactly! JB Weld, it works great if...

    My thought exactly! JB Weld, it works great if you get stuff clean, and is oil and fuel resistant.
  14. Thread: Oil gauge

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    Speedo/Tach/Gauges: It's not an issue Nox, it fills up by itself in...

    It's not an issue Nox, it fills up by itself in short order.
  15. Thread: Oil gauge

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    Speedo/Tach/Gauges: I'd definitely install another gauge just to...

    I'd definitely install another gauge just to double check the pressure. 40psi when cold is a bit low, but dropping to zero is bad. If I remember right the spec for hot oil pressure at idle is 23psi...
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    Rear Axle: Yes, my '61 came stock with a Dana 44 "T T" axle....

    Yes, my '61 came stock with a Dana 44 "T T" axle.

    If you have the capacity to weld and a grinder, almost any axle can work without too much trouble. The width from wheel mounting surface to wheel...
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    Should look like this. 82360

    Should look like this.
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    Transmission: :lol: Greyben....that's a Lincoln! (or model A,...

    :lol: Greyben....that's a Lincoln! (or model A, depends on how you look at it :lol:) You forgot the first line.

    It's got a Lincoln motor and it's really souped up
    That Model A body makes it look...
  19. Thread: Oil gauge

    by bensherb
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    Speedo/Tach/Gauges: What does it read when the oil is cold? It's...

    What does it read when the oil is cold? It's common for the pressure to drop 20 psi when it gets hot. I agree, if you don't trust it add another gauge to verify pressure.
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    Fuel System: Odd, the fuel line on my '62 Hawk , '61 Lark, '56...

    Odd, the fuel line on my '62 Hawk , '61 Lark, '56 Hawk, '53 coupe and '53 sedan were/are all on the drivers side.
  21. Electrical: Will this work for you? Click it a couple times,...

    Will this work for you? Click it a couple times, it gets bigger.
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    Rear Axle: Probably stock. Looks like a Dana 23 to me. Re;...

    Probably stock. Looks like a Dana 23 to me. Re; the "23" on right rear lower casting. Rear cover shape is the same for Dana 23,25,27 and 30....
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    I just noticed that particular wiring diagram...

    I just noticed that particular wiring diagram includes a few items I added to my car. Here's a colorized version of the original "unenhanced" diagram.

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    This may help a little, click it a few times, it...

    This may help a little, click it a few times, it gets bigger.
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    Electrical: 12V OD solenoid is easy but can be expensive. Use...

    12V OD solenoid is easy but can be expensive. Use one from a later 12V car.

    Atascadero? Anywhere near Santa Barbara Rd., Santa Rose Rd and Atascadero Ave.?
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