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03-20-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 277
Posted By DZAUTO

To tighten up an oil filler tube for a small...

To tighten up an oil filler tube for a small block manifold is TOOOOOOOOOOOOO EASY!
A 1/2in drive socket of the appropriate size, an extension and a 3lb hammer will make a quick fix.

Here is what...
03-18-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 331
Posted By DZAUTO

Those are NOT for my...

Those are NOT for my taste----------------------------not even on new cars!!!!!!!!
I see them as a "look at me" gimmick.
03-11-2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By DZAUTO

You can, repeat, can keep, and use that worm...

You can, repeat, can keep, and use that worm gear-------------depending on how bad the pitting is.
Be sure it is sanitarily clean!!!!!!!!!!!
Install a new bearing and race in the cap. Use a good...
03-11-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,324
Posted By DZAUTO

The valve covers, which some vendors sell, and...

The valve covers, which some vendors sell, and have SUPPOSEDLY eliminated the flaw-------------------the flaw can easily be seen when examined closely. I have NEVER seen a valve cover with the flaw...
03-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 870
Posted By DZAUTO

This is the article I put together a few years...

This is the article I put together a few years ago for rebuilding a stock front suspension.
03-05-2019, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By DZAUTO

WITH THIS OLDER STYLE REAREND, ONLY a 4-series...

WITH THIS OLDER STYLE REAREND, ONLY a 4-series ring gear will fit a 4-series posi unit, and a 3-series ring gear will only fit a 3-series posi unit.
Now, with that said, a 4-series ring gear can be...
03-05-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By DZAUTO

Are you wanting a posi or a non-posi rear????...

Are you wanting a posi or a non-posi rear???? AND, AND, AND, are correct numbers a requrement???
If you simply want to change the gear ratio, with no concern for numbers, then ANY 57-64 (DO NOT use...
03-03-2019, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 689
Posted By DZAUTO

You have a driver for the race right in your...

You have a driver for the race right in your hand!
Take the old race over to your bench grinder and remove some metal from the outside diameter of the old race. Then it will slip right into the hole...
03-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,354
Posted By DZAUTO

ANY, and ALL first generation small blocks are...

ANY, and ALL first generation small blocks are sorta, kinda, a 100% bolt-in swap, going all the way back to a 1955 265 V8.
Physically bolting in the engine into a 55-later Chevy/Corvette, then...
03-01-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By DZAUTO

M22 gears are NOT straight cut. They are just cut...

M22 gears are NOT straight cut. They are just cut at a LESSER angle than M20 and M21 gears.
M22 gears
http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h219/DZAUTO/Transmissions/M22Gears10241.jpg


M20-M21...
02-24-2019, 11:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,200
Posted By DZAUTO

I've mentioned this before------------and I just...

I've mentioned this before------------and I just CANNOT find it, I have a picture of an assembly plant worker with my 56.
During the 1981 NCRS Natls, in the parking lot of the Holiday Inn, one...
02-24-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,200
Posted By DZAUTO

I have toured the St Louis Corvette assembly...

I have toured the St Louis Corvette assembly plant twice (last time was 81 during the NCRS Natls). We COULD NOT take pictures, and of course, it never occurred to me to take detailed notes, so here...
02-24-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By DZAUTO

That's correct. ALL 56-60 hard tops are...

That's correct. ALL 56-60 hard tops are dimensionally the same and are attached in EXACTLY the same locations with the same attachment hardware. Literally, A 56 top can be installed on a 60 car and...
02-20-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 909
Posted By DZAUTO

I've looked at it VERY closely (as close as what...

I've looked at it VERY closely (as close as what can be seen from your pictures), and from what I know about Flint and Tonawanda blocks, I don't think it came from either plant.
As suggested, by...
02-15-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,993
Posted By DZAUTO

The 461X head with the double hump symbols on the...

The 461X head with the double hump symbols on the ends------------- WAS FIRST INTRODUCED IN THE 1961 MODEL CORVETTE ONLY FUEL INJECTED ENGINES!!!
This head WAS NOT, repeat, NOT used on any other...
02-15-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,993
Posted By DZAUTO

Too late.

Too late.
02-10-2019, 12:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,193
Posted By DZAUTO

Yes, but this would only have been for 57-62...

Yes, but this would only have been for 57-62 models. Since there was no 15x5.5 wheel until 1957, then ALLLLLLLLLLLL 53-56 Corvettes would ONLY have had the full wheel covers (and yes, yes, yes, I...
02-08-2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 753
Posted By DZAUTO

Why don't you do it yourself? I put this...

Why don't you do it yourself?
I put this together a few years ago and posted. I thought everyone had seen it.
02-07-2019, 02:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,039
Posted By DZAUTO

An "economy" 420SB is quite easy to build. I've...

An "economy" 420SB is quite easy to build. I've built 3, using GM cast SB400 blocks. So far, ZERO issues.
MANY years ago, HOTROD magazine had an article on building a 420 from a 400 block. I tried...
02-04-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By DZAUTO

They are not chrome plated. They are stainless...

They are not chrome plated.
They are stainless steel. So, if you find someone to remove the dents, then they just need to be polished.
02-04-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 831
Posted By DZAUTO

[/left] Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, do I see a fast...

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Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, do I see a fast steering adapter and a 1962 ONLY transmission mount plate, and a bracket for a Z-bar???????
VERY GOOD!!!!

(I might mention that if you add 1in...
02-04-2019, 10:31 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 7,660
Posted By DZAUTO

It's always been my understanding that the last...

It's always been my understanding that the last year for a Thunderbird was 1957?

But, with that said, I do own one Ford----------------------------and it's built Ford tough with Chevy stuff!
...
01-29-2019, 11:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,376
Posted By DZAUTO

Yep, yep, yep, that's what it is. It's a 4sp...

Yep, yep, yep, that's what it is. It's a 4sp Hydramatic transmission that was used in Chevy pickups (basically the same as the 4sp hydramatics in early Oldsmobiles).
After I searched my memory in...
01-28-2019, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
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Views: 340
Posted By DZAUTO

NO. As Jim mentioned, wrap a towing strap...

NO.
As Jim mentioned, wrap a towing strap around the rear axle and pull it by the strap.
01-27-2019, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 784
Posted By DZAUTO

Yes, it looks good, but there is no way to know...

Yes, it looks good, but there is no way to know what lies beneath. Put a new side cover gasket on it, put the side cover back on and drive it. Accelerate, then decelerate in 2nd and 3rd gear, If all...
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