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03-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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Posted By GearheadJoe

Attached is a photo that helps to clarify the end...

Attached is a photo that helps to clarify the end slant on the '67 steel valve cover. I taped a flat piece of steel to the slanted end so that you can see where it intersects the tape measure.

I...
03-09-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By GearheadJoe

One thing to watch out for is that there was an...

One thing to watch out for is that there was an earlier steel valve cover that looks very similar to the '67 steel valve cover.

The main difference is that the ends of the '67 valve cover have a...
02-26-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 185,655
Posted By GearheadJoe

engine, 1964, VIN 17722

See posts 462 and 463 for details
02-26-2019, 11:05 PM
Replies: 467
Views: 185,655
Posted By GearheadJoe

That looks like a nice find. It appears to be...

That looks like a nice find. It appears to be from a 1964 Corvette, serial number 17,722. The block was cast on April 8, 1964, and the engine was assembled on April 15, 1964. If the engine suffix...
11-30-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By GearheadJoe

The lifter noise with Com Cams hydraulic lifters...

The lifter noise with Com Cams hydraulic lifters is an "open secret" on the internet. Comp Cams even has a rather unsatisfying video that attempts to explain the problem away.

I put a Comp Cams...
11-10-2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By GearheadJoe

I know this is an old thread but it looks like...

I know this is an old thread but it looks like you didn't get an answer to your question (I'm just now catching up on my CF reading).

I bought a '67 that originally had black vinyl seats, but a...
11-10-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,222
Posted By GearheadJoe

You do not need to install a removable...

You do not need to install a removable crossmember to get a TKO 600 in and out with the engine in the car. I installed a TKO 600 in my '67 by simply following the (non-obvious) step-by-step...
11-10-2018, 12:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,885
Posted By GearheadJoe

Jim is 100% correct. The limiting factors are the...

Jim is 100% correct. The limiting factors are the length of the rocker studs and the length of the Polylock nuts. Most aftermarket performance builds make these two components much longer than they...
11-10-2018, 12:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,652
Posted By GearheadJoe

I put 3-point belts and factory-style headrests...

I put 3-point belts and factory-style headrests in my 67 before setting out on the 2013 NCRS road tour with my wife in the passenger seat. Knowing that my wife would be in the car with me made me...
07-20-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By GearheadJoe

Hi Alex: I understand your preference for...

Hi Alex:

I understand your preference for the TH350 and I think that is a fine transmission for someone who is not interested in an overdrive top gear for highway driving. Just having the three...
07-13-2018, 12:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By GearheadJoe

Your safest bet for an upgraded aluminum intake...

Your safest bet for an upgraded aluminum intake would be to use the one that was used on high performance (340 HP?) engine in 1962. That intake will likely have all the period-correct characteristics...
05-27-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,968
Posted By GearheadJoe

I put a TKO-600 in my '67 several years ago, and...

I put a TKO-600 in my '67 several years ago, and I absolutely love it. This is a pure bolt-in swap that is easy to reverse if you ever decide you want to reverse the swap.

I don't think the...
05-12-2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,154
Posted By GearheadJoe

Yes, that is the Scat Pro Comp rod that I used in...

Yes, that is the Scat Pro Comp rod that I used in my 383 build. I selected that rod after searching the web for info on "best stroker rods".

Most builders have a favorite rod but few have done...
04-07-2018, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,694
Posted By GearheadJoe

Yes, I have some documentation about the fixture...

Yes, I have some documentation about the fixture I built.

Attached are both parts of a two-part article I wrote for my NCRS chapter newsletter in 2014. I have submitted a single, more detailed...
04-07-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,694
Posted By GearheadJoe

With regard to modifying the slot, there is...

With regard to modifying the slot, there is another way to do this that I should mention. It's actually the way that I reduced the centrifugal advance in my distributor.

I'm not sure what to call...
03-10-2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,505
Posted By GearheadJoe

Are there valve reliefs in the piston tops? ...

Are there valve reliefs in the piston tops? These would add to the compressed chamber volume.

When measuring piston height, make sure you measure at the center of the piston to avoid the effects...
03-09-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 590
Posted By GearheadJoe

Attached is an article I wrote about lubricating...

Attached is an article I wrote about lubricating the wiper transmissions.

If you don't plan to use them much, you can probably work in some oil from the outside without drilling the hole. ...
03-05-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,505
Posted By GearheadJoe

FYI, here is a photo of the underside of the...

FYI, here is a photo of the underside of the piston. The logo appears to be "FO". The construction of this piston appears to be aluminum that was cast around a steel insert. I don't think I have...
03-05-2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,505
Posted By GearheadJoe

A previous owner had my original 327 rebuilt in...

A previous owner had my original 327 rebuilt in 1988. The pistons are .030" over flat tops with four reliefs. While I had the heads off I checked to see where the piston height was in relation to...
02-27-2018, 05:21 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,535
Posted By GearheadJoe

Hi Patrick: Just to add to the scope of...

Hi Patrick:

Just to add to the scope of possibilities, I think I have seen some allegedly original stampings where BOTH of the suffix characters appeared to be hand-stamped.
02-27-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,535
Posted By GearheadJoe

Okay, as I understand your numbers, the 327/250...

Okay, as I understand your numbers, the 327/250 HP engine, when used in a full size Chevy with a manual transmission, had a single-R suffix. 46,559 of this configuration were built in 1964.

I...
02-26-2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,535
Posted By GearheadJoe

Okay, as promised, I checked with a pad expert I...

Okay, as promised, I checked with a pad expert I know. He says that sometimes Flint added the suffix characters by hand, especially for early production of rare options.

I also made a quick...
02-25-2018, 02:55 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,566
Posted By GearheadJoe

Wow, you did bring this up back in post #9! ...

Wow, you did bring this up back in post #9! Sorry this didn't register in my head at the time.

Back then I wasn't particularly focused on this topic. I have always used the "centered contact...
02-21-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,146
Posted By GearheadJoe

As I noted in Post #4, the crossmember does NOT...

As I noted in Post #4, the crossmember does NOT need to be cut in in order to install the Tremec with the engine in the car. The Keisler installation instructions attached to Post #4 explain how to...
01-31-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,238
Posted By GearheadJoe

Well, you got a little carried away with this in...

Well, you got a little carried away with this in post #15:

It just seems that the "all mighty" dollar has supplanted the fun and enjoyment of collecting American Classic Cars, especially mid-year...
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