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by terribleted
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Clark's Padded Dash
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Clark's Padded Dash

The repro pad is excellent quality. You will need a speaker bezel to go along with the pad as the indent for the speaker grille area is molded into the pad.
by terribleted
Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Running on 5

It is possible to simply remove the offending head without pulling the engine. Requires lowering the rear of the powertrain and perhaps removing the tall carb stud for clearance for removal. Of course if the head needs to be re-worked it is best to do both heads so they match precisely. At some poin...
by terribleted
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: LM Brake hold down springs ?
Replies: 6
Views: 187

Re: LM Brake hold down springs ?

Not correct. The little washer in the photo is not a shim but is likely the little washer that is supposed to be under the tapered hold down spring. The C-clip is for E-brake lever attachment. The rest is correct and the is a shim like washer under the rotating part of the adjuster assy ...the hole ...
by terribleted
Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Running on 5
Replies: 17
Views: 736

Re: Running on 5

Stuck valve. overadjusted valve. jammed lifter, dropped valve seat, broken valve spring (any of these might cause a bent or broken push rod as well).
by terribleted
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Clark's Padded Dash
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Clark's Padded Dash

Looks great when installed well. Must be very careful during install in both trimming and gluing down. Good contact cement is unforgiving so when you put it in place it really NEEDS to be in THE RIGHT SPOT. This can be done with the windshield in place but it is ALOT easier with the windshield remov...
by terribleted
Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stained driveway
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Stained driveway

The repro cables are not all that hot either at least the ones I have installed. They do not leak but I have had them stretch and make adjustment issues. I will have to try this particular tape on one. I doubt I have seen this particular product used before. If I have maybe the prep was insufficient...
by terribleted
Thu Feb 16, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stained driveway
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Stained driveway

I have seen all kinds of things wrapped around and coated onto this area to "fix" leaks. I have never seen a "fix" that lasted a long time. Perhaps you will have better luck than what I have seen.
by terribleted
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Stained driveway
Replies: 9
Views: 411

Re: Stained driveway

Replace cable
by terribleted
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: County98's Learn as I Go Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 6598

Re: County98's Learn as I Go Thread

Might find some suitable foam sheet at a good hardware or perhaps craft store.
by terribleted
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: County98's Learn as I Go Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 6598

Re: County98's Learn as I Go Thread

Clark's sells replacement foam for the door. It is on page 103 near the top of the page PN C3150 Foam For Flap. A whopping $2.95.
by terribleted
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:39 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Body separation from frame and powder coating?
Replies: 11
Views: 469

Re: Body separation from frame and powder coating?

Powder coating is extremely durable. Much more durable than any paint I am familiar with. Most wheels on current cars are powder coated. There is no issue with durability when applied to exposed surfaces like chassis parts. It is super for engine sheet metal as well. The only real issue with powder ...
by terribleted
Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Harmonic balancer / how to check if it's slipped
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Harmonic balancer / how to check if it's slipped

Wow / it actually appears to be about 5 degrees off! I assume the center mark is what should be trusted / not the outside mark. That will likely explain some of the occasional pinging I hear. I'm going to mark the "new" TDC position and set the timing accordingly and see what happens! Andy. Not a g...
by terribleted
Sat Feb 11, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Harmonic balancer / how to check if it's slipped
Replies: 6
Views: 172

Re: Harmonic balancer / how to check if it's slipped

There is a scribe mark on the face of the balancer you can see while it is installed. The mark is chiseled across between the center hub and the outer ring. Rotate the engine with a 3/4 wrench and look closely for the mark. If the mark on the hub is not aligned with the mark on the ring then it is s...
by terribleted
Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: County98's Learn as I Go Thread
Replies: 149
Views: 6598

Re: County98's Learn as I Go Thread

Lookin good!!
by terribleted
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Question on loose axel splines on a '64
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: Question on loose axel splines on a '64

Most times it is the yoke that wears. The cast yokes are softer than the hardened steel axles.
by terribleted
Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Modifying front cross members?
Replies: 17
Views: 690

Re: Modifying front cross members?

If you want to be sure, cut out the area to the clearance you need and then weld similar thickness plates into the sides of the notches you cut to ad back strength. This is what low rider truck guys do. In the area pictured if you cut out your square, I would want to plate both sides up to the top o...

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