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by joelsplace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

Yes the input shaft and seal follow the transmission. The 63 and earlier are 12 spline and the 64-65 are 14 spline with a larger diameter at the seal.
by joelsplace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 65 monza
Replies: 3
Views: 122

Re: 65 monza

Yes 30 is generally used by most people but some report good results with 25.
by joelsplace
Wed Sep 16, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: rear shocks
Replies: 10
Views: 268

Re: rear shocks

The car they used was terrible at landing. Look at some pictures of landings. The car was destroyed every time.
From IMDB: "Somewhere between 256 and 321 "General Lee" cars were created and mostly destroyed during the series."
by joelsplace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Brochures - Owners Manuals - Paperwork Section
Topic: 1961 Chevrolet Dealers Book
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: 1961 Chevrolet Dealers Book

I didn't realize there was a Lakewood 500. I thought the only ones with that name were 700s and the others were just 500 wagons.
by joelsplace
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: The Age old Early Model wheel Question
Replies: 43
Views: 747

Re: The Age old Early Model wheel Question

Lowering with spring changes makes zero difference on rubbing. It can change how often the tires or wheels rub something but not if they rub unless you just drive slowly around in a parking lot that has no bumps.
by joelsplace
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: Member's Rides, Projects, and Builds
Topic: ‘63 Spyder Convertible
Replies: 26
Views: 2146

Re: ‘63 Spyder Convertible

The bell housing is dependent on the crankshaft, nothing to do with the clutch.
The clutch package difference is in the flywheel, pressure plate, throw out bearing and pivot ball.
by joelsplace
Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Battery

That is the recommended battery for an EM.
by joelsplace
Sat Sep 12, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Transmission problems
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: Transmission problems

The manual valve being way off can certainly cause slipping issues. One thing you can try is disconnecting the vacuum line to the modulator. Plug the engine side. Unlike some other transmissions it only changes the shift firmness not the shift points.
by joelsplace
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Wild Goosechase: Control Rod Nuts
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: Wild Goosechase: Control Rod Nuts

Buy a tap and fix the Clark's nuts if you need them.
by joelsplace
Fri Sep 11, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Battery

The one I linked to is an excellent unit. It has a desulphate mode that automatically runs once the float charge voltage is reached. It also has temperature compensation. From what I've researched it is one of the best available. If you want to pay more the regular price is $59. They put them on sal...
by joelsplace
Fri Sep 11, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: New Member

Create a signature with your location and cars in it so people will have some basic info when you ask questions. You may have someone helpful near you.
by joelsplace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: Battery
Replies: 12
Views: 318

Re: Battery

If any of my vehicles are going to sit more than a couple of days I try to put a Battery Minder on them.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... _200332201
I had an Optima once and mine didn't last any longer than a regular battery for me.
by joelsplace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 68 Monza water from exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 68 Monza water from exhaust pipe

Burning a gallon of gasoline makes 1.52 gallons of water. It all has to come out the tailpipe. By the time the engine is warmed up the water is vaporized enough that you can't see it. Like Ted said when the exhaust system is cold some of that water condenses on the pipe and runs out as liquid.
by joelsplace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: DIY - Explanations and Demonstrations
Topic: Whining sounds at certain RPM’s in every gear
Replies: 8
Views: 296

Re: Whining sounds at certain RPM’s in every gear

It's actually loitering. It isn't capable of parking.
by joelsplace
Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Ask your Mechanical Questions here
Topic: 68 Monza water from exhaust pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 68 Monza water from exhaust pipe

You parked in a low spot that flooded. I had that happen once and it filled some of the cylinders with water also. It didn't hurt anything.
Don't park there.
by joelsplace
Tue Sep 08, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: New Member out in the middle of no where kansas
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: New Member out in the middle of no where kansas

If the cable leaks you can buy heat shrink with built in sealer and do the entire cable. That seems to be a permanent fix. Check the differential fluid to be sure there is no ATF in it. That will ruin it quickly. Since it is a '65 you should have a dipstick. If there is ATF in the differential you'l...

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