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    Idalia recently turned into a category 3 hurricane and is gaining strength. Landfall in a few hours. HELL is coming to breakfast for those poor people down there in Florida. And Georgia is next. Be safe. {3AM.}
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    The latest reports say the storm will turn into a hurricane shortly, and increase into a cat 3 by the time it hits Florida. Somewhere between the panhandle and Tampa. Many homes will lose power. It's going to get real ugly in places, so NOW is the time to get ready. If I lived along the coast, I...
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    A storm is located near Yucatan Mexico. NOAA says it's headed north next week into the panhandle of Florida. The Gulf is very warm right now. [over 86 degrees]. Good luck to the people down there.
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    Hey parts vendors, how about INCLUDING A DECENT SET OF INSTRUCTIONS in with the products you sell?

    Ice maker? We bought a refrigerator a decade ago. I didn't want an icemaker because it took away some freezer space. So, we had to order one. Two weeks later it came in. It cost over a $100 more than the one with an icemaker, which they had in stock!
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    225 charging problem

    I read the MAD article ,what a bunch of BS. I've taken apart a police cruiser with the 65A alternator 1973? and the wiring was still in good shape after years of abuse. The problems people have are mostly due to modifications they make. Headlight wiring is only adequate, so don't add hi-watt...
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    727 Torque Converter

    DANGER! That page is WRONG! 1968 thru early 1972 340 motors used forged crankshafts. They were all neutral balanced [crank, harmonic balancer, flexplate, and convertor]. Later in 1972 they put cast iron crankshafts in them. This required a special harmonic balancer with '' for 340 cast crank...
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    Last one to post in this thread wins!

    I looked this up on the Toronto CTV news channel. They stated that arsonist used an accelerant on a Porsche. And they showed a couple of good photos of the guy. Because of your hatred of EV's, I've lost faith in your credibility.
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    LOL!! EV range not only reduced in cold, ALSO reduced in HEAT!!

    Back in the day I remember running the AC for 10 - 15 minutes until the black vinyl seats cooled down after a day at the beach. Gas was cheap then. My neighbor runs his Dodge Hemi pick up about 15 minutes during winter mornings. He had to get his cam and lifters replaced at 130,000 last year...
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    Looking for a little advice on the timing numbers I just pulled from my 73’ Duster (backfire issue)

    Drop the idle to around 750 rpm. Since someone went through the trouble of adding a 4bbl and manifold, they might have changed the distributor too. See if you can find a tag or a number stamped on the outside of the dist. housing.
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    STOP! You will be putting 14 volts inside the gas tank. Chrysler put a 5 volt limiter in their vehicles for a reason. [No kaboom]
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    What will you do

    I don't think America is burning more gas now. I think the oil companies are trying to get a bigger piece of the pie. [increase the size of their monopoly]. At one time people owned gas stations. Then people leased gas stations. Then they got bought out by convenience store chains. Seven Eleven...
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    My new to me 1 Ton Dually

    Keep in mind a cab & chassis has a bigger frame and brakes than a dually pickup. Looks like a solid body. Congrats.
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    What will you do

    The diesel engine was designed to run on vegetable oil. The cars from Brazil mostly run on alcohol made from beets. The U.S. makes alcohol from corn. PBR said he buys methanol at $4 a gallon [made from wood scraps]. ETC. In 20 years fusion reactors should come on-line. There's too much money...
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    What will you do

    Latest I heard is that the sun won't explode for another 6 billion years. Hope this won't change your plans.
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    Random pictures thread

    Photoshop or Real???
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    318 runs real load and shakes like crazy

    Fan should be closer to the radiator shroud PVC valve is usually on the driver's side ---- PVC breather vent is on passenger side #1 plug wire on the distributor cap faces the front of the car from the factory. Then clockwise Firing order is cast into the intake manifold Timing is TDC if it is...
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    Overheating issues

    Check the simple stuff first. Remove the radiator cap. The coolant level should be up to the top of the radiator cap. The cap should have two rubber seals. The small rubber hose should be tight and free of cracks. The recovery tank should be about one-quarter full. Check for gunk on the bottom...
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    Retard builds a LSD inspired GTX, then installs 348 Chevrobolt--and with a NASCAR 2nd GEAR!!!

    Not my cup of tea, but certainly unique. Not hideous. Strange is a better description. Decades ago I saw an AC Cobra with a 440 in it. I thought it was cool. Ford guys likely hated it.
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    Any smog experts out there?

    I have a 1988 318 Dodge with fuel injection and a computer. I failed the emissions test and found out that the transducer went bad. It is a vacuum device that controls the egr valve. About $60 from the dealer. Replaced it and all is fine. Mine is OBD 1. Yours should be also. You should try...
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    Alternator and electrical basics with a multimeter

    Post #5 diagram is confusing. The field [-] is the brush and brushholder. It has a screw that holds in onto the alternator housing. This is your ground. The field [+] is the other brush and brushholder. It is isolated from the alternator housing with special washers. Unplug the green wire from...
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    Beer Sale Time

    I couldn't find out when they count the point of sale, but I believe it is when the beer truck delivers it to the store and it changes ownership. The pallet of bud lite I saw in the supermarket a few days ago had an expiration date of Aug. 4. So, if that beer doesn't sell out by then, the...
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    Beer Sale Time

    So, what is the difference? ---------- The container?
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    Water… Distilled? Purified? Hose??

    Don't use dexcool, it doesn't mix well with others. My PT has had hoat in it for years. Black one gallon jug. Bought from the Chrysler dealer. About $25 a decade ago. Its a peach color. It still looks like new in the plastic overflow tank. The engine is cast iron with an aluminum head. That...
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    Beer Sale Time

    There has been a lot of flack about Bud Lite on U-Tube lately. And Target too. They claim that bud lite sales dropped 28% over Memorial Day weekend. OUCH!!! Bud lite, Bud, Michelob, Corona, Stella Artois and many, many more are now owned by foreigners. Belgian corporation IN BEV. -------------...
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    What year 8.25 diff / need help ID

    That 905 number was first cast in at the foundry around 1969 or 1970. The casting was cleaned and the carrier cap mating surfaces were machined flat and the bolt holes were drilled and tapped. The rest of the machining was completed. Then the caps were machined flat and the holes were drilled...
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    Incredible excavation, WWII Russian aircraft, pilot remains, artifacts

    This reminds me of a story I saw many years ago on PBS. A team got together and decided to fly an old WWII B29 bomber abandoned in Greenland. They went through many hardships including removing the engines, dragging them back to the U.S. , and having them rebuilt. [In the cold and wind]. An...
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    Water Heater Won't Start

    I don't know if this helps, but my buddy had an old camper up at the lake with a propane powered light over the kitchen table. It was always was hard to start. One day he took it apart and looked inside and found a tiny spider web in there, blew it out. It's been working good since.
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    Anyone ever try one of these back stretching machines

    PBR, So........ What else do you have hanging in your basement? No pictures PLEASE!
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    1969 340 is down

    As viewed from your first picture: There are 2 different stamped rocker arms, a left and a right. They should an L or an R stamped on them. For EACH cylinder, L is on the left and R is on the right. They are not related to intake/exhaust valves. The notches on the rocker arm shafts are on the...
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    Hydraulic lifters - are these good?

    After the high spots are stoned down, there is only a few tiny grooves left that hold oil. The grooves might even be beneficial. I had some 1970's SB lifters and they were either flat or worn down a little in the middle from high mileage. They were still hard, as a new file would barely touch...