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  1. Gerald Morris

    Engine bogging down on acceleration

    This thread interests me because my Edelbrock Performer 1405 (600 cfm, manual choke) is rebuilt in the stock factory setup, #1 on the chart with sundry rode and jet combinations for desired performance. I bought the rod and jet kit for it, which I plan to carefully experiment with later this...
  2. Gerald Morris

    Engine bogging down on acceleration

    Just bought some shop brand bearings from NAPA, Made in China. Worthless JUNK! Theze daze, NAPA sells CRAPPA! SAD!
  3. Gerald Morris

    Engine bogging down on acceleration

    This complaint about Holley carburetors still circulated widely during the daze of my adolescence, the 1970s.
  4. Gerald Morris

    BEST OCTANE BOOSTER? HOME MADE EVEN?

    .... Not really. The MODERN poisons aren't so BAD as the OLD POISONS. You forgot to mention TIN, which, like LEAD is a Group IV ELEMENT!!! If you want to understand WHY THESE METALS POISON CARBON BASED LIFE FORMS SO, LOOK AT THE PERIODIC TABLE OF ELEMENTS!! Never mind the FUD about the FACT...
  5. Gerald Morris

    BEST OCTANE BOOSTER? HOME MADE EVEN?

    One would do well to look at the old specs for running high octane fuel in our old engines. If an engine has been built for low octane mid-1970s or worse, modern fuel, then modifying carburetor jets, timing et al would be advisable. High octane does well with high compression, which "smog...
  6. Gerald Morris

    when to use Loctite

    I use bolt adhesives ONLY on WORN threads in the block which after chasing out debris, I've determined to be missing enough original iron as to warrant a LITTLE extra adhesive. Use new bolts of at least the factory spec, to wit: Grade 5 if called for, or Grade 8. Stay at original factory...
  7. Gerald Morris

    Stromberg 2BBL home tuneup tips pls? ’67 Monaco 383

    I'll have to look at old pics, and I'm working the political situation in AZ these daze, so I've little time to fellowship on more Enlightened subjects such as Old Mopars. (Need $$ to keep my collection working!) Just buy a decent manual choke cable kit and attach the cable to the little hole...
  8. Gerald Morris

    Sway bar bushing help

    If those are fr Moog, decent. Mevotech doesn't slice theirs, making it a trifle more difficult to install them. IDK who else slices theirs, or doesn't. The Mevotechs I put in my '68 are U.S.A. made, which was a pleasant surprise, though I've seen their rubber come from all over south Asia...
  9. Gerald Morris

    How necessary is brake swedging for these hubs+drums?

    Yah, I might have done the same in your situation.
  10. Gerald Morris

    How necessary is brake swedging for these hubs+drums?

    Might as well at that point I reckon. Mind you, had the rear drums still been swaged on, I too would have popped the $125 or so for the bit. I don't appreciate swaging drums.....
  11. Gerald Morris

    How necessary is brake swedging for these hubs+drums?

    One Item, universally found in all the de-swaging threads I've seen: A drill press with the drum WELL stabilized is necessary to the job. Both the tungsten carbide cutting bits on the tool, and the drum itself require perfect lateral stability to prevent ruining the drum and breaking the...
  12. Gerald Morris

    Radiator Core Support

    I like SOME coolant volume in a radiator, but suggest the most crucial variable on a radiator is the radiant surface area. Now, if you refer to the AIR VOLUME at a given instant into which that radiant surface radiates, then yes, a greater volume of air (or any other fluid, liquid or gaseous)...
  13. Gerald Morris

    Radiator Core Support

    What do you have in 22" rads now? Curious and maybe interested.... I like the extra space the smaller radiator gives me up front, among other factors. Mind you, Gertrude stays nice and cool with my system. Cooling the tranny fluid separately BEFORE running it into the cooler at the bottom of...
  14. Gerald Morris

    Radiator Core Support

    Check THIS one out: OER MB2384A https://www.speedwaymotors.com/OER-MB2384A-1966-69-Mopar-B-Body-426ci-Hemi-V8-Rep-Radiator,133767.html I'm strongly tempted to snap this one up. I only hesitate because for now, my antique radiator works beautifully, and isn't leaking. I would rather have...
  15. Gerald Morris

    How necessary is brake swedging for these hubs+drums?

    Swaging brake drums to the studs was originally done at the behest of the U.$. Armed Forces by the Big Three during WW2. Chrysler Corp, catering heavily to the Pentagon long after 1945, maintained that tradition, along with left hand threading the left hand side wheel studs. As a Private...
  16. Gerald Morris

    Auto temp 2 :(

    YES! I would seriously consider replacing the old vacuum controls for one of these systems entirely with modern, electronic thermostatic controls. Mind you, that's a little bit of engineering, but if I were afflicted with a '70s auto AC, that's the path I would take if much of the old system...
  17. Gerald Morris

    Oil Cap Rubber Seal Source?

    Yes, a pity about Stant. Motorad uses Palestinian slave labor. I don't buy that brand.
  18. Gerald Morris

    Oil Cap Rubber Seal Source?

    You can get sheet gasket rubber at Home Depot, Ace Hardware, AutoZone etc. I do as you have; Cut mine from 1/8" sheet for my /6 oil cap, and a PS pump reservoir also. Good scissors help when doing this.
  19. Gerald Morris

    I Feel So Stupid...Idler Arm Removal

    Use the tool David Hill showed. I have one, and it works well. You can find idler arm specific tools on eBay if you look in the "vintage" tools. Modern crap seldom is cast of decent stuff.
  20. Gerald Morris

    SOLD OEM 1958 to 1971 Big Block Harmonic Balancer

    I live in Tucson, and don't mind paying for shipping at reasonable rates. Can you get a decent estimate on that?
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