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  1. We Are Live - Community Feedback

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    All I'm hearing are Crickets Can't do it, guys. This used to be an awesome site, but this new mobile-friendly, big-button format makes my eyes bleed. Much love to all of you. Since I got on here, this place has been a big part of my life. Even appreciate your efforts, Cricket! I know you...
  2. We Are Live - Community Feedback

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    I do understand that you are trying to appeal to people with cell phones. But unfortunately, aside from the amazing people and good information, this site just became about as much fun as licking a cheese grater. I'm no luddite! Change can be for the better! But this new visual format (even...
  3. We Are Live - Community Feedback

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    The giant buttons may be better for mobile devices, but definitely to the detriment of PC's, which is the only platform I use. It's like the difference between Legos and Duplo (pre-school) building bricks, to me. All of it takes up more screen real estate, and being able to immediately see...
  4. 331 Stroker Dies - Starts right back up

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    Could very well be a problem with one of the main battery cables too. Grounds (down on the block) frequently corrode in a not-so-visible way. They will flow power just fine a lot of the time, and then not. I am wondering if it's not your ignition module.
  5. AOD vs. C4 which is better???

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    Behind a V8, the AOD makes sense. But when you're running a tired old 6 banger that's making maybe 100 hp, and you take away 20+ extra horsepower by "upgrading" to an AOD (vs. a C4), you can definitely feel the difference in acceleration and top end. Without some major power upgrades, going...
  6. Classic example of Cheap China $200 Radiators out there

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    Without being too rude to the guy(s) in the video, I fully admit that's where I had to turn it off too, shaking my head. lol I appreciate his enthusiasm, but there is a significant difference between smoke, steam, and fire, even if, from a distance, they sometimes look similar. When you...
  7. Classic example of Cheap China $200 Radiators out there

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    In no way trying to defend 'cheap radiators' here, but a non-stock cap can definitely cause problems too. A car with a cap that holds more pressure than stock means the car won't puke coolant when its temp is high, it does put more stress on hoses and... yep, radiators. Even a GOOD radiator...
  8. fuel for thought

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    There are a ton of reasons not to use alcohol in fuel designed for internal combustion engines. It's been considered as an alternative for as long as we've had cars, but there are good reasons why it was never done. Its lower power/density ratio, hygroscopic nature, and eagerness to evaporate...
  9. 1967 Mustang 302 SBF with C6 Trans Crossmember

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    Not only heavier, but it steals maybe 25 more horsepower too. They are pretty much nuclear blast-proof, but with the advent of better parts available for the C4, they have been relegated to concourse restorations and big-blocks mostly.
  10. What is this in the passenger fender?

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    That's a vacuum canister. It's designed to let your manifold create a 'reserve' of vacuum, so you can run your vacuum-operated heater/air conditioner stuff consistently, regardless of what the engine's doing. It's possible that the previous owner just didn't understand or care about any of...
  11. Power train input

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    Going with a wider rim does increase the size of brakes that are possible, but it also typically increases the weight of the wheel/tire combo. Because it's rotating mass, (and worse, the mass is located all at the outside edge of the tire/wheel combo!) you can definitely decrease performance...
  12. Carb questions.

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    The "1.08" in the circle is the diameter of the venturi (the holes where air is drawn through and mixed with the gas). Mostly it's just a way to help identify the carb. The old 2100s are known to be really tough, dependable, great-running carbs, but unfortunately, they don't flow a lot. The...
  13. Power train input

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    Funnelcake, while I don't doubt that the aluminum flywheel has steel parts, and I freely admit I've never used one nor met someone who has, I've seen plenty of 'normal' flywheels get burned up by ignorant people who don't know how to drive a clutch. Knowing full well how a solid steel one can...
  14. Power train input

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    Fish, you will see far greater difference by setting your timing right and tuning your carb than you would by removing a few ounces from your flywheel. You'd never in a million years be able to tell 28 oz. vs. 50 oz, even in a side-by-side comparison unless you include using the 'wrong'...
  15. mr stark... i dont feel so good

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    Oh no. =(
  16. Power train input

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    The big reason for going to MII style front suspension is mostly so you can carve out the shock towers and put in something like a Boss 429 or Mod Motor that's about 1/4 mile wide. A lot of people who go through all the fuss don't bother to reinforce their frame properly though, so they have...
  17. Power train input

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    ... but no to the MII suspension. You lose suspension travel, and have less 'correct' geometry through most of it. You will spend far less money in correcting the stock suspension, and as you're intending to just use it as a driver - not a track car, here's where I'd start: 1) Replace any...
  18. Power train input

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    8" works great with most Windsors, but that's assuming you're running street tires, where the 'extra power' gets let out in the form of smoke. You put on some slicks or sticky drag radials, and suddenly, you discover a new form of "Neutral" while your rear end pukes gear parts. If you're...
  19. Help on diagnosis

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    If your fuel pump diaphragm is ruptured, they frequently put a bunch of gasoline into your oil pan. Modern fuel formulations really do a number on the old rubber materials, and tend to make them brittle.
  20. Help on diagnosis

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    Kclark, you won't normally see any gas squirting or otherwise in your carb, unless you move the throttle - at which point it should spray like a squirt gun down the bores.
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