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Forum: Technical & Restoration 11-28-2023, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By big gear head
Most 4 series cases have the small square hole....

Most 4 series cases have the small square hole. I've seen a few with the larger oval hole. but not many. All Eaton gear sets have 10 teeth on the pinion gears. They are 18-10, 17-10 and 16-10....
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 11-22-2023, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 462
Posted By big gear head
Why would they build it as a SS with a Z28 trim...

Why would they build it as a SS with a Z28 trim tag?
Forum: Lounge 11-20-2023, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,832
Posted By big gear head
Rick Nelson's last car

Rick is retiring and says that this is the last restoration that he's doing. '70 SS L89 4 speed.
Forum: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 11-06-2023, 09:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,462
Posted By big gear head
I've got to go over our daily driver and make...

I've got to go over our daily driver and make sure it's ready for the trip. Then just pack cloths and head north.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 11-05-2023, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By big gear head
You guys are good. I would have been fooled.

You guys are good. I would have been fooled.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 11-02-2023, 04:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,222
Posted By big gear head
That helps me understand the process better....

That helps me understand the process better. Looks like a progressive cutter did it all in one pass.
Forum: Pit Area - Racing 10-24-2023, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,355
Posted By big gear head
I'm using a Strange steel shaft in my car. I used...

I'm using a Strange steel shaft in my car. I used several Inland Empire Driveline shafts in customer's cars over the years. Denny's and some others are nice too. Aluminum is nice, but more expensive....
Forum: Pit Area - Racing 10-23-2023, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,912
Posted By big gear head
I had a rear end shop for 15 years and most of...

I had a rear end shop for 15 years and most of the time when I would swap gear ratios in a car from a 2 something to a 4 something the customer would complain about a vibration caused by the rear...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 10-20-2023, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,059
Posted By big gear head
I'm going to be building a 327 for my dad's '55...

I'm going to be building a 327 for my dad's '55 Chevy. We are using a Comp Cam and some of their new coated lifters. The coating is supposed to fix the problem. It's not just Comp. Most of the cam...
Forum: L78/L89 specific Forum 10-10-2023, 01:10 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 161,217
Posted By big gear head
Removing the original rubber bushings from the...

Removing the original rubber bushings from the control arms and installing polyurithane bushings will make a huge difference.
Forum: Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals 10-10-2023, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,923
Posted By big gear head
I didn't get one last year either. I hope to get...

I didn't get one last year either. I hope to get one this year.
Forum: In Memoriam 10-09-2023, 02:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,165
Posted By big gear head
I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that my time...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that my time with my dad is short and I'm trying to spend time with him as much as I can.
Forum: Technical & Restoration 10-02-2023, 03:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,337
Posted By big gear head
I would recommend checking your drive shaft...

I would recommend checking your drive shaft angles when you are finished with the transmission installation. That transmission mount is thicker than a stock mount and can cause problems with the...
Forum: Technical & Restoration 09-12-2023, 12:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 641
Posted By big gear head
No. Backing plate measurements are useless. Total...

No. Backing plate measurements are useless. Total width is the only thing that you should be concerned with. 60 inches is total width for first gen Camaros, '68-'79 Novas and '64-'67 Chevelles. 61...
Forum: L78/L89 specific Forum 09-10-2023, 09:28 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 161,217
Posted By big gear head
Almost all of the pinion seals that you get now...

Almost all of the pinion seals that you get now are for the 12 bolt truck rear end. Some of them are deeper than others. I've had to leave some of them sticking out about 1/8 inch on car housings...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-30-2023, 12:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,780
Posted By big gear head
You can see the step at the bottom of the bores...

You can see the step at the bottom of the bores for the sleeves to sit on. I don't believe there is enough material between the cylinders to run it as it is.
Forum: Day 2 stuff-modified cars 08-23-2023, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,795
Posted By big gear head
Wow, nice car!

Wow, nice car!
Forum: COPO - United States 08-14-2023, 11:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,127
Posted By big gear head
Did the Corvette block get the VIN stamped on the...

Did the Corvette block get the VIN stamped on the deck or above the oil filter?
Forum: COPO - United States 08-14-2023, 02:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,127
Posted By big gear head
ZL1 block

Is this block from one of the 69 cars?
Forum: Supercar Features 08-13-2023, 03:27 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,724
Posted By big gear head
That's an amazing car.

That's an amazing car.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-12-2023, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By big gear head
From the facebook page, a picture of the car with...

From the facebook page, a picture of the car with Raymond.
Forum: Lounge 08-11-2023, 03:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,143
Posted By big gear head
I think those are Cragar Supertricks on the front...

I think those are Cragar Supertricks on the front instead of Centerlines. Looks like an old Jomar - Moroso stud girdle. So what is in the car now?
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-09-2023, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,967
Posted By big gear head
Does anybody know this car?

A friend of mine was the original owner of this Boss 429. He tried to race it in Pro Stock but had trouble getting it to run quick enough to be competitive. He sold it due to a divorce with an extra...
Forum: L78/L89 specific Forum 08-08-2023, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 19,397
Posted By big gear head
More pics please.

More pics please.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 08-03-2023, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,495
Posted By big gear head
Checking the springs is cheap insurance. Valve...

Checking the springs is cheap insurance. Valve springs and rod bolts are the 2 things that I consider critical. If either fails you can destroy the whole engine.
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