capngrog

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About capngrog

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    I enjoy both classic and modified (hot rods) cars. I'm lucky in that I enjoy doing all my own work, because I couldn't afford to pay someone else to do it for me!

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  1. Trico wiper blades

    Thanks for the reference, tripwire, I ordered these from Amazon, and they arrived in just a couple of days. As shown in your link, the proper part number is "Trico 43-160" (for those of you who might want to order similar refills) for the 16 inch blade. From Trico's website, it appears that they are manufacturing older-appearing wiper blades and inserts under "Trico Classic Wiper Blades" line. The new replacement for my '68 Chevelle would be the Trico Classic Part #33-162. Thanks again. Cheers, Grog
  2. Trico wiper blades

    auburnseeker and Bloo; I'll see what the inserts look like that I just ordered. If they don't fit, but the rubber looks correct, I'll try what Bloo has suggested. If I can't make 'em fit (big hammer, vise grips etc.) I'll be in touch with you, auburnseeker. Thanks again. Cheers, Grog
  3. Trico wiper blades

    Thanks for the replies. I checked out tripwire's Amazon recommendation, and that looks like it will work. I had seen these previously, but I wasn't sure that they'd work, but on taking a better look, I think they'll work just fine. I'll let y'all know. Thanks again. Cheers, Grog
  4. Trico wiper blades

    Does anyone know where I can get blade refills for Trico Wiper blades? I have the old style (stainless steel) on my 1968 Chevelle and would like to replace the rubber part. Below is a photo of what I'm talking about. The upper part is the blade 'strut' (for want of a better term), and the lower part is the blade insert (rubber with stainless steel spine) itself. I've looked on the internet and on the Trico website, but I've not been able to find anything similar. The blade refill is 16 inches long and the stainless steel spine is 5/16 inch wide. I would appreciate any help. Cheers, Grog
  5. Can anyone identify these carburetors?

    Matt, Yes, you'll want to set both carbs up as "primaries" with synchronized linkage, operating both carbs as one. You'll need to tune/synchronize the carbs like the MG guys do with their old twin carb setups. Where did you get that 'log' manifold? Is that a Buick part, or some after-market speed equipment? It looks like fun. Cheers, Grog
  6. Heres one for you Hudson guys

    The Florida Keys are also pretty rough on cars since every puff of the wind entrains salt from the ocean which is deposited on everything, including the roads. Cheers, Grog
  7. Saturn SC at Hershey

    I always liked the Saturn and almost bought a new one "back in the day". As to another GMC orphan, what ever happened to the Chevette? I drove one of those things for several years as a company car and liked it. Am I weird, or was the Chevette not too bad of an automobile? I haven't seen a Chevette on the road for a decade or more. Does anyone out there have one? Cheers, Grog P.S. My apologies to Frantz. I'm not trying to hijack your thread, I was just wondering about another unjustly (in my opinion) maligned GM product.
  8. Backfires

    What parts have you "replaced multiple times"? Backfiring/misfiring can also be caused by fuel starvation. Good luck and let us know how it works out. Cheers, Grog
  9. Heres one for you Hudson guys

    In addition to what Bleach said, newly fallen leaves can also be acidic, with a pH of 6 or less. Oak leaves contain tannin, which is acidic and can have an effect on the top 2 inches or so of soil. A vehicle on tires is a little bit protected, but once it sinks into the ground and metal parts contact acidic soil, things deteriorate rather quickly (a matter of years, not decades). Cheers, Grog
  10. Drone appearance!

    If it was being operated legally, the FAA would have granted a waiver to allow operation above crowds. Otherwise, it was being operated illegally. Cheers, Grog
  11. Adrienne223; Before you buy an old car, find someone trustworthy and competent to inspect the car for you. Look over that person's shoulder during the inspection, and ask questions. Remember, there are no dumb questions when you are new to a subject. Good luck, and let us know how it works out. Cheers, Grog
  12. Rechrome vs Reproduction

    I have found the quality on new chrome components to be poor. My experience is limited to a couple of bumpers (VW) and several side view mirrors. With that said, the cost to re-chrome things these days is really high; however, you may get a better quality plating job than you get on new pieces. Good luck and let us know what you decide. Cheers, Grog
  13. Estate Sale Cars & Parts

    Xander, That is a great video! Where in the world did you find that? Cheers, Grog
  14. Estate Sale Cars & Parts

    Lawn darts are illegal to sell commercially, but not to possess. I own a lawn dart set that I purchased at a yard sale, but have not taken the set out of its packaging. In the hands of reckless or ignorant people, lawn darts can be dangerous; therefore, if I decide to get rid of my lawn dart set, I'll destroy it rather than sell it. I'm surprised that the Estate Sale Agents are listing a Lawn Dart set for sale, due to liability concerns. As to the legality of owning a "machine gun" is concerned, you should google the question and read the details as to what information is unearthed by the Google search. In short, it is legal for a private citizen to own a machine gun manufactured prior to May 19, 1986. Any "machine gun" manufactured after that date is illegal to be owned by a private citizen ... NO exceptions. The "machine guns" manufactured prior to the cutoff date are legal to own, but are extremely expensive ... $10,000 to $50.000 and up. If one can pony up the bucks for a "machine gun", then one must comply with the National Firearms Act (NFA) of 1934 ... NO exceptions. The requirements of the NFA are quite restrictive, and one surrenders (to the ATF et al) certain rights against search and seizure. The owner of a "machine gun" is registered Federally and local jurisdictions usually are aware of whom is on the list. I could go on and on about the requirements for "machine gun" ownership under the NFA, but I won't. You'd be better served by doing the research yourself, not relying on second hand information from me. Cheers, Grog P.S. Yes, it is legal to own a "machine gun" in Nevada; however, the owner must comply with all aspects of the NFA ... NO exceptions.
  15. Estate Sale Cars & Parts

    Here's a link to an estate sale that is coming up in Casselberry, Florida. Casselberry is approximately 10 miles NNE of downtown Orlando, Florida. It looks like the guy who collected all of this junk may fit the definition of a "hoarder". With that said, there may be some jewels amongst all of the junk. The link to bargains(?) galore: https://www.estatesales.net/FL/Casselberry/32730/1677672 If anyone goes, let us know how it works out. Cheers, Grog