Bhigdog

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    Eastern, PA
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    anything mechanical. I like moving parts

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  1. 54-56 muffler length

    Most of my records unfortunately got lost. I'm pretty sure Willy (old tank) has that info. I envy his record keeping no end................Bob No I don't. He did 3 of my complete exhaust systems in aluminized pipes and I remember the cost was less than the "recognized" guys.............Bob
  2. 54-56 muffler length

    Marty was the only person I ever got an exhaust system from that fit as it should, including the very tricky 55 cross over pipe. . I recommend him HIGHLY and his prices were very reasonable..............Bob
  3. Pierce Arrow Hood Ornament

    Better than if he was facing the other way..................Bob
  4. Heirloom Tools

    I know. I have one and actually use it on occasion. But I've never seen a gasket cutter like the one pictured. Pretty neat tool especially with the double blade......................Bob
  5. another 56 chrysler hemi question

    No................Bob
  6. 2018 Grand National Registration

    Surely you jest...............Bob
  7. 2018 Grand National Registration

    All I saw was trailer parking at Westmoreland fair grounds. No cost info.............Bob
  8. 2018 Grand National Registration

    I'd be up for attending but I can't tell from the info form if there is trailer parking fee. Anyone know for sure?..........Bob
  9. 56 chrysler hemi question

    354 CI. Never noticed blow by on mine.................Bob
  10. What Do You Use in Your Parts Cleaner?

    Tractor supply sells a parts cleaner that's not too expensive and seems to work OK.......................Bob
  11. What have you learned on the AACA Forum?

    HAW HAW HAW. I said the same thing here to some Brit sports car guy a while back. He got his knickers all in a wad. Maybe it was the same guy. Sadly I don't think I got any warning points.................Bob
  12. Sealing NPT in oil pan

    Being the type of person that is rankled by temporary or stop gap solutions my fix would be to fix the problem. Assuming a steel oil pan I would cut out the NPT fitting and TIG or silver braze in a standard type female drain fitting with a standard gasketed plug. End of problem..............Bob
  13. Sealing NPT in oil pan

    Try different plugs. There is a manufacturing tolerance. I just had a new furnace with 4 zones installed. Lots of NPT fittings. The plumber wrapped every thread with 4 turns of tape. Then he used the edge of the tape spool to press the tape into the threads. Then a liberal coating of pipe dope. I mentioned that looked quite time consuming. He said it was a lot cheaper than a leak. There were no leaks at all and the system is pressurized..................Bob
  14. 1953 Super Radiator Question

    My personal opinion, assuming a reputable shop that knows what they are doing, it's always better to re-core than re-pro. It will fit, cool and look as it should. My shop gives me my tanks and side straps to repair/recondition while they wait for the new core to be made. I remove the top tank dents taking care to leave them very slightly low. I instruct the shop to not paint the radiator. I then fill the slightly low tank dents with body filler and paint. Radiator looks like new. Filler holds up perfectly to the heat. My 55 radiator is going on 20 years since repair. No cracks etc in the tank filler.........Bob
  15. 1953 Super Radiator Question

    Seems to me if they are using your top/bottom tanks the cooler question answers itself. As for price my radiator shop measures the core and has a new brass one made to same type/specs/dimensions. Price runs $900 for a tube and fin type using my tanks................Bob