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MikeC5

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  1. Sounds like a nice collection. Do you do most of the maintenance yourself? 6 years ago I finally broke down and bought a 2 post lift. I’ll never go back…
  2. I found this post that indicates the magic number is 14 posts. https://forums.aaca.org/topic/363924-cant-create-a-pm-yet/ what cars do you have? What are you working on?
  3. I think there is an administrative forum that can answer that. I’ll check.
  4. Although it has an oil pump, it is not a true pressurized oil system. The pump brings oil to a galley in the block where it then fills pockets in the oil pan baffle that line up with the connecting rods. It’s basically a splash system at that point. That’s why the oil pressure gauge only goes to 4 psi. I use 10W30 and for the first few miles the pressure stays up around 4 but after it fully warms up it’s down in that 1 - 2 range at idle.
  5. I can send you a pdf copy of one (Alemite with strobe light). I’m not sure of the model number but it will probably be relevant to what you have. I’m away from home now and don’t have access to my home computer but if you can wait until 17th, I’ll email then. Please private message me your email.
  6. Are you sure about the 0.003 - 0.004" valve clearance? I thought it was larger but don't have my MIM handy.
  7. It's kind of a variable jet, similar to an SU carb, if you're familiar with those. The tapered needle changes the flow area depending on how far it sticks into the jet.
  8. No worries about scratching paint at that show….
  9. My car had a honey comb radiator when I got it. It would overheat after a few minutes of driving and I tried all kinds of things to unclog it. You just can't 'rod' a clogged HC, unfortunately. I finally had to break down and spend the $$ on re-core (flat tube). Now I use a 160 F in-line thermostat to keep temperature up...
  10. 'Tis a thing of beauty. You're on the home stretch!
  11. I don't see the point of changing AACA rules to older cars than 25 years. Even if you think to yourself "ugh, what is that thing doing here?" when a 1980 Plymouth Reliant shows up at Hershey, you don't have to be rude (nor do you have to visit that section of the field if it bothers you). So what? If they get a kick out of it and it isn't a hot rod, maybe seeing real classics will rub of on him/her and spark the interest to obtain one. Some might argue that this will eventually lead to a field with mostly newer cars and while that is certainly possible, it would also suggest that few newcomers are taking an interest in older cars (as present owners go to that big garage in the sky). Further restricting entry doesn't seem like it would help with that...
  12. Unless I had an EDM machine handy, I would never use an EZ-Out. I'm guessing that would mean scrapping the head unless it was something rare and costly to replace.
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