Frank DuVal

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  1. Then you are missing some bargains. Sure there is crap there, but also some very useable tools for cheap. Their tool boxes are well worth looking at. I've bought three. I'm still using the hydraulic press and drill press I bought mail order from them in 1984.πŸ˜ƒ And their hydraulic table saves my back and biceps.πŸ˜‰ I have three of their hoist tripod jack stands to keep cars stable on the lift. Way better than those pogo stick styles you see in shops. I do buy used Snap On flare nut wrenches, no need to get the poor ones at Harbor Freight!😲
  2. On my 70 Buick it is 100% recirculated air. All the evaporator boxes I have repaired on many models of cars the recirculate door seals off the intake of fresh air. I am not aware of any bypass route for fresh air to enter these evaporator boxes. A test would be to disconnect the fuse for the blower, put system in recirculate and see if any air comes through the vents just from driving the car at speed.
  3. 1970 Estate Wagon is a B body, same as LeSabre. However, the brake drums are the same as Electra. Build the 455, that engine from the Chevy van, unless a 454, is not going to give good results. The 1970 is a one year only 10:1 compression 370 HP version of a 455. You can rebuild it with 8.5:1 pistons to use lower grade of gas, still enough horsepower to move it quick.πŸ˜‰ I just used Hijackers on my 1970 Estate Wagon. Easy peasy, although an onboard compressor would be nice. Should be a Turbo Hydramatic 400 in that car. What is the one from the van? 1971 LeSabre wagon is a completely different chassis and B body, not much interchanges, except maybe the rear axle assembly, engine and transmission. I need a frame for mine, now that is a hard part to find without buying a whole car!
  4. This was part of the "Flow Through Ventilation" system. If the air is in recirculate, then there is no Flow Through Ventilation, so the designer made it only high speed so you would go for fresh air after set temperature was reached when starting the AC on Max in a hot car. This is to vent the cabin of unwanted fumes, either from the exhaust (deadly) or fellow passengers eating burritos.... (also deadly😁). Fresh air good, usually. This was a big improvement over the old car heaters that were recirculate only. And the cowl vent was an improvement over the fresh air intake at the grille in the early 50s that just sucked the exhaust from the car in front of yours in traffic.😨
  5. Hooking the charger away from the battery terminals has the advantage of eliminating corrosion issues that sometimes arise at the battery terminals.
  6. 250 first year was 1966! The 194 came out in 1962, but was not used in full sized cars that year, Chevy II only. 1962 was the last year for the stove bolt six in 235 cu in form in a full size Chevrolet. The 230 came out in 1963 for full size Chevrolet cars. In 1964 it was also in the Chevelle.
  7. The foremost use of sealer is to give a single color base for the color coat to cover. Normally when you finish sanding the primer-surfacer (with guide coat) there are slight spots showing metal and other colors of primer under the primer-surfacer. Sealing the body covers all these other colors and spot primes the bare metal, to give a uniform color base on which to apply the color coat.
  8. Yes, you are unaware! 😁 People collect fans, radios, TVs, Marshmallow cookers, toasters, vacuum cleaners, record players, record makers, etc, etc. https://www.fancollectors.org/
  9. Southern Polyurethanes is getting a lot of exposure on antique and classic cars. DuPont automotive refinish isn't anymore. Google it. Axalta.
  10. $180 shipping? Truck freight?
  11. OK, I read the link, nowhere does it say publishing name and address is illegal.
  12. I have used "Plastic Steel" before there was JB Weld. I would put the epoxy in the hole, grease the screw and screw it in. Torque after the epoxy hardened. Always came out clean. Typical repair on valve cover bolts. Then I discovered Helicoils....πŸ˜‰
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    The battery is not yet charged. The charger is not stout enough to turn the starter without the battery almost charged. SO, everything sounds good, just need a charged battery and try again. If it is a 1989 or earlier battery, first thing is to get another battery.....πŸ˜‰
  14. What is: Updated with a derive task? Looks GREAT!☺️
  15. I like to use a 2K primer-surfacer over epoxy primer as lacquer primer-surfacer is quite old school now, and fails earlier than most 2K systems. Of course I am speaking of cars that go outside.πŸ˜‰ IIRC, Old PPG DP series epoxy primer (before LF) could be 1:1 or 2:1 depending on if it was being used as sealer or primer.