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  1. If I have the option to buy a factory or a clone built by SKILLED professionals I'll take the "fake" every time. It will be built by ones that actually care for the car not by union protected, clock watching, daydreaming, grudge against the company, more interested in the cute girls hiney at the next station than in building a good car. With a pro built vehicle there will be exact fitment and gaps where the factory just uses stacks of shims. Until the Japanese FORCED quality onto American built cars they were crap from Crosley to Cadillac. With computers, lasers, coatings, wire feeds, specialt
  2. I inherited four (4) MGB's from my late sister who lived in Florida on the coast so rust was not a stranger to all but one was really used up. The guys in the shop did some quick tape measure work and said "Let's V8 it." In went a small block 400 and Turbo 350. I would have bet the puny rear end wouldn't make it to the mailbox but what sidelined it was we ran out of the size tires that fit. Air without the stench of burned rubber smelled strange for about two weeks. Never did kill the rear end. A guy that was the chaplain at a federal prison nearby stopped to inquire about parts he needed so w
  3. My 1937 Buick Special with a 1952 263 straight eight made the 2020 Bug Tussle Trek and the newly installed pcv system gets an "A" grade. Freshly washed engine had no oil vapor residue at all but did have a tiny liquid oil trail at the distributor gasket. Big improvement over the road draft tube. The weather was 103 degrees actual temp and 113 heat index with engine temp of 205* so the test was valid. Zero oil consumption over 250 miles so valve is not sucking any oil.
  4. A response to NIT PICKING. IMHO it is the MESSAGE that is important, not the slightly flawed presentation. Final comment.
  5. Wel i kant spel al the fansy werds but i kan bild a Ridler Award wining 40 ford coop. i'l let yu speek fansi if yu wil let me bild fancy. i prefer my skil over yors.
  6. Dan Seals song, My Old Yellow Car. "The floorboards were patched with paper and tar but I really was something in my old yellow car".
  7. My Dad drove a "maintainer" for the county during the depression after we lost the farm. He made $21 a month to support a family of eight but at least he HAD a job. Carried a Stephens Crackshot single shot 22 with no sights in the cab so with the rabbits, pheasants, squirrels and other small game we didn't lack for meat. The only one I can recall was a Galion.
  8. Got a somewhat rudimentary set up that works well on short trips. A SBC valve cover grommet fit the road draft tube socket in the vapor condenser like a glove but since the valve is hanging upside down I fabbed a clamp to hold the pcv valve in place. Will go on the Bug Tussle Trek in a couple weeks and see if engine bay stays clean. Nasty now but getting a bath.
  9. I will first give Ben's suggestion a try which was the first way I considered but rejected because there seems to be some liquid oil droplets in the draft tube which would result in exhaust smoke and possibly increased oil consumption. The line from the draft tube to the carb base will also be longer than most suction lines. I could also put baffles in line or maybe a vapor condenser can like sbc had under the intake. Will update with results.
  10. Anyone have any photos of a SUCCESSFUL pcv setup on a straight eight? Object of a pcv system is to keep engine under a negative pressure so am wondering if it would work to put the pvc valve in the rocker cover and a filter on the road draft tube to prevent dirt ingestion. This seems to be the easiest approach and since not much free oil is around the rockers a baffle may not be needed. Thank you
  11. Location is Trenton, Texas which is about 50 miles NE of Dallas. If you are in McKinney you're 23 miles away. On display at: 121 Rod and Restoration 16700 S. Hwy 121 Trenton, TX 75490 Owner lives in McKinney
  12. Very nice cruiser. Zero rust, all new chrome, all trim straightened and polished, new paint, new high quality interior, new brakes/shocks/suspension/exhaust. P/S, p/b, a/c, less than 500 miles on rebuilt original 312 engine, original rebuilt automatic trans, Cragar SS and Cooper tires, New radiator with shroud, new Edelbrock 4bbl carb. Everything is chromed, polished, or fresh painted. If one doesn't want to keep it a profit could probably be made. Owner on hard times due to covid 19 work shut down. Have lift so underside can be inspected and test drive is welcome. Bring your bondo checker an
  13. Know what you mean. My friend has one of those HUGE International XT pickups; 9 feet tall and 14 thousand pounds. When he pulls into a Walmart it seems like all the "jacked up" Big 3 pickup drivers are stunned to realize someone else can pee a foot higher up the wall.
  14. Go ahead and start throwing rocks but the IS NO BETTER ENGINE than the LS and (current) LT engines. 300k miles easily, 450hp, AND 20 plus mpg. Their butt ugly looks can be cleaned up and still be a cheaper engine than a 400+ hp small or big block. No rough idle and wife can run kids to soccer and leave idle with the a/c going till game is over. Pic of a 6.2 in a 54 3100 that has the coil covers and a metal Holley efi instead of the factory plastic, Not a swan but not an ugly duckling. They are so belly button now that I put a 4 cam Mercury Marauder engine in my 34 Chevy coupe but that means I
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