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Re: 283/302 small block installation
Jim Sears #1239094 Fri Oct 13 2017 05:44 PM
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OUCH!!!

Re: 283/302 small block installation
Jim Sears #1239104 Fri Oct 13 2017 07:14 PM
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The torque converter (non-locking) in front of the 700R4 should save the drive line from the worst of it.

Re: 283/302 small block installation
62Stick #1239123 Fri Oct 13 2017 10:25 PM
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Boltergeist
Originally Posted by 62Stick
OUCH!!!



Yep- - - - -that happened just a bit south of you, at Foster Farms in Livingston CA. in 1978. They grew their own rice for feeding the chickens they grew and processed. I was running a diesel shop in Merced at the time.
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 283/302 small block installation
Hotrod Lincoln #1239181 Sat Oct 14 2017 07:41 AM
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I was born in Merced. Been to and through Livingston many times.
I still have Family in Snelling, Atwater, and Chowchilla.

Re: 283/302 small block installation
52Carl #1240631 Wed Oct 25 2017 12:58 PM
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Shop Shark
Originally Posted by 52Carl
The customer is always right. Uninformed, hard-headed, stubborn yes, but still always right.
Good call on your part for having your client purchase the crate motor that HE wants. Its all on him now.


Well, the customer is always right, that can be true, but sometimes a customer will go to a pro because he does not know, he expects info and he wants to learn... A 327 in that truck is indeed a funny idea, but maybe this customer wants a 327 because he had 1 in high school (in a Nova), or his parents' station wagon had 1 when he was a kid. Maybe someone needs to tell him that any small block can be made to look like a 327 (with the right stickers!), maybe he is the kind of guy who just does not know and who needs to hear about options, to hear that GM sells an excellent 383 crate engine that would suit him much better (if he wants a GM crate)!
Because the risk here is also a customer who ends up not happy and blaming the shop for not steering him in the right direction...


'57 Chevy Suburban; '70 Chevy Impala.
Re: 283/302 small block installation
Jim Sears #1240711 Thu Oct 26 2017 01:14 AM
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Boltergeist
Didn't "Poor Richard's Almanac" have a few comments about somebody with more money than sense (to put it as charitably as possible)?

Something about being "soon parted"!
Jerry


The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 283/302 small block installation
Jim Sears #1240741 Thu Oct 26 2017 07:11 AM
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Sir Searchalot
I did not know we had any rice fields in the U.S. Very informative post so far.

It's really cool to say you have a 327 because it sounds Corvettey. It was called the "Mighty Mouse" motor.
It's also cool to say you have a 454 because it's a Big Block. A Rat Motor.


Watch out for careful drivers!!!
I'm away on an ego trip. Will be back on Feb 30.
I'm not an Auto Mechanic, but I play one on TV.
I charge $0.02 for every opinion and I take Paypal.
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You can't teach a new dog old tricks.


Re: 283/302 small block installation
bartamos #1240743 Thu Oct 26 2017 08:41 AM
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Boltergeist
Originally Posted by bartamos
I did not know we had any rice fields in the U.S.


In eastern Arkansas and central California, the rice fields are so big they use crop duster planes to sow the seed. I was driving near the end of a plane's run one day out in California and got pelted with thousands of grains of rice when he pulled up for another pass. It was like a mini-hailstorm.
Jerry



The murder victim was drowned in a bathtub full of Rice Krispies and milk.
The coroner blamed the crime on a cereal killer!

Cringe and wail in fear, Eloi- - - - -we Morlocks are on the hunt!
Re: 283/302 small block installation
Jim Sears #1240881 Fri Oct 27 2017 12:17 AM
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They burn the rice stubble here in SE Mo. Nasty.

Re: 283/302 small block installation
Jim Sears #1240885 Fri Oct 27 2017 12:34 AM
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Hey Jim,
I just got done attaching the CPP engine mounts on the frame of my '52 3100.
I measured from the center of the front cab support bolt hole, to the center of the hole in the CPP mount. It is 31 inches.
The center-to-center measurement between the two CPP mounts is 19 inches. (That 19" is what CPP calls for in their instructions.)
These specs should put your small block right where you need it regardless of what series truck you have.
Carl

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