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Trending right now #1330892 Wed Oct 23 2019 04:17 PM
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coilover Offline OP
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We have two trucks we are building in the shop right now that had 350 Chevy engines that never made it out the door. The one in the 49 Studebaker even had the exhaust completed but both owners said to pull the sbc engine and replace it with an LS. The 350 in the 1950 3100 had never been fired up. Also a 70 Blazer, 34 Ford pickup, and 34 Chevy Master 5w coupe are getting LS engines to start with.


Evan
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1330972 Thu Oct 24 2019 01:15 AM
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Hope they have AAA. I like 350s because I can troubleshoot them in the field. Great for me, but the kind of guy who has the kind of money to pay for one of your sweet rides probably cannot, so he might as well go for the gusto.
That seems to be the trend that I see these days.
Carl

Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1330978 Thu Oct 24 2019 01:33 AM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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I have some young guys around me that have never worked on an engine that had a distributor. Today's tech is just moving to fast for me.


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1330996 Thu Oct 24 2019 02:56 AM
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AMEN....Carl.
The panel wouldn't start one day...so I replaced the ignition module and moved on down the road. No problem man!

Last edited by Achipmunk; Thu Oct 24 2019 02:57 AM.

1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331009 Thu Oct 24 2019 07:39 AM
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Simplicity and roadside repairability were the goals of my build. If I wanted to chase fads I probably wouldn't be driving a 1951 panel truck. Seen enough Check Engine lights in my life, requiring a technician with advanced diagnostic equipment. Seen enough jam-packed engine compartments you can't even reach into for all the appurtenances. You gotta decide if you want an old truck, or if you want a Lexus that just looks like an old truck.


1951 Chevy Panel Truck
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331012 Thu Oct 24 2019 09:22 AM
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LAROKE Offline
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Ditto to that. Our trucks are simple enough that one man can encompass their workings in his head. My 2017 Caddy ATS-V daily driver? Not so much. I purchased the service manual for it, all 9,289 pages and more specialized tools needed than I can count. I'm leaving the work on that baby to the dealer while I concentrate on the trucks.


Larry Kephart
1937 Chevy Utility Express (Deerslayer)
1955 1st 3100 Chevy (BillyBob)
1991 Jeep Wrangler (Renegade)
2017 Cadillac ATS-V (Elvira)
Boca Raton, Florida
e-mail: webmaster@laroke.com

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Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331024 Thu Oct 24 2019 12:40 PM
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I have a 2017 Buick Encore and at least that put the battery where you can find it. The car before was a GMC Terrain and you could not see it , it was under the control module. The worst was when I worked at Auto Zone and had to replace a battery in a Cadillac and it was under the back seat and company policy was not to do it but based on the age of the customer, old person, we might do it.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
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Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331048 Thu Oct 24 2019 03:48 PM
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coilover Offline OP
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You hit the nail on the head regarding young people, the young man that dials in the the LS and Ford Modular engines/trans on a laptop for us spotted a Quadrajet carburetor on the desk and was fascinated with it. After rolling it around to check from every angle he gave me a puzzled look and asked, "how did it work without any electrical wires?" If they were on the side of the road with carb or distributor problems then THEY would have to call AAA. New bunch riding over the horizon.


Evan
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331053 Thu Oct 24 2019 04:24 PM
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TUTS 59 Offline
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Makes you wonder what a Tri Power on a 409 would make him think headscratch


Craig

Come,Bleed or Blister somethings got to give!!!
Q:"What yah runnin"
A:"3/8 drive Black and Decker aquarium pump motor" (the movie HOTROD)

59' Apache 31, long term project (30 years and counting)
Re: Trending right now [Re: coilover] #1331065 Thu Oct 24 2019 05:51 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
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