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by wxo
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Solder Seal Wire Connectors
Replies: 3
Views: 46

Re: Solder Seal Wire Connectors

Thanks for the heads-up on these, Jim. They look interesting so I went on eBay and bought a hundred for $10 for testing purposes.
We can check them out when they arrive.
by wxo
Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SBC 350 + Test Stand
Replies: 60
Views: 3270

Re: SBC 350 + Test Stand

No we have not, but we are flexible. I wouldn't mind working on another one, but at this point in time I have shifted by attention to my HpTuners course. I intend to spend more time in the new year working on that as it applies to my TBSS. Happy New Year to all my good buddies on TireSmoke. :mrgreen:
by wxo
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dodge Challenger Hellcat rebuild video
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Dodge Challenger Hellcat rebuild video

Hey Maverick. After watching these videos, I was thinking that we should tackle a project like this :mrgreen: since the BBC motor thing seems to be dying on the vine.
by wxo
Thu Dec 27, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Fred32v's Little Jimmy
Replies: 10
Views: 158

Re: Fred32v's Little Jimmy

Hey Fred! Great choice! That little six has 68 more advertised HP than my '89 Firebird Formula (240 HP) with a TPI SBC.
by wxo
Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2014 Silverado Short bed
Replies: 41
Views: 6853

Re: 2014 Silverado Short bed

WHAT!!??? Why are you talking in the past tense? Where's the other shoe (getting ready to drop)? :shock:
by wxo
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Oil Filter Quality Video
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Oil Filter Quality Video

I found this thread from 2004 about oil filters: https://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/330243/1 It's long but interesting. Near the beginning he says this: Automotive car manufacturers do have specifications for the design of the filter. I think it would be stupid to think that...
by wxo
Tue Dec 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: SBC 350 + Test Stand
Replies: 60
Views: 3270

Re: SBC 350 + Test Stand

I got a call from Mike a couple of weeks ago saying he will definitely be coming down with the motor "in a couple of weeks". Still nothing... Also I've been checking for progress on Facebook and there are no updates. I don't know what's going on.
by wxo
Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discount Tire too much air pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Discount Tire too much air pressure

Excellent answers, guys! That's the kind of feedback I was looking for. I had considered running them a few pounds higher than the manufacturer recommended, but I had always read that it was best to follow the door spec. Maybe that's old knowledge and my brain database needs to be updated. I'm going...
by wxo
Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Discount Tire too much air pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Discount Tire too much air pressure

Every time Randi returns from taking her 2007 Avalon to Discount Tire for her free tire rotation, I check the tire pressure. Over time I have noticed that they consistently set the tires at 4-5 lbs too high. The door sticker states 29 psi and they are always in the 34-35 range when she comes back. W...
by wxo
Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Head bolts: how to identify torque to yield bolts
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: Head bolts: how to identify torque to yield bolts

I've read several sources on the web who have stated that GM started using TTY head bolts in 1996. I've also read where the TTY bolts have the integrated washer.
by wxo
Sat Dec 01, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Reference / Tech-Tips
Topic: Measuring Piston to Valve clearance without clay
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Measuring Piston to Valve clearance without clay

Putting this here for safe keeping:
Piston to Valve clearance setting0001.jpg
Piston to Valve clearance setting0002.jpg
Piston to Valve clearance setting0003.jpg
Piston to Valve clearance setting0004.jpg
Piston to Valve clearance setting0005.jpg
by wxo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are these??
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: What are these??

There is nothing like this in the exhaust system of the TBSS. The stock TBSS has a crossover pipe under the transmission pan and is a single pipe all the way to the single straight-through muffler in the back. This circular piping makes no sense to me. MostMint suggests they are mufflers? Have you s...
by wxo
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What are these??
Replies: 5
Views: 151

What are these??

I was just browsing Craigslist for TBSS parts and saw an ad for a throttle body. There were two pictures, the first being the TB. The second picture puzzled me. I see no relation to a throttle body. What do you think these are:
What is this.jpg
by wxo
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3D printed titanium wheels
Replies: 0
Views: 95

3D printed titanium wheels

https://www.foxnews.com/auto/ge-and-hres-astonishing-3d-printed-titanium-wheels-are-very-twisted-metal
I doubt if any of the developers of this concept ever thought about the every day cleaning of such a wheel.
by wxo
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Building cars out of wood??
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Building cars out of wood??

I found this quite interesting:
Wood for cars.jpg


After you bring up the image, the printing is quite small. If you click the image, it will be displayed much larger.

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