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  1. How much pressure should I put in some 10 ply light truck tires?
  2. I ordered a set of new front tires and took the car around to the shop when I did it, I thought he sed 5.80 15” but they are 5.60 15” pretty vague in the measurements, he had some 6.80 15” witch he sed the ones he ordered would be the same but a bit lower in the side wall, I went to pick them up and they are way too small, they are for a 3.5” rim not a 6”, and he is saying he won’t take them back as he got them in for me but I reckon it’s 80% his fault, I don’t know much about shitty old crosply tire sizing the tire width is all over the show.
  3. I welded on one exhaust flange and it was 80% empty when o had to get one in an emergency.
  4. Yes the air goes right past the rings into the sump and then back up past the rings on the next cylinder and out the exhaust
  5. Went for a drive today, it’s going better than ever apart from the hot start problem witch may be related to the worn out ignition switch witch causes a misfire sometimes. Speedo is working well, 30 MPH works out to be about 58 KPH I can live with that, side mirror blew off but luckily it landed in the car, PCV is wonderful, oil stays clean and way less fumes, I am wondering about slotting the distributor for more advanced, I set it max advance all ready and I am running 91 with no pinging. On the hunt for some 600-15” tires, my front tires are old and hard like they are made from stone
  6. Ended up fitting new front wheel bearings, back ones need doing at some stage, the replacement Chinese bearings are a little less shitty than the ones in the wheels, I packed them with molly grease as anything you put that shit in lasts 10 times as long. Put the carb rebuild kit in and the carb was leaking out the main jet so I put the old one back in, I found to set the pilot mixture on a Tecumseh carb you bring the screw out till you hit max RPM then set the idol stop adjuster to the desired idol, then set the main till the engine is sweet. brake cable snapped and pull start cord broke, got a new cord and found the mesh for the air intake is cutting into it from factory. I will go to my old work and make a new cable.
  7. My friend had spacer plates cut to pack out the stock steel rocker covers on his 302 Chevrolet z28 when he put roller rockers in it.
  8. My Cleveland had a PCV vent baffle went almost as deep as the rocker cover in between the valve springs, it was just 2 plates, I have an aftermarket alloy Dana diff cover witch the vent gives problems to, I think no thought goes into the vent baffles, try the steel valve covers?
  9. I saw a woman driving a brand new Volvo SUV with snow tries all round the otherday
  10. Apco has F type fluid and it’s a fraction of the price than anywhere
  11. That’s the valiant oil filter I am running as a bypass filter, it will be 85% flow with the new motor, it’s tapped in next to the oil pressure gauge with a 50 thou jet to bleed off oil, then it returns to the sump, it’s not the best but that’s all they had apart from they had a cartridge type. Tomorrow I will get some spacers parted off frown this hollow bar to put under the adjusters on the rear coil overs, I need a bit of extra preload on the rear shocks. when I was underneath I think my diff is leaking out the front seal, I have never changed one of them, I want to do a front and rear seal in the trans to when the engine is out. Edit, spacer rings didn’t work but I made a better C spanners from a leaf spring and I got almost 20mm more and that has made everything better.