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  • post High Milage, lots of codes, where do I start??? - 26 November
  • First of all, I have replaced the crankshaft position sensor and I got the same code a month later that it was bad again, 75 dollar sensor. I recently...
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  • First of all, I have replaced the crankshaft position sensor and I got the same code a month later that it was bad again, 75 dollar sensor. I recently...
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  • So I just pulled my intake to change out a set of lifters and when I look in the intake runners of the head there is a small puddle of what looks like...
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  • I recently purchased a 383 stroker shortblock. The guy had lost the build sheet on it and I need to know specs on camshaft. The numbers on the back of...
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  • I am building a circle track race engine and wanting to use vortec heads. I have a set of cast number 10239906 but was told they would not flow due t...
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  • I have installed an Edelbrock carburetor on the 30 in my El Camino. It runs fine once it starts up. But it seems like I have to spin the starter more ...

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A FREE forum with -member photo gallery- for the vintage Chevy and GM builders.

PLEASE Sign Up & Post in the Classified Section  - If you don’t want to talk No Problem  - But Please - List those Parts for Sale or Parts Needed!

As you all know locating any parts for these early Chevy's is tough, the goal of this forum is to bring the restorers, lowriders, street & rat rodders together. 

There are plenty of forums out there and it's a pain trying to locate Chevy/GM parts tucked in all of those Ford, Dodge, Plymouth etc ads. Some forums don't like mixing restored cars with custom cars, we'll focus on the early BOWTIE's....but mix it up some. To be clear we love all vintage vehicles regardless of make..it's just tough locating the Govt Motors stuff!

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EDNY
Today at 09:28:06 AM by EDNY
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Have a set of mint steel MG-TF front fenders with screened headlight covers. Will be sitting in my barn...willing to trade for 33 Chevy metal or glass fenders. Or other early GM parts?

EDNY
November 24, 2014, 03:55:03 PM by EDNY
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My buddy just installed a Mustang II IFS in his 39 Chevy sedan with BBC. He would like to install a sway bar and prefers that it mount on the rear of the IFS. His power rack is mounted up front which leaves more room in the back for a sway bar that won't interfere with tie rod ends, rack etc.

Heidt's makes a rear mounted sway bar set up for their IFS kits...but don't sell the sway bar separately.

Any sources out there for a rear mounted sway bar? The Heights bar actually attached to the lower control arm shock mounting bolt.

EDNY
November 24, 2014, 03:46:10 PM by EDNY
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If you are a hunter...this may be an interesting story.

Story Link:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2014/11/24/gps-study-tracks-grizzlies-as-follow-hunters/

Eight Montana grizzly bears have been outfitted with GPS trackers in an ongoing study that could bring some unnerving news to hunters.

The study is aimed at bolstering the theory that grizzlies, which can be as stealthy as they are ferocious, stalk hunters from as close as the length of a football field in order to steal their prey. Already, data has shown at least one grizzly following oblivious elk hunters almost from the moment they left the parking lot, according to the Billings Gazette. Scientists believe the bear may have been following the humans in hopes of getting to a fallen elk before they did.

"Bears opportunistically scavenge carcasses throughout the active season and commonly usurp kills of other predators, such as cougars and, since their reintroduction in 1995, gray wolves,” stated a report last year by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team. “Remains left by hunters also provide grizzly bears with meat, and bears are attracted to areas outside of national parks when these remains become available during the fall.”

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, part of the U.S. Geological Survey, started the project over the summer, by tagging the grizzlies in the Grand Teton National Park. Next, the study team asked elk hunters to voluntarily carry some 100 GPS units that track their routes.

In the most clearly detailed example, a group of hunters turned on their GPS devices moments after leaving a parking area at around 6 a.m. When scientists analyzed their movements later and contrasted them with those of a nearby grizzly, it became clear the bear was tailing them.

The bruin stayed downwind of the hunters, at one point coming within 100 yards of them as they moved around a lake. At around noon, the bear bedded down for a nap, but easily picked up the hunters’ trail again when it awoke, according to the report. Grizzly bears’ have a sense of smell seven times greater than that of a bloodhound, and 100 times that of a human by some estimates. Grizzlies also possess a Jacobson’s organ in the roof of their mouth that can detect heavier moisture-borne odors.

Scientists tracked the bear as it appeared to smell an elk carcass from 4 miles away, follow the scent and even wound up swimming across the lake to get to it, according to the report. They also observed that the bear made some evasive maneuvers, possibly to avoid an untagged grizzly competing for the same meat.

“The temporary movements away from the carcass could be indicative of this particular bear being ‘pushed off’ the carcass by a more dominant bear,” said Frank van Manen, of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team based in Bozeman.

Grizzlies have been known to steal the prey of hunters and fishermen alike. Animals such as elk may travel for miles after being wounded, leaving hunters the task of tracking them even as bears may be doing the same.

So attuned to the movements of hunters are the bears that scientists believe they may even listen for the sound of gunshots, knowing that they signal a meal to be scavenged. Grizzlies are known scavengers, and officials noted there have been cases of the mighty bruins attacking hunters as they dressed elk in the field. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks now requires successful bison hunters outside of Yellowstone National Park to move carcasses and gut piles 200 yards away from homes, roads and trails to lessen the chances of human-bear interactions, according to the Gazette.
sixball
November 24, 2014, 02:10:16 AM by sixball
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This is not mine but I saw it at the 2012 Inliners International Convention in Carson City. It is well built and very clean. The engine is either a 153 or 181 Chevy 4 cylinder. The 140 reference in the add makes me think 181 because 140 is the HP rating of the 181.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/281505339790?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
EDNY
November 23, 2014, 09:20:17 PM by EDNY
Views: 43 | Comments: 2

One of my other likes are GM Dually trucks, always liked the mass of the 3500HD series truck. They look like a typical C1500, C2500 or C3500 until you study them....only the body is the same.  They are 15,000 GVW, 19.5" tires, 10-bolt wheels, C50 type front axle and disc brakes on all 4 corners. They were actually made to compete with trucks like the Ford 4500 series.

Built a few over the years and at one point had trouble locating parts and info on the 3500HD..so I started a forum for them back in 2009.  Since then we have gathered -718- members ..not bad for one specific truck model.

I'm building another one right now. Just got the motor done a 350 with TPI and a NV4500 tranny.  These trucks really need big a block gas or diesel...but mine will be a part time toy.  It's a collection of extra parts I picked up over the years...actually all of the parts haven't cost me a dime - a result of wheeling/dealing 3500HD parts ;D

It's a tall truck with 9' flatbed so I'm working on it outside between bad weather...but it's still fun.

Our forum has members from Sweden, Germany, England, Ireland, Canada etc...

Forum address is: www.3500HD.com   

Also..you guys probably have figured out that I have Conservative values ::).  I often see news stories that have great info and wanted a way to catalog them for any future debate. So what I did was start a blog directed at "Upstate NY Values" and began collecting articles for the blog.  It came in handy for our recent Governors race...where the Democrats won as usual.  Two thirds of New York State's entire population lives in NYC and of that nearly 40% of the NYC population is foreign born. So while I live on a small 60 acre farm 375 miles from NYC...we live under laws directed at the crap hole.

FYI: Here is the address of my blog:   www.TraderNorth.com

Ed

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