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by HPDRIFTER
Thu Mar 29, 2012 8:22 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: A Fallen Legend
Replies: 7
Views: 1510

Re: A Fallen Legend

There will never be another Harold "Grumpy" Jenkins.
I just finsihed reading a book about him, Grumpy's Toys, and would recommend it to anyone. He had much more influence on the sport than most of us realize.
Sad news, indeed.............
by HPDRIFTER
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Big Block Chevy Build
Replies: 36
Views: 21610

Re: Big Block Chevy Build

A 496 costs the same to build as a 468.
Do yourself a favor and avoid chinese junk parts.
Consider Ohio Crank Shaft; good stuff at good prices:

http://www.ohiocrank.com/enginespage1.html

Good luck and have fun with your project. Let us know how it's going.
by HPDRIFTER
Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:23 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Question on oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 12719

Re: Question on oil.

want-a-be wrote:I've ran Valvoline since i was a kid,...sniff about 35 years now :cry: ,... and have had nothing but good luck with it. Man it sux getting old.

Don

Suck it up, Don! It beats the alternative!
by HPDRIFTER
Wed Feb 08, 2012 10:03 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Question on oil.
Replies: 14
Views: 12719

Re: Question on oil.

A new member from Moscow, Russia! That's cool.
by HPDRIFTER
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: General BS
Topic: Mobile users - new style loaded
Replies: 6
Views: 1134

Re: Mobile users - new style loaded

Dang, John! From my perspective, you're "one of the young ones".....................
by HPDRIFTER
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:58 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: Wichita Swap meet
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Wichita Swap meet

Yeah, he'll be there. I hear that he's looking for a diaper bag for the back of some black corvette.................
by HPDRIFTER
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Chassis and Suspension
Topic: Need advice on fox front suspencion
Replies: 1
Views: 1163

Re: Need advice on fox front suspencion

I haven't looked, but I assume that none of the Mustang k-member suppliers are going to have motor mounts for a MoPar, so you will probably be looking at either Elephant Ears or a motor plate. If that's the case, your selection of any specific k-member doesn't seem too critical unless it's for heade...
by HPDRIFTER
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: new addition
Replies: 9
Views: 1846

Re: new addition

Still got that New Dog Smell, huh?
by HPDRIFTER
Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:25 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: best heads
Replies: 16
Views: 7679

Re: best heads

My suggestion: Call a couple of good head manufactors and talk to them about it. (The fly-by-night COMMUNIST chinese junk pedelers will try to sell you what ever they have in stock that day. Stick with Dart, Brodex, etc.) They will ask you how you intend to use them, displacement, rpm, cam, compress...
by HPDRIFTER
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: In the Shop
Topic: How About a Track, Owned by Racers, Run by Racers for Racers
Replies: 1
Views: 1741

How About a Track, Owned by Racers, Run by Racers for Racers

http://sandpitdragway.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=sale&action=display&thread=4237 165 of us could put up $1K each (or any other combination of people and money @ $1k a share), form a corporation, elect a Board of Governors, buy MAD and hire a track manager of our choice to run it. We would have ou...
by HPDRIFTER
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Trucks, Trailers & Towing
Topic: Would it be bad to....
Replies: 27
Views: 7620

Re: Would it be bad to....

With that long of a trailer, don't you have room to locate the load fore & aft to adjust the tounge weight some?

(Most of us live in houses smaller than that........)
by HPDRIFTER
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: General BS
Topic: What was under your tree?
Replies: 18
Views: 2794

Re: What was under your tree?

Dang, Hitch! I can't tell who had a better CHRISTmas, you or Jegs! Nice update on the manifold. You needed that. All I got was a Jesel shaft rocker setup; and I had to buy it for myself, used. PM me your phone number, As hard as it may be to belive, I've discovered that we have something in common.
by HPDRIFTER
Thu Dec 29, 2011 1:08 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: new build bbc
Replies: 3
Views: 1170

Re: new build bbc

You might look here:

http://www.ohiocrank.com/home.html

I'm saving my lunch money for one of their 555 short blocks.

BTW: I'm in TOTAL agreement with you about the COMMUNIST chinese junk!
by HPDRIFTER
Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:11 pm
Forum: Racing Converters
Topic: Trans pressure and converter coupling
Replies: 8
Views: 20564

Re: Trans pressure and converter coupling

I spoke with an old friend here in DoDa that has forgotten more about transmissions than I hope to ever know. He said that you want the "out" cooler line on a PowerGlide to have no more than 50 psi. He laso said that the cooling line diameter should be left at the stock 5/16" diameter, with the bypa...
by HPDRIFTER
Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:50 am
Forum: Racing Converters
Topic: Trans pressure and converter coupling
Replies: 8
Views: 20564

Re: Trans pressure and converter coupling

Too much transmission pressure will push the torque converter forward, away from the transmission and wipe out the thrust bearing on the main bearing. Everyone has their own ideas about what is the correct pressure and how to limit it.