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    https://i.imgur.com/pZnKPqRl.jpg That tear...

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    That tear drop shaped license plate light just wouldn't keep working. It had a good ground, since the trunk lid is glass and I ran a ground wire. And the hot lead...
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    Tony's Stude is super cool! I've always wondered...

    Tony's Stude is super cool! I've always wondered why there aren't a lot more of these done up as gassers, as they're just a great looking gasser!
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    Amazing a short little wheelbase car with so much...

    Amazing a short little wheelbase car with so much power hooks and goes that straight! That's a very cool little Morris!
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    I debated between the 2"x 3" and the larger 3"x...

    I debated between the 2"x 3" and the larger 3"x 4" size. I had to lay both out on scrap paper to see what they would look like, and once I did the 2"x 3" was an easy choice.

    Almost forgot....
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    That's a great looking axle Lash, and looks...

    That's a great looking axle Lash, and looks really nicely engineered. I also like the wider stance, and it's going to be more stable also. Looking forward to when you can move forward to engine on...
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    I bought it at Home Depot Mario. It is Eucatile...

    I bought it at Home Depot Mario. It is Eucatile 4'x 8' paneling. $16 a sheet. 1/8" thick and white.
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    Figured out my gas gauge issue the other day, and...

    Figured out my gas gauge issue the other day, and contacted the seller to exchange the gauge. I ordered a 0-90 ohm, and they sent me a 90-0 ohm, thus causing the reverse reading. Got the new gauge...
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    I am reading a couple things in your post that...

    I am reading a couple things in your post that made the shop decide what they did. First being your statement of, "Their thinking was it would have been around $800 to put the splay caps on the...
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    I've always used the quick change tops on the...

    I've always used the quick change tops on the vacuum secondaries Steve. You can change those springs in seconds with the QC kits. I played with mine a lot, just because it was so quick and easy. And...
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    The Big Mutha Thumpr cam I had in my Falcon...

    The Big Mutha Thumpr cam I had in my Falcon produced very low vacuum for my BBC. It idled around 10", and rarely got above about 13 in. even when I was decelerating. It's one reason I went with the...
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    Doesn't the vacuum secondary balance kit...

    Doesn't the vacuum secondary balance kit basically do the same thing? Whenever I've run dual carbs that have vacuum secondaries I've installed the balance kit, which syncs the two carbs together, and...
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    I like vacuum gauges! I tune most of my rides...

    I like vacuum gauges! I tune most of my rides based on vacuum readings as they really tell what the engine and carbs are doing. I bought a vacuum gauge about 3 months ago, and then found a dash pod...
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    In my continued effort to make the '39 a cruiser...

    In my continued effort to make the '39 a cruiser that I can take long drives with, I installed a 12 v. cigarette outlet. Maybe they call them something different today? But I had existing holes in...
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    You must have way deeper pockets than I do! I'd...

    You must have way deeper pockets than I do! I'd be just fine with living with a lower HP output at this point, vs. the cost in money and labor to start over with a Dart block, or even another 4 bolt...
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    I also do as Steve said and use nylock nuts at...

    I also do as Steve said and use nylock nuts at the base of the 1/4" stud to lock it to the carb. If the stud does work loose, it wont ever allow the nut to get off the stud.
    Those base plates for...
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    Thanks Mario! Not much needed at this point, but...

    Thanks Mario! Not much needed at this point, but I see things I would have bought from them had I not already gotten them.
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    Well I never had any issues with 2 bolt main SBC...

    Well I never had any issues with 2 bolt main SBC engines. But I never built one over 400 hp, and never ran them past 6,000 rpm. If the rpm's are kept down to 6,000 there shouldn't be an issue. I'd...
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    Thanks Mario! Means a lot coming from you, as I...

    Thanks Mario! Means a lot coming from you, as I know the quality of work you do!
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    Got out early today to tackle some small things....

    Got out early today to tackle some small things. I built a set of inside and outside plates to cover my wiper holes, and the driver's side gets a wiper motor below it. Passenger side will have a...
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    That Holley carb would have fit in a large $19...

    That Holley carb would have fit in a large $19 flat rate box, but surprised USPS accepted it at all? Those 4 questions they ask about anything "liquid, fragile, hazardous, or ????" would make the...
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    I just did the calculations to figure capacity,...

    I just did the calculations to figure capacity, and came up with 12.7 gal., but I used external measurements, so likely it's 12.5 internal capacity. The formula for capacity is Length x width x depth...
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    And I even removed all the foam from inside it...

    And I even removed all the foam from inside it when I got it new! I figured I might have an extra quart or half gallon by removing foam! Must be that new fangled foam that gives more capacity when...
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    Well I'm irritated today. I decided to drive the...

    Well I'm irritated today. I decided to drive the car around to burn off the oil that was left on the exhaust pipes, but also wanted to see how far down my tank would go before running out of gas. I...
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    That's true hotrodding Mario! Just do whatever...

    That's true hotrodding Mario! Just do whatever it takes to make it work.
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    I do use USPS flat rate boxes, and have most...

    I do use USPS flat rate boxes, and have most sizes here. But even the largest size wouldn't be large enough to put the parts in as they were in the Speedway boxes. And I figured if I unpacked them to...
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