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  1. Fordors replied to the thread Projects Leads on small journal main studs.

    Won’t work, the 7/16-14 threads are rolled, the shank of the bolt is only .391 diameter. Measurements from a small journal factory bolt...

    May 23, 2019 at 10:55 PM
  2. Fordors replied to the thread Technical Shop Class Basics #2: Proper Storage of Files and Rasps.

    No picture to show now, but I remember seeing Lil’ John Buttera’s file rack in a HRM photo. It looked as though he used 1 x 2 lumber...

    May 23, 2019 at 10:10 PM
  3. Fordors replied to the thread Hot Rods This is a gasser look at the details (shake ,rattle and run).

    The slicks??? I think the smooth concrete floor hurt more than anything. I didn’t attend the drags, being 13 at the time I didn’t even...

    May 22, 2019 at 9:31 PM
  4. Fordors replied to the thread Hot Rods This is a gasser look at the details (shake ,rattle and run).

    The strip was only 1/12 mile, 440 feet, with an 1/8 mile shutdown.

    May 22, 2019 at 8:43 PM
  5. Fordors replied to the thread Hot Rods Which spindles will make the car sit lower?.

    The reference is to the thrust bearings which go on top of the axle on the early spindles as compared to the ‘37 and later spindles with...

    May 22, 2019 at 4:13 PM
  6. Fordors replied to the thread Technical Flathead Cam Honest Charley KEI-1 by Kenny Harman.

    Harman used a checking clearance of .015 according to the timing tag so at .050 it won’t be that big. I’ll venture a guess that it might...

    May 21, 2019 at 7:33 PM
  7. Fordors liked greg32's post in the thread Radial model airplane engines.

    [ATTACH]

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  8. Fordors liked greg32's post in the thread Radial model airplane engines.

    Here's a Morton M5 kit. A good friend of my Dad gave it to me when I was a kid(a while ago !) This was a project if you were a...

    upload_2019-5-21_6-53-32.png May 21, 2019 at 12:47 PM
  9. Fordors liked squirrel's post in the thread Technical Sbc flex plate.

    if those flex plates were bolted to it, it's a two piece seal. pretty obvious from here in Arizona.

    May 21, 2019 at 9:53 AM
  10. Fordors replied to the thread Technical Shop Class Basics #2: Proper Storage of Files and Rasps.

    I would hold the copper at an acute angle to the file and drag the smashed tip of the pipe through the teeth of the file. Not across the...

    May 20, 2019 at 1:20 PM
  11. Fordors replied to the thread Technical Shop Class Basics #2: Proper Storage of Files and Rasps.

    Hmmm, in the first video we learn about making and using handles on files for safety, from a guy using a vise that is not fastened to...

    May 20, 2019 at 1:04 PM
  12. Fordors liked Mart's post in the thread Vintage shots from days gone by!.

    I think the guy's overalls are rather dirty but Could it be that the very black area is damage to the photo? It can't be oil, surely? Mart.

    May 20, 2019 at 10:53 AM
  13. Fordors replied to the thread Technical Magnesium rocker arms - what do they fit?.

    @Torana68, I can’t dispute that those are SBC rockers but I am wondering how those rocker stands work. Those are probably 3/8” bolts for...

    May 20, 2019 at 10:07 AM
  14. Fordors replied to the thread Hot Rods The SUMMIT SHAKER (Summit, Illinois).

    Yes, he was a mechanical engineer and he designed the chassis for the ‘67 and ‘69 CTH cars. Austin Coil had also experimented with a...

    May 19, 2019 at 10:00 PM
  15. Fordors replied to the thread History Classic Indy roadsters: Most beautiful oval racers ever?.

    Leader Card was (is?) a paper manufacturer, maybe the Card in the name referred to card stock, a heavier paper used for business cards, etc.

    May 19, 2019 at 8:58 PM
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