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General Discussion / Re: AC Dryer hose connection question
« Last post by b--r30 on Today at 08:57:31 am »
Just because an AC system holds a vacuum doesn't necessarily mean it will hold pressure....and vice versa...

It stands to reason that you're right about that, b--r30, but I've never actually seen it happen.  Have you?

I admit that it probably rarely happens but had an old York setup that held vacuum forever but leaked out overnight under pressure. The youngest kid who is a HVAC tech brought over his nitrogen and found the leak which was right through the side of a new hose. Had another case where the system wouldn't hold a decent vacuum but the guy didn't want to spend any money. He took a chance and charged it up anyway. Worked good for at least 2 seasons.
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General Discussion / Re: AC Dryer hose connection question
« Last post by 69cobrajetrugae2 on Today at 06:24:59 am »
Leaks can be witnessed by oil in and around the hoses and connections. Dye can be added as well.  Sniffers are hit and miss.

The AC went out in a Buick that I was driving back and forth each week to Lake Havasu.  One of the hoses had oil on it at the crimp and it was part of the dryer assembly and was a monster of a job to replace it not to mention the cost of the parts.  I was leaving LA dreading the drive since it was hot that weekend in Havasu, 118 to 122.  I stopped by an auto parts store and grabbed a tall can of refrigerant with stop leak and sprayed it in the system and drove straight to Havasu.  It blew ice cold AC for several more years until I got rid of the car.

 I am guessing that the long drive gave the stop leak and chance to work and if I drove short trips it might have hardened up in the expansion orifice or otherwise not fixed the problem.  I will use it again before I tear into a AC system that's for sure.
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General Discussion / Re: Steering box rebuild recomendations?
« Last post by ng8264723 on December 14, 2017, 11:23:01 pm »
Any pricing comparison?
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General Discussion / Re: What is the proper clutch rod?
« Last post by phrogman66 on December 14, 2017, 09:00:37 pm »
Thank you very much!!  I thought I was losing my mind.
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General Discussion / Re: What is the proper clutch rod?
« Last post by Brian Conway on December 14, 2017, 08:54:35 pm »
...and a picture of how it comes through the fire wall and attaches to the Z bar.  Brian
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General Discussion / Re: What is the proper clutch rod?
« Last post by Vcode on December 14, 2017, 08:46:34 pm »
The bottom one.
The top one is for a small block.
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Point well taken Randy and I apologize to you for veering off your subject.

By the way your revelation on the Canadian heads and the follow-up posts was my Christmas present and a fascinating read, I always wondered about that!

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General Discussion / What is the proper clutch rod?
« Last post by phrogman66 on December 14, 2017, 08:16:49 pm »
Hi, I am trying to figure out which clutch rod is proper for my 69 SJC.  The one I have seems to fit weird.  Any suggestions as to the proper one?  Is it where the attach points are on the same side, or opposite side?

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Cobra Jet Drag Racing / Re: After 49 years the "secret" is out on 'Canadian" heads.....
« Last post by 161854 on December 14, 2017, 06:41:17 pm »
  Baseball AIN'T drag racing Ken. Drag racing is FULL of cheaters!!!!!! DSR JFR and THOUSANDS of others. SKILL of the driver is "maybe" 20% of the equation at BEST. Let's keep on the subject.
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Was Eddie a cheater or a smart competitor?

With respect to major car races, what racing team came out of the cellar to win a major event? 

What is the driving force behind number 1 finishers, the machinery and pit crew or the skill of the driver?



https://sabr.org/bioproj/person/f33416b9



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_Stanky


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