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General Discussion / Re: Traction master
« Last post by crossboss on Today at 04:00:39 pm »
How about adding a main leaf on each side to prevent axel hop and wind up? Its a lot cleaner (and looks stock) than a bunch of traction bars hanging down…or up inside the chassis. Just something else to consider.
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General Discussion / Re: A scratch block
« Last post by sportyworty on Today at 03:59:34 pm »
     I thought that by 69 the casting number was meaningless.

The engineering number cast into the cylinder block is not a reliable indicator of original displacement. It was a common mold plate shared with other FE displacement apps. There are exceptions like the C8ME GTE 427 but for our 68-70 CJ cars they were using the C7M engineering number variants on 352/360/390/428 castings and the 428 blocks stop casting the number starting some time in October'ish 1968. Engineering numbers are not part numbers when it comes to application specifically
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Restoration Tips & Techniques / Re: heater
« Last post by rockhouse66 on Today at 02:49:34 pm »
Is this a 2-speed versus 3-speed thing?
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General Discussion / Re: Traction master
« Last post by lr68cj on Today at 11:14:52 am »
Having had cal-tracs on my race car for many years, they are the best bolt on traction device for leaf spring cars EVER!!!
Now that being said, when on a bumpy return road, they bang and clank on every bump. By the nature of their design, when the body rises and returns the bar on top of the leaf spring smacks the spring making noise. With the way the roads around here have deteriorated, I gotta believe this would make for a very annoying ride.
Drag strips are pothole free, and going down the strip, the bars are always loaded, so no noise.
Something to think about for a street car.
Just my .02¢
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Restoration Tips & Techniques / Re: heater
« Last post by Brian Conway on Today at 10:25:57 am »
I see no difference in the resistors in this diagram.    What year car are you working on ?  Brian
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General Discussion / Re: Traction master
« Last post by 161854 on Today at 10:14:45 am »
   +1 Similar looking but far different principal on how they work. Another plus is they don't bind up the suspension on cornering.
  Randy
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General Discussion / Re: Traction master
« Last post by RoyceP on Today at 09:39:16 am »
The problem with Traction Masters bars is the geometry has never been correct. They essentially are fighting with the leaf spring the whole time, until something gives out. Normally the Traction Master will break at the weld where the tube attaches to the forward pivot point. Or it breaks the weld where the front attaches to the frame.

Calvert bars don't have that problem.
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Restoration Tips & Techniques / Re: heater
« Last post by corbins on Today at 09:28:13 am »
Thanks Guys... it just doesn't make sense t me that they would repro the a/c one and not the other, UNLESS that one is also useable for the non-ac application.
And if only I was smart enough to read a wiring diagram  ???
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Restoration Tips & Techniques / Re: heater
« Last post by Brian Conway on March 18, 2019, 11:02:59 pm »
This is the 69 non AC.  Same plug arrangement.    A wiring diagram should tell the tale ?  Brian
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Restoration Tips & Techniques / Re: heater
« Last post by Chris Teeling on March 18, 2019, 10:18:31 pm »
FWIW, this is a 1968 standard (non AC) blower resistor.
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