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by bcroe
Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:16 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 36
Views: 20827

Fuel Sending Unit

I have had good results cleaning them up. New sock, make sure all electrical connections to the level sensor are good. Last one I changed out the in tank EFI pump. Hose for those must be fuel submersible and set for pressurized operation. I also modify the float arm for accuracy, must just touch top...
by bcroe
Tue Aug 31, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: General Talk
Topic: 1967 DeLuxe Resto
Replies: 16
Views: 5427

Re: 1967 DeLuxe Resto

The Fitch Toro had a switch to manually activate the torque converter high stall. But
I developed an automatic electronic version that works much better. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Mon Aug 09, 2021 2:51 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 21351

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

Not solid, have a cheap aluminum casting inner support, Nylon then molded
around the the circumference where the chain rides. Bruce
by bcroe
Mon Aug 09, 2021 8:58 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 21351

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

In the '60s and '70s , GM used timing sprockets that were coated in Nylon as a noise reduction technique. Yes that was the excuse released to the public. I have been removing nylon cam sprockets from my cars for decades, never could hear any difference in noise. But I am sure a conversation like th...
by bcroe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 21351

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

NicolasB wrote:Is the 403 very different compared to the other ones listed?


The 403 is mostly based on the 350, but the bore is even larger than a Cad 500.
The engine of choice here, because this largest small block runs, and runs, on
crap 87 unleaded. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 21351

Re: Head Gasket Replacement

It seems like the thickness for every head gasket on the market for this car is between 0.038-0.044 inches. Is the specs on the head gasket thickness in the service manual (I don’t have it with me right now)? For my case, the pros outweigh the cons since the head gasket was rusting and allowing coo...
by bcroe
Wed Jul 21, 2021 10:17 am
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Head Gasket Replacement
Replies: 60
Views: 21351

Head Gasket Replacement

For heavy intake manifolds, I just use a chain hoist or the like, to
carefully lower it into position without having to bear the weight.
Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Tue Jun 29, 2021 9:19 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Membership
Replies: 3
Views: 7248

68 Toro

Very nice. Good to make sure the original timing chain set has been
replaced, and the brakes are top notch. Bruce Roe
by bcroe
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:08 am
Forum: Wanted: Parts and Misc
Topic: WTB: The Infamous Engine, 5.7L Diesel
Replies: 9
Views: 16914

Re: WTB: The Infamous Engine, 5.7L Diesel

I have 3 Olds built with the diesel, got a lot of experience with them before eventually changing over to an Olds 403. The most useful info was that the diesel best be used with a switch pitch TH400 trans. The 200 trans my cars came with very soon failed, the lockup clutch drove me crazy. There was ...
by bcroe
Wed Jun 02, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Technical Talk
Topic: Fuel Sending Unit
Replies: 36
Views: 20827

Re: Fuel Sending Unit

The biggest problem with gauge accuracy is the float arm. The float motion should be just enough to touch the top and the bottom. Note on the left stock unit, the float will not even move till the gas level drops by 1/3. Then it drops like a rock. The arm on the right has been lengthened and bent to...

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