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  • 173rdherd
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    Originally posted by stu yoakam View Post
    I found a car I want on Craigslist. Almost the car I had in HS. My first car was a 77 Riviera. This car is a 78 which is nearly identical other than the plastic wood is plastic stainless and the roof and dash are black. They claim it has 50k miles on it. Only $1500 and about an hour from home. Says bill of sale only which I don't like. I need another car like I need a hole in the head. Just changed the oil in DD for the first time in 13 months. post id: 7480914170 If VIN is right it has a 403 Olds engine.
    that is one helluva stuck out lower lip!

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  • 67 Malibu
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    Originally posted by stu yoakam View Post
    That's a boat plug not a freeze plug.
    The ones that I am talking about were a different type of block freeze plug. Back in the 1970's, when I was building engines at a repair shop, we bought them at the local parts store for a problem block that we could not get the metal kind to completely seal in. They came in a variety of sizes but I haven't seen them in awhile.

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  • stu yoakam
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    I found a car I want on Craigslist. Almost the car I had in HS. My first car was a 77 Riviera. This car is a 78 which is nearly identical other than the plastic wood is plastic stainless and the roof and dash are black. They claim it has 50k miles on it. Only $1500 and about an hour from home. Says bill of sale only which I don't like. I need another car like I need a hole in the head. Just changed the oil in DD for the first time in 13 months. post id: 7480914170 If VIN is right it has a 403 Olds engine.

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  • stu yoakam
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    That's a boat plug not a freeze plug.

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  • 67 Malibu
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    I have seen the old school rubber block freeze plug used. The kind with the nut that you push the rubber into the hole & then tighten the nut on top to make it tighten up the rubber & seal the hole. Not the most attractive but it will seal the hole up.

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  • Redline04
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    Carb is undecided while I move along and ponder the next little thing...
    The TA came with these Holley tall valve covers - boogered up and cracked at several mount holes, I did some searching for old school replacements. (No interest in mass-produced Chinese stamped steel chrome). Click image for larger version

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    Found these M/T covers in good shape... only Problem here is both covers have holes knocked out. Just need one for PCV valve, and can't find any type of block off plate. Substituting push in oil fill cap for now.
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    had a quick media blast done and coated in satin black... planning to leave'm like this for now.
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    Anyone have a good solution for more permanent hole block off instead of the oil fill cap?

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  • cstmwgn
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    Originally posted by Redline04 View Post
    ... but do I just get a new Holley double like it used to have(so we know it fits) or go to the Edelbrock which I have always found easier to adjust?
    Personally, I am a big fan of Vacuum Secondary Holleys for street applications. The street avenger might be a good call - no experience with those BUT if they are like the old VS carbs - with primary and secondary metering blocks with removable jets and quick change VS springs then that is the way I would lean. You can tune the secondaries to be pretty quick with a light spring and a beefy squirter.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Originally posted by Redline04 View Post

    Might you have a part number for that link? Link comes back as page not found

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  • Redline04
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    Originally posted by silver_bullet View Post
    Might you have a part number for that link? Link comes back as page not found

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  • corvettedad
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    For real? Hey ole friend,
    Happy Birthday!!
    ​​​​​​​

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  • silver_bullet
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    BTW .... Happy Birthday Bernie Wagner!

    50 Years Young!!

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  • silver_bullet
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    Could this work? : https://www.holley.com/products/fuel...lacement/:huh:

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  • Redline04
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    Pondering Carb fitment issues on the TA. Old Holley double it came to me with is shot. We thought a Demon would work as it has same height/width dimensions. That’s a no go due to linkage contact on the performer intake. Tried a small riser to clear linkage, but now shaker contacts hood so it won’t close all the way.
    test fit of an old edelbrock says go... but do I just get a new Holley double like it used to have(so we know it fits) or go to the Edelbrock which I have always found easier to adjust?
    Maybe a holley street performer instead of a double ?
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  • stu yoakam
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    Pondering why people are being taken out of town to hospitals when we just opened a new facility here in town and there's nothing wrong with the old one that I am aware of. Two people shot each other last night in a parking lot and the one that didn't die right away did so after being taken to a hospital an hour away. Remind me not to need any serious medical treatment.

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  • stu yoakam
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    Pondering why animals crap indoors. Fifteen years no problem but now the floor of my tool shed is covered in it. Bad enough when they chewed the cord on my pressure washer and ate the seat out of a camp chair. Also I noticed the paint is wearing off the roof tin and needs the treatment. Biggest swap meet of the year is this week and nothing on craigslist about it.

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