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    i form a piece of hot air duct and take it with me. i've spent hours going through hoses to find the shape. sometime it is in the middle of a hose .

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    I had a similar experience at the parts counter at the Ford dealership when I wanted washers for the differential of the 9 inch center section when I was building my '32. "What year?" "1959 Ford," I said. "Our computer doesn't go back that far." "Okay, how about a Bronco?" "Need a part number," he said. "You can't look it up by year?" "Need a part number," he said. I mumbled some expletives and walked out, called Randy's Ring and Pinion where I got the differential and asked if they could send me some. "Why don't you just go to your Ford dealer?" the guy asked. I explained. "What idiots," he replied.
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    When I had a 400 in a 62 pick up I usually had a devil of a time getting parts. Probably the worst was a new fuel pump, the counter idiot kept trying to sell me one for a 71 Caprice station wagon, what the engine came from, as I was dumb enough to tell him that. I ended up with one for a 57 Bel-Air. I now take a print out with me so there is no confusion and even then I still get an argument once in awhile.
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    Roger, the engine looks really, really nice! What paint did you put on it?

    The parts stores/workers keep getting worse. I went in to O'Crielly's a while back to get some valve lapping compound. They had no clue what I was talking about and they don't offer it. I even looked on their site. Napa had it though.

    After I put the Cummins in my Dad's 91 F350..... His favorite thing to do is harass the parts kids. It's a 91 Ford, F-350, with a 5.9 Cummins. Then 10 minutes later he tells them to just stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40FordDeluxe View Post
    Roger, the engine looks really, really nice! What paint did you put on it?
    Thanks! I found an unopened quart of Matrix Base Black and a quart of Matrix Clear that I must have bought 3 or 4 years back, so I used them!

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    A quick trip to town for some LP fuel hose, a Master Cylinder Boot to cover the piston end, and a 3/8x24 bolt to extend the brake rod and I found that our NAPA store closed! The storefront is bare, stripped of all the signage except the stains! At O'Reilly's I got them to cut a piece of hose, then asked about the boot. After several minutes I told the guy, "I can get one from Summit - just Googled "Master Cylinder Boot" and his reply was "If you can get it on line I'd say go for it! I'm not finding one here...."

    Like Jim Robinson said, ordering what you need on-line has become the best approach which is the death knell for small businesses on the local front! The BBT (UPS) will be bringing me the boot, a fuel pressure regulator, and a couple of chunks of battery cable early next week.

    I got the brake lines back in place and the calipers installed on the front, awaiting the master cylinder that needed another shot or two of black this afternoon. The fuel line is in place too, with the BBT bringing some more pieces. I started to mount the gas tank and realized I'd neglected to paint the stub filler tube so I primed it and rattle canned it black, drying tonight. Not big progress, but progress none the less!
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    It's a roller again! Got the front & rear suspension mounted; coupled the engine and tranny and got them mounted; then added the fuel pump, carburetor and pressure gauge.
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    Today was the exhaust and it fought me tooth & nail! It's almost like tubes shrink sitting on the floor, but it's in, clamps tight, ready to go!
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    Put on the high zoot valve covers that the PO bought, and I've got a question! One side has a hole with a grommet that's just under 3/4" which I assume is for a PCV, plus the oil fill port with a sexy Chevy bowtie logo. The other side has a hole with a grommet that's just under 1" ID. Can anyone tell me what this larger hole is for? It's internally baffled just like the PCV.
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    I ordered a transmission dipstick from AMAZON, and it arrived in a plain box with the only printing "MADE IN CHINA". Looking at it the appearance was OK, but it was 1) Too long, putting the handle high on the firewall; and 2) Too restrictive for adding fluid, with nominal 3/16" holes in the top and bottom billet ends.

    I wasn't happy with it, but when I looked the only thing I found that was shorter was a LOKAR "Shorty" Dipstick at 16" with a price tag of $101 plus plus! So I can buy a 28" unit for $25, but if I want half the length the price is 4X? I decided that I wasn't going to spend $$ sending the Chinese junk back, so I took it apart, but first carefully measured the dipstick extension at 1.650". First was to drill out the billet ends to 3/8", which is 4X the flow area; then shorten the tube by a foot; then cut the dipstick wire in several cuts, cheating in on getting it to match the original extension.
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    Since it came from China, the plan is to add the design volume of fluid to the tranny, then warm it up and check the level, adjusting the wire to read right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    The other side has a hole with a grommet that's just under 1" ID. Can anyone tell me what this larger hole is for?
    https://www.summitracing.com/search/...-size/1-000-in

    Maybe these;
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    Of course you'd have to change the white to red..
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    I got one just like that at the Daytona Turkey Run last year. I didn't realize I could shorten it. I think I'll pull it off and cut it. It's longer than I'd like and I haven't mounted the top end yet.

    The 1" hole in the valve cover is for a breather. It's also the fill hole. Sorry I don't have a better pic. You can put it on either side toward the front or rear, whichever works for your application.
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    That makes sense! Thanks! I think I've got a breather (or two....) sitting on the shelf! I'll check tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by J. Robinson View Post
    I got one just like that at the Daytona Turkey Run last year. I didn't realize I could shorten it. I think I'll pull it off and cut it. It's longer than I'd like and I haven't mounted the top end yet.
    Jim,
    As you look at yours I expect you'll find the internal hole in the top and bottom billet pieces will be drilled for the dipstick wire as opposed to adding fluid. Mine were obviously a solid chunk of aluminum, so drilling them out wasn't a problem, but I did mine in stages as opposed to just hogging them out in one pass. Either would likely be OK.

    The bigger win for me was discovering that the fill adapter had the hose on the wrong end.
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    I'll get a good look at it tomorrow. Mine didn't come with the fill adapter, so I'll have to make one. One of the vendors had a bunch of them in a box for $20 ea. and my transmission didn't come with a dipstick, so...
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    Yes, the pvc valve draws out one valve cover and the other valve cover allows filtered air into the motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Yes, the pvc valve draws out one valve cover and the other valve cover allows filtered air into the motor.
    Yeah, I'm not sure where my head was when I asked that question. I know the PCV on one side, breather on the other drill well, and did that on the coupe. I guess I'll just claim a Senior Moment of Stupidity. This morning I found sitting on my shelf of unloved parts a breather and PCV that once rode the valve cover of the 347 SBF, and they'll work fine. As I recall, the valve covers on the coupe have minimal (likely none) baffling, and I was getting oil dripping from the breather, so I opted for different parts on both covers. These Chevy covers have a high tech baffle, so these old parts should be good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Yeah, I'm not sure where my head was when I asked that question. I know the PCV on one side, breather on the other drill well, and did that on the coupe. I guess I'll just claim a Senior Moment of Stupidity.
    Yep, we all have the senior moments.. Nothing stupid about it!

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