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    Quote Originally Posted by Rdobbs1977 View Post

    ps we noticed when this forum's servers went down, all of the pics were lost except for the ones i've posted since 'it came back up.' I'd wanted to use this forum site as a kind of 'diary' that would always be there. do you guys know who I need to contact to see about getting our pics since we started this build back up on here?
    Your best bet is to pick a image hosting site for your photos. It's the best way to keep them... Here is a link to check out, so you can see for yourself. Enjoy... Five Best Image Hosting Web Sites

    ps: Once you pick one, you can then enter the img link from there to here to post.

    I use google myself. Works fine...
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    Since our last entry from to Saturdays ago, we've installed the headers, had to adjust the starter so it'd not make contact with headers (starter has 3 swivel settings), put radiator back in, mounted alternator bracket hardware and alternator on, put hood back on, radiator hoses on, belt on, drive shaft in, connected tranny linkage, and a few other things. This thing's coming together. Only thing i don't like right now is looking at the starter gear's clearance in relation to the flexplate. Man its tight. In some spare time this week, i've took an initial read through on the delay box and shifnoid the previous owner had in the car. These two devices are still in the car and wired up. Would appreciate any feedback any forum members have towards these two devices as it relates to a soon to be rookie racer like me. IE, we've never had a car with them , used them, or know much about them.
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    Well its been a while since I last made an entry to our build so thought I'd share where we're at. We've added an 850 Holley DP, bought an MSD distributor (not installed yet), and shored up a few things. We realized the oil filter was too close to the header and header would have to be taken off, any time we wanted to change it so we opted for a remote oil filter. Summit shipped us a ford remote filter and finally got it straightened out and installed the chevy assembly yesterday. Afterwards, we primed the motor to check for oil leaks and found a tiny one at the remote oil filter. Noticed some very tiny cracks on the remote filter so we put some JB weld on the area today and tmrow, i will give it a prime again and see what happens. I'm believing the jb weld will do the fix and save me from spending another 70 bucks on a replacement.

    Last part i need to find is an air breather (hardware) and we've been having quite the problems finding withing the span of dimensions we'd like to have. We're also getting close to the first fire up and am going to check around where I can get some 110 octane.
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    Summit is great about fixing issues.

    Talk to customer service, tell them the first part shipped was wrong, and this one is defective, and I'll bet they accommodate you.
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    Like it that you got the fuel pressure guage where you can see it----------I actually went to an electric guage with the sender mounted into the dumb side of the float bowl of my rear carb-----------guage then right by tach and oil pressure guage----------streamlined for MORE speed------
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    Summit is great about fixing issues.

    Talk to customer service, tell them the first part shipped was wrong, and this one is defective, and I'll bet they accommodate you.
    I really do like Summit as I've ordered most of my parts for this build from them. They are super easy to work with and have just about anything you need. My only thing was i wondered if they'd accomodate me this time on a return as I'd done cut the hose to length, jb welded the remote filter topside, etc. As it turns out, I primed the pump a few minutes ago, checked for leaks around the jb welded are of filter (and other areas) and found none
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    Robert, I just noticed that the car is up on concrete blocks. DO NOT GET UNDER THE CAR WITH IT UP ON CONCRETE BLOCKS. THEY WILL BREAK AND KILL YOU. HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by techinspector1 View Post
    Robert, I just noticed that the car is up on concrete blocks. DO NOT GET UNDER THE CAR WITH IT UP ON CONCRETE BLOCKS. THEY WILL BREAK AND KILL YOU. HAS HAPPENED MANY TIMES.

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    10-4 Richard. Hey I tried to send you a PM on another matter but noticed your box was full so sent you an email.
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    Thanks for the heads-up on full PM's. I just cleaned her out.

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    Cinder blocks are bad.
    They can be improved with plywood cushions on both sides of the block. (I'm living proof) but they are no substitute for steel jack stands!
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    I read recently of a young man who was working under his ride which was being elevated with concrete blocks. His mom hadn't heard any noise from the garage for a while, so went to investigate, finding him crushed after the concrete blocks failed. What a tragedy.

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    The use of those concrete blocks is even worse because they're laid on their sides. Concrete blocks are made to have the voids in the center vertical, not horizontal. I'm not advocating their use, but putting them in their weakest position is as bad as it can possibly get.
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    Took off from work today and among other things, bought 5 gallons of race gas, antifreeze, drank a few beers, and decided to put some stickers on the car. On Friday, Dad and I plan to give it that first fire up, check things out, etc. Should be exciting, just hope not frustrating as this car has wanted us to modify just about everything to it along the way! It has not been without the frustrations that's for sure, but enjoyment as well and time spent with me and Dad. PS Dad (rdobbs) Stickers win races, LOL! C ya Friday,
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    It's very cool that you and Dad built this together.

    Good luck on the fire up too!
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    Post a video on youtube.

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