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    after 14 years of good service the starter of my pinto went out over the weekend .. got it towed home and got a new smaller hi torque version from orielly`s .. put it on and it worked fine except it would keep cranking for about 5 seconds after the engine was running ..i thought it was fitting too tight and i shimmed it many times with no improvement ..since i had built the car i have been running the original ford solenoid mounted on the firewall in conjunction with the chevy solenoid which mounts directly on the starter .. some wiring magic back then made it work just fine .. but this time around it would not work .. i had to do away with the hookup on the ford switch and hook directly onto the chevy starter .. one of those things that make you go " HHHMMMNN "
    iv`e used up all my sick days at work .. can i call in dead ?

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    Personally, I was never in favor of wiring a Ford solenoid to power a Chevy starter. The solenoid on any GM starter is the weakest link. Rarely, if ever, does the field wiring on a GM starter short or open, but the brushes eventually wear out. Replacing brushes and installing a new solenoid is considerably cheaper than a new or rebuilt starter. And occasionally the bendix needs to be replaced. I'd venture to say that new bushes and a new solenoid would have brought your old starter back to life. The starter on my Vette is a combination of the original starter, a 400 starter, new brushes and a new solenoid.
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    i dont know what the NHRA is thinking .. i know pro stock has been in a down fall for several years .. i have paid very little attention to it since larry morgan quit trying to be competitive with a ford .. i think most fans feel the same way .. they rarely ever had a 16 car field last year and have already started this season short handed and in a most idiotic move this year they will allow teams to run any style body they wish with any approved engine no matter the maker .. do you think i will pull for a mustang with a chevy motor ? .. i had a tiny bit of interest in pro mod for a bit but i`m not sure they still run them .. pro stock was usually 14 or 15 cars .. pro mod was 20 or more and billy glidden and a few others used ford products .. i guess before the year is over toyota will be fielding a few pro stocks as well .. probably what all this body swapping is all about .. toyota money ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOSS429 View Post
    i dont know what the NHRA is thinking .. i know pro stock has been in a down fall for several years .. i have paid very little attention to it since larry morgan quit trying to be competitive with a ford .. i think most fans feel the same way .. they rarely ever had a 16 car field last year and have already started this season short handed and in a most idiotic move this year they will allow teams to run any style body they wish with any approved engine no matter the maker .. do you think i will pull for a mustang with a chevy motor ? .. i had a tiny bit of interest in pro mod for a bit but i`m not sure they still run them .. pro stock was usually 14 or 15 cars .. pro mod was 20 or more and billy glidden and a few others used ford products .. i guess before the year is over toyota will be fielding a few pro stocks as well .. probably what all this body swapping is all about .. toyota money ...


    Pro stock camaro is a FARCE. nhra killed pro stock when they went to nascar bodies and clutchless transmissions. nhra is in a death spiral and they are too stupid to realize it and that is what happens when you let bean counters take over the show. Garlits told them how to fix it after they went to 1000' racing and they wouldn't listen.
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    I watched the factory Hot Rods run last fall, (Camaro, Mustang, Challenger) though I'm not a real fan of automatic transmissions I will say it was a good show and very competitive! As for Pro Stock, gets old wondering which Camaro is going to win this week! Personally, if I had the money I'd go back to Super Stock racing any day!
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    Good to see you back, Dave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Good to see you back, Dave.
    Thanks, glad to see so many friends still here, I certainly have missed the tech support and great ideas!
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    Have Dave glad to see you here too. I missed our midnight consults on the F1 truck! Hope your grand children are thriving. Steve
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    Thanks Steve, the girls are great, they're in 2nd and 3rd grad now and taking piano, dance, cheerleading, and tumbling classes! When I was their age all I got to do was go out to the barn and help milk cows!!!!!!
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    Hi Dave, welcome back. Your comment above brings back fond memories. Before Kindergarten and even after I would help (watch) grandpa milk the one cow we had and help with the feed. Then "my" chore was to gather up the eggs. When I was in high school I worked on several grade B dairy farms during the summer. I made $100 a month plus board and room with every other Sunday off. It was hard work but was a good experience for later in life.


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    I haven't been to the Winternats for a LOOOOOONG time but when I flipped the TV on yesterday for the finals, the stands were
    maybe half full or so.....when I was there last 40 years ago, the stands were packed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack F View Post
    Hi Dave, welcome back. Your comment above brings back fond memories. Before Kindergarten and even after I would help (watch) grandpa milk the one cow we had and help with the feed. Then "my" chore was to gather up the eggs. When I was in high school I worked on several grade B dairy farms during the summer. I made $100 a month plus board and room with every other Sunday off. It was hard work but was a good experience for later in life.


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    I was never happier when Dad decided to give up farming and move to town, I can't stand to look at a Holstein to this day!!!
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    Noticed that in Kansas last year, too. But, it was packed in the pits so maybe the attendance isn't really down that much? My personal opinion, if NHRA doesn't do something about Pro Stock, they're going to lose that entire crowd too! Tired of seeing which Camaro is going to win this week! Up at Brainerd last year with a class racer buddy of mine and the same thing, stands half full, pits (and the camping/partying area) were packed!!!!
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