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Today at 06:53:07 AM
Sadly, many won't be eating a Christmas Ham in their homes this year in the Wine country.  :(
 

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Today at 03:45:22 AM
this is how messed up I am, the first image that came into my mind was a stage full of bad actors doing A Christmas Carol on fire.

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Yesterday at 05:17:30 PM
What a tantalizing thought...
 

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October 16, 2017, 02:31:16 PM
Where there's Smoke, there could be Christmas Hams ;)
 

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October 16, 2017, 09:03:17 AM
It's Monday, how much grease is under your fingernails? The coveralls will tell the tale :D
 

pintosopher

October 14, 2017, 07:43:09 AM
Does your sweet tooth crave a pumpkin? No worries mate, it's the season for new feed in the Stable :D
 

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October 13, 2017, 07:19:39 AM
Hmm, a Number Thirteen on a "Friday". Make it a Great day for your world. The media caves to superstition, don't they? ;)
 

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October 12, 2017, 07:17:13 AM
Put down that Hammer, it's time to connect the Logic with the Solution, a light bulb will glow above the cranium ;)
 

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October 10, 2017, 03:00:32 PM
Fear not the nut that won't move, rather the Rust that preys on the rare parts of metal :o
 

pintosopher

October 09, 2017, 12:58:27 PM
And repeat.... ;)
 

pintosopher

October 09, 2017, 12:57:47 PM
Existence appears to be circular. Things roll , rotate,

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October 09, 2017, 08:56:06 AM
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of the death of Che Guevara. Wonder how many Cubans remember who he was. Bet Castro does.

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WHAT AM I MISSING
« on: April 14, 2017, 05:25:31 PM »
I am attempting to install a 302 into a 1977 cruiser, I have had the engine in and out 4 times today it refuses to go back far enough thru the tunnel to even put a bolt into frame mounts and the oil pan sits on the sway which tells me "not enough rear travel" am I supposed to remove the brace bars on the rear of the crossmember, My tranny is a 1977 MII BW 4 Speed, and the engine is rebuilt from a MII 

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Re: WHAT AM I MISSING
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 06:01:02 AM »
I only work on 72s, but reading stuff on this forum over the years, seems to me the sway bar cannot be used with a V8 swap ?
Also, if trying to use the OEM frame mounts, they are in the wrong location.

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Re: WHAT AM I MISSING
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 08:42:59 AM »
As I remember there is some sort of smog fittings on the back side of one or both heads and must be removed. Know I had to on a v-8 rx-7 I built.
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Re: WHAT AM I MISSING
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 10:11:26 AM »
THANKS GUYS, I found it, I dropped the sway bar (pinto), and have to switch left to right mounts for more rear travel to drill frame mount holes, actually a person could do themselves better by having 2 left engine mounts, because it makes things closer to pinto factory the holes would be offset 3/4" instead of 1 5/16.........  I aqppreciate your answers though

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