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  1. Kern Dog

    Why it seems just about every Charger for sale has fresh thick undercoating?

    My red Charger only had the pancake batter sound deadening in the wheel wells. I painted the underside and yes I do drive the car. I do put it up on the lift frequently to wipe it down just because I like it clean. Bugs and rodents are usually the only ones that know how shiny it is under...
  2. Kern Dog

    Tremec TKX 5 speed vs. A-833 4 speed....

    You wrote “almost”. I didn’t think the Passon transmission had the steep drop from 1st to 2nd. The 833 OD GOES FROM 3.09 to 1.67. That is a terrible drop.
  3. Kern Dog

    Re-Rebuilding the 440-493 in a 1970 Charger

    Yes, it is a Howards timing set. The last set I used was also a Howards but a 3 bolt style. It was still tight after thousands of miles as compared to the Edelbrock sets I've used before. This isn't an exact depiction.... It was hard to hold the phone for the picture, take the picture and push...
  4. Kern Dog

    Re-Rebuilding the 440-493 in a 1970 Charger

    That looks a bit more than mine compressed but not by much. That sure seems well within the safety margin. Yours looks like the coils are stacked, You might have more clearance that you think.
  5. Kern Dog

    Re-Rebuilding the 440-493 in a 1970 Charger

    The Fel Pro gasket is .039 compressed but with the head just resting on the block, it can't be that much thicker. I don't see how having rocker arms and pushrods in place are going to eat up the 3/8"-1/2" clearance that I have now. If I am missing something, I'd need to have it explained where I...
  6. Kern Dog

    Re-Rebuilding the 440-493 in a 1970 Charger

    The timing set did come in on Friday but I didn't have the time to do anything. I had a busy weekend too. Oddly, the box only had a tech sheet for small block and big block Chevy and small block Ford. Nothing for BB Chrysler. I set the #1 piston to TDC and aimed the crank sprocket to the 4...
  7. Kern Dog

    What is this stuff?

    Seam sealer. You can get it in cans or a caulking tube.
  8. Kern Dog

    Doctor Breaks Bad News That Everything You're Experiencing Is Normal, You're Just 40

    I feel great. 36 years in construction, retiring soon and I am making it out standing up straight. No daily medications, no chronic ailments, I still have my hair and all my fingers.
  9. Kern Dog

    F@#d up A-body update

    Sorry the OP had trouble. It worked right for me. It looks good.
  10. Kern Dog

    The not a meme meme thread

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    The not a meme meme thread

  12. Kern Dog

    Electricians will get this.

    The OP posted a picture from the end credits of a movie or TV show. There are a lot of weird titles in play in the entertainment industry. Key grip? Best boy? Gaffer?
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    The not a meme meme thread

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    The not a meme meme thread

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    The not a meme meme thread

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    The not a meme meme thread

  17. Kern Dog

    Found my sons dream car, 1970 Charger

    Some people REALLY don't see sarcasm and humor.
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    The not a meme meme thread

  19. Kern Dog

    Re-Rebuilding the 440-493 in a 1970 Charger

    In 2014 when I ran this Lunati cam before, I used the checking springs and just pushed down on the valve at TDC, There was close to 1/4" of movement before the valve hit the piston. That is .250". This was with different pistons... I'll check but I strongly suspect that I have equal to or...
  20. Kern Dog

    Found my sons dream car, 1970 Charger

    Uhhh.. I don’t have a son Thanks for reminding me of my inadequacy as a man. It really helps.
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