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  1. 493 Mike

    Anyone familiar with this assembly lube?

    Just saw this: GL-8U : Universal Gel Lube This product appears to fill a lot of uses! Mike
  2. 493 Mike

    Dipstick tube rusted in block!

    Can anyone share tube removal tricks? It's in the 3.8 V-6 I'm rebuilding and in good condition. I lathed out a driver but, it won't budge, just flares out the bottom end. Thanks fellas. Mike
  3. 493 Mike

    Hubb oil filter?

    Hi fellas, Has anyone here tried a Hubb oil filter? They are a tad pricey but, new engines are too. Mike HUBB Filters – The Sustainable Reusable Oil Filter
  4. 493 Mike

    Shimming rear clutch piston?

    Hi fellas, I just purchased a new rear clutch piston return spring and it resulted in .080" of slop in the assembly. In lieu of a new A&A thicker piston can anyone see anything wrong with machining a ring style spacer to position the piston up in the retainer to eliminate the excess slop? It...
  5. 493 Mike

    Looking for opinions-I know you guys have some!

    Hi fellas, I'm changing my oil and got to thinking if I'm running the proper amount of oil. I have a Milodon 30930 pan (7 quart) and I also have a 3 quart Moroso accumulator. I have been using 10 quarts but, should I figure 6 quarts in the pan to perhaps cut windage loss as I have the 3 quart...
  6. 493 Mike

    Engine run-in stand.

    Has anyone here built a run-in stand using a bell off a TF and a empty converter? Mike
  7. 493 Mike

    Getting the most use out of your frictions!

    Not a Torqueflite (C-6) but funny! I rebuilt many of these over the years but, none made me laugh like this! Mike
  8. 493 Mike

    Milodon main caps.

    I just read about the new cross bolt main caps from Milodon. Talk about a slick design. I don't have a link but, it shouldn't be too difficult to find. Mike
  9. 493 Mike

    Hell of a deal for a Hemi!

    SuperStock Engine Now Available as Standalone Hellcrate Option ( Mike
  10. 493 Mike

    Lifter bore alignment.

    Good article here: Mike
  11. 493 Mike

    Pricing pig?

    Hi fellas, I'm thinking about selling some 8 3/4 pigs. Most rebuilt but I have a used 3.23 Sure Grip 7260 yoke. Would 250 be a fair price? I drove the car it came in so I know it's good. Mike PS: After a closer look I realized it is used but, I went thru it, repairing/replacing as was necessary...
  12. 493 Mike

    Burnishing the oil pump drive bushing?

    Hi fellas, The previous post got me thinking about the factory tool for burnishing. Does anyone have one? Or can anyone tell me the diameter of the ball section? It looks like a lathe project for me! Mike
  13. 493 Mike

    8 3/4 Vent is leaking?

    Hi fellas, The vent itself is leaking gear oil right out the cap and of course all over the housing, shock, and fuel tank. I have had it out twice and Teflon taped the threads (seems OK), and cut small plugs out of porous foam to insert in the bolt bore-with no luck. Lube level is below the...
  14. 493 Mike

    Need a gasket part number-help!

    I need a oil filter adapter plate gasket for my 65 318 (poly) and all I can find (70078 Fel-Pro) is a o-ring. I'm sure it takes a flat gasket in the recess in the block side. Can anyone help me? Thanks! Mike
  15. 493 Mike

    Help! Valve body ID.

    Hi fellas, I am rebuilding a (unknown core) 1968 727 B for a customer and it had a modified valve body installed. I would like to contact the builder to obtain trans specs. The ID inscribed: CRS 17156-810732 Does anyone here know what I have???????????? Mike
  16. 493 Mike

    8 3/4 drain plug?

    Hi fellas, I've welded half couplings and pipe plugged several housings with good results but on my NEW 65 Coronet I was thinking about drilling and tapping for a 1/8" plug. I do not want to weld on a greasy housing and bake a bunch of crud on the inside. Has anyone here tried the drill and tap...
  17. 493 Mike

    Moser MO875 FYI.

    Hi fellas, I am a diehard 8 3/4" fan, so I went to the fabricated Moser axle housing. It is a real nice piece but, I also ordered it with a back brace (why not spend an extra $150). My mistake was forgetting I had moved the springs inboard. The U bolts didn't clear the brace and the shocks sure...
  18. 493 Mike

    Aligning crank shaft centerline with transmission centerline.

    Hi fellas, I just wanted to share my experience with this procedure. I machined an adapter to bolt on the crank flange to mount my dial indicator on and checked the pump opening concentricity with the empty case I'm using for this build. Initial reading checked at 12, 3, 6, 9 O'clock had .020"...
  19. 493 Mike

    Pull bellhousing dowel?

    I need to pull the dowels out of the block to install offset dowels. One came out with Vise Grips but, the left dowel is really tight. The local engine shop has a Goodson kit I can borrow but it only handles up to 7/16" and mine are .500". Goodson sells a .500" collet but it is backordered until...