69 Super Bee Rebuild (my way)

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    On a positive note, the new Strange driveshaft showed up.

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      I feel your pain! I hope my prop valve is ok,those are a bastard with everything in! I may bleed my brakes before I install the steering column just in case. Thanks for the heads up!
       
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      If your prop valve still leaks elsewhere- Don't know if you saw the video I made of my leaky prop valve but it was leaking everywhere it could leak. Can't remember what type lines you have but my ss lines took a lot of way over tightening to finally seal. You probably know but sometimes loosening and retightening more will finally seal them. Some I just kept loosening and retightening a little tighter each time till they finally sealed.
       
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        Yeah, I don't know what I was thinking. I should have finished off all the brake stuff before installing the motor, suspension, and steering.
         
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          I don't understand why it is so difficult to get brake fittings to seal nowadays. I surely don't remember having problems with them back in the good ol days. Maybe a bit of oil on the threads and the backside of the flare before putting them together would help
           
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            It's tough to beat the Fel-Pro thick cork gaskets. I think they are 5/32". Use your favorite gasket maker RTV to glue them to the valve covers then put them on. Torque, heat cycle, re-torque a few times. No leaks.
             
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              Someone told me because they are all machine made and the QA/QC is not what it should be.
               
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                I made the mistake of buying SS fuel lines for the 6 bbl, looked like a lawn sprinkler! I think they aren't as soft and are harder to get to seal. Hope you get it sealed up.
                 
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                Oh, I will win.....
                 
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                  The correct 440 air cleaner base showed up from PG Classics today. So if anybody is fighting with hood clearance with an aftermarket intake on a Ramcharger or Airgrabber hood, the 440 base measures 11/16" shorter than a 383 model. To wore out from work today to find out if it will work with my Weiand intake, but hopefully will find out this weekend.

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                    Looks to be 1/2" more hood clearance. Is that right?
                     
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                    The measurement from the crossbar to the carb mounting point is 11/16" shorter on the 440 model. However when I compare the measurements from the carb mounting point to the base where the bottom of the filter sets, it is only about 7/16" in favor of the 440 model.
                     
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                      Just got done playing around with the air filter setup. I first had to bend the 2 small tabs on the base up and then drill out the bolt hole sleeve for 516" to fit my Quick Fuel carb. I used the thin style carb base gasket instead of the 1/4" model I usually use. Also used the PG top cover instead of my original because it is not formed quite the same and is a tad shorter when installed. Used some dumdum on the lid to check clearance. I have 7/8" in the center high spot, making me very happy. I could even put my thicker carb spacer in if I want seeing as though I am running solid motor mounts. These measurements are with a 400 block, solid mounts, and a Weiand Action + 8008 intake. They would be very similiar if using a standard Edelbrock Performer as that and my intake are about 1/2" taller than stock.

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                        Have you had the chance to compare the paper filter to the K&N filter height?
                         
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                        I have not. 2 filters came with the car, but I will need to buy something else. I thought somebody said K&N quit making the oval filters?
                         
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                        I have a K&N, I could measure it tonight if you like? I think they are very close to OEM.
                         
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                          Success!! A proportional valve back in place AND dry. But get this. When the new valve came I decided to take it apart to be sure it wasn't bad also. This one had a burr on the top nut that would have prevented it from sealing. So I used the new body along with my first nut. Just crazy how poor quality control has gotten on parts nowadays.

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                            Your making me nervous........
                             
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                            Oh, don't get to excited yet. I think I have a leak on one of the welds of my brand new Miloden Road/Race pan....
                             
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