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Forum: Lounge Today, 11:08 PM
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Posted By njsteve
It's weird. It only does it with Google Chrome. I...

It's weird. It only does it with Google Chrome. I just tried it on Microsoft Edge and it looked fine - normal size.
Forum: Lounge Today, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 21
Posted By njsteve
Website problems???Photos too big

Is it me or is there a problem here. When I view certain threads like this one:

https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=134996&page=15

the photos at the bottom of the page first appear...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By njsteve
LOL. Ain't that the truth with these Firebirds!!!

LOL. Ain't that the truth with these Firebirds!!!
Forum: Ford-Mercury Yesterday, 09:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Chased all the threads in the block this morning....

Chased all the threads in the block this morning. Then I installed the rear main seal, bearings and crank today. Oil clearance is .002, checked with the old Plastigage green. Nice, leisurely day in...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 10-10-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By njsteve
Were you born in the early 1970's? Those are the...

Were you born in the early 1970's? Those are the first edition Radial T/As. ;-)
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-09-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Got these back from Rogers Speed Shop today. They...

Got these back from Rogers Speed Shop today. They were able to clean up the flange area nicely. They should seal well now. The Clevite 77 main and rod bearings arrived as well as all the new cast...
Forum: Pay it Forward Classifieds 10-08-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 382
Posted By njsteve
Verne, does the clip interchange with any other...

Verne, does the clip interchange with any other lifters? I.E. Mopar, Pontiac, or Ford? Is it the same as the clip used on hydraulic lifters? I have lots of old used lifters. As part of my 12-step...
Forum: Lounge 10-08-2018, 11:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 793
Posted By njsteve
I'm a noobie, having registered on 11/21/2003.

I'm a noobie, having registered on 11/21/2003.
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-08-2018, 11:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
They smell good, too! I had to oil them all down...

They smell good, too! I had to oil them all down quickly as it was raining when I got home with the parts today.
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-08-2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Picked up the major stuff today today. I dropped...

Picked up the major stuff today today. I dropped off the exhaust manifolds to get surfaced. Years of blown out exhaust manifold gaskets pitted the mating surface on the manifolds. As you may have...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-08-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 52,305
Posted By njsteve
All trivial tasks. We've seen what you can do....

All trivial tasks. We've seen what you can do. Don't start slacking off now. ;-)
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-07-2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 52,305
Posted By njsteve
Unless you auction that one off before the show,...

Unless you auction that one off before the show, you rat b$%#@^d!!! (yeah, of course I'm jealous as hell - I love Plum Crazy Cudas but have never had the chance to own one) :-)

So what's taking...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-07-2018, 12:29 AM
Replies: 410
Views: 52,305
Posted By njsteve
Looks like the Stang pulled in some big bucks at...

Looks like the Stang pulled in some big bucks at Mecum this weekend! $123,750 (with commission). That's gotta be a record price. Well done, Sir! That really shows the quality of your work.
...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 10-03-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By njsteve
Happy to help. The 75's are probably the cheapest...

Happy to help. The 75's are probably the cheapest to find at the moment. Not many people like the slant nose bumpered cars. We have a personal family attachment to ours since Gramma owned it new.
...
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 10-03-2018, 02:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By njsteve
I can give an educated opinion of the car from...

I can give an educated opinion of the car from the photos since I own a '75 myself: https://www.yenko.net/forum/showthread.php?t=113621&page=28

Cons:
-sits too high - wrong front springs...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-03-2018, 01:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Got the oil analysis today. Looks interesting in...

Got the oil analysis today. Looks interesting in that it shows iron wear. That could be the cast iron rocker arms where they were grinding away at the valve stem tips. The high lead is from the...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 10-02-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Engine progress! Block is already tanked, bored,...

Engine progress! Block is already tanked, bored, honed and cam bearings installed. Heads are next. The Speed Pro H535CP .030 pistons are installed on the rods. These are an updated version of the...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-30-2018, 11:01 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Here's the engine bay after pressure washing. You...

Here's the engine bay after pressure washing. You can see some of the original factory markings on the sway bar and in the passenger side front fender behind the battery tray. Does that say "427...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-30-2018, 09:48 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
I think I'll just live with the oil drips for the...

I think I'll just live with the oil drips for the time being given the complexity of the repair. Looks like the dealer loosened the bolts and tried to inject blue Permatex in the gap, and then...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-30-2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Borrowed my buddy's pressure washer yesterday and...

Borrowed my buddy's pressure washer yesterday and spent the afternoon blasting the engine compartment, and as much of the underside that I could reach while the car was on jackstands.

Here's the...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-30-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Yeah, our 1995 K2500 diesel 'Burb was last...

Yeah, our 1995 K2500 diesel 'Burb was last Summer's project: pulled the original engine and replaced it with a new AMG updated 18 to 1 compression HUMVEE refit engine bought right off the assembly...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-29-2018, 04:54 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Spoke with the machinist yesterday. The block is...

Spoke with the machinist yesterday. The block is all cleaned up already. As usual he is my mechanical conscience. He said the cylinders, once honed, would be around .005 larger than a std bore and:...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-26-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
Thanks for noticing! It took three people to get...

Thanks for noticing! It took three people to get that hood up and away. As we moved it to the side we all heard the nuts and acorns inside the hood framework rolling around. Lots of homeless...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-26-2018, 07:27 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
I dropped off the block and all the engine parts...

I dropped off the block and all the engine parts at the machine shop today. The machinist noticed the "Felpro blue" on the deck surface and said that the headgaskets had been replaced sometime in the...
Forum: Ford-Mercury 09-26-2018, 01:13 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 44,527
Posted By njsteve
And here's the giant assemblage of parts as of...

And here's the giant assemblage of parts as of this evening.
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