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Forum: Car comparison 04-03-2007, 02:33 AM
Replies: 816
Views: 316,275
Posted By Old Sage
I'd like to know who printed up all the Camero...

I'd like to know who printed up all the Camero stickers.

Why is it when you ask a Chrysler owner what they drive, they say Mopar? Isn't that their parts division?
Should Mustang owners say they...
Forum: Technical forums 04-02-2007, 11:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By Old Sage
I know you meant well and this is not targeted at...

I know you meant well and this is not targeted at you so please don't take it that way. That article is full of inaccuracies.

Instead of debate, let me suggest an alternative. There is a whole...
Forum: Technical forums 04-02-2007, 01:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By Old Sage
In this case, severe temperatures caused by...

In this case, severe temperatures caused by detonation can form an alternate ignition source resulting in pre-ignition and a sudden meltdown of the cylinder.
Forum: Classic cars 03-31-2007, 01:52 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,009
Posted By Old Sage
Good question. I would vote for all of the...

Good question.

I would vote for all of the pre-73 models.
Forum: Technical forums 03-30-2007, 02:27 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 313,386
Posted By Old Sage
An engine dyno does not measure horsepower (or...

An engine dyno does not measure horsepower (or moosepower, or bee power for that matter). What is the point of converting the output to some other unit of measure in which to address the subject of...
Forum: Technical forums 03-27-2007, 12:59 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 313,386
Posted By Old Sage
The last time I tried that, I nearly ended up on...

The last time I tried that, I nearly ended up on the sidewalk.
Forum: Classic cars 03-27-2007, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,009
Posted By Old Sage
Henk, do you know if that club still exists? I'm...

Henk, do you know if that club still exists? I'm curious what their year breakdown would be today.
Forum: General Automotive 03-23-2007, 11:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,550
Posted By Old Sage
Hey, that's not a bad deal as long as the...

Hey, that's not a bad deal as long as the girlfriend or wife doesn't have your wallet.

This way you can take the money you saved on dinner and spend it on the other woman ... err, car.
Forum: Classic cars 03-23-2007, 09:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,009
Posted By Old Sage
To join the vcca vintage chevrolet club of...

To join the vcca vintage chevrolet club of america, the car has to be 25 years old. The Ccca classic car club of america at last word was still holding to the pre-49 standard.

I can't speak toward...
Forum: Technical forums 03-23-2007, 01:50 AM
Replies: 581
Views: 313,386
Posted By Old Sage
If you spin an electric pencil sharpener fast...

If you spin an electric pencil sharpener fast enough it will make 500hp.

Who thinks you can bolt that into a 3600 pound Chevelle and run a 12?
Raise your hand.
Forum: Technical forums 03-22-2007, 10:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By Old Sage
Post #17 said nothing about tdc.

Post #17 said nothing about tdc.
Forum: Technical forums 03-20-2007, 02:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By Old Sage
The previous response was edited out. Since you...

The previous response was edited out. Since you believe detonation is some type of army corp of engineers exploding mixtures phenomenon that can strike at any time, further discussion is somewhat...
Forum: Technical forums 03-17-2007, 04:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By Old Sage
Pre-ignition occurs before the plug fires,...

Pre-ignition occurs before the plug fires, detonation occurs afterward. Pre-ignition causes mostly heat related damage where detonation tends to break parts. Detonation can send a cylinder into...
Forum: Technical forums 03-08-2007, 04:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,864
Posted By Old Sage
JD, aside from head gasket failure, the major...

JD, aside from head gasket failure, the major damage frequently shows up in broken rings and piston lands. Detonation is common in higher mileage engines due to oil burning, which tends to foul the...
Forum: General Automotive 03-08-2007, 01:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,550
Posted By Old Sage
It was pretty vague, kind of like asking: How...

It was pretty vague, kind of like asking: How much is a steak dinner?
Forum: General Automotive 02-27-2007, 06:00 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 81,761
Posted By Old Sage
Well, one would have to at least paint the wheels...

Well, one would have to at least paint the wheels red or yellow. I thought the whole rat thing was a fad limited to 50's and earlier models and would quickly die. So far they have proven me wrong.
Forum: General Automotive 02-26-2007, 05:36 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 81,761
Posted By Old Sage
The sad thing Fleet, I went to an indoor custom...

The sad thing Fleet, I went to an indoor custom car show a few weeks ago, the ones usually reserved for show cars, custom paint, chome, billet parts etc ... 5 rows were dedicated to rusty rat-rods....
Forum: General Automotive 02-21-2007, 10:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,550
Posted By Old Sage
I was at one of these auctions last year. Some of...

I was at one of these auctions last year. Some of the #2+ from 2005/2006 were right in that range. Go to enough of them, with a little luck, one could find the right car for the right price.
...
Forum: General Automotive 02-21-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 81,761
Posted By Old Sage
1957 Chevy Chevy made a little 366 rat -...

1957 Chevy

Chevy made a little 366 rat - commercial truck engine. I saw a 707ci in a Camaro last week. That makes a 468 seem like a 283.
Then there's Pontiac with no designation for the...
Forum: Classic cars 02-12-2007, 10:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,339
Posted By Old Sage
No my little friend, once again you are wrong....

No my little friend, once again you are wrong. The LS-6/7 forged 4340 connecting rods are the same ones used today in the 454 & 502. (and unlike you, I do own a set of them)
Forum: General Automotive 02-12-2007, 09:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,550
Posted By Old Sage
You might find a complete rusty SS396 Chevelle...

You might find a complete rusty SS396 Chevelle for 8-10k that doesn't run and spent the last 20 years in a barn getting crapped on by pigeons. Can it be restored for another 5-10? No, the paint and...
Forum: Classic cars 02-09-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,339
Posted By Old Sage
Wrong answer, of course it came from the 396 ......

Wrong answer, of course it came from the 396 ... duh.

Email an engine developer or expert builder, they might tell you the answer. Then post it here as if you knew the answer
(yes, I know the...
Forum: Classic cars 02-09-2007, 09:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,339
Posted By Old Sage
I don't feel like I'm your pal, but ok. Well...

I don't feel like I'm your pal, but ok.

Well Mr Expert err Mr Google, then off the top of your head you should know this ...
tell me the origin of the 6.135 connecting rod



Sorry, I had to...
Forum: Classic cars 02-09-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,339
Posted By Old Sage
You don't have any real experience with these...

You don't have any real experience with these engines do you ...?
Forum: Classic cars 02-09-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 25,339
Posted By Old Sage
I grasp you can't understand 100% stock means...

I grasp you can't understand 100% stock means just that.

Now let's move along with the ZL-1 dyno results, I look forward to your post.
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