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Jun
29

Oil pump prime failure

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I decided to prime the oil pump tonight since I'm getting ready to fire the engine up for the first time since I've had the car. Engine is a 426 SW in my 65 polara. I began spinning the oil pump counterclockwise and felt nothing for more than a minute. I understand that I should be able to tell when the oil is moving through the engine so I continue to spin the drill a little faster waiting for the jolt indicating that the oil is moving. Well I finally feel the jolt and keep spinning for...

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May
28

Got a brake kit, here is what doesn’t fit

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I set out to convert the drums to disks. I bought the kit from Leed Brakes 2 years ago, and I'm finally getting around to putting everything together. The new master cylinder uses two 3/16 inch lines with a larger fitting routed to the rear brakes. The original single pot used a 1/4" line to the distribution block. I went to the parts store to try and buy some adapters but couldn't find anything.
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Got a brake kit, here is what doesn't fit
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May
18

727 filter

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Got this wiX filter from Rock Auto. Pt # 58658, was about to put it on but the original is much bigger. Is there another part number?

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May
18

Exhaust manifold to exhaust pipe bolts too long

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I got a TTI exhaust for the car last year and I'm finally getting back to putting it together. Anyhow, on the driver's side the bolts TTI supplied are longer than my old factory bolts and I cannot get one of the two bolts to fit, unless I put it on from the bottom up. I'm thinking this isn't a great idea, so I'd want to know what I 'should' do.

1. Shorten the bolt (cut it? any suggestions on how to do this properly)
2. Replace it with a shorter bolt
3. Put it on upside down......

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Aug
25

Removing exhaust from manifold

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Just ordered and received a new TTI exhaust from stock manifolds back. Any tips on removing the exhaust from the manifold. One bolt is real hard to get a socket on from under the car due to the bend in the exhaust. I’m thinking It would be much simpler to remove the manifolds. Also the spark plug heat shield prevents me from getting a wrench or socket on the top side of the bolt. It’s a 426 stock manifold.
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Aug
17

New leaf springs shorter?

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Got new springs from Espo. Initial looks seem shorter, even considering more arch. Any reason to be worried? They seem nearly 2 inches shorter . I haven’t actually tried to install them yet while I blast and powder coat the brackets.

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Jul
31

Pre-bent tubing problem.

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I got new fuel lines from Inline tube for the 65 polara, and the tube from gas tank to mid-frame was 3 inches too long. I sent pics and they told me their tech would look at it. After a lengthy wait I was contacted and told my tubing (according to the pics of the original I sent) matched that of a 65 fury. They asked me for my wheelbase, and I looked up online and then confirmed that it is indeed 121" after measuring. What is going on? Could anyone help provide the information these...

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