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Topics - Stan Paralikis

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General BS and Laughs / Rant time
« on: October 15, 2008, 05:34:53 AM »

I have a pretty solid engineering education and futzed around race tracks, but, what makes me dangerous is I'm old enough to not care if I piss off anyone 20 years younger than me.  You'll get there too, eventually.  ;)
Yesterday I went to AdvancePepZone to see if they had bulk spark plug wire so I could make my own set.  The $%#@head behind the counter asked: "Year and make of the car?"
Immediately, I "waxed nostalgic" ( ;D) about the way parts stores used to be, and decided I wasn't going to drop my IQ down to match his. I said that it didn't matter.  I just wanted wire on a roll.  He walked to the aisle where the wire kits were and let him do his thing looking for any box that said "Acme Bulk Spark Plug Wire" and he then asked how many cylinders.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(  I said WTF difference does it make????
It went down hill from there because I questioned him on what do they do in Puerto Rico to make their own spark plug wires...  :(

General BS and Laughs / The "WHY DID I WAIT" winner is....
« on: October 14, 2008, 09:21:00 AM »

General BS and Laughs / Junkyard dogs
« on: October 09, 2008, 11:08:24 AM »
Went to an old abandoned junkyard today to rape & pillage a New Yorker.
There was lotsa good stuff there.
Like a week old thanksgiving turkey....

An old IH

An old PU and a 49 Ford

A 30sumthin Plymouth


Tech- - Engine / I need to find some cam specs
« on: October 03, 2008, 12:18:20 PM »
Those 480 ft-lbs come in at 2800 RPM!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes!
Any ideas?Commando12008-10-03 19:14:45

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Whatizzit?
« on: October 01, 2008, 08:30:45 AM »
Stripping a '75 New Yorker today.
I was pulling some wiring out from under the dash.
I saw this section of wire with a humongous bulge in it.
I peeled the heatshrink of the bulge and found this.
Never saw one before.
Whatizzit and what duzzitdo?
Commando12008-10-01 13:32:54

General BS and Laughs / Picture of the Day - Anything goes.
« on: October 01, 2008, 02:08:12 AM »

That is all....
Commando12009-04-09 09:24:16

General BS and Laughs / Ahhhhhh Mobbbeeeeee
« on: September 29, 2008, 04:54:16 PM »
It's Not Rocket Science

General BS and Laughs / How to avoid eBay fees
« on: September 28, 2008, 10:49:06 AM »
Smart or a scumbag?  I make no judgement...
See for yourself...

Tech- - Engine / Visual differences
« on: September 26, 2008, 06:32:52 AM »
If you're looking at pictures of a big block motor in a car, what clues do you you look for to determine if it's a B or RB block? Commando12008-09-26 11:34:16

General Tech / Exhaust manifolds interchange.
« on: September 17, 2008, 06:06:03 AM »
Commando12008-09-22 21:26:21

Site Questions and Announcements / 9 - 11
« on: September 11, 2008, 02:24:28 AM »
The numbers 9-11 now have their own special meaning.

I am saddened by the short memory of too many.

"We shall never forget".
Commando12008-09-11 07:25:16

Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: August 28, 2008, 02:46:07 PM »
I have a chance to pick up a '73 440/727 out of a Winnebago.
It (supposedly) has 80k on it and was running when it was pulled.
I'm not too concerned about the abuse it got lugging around a Winnie because I want to rebuild the motor and tranny for "The Nyb".
I know there were minor differences from passenger car engines and trannies, but, I can't find any specifics.  I'd like to know what I'm getting into before I spend the money. I know the differences are no biggy.  I just want to know what they are.  Since it will be a rebuild, I'm not concerned about it being a low hp engine.
BTW, I think for 400 bucks, it's a good deal (as long as the motor spins).
Commando12010-06-26 12:05:34

General Mopar Discussions / 440 in a......
« on: August 28, 2008, 02:35:31 PM »

General Mopar Discussions / Dodge Big Horn & other trucks
« on: August 28, 2008, 04:28:13 AM »

No.  It's not a C-body.  It's a whole lot bigger.  I'm surprised at the number of Mopar guys that have never heard about this magnificent brute.

Dodge built only 261 of these trucks from 1973 - 1975.  Less than a hundres are left and it's one of the most desireable collectable trucks out there.
The part that I think makes this Class 8 truck so interesting is the cab.  Look at the cab.  Look familiar Yep.  I t really is the cab from the Dodge pickup used from 1956 - 1960.

I could go on and on about this totally cool truck but I won't bore you because there's always Google if you're interested.
Commando12008-08-31 07:38:42

Tech- - FUEL / Thermoquad - what to do
« on: August 08, 2008, 12:04:27 PM »
I have an extra Thermoquad sitting on the bench now as we speak (thanks, Lance).  Right now, The Nyb is averaging about 9 MPG and it's not exactly the smoothest running 440.
I haven't touched the engine since she came home to papa after sitting for ten years in a museum. The next phase for The Nyb is a complete and thorough A-Z tuneup.    I'm trying to figure out what to do about the Thermoquad as part of the tuneup.Commando12008-08-08 17:07:22

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