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  1. I have used heaps of Chinese HEI dists from Road...

    I have used heaps of Chinese HEI dists from Road Star & never had a problem. Well made, internal parts are plated [ are you listening, MSD? ] against corrosion & lubricated.
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    And that is what is great about being hobbyists....

    And that is what is great about being hobbyists.

    We maintain & check our toys before trouble strikes....
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    I run 0.060" on engines that are 10:1 or less. I...

    I run 0.060" on engines that are 10:1 or less. I tried 1/8" [ yes, 1/8"! ] just to see what would happen. Ran fine, same as with 060 gap. Remember when the maker specs a certain gap, they factor in...
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    Smitty, The original factory plug gap on the...

    Smitty,

    The original factory plug gap on the HEI ign, US cars, was 0.060" [ 1.5mm ]. Some were 0.080"!

    The gap was later reduced. Not because it was too 'big', as some would have you believe....
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    There is a benefit with Plat & Irid plugs that...

    There is a benefit with Plat & Irid plugs that some are unaware of. The thinner electrode requires less firing voltage than conventional plugs. This means the plug could still fire if the ign system...
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    You definitely do NOT want threads in the...

    You definitely do NOT want threads in the chamber. They will carbon up & be difficult/impossible to remove. Most alloy heads that I have seen use a washered plug [ as opposed to tapered ] seat & have...
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    This is note a joke, it really happened. Would...

    This is note a joke, it really happened. Would have been the mid to late 70s. In the For Sale section of the Syd Daily Telegraph: 'Coffin, slightly used...'
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    In post #19, I had a memory blank & couldn't...

    In post #19, I had a memory blank & couldn't think of the correct description to describe the oil pump. Memory came good: it is a positive displacement pump. Water pump is not.
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    Swampy, I am talking about the coolant system,...

    Swampy,
    I am talking about the coolant system, & if you are too, then you are not understanding how the system works. No, the block/engine warms faster [ not slower ] with an operating bypass...
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    The factory bypass has three functions: - engine...

    The factory bypass has three functions:
    - engine warms up quicker because a small amount [ from bypass ] of heated coolant is fed to the pump inlet.
    - quicker warmup gets the engine to operating...
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    Next time..... Before starting, remove air...

    Next time.....
    Before starting, remove air cleaner. Using a torch, while looking into the primary throttle barrels, actuate the throttle. You should a fuel stream from the acc pump. No stream, means...
  12. Are Crane cams still available? Crane was bought...

    Are Crane cams still available? Crane was bought by Comp.
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    What worries me with wax: - it does not flow...

    What worries me with wax:
    - it does not flow like a liquid so no guarantee that all the metal, crevices get covered
    - can it trap water
    - does it eventually crack & let water in
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    Engine oil dries out/evaporates.

    Engine oil dries out/evaporates.
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    That is not my experience with FO. I fish oiled a...

    That is not my experience with FO. I fish oiled a piece of steel & hung it an open doorway in my garage, where it was subjected to the elements.....& left it for 40 yrs. It was rusty to start with...
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    I still think fish oil is hard to beat...except...

    I still think fish oil is hard to beat...except for the smell. Try & use it on a hot day so that it thins out & flows into every cavity.
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    Did the WB have the option of rear drums? If it...

    Did the WB have the option of rear drums? If it did, it will probably have a Residual Line Pressure valve in the outlet port, where the brake line screws in. RLPV is only used with drum brakes, not...
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    If that means you will be using an Optima, best...

    If that means you will be using an Optima, best of luck to ya!!!
    My Optima red failed going a steep hill; engine died, no brakes or steering. Had to take the bastards to court to get a refund.
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    Might get more replies in the restoration section.

    Might get more replies in the restoration section.
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    Alum or iron heads? Alum heads that get cooked...

    Alum or iron heads? Alum heads that get cooked can lose their heat treat & go soft.
    Even if factory CI, they could have warped from the heat.
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