Recent content by the nitro man

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    frame notch questions

    i got another 85 ss & i want to do a frame notch. if i just cut the frame over to the factory rear wheel wells, how wide can i go? i want to run a 10"x15" wheel & i'm thinking of a 295/60 for a tire. can anyone tell me what they have done & what their wheel & tire combo is? pictures would be a...
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    frame notch questions

    i've been gone for a while, i sold my 406 car, my wifes monte that i was going to build to replace the 406 car got stolen, so i had to buy another one. i bought another 85 ss & i built a new 383 stroker & a th400 for it & now i'm thinking of a frame notch & maybe a mini tub. i want to run a 15"...
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    foxbody 8.8 rear end swap questions.

    it's been a while sense i've been on here. i sold my 406 car & the wife's ss got stolen. i bought another 85 ss & i'm building a nice 383 sbc & 400 turbo & i need a rear end. i'm thinking of going with an explorer rear & doing the two short side axles, but then there is the fox body that will...
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    gm steel crank or scat 9000?

    the thing i keep reading about the gm 1182 crank is they don't have much of a fillet radius & are bad to crack & break. then there are the other people saying they turned the 8500 rpm for the past 200 years & never had a problem. lol
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    gm steel crank or scat 9000?

    i found a forged steel 350 sbc crank that is std/std for $125.00. would this be a better crank than a scat 9000 series crank, or would the scat be better? rpm should be no more than 6,500 & i'm using probe pistons & scat 5.7 i beam rods.
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    th400 long shaft in a g body

    i'll measure it to be sure. i don't think it it quite that long, but i will check.
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    th400 long shaft in a g body

    it has the big 400 output shaft. it's a 400
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    th400 long shaft in a g body

    i bought a th400 for $100 bucks, problem is it has a long tail shaft. will this hurt anything? would it be worth it to turn it into a short shaft? i can do it myself, all i need is the parts. is there any real need though?
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    85 monte carlo ss rear end suggestions

    i have an 85 ss monte carlo & i'm building around a 400 horse 357. the car has a 7.5 3.73 gear, open carrier rear end in it from the factory. would one of those powertrax lockers be ok for it & it live, or should i get one for a 4.625 (7 5/8" if it will even fit in the 7.5 carrier) & get a set...
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    my brake suck, i really need help

    that is a good idea.
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    my brake suck, i really need help

    it has power breaks, i've changed boosters, & checked the vacuum line. it's all good. i think break dust might be getting caught up in the drum. the front breaks are nothing to brag about, i think i'll change calipers when i get the extra money, or just rebuild the stock ones. ever done that?
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    my brake suck, i really need help

    no not real humid. i changed shoes again today & everything looks good. i left the rear adjusted pretty loose. i guess i'll try it for a day or two & if it still does it i think i'll start on the front next with new rubber lines & rebuild the calipers. that's all that's left.
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    my brake suck, i really need help

    well here it is a few years later & the car is still locking up on the rear brakes. i've changed, the master cylinder, brake booster, proportioning valve, rear shoes, & rear rubber line. could it be the front brakes not working worth a damn causing this?
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    speedometer question

    i put a new cable in it today & it fixed it. i looked at the cable again & it was perfect. it must have been in the housing, but there wasn't any marks or even scratches on it. it's fixed thats all i care about. $10 bucks wasn't to bad on the wallet neither.
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    speedometer question

    the cable looked good. it wasn't bent or didn't have any broken strands.