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  1. I added some links to my earlier post above. Just examples not mine.
  2. High vacuum at idle restricts the flow. Lower vacuum (lower varies by valve application) opens the passage. So, on the road, under load, is when the PCV circuit is most effective. Even with single digit vacuum levels, a lot of air will flow, again dependent on the valve you choose.
  3. The vacuum spec is listed in most PCV makers catalogs, some are noted in the packaging. When I get to that point, I'll check my vacuum at cruise and select appropriately
  4. Nope, normal. Used to see that on almost every engine torn down in the 60s/70s.
  5. Look on ebay, all the parts are available. Probably less that 300 bucks total.
  6. I have one like this:Others also, but this is my favorite for flatheads.
  7. 73? Still lots of lead in gas back then, just phasing out.. Probably the source of the whitish deposits.
  8. The electric steering boost system used on GM cars starting early /mid 2000s looks like a neat add . It installs between the wheel and steering box. Controllers are available to replace the normal computer inputs and allow you to adjust the effort needed to turn. more info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2013-2016-Buick-Encore-15-16-Chevy-Trax-Steering-Column-Electric-Power-Assy-OEM/293088732889?epid=12016744153&hash=item443d7326d9:g:wAYAAOSwGoZc2uaF:sc:USPSPriority!74017!US!-1 more info: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Saturn-Vue-Chevy-Equinox-Electric-power-steering-electronic-controller-box-EPAS/142461763061?hash=item212b61fdf5:g:DRQAAOSwr7tZfvQP
  9. a little more info is needed! There are two ends/contacts to the probe. Where are both of them touching when it lights?
  10. If it only does it when running, it may not be heat related. Actually, most heat caused issues get worse when the gas is no longer moving. I'd check the line from the tank to the pump for air leaks. It is possible that a small leak can be sending air from the pump upward, causing bubbles in the gas.
  11. I had the same thought when viewing that pic. There are no vehicles near me with just a jack under them, not even for a minute. The urge to 'do just a little bit' may cause one to do something very dangerous. My neighbor's 17yo son was killed years ago working under a '57 chevy, WITH jack stands. Rear wheels on the ground, standard shift, in gear , front on stands, battery connected. Removing starter when the wrench shorted the battery terminal to the s terminal on the solenoid. EVERYONE..... BE ..... CAREFUL
  12. Bending steel line can be difficult. Try using NiCop and the need for a better tool will be much less. It even bends well by hand. Use most anything round in the size you need as a form to shape it.
  13. Ideally a line through the kingpin center to the ground would intersect a line through the tire vertical center. So the tire doesn't 'roll' as it turns, just pivots on that imaginary spot. Choose a wheel offset that allows that, or as close as possible given your parts combination. google scrub radius for more info. Too much offset can cause tire wear and an annoying tendency to move the steering wheel back and forth when hitting small bumps, especially on the edge of the tire..
  14. I wouldn't stop drill that, no matter your final fix choice. stop drilling is intended to stop crack growth due to vibration or movement resulting in metal fatigue. Neither of those are present in that location as it is presumably a freeze crack. One time pressure fracture not a 'shake and break' situation like a fender or frame. Your almost there with the cleaning and dremel work. I'd use some of the the little fiber reinforced disks to cut a narrow channel, maybe 1/8" down or a little less. Then angle the disk both ways to widen the bottom. a little epoxy and you're done. The additives will certainly stop it, but I worry about heater cores. And, it may open up again at the most inconvenient time, especially if you drain and flush as a maintenance item.
  15. Good point. In areas like bolted or riveted crossmember to rail connections, there will be a little movement. tiny, but movement, as the vehicle crosses uneven roads, especially at an angle to the direction of travel. Hard, brittle coatings don't tolerate that well and crack at the joint. John Deere has some issues a few years ago with that. High dollar mowers/garden tractors with powder coat coming off in sheets.
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