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MackTheFinger last won the day on October 16 2017

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About MackTheFinger

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    1947 Plymouth 4 door

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    Long time shadetree mechanic.


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  1. MackTheFinger

    Swapping drivetrain in my 1948 p15 coupe

    It already says "Stock to Custom". That seems to cover anything someone might do with a vehicle they own. At the end of the day they're just cars. 🙂
  2. MackTheFinger

    Swapping drivetrain in my 1948 p15 coupe

    I saw Falconvan's car in person a couple of years ago but I can't recall how much firewall setback it took. Hope he's doing okay.. Do you intend to run fuel injection or carburetor?? Good luck with your swap!! edit to add Here's his build thread. I hope..
  3. MackTheFinger

    Identify this motor cycle

    Yeah, he had the original tanks and speedo but otherwise it's what you see. He was asking $12k for it or $12k for that '06 something or other that's in the pic behind it. I almost offered him $12k for the pair but I didn't want to end up looking like a jack-o-lantern. Ditto on the barn dust. Dig this.. You Tennessee boys have a sense of humor I can relate to!! 😀 https://memphis.craigslist.org/cto/d/crittenden-barn-find/6806218489.html
  4. MackTheFinger

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    That is the best sounding exhaust ever!!!
  5. MackTheFinger

    Sleepless nights

    One time my pappy and a couple of other guys decided to use half a stick of dynamite and a bunch of fertilizer\diesel fuel to blow a big cypress stump out on the farm. The explosion blew pretty much all the rest of the dirt out but the stump was still there. Dad, being a practical guy; looked at the stump and said "That'll make it a lot easier to cut that stump out!"
  6. MackTheFinger

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    Seems to me that deferring to Mr. Asche and Mr. Kingsbury's experience is worth more than all the wool-gathering and head scratching the rest of us might do. It would be interesting to see actual fuel mixture data from each cylinder, though.
  7. MackTheFinger

    Identify this motor cycle

    They're out there but they're not affordable, at least not for me. About the most I've accomplished at the auctions is driving the prices up. Sucks being a poor boy. I ran across this one a while back. Guy was asking $12k but it was leaking oil so I really wasn't interested.. 🤣
  8. MackTheFinger

    Identify this motor cycle

    Harley did it to themselves. For years there were very few dealerships that had more than a couple of bikes on the floor. Now every one of them has 400 or more. Overproduction, easy credit, video games, internet and air conditioning keeping the younger generation in the house, all of it plays into it. Okay, not all the younger generation... Just most of them..😉 I'm going to a few auctions in the next month or so. I sure hope prices are going down!!
  9. MackTheFinger

    Engine builders

    In his first post Larry mentioned small block Chevy motors. In those the oil pump is driven by the distributor, different from the Mopar L-head. I'm sure that's what he was thinking about vis-a-vis oil pump timing.
  10. Sent a pic to your phone. Al
  11. MackTheFinger

    Identify this motor cycle

    You kiddin'? I wouldn't check the oil if I didn't intend to start it.. 😀 But I get it. I'm pretty good about checking oil in my motorcycles and lawnmowers. Back in the old days I checked the oil in whatever I was driving every day. I've never checked the oil in my Bruce Berry van. If it was using a quart every 500 miles it would be 10 quarts low when I take it in for service. Then again they don't check the oil before they change it, only after. The van's about 2.5 k from it's last oil change. I was gonna check it yesterday but that darn dipstick is way down in there so I just gave it a pass. Hang on a minute, I'll go out and check it.....It's now 17:12 on 2-13-19. Insert Jeapordy music here... 17:21 Had to give the horse a carrot while I was outside. As suspected, the van is still full of oil.. Not bad for a 200k mile 2014 Econoline, huh??
  12. MackTheFinger

    From a Generator to an Alternator.

    Unless the OP is wanting something that looks original this one would be easily adapted. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Tractor-or-Car-12-volt-60-amp-1-wire-alternator-Positive-Ground-GM-w-pulley/233121975109?hash=item3647270b45:g:ji0AAMXQbcRQ8N-i:rk:4:pf:1&frcectupt=true
  13. MackTheFinger

    New member

    Congrats, that's a really nice car!!
  14. MackTheFinger

    From a Jack to a King

    Another post made me remember "From a Jack to a King." As always, YouTube sucked me in. I'm not a big Robbie fan but I always liked this particular song. Great backup band, Tony Levin, Manu Katche, Daniel Lanois, Bill Dillon.. What can I say, I'm all kinds of a music nerd.. 😉

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