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  1. My work one is a Fluke. I think my personal one is a Sunray? I dunno had for 20+ years now and I'm not digging it out right now, lol. IR guns can be inaccurate as to a specific value but can be useful for comparisons of similar metals. Used to do IR inspections of the substation at the cement plant I worked at. Still do them today on electrical connections for work. If you really want to know the details, lol. https://reliabilityweb.com/articles/entry/a-practical-guide-to-emissivity-in-infrared-inspections
  2. I am running one of those for my bluetooth amp. Seems if the voltage gets too high, much above an actual 12v, it will shut down to protect itself. Poor design for that application. Anyway, it works fine but it's not going to give you more voltage than you put into it. So while you can feed it 6v you aren't going to get 12v out of it, at least not mine.
  3. Thanks for the update. I know gluing cars together is common with some (most?) OEM's these days. Wonder why it failed? Surface prep maybe? Old glue? I was at NAPA the other day looking for weatherstrip glue, this was when I redid my cowl vent seal. Most of the stuff on the hook was expired. I got one that wasn't, it was the one in the front too. I guess no one rotates the stock. Same deal at the grocery store, GF likes almond milk and the only one I could find there, well each one was expired, some months expired. Never count on someone else to look out for you is my philosophy.
  4. I vented earlier today, but that was at the grocery store, lol. As I age I am more and more fond of checklists. Must be the military coming back to haunt me. When I run across something like this I add it to the list. One day it might help me. Thanks for the heads up.
  5. Not sure this thread isn't too confusing to sort out, lol .
  6. I picked up a Thickstun dual 1bbl intake and am going with dual throttle body fuel injection on it. http://www.yourolddad.com/efi-mechanical
  7. And some of the worst offenders have moved on. While I am not a fan of Ford engines in general I am of the camp that it is your car, do with it as you please and if the occasion every arises that I feel so offended by your plans for your car I'll make you an offer that will entice you to sell to me me so I can "save it". Never happened and never will though.
  8. Part of the twice yearly tuneup. Where I grew up you'd do a tune up in the fall to set things up for the coming winter and a tune up in the spring to set things up for the summer. Checking dwell was part of it. Where I live now, in addition to not having to shovel snow, I only have to do a yearly tuneup.
  9. Since that threaded plug is 1 1/4 UNEF it might be cheaper to go jfish/Sam's route than trying to find and buy that die ($151 from MSC), lol. If I had a lathe and I knew how to cut threads on it then maybe I'd go that route, it does seem more elegant. Now if someone tooled up to run a batch of those blocks I'd buy one.
  10. Genius, only thing I would add is wear a dust mask. Fine dust, of any sort, in your lungs is a bad thing, if it's an NOS band it probably has asbestos in it too, a worse thing. Oh, and do it outside, on a really windy day, you don't want that dust in the shop, lol.
  11. I don't think that would work. The inverter would be taking 6v positive ground and turning it into 12v negative ground. The GM module, or even the Mopar setup if you went with that, is going to want to see 12v negative ground. Since the ignition system will be using the same ground path as the 6v system I suspect that they will not play together well. Now if you had a 12v system isolated from the 6v system (such as a stand alone battery) then I think it would work. But I suspect that the inverter would not like you connecting it's 12v negative ground out put to it's 6v positive ground feed. Caveats here, I haven't tried it, not 100 sure it wouldn't work, but strongly suspect it won't. If you try it make sure you put a fuse on bot legs of the 12v circuit to prevent smoking your inverter.
  12. Dwell measures the amount of time a coil is charging up, it is applicable to points or electronic ignition. Low dwell means that the spark will be weak. Petronix has what they call adaptive dwell control, they give no numbers though. https://pertronixbrands.com/blogs/product-higlights/understanding-ignition-dwell
  13. We used to reline the brake shoes on the overhead crane used to dump material into the conveyors at the cement plant I worked at. So I was thinking DIY not sending it out to be done. Yes, I would expect a good brake reliner to know his job. But seems to me someone, some where, doesn't if that's what people are getting when they buy new ones.
  14. Looking around, I see 1/8" (.125) and 3/16" (.1875) linings, so too small or too big is the option, unless you shim like Keith mentioned.
  15. Other than the light bulb there is no electrical component to the temperature gauge.
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