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    It IS still around

    I am currently on a road trip with a bunch of cars going from Illinois to Boston. Seeing numerous car collections along the way. Leisurely trip. Life is good. Anyway my ride is using more oil than I anticipated, and I failed to bring any of my GC along. On a chance I stopped at the nearest AZ...
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    Mighty small..

    And what do you drill with that?
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    how to size a ladder

    Great thread. I have a 40 foot wooden extension ladder, and I am no longer able to deal with the weight. I need to get to the gutters at 25 feet above ground. I am considering a fiberglass 28 foot ladder. This one is rated for 300 lbs. The next option seems to be 32 feet, but that one is all...
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    Tech Question: Coil Spring Tech

    The best way to consider a coil spring is to regard it as a torsion bar. Reduce the number of coils = makes the bar shorter = stiffer spring. Terry
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    GC 0W30, 3,103 miles, 1995 Caprice LT1

    Here is the latest analysis - the first on this car with GC. 6 oz of LC at start of OCI <blockquote>code:<hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;">1995 Chevrolet Caprice Analysis by Blackstone Labs GM LT-1 5.7L, Gen II, 350 CID V-8 Fuel Gasoline 87 octane, various brands...
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    Shell, 10W30, 2K miles, 2001 Camaro LS1

    <blockquote>code:<hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;">2001 Chevrolet Camaro Analysis by Blackstone Labs GM LS-1 5.7L, Gen III, 350 CID V-8 91,750 Miles SAMPLE DATE 09/22/04 Sample miles 2,000 Shell 10W/30 (gas) Fuel Gasoline 87 octane, various brands This Unit...
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    Used Oil sample from Chevrolet LS1 engine

    Has anyone been able to get a sample without draining the oil? The vacuum tool that draws from a plastic tube inserted in the dip stick tube will not go down into the sump on this engine. There is a warning in the instructions that it may not work on this engine. I tried to draw some oil from...
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    1995 Chevrolet LT-1 - three tests

    1995 Chevrolet Caprice Analysis by Blackstone Labs GM LT-1 5.7L, Gen II, 350 CID V-8 Fuel Gasoline 87 octane, various brands <blockquote>code:<hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;"> 142,468 Miles 136,986 Miles 133,938 Miles 3,323 interval 3,000 interval 7,267 interval...
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    LT1 with M1 10W30

    This is a Gen II LT1 in a 1995 Chevrolet Caprice. Recent intake manifold gasket change. K&N air filter. <blockquote>code:<hr /><pre style="font-size:x-small; font-family: monospace;"> 1995 Chevrolet Caprice Analysis by Blackstone Labs GM LT-1 5.7L, Gen II, 350 CID V-8 136,485 Miles SAMPLE...
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    Ball Bearing Grease

    In the old days we used to use "long fiber" grease on the ball bearings on the front wheels. I know some old car owners who still have this type of bearing on their cars. Suggestions for the best grease for this application, please.
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