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    Sending Unit. 5/16” or 3/8”, ‘‘tis the question...”

    Paul, I am going to use nicopp 3/8 tubing since I don’t have the body off the frame. Been really happy with the flares I’m getting and how easy it is to finesse into the tighter bends as far as brake lines go. I’m afraid that trying to snake prebent fuel and brake tubing from the through the...
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    Sending Unit. 5/16” or 3/8”, ‘‘tis the question...”

    Gang, Getting ready to purchase a sending unit for my ‘61. It has a 283, stock build, with an Edelbrock AVS2 500cfm carb. I know the 5/16” sending unit and fuel line was stock for 235 and 283 engines, but is there any advantage for me to bump up to a 3/8” unit and lines? (I’m also replacing the...
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    and a darn bell housing. I swear I will get up there!!!! ;)
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Getting the logistics of the air ride components in place. Was going to leave the upper trunk deck alone and mount the spare and jack in the factory location, but having the entire lower floor uncluttered is much more appealing. If the spare fits in well, then it will go there. Trying to keep...
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Rear axle complete. New pinion seal, bearings/seals, orings, and gaskets. Completely cleaned inside and out. Decided while I have it apart and accessible, I might as well throw a disc brake kit on. This one was from Inline Tube. There was minimal grinding of the axle flange and disc rotor, but...
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    10 Bolt Pinion Sealing Question

    No biggie! I looked all over, but everyone seems to be going away from a sealant coating. I will look into the Halomar, but I just finished up installing with Permatex #2 on the outer race and splines, and sealing the nut itself with Teflon paste. I may have overkilled it, but I don’t want to...
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    10 Bolt Pinion Sealing Question

    Neither SKF pn# 17727 or CR pn# 6818 have bore tite sealant factory applied to the outer bore. The seal I bought is a Timken pn# 6818 and it too has no outer factory sealant applied. I agree, it would have helped, but none of the pinion seals in this size are coated.
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    10 Bolt Pinion Sealing Question

    Yep, got everything match marked as required to return the bearing back to its original preload.
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    10 Bolt Pinion Sealing Question

    Yep, I heard about gear lube wicking past the splines as well. I’ll put liquid Teflon or permatex there too.
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    10 Bolt Pinion Sealing Question

    Getting ready to install a new pinion seal in my original 10 bolt 3rd member housing. Question: can I lightly coat the outer metal flange of the seal with rtv for a better/positive seal? The pinion itself is in good condition with no grooves in the wear area so that’s a positive!
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Naw, I’m good with a 3 speed.
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Yes, and those coated lines too. Doing them with the old fashioned manual type glaring tools is virtually impossible. That’s why I’d like to give the Mastercool kit a try.
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Loryfashion.com? The address is in China, so I don’t think I’m sending my credit card number there....
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Happen to have a manufacturer’s name or link? We are talking hydraulic, correct? I’m all for saving a bit of money. Btw, I’ll be flaring stainless steel tube. The Mastercool brand was the only one I could find that specifically said it could be used for stainless.
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    1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan - Let's Get Started...

    Little progress. Frame done. All new front end rebuilt with polyurethane bushings. Everything new, blasted and either painted or powdercoated. Air bags in and plumbed. 2” drop spindles and disc brakes on. Next comes wiring, heater box, steering linkages, and brake lines. Speaking of brake lines...
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    ***sold***1961 Left Fender off to a good home

    Very reasonably priced! I've seen '61 fenders go for more in terrible condition. Note, this one even has the headlight filler/bucket too. Another 150 just for that. Good luck with sale, that's a nice piece!
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    1961 Impala Stock Sway Bar Question

    Well for those of you who are still running the 11/16” stock front anti-sway bar, you’ll need to order the 1960-1962 Corvette rear stabilizer bar bushing. It seems the bracket used on Impala is the same that’s used on the aforementioned year Vettes. Live and learn....
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    1961 Impala Stock Sway Bar Question

    Gang, Reassembling my frontend and came to a question. I purchased the year specific sway bar bushing (I thought) from Ecklers. However when I got them in, they just don’t look right. The bushings look to narrow and tall for the stock bracket. Can anyone shed some light on what I might be...
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    Saginaw 3 Speed Question

    Now I’m reassessing my thinking rebuilding the original Saginaw. I suppose time will tell whether I break it!
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    Saginaw 3 Speed Question

    Gang, Sorry about yet another transmission question, but this is no where near my area of knowledge. Getting my 3 speed Saginaw from my 6 cylinder rebuilt at the present. Once rebuilt with all new seals and bearings, it will go behind a mild 283. Estimated 250-275hp. Got to looking at my shop...
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