BUILD THREAD 1987 Olds 442 Project Build

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Has the weather gotten any better up there yet? Or are you working on yours in a heated shop? ;)
As Fleming said, the weather has been better (just means I have to start cutting grass now (n))

Sweet! So, y'all MD'ers are gettin lotsa work done on the G bods then!
I'll stop mucking up Hutch's build thread now...
No mucking as far as I'm concerned. I actually enjoy the interaction (vs the ROP Flame Patrol :rolleyes:)

I've been on quite a few forums over the years and this one is the best by light years. It's a great combo of good mods and great people!

Hutch
 
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Funny how things work. The same day I comment on the "ROP Wheel Burn" I get a text from my welder. He sent a vid with my wheels on a rotational fixture. He got 0.012 runout on his fixture.

GM, Wheel Vintiques, and others all accept a max of 0.030 runout on aluminum wheels. I think I'm good :D:D

Hutch
 
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I see no reason to poke the bear.
OK....Fine. I posted the same findings on ROP. Guess I poked the bear a little .

Hutch
 
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My bet is they'll STILL have something to b*tch about.
 
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My bet is they'll STILL have something to b*tch about.
Probably right on that.

Maybe I'll just quote and post one word responses, like “wrong” and “irrelevant” and then wait for someone to burn the whole thread down :unsure:

Hutch
 
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On a related note, my Wheel Vintiques SS1s are pieces of **** in that department.
Yeah, I think someone mistook 0.030" runout tolerance for 3.000" runout.
 
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Probably right on that.

Maybe I'll just quote and post one word responses, like “wrong” and “irrelevant” and then wait for someone to burn the whole thread down :unsure:

Hutch
No balls. Do it! haha

Or you could start it off with "Apparently you have no experience fitting custom wheel centers..." The flame suits couldn't even keep up with what will happen next.
 
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Just got my TH400 Trans from my local shop "The Gear Box"

ATI Rev Man Valvebody, 34 Element Sprag, 4th friction added to Intermediate Clutch Pack, Thrust washers replaced with roller bearings
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:banana::banana::banana:

Now I have to add the speedo gears. (I never told the shop what I wanted, so I had them leave it out for me to do)

Hutch
 

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