Car Forums  

Go Back   Car Forums > Search Forums
FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Showing results 1 to 19 of 19
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: philo
Forum: Classic Cars 02-07-2008, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,129
Posted By philo
If you care for the car and want it to stay nice,...

If you care for the car and want it to stay nice, you will have to park it in the winter - as I do. The old metal on these cars are not galvanized, and will rust from the salt. I park mine the...
Forum: Classic Cars 08-03-2006, 03:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,994
Posted By philo
Yeah, I think only the (high end) Roadmaster...

Yeah, I think only the (high end) Roadmaster model had four portholes.
Forum: General Chat 06-14-2006, 02:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,144
Posted By philo
You are probably limiting yourself to a 2WD truck...

You are probably limiting yourself to a 2WD truck by the price you are willing to pay. The first thing to do: Make a list of what you want out of your truck. Things like:

What are you going to do...
Forum: General Chat 05-14-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,186
Posted By philo
I remember $.32/gal. I started buying more...

I remember $.32/gal. I started buying more efficient (but US) cars at $.41/gal.

But I'd rather pay $2.50/gal. than live in "V".


What about bottled water? Most of it costs more than gasoline.
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2006, 04:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,262
Posted By philo
In NY you get the ticket when you are stopped...

In NY you get the ticket when you are stopped just like V-Tec mentioned about IL. But surely the police would have given you a piece of paper to indicate you were stopped. If so, there should be a...
Forum: General Chat 04-08-2006, 02:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By philo
Thanks, I plan on sticking around, and continuing...

Thanks, I plan on sticking around, and continuing to do more reading than posting. And I'll be remembering that a closed mouth gathers no feet.
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2006, 09:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By philo
Thanks for the 'trip'. :oops: After some...

Thanks for the 'trip'. :oops: After some research, found (as you already know) that bore spacing and displacement are about the only like specs. That's what I get for listening to others (back...
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2006, 03:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By philo
Hey, it's late. Can't see everything :) (and...

Hey, it's late. Can't see everything :) (and didn't look either!)...

It was the same block, but of course it had a cam belt system and a few other changes.
Forum: General Chat 04-07-2006, 02:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,517
Posted By philo
Assuming you are looking at the GM 250/6, take a...

Assuming you are looking at the GM 250/6, take a look at the Pontiac version, from 66-69. It was the base 230 engine with an add-on OHC and 10.5/1 compression (1969), and 230 HP. I think it was a...
Forum: Off Topic 02-23-2006, 07:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,152
Posted By philo
Absolutely nothing. I have used them for 20...

Absolutely nothing. I have used them for 20 years. Have only had one failure, and I had plenty of notice it was going bad. I just mirror-copied it to a new drive (with the utility WD supplies...
Forum: Classic Cars 02-22-2006, 11:04 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,258
Posted By philo
First car I ever drove: My dad's '53 Pontiac, in...

First car I ever drove: My dad's '53 Pontiac, in our driveway at our farm.
The car I learned to drive on: My mother's '49 and '51 Chevys.
The first car I titled in my name: '55 Pontiac StarChief. ...
Forum: General Chat 02-04-2006, 05:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,401
Posted By philo
I agree with you. Testing should be based on...

I agree with you. Testing should be based on medical conditions and driving record. I would agree that some seniors should be checked more often, but I am one of them and have not had a ticket or...
Forum: Classic Cars 01-11-2006, 11:27 PM
Replies: 8
Tdc
Views: 1,245
Posted By philo
If the belt to the generator is tight, and you...

If the belt to the generator is tight, and you can get two hands on the belt, you should be able to turn it with your hands. Can't remember if there is enough room to get two hands on the belt, but...
Forum: General Chat 01-09-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,885
Posted By philo
(Upstate) NY is fairly lax on 'gentle' speeders. ...

(Upstate) NY is fairly lax on 'gentle' speeders. Up to ten over is generally overlooked out on the highways as long as there is not heavy traffic and you are not zipping between lanes. Police can...
Forum: General Chat 01-05-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,632
Posted By philo
I can't see how a flat engine would wear cylinder...

I can't see how a flat engine would wear cylinder walls less than a V or I engine. The reason there is side force is because the connecting rod is offset from the centerline of the piston and...
Forum: General Chat 01-05-2006, 07:55 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,632
Posted By philo
I6's are very smooth running. I have an I5 in my...

I6's are very smooth running. I have an I5 in my Colorado pickup, and it is also smooth, but that is because it has a balance shaft to make up for the 'missing' cylinder. It also has DOHC's and...
Forum: General Chat 01-05-2006, 07:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,597
Posted By philo
I have had four MC's, the first a 125cc Honda...

I have had four MC's, the first a 125cc Honda Bently (1961), the second a 750cc BSA, the third a Honda 350SL, and the last a Honda 750/4. I still have the Honda 350SL, but have not ridden it in 14...
Forum: General Chat 01-04-2006, 11:59 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,988
Posted By philo
Note - this came from my PC - No ads :) :)

Note - this came from my PC - No ads :) :)
Forum: Classic Cars 01-04-2006, 01:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,258
Posted By philo
1. '49 Chevy two door notchback. Stick. ...

1. '49 Chevy two door notchback. Stick. Mother's car.
2. '55 Pontiac Star Chief Bought it from a neighbor.
Showing results 1 to 19 of 19

 
Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin Version 3.5.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2002 - 2011 Car Forums. All rights reserved.