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by fransvd
Fri 15 Mar 2013, 19:24
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: How to buy a Chevy 350
Replies: 16
Views: 909

Re: How to buy a Chevy 350

Hi Waterhond, I sat with that same dilema a while ago. The 383 in my boat towing vehicle "blew up" and I was forced to replace. I was concerned about the human error factor, as I could not do the build myself- and at that stage I did not know of knowledgeble guys such as Mark, that could build a per...
by fransvd
Sun 30 Dec 2012, 14:49
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU ?
Replies: 17
Views: 1736

Re: WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU ?

Dear Heavy D. I was one of the writers- and I am never shy to apologise, if I have made a mistake. Your opening post however, stated clearly that you had "found" this treasure- implying that you were with or at it- and coupled to the spammers on the forum, you can appreciate that we thought that thi...
by fransvd
Fri 28 Dec 2012, 16:50
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: Need some help from Mustang owners !!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1189

Re: Need some help from Mustang owners !!!

If I were heavy D, I would hang my head in shame ! He / She has tried to "impress" the other forum members- and never considered that there are knowledgeable people on here, who have access to the internet- and specifically researches cars. People like this are plentifull- and they are always the gu...
by fransvd
Sat 22 Dec 2012, 14:43
Forum: General/Lounge
Topic: What are you doing for the end of the word?
Replies: 11
Views: 996

Re: What are you doing for the end of the word?

Hi All,
Is today the first day after the end of the world- or the first day of the new world?
Whatever it is, I am still as financially challenged (no, lets rather call it financially embarassed) after my R30k engine replacement, as I was yesterday? :lol:
Regards,
Frans.
by fransvd
Thu 20 Dec 2012, 17:16
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Balancing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: Engine Balancing.

Hi Mark, Andre and Alvin, Thanks for the heads up on the balancing issue. I've just returned from RS now, where I went to buy a further new intake manifold gasket, some grey sealer and a bottle of benzine from Checkers. I will now proceed to clean off all the excess sealant and "spillages" everywher...
by fransvd
Wed 19 Dec 2012, 16:41
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Balancing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: Engine Balancing.

Hi All, I am glad to be able to report, that my balancing problem has been sorted in full. I happened to be refered to the guys at Performance Balancers here in Krugersdorp and Andre and Francois found the fault in seconds. My old 383 stroker damper with a counterweight was used (and shouldn't have ...
by fransvd
Mon 17 Dec 2012, 23:22
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Balancing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: Engine Balancing.

Hi Mark, Thanks for the reply. I'll buzz you tomorrow, if that's O.K? I would have already- but I had to rush down to the Cape to attend to some family business- but I also did this, under the proviso that I had to be back home with earth's end. I've been living in my same house now for the past 21 ...
by fransvd
Mon 17 Dec 2012, 11:15
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Balancing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: Engine Balancing.

Hi Mustang,
Thanks for your input. It really does make a lot of sense- and I also got a similar reply from Warren on PM, confirming what you said.
I now at least know where to start- and I will see if I can still have this matter resolved before year-end.
Kind regards,
Frans.
by fransvd
Mon 17 Dec 2012, 00:32
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Balancing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Re: Engine Balancing.

Hi Neresh, Thanks for the advice. With the engine being a brand new unit, certified to be "internally balanced" in the GM factory, don't you think the step of stripping the engine can / should be skipped? I suspect the clutch and flywheel set-up, or else the rotating assembly should be returned for ...
by fransvd
Sun 16 Dec 2012, 22:01
Forum: Technical
Topic: Engine Balancing.
Replies: 13
Views: 1504

Engine Balancing.

Hi Guys, I hope someone can assist with some advice ? In September of this year, I blew up the 383 stroker Chevy that I had in my Patrol 4X4 towing vehicle, possibly due to poor workmanship or abuse, prior to me owning the vehicle. After extensive "exploration of the options available to me" and bef...