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  1. Jackie, the LT5 in your Chevelle is a ambitious...

    Jackie, the LT5 in your Chevelle is a ambitious project, but one that deserves to be done. You may want to look into the aftermarket frames that give you some more room up there.

    On this...
  2. Yesterday's project on a pals supercharged Cobra...

    Yesterday's project on a pals supercharged Cobra Jet drag car:

    Out with the Roush engine:
    https://i.imgur.com/k7gbWyul.jpg

    In with the B.E.S. engine:...
  3. If you'd like to email me the pics, I can post...

    If you'd like to email me the pics, I can post them for you and you can comment on them. Send me a PM for my email.

    Good shootin'. :) -Al
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    Wayne, I used some thin walled aluminum tubing...

    Wayne, I used some thin walled aluminum tubing from a hobby shop. Hope all is well with you! :) -Al
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    Amen. :cool: There's an interesting...

    Amen. :cool:

    There's an interesting dichotomy among many competitive shooters (Benchrest with a capital B, as Jackie Schmidt says). On one hand, many stay very current on equipment and...
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    Still my favorite priming tool....there over a...

    Still my favorite priming tool....there over a dozen here and several in my range boxes. They will flip a primer if the primer push rod gets sloppy in the guide hole or the loading chute is too wide....
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    The more the pixels are compressed and then...

    The more the pixels are compressed and then reorganized, the more the detail suffers. Not that details are always important, as this pic I grabbed off my phone shows. :D
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    Using a third party hosting service works well. ...

    Using a third party hosting service works well.

    Imgur is about as easy as it gets, the pictures are high quality when posted and it's free.

    Steer clear of Photobucket. -Al
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    If the p.o.i. is correct after the elevation...

    If the p.o.i. is correct after the elevation test, you can go on to the power change testing. Leaving the elevation alone, see if changing power causes a p.o.i. change. If so, there's a lens...
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    Try loading the erector and see if that helps....

    Try loading the erector and see if that helps. For example, if you need to go up 6 clicks, go up 10 and back down 4.

    Don't change power when doing this, if only obviously.....;) -Al
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    Oh, yeah. It's amazing how forgiving a good...

    Oh, yeah. It's amazing how forgiving a good combination is. ;) -Al

    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein
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    In my experience, nothing good ever came from...

    In my experience, nothing good ever came from soft butt pads on a real BR gun. Most butt stocks are way too long and don't let the shooter get behind the gun as they should. Follow-thru suffers as a...
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    I've used flip-flop pads. Sounds like the butt is...

    I've used flip-flop pads. Sounds like the butt is still too long. -Al
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    PacNor barrels suffers fire

    Sad news. PacNor makes some very, very good barrels. Their .30's were especially good. Hope they can rebuild. -Al
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  15. Apart and making plans for the new season....

    Apart and making plans for the new season. Disassembly showed it was starting to hurt several lobes on the cam. This is an area we always keep an eye on as the square nose cam lobe profile, combined...
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    When ordering a stock from McMillan or Kelbly's,...

    When ordering a stock from McMillan or Kelbly's, I specify a .250 diameter pilot hole for the action screws and do my own pillars. I don't ever want to wonder if the pillars are in there solidly. I...
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    The H-S stocks are pretty decent, though heavy....

    The H-S stocks are pretty decent, though heavy. The stock material is often not aligned correctly around the bedding block which can result in alignment issues with the barreled action. Once that's...
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    A slight divergence to bedding compound removal:...

    A slight divergence to bedding compound removal:

    The blue 3M painters tape and green Frog Tape both do a nice job for masking. They are a bit porous and some of the compound can wick through...
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    Mineral spirits or campfire fuel, here. -Al

    Mineral spirits or campfire fuel, here. -Al
  20. Well....it had some peaks but also some pits. ...

    Well....it had some peaks but also some pits.

    I squandered three opportunities to get deeper into the late rounds: in the quarter finals at Rock Falls, the quarter finals at Thunder Valley...
  21. Finished up the season with a semi final round...

    Finished up the season with a semi final round showing at the NHRA Division 5 National Open in Kearney, Nebraska last weekend.

    Off season work begins right away. :) -Al
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  22. What a great pic! :cool: -Al

    What a great pic! :cool: -Al
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    Brandy, she's a fine girl... ...

    Brandy, she's a fine girl...

    Sorry...couldn't help myself. :o -Al
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    Tell me that wasn't you I saw the other night?...

    Tell me that wasn't you I saw the other night? :eek: ;) -Al

    https://i.imgur.com/JTQz7seh.jpg?1
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    Hi Greg. Agreed on the rimfires. Springer...

    Hi Greg. Agreed on the rimfires.

    Springer air rifles can be real scope killers due to the 'reverse recoil'. The 3-9 A.O. scope on my good springer match rifle weighs 24 oz. It has a muzzle...
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