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Mike Stearns

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About Mike Stearns

  • Birthday 12/11/1964

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    Clarks Hill, IN
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    Fire trucks,classic cars,woodworking

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  1. I’m looking into it after a friend’s friend said that he would do it. He’s a carb expert. Mike
  2. I’m in need of a Holley 885ffg carb for my rd450. The fitting for fuel inlet is stripped out. So I need an other main body. Does anyone have one that they are willing to part with? Mike
  3. I would pull the pan to clean out the slug out first. Then do a pre lube. Then try to start. Mike
  4. The original engine was a 592 cubic inch flat head I6 with dual ignition Continental It did run, but only on 5 cylinders and won’t hold any water. It has more cracks than I thought was possible. I was quoted in the 10-15K to overhaul it in 2019. It would be double that today. Mike
  5. Here’s mine. It’s a 1928 Boyer and is now IH powered. Mike
  6. Does anyone know what the cca for a 50’s r200 with a rd450? Mike
  7. You keep that up, your going to have to add a roll cage. Mike
  8. I know what you mean about dead lines. Mine is October and I still have lots to do. Mike
  9. That’s going to be a bit loud! I’m going to buy stock in ear plugs. Mike
  10. That’s why they came with a air shut off valve
  11. The worst part is finding one and the price. I use to pick up one anytime we needed one, but now they are a week out. The price has been going up 8-10% every couple of months
  12. The problem you are having is common in my neck of the woods. It’s caused by an iron bacteria that’s in the water. The bacteria thrives in the water heater. The cold isn’t affected. The other problem is there’s not enough hot water being used to keep it flushed out. The only way to get rid of it is to bleach the system. You will need to drain a quart of water out of the heater and add quart bleach. You can either remove the anode rod or the cold water line. Let stand for 2 hours. At that time, start at the closest hot tap until you get the bleach smell and shut off and go to the next one and so on. Wait another 2 hours and start flushing at the first tap until bleach smell is gone and so on. This kills the bacteria in the heater as well as the piping. If you change the water heater, most heaters don’t last that long, you’ll still need to bleach the system. Just add bleach to heater and fill. If the house is on a well, You may also want to contact a well company and have the well treated as well. I’ve even seen this problem on city water. Mike
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