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Jan 28, 2013 01:43 |  #1

Has anyone used Alien Bees 22" Grids? How are their grids, as far as built quality (aluminum or plastic) and functionality?

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Jan 28, 2013 02:40 |  #2

They're plastic.. they function fine. A bit on the delicate side, IMO.


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Jan 28, 2013 03:08 |  #3

BrandonSi wrote in post #15542510 (external link)
They're plastic.. they function fine. A bit on the delicate side, IMO.

Thanks Brandon.
I am just debating between buying the (inexpensive) AB grid or the (expensive) Speedotron one because I heard it is very well made. Hmm... decision, decision....


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Jan 28, 2013 14:09 |  #4

I have the AB grid on my Sppeodtron BD...works like a champ.


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Jan 28, 2013 14:24 |  #5

Harleypugs wrote in post #15544222 (external link)
I have the AB grid on my Sppeodtron BD...works like a champ.

+1 me too




  
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Jan 28, 2013 19:43 |  #6

Haha, I have the AB grid on my AB dish and I have to say that it protects the dish more than the dish protects it... It is the older 40 degree however.




  
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Jan 28, 2013 22:14 |  #7

I accidentally parked the front left wheel of a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible with a 427 cubic inch big block engine on mine for over a week before I noticed it. They were overlapping each other. Other than some very slight marks that you can see only in the right light at the right angle and some scuffing on the outer ring from scraping the concrete floor, they were unscathed. I've dropped them several times from above my head. So far, not even a crack.




  
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Jan 29, 2013 00:30 |  #8

bdillon wrote in post #15546304 (external link)
I accidentally parked the front left wheel of a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible with a 427 cubic inch big block engine on mine for over a week before I noticed it. They were overlapping each other. Other than some very slight marks that you can see only in the right light at the right angle and some scuffing on the outer ring from scraping the concrete floor, they were unscathed. I've dropped them several times from above my head. So far, not even a crack.

Is that the OHV 427 Ford or the SOHC 427 Ford?

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Jan 29, 2013 10:41 |  #9

Good question! Only true car guys know that little tidbit. I wish it was the cammer, but its OHV.




  
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Jan 29, 2013 14:15 |  #10

bdillon wrote in post #15547944 (external link)
Good question! Only true car guys know that little tidbit. I wish it was the cammer, but its OHV.

Most likely you have a 427 OHV "medium riser". That was NOT a stock engine in a 1967 Mustang.

It was mostly in larger full sized cars like the Galaxy.

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Jan 29, 2013 15:25 |  #11

The car came with a 289. I put the 427 in there myself. I have the 289 sitting on a pallet for resale value.
It was a crate motor. The 289 had no power, I was sick of getting beat by Hondas and the like, so I shoved as much horsepower as I could at it. That's how the grids ended up underneath it. They were sitting on a pile of stuff next to the car. The engine and exhaust vibrate my entire house so those grids either fell off the pile when I was pulling it, or when I was parking it.




  
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Jan 29, 2013 16:48 |  #12

bdillon wrote in post #15546304 (external link)
I accidentally parked the front left wheel of a 1967 Ford Mustang convertible with a 427 cubic inch big block engine on mine for over a week before I noticed it. They were overlapping each other. Other than some very slight marks that you can see only in the right light at the right angle and some scuffing on the outer ring from scraping the concrete floor, they were unscathed. I've dropped them several times from above my head. So far, not even a crack.

That is strong enough for me.
I just ordered the 30degree grid from AB along with some other stuff. Will see how it is in person and how it works soon.

Thanks, all.


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