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Stitcherbob

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What's the best way to pull an engine?
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2009, 07:47:25 AM »



Mistaken? No there's o-rings on both....here's the shop manual page I have (this is 1966)





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Jason Goldsack

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« Reply #31 on: March 22, 2009, 08:34:08 AM »

I have 3.91 in my Big Block Aspen.. it gets old REALLY quick... 3500 at 65mph... versus the 2500 at 65mph with the 2.76 in my C and a Big Block....

The noise alone will drive you nuts...


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« Reply #32 on: March 22, 2009, 03:41:02 PM »

Great Advice Stitch. Also thanks for the thoughts re 3.91 gears. It was just a brief indulgent thought. I had a 1970 Chevelle SS454 LS6/M22 back when they were within reach of mortal folks (early 80's). It had 4.56 gears and was OH-MY-GOD scary quick. Fun wore off after about 2 months and I sold it.

On a different topic, while cleaning my basement today, I found photocopies of 3 musclecars I owned back then (did I mention I'm obsessive?). Anyway, there was one for my first 1970 Chevelle SS454 LS6/M22 (this one had 3.73 gears), one for a 1969 Chevelle SS396 L35/M21 and one for my second 1968 Road Runner! Here are the details as written on the Dealer Invoice:

Make: Plymouth
Year: 1968
Model: road Runner
Body Style: 2-dr. htp.
Serial No.: RM23-H8A-219XXX
Optional Equipment And Accessories:
Light Pkg.
Sure Grip Differential
Head Restraints L-R
Sill Mouldings
Radio w/Rear Speaker
Shoulder Belts
Foam Rubber Seat Front
Arm Rests with Ash Tray
Sport Steering Wheel
Tachometer
Undercoating (factory)
Road Wheels
3 Spd. Wipers
Accent Stripe
Hi Perf. Axle
4 Speed Transmission
Red Streak Tires

PRICE OF CAR: 3690.40
DOCUMENTARY FEE: 10.00
SALES TAX: 66.10
DELIVERED PRICE: 3766.50
TOTAL CASH PRICE: 3766.50
CASH ON DELIVERY: 1936.10
USED CAR: 1830.40
1966 Plymouth Satellite 2-dr.htp. RP23-F61-218XXX
TOTAL: 3766.50

The original owner lived at the bottom of my street. The car had sat in his front yard behind the hedges for a LONG time. After selling my first Road Runner I started to miss it. I figured what did I have to lose. I knocked on his door and flat out asked him if he was interested in selling his Road Runner. He said that just that morning he was considering putting it up for sale. WOW! Freaky!!

He told me he had put a Racer Brown cam in it a long time a go and it was pretty lumpy. He told me if I wanted the car, I could have it for $1,200.

Just sharing that story made me a little sad. I miss all the cars I've had.

Hope I didn't bore you.


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« Reply #33 on: March 22, 2009, 04:26:17 PM »



No you can't bore us talkin 'bout Roadrunners!
I purchased mine from an ad in the paper in 1982 for $800.....!!!!!
Try and find a #'s matching one today for 4 times that! It needed interior and climate control parts, so when a family friend told me that the druggie down the street from her was parting out a 69 RR, I jumped! He let me grab the factory tach, a load of interior parts, steering wheel, 4 spd column cup, and heating system for.........ready?  $25 !!!
Ah, to be a teenager again!



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« Reply #34 on: March 22, 2009, 04:49:56 PM »

$25 American Dollars? If he wasn't a druggie, I'd call you a thief. Well, maybe not a thief. Perhaps just one lucky SOB!:-)

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« Reply #35 on: March 22, 2009, 04:58:29 PM »

That was back when no one cared about parts...all he was banking on was the 440 engine (not original) bringing him beer money...

Looking back I should have taken the whole carcass. But then I was a teen with no garage or place to keep it. When another parts car came along (69 Sport Satellite hardtop 318 3 on the tree and a 3.23 sure grip) I was able to put it at my grandmother's garage (later to become my shop of the last 20 years!) to strip it.....that really helped fill the parts bins!


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« Reply #36 on: April 09, 2009, 04:03:37 PM »

(sigh)



Last Saturday, I removed the control valve body to replace the two O-rings. they were very hard and FLAT. I thought they were supposed to be flat, but my friend thought they were regular O-rings that had just taken a set.

I went to the local hardware store and sized them the best I could.

I installed them, started the engine and instead of a annoying leak.....I now had a HEMORRHAGE!!!

Anyone have an idea what I did wrong? What are the RIGHT O-rings and where can I get them?


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« Reply #37 on: April 09, 2009, 04:19:18 PM »


they were made flat..... visit a trans shop and maybe they'll sell some

the other alternative is to get a shift improver kit...they will be in there. NAPA lists one cheaper than B&M.
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« Reply #38 on: April 10, 2009, 07:33:57 AM »

Thanks, Stitcherbob! But just to be clear, you know I'm talking about the power steering box, right?

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« Reply #39 on: April 10, 2009, 07:56:02 AM »

Bob was up late last night photochopping.  Forgive him.....

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« Reply #40 on: April 10, 2009, 03:07:51 PM »


Quote from: Uncle Hulka
Thanks, Stitcherbob! But just to be clear, you know I'm talking about the power steering box, right?


nope....that's what happens with the "new post" button....I thought it was a trans question (valvebody....ya dig?) but that makes it easier...just get a NAPA guy to go through his square O-ring boxes....I don't know if the green a/c ones will work

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« Reply #41 on: April 12, 2009, 02:28:16 PM »



Sorry for the delay in replying, but other obligations held my attention.

Thanks for clarifying, Stitch. I will get on that ASAP and will, as always, report success or failure.

Wow. I've had this annoying leak since I've had the car. If this cures it, I think I'll miss wiping up the garage floor and keeping a little bag of speedy-dry in the car to clean up after a public display of autoincontinence (I think I just made up a new word for cars that leak/drip. Woo Hoo!)

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« Reply #42 on: April 12, 2009, 02:57:24 PM »

change the return hose while you're at it.
 
I thnk a piece of 3/8 high pressure fuel line will work nicely.  I believe that's what I used. 
 
When you put the top back on, you need to center that so the wheels don't turn them self.  It's real easy to do.  Initially feel it to center.  Jack both front wheels off the ground and finish it with it running.  Tighten and you're done.  But have a pan under the box to catch the leakage will tweaking it
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« Reply #43 on: April 18, 2009, 05:13:57 PM »

*****UPDATE*****

So far no more steering box leak....WOO HOO!!! Thanks for all the info and support.

I also noticed something interesting. There is no fan shroud installed.

Should there be one and if so, anyone know where can I find one?

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« Reply #44 on: April 18, 2009, 07:53:53 PM »

Does it have Air Conditioning?  If it doesn't fan shrouds weren't used and you have a 4 blade fan.  If it does have A/C, you should have one with a clutch fan.
 
What model is this again?  I forget
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