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Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 01, 2008, 03:36:58 PM

After letting my car sit for over a year I figured it was time to get her running again.
 
Pulled the pulgs on three cylinders this afternoon.  All had light oil/gas and no rust. Dip stick showed oil and was good color so I figured good to go and put them back in.  Put in 2 gallons fresh 93 Oct gas took out bad gas yesterday.   Got my daughter, needed someone to run the key, pulled coil wire and turned over 3 times for 10 seconds each.  Everything moved.   Put wire back in pulled off the air cleaner and tired to turn her over.  No dice.  Just would not fire.  I went to engine starter fluid.  Figured it would help turn it over and also provide the lubrication I was concerned about. She'd fire off for a second or two trying to run.  Without spray nothing.  With spray she tries to fire.
I'm thinking gas not getting to her.  Should I see a spray/mist coming out of the carb barrels?  I don't see anything.
Any thoughts.
 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on May 01, 2008, 04:02:47 PM
Pour a little of that 93 octane down the carb,it will run a little longer than it will on starting fluid and help the fuel pump pull gas up the carb. Thats what I do with mine after a long winters nap.
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 04:12:52 PM
Yep. . . If you put the gas in the tank, I suggest you dribble a tad into the carb like the Old Dog just said.
Suggestion, even thought the battery may be good, jump start it anyway.  It will turn over faster and move the fuel up front faster
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 01, 2008, 04:15:04 PM
What carb are you running?
Not that it really matters...I would recommend filling up the float bowl in the carb.The engine should run long enough at idle to prime the fuel pump.
There are vent tube(s) at the top of the carb that go to where the float is.Use a small hose/tube/straw and funnel and pour gas in there.Hit the gas and check if the gas squirts into the engine..It squirts? OK,fire 'er up!
You can pour gas down in the carb's butterfly but she will not run long enough.Not to mention flooding it or getting the plugs wet by pouring too much in. 
Hope this helps.Should work.It did for me on my 383 after a 31 year slumber..
CBarge2008-05-01 21:16:24
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 01, 2008, 04:30:37 PM
Thanks guys.  I did pour a bit of gas in the carb but not sure how much was to much so I used a very little bit.
Not sure of the make of the carb but think it's original 4 bbr.   The vent tubes are the brass tubs out over the inside of the carb correct?   About how much will it take to fill the vent tube?  Table spoon more less?  Also should I fill all four or will filling one take care of float bowl.
 
As you see I'm pretty new to this.  Love the video.  That's you and your car correct? 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 01, 2008, 04:41:32 PM
Yep! It's me and the Barge on a Budget '68 Newport Custom.
 
You only need to use two front tubes to fill the float bowl--if it is a 4bbl.Common sense will tell you when there is enough in there-it will overflow.A table spoon is not enough to light one plug-let alone 8 in a big block! LOL!!
As bloss mans said,make sure you have lotso battery juice to crank er over.
 
CBarge2008-05-01 21:44:50
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Post by: Matt Aker on May 01, 2008, 04:45:35 PM
Mmmmmm...  the original AFB. 
 
Those are cranky after a hibernation.  Raw fuel will help and starting fluid will substitute however don't over do it!
 
 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 04:49:58 PM
Several table spoons worth should do the trick.  Once it fires, you have to work the throttle back a forth as needed with your hand.  Sometimes you have to work the choke with your other hand.  (Close and open it as needed)  The Choke will help suck some fuel out of the carb.  It may take a few shots.  Don't expect it to just start if it's dry without some intervention from you.
 
Before we proceed with this.  How old was the gas in the tank and when did you last run it?  I guess I'm looking to find out if the gas really smelled rotten or just alittle odd.
 
Doe it still have points or is it modified?  We may need to peek in the cap
 
There are other things.  If the tank was empty that's good.  If it was full, that's even better.  Storing a car with part of a tank, is not a good idea.  Partial tanks create condensation in the tank.   You may be getting some water with yuor fresh gas.  Add a couple more gallons to it.  You don't need 93 for this, 10:1 compression will run good on middle grade.  At least it will get it started.
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2008, 04:51:17 PM
Quote from: CBarge
What carb are you running?
Not that it really matters...I would recommend filling up the float bowl in the carb.The engine should run long enough at idle to prime the fuel pump.
There are vent tube(s) at the top of the carb that go to where the float is.Use a small hose/tube/straw and funnel and pour gas in there.Hit the gas and check if the gas squirts into the engine..It squirts? OK,fire 'er up!
You can pour gas down in the carb's butterfly but she will not run long enough.Not to mention flooding it or getting the plugs wet by pouring too much in. 
Hope this helps.Should work.It did for me on my 383 after a 31 year slumber..
 
Don't show him that. . .   You cheated! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 02, 2008, 03:56:16 AM
I'm rethinking what carb it is.  My manual shows 2bbr and mine has 4bbr.  The gas was really bad bout a year or more older.  Have a service here in FL that works on boat fuel tanks filtering and removing so I had them come take out the old.   My next plan of attack this afternoon is to fill the float and see what happens.  If nothing I will check the fuel pump.  Big worry right now is what polaraco said about the water.  Tank was not full and I know better.    Heck what fun would it be if I didn't make more work for myself?(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: firedome on May 02, 2008, 11:55:29 AM
Put in some ethyl alcohol, ethanol, it will absorb the water - that's
basically what Dry Gas is, alcohol, you can get Dry gas at any parts
store...Me and Uncle just last week started a '39 Olds Straight 8 after
a 6 yr slumber, slosh of gas in the carb, shot of ether, started after
4 revolutions on the old gas and ran fine... brakes  went to the
floor though, that's this week's project... gas only a year or so old
should burn fine,...

Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Ken on May 02, 2008, 01:06:49 PM

What carb are you running?
Not that it really matters...I would recommend filling up the float bowl in the carb.The engine should run long enough at idle to prime the fuel pump.
There are vent tube(s) at the top of the carb that go to where the float is.Use a small hose/tube/straw and funnel and pour gas in there.Hit the gas and check if the gas squirts into the engine..It squirts? OK,fire 'er up!
You can pour gas down in the carb's butterfly but she will not run long enough.Not to mention flooding it or getting the plugs wet by pouring too much in. 
Hope this helps.Should work.It did for me on my 383 after a 31 year slumber..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/th_MVI_0449.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/?action=view&current=MVI_0449.flv)
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Lea, I was expecting you to say something about the uses of duct tape at some point a'la Red Green (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 02, 2008, 01:46:32 PM
Got her going.  As suggested put in the right size battery, yesterday using around 600ccas', today 940cca's. Should have got the 1000 but didn't think it would fit.  Got home and see is would have.  Filled the float bowls from the tubes.  2nd try and veroom. The break did the same thing.  Now I'm really stuck as I may have to do some real thinking and work on her. Chrysler3002008-05-02 18:52:25
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 02, 2008, 05:04:48 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif) Told Ya!
She's alive and that's half the battle.
CBarge2008-05-02 22:05:07
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 05, 2008, 09:12:16 AM
The full monty gang.  Here's what I got under the hood.
 
1965 383.  84,000 original miles. 
 
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/Chrysler300pic/Chrysler006.jpg)
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Matt Aker on May 05, 2008, 03:25:35 PM
That there is an AFB carb, Clark (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)  It kinda puts things into perspective for me.
 
That round thingy on the left is the vacuum choke pull-off and has no real operation when the car is running at normal operating temperatrure.  When cold it pulls the choke valve shut per the settings on the right side of the carberator, the vacuum line runs to the vac port closest to the passenger (RH) side. 
 
This is the EASIEST carb to werk on...  my '66 NYer still had one when I bought it, prolly a 600 cfm from the factory.
 
Now I'll look for a pic of an open distributor to show you the breaker points...  We'll get it fixed (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)
 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Matt Aker on May 05, 2008, 03:29:12 PM
That brake booster isn't correct for that car either...  who changed it?  (You mentioned a brake issue...)
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Post by: Steve on May 05, 2008, 04:06:11 PM
Matt
 
They had several boosters.  The RB got a different one.  Is that what you're thinking?  My 300 has the same one
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Dan Cluley on May 06, 2008, 02:31:49 AM
Quote from: Chrysler300
I'm rethinking what carb it is.  My manual shows 2bbr and mine has 4bbr. 
 
That looks like the proper carb.
 
Newports came with 2 barrel standard, 300 and New Yorkers got the 4 barrel.
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Matt Aker on May 06, 2008, 04:37:36 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Matt
 
 
I've never seen that style booster on a four-corner drum pre-'69 C, regardless of the engine. (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley5.gif) 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 06, 2008, 07:11:45 AM
So that's the original carb. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)   I was worried it had been changed.   
I posted close ups of the booster and master in the brake section.   The booster looks exactly like the one in the tech manual I purchaed the other week.  As for the master the plate on top looks flater than the one in manual.   Polaraco say's it looks just like his.  One of the other guys says it's a power cylinder or somehting.   I posted my problem with it in the brake section.   I also learned they are brakes and not breaks. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Oh if you look real close at the brake system pics you'll see I have a Sears volt regulator.  So if this is the original carb then the only non-original parts I am aware of are the volt box, the muffler and shocks.   Even has the standard non working clock. 
 
I'm posting all over.
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 07, 2008, 01:02:17 PM
Thanks for the help everyone.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
 
Moved the Accelerator pump connector rod to the middle hole on the accelerator pump rocker arm (can ya tell I'm reading my tech manual).
 
Took out the idle mixture adjusting screws.   How pointed should they be?  Do these look OK?
 
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/Chrysler300pic/CarbIdlemixscrews002.jpg)
 
(http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk185/Chrysler300pic/CarbIdlemixscrews001.jpg)
 
I put them back  in and screwed until they just stopped with very very little pressure.  Backed out 1.5 turns. 
 
Taped shut the vacuum line to brake booster, filled float bowls and fired her up.  Much lower RPMS and rough but not as shakey as before.  She ran for about 1 min then died off so I didn't get a chance to try an smooth it out by adjusting the screws.   Some smoke again from the valve cover oil cap.    Decided to wait till I heard back from here on thoughts about this.  Dip stick shows oil level is OK and still no gas smell.  I figure I'll change the oil tomorrow anyway.
 
So thoughts on smoke?
 
On idle screws if I adjust one 1/8th do I adjust the other the same or if I turn one 1/8th and it smooths out leave everything alone?
 
 
 
 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Matt Aker on May 07, 2008, 03:29:03 PM
Hmmm...  Those needles are rather blunt.  You may need a new carb, which will save a lot of headaches.  43 years aint' bad for a carburetor.  Get a new 1405 Eddy, you'll be glad you did! (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Matt Aker on May 07, 2008, 03:36:15 PM
If you want the electric choke go with a 1406 Eddy carb.  The 1405 is the same with a manual cold start (cable operated).  These carbs are a direct replacement and you will be happy with the change in your 300's performance. 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2008, 04:04:42 PM
Some of them were blunt.  They could be aftermarket replacements from an overhaul.  Carb body looks to clean to be 34 years old.   
 
The metering is done around the seat which looks OK on the needles.  They look to have a bit of light oxidation on them though.  Put them back in.
 
Let's forget about the blow by for now.  You manage to fill the bowl and it runs for a shot time then dies.  Did you look to see if there was a jet of gas like I suggested a while back?
 
We need to find out if you are out of gas, or if it's not pumping fuel.  Put some more gas in it and let us know.
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 04:56:23 AM
After taking out the old gas I put in two gallons of 93 octaine.  I put in two more yesterday. 
I'll check the fuel pump tonight.   Somone suggested taking the hose off at the pump coming in from the tank.  While someone turns it over hold a finger or thumb over the hole and see if it sucks in.
My big concern right now is the smoke from the head.  I don't want to run it much until I'm sure she aint a burnin up.   One of the guys in my Rotary club said it may just be burning off crud built up in it. Any thoughts on this?  I'm still planning on changing out the oil tonight as well.
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Post by: Herman on May 08, 2008, 05:08:00 AM
The smoke out of the valvecover is just some blow-by from the piston rings. Not much to worry about.
If you reconnect or properly seat the PCV-valve on the pass.side valvecover the smoke should be less or practically gone.

I can't recall reading about it but did you change the sparkplugs already in the engine before all this? Bad plugs will cause a bad running engine aswell.

But I agree you shold find out first if the engine is getting fuel pumped into the carb alright.
If you're brave enough you could try to keep the engine running by spraying BrakeClean into the front barrels of the carb, so the fuelpump gets more time to get the fuel flowing from the tank.



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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 05:24:07 AM
I'll pick up some plugs with the oil today.  They were changed out just prior to haveing set for some time.  Big relief on the smoke being blow by.  After seeing the brake situation I was worried I had another big mess to deal with.
 
On the PCV the hose is hooked to the carb and the cap on the valvecover.  I tried to pull off the cap but it will not pull off.  Is it twisted on?
 
Will the brakeclean flame up thus the being brave?
 
One other question is that product restore which you put in the oil worth putting in or just snake oil.   ( Ha get it snake oil, oil.  Man I crack myself up sometimes.)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
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Post by: Steve on May 08, 2008, 05:49:24 AM
Thanks Herm
 
We weren't worried about the smoke for now.  It's just a bit of blowby.  It's common.
 
You're not flooding the engine compartment with smoke are you?
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Post by: Herman on May 08, 2008, 05:55:53 AM
PCV-valve, twisted on.

BrakeClean, it can if you'd have a backfire through the carb. But it very volatile so if it burns, it will burn shortly, just like gasoline.

Oil-additives can also do harm in certain cases. Just choosing a good quality oil with a well-balanced additive package from the plant is better than adding stuff yourself usually.
When you're buying oil, try to get some which still has a SL-rating or lower.
SM-rated oil contains less 'zinc' which our old-style lifter cams don't like very much.
Zinc is used as an anti-scuff agent, but since nearly all new cars have rollercams these days, they are removing the zinc-part in todays oil for "environmental purposes".




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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 06:38:10 AM
Thanks for the info on the oil.   Is the Valvoline high milage for older cars good stuff?   I will look for SL.
 
No smoke in engine compartment.   just puffs.
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Post by: Steve on May 08, 2008, 06:43:21 AM
You just have some blow by on the rings.  They could be sticky from sitting.  It will go away when you get it running and warmed up.
 
We're not worried about that right now.
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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 10:26:40 AM
Checked out the oil at the parts store.  Only able to find one brand with only SL on it, Havoline.  Found valvoline max life syn blend but it had sm/sl. Matter of fact almost all said exceeds API services SM/SL.  In the dot next to it it says API Service SM.  Are these the ones to steer away from?Chrysler3002008-05-08 15:27:51
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Post by: Steve on May 08, 2008, 11:21:47 AM
Hard to say anymore.  They took the good stuff out of the oils now too because of the freakin tree huggers.  They're out of control.
 
Any one will be OK, just use a heavier weight, like a 10/40.  Mobil One is real good, but don't go there until you have straightened out the engine issues and be sure there are no leaks.
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Post by: Matt Aker on May 08, 2008, 11:30:47 AM
Motor oil is a subject of many opinions.  I personally like Valvoline and Castrol GTX in a conventional blend.  Your better parts stores like NAPA and CarQuest sell Valvoline under thier own house label.  Virtually all commercial gasoline-engine oils will carry the proper API rating.
 
I wouldn't spend the extra scratch for a synthetic or semi-synthetic as your engine simply will not benefit from it.  Those oils are great for fresh engines.
 
I have always been a fan of Wix filters too.  The part number you need is 5515 if my parts-guy memory hasn't totally faded away yet.
 
What brand of plugs did you score?  Hopefully Champions (OEM) or at least Autolites.  In my three big blocks I ran Autolite 85's and never had any bad issues with them.  In a properly tuned engine they'd last for several thousand miles.
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Post by: firedome on May 08, 2008, 12:02:03 PM
Agree with Matt - Valvoline & Wix... Hastings filters are also excellent.   A lot of hi-perf guys don't like Mobil One... Castrol GTX is also good, one of the weights only is labeled "Made in Germany" - supposedly it is the best, I forget if it's 15w40 or what, the rest are labelled differently... this is by way of my son the oil maven (for his race car).
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Post by: Herman on May 08, 2008, 12:26:05 PM

Matt, you're the only person I've ever seen someone advising to buy Champion-plugs.
Have a look around at various Mopar-forums and you'll find not many people have good results with these crappy little buggers... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Let me say this, if I ever see a Champion-plug in my garage or car again, I'll yank it out, 'talk' to it with a BF-hammer and toss it away as far as I can. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

BigBlockMopar2008-05-08 17:26:22
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 08, 2008, 01:17:26 PM
Wix filters and Mobil one.That's what I use.
Use a good regular oil for now until you straigthen out the bugs.
Once the engine gets settled and is running healthy then go to a good quality oil.
 
Title: Tried to start Kaw-Liga today.
Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 01:34:20 PM
She is up an running like a top.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)
 
Came home switch the plugs. Old ones were champions.  I take the BF-Hammer to them later. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)   Took off the fuel line and felt sucking on pump and hooked it back up.  Filled the float bowl and after several tries she fired up and ran and ran.
 

The auto store only had auotlite 85 in stock so I went with those.  Ran a bit rough but adjusted the screws out, I say about one full turn doing so in 1/8 incraments as directed.  Ran it for about 10 to 15 mins and got smoother as it went.  No smoke, no oil light, no heat light.  As it heated up it came off fast idle and slowed down nice.  It's trying to stall a little bit but I figure adjust the screws out a bit more.
 
I'll do the oil this weekend.  I have a choice of the Havoline and the Valvoline blend.  Recommendations welcome.  Purolater filter pureone filter.
 
I can not tell you how excited I am and thankful for all of your help.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)  I took a video of it but photo bucket will not download.  Says it's to big.   Music to my ears.
 
Chrysler3002008-05-08 18:36:40
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Post by: Herman on May 08, 2008, 01:45:08 PM
Congratz!
You could try YouTube for move-uploading. Max 10 minutes.


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Post by: Steve on May 08, 2008, 01:46:47 PM
You have to understand how hard it is for us when we can't see and hear.  You did a pretty good job describing what was going on which was a big help. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
 
So I assume you put more gas in the tank?  Believe me, it's happened to the best of us.  When putting gas in a car, you loose a gallon when the tank is dry.  Then you loose another pint or so filling the lines and carb.  Doesn't leave much to run on.
 
What sound like is happening is the carb may have some oxidation inside.  It's just a fine dust.  As the air passes through the passages and gaskets swell, it will improve.  Leave that for now and let's work on the points next.
 
Then will be the brakes. . .breaks. . .whatever (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 01:48:49 PM
Glad I didn't do the oil now.  The book says 10 30 but see here 10 40 would be better.  I'll trade it in tomorrow.
I was really hoping the video would post so you could hear it.  Sounds pretty good.  When I first started her I had a knocking sound in the front by the fly wheels.  Since it wasn't the side I figured it was OK and just needed the adjusting.  For some reason I was thinking a slapping belt but did not see one.  Then I thought maybe the distributor or something catching up with the timming as I adjusted the screws.   I was watching for smoke like a hawk.   I hear smoke is bad thus my concern about it coming from the covers.Chrysler3002008-05-08 18:53:24
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Post by: Steve on May 08, 2008, 02:08:36 PM
Let us know if the knocking subsides.
 
It's hard to describe the sounds in writing.  Maybe a short video will work?
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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 08, 2008, 02:13:47 PM
Trying to get hooked onto youtube to load it but having some trouble.  I'll try it at the office tomorrow.  Better computer.
 
The knocking subsided as I adjusted it and not making it now.
 
 
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Post by: Matt Aker on May 08, 2008, 02:27:23 PM
Sorry Herman, Champs were OE...  I never used them by choice personally.  Autolites served me just fine thank-you (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif).
 
Good show 300!  (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
 
Now to fix the brakes...
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Post by: Herman on May 08, 2008, 11:33:23 PM

Quote from: MoparMatt
Sorry Herman, Champs were OE...

What was good 35 years ago isn't always good anymore today.
I've tried some Champions in some of my engines and all of them gave troubles down the line.
So speaking from experience I say, Champion sparkplugs plain suck. Ditch them before they ditch you... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)


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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 09, 2008, 11:43:19 AM
After playing with the distributor I wanted to run the engine a bit this afternoon.  What a suprise.  On the 1st try I got a big bang and flame shot out of the carb.  Just a little startled.  Next try she fired right up.
 
Chrysler3002008-05-09 16:55:49
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Post by: Steve on May 09, 2008, 02:18:54 PM
That could be the starter drive sticking a bit
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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 12, 2008, 03:32:36 AM
I ran the car a little yesteday.  Not much time to play being mothers day and also being my son's birthday as well. 
 
It's running real good.  On the 1st bump it fired right up.  Sounds good too but like Polaraco said I wish you could hear.  Then I'd know for sure if I have it all adjusted right.  It has a bit of shake but I figure with an engine this big you should have a little vibration.  When it heats up it's coming off the fast idle like it's suppose to.
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Post by: Steve on May 12, 2008, 05:07:15 AM
That shake may disipate in time as the gaskets swell and the oxidation flushes out.
 
How is it in drive?
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Post by: Tom Atkinson on May 13, 2008, 03:40:58 AM
I have not tired it in drive yet.