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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Slow progress.....but progress!
« on: May 23, 2008, 07:39:53 PM »
Well, almost got the last of my 1/3rd of the tax "rebate" check spent. Today the Fedex truck delivered most of my front suspension bushings. Thanks Rock Auto!

  

Then the box from Summit showed up...had this inside.



17 X 9, 5" backspace Cragar Soft "D". Test fit looks pretty good so far



After the front end gets rebuilt I'll try it again with a tire (after measuring only once 275/45-17 should fit fine 10" wide on a 9" rim....it'll be close on the tierod end. ) I'm thinking a set of Gumball sticky Falken RT-615's should keep this tank glued down fairly well. They're only 25.6" tall...the 255/60-15's I have are 27". She'll sit kinda low I think.

Good thing the 383 is coming out soon....

Note to self...check the freeze plugs in the 413 BEFORE installing it!




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General Mopar Discussions / Who's going to Spring Fling?
« on: May 04, 2008, 03:31:40 PM »
I lurked around for awhile but the owner never showed up. The show flyer on the dash said he was a 300 letter car club member from Arizona.

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General Mopar Discussions / Who's going to Spring Fling?
« on: May 04, 2008, 02:49:55 PM »
Well I missed the speed festival due to a case of Pink eye (thanks kids ) but made in for Spring Fling.

Saw some really cool C's in the show area...cruised the swap area a few times. I was so focused on looking at parts I didn't pay much attention to who's parts I was looking at....unless they had something I wanted! So I probably walked right by AZBlackHemi and a few others that were there. Didn't find anything I needed or could afford. 

I only made it for Saturday, had to work Sunday.


This really made my day......

500 inch fuel injected crossrammed wedge

5spd stick

18" Centerlines


 
oh yeah...this was out in the parking lot


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General Mopar Discussions / Who's going to Spring Fling?
« on: April 29, 2008, 06:44:47 PM »
I'll be at the Speed Festival at Willow Springs this Thursday, then Saturday only for the show. Gotta work Sunday
 
 

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Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Pre-C PS cooler?
« on: April 24, 2008, 10:19:38 AM »
Hey Gang

I started prepping the '64 New Yorker for engine removal yesterday (okay...all I did was move it up on the concrete pad in front of the garage...but hey! it's a start )

Found this in front of the A/C condenser



I thought, "no, can't be" but I followed the hoses right to the box and pump.

So, is this a factory power steering cooler? or aftermarket. I still plan on putting it in the '64 300 along with the 413 (and probably the A/C w/ Bouchelon compressor conversion depending on how ambitious I get)






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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 22, 2008, 08:17:01 AM »
Butch

You're right....according to 440 Source there are early and late lifters and pushrods. Apparently changing to the newer style is the thing to do. I can still use my lifters, I just need the newer style pushrods.

I think at this point though I'm going to start yanking the 383 out and prep the engine bay for the 413.

An engine with that much gunk makes me wonder just how worn it is inside.






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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 21, 2008, 04:07:33 PM »
I've got 3 383's already!  two are complete (but inop or stuck) and the bare '65 block sitting on the garage floor is for the stroker kit and aluminum heads . I originaly planned on making the 300 a street/track car. Big torsion bars, sway bars, 17x9's wrapped in something sticky. Then go terrorize Willow Springs or Button willow raceways.
 
Or carve canyons
 
When ever funding becomes available......

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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 21, 2008, 03:30:07 PM »
Quote from: CBarge
 
Well the 383 may "look" like a factory correct show poodle.....
 
I'll just have to figure out how to hide the headers......maybe artfully draping heater hoses and A/C hoses across the valve covers will do the trick!
 
 

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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 21, 2008, 06:47:07 AM »

Quote from: BigBlockMopar
The engine pictured needs TLC.
Take the 413 and enjoy the extra cubes.




I'll pull the valve covers and check it out inside before I pull it....just in case is a mess inside as well. Good thing some of the goodies I bought for the 383 will also fit the 413.

Yeah, I went to move the New Yorker yesterday. It fired right up with a little shot of ether (it had been sitting for a month) put it in neutral, pulled the trans dip stick, all was well. Put it in reverse.....errrrrrrrrwhiiiiine.....what's that smell

No forward either

Well this is dead. Stood by with my 30lbs Co2 until it stopped smoking. I guess I'll have to push it up on the concrete pad in front of the garage with the tractor now and start parting it.






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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 21, 2008, 06:32:03 AM »
  I was afraid of that. I do have some left over small block parts lurking around....thought I had kept them separate.


Time to spend some Summit bucks or give 440 source a call.

Thanks guys! 





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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:08:10 PM »
New water pumper thingy and housing.
 


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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:04:55 PM »
This is what greeted me when I pulled the intake off....the milky stuff is degreaser that leaked down past the valley pan.
 


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Tech- - Engine / '64 383 lifter'er thingy's
« on: April 20, 2008, 09:01:29 PM »
Gang
 
Re-doing the top end on my '64 300. It started out as a simple intake swap....kinda snowballed from there. Cam had some wear, timing chain was all loosey-goosey. Water pumper wasn't, that sort of thing. Anyway, I have a fairly stock "RV" cam and lifter set that was intended for my old '70 383 W200 Crewcab. The lifters have the little oil squirty hole in the cup...the old lifters from the 300 do not have the little squirty holes. Also the '64 has solid pushrods (makes sense, no squirty hole in the lifters).
 
So, my question is. Can I safely use the newer style lifters and hollow pushrods (I also have an almost new set of stock rockers and shafts for that '70 383)?
 
Or should I just yank the whole kit'n kaboodle and install the great running 413 out of the '64 New Porker parts car I have (which just grenaded the trans yesterday when I moved it ...or tried to!)
 
 

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Tech- - Engine / oil pressure drop when making a hard stop
« on: April 19, 2008, 10:02:09 AM »
Oil pickup tube getting uncovered when all the oil sloshes to the front of the pan? Has the pan been smacked/bent/hit something recently to push the pick up "up"?
 
A weak pump would have low pressure all the time I would think.

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