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Messages - Jon Doersch

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / late model drivetrain swap
« on: December 28, 2009, 06:50:23 AM »
Independant is probably more work than I want to do....The rest of the swap is going to be time consuming enough as it is...I will measure the rearend as soon as I get back from Afghanistan...And yes, I think the article will help, thanks.

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / late model drivetrain swap
« on: December 28, 2009, 06:32:50 AM »
Ok wait...I just read the original reply...I can move the purchases....These long days are killing me!

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / late model drivetrain swap
« on: December 28, 2009, 06:29:59 AM »
Ok. So what about if I find a rollover 300, or magnum with the hemi...The track width should be a lot closer....Although if its that easy to source another C cars rearend then I can just do that. I was just thinking if I already buy the rollover, I would have the rearend...Speaking of, is it possible to take the perches off, or do I have to try and find some that are the same width? By the way, I am planning on doing the whole swap, computer, efi, drive by wire, tranny, tranny computer, fuel tank and pump, the whole nine....

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / late model drivetrain swap
« on: December 27, 2009, 11:53:00 PM »
I have decided that the thing to do with my 62 newport is a complete drivetrain swap. Between the 361 big block, the tranny that needs a rebuild, and the crazy high geared rearend, I get about 8 miles per gallon. I want power, fuel economy, and reliability, so I was thinking a late model dodge/chrysler hemi swap. I am thinking about taking everything from a rollover dodge ram, or somthing like that. I am mostly tracking the engine and tranny, my specific question is what its going to take to swap in the complete rear end assembly. I am tracking it might have to be narrowed and all that, what I was concerned with is addapting it to fit the same leaf springs. Can I remove the spring pads on the old housing and transfer them? Does this question better belong in a hot rod forum? Can anyone think of anything else that will be painful about the rearend install? I was planning on doing most of the build myself, but with all the hostile fire and immenant danger pay, I can probably afford almost anything when I get home....

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Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Guage replacement or refurbishment?
« on: July 19, 2009, 06:50:09 PM »
Anyone know of a place that can refurbish old guages/guage clusters? Specifically I have a 62 Newport and some of the guages don't glow as well as they could, and I am pretty sure that they don't read properly. Also was thinking about a replacement although that bubble dash doesn't lend itself to a modern upgrade. Any thoughts?...Money isn't a problem as Uncle Sam decided I needed a year long vacation from my life to wonderful Afghanistan...

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General Tech / 62' 361 oil capacity?
« on: May 10, 2009, 02:22:54 PM »
Cool. Thanks. I thought it would probably be 5 quarts but since my experience is with ford and chevy products I thought I would ask.

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General Tech / 62' 361 oil capacity?
« on: May 10, 2009, 10:05:10 AM »
Can somebody tell me how much oil to put in my 62' 361 when I change the oil? I don't have a service manual (yet) and am having a hell of a time figuring it out.

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General Tech / 62 self canceling turn signals
« on: May 01, 2009, 04:04:25 PM »
So its a wiring/electrical cancel? That would make sense that it doesn't work then, as the electrical gremlins come and play with my Newport all the time....

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General Tech / 62 self canceling turn signals
« on: May 01, 2009, 09:17:28 AM »
Does anybody know how the self canceling turn signals work on a 62 Newport? The switch works but only self cancels rarely. And since it isn't part of the column, I have had a hard time tracing the mechanics of it...

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Tech- - Engine / run on/dieseling?
« on: May 01, 2009, 09:09:52 AM »
Update: used some seafoam and premium fuel and the problem is slightly better...

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Tech- - Engine / run on/dieseling?
« on: April 28, 2009, 04:19:27 PM »
Its kind of hard into gear, and the shifts are pretty firm, although at a proper rpm. Why?

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General Tech / heater hoses
« on: April 28, 2009, 04:17:04 PM »
Ok...thanks...

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Tech- - Engine / run on/dieseling?
« on: April 27, 2009, 05:34:33 PM »
It idles at the same speed it always has, runs great at all RPMs, and is daily driven so it isn't bad gas. I was thinking about trying some seafoam, and some premium to try and clean up the carbon a little...then maybe swap to a cooler set of plugs. What does everyone think?

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General Tech / heater hoses
« on: April 27, 2009, 05:31:26 PM »
Cool...the hoses on my newport completly bypass the heater valve; thats how they were when I bought the car, and the heater still blows warm. So...what does the heater valve do?

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Tech- - Engine / run on/dieseling?
« on: April 25, 2009, 12:54:22 PM »
What causes the engine to run on/diesel when you turn off the ignition? This just started happening on my 62 Newport with a 361. The only parts that have been recently changed are the mufflers, to a less restrictive design. The ignition is a mopar electronic conversion, and the carb is a Holley Street Avenger 670.

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