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Messages - Rich

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Tech- - Engine / 361
« on: January 22, 2011, 10:09:48 AM »
Don't attempt boring that out to 383 size: even if you could, the rings would never seal properly and it would run HOT all the time. Also, you are far better off with the 452 heads - just adding bigger valves to the 516's won't help fix their horribly restrictive ports-you'd have to spend a bazzillion hours grinding on those things to match the flow you get from the stock 452's. If you must have closed chamber heads, then go with Eddy aluminum ones, otherwise stick with the 452's.
 Best thing you can do is follow E-bugger's suggestions and pop in a magnum grind cam and decent intake and exhaust manifolds. Won't cost too much and it will run sweet.....

Tech- - Engine / Intake
« on: January 15, 2011, 04:48:22 PM »

krautmaster2011-01-15 21:48:43

Tech- - Engine / Intake
« on: January 15, 2011, 04:46:20 PM »

Yep, steel washers-and the gasket itself is made of layers of paper type material that squishes to give it a good seal, but you can only us it once . About $16 from Summit.

P.S.-it is not made of nitrile rubber like it says on the Summit site-it's layers of thin paper gasket material and it works great - cured my hot starting problem.

krautmaster2011-01-16 11:23:58

Tech- - Engine / Intake
« on: January 13, 2011, 04:10:20 PM »
That's why I use the thin one!-- You don't really need a spacer with the RPM manifold- I just use the Edelbrock # 9266 "Heat Isolator Gasket" to keep the carb cool.

General Mopar Discussions / HELP
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:38:33 AM »
 My wifes old '95 Neon did the same thing - turned out to be the multi-function switch, but that switch worked the headlights too (no separate switch on the dash).

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Why cutoff negative line and not positve?
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:35:33 AM »
Revolutions number 9 paragraph 9 states: thou shalt not disrupt thy positive flow, less thee would like to glow like thy burning bush.
 Seriously, I have no idea.  Now I  wonder about how old 6 volt positive ground systems were interupted.

Tech- - Engine / Intake
« on: January 13, 2011, 07:24:35 AM »
I have a 3/8" thick heat isolator gasket under the carb, and I have to use the base and short filter from an unsilenced air cleaner to make it fit -clears by 1/4". If I try to use the regular tall filter (CA127) it's 1/2" too tall.

Tech- - Engine / Intake
« on: January 11, 2011, 07:56:53 PM »

 I have the performer RPM on my 383 and it works great-its got the low end grunt of a dual plane with the top end of a high rise single plane. I used this throttle bracket from Mancini and everything went together smoothly:

krautmaster2011-01-12 00:57:54

General Tech / X pipe
« on: December 25, 2010, 08:42:57 PM »

krautmaster2010-12-26 01:43:22

General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: December 14, 2010, 04:55:27 PM »
 Wow, hard to believe it's the same car I saw last week!

Tech- -BODY / Bobbert, ideas for splash shields?
« on: December 14, 2010, 04:40:45 PM »
 I took mine off since I don't have to worry about too much inclement weather (other than the random hail storm) the extra openings allow a lot of the exhaust manifold heat out and removing them actually lowered my engine temps almost 10 degrees.

Tech- - FUEL / Gas Mileage - not as bad as I thought!
« on: December 06, 2010, 03:08:13 PM »
 My MPG just went way up too!  I went for a "70" mile round trip last week on the "trip" odometer. This this time I paid attention to the reading on the regular odometer and it showed the trip as being 102 miles.  Since Phoenix is set up in a 1 square mile grid pattern, it's pretty easy to know how far you've actually gone (close enough anyway). Using  some quick calculations from the road map I figured the actual distance was between 98 and 101 miles, so my speedo is pretty accurate, but the trip odometer is junk, and I've never seen it go past 92 miles.......I think the little gear wheels are stripped out right there.

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: December 02, 2010, 03:30:22 PM »
 I started driving when I was 12, so that's about 44 years too! I learned in our '54 Chevy farm truck on the dirt and two lane roads out in the country. I think I've only owned about 40 cars though... 

General Tech / ¿¿¿What about oil???
« on: December 02, 2010, 05:35:07 AM »

Quote from: firedome
.... Don't be so
thin-skinned, no one is saying anyone is a "dumb-ass", but not everyone
is aware of this problem ....
Snotty doesn't particularly care for much I have to say, he knows what he knows and doesn't like to be told any different.....

Tech- - FUEL / ThermoQuad Info
« on: December 01, 2010, 02:04:36 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
Bob. . .Rich said NOT to use that with a TQ.  The factory unit is better

 You mean some of those boat anchors are good for something besides handing out hernias?

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