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General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: July 24, 2014, 04:08:39 AM »
Meantime here's the view at sunset:

General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: July 24, 2014, 04:03:12 AM »
Well I don't leave it on the mooring when I'm 300 miles away... would you?  She'll be floating again shortly. I'll make sure to get some pics hoisting a cold one or hauling in a few perch for supper.

General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: July 23, 2014, 10:23:58 AM »
Wondering the same....honestly, so many former members/contributors from years back have dropped out, and so few visit with any regularity, that, frankly, it isn't very productive to check it out what's what here all that much anymore... well, so, everything runs it's course, and maybe this place has. Too bad, because it's been a big help to many in the past.

As for me I'll be in VT drinking beer on my pontoon boat for the next 3 weeks with very limited computer access - a good thing afaic.a g

firedome2014-07-23 15:29:41

General Mopar Discussions / Hemi Cuda
« on: June 18, 2014, 11:41:30 AM »
Land 'o mercy... whodda thunk it could bring 3.5 Mil...

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« on: June 17, 2014, 04:24:19 AM »
Didn't Mope make a 2.9x something, sort of a middle ground?

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / New guy from freeport, il
« on: May 30, 2014, 04:14:02 AM »
Welcome!! Cool Wagon! Looks real solid. I have a '58 Windsor that's actually a Dodge, built in the Dodge plant.  Keep us posted on your progress!

Tech- - Engine / Poly Pulley Problems
« on: May 18, 2014, 02:41:03 AM »
Thanks for the offer Steve, my guy Dave here is real good too, he mgr. and mostly deals with repair shops, in the biz for like 20 yrs  and really knows his stuff, goes the extra mile to find things... will have it by Tues from their NJ warehouse. It's not a driver car yet so no rush, but will be my summer driver (besides the wife's Mustang 'vert) when done.

I'm thinking I need to go back to the 3 groove A/C pulley and just use the 2 grooves I need. I should have done that in the first place I guess. I may need to find the A/C version alternator bracket too, not sure if it's different. So now I need to find the 3 groove pulley, shouldn't have let it go with the engine.

Tech- - Engine / Poly Pulley Problems
« on: May 17, 2014, 12:09:30 PM »
Ordered a Cardone pump from local parts place I trust (ie not Auto Zombies)... will see what's what when it comes, from Joisey.

Tech- - Engine / Poly Pulley Problems
« on: May 16, 2014, 04:59:47 AM »
Will get a pic of the pulleys this w/e... its the double pulley that came off the engine that came originally in the car, going onto the identical engine, same year/model car. go figure.

Tech- - Engine / Poly Pulley Problems
« on: May 15, 2014, 12:00:58 PM »
All would be well if on the water pump the distance from the pulley attachment plate face (cross shaped on these)  to the block-side face was about 5/16" different. Not sure what the heck is going on. I'm sure the harmonic balancer and pulley is tight and all.

I remember now that the old crank pulley was triple, for the A/C, I swapped the double one from the old engine on, but that shouldn't have made this problem I'd think.

Glad there was no permanent eye damage Lea!
Your body work looks very professional.
I'm not very good at it,  but I enjoy it more than mechanical work.
Wish my cars ('58 and '64) were as far along as yours, luckily the body work needed is minimal, neither car runs yet, however hoping to get at least one on the road this year. Seem to have less energy every year, but your saga of sticking to working on your '68 is inspiring!

Tech- - Engine / Poly Pulley Problems
« on: May 15, 2014, 04:26:10 AM »
 Both were identical poly 318s out of the identical year and model '64 Dodge, so as close as it gets except for the A/C. Don't have the original engine any more, just the new one that formerly had the A/C so nothing to measure to compare it with. My parts guy says water pump part # is same for both A/C and non A/C. The PS pump seemed to be the same with the same bracket, if I recall right, but don't have one to compare. The harmonic balancer, I can't remember now if I swapped it or not, I only have the one now, I might have, not sure.  I saw this 40k mile engine run it was quiet as new and  there were no leaks so I opted to leave the seals alone, which is usually better for me, as I don't have the mechanical experience most of you guys have, and we never did a swap before.  Josh & I  did this back in Sept/Oct, and my memory of what things were isn't so good now. It got cold and we had to stop. Should have hung on to the old engine and parts, but my space is so small I had to get it gone so we had room to work. Frustrating as heck since we are so close to up and running now.

firedome2014-05-15 09:34:05

Tech- - Engine / Poly Pulley Problems
« on: May 14, 2014, 09:45:53 AM »
After our engine swap ( BOTH the donor car and recipient are a 318 Poly, '64 Dodge 440 model,) I took the main (crank) dual pulley off the donor car with  A/C engine and put on the non-A/C dual pulley that came with my car originally. Both have PS, 727, everything else the same except for the A/C.  Now the dual pulley is out about 1/4" too far, and when I shimmed the water pump pulley out that much so that the belt aligned for the Alternator, Water pump and dual pulley, the PS pump pulley is now out of alignment with it's corresponding groove on the dual pulley... what's going on? It's enough that the belt won't line up,  is there a crank pulley that's about 1/4" thinner? Parts guy says the water pump for both A/C and non-A/C are same part number...ideas?

firedome2014-05-14 14:57:35

General BS and Laughs / Sad news....
« on: May 12, 2014, 04:54:53 AM »
Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

Good deal, nice tank!  I'm hoping to save the original one on our '58, but good to know that decent repops are available!

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