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Tech- - Engine / Clutch fan install
« on: May 23, 2008, 12:16:55 PM »
Guys, waiting for my E-bay fans to arrive in the mail, but I was wondering since I have to install the radiator to move the car to the garage this weekend, can I install a fan with the radiator in place?  Also, what size bolts will the clutch fan need to bolt to the water pump?

Tech- - Engine / I'm feeling hosed.....
« on: May 20, 2008, 10:20:12 AM »
Guys, I have the radiator out of the 300 for service, and leak repair.  I found that the lower radiator outlet had a rubber sleeve on it to make a larger sized hose fit.  The hose that came off is the same size on both ends.  Should my radiator outlet be smaller than the water pump outlet where the hose attaches?

General BS and Laughs / My first cruise
« on: May 13, 2008, 10:22:33 AM »
Well, I officially registered Big Blue for the Medford Cruise next month.  A number of things to do yet, like get the seats re-done, radiator leak repaired, interior chrome polished up, etc.  I can't wait, as this will be my first cruise as a classic car owner!

Tech- - Engine / Fans man.....
« on: May 12, 2008, 08:28:13 AM »
Guys, I want to put a clutch fan on the 300 while the radiator is being serviced.  It has a stock 6 blade on it now, and while I don't have cooling issues as of yet, I want to free up some drag on the engine, and maybe help mileage a bit.  Should is look for the big 7 blade clutch unit, or use the Mopar Performance 5 blade assembly as seen here:

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / A really silly question
« on: May 09, 2008, 07:16:17 AM »
Guys, are our drive lines 2 piece or one piece?  Replaceable u-joints or throw away drive lines?

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Battery Tie Down
« on: May 08, 2008, 11:26:32 AM »
Does anyone know what the proper battery tie down looks like for a '66 300?   I've seen tie downs sold at various places online, but I want to be sure I get the right one.

Tech- - Engine / Exhaust pipe size
« on: May 07, 2008, 10:36:44 AM »
Guys, putting dual exhaust on the car tomorrow, with super turbo mufflers.  Stock 383 with 4 barrell.  What size pipe do you reccomend?carrman2008-05-07 15:40:05

General BS and Laughs / A wonderful day in the driveway
« on: March 16, 2008, 08:27:51 PM »
So, after fighting witht he HEI set up on my 300, I decide I'm not interested in mounting the coil in a different place where it won't look right.  So, to that end, I round up the necessary pieces for a Mopar ignition system. 
Since the weather broke today, I figured this would be a good time to do it, so I changed over the pickup coil in my dizzy to one with the factory plug.  I ran my harness, and mounted my brain box on the firewall, taking the time to make everything nice and neat.  Had to lenghten a power wire for the brain, but that was easily accomplised.  Slap the distributor back in, and crank it over so I can time it.  I crank, and crank, and crank.  No joy.  I move the dizzy back and forth, and all I get is popping out the carb, or out of the exhaust.  I hook the timing light and check for spark as I c rank.  Yup, it's flashing..... 
I figure maybe the coil has issues so I swipe the Newport coil.  No fire.  Put a spare dizzy in, and still nothing.....  I'm nearing my wits end, and I've spent over an hour and a half here, and it won't run.  Thing ran when I yarded the HEI out, but it won't now.  I know Lea didn't give me a bum box, as it's sparking.  Just for some reason it's waaaaaay out of time.  By this time, my roomate drives up, and we talk about what it's doing.  He looks at me and says "dizzy is 180 degrees out".  I looked at him blankly, and walked over to the dizzy I yanked out.  Whatta ya know....  The slot is centered, and you can get it 180 out.  Pulled the dizzy again, turned the shaft 180 degrees, and the damned thing started right up.  I started muttering obscenities about old ladies of ill repute, and flipped my roomate off for being right....  He laughed and walked back inrto the house.  Thank God I don't bend wrenches for a living!

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Cold Light
« on: November 28, 2007, 10:04:02 AM »
Does anyone know how the "cold" light in the dash of my '66 300 works?  What turns it on and off?

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Turn signal switch woes
« on: November 21, 2007, 07:22:13 AM »
Ok gang, I need to do some reasearch here.  My turn signal switch in my '66 300 no longer works right.  It's broken and tired, and I can't ring it back.  As many of you know, the exact switch is obsolete.  The original part number is 2822170.  I have seen references to using the 2947801 to replace it, after you do a little grinding to make it fit.  Has anyone done this yet?  The Charger forums mention it, but don't give really clear pics of what they did.  My 300 is grounded until this is done, and I can't lay out the money right now because of holidays and prior committments, but I'd like to know the info now if I can.

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