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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Rear end assembly swap - what else fits ?
« on: May 15, 2009, 11:07:47 AM »
There’s good info there, but based on my experience, and rearends I have measured, use some caution on the housing widths that are listed.  Some of those dimensions, and some of the ones in the MP Chassis book are WRONG.
 
 
 
C-body rearends are not the same width from 64-72, the Fusey housings I’ve measured are wider.


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Tech- - Engine / 440 to 413 swap
« on: May 15, 2009, 10:54:51 AM »
Plus, he's going from a 65 engine to a 66 car, so the goofy 65 motormount bosses are a non-issue.

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Tech- - Engine / air filters for 57-62 oval dual-quad aircleaners
« on: January 05, 2009, 06:01:30 AM »
That was a good thread, not sure I like the look of them but I admire his ingenuity.  During my research I found that Harley had some oval filters but I have yet to get any further info on them.  Need to visit a local Harley store, I guess.  I need filters 1/2" taller than the Purolator I listed earlier, the TB units are a little to tall...

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Tech- - Engine / air filters for 57-62 oval dual-quad aircleaners
« on: December 29, 2008, 09:07:19 AM »
Quote from: POLARACO
Cool Thanks
 
I knew you were kidding.  I also figured I wasn't the only guy storing car parts in the house...
 
Just checked, Purolator A44379 is the part#.

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Tech- - Engine / air filters for 57-62 oval dual-quad aircleaners
« on: December 27, 2008, 06:37:13 PM »
I'm not home right now so I can't confirm, but it was for a late-80s Ford Escort.  Looking that up gives a Purolator part# 44379, which sounds right to me, and it's oval too.

http://www.partsamerica.com/ProductDetail.aspx?MfrCode=PUR&MfrPartNumber=A44379&PartType=2&PTSet=A



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Tech- - Engine / air filters for 57-62 oval dual-quad aircleaners
« on: December 26, 2008, 01:57:36 PM »
I found a Ford Escort filter that works well, now I'd just like to find one 1/2" taller.  I'd love to help your friend's widow but I've got too much junk laying around the house.  I can't afford to take in any more stuff until I get rid of some stuff.  Storing car parts in the dining room was my last straw...


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Tech- - Engine / air filters for 57-62 oval dual-quad aircleaners
« on: October 13, 2008, 06:14:11 AM »
That addy isn't up yet, and the tomandgaryinc gives me an error at the catalog download link.  Dang.

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Tech- - Engine / air filters for 57-62 oval dual-quad aircleaners
« on: October 13, 2008, 05:04:38 AM »
Anyone have any info on where to get air filters for the 57-62 dual-quad oval aircleaners?  I’ve found availability for the large single oval that hangs off the side of the engine, but not much else as oval.  The originals are approx 11.5” x 6.5” x 1.75” (not positive on the height).
Anyone have any info on where to get air filters for the 57-62 dual-quad oval aircleaners?  I’ve found availability for the large single oval that hangs off the side of the engine, but not much else as oval.  The originals are approx 11.5” x 6.5” x 1.75” (not positive on the height).
 
Here’s what I’ve learned so far:
One of the numbers for the originals is CA161PL http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=170260133341
 
K&N makes a 3 ½” tall version (I presume the oval shape is the same) and Wix does also (42030).  It’s just way too tall.  I want something about 2 ½” tall but at this point I’ll take anything under 3” so that it will fit underhood.
 
My plan was to find a similar round air filter and mush it into the correct shape.  So far I’m not finding a suitable filter, based on circumference I need a 9.25" dia filter but when I tried to mash one into an oval it came out too long (the thickness interfered with the shaping).  I guess I need something about 8.5" dia.  I’ve done some cross-ref research on K&N’s site and the filters in this size range are oddball filters that parts stores don’t stock.
 
Anybody got any ideas or knowledge?  I saw in another post that Gary Goers has the air cleaners, but I don't really want to work with someone that only works by mail...
 

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General Tech / Stuck (closed) heat riser valve??
« on: September 11, 2008, 02:43:56 AM »
I've never used any JB Weld stuff on a manifold so I have no opinion there.
 
I would drill/tap the holes and install allen-head setscrews with some hi-temp RTV.  If you dont make threads all teh way down you could tighten the setscrew against the end of the threads, effectively giving it some interference-fit at the bottom to help hold it in place. 

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General Tech / Stuck (closed) heat riser valve??
« on: September 10, 2008, 09:40:02 AM »
Don't all the smallblocks have the swivel-cup flange on the manifolds and headpipes, though?  I've not seen every smallblock, but every smallblock I've seen was that way...

It's possible that there is a dent or flaw on the cup of the headpipe, if so, hammer it back as best you can.  Goop it up with hi-temp copper RTV and say a prayer. 
 
If that doesn't work, try my next trick:
Strip some lengths of copper wire and twist them together, make a circle the size of the cup, lightly solder the ends together (you don't want to make a large hard spot, just enough to hold the ends together while you place this new 'gasket'), goop it up with the copper RTV, and assemble.  The theory is that the wire strands will mash as necessary to meet the irregular surfaces.  You'll have to use some judgment for wire gauge, how many strands, etc.
 
I did this on a warped flat-flange pipe that blew gaskets monthly.  This trick lasted over a year.
 
fury fan2008-09-10 14:44:25

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Tech- - Engine / Which transmission will bolt up?
« on: August 06, 2008, 02:44:43 AM »
I agree they can be original only once, but let's face it, it will still be in good condition, still be a time capsule, and would have a powerful, fuel-efficient engine.  Some folks would say that's a win-win. 
 
Also, in doing this on a car in poorer condition could add another $5000 to the overall cost - he's got to buy another car, then perhaps do rust repair, paint, interior, brakes, etc.  Plus he has another car to store and take care of.
 
And based on Polaraco's past effort with the Maggie, this car would turn out fabulous.    

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Tech- - Engine / Which transmission will bolt up?
« on: August 05, 2008, 11:01:57 AM »
I have to admit I'm in favor of a clean 5.7 conversion into a 4-dr C-body.  It will make jealous / piss off the A-B-E guys, and I think that is a worthwhile thing to do.
 
Of course I can imagine the prospect for Polaraco to do this, because I personally lack the time, talent, inclination, enthusiasm, skill , determination, perseverence, etc, to do such a project.

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Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Continental Tire lawsuit
« on: August 01, 2008, 02:45:39 AM »
Man, I agree.  The girlfriend got about 25,000 on the Contis on her Mini Cooper.  I assumed it was some 'normal' thing that an old car guy like me had 'obsolete' beliefs about...
 
fury fan2008-08-01 07:49:39

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Tech- - Engine / Which transmission will bolt up?
« on: August 01, 2008, 02:35:38 AM »
Not that I'm a Moparts.com fan, but there is some good info there if you can get through all the narcissism and ego.  I have seen a few conversion threads there. 
 
Here's one:
http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=QuestionAnswer&Number=3930520&Searchpage=1&Main=3930520&Words=&topic=1&Search=true#Post3930520
 
fury fan2008-08-01 07:41:12

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Just looked at Raybestos's website and they show both the 7012 and 7018 (the '73 rotor) as fitting a 71.  I have found numerous websites with this error on it!   
 
Anyway, Ray's shows the 7012 and 7012R  as fitting 1971, and it shows the R as 'professional grade' and the other one as 'PG plus'.  They do not provide any extra details on the 7012R, and I did not see anything describing the marketing/engineering differences between the 2 grades.
 
Anyway, it looks like they interchange and I'm now poised to save $40 on rotors, which is a good thing.  But compared to the '73 rotors, it's kinda like a 'good' day in the stock market - you don't come out ahead, you just lose a little less than the day before...

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