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General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: March 17, 2013, 07:37:50 AM »
I agree with you, I have just never seen one apart until now.  Until Jergen Schremmp got to Mercedes Benz and later fired Wolfgang Bernhard (sp) and sent him over to Volkswagen, German cars were far better than any others, not so true in the 90s. More complex and expensive does not equate to better all the time.

General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: March 16, 2013, 09:13:21 AM »
Wow. That actually looks like a pretty sturdy design. Cool, and thanks for sharing this.

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 14, 2013, 06:45:38 PM »
Kind of the same thing, but you have disable the other four cylinders so you don't have them sucking oil or reduced friction from moving valves open and closed, things like that. This extra reduction is good for an extra few hp and of course the mpg.

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 09, 2013, 07:43:14 AM »
I was part of the development of the invention of Drive-more. 1962 Cadillac, Hearse (mom's car), started running not rough, but not quite as peppy. 7950 pounds dry and I had my mentor and myself inside, another 425lbs (he's 6'9", 250lbs, I was 6'2" 175lbs). Turned out the AVS 4bbl carb is designed to feed the carb from the side and if fuel pressure is low (or tank almost out of gas and barely pumping), only one side of the carb is fed, so, after that, we pulled the four sparkplugs for the four runners (two inside runners, two outside runners the opposite side) and she did just fine. Actually started doing some experiments on how to make it operate without doing damage to the engine itself, but the heads did need to be pulled to remove a couple exhaust valves to prevent compression in the cylinders, lifter plugs to allow oil pressure to stay active, a one or two barrel carb to feed only one side of the engine, and headers to keep the deactivated cylinders protected. Took less than a day to assemble, about the same to change back, had three 440s in town done, and a 69 Camaro with a 400 converted, able to get 30mpg out of her, and that was tested with over 700lbs dead weight in the Camaro. All because I was running out of gas in a Cadillac hearse. A couple years later they came out with the Cadillac 8-6-4, which was an electronic failure, but then look at the 5.7 cylinder deactivation system for, or course, mileage. Same thing, just flattening the lifter pressure to deactivate cylinders

General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: March 08, 2013, 06:00:14 PM »
Had a friend with a Thing, had to put sidesteps on the side of it because his wenie dog kept catching his thingy on the edge of the door and needed a step!

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 08, 2013, 12:12:47 PM »
That's because you had two three cylinder engines, not one four cylinder engines. Look at the H pattern of the intake manifold. Two center and two outer cylinders on the opposite side.  If one of the two four runners is sparking and the other four aren't, she will run smoothly believe it or not, it is how you can get a 440 in a Chrysler New Yorker to get 25mpg with a few modifications and still have enough power to get out of your own way on top of it!

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 08, 2013, 10:59:38 AM »
Quote from: azblackhemi
Well I'm glad I started with the easy stuff. I pulled the air cleaner off and rught away noticed two plug wires not in thr distributer cap. Not sure how they suddenly came out but it's fixed. Thanks for the help.

Loose wires will do that! But you know what? If you remove every other sparkplug wire so you have four plugs firing and four dead (has to be every other wire), she will run just fine!

General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: March 08, 2013, 10:56:44 AM »
It's all in the cams. Haven't figured out how to make power down below 3000rpm without compromising top end hp numbers. Mopars were always known for making torque. Look at them now and you see hp, torque peaking all the way up into the 4500rpm range, which isn't right. In order to get the hp numbers they are compromising too much. Shorter duration on the cam, being they are roller cams now, they could fix that. Roller cams add about 25 degrees to the duration because they travel so fast and smoothly and they just haven't figured that out. I don't care about an engine that can rev to 9000 or even 7000rpm because I don't drive there, so a recut cam would make a world of difference. Flow isn't the issue, the quad heads flow more than 250cfm in stock form, over 300cfm on ported heads, which is big block ported head numbers, so they figured lower lift would be a compromise, but it doesn't work that way, they bleed to much cylinder pressure off and lose the torque.

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 08, 2013, 04:54:38 AM »
Additionally, the lean burn system is really not serviceable. The control box is a replace to repair part, even diagnostics are horrible, as half the part/system checks require a replacement part to test whether it works or not. Good when they worked, but not very durable.

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 08, 2013, 04:52:17 AM »
There is no vacuum port on the carb with the lean burn removed, carb has to be changed, too. An early 318 carb is a good solution if you have one of them around, and half the wiring harness goes away, too. Not a difficult swap, and about ten pounds of stuff off the front nose of the car to boot.

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:50:40 PM »
Ballast resistor isn't bad if it is running. Distributor cap first, then what condition is the gas? Lean burn may be going out!!!!!! Vacuum leaks.

General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: March 06, 2013, 06:13:52 PM »
Aaaaaa, the small block 427. Nice car actually.

General Mopar Discussions / My New "Canuck" Car
« on: March 03, 2013, 05:46:24 PM »
318 and lean burn. What else can a guy ask for! I like the wheels, too!

Sounds like you have a pretty nice little project there. A shame he allowed things to go as bad as he did with the truck, amazing what people tend not to do and live with it, scary.

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