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« Reply #30 on: February 10, 2010, 11:06:24 AM »

Sounds like me.  I spent more on tools the last 3 years so I could do the job myself than I have on cars.
 
Except for a few. . .  I can't trust anyone anymore to do a decent job. 
 
Bob, you are in the Few.  Just get it done.
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« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2010, 04:40:09 PM »


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Sounds like me.  I spent more on tools the last 3 years so I could do the job myself than I have on cars.
 
Except for a few. . .  I can't trust anyone anymore to do a decent job. 
 

Sounds like I have the same affliction.  I been buying tools too, sure I'll need more though.

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« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2010, 04:46:03 PM »


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My friend saved his 48 from the salvage yard. He's notorously  thrifty. He did most of the work himself. The engine and trans were original, though he did have some problems with the cooling system.
 
If you like I can put you in touvh with him. I'm sure he could answer most of your questions.
 
He was interested if your car was a Custom or a Delux.
 

Steve...sure pass on my e-mail to your friend.  Would love to have someone to talk to who has restified a car just like mine.  Since I'm sure there will be certain things specific to this body style.

brian hansen bc @ shaw.ca (remove spaces)

Fernando is a mix?  It has "custom" emblems on the side of the hood, but a "Deluxe" steering wheel.



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« Reply #33 on: February 10, 2010, 04:46:27 PM »

There's always something you don't have. . .   But the old school training, improvising, comes to play many times.  Like the reversed socket.
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« Reply #34 on: February 12, 2010, 06:21:57 PM »


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There's always something you don't have. . .   But the old school training, improvising, comes to play many times.  Like the reversed socket.

I love picking up "Seasoned" knowledge. 

Like I just picked up how to make cheap thread chasers...take a nut, or bolt that fits the thread you want to clean, then cut some small groves in the thread, about 1/8" deep and at least two.  Then thread away....cheap and easy.

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2010, 03:04:40 AM »

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...take a nut, or bolt that fits the thread you want to clean, then cut some small groves in the thread, about 1/8" deep and at least two.  Then thread away....
Gawd, I love this place. 

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« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2010, 05:28:39 AM »

Yep. . .I threw mine out when I got taps and dies.
 
I'm chasing all the holes on the 5.9 right now.  You'd be amazed at waht comes out of them.
 
There must have been a worn out tap on the machine.  Random holes are giving me metal
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« Reply #37 on: February 22, 2010, 08:02:14 AM »



         Well my new motor and tranny are home!!!



A buddy and me left yesterday morning at 6:30am and drove the 4 hours one
way to arrive at the guys house to pick up the motor, tranny and stuff.



Had a nice chat with the guy, go to look at their cars, a 41 dodge
convertible (restored to original), 31 Model A (restored to original),
47 Plymouth (now hot rodded), and a early 70's Lincoln Continental 2dr
with only 9000 original miles!!



Loaded up the motor and tranny, stopped for some lunch and was back
home by 3:30pm. But the tranny in my friends truck didn't do so well.
97 dodge ram Ext. cab, 4x4, 360/auto. By the time we got back home he
had no 3rd gear or OD!!








 

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« Reply #38 on: February 22, 2010, 08:02:41 AM »

Here are a few pics...



Home and un-strapping the motor.







Motor on hoist.











Didn't think that the oil bath air cleaner would blow out fluid from
all the air being driven down the aircleaner, carb and intake. Made a
bit of a mess but shouldn't have hurt anything.

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« Reply #39 on: February 22, 2010, 08:03:07 AM »

Took a couple of the dual exhaust modification.











They modified and welded the manifold up themselves, it may not be
perfect but they had been running it in the car with no problems.

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« Reply #40 on: February 22, 2010, 08:03:34 AM »

Pic of the original manual 3 speed next to one of my 833OD trannies.







The guy also included a nice uncracked set of intake and exhaust manifolds.







He also found a set of gaskets for the old flathead as well.







So now I wait for Fernando to arrive home so I can get to work on him.


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« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2010, 09:00:13 AM »

Are you wanting to have a dual carb manifold made?  It was pretty reasonable. . . .  I'll get the guys info for you.
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« Reply #42 on: February 22, 2010, 09:17:45 AM »

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Are you wanting to have a dual carb manifold made?  It was pretty reasonable. . . .  I'll get the guys info for you.

Here's one for you. Has anyone taken the time to figure out how to switch intake to exhaust ports to have six individual runners to intake and three for exhaust? It requires a cam recut switching intake and exhaust lobes (I think a change of sparkplug firing order would do the same trick), and then making intake and exhaust manifolds to take care of the carb/exhaust flow. In researching the valve sizes, the exhaust DeSoto valves are the same size as the intake Dodge flathead 6 valves, so the offset of having individual intake ports and the smaller valve compared to a slightly larger valve and a shared port would probably offset well enough to prevent the valve size from being a problem (even if bigger is better).
 
The 833OD would probably be fine behind a flat six, not much power to worry about messing up that aluminum case, saw an article one time about a countershaft through the case tends to oval out and start leaking if too much is thrown at it, there are repair bushings to fix the issue.
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« Reply #43 on: February 22, 2010, 02:03:54 PM »

once the Hemi came out, why bother further developing the anemic flat 6?

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« Reply #44 on: June 18, 2010, 10:02:32 PM »

Well the car is officially mine...paper work arrived last week.  Now it's work out a time to move the car from Southern Cali to Portland OR.




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