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Tech- - Engine / lo mi 318 for real??
« on: September 03, 2011, 08:09:19 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO

The color designated the spring tension.It wasn't run long enough to wash it off.Why is the block so dirty?

Correct. The bluish/green valvesprings were the low-po version w/ NO damper speed pro VS510 replacement.They had 6-7 coils. The 340 spring was natural WITH damper and replacement is VS 678 which was 5-6 coils. The lo-po bluish/green ones were on the B/RB ones also. Krautmaster had lots of info on these. I magnified that engine and there is no raised casting markings such as what a 340 head would have,be it X,J,A,etc. Also the intake ports are of the smaller height and width compared to the large port heads. The rockers,shafts etc. looks like there is no varnish or heat burned oil on them. Looking in the exhaust ports i could see only carbon on the valves which leads to believe the valve guides are probably in good shape as there is no oil residue. Most small blocks started to leak out of the valvecovers the day it left the factory. I don't know why it took them till about 92' to switch to the Magnum 10 bolt valve cover. I would bet my bottom dollar this is a 318. If i could see the damper,that would tell you for sure.


General BS and Laughs / Vacation
« on: August 14, 2011, 10:02:08 AM »
Good thing you weren't driving this!!!!! 


Tech- - FUEL / Finding NON-Ethanol gas
« on: August 12, 2011, 01:14:04 PM »
I run Premium in the sled/boat and anything with a 2-stroke as the ethanol tends to wash away the oils from the cyl. walls and bearings where a 2-stroke needs them the most. I use synthetics also for oils. It is easy to find up here (premium) in Canada,but we sure pay for it!


General Tech / Does this sticker trick really work?
« on: August 07, 2011, 04:02:58 PM »
Here's another option for putting on those decals. Put the decal in the freezer for a few hours as most adhesives do not stick well at cold temps. Peel the backer off before doing this or you risk damaging the decal. Put the pie tin in a place where it will not get bumped by the dog,wife,girlfriend,girlfriend AND wife,(hey...i'm not judging)etc. Lay the decal on gently and position it and LEAVE it alone. Do not put pressure on it till it comes up to room temp. Now the adhesive is sticky and the decal pliable. Take your credit card and go right down the middle and work your way out from both sides. Worked for me,but anyway you do it,it's tricky.


General BS and Laughs / How to tow a car
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:27:51 PM »
I can see someones wallet is gonna' get a bit lighter!


General BS and Laughs / C Picture
« on: July 23, 2011, 10:28:24 AM »
Although it is not mine..... Here's a picture of Gene Snows famous LO23 68' Hemi Dart,hooked up and on the trailer behind a "C". Interesting story on the Dart. After it was thrashed,it was found in a junkyard years ago and now it is totally restored. Charlie Castalado also had a Dart and the pic shows him picking it up at the Hurst plant loading the primered Dart on a trailer  being towed by a Chrysler wagon with a number of the 50 LO23 Darts in the backgroung. I'll search for that pic also.   Glen

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Update on the 'Toga
« on: July 23, 2011, 08:44:00 AM »
I see a fire extinguisher in your future! Good thing you saved it a lot of people are not as lucky. I have an extinguisher in the engine compartment and one mounted between my seats. After i had a meltdown at the racetrack w/ my 340 Duster,i,m never going to be caught without one again. Melted all my wiring,paint,etc,under the hood and i beat it almost out with my worn only twice Down filled vest,then it flared up again and a track official came and took care of it with a big extinguisher. I've never heard of a fuel filter rupturing,but, this day and age of inferior parts..... anything is possible.   Here's where my extinguisher is, in the int.        Glen owatajrkiam2011-07-23 14:19:22

General BS and Laughs / C Picture
« on: July 18, 2011, 06:21:41 AM »
I don't have a picture of it but i wish i did..... I towed my 71' 340 Duster from Winnipeg to Calgary (825 miles) and the car never missed a beat. No overheating,10 mpg, and all at about 55 mph to be on the safe side.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Wagon Project...
« on: July 11, 2011, 05:38:26 PM »

Looks GREAT,...but then....i'm kind of partial to 69' Monaco's myself!

owatajrkiam2011-07-11 22:39:22

Tech- -BODY / How to make the wife MADDER'n HELL
« on: July 11, 2011, 05:27:09 PM »
Ya' gotta print a few of these up. Women LOVE coupons! 


General BS and Laughs / I'm going GREEN! Hot Damn! 11-26 to 5-2-12
« on: April 22, 2011, 07:26:39 PM »
Try and keep those wind generators away from your bedroom. They are noisy when the wind is strong and can keep you awake if you like to sleep with the window open like i do.


General BS and Laughs / I've been given a second chance
« on: April 19, 2011, 03:49:17 PM »
I've seen quite a few Monaco's and they are all dented. The pieces actually stick out a whisker past the bumpers edge. The piece is made of thin aluminum and has a brite coating simmilar to anodizing. This piece weighs about as much as 5 sheets of paper.You cannot polish them as you will go through the thin layer of coating. The passenger sides tend to get more dents as you cannot see and judge the back end of the car like the D/Side. I looked for a good 5 years for those pieces (NOS) and even finding a good used one will be hard. I went a different direction and sprayed all of my trim pieces with the silver argent textured paint such as on a 71' Cuda's shaker hood scoop.

General BS and Laughs / I've been given a second chance
« on: April 19, 2011, 11:44:26 AM »
I sold my NOS L+R brite trim pieces to Brent (Pewtermonaco). These are almost unobtanium. Those back 6 pieces of brite trim pieces are the hardest things to find on these cars,as everyone seems to rub the garage door post once in awhile.

General BS and Laughs / I've been given a second chance
« on: April 18, 2011, 02:45:50 PM »
Awesome score!!!!! I installed the Spectra Premium 3/8" fuel sending unit in mine. It's for a 69 Charger,but will fit yours without any or very little tweaking. DO NOT use the supplied seal. It WILL leak. Use the original or go to your dealership and order a new one. The stock pickup is 5/16". You can go to Canadian Tire and they can order it. Just order it by part # and not by the year and model or the DORFF behind the counter will give you the "deer in the headlights" look. This Monaco looks to be in outstanding cond. The Canadian Monacos had 318s for std engine while the 383 got the nod in the US. How does the rear window channel look? Any rust?.

General BS and Laughs / Who's in charge around here?
« on: March 27, 2011, 06:20:59 AM »
They have a new flavour at the waffle house.Please be responsable and get a cab ride home. Do NOT crack and drive!

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