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    Alternator pulley alignment

    There are a few threads on this subject, but mainly seem to relate to wrong pulleys or brackets, or spacers. My setup seems original, and I have tried several different arrangements to get my pulley in line, but. But, in my case, the pulley is at an angle with the crank pulley. This align...
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    Coolant temp again

    When I got the 383 up and running, it was full of mud instead of water, that got flushed for about a year. And, the temps ran up to about 200F when pushed. In efforts to get it down, larger 3 row radiator copper, high flow pump and thermostat, and spring in the lower hose that was sucking a...
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    Power Steer Pump Leak

    I have got to say that I am very happy with a Lares new steer gearbox and a pump rebuild. But, my pump has had a small leak. So, I thought it was a gasket and talked to the company who said to return for repair, after locating the leak. That was a great comment. I had noted lots of oil...
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    Weird world of grease guns

    Just thought I would ask yet another dumb question....this time on automotive grease, used in cartridge guns. When I was a kid, I worked on a pipe laying crew, and would grease the tracks of the big machines each morning. And, there were no cartridges, you just placed the end of the open gun...
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    Driveshaft geometry question

    Pulling my hair again. To pull driveshaft again for new front yoke, I put the car on blocks under the tires so I can get under. Yes, used to have a lift in a nice garage, but no more.....retarded. So, to gain just a bit of room for the rotundness, I used the bumper jack on rear corner to...
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    More U joints

    Showin my rear yet again. I had pulled the driveshaft some time ago for a bad front joint. Replaced both, the front with a sealed spicer, the rear with a greaseable Moog. Spicer so fat would not enter the yoke flanges....had to trim a bit. But, my big mistake was in handling the caps on...
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    The old stalling when put in gear syndrome

    I have been working on my 66 383 now for about two years, with short road trials for about year and a half. So, after my recent work on replacing the timing chain and gears, I had never seen anything like the chain slop in this one.....mainly from the plastic all gonium, prob. So, out with...
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    Could use some immediate help on cam timing

    Often wonder where my brain has retired to. Old 66 383, think that I need to replace timing set and damper. So, before beginning, open distributor and get rotor on no. 1 cylinder, then bring damper around to TDC. Now that I am looking at the cam gear, it is out 180, time mark on top. Also...
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    Cast crank, forged crank, whats the big deal.....

    Take the pan off and look at the front counterbalance.....machined or rounded from pounded.....nah. The cast crank has much more carbon than the forged. Forged has lots of alloys that the cast does not...Soooo, just take some fine paper, 1000 or so and polish the nose of the crank. Then...
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    Big block damper install

    Anyone remember the pressing on of a big block harmonic damper?? I am building an install tool and want to use 3/8 rod to pull. But, if they are very tight, I will have to up the size. Prob heat the damper a taste to help and will use a bit of never seize....but am curious how tough you have...
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    Timing chain replace, et al

    Have only done a bit of homework on this so far, and am just punting to get started. 66 fury 383. But, with some rear main seal leaks, the work begins. So, several questions for those who come before me on issues. I will just go down the list.....first, there is one oil pan bolt that is...
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    Stinkin Ujoints

    My first experience with changing Ujoints was not on my early cars, but in a shop I worked as a young man. Old guy showed me how when I was about 22. And, have done many since then. So, after the lower ball joints, I have a bit of a vibration, and found the front joint a bit loose, so...
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    383 block flushing

    Have not yet pulled the two block plugs for coolant.....look like maybe 3/8 pipe. Am considering making a spray nozzle that would hit any mud residue from the sides and hopefully flush better. On this old beastie, have gotten a lot of brown mud with several flushes and want to do something...
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    Water Pump Woes

    The car is almost as old as I am, well maybe not.....but the findings just continue. So, once running the car, I began to hammer in second gear to see how things go. Cooling issues, and after about a fourth flush with cleaner, it got worse....and was at about 225 when I returned to the...
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    Engine heat and radiator

    I am finally running some short drives with my fury. My second temp gauge is still reading low about 30F, but with no thermostat, I am still getting to 190 in cool weather idling with hood down. So, I talked to a friend with 427 in comet, and he raised rear of hood about an inch and it...
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    Whining and complaining....again

    Working on my most recent conundrum.....a water temp gauge. I sent my gauge pack out to SC to a specialist who could not repair my gauges, to include the inside voltage regulator. So, after talking to them, I bought not one, but two types of regulator and tried both. Not happy. So, will...
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    Check Rubber Fuel Lines

    I added new rubber fuel lines when install a new Edelbrock about six months ago. I keep hose on hand, and had some NAPA fuel line from years back. So, used it. I just ordered a new adapter for the carb, so removed that fuel line. It had totally cracked around the flare on the plastic...
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    U Joints on driveshaft

    I have replaced a ton of U joints, some on cars, some on ag machines. Found a great note from Woods driveshafts showing how to simply tap the joint and inertia will push out the joint caps....great video. But, after finding a front joint a bit loose, I began to review what my car uses. ALL...
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    Spark Plug Wire Resistance

    Most of the newer spiral wound wires, appears to be the good stuff, seems to run around 50 ohms per foot. Some have said that the old wires, maybe the carbon core, were thousands per foot, meaning 10k ohms for a wire. So, having a friend recently with coil overheating, I am just a bit...
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    Fuel line thru stub frame replacement

    So, for those familiar with my recent mishaps, I had replaced the fuel pump...and yes, as questioned, why did I replace the old one. But, with the new one, there was some strange bit of air and fuel entering the clear filter. So, before replacing the pump, it dawned on my pea brain to check...
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