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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

    Key here is that when the weather gets this hot you have to stay hydrated!
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    Coolant temp again

    I would be very happy if it could maintain 180 when hot and in traffic or on the heavy romps.....second gear for a few miles on back roads pushing it. After my changes, we are at about 195 or a bit less. The engine is transferring the heat to the water, but the cooling part is not where I...
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    Coolant temp again

    Wellllll, yes, but. I would like to have a bit of better cooling performance than it seems I do now. With my current 180 thermo, I was hoping it would now have the ability to keep it there, but it does not. The summit rad is made in mehico, but is large and three row copper, and appears...
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    Coolant temp again

    On the flush, I got some evapo rust for a friend, and it comes out black, when it cleans out the rust. I have not had this in this engine yet, mainly because I pulled the block drains, had to drive out a rust plug inside, but flowed nicely after plug pushed out. Also, what I can see from the...
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    Coolant temp again

    Cant argue with the points. Lower radiator is running about 140, but with higher flow it could screw up.....just pushing the envelope. I have never liked the higher temps....esp today as with the 210 thermostats, both gas and diesel. I dont give a crap about emissions, just engine...
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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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    A note of thanks and appreciation for the forum

    I would second the thanks to all who help on the forum. I have been on mine now for almost two years and really appreciate some of the experience from others on tech notes, parts, and more. Great place for help on our projects.
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    Checking/adjusting bands at every fluid change?

    I was educated and worked around machines for my lifetime, as well as work on cars and bikes for fun. And, it is always interesting to consider some of the interactions going on that just amaze us. And for this issue, it is a balance of friction and lubrication that is still interesting...
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    Power Steer Pump Leak

    Yes, name brand fluid for the PS. What I have found on this casing appears to be a divit, kind of like you struck it with a ball peen hammer....small dent. I purchased this pump used, and it did have a serious dent in the pulley that Lares repaired. I am thinking this dent could have...
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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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    Driveshaft geometry question

    Thanks for comments. But, there is a bit of confusion on my methods. I use floor jacks, now on gravel with plywood under the wheels, to raise, but in some cases, instead of jackstands, I put the wheels on 6x6 blocks. Then, I will sometimes add some body lift, either with a small scissor...
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    Checking/adjusting bands at every fluid change?

    I agree on the fill tube point. With that, they want you to go to 100k to change fluid. I bought a C5 vette couple years back with just under the 100k. Lifted and pulled the pan. Filter clean, and then the fun begins. Fill up the the horizontal plug, run the engine until it hits the...
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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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    Oil

    Maybe so, maybe not. I worked for years with some folks down there in texas.....great bunch on engine tech. I also learned in school a hell of long time back, that four ball api was the test for scuffing, that is for the heavy loads of sliding friction mainly on the cam, not the rings. So...
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    Oil

    For most of us, you can just look at the front of the bottle, most mfrs, and see the multi facet star for the stinkin epa. This indicates the gasoline oils they removed the zinc and phospho from. But, I do not like them for either the small engine that all, imo, have flat tappet, and what...
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    1970 Fury HP Exhaust Manifolds Burn Valve Cover Paint

    Gotta give em that, the chryslers were interesting at top end.....different than ford and chevy. They would roll. Early on I moved from plymouth to chevy. For drag racing, chrysler shifting was a challenge, and in 70's with the damn new process, all you did was replace shift forks.....not...
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    1970 Fury HP Exhaust Manifolds Burn Valve Cover Paint

    When in HS in Fairfax, I spent my fridays drag racing. And, there was a group that would gather at 2am on sunday, and run the 70 miles around the new 495 beltway. Just wondering if you 68Pk might have been involved in that game. I just had to be on the look out for fairfax county in...
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