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  1. Oil Pan Removal, Engine in Car. '53 Windsor 265.

    I always ran detergent oils, never had a problem even before the engines pans were cleaned out. Not sure how much stock I put into the non detergent claim, heck detergent oil has been around a long time. Hey but there are all kinds of "oil stories" out there. Here is my oil pan from my 228 Fargo engine, bottom end was quite clean, and not much sludge in the pan...
  2. Edmonds Head qestions and problems

    Thanx OAD refreshing when accurate and reliable info is presented. Yes George Ache Carbs are King. Have a matched set and his custom linkage well built and great prices..
  3. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    Hey all, This thread will discuss and illustrate Chrysler Flathead 6 Turbocharging and Blowers. I know very little about this topic and would like to learn more. What works what doesnt. Draw through, blow through, PSI, waste gates inter coolers piping and carbs etc. Add your comments, pics, videos etc. I will post some pics and videos l8ter in the thread too. I did a seatch and not a meaningful amount of discussion and/ or projects have been undertaken...
  4. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    Well of course, but knowing it can be blasted to a higher RPM might assure its okay blasting to 4500 rpm on bursts for short periods of time. Here is my well worn out 228 revving to 4000 RPM easily.
  5. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    This is an area I have no idea. But having said this, these engines can spin to 5000 RPM without adverse affects, as long as the bottom end is in good shape. Now this is the words of renowned Mopar Flathead engine builder George Asche Jr., this RPM he quoted is without any modifications to the crank or bearing shells. Now a Turbo boosted engine, might create further load and pressure along with the RPM, I really don't know. But revving to 4500 should be no issues, and keeping Boost moderate and in perspective. Maybe Mc Cullough had an Issue with Mopar period and marketed their products as such...
  6. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    Your redline can be safely increased to 4500 to 5000 RPM with a healthy stock bottom end.
  7. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    Fantastic looking forward to your build..
  8. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    Great look forward to your builds Gents. Please fo post along the way, then we can all learn something. I'm hoping someone who has already done this on say a 230 or 265 can post some real world results and data with respect to HP, torque, and performance....
  9. Forced Induction Turbo/Super Charger Thread

    Some have seen this on U tube. We wont be prejudicial as it is a Stude engine
  10. Whose Truck Got A Workout?

    Hi all, 55 Fargo, hauled the rubbish to the dump, then get a free load of vinyl siding and old telephone pole pieces. Let's here from those who used their trucks to do what they were intended to do, and thats "Work"...
  11. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Kool is that what Jibjobb has I wonder? I was just kidding with the 0 to 60...lol Believe me my 228 is not so fast. I am hoping he has a comparison from before and after..
  12. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    On what a 201? 0 to 60 in 60 seconds .....lol Okay relate to our viewers the difference in measurable terms if possible...
  13. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Your not intruding, mate. Just thought maybe you had a different idea as comparing to a stock head CC...
  14. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Help in what way as its not stock. Its a nice head no doubt. Note the sparkplug hole position as compared to stock...
  15. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Okay yall, have a looksy at this IND 265 head, its chambers are huge, the 265 has the "holy grail" of all strokes, its the Mopar Flathead King of stroke. Now this head placed onto a 228 would lower compression big time. Facts, when you increase stroke, and thr CC (head) remains the same, you increase compression. This is not Fargo's armchair opinion, its Automotive engineering fact, Google it and see. Tim Kings bury already documented on the other thread, that there are many many head designs, and compression ratios for these engines, from the early lower types, industrial type, and later high compression types.
  16. 55 ply 23" to 1947 25" engine swap question

    Nope off a 47 chrysler
  17. 55 ply 23" to 1947 25" engine swap question

    Car or truck pan? I have a loose car pan off a 250
  18. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Canadian Built Powerwagons came with 250s and possibly 237s, both 25 inch engines. Just a FYI
  19. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Greg i find it interesting that in 1954 the 217 has a 110 hp rating with only a .25 change in compression ratio. That is 13 more hp over a 1950 engine. So theoretically raising the same engine to 8:1 would result in a 52 hp difference? To a 149 hp 217 engine. Of course it wouldnt but what else about the head or induction changed for the 1954 217 engine?
  20. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Not exactly. Is the Hollanders referring to a fit which of course it would for internal later types as well as the earlier external type differences. Internal with internal and external with external. There were a number if different heads created too even for just a 230 specific engine. A 1 size fits all for heads is not the case. In fact we have been down this road on another thread that is currently locked. I would add the longer stroke engine might have larger combustion chambers to accomplish a specific compression ratio. From.an engineering stand point a longer stroke would thrust more volume into the CC, raising pressure, thus a slightly largerCC volume would regulate the compression ratio. I.have a 265 industrial engine with a 4 3/4 stroke and a specified 7:1 comp ratio. This head would lower the comp ratio on say a 228 engine with its 4 1/4 stroke. The combustion chambers are huge. At any rate it would be nice to see pics of an early 230 head as well ad the later 230 head compared to the 218 head.
  21. Fluid drive transmission strength

    So you have an M6 semi auto 4 spd now? Going to a 3 spd fluid drive is simple in that case. It uses the same shifter linkage too. 230 to 250? As mentioned is it a 23 or 25 inch engine. If the latter than its a 228 engine.
  22. Six Volt LEDs or...

    The alternator is an easy conversion. The LED bulbs will require a non bi metalic thermal signal flasher. The LED bulbs dont draw enough current for those type of flashers.
  23. Spitfire head

    Okay fooling around in the shop for a few minutes this afternoon. I actually ran my ATV and snow blade down the driveway a few times, had a about an inch of snow....LOL So I pulled the head off my Industrial 265 engine, here are some pics, thew chambers are huge and quite deep, I do think this head might have been cleaned up in the last rebuild. This engine is not bad, and if it did not have a tiny bit of cyl ridge and a rust spot on cyl 6 I would fire it up and possibly use it as is. This head will not be getting used, I am looking specifically for a late 1950s big truck 250 or 265 head if possible. This engine is supposed to have 7:1 compression ratio, as per 1960s spec for Massey combines, now if this is true, not sure why it can't be milled to accomplish 8 or even 8.5:1 compression, but have been advised its not a good head to use and milling will not improve it. This head on a 218 or a 228 would no doubt drop the compression drastically. If I milled it, it most likely could stand to .100
  24. How to tell if your head has been messed with

    Be better off with a composite glued to brass than aluminum soldered to it..
  25. New Guy In The House.

    Welcome TT everything is in "red ink" you plan on spending a lot of money on her...lol