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John-T-53 last won the day on March 8

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About John-T-53

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    Zen Master, I breathe Vintage Mopar!
  • Birthday 02/01/1978

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    Belmont, CA 94002
  • My Project Cars
    1953 Dodge B4B, 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 1973 Chrysler NYB


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    San Mateo, CA
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    car restoration, surfing, skiing, hiking, camping, wood working, traveling, photography

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  1. Hey Fargo...All of the pertinent information I listed in the post that you quoted. Please check out my build thread linked below for more detailed info and post questions to that one. I don't want to muddy the waters with too much flimflam on Fargone's build thread. S10's were known for the Iron Duke....same 4 cylinder that still powers the US mail delivery vehicles today! I would swap in a 265 if I could get me one, they are nice engines. But I really don't have any complaints about the "little" 218, it works great.
  2. Thanks for documenting your build, I can't wait to see the results of the first A833 trans swap, at least one that's been documented on this forum. As others have said in regards to the rear end ratios, I think you will want a lower ratio as well. Considering the power output of the flattie, you'll want an overall final drive ratio of around 12 to 13:1, in first gear. In my truck (equipped with an OD) I believe the final ratio in first is about 13.5:1. That gets me up to about 10 - 15 mph but a quick start off the line. It works perfectly and I love driving it. Edit: From a performance perspective, I absolutely need this 1st gear for starting out. I can start out in 2nd but it's sluggish.... Edit: On the tall end of the gearing, I have 2.95 final drive ratio. Highway speeds I'm in the low 2k's for RPM. I can climb hills in OD as well. 230 w/ (2) 1bbl carbs. "junk buckets" .... WTF, LOL!
  3. I'd think that if a 12 volt Pertronix Ignitor was installed on a 6 volt system, it wouldn't even run.... I installed a 6 volt compatible Pertronix on mine with the stock 6V coil years ago and have never looked back to the days with points. The important step to take is to call their Tech line and have them give you the appropriate part number for your system, whether 6 or 12 volt, positive or negative ground. they make 'em all.
  4. The only thing missing in that shot are Willie, Waylon, and the boys....
  5. Ah....good to hear. I will check online.... That "figure 8" spring clip...that's the part in the door that the arm slides through?
  6. I need one of these for the passenger side... door is dented where it has opened into the rear edge of the front fender as a result of said piece missing.
  7. That torque converter looks big in the pictures, and heavy.... What's the new manual trans?
  8. Does the Route Van live in MN? I didn't realize how tall those things were....
  9. I just noticed that my truck made it into a Gooogle aerial when it was parked in San Francisco recently....
  10. I changed the oil in my friends VW golf (?) or whatever 4-dr little hatchback thing she drives. It had a Plastic oil pan for chrissakes!!! Even the drain plug was plastic, twist it 90 degrees and it pops out. I don't see it lasting through a half dozen oil changes by the jamokes at jiffy-lube....
  11. I also used ARP studs and nuts and the value of 55 ft-lbs sounds about right, although I would recommend checking with ARP technical. They are pretty helpful when you call... A set of studs should come with a wee packet of ARP thread lubricant, which is good shite!
  12. Whenever it's a "call for price" situation that bumps it into default red flag status - hostile seller....
  13. I'm out of vacation time...went to Spain instead. Watch the fishtailin'!
  14. The grass must still be growing, which means endless mowing and no time for fun. We just had a couple weeks of unusually late storms out here.
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