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About greg g

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    manlius, ny
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    46 ply business CPE

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    Just outside Syracuse, NY/ 46 Plym Business Coupe/ Home of the electric traffic signal
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    hittin stuff with hammers

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    re-tyred (currently radials)

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  1. greg g

    Making smoke.... on purpose.

    I guess I don't understand why you would want to do this. Leave the smoke to the flyover planes. Most folks toss candy to the kids. We changed up a few years back and we now toss dog biscuits to the k9 s in the crowd. The looks on the kids faces run the gamut from what the heck, to oh I get it!!
  2. greg g

    Rad cap

    Where is your overflow located? If it's on the radiator expansion tank or below the cap to rediator gasket on the filler neck it's an unpressurized system and it won't matter what cap you put on as the system can't build pressure. With a nearly 70 year old core and heater core, I wouldn't go pressurized any way.
  3. Have an acquaintance who has a 2000. First 125k were on dyno diesel. Now he makes his own catalyzed biodiesel I believe the truck is coming up on 325 k. He does a lot of dual axle trailer towing with it. It's not as pretty as yours but still runs great and smells like French fries and egg rolls at idle.
  4. greg g

    front suspension & rearend swap

    If you cant find stock front springs from normal vendors, there are some folks here who installed Ford Aerostar front springs. You will notice that the stock shock absorbers on the front mount between the A arms. A simple upgrade is to buy or make frame mounts 53-56Ford F100 work well and can be bolted on, then add longer gas shocks. Several front disc. brake conversions are availably, most of them have been discussed and documented on these pages, use the search function. Also the front sway bar from non Grand Cherokee jeeps are a simple up grade. If you feel you need to address the rear axle, Cherokee, Dakota five bolt, Ford ranger, explorer, and Mopar B bodies are good donors and some will give you rear disc brakes in the bargain. Some spring pad work and shock mount work will be needed. If you go to do the front clip thing you will need to fabricate a lot of new sheet metal and bracket hangers, bumper mounts, and other things added to the change.
  5. greg g

    230 dodge w/Edgy aluminum head, problems

    The water pump discharges into the block through distribution tube, and a hoe in the front of the block just below the head. Water flowing from the head goes to the top of the radiator when the t stat opens. So if it's flowing, the upper hose should be warm. I certainly wouldn't be chancing any overheating and warping my pretty new aluminum head till it was fully sorted. Wonder I'd there is casting sand plugging the head passages? Were it me before I mounted the head I would Gorilla tape the passages from block to head and the stat opening and put some compressed air into the heater port and make sure the head passages were clear.
  6. greg g

    front suspension & rearend swap

    What are you trying to accomplish? Have you driven the car? What did you find lacking?
  7. greg g

    What's wrong with this picture......

    Your wood grain is really faded...
  8. greg g

    Exhaust smoke and oil consumption

    Do you have active oil leaks? Is so where? How much oil is in the pan when you add oil? If adding oil is actually is over filling the pan , the engine will tend to purge what is extra. This question because there were three different styles and lengths of dip stick. If your car has an incorrect dip stick, it may be over full. Next time you need to add oil according to the stick, drain the pan and see how much is in there. Does the car smoke after sitting at a light or after making a sharp turn? If so that might suggest worn valve guides. What type of oil are you using?
  9. greg g

    230 dodge w/Edgy aluminum head, problems

    Pull the stat and see if that has any effect on the situation.
  10. greg g

    230 dodge w/Edgy aluminum head, problems

    Call the seller. What installation instructions came with the head? One would think they would address both systems. Your equipment is for external bypass.
  11. greg g

    48 Dodge Starter Question

    If it is not brushes that need replacing, one of the next most common problems is the bushings wear oval. This will allow the armature to drag against the field coils when the solenoid closes. This causes so much resistance that power drops quickly. They are replaceable. Some times heat from resistance will melt the solder in the armature windings. Pull it out, check the brushes, then check the bushings. if you see evidence of melted solder you are likely looking for a new starter.
  12. greg g

    langdon's headers w/ stock fuel pump

    Knuckle, check with Moose (manifoldsbymoose.com)
  13. greg g

    langdon's headers w/ stock fuel pump

    I believe the Langdon's are recasts using what were the molds designed by Fenton. What seems missing on the above pictured modification is a block off to keep exhaust gasses from entering the intake heat chamber. When I did mine, I used a piece trying stainless along with the original style gasket. I suppose you could use coper or brass sheet stock.
  14. greg g

    New Project

    Can't put in a format to save it to repost. Maybe someone else can...
  15. greg g

    New Project

    Here is a pic of the engine designed for the Met prototype. https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10211465255615527&id=1487287094&set=gm.407797072987841&source=48&refid=18&_ft_=qid.6602196639596591879%3Amf_story_key.407797072987841%3Aog_action_id.10211465256015537%3Atop_level_post_id.407797072987841%3Atl_objid.407797072987841%3Acontent_owner_id_new.1487287094%3Asrc.22%3Aphoto_id.10211465255615527&__tn__=EH-R
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