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Adam H P15 D30

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About Adam H P15 D30

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    SF Bay Area
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    San Francisco Bay Area, Kalifornia
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    Cars, Motorcycles, Boats etc.

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  1. California & The Internal Combustion Engine

    They will siphon the new road $$$ off like they did to the other road taxes that are currently being charged at the pump so the roads will not get any better but we get to enjoy the honored distinction of paying the highest (by far) fuel taxes in the country. The only reason your cost per mile has dropped is your fuel mileage has doubled. Some of us need to drive TRUCKS. I think the registration goes up an average of ~$100.00, might be mistaken though. The current road taxes should repair the roads, not get diverted.... Electric and Hybrid cars should pay the additional taxes based on mileage. To use their terms, "their fair share." You are braver than me, I'm afraid of plugging it into a spreadsheet. I already know we are getting ripped off. It WILL be repealed. My God, California sucks... Adam
  2. California & The Internal Combustion Engine

    Just wait till next year, you will see a huge jump in registration fees. Adam
  3. Front Disc Brake conversion, cost?

    As soon as you add up your labor hours, the ROI goes right out the window. This is true for almost all makes. Adam
  4. Leaf Spring options

    Yeah but those Posie Superslides are so nice to drive on. For a few bucks more than your quote, it might be worth it. Adam
  5. priming oil pump

    Assemble the pump with some trans gel on the rotors. That way if you don't get around to starting the engine for a while, the lube will still be there when the time comes. The trans gel will quickly break down and will not clog anything one the engine is running. I have used this method for both transmission and engine pumps for years. Adam
  6. Rear end swap

    The Ford 7.5 and 8.8 flanges are both different than the Plymouth driveshaft flange.' Adam
  7. Timing to retarded or not.

    Dump the Pertronix, your symptoms are classic Pertronix issues. Go back to points and return that junk. Seen it MANY times. In fact, there is a thread with similar popping and no power hot issues going on in the car forum that was fixed by removing the Pertronix. Adam
  8. Lowered pics?

    1 coil lopped off the front, 2" blocks in the rear, bottom leaf removed from spring pack, saggy rear springs. Dont let the haters get to you, plenty of us lower / modify / hot rod their Mopars. Edit: 4" blocks would blow past your scrub line. Better to go with lowered springs + a 2" block if you want it that low Adam

    Just to answer the above question: Neither the flange from an 8.8 or the 7.5 Ford axle is the same as the one needed to bolt to our transmissions.... I have them both sitting on my shelf and the bolt circles are too large. Adam On edit: When I installed the Ford 8" in my 49 Dodge Wayfarer, the new driveshaft was an overall length of 59 inches. Your results may vary but you have an idea on the length needed. + or - and inch or 2. I don't think the Explorer driveshafts are that long, but I have never measured one.
  10. Door Lock on 40 Chyrsler Royal

    The doors are original to the body unless someone was very careful to cover up a door change (I doubt it). The hole in the driver's door that got the key cylinder is painted with the original paint. I was the first person to take the car apart so i can say I am 99% certain....
  11. Engine and small bits paint question

    Just curious, what's different about the generator adjustment? Looks like the one on my 49. just curious....
  12. Door Lock on 40 Chyrsler Royal

    My P15 has a lock on the driver (Left) door for sure and possibly on the right door too but I haven't looked at that side in a while. It has never been a RHD vehicle. My 49 Wayfarer has a key lock on the passenger side only. Explain that one???? Adam
  13. Alternator installation confirmation

    Just keep in mind, if you ever find yourself in a "low battery" condition and the alternator squeezes 60 amps through your 30 amp gauge, you could find yourself on fire.... Every electrical load including a potentially depleted battery runs through that gauge. Adam
  14. 1949 Wayfarer Roadster installing a 360 dodge will it work?

    I doubt it. A well done hotrod/streetrod almost always brings more money. On the other hand it usually takes more money to build one, but as far as value goes the modified crowd almost always wins. My thinking does not include ratrods and craprods.
  15. 218/230 cylinder head difference

    Being that the 218 has a shorter stroke, I would think the rods are longer