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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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  1. Adam H P15 D30

    1940 Chrysler Windsor Coupe brake conversion

    Looks like it’s time to call Fatman for a set of dropped spindles.
  2. Adam H P15 D30

    1940 Chrysler Windsor Coupe 1st project.

    I was always amazed how well the stock brakes worked until I had one too many oh $hit moments and off they came in favor of disc brakes. Remember, we are sharing the road the little Honda $hitboxes that stop really fast but we can do better. Drums were fine when all cars had them, times have changed and driving styles too. Biggest problem I see is it really does take the brake tool to get them right (very rare and expensive tool) so that's strike 1. Then you must arc the shoes to the drum, good luck finding someone to do that but it might just depend on your location, strike 2. Say you do actually fork out $800.00 + for the tool, find someone to arc your shoes and actually get the brakes set up correctly, they will work great but it's all down hill from there until you readjust them again. Strike 3 Any old vehicle with an unknown history should have the brakes rebuilt, for that money you could upgrade to disc brakes and have some left over for beer plus it will stop better every time, not just when the brake adjustment is top-notch. If you are building a concourse car, keep the drums and ignore everything above. Nice car BTW, enjoy it but make it safe.... Adam
  3. Adam H P15 D30

    Stockton Wheel in California

    There has been several (a lot actually) posts on the HAMB about Stockton Wheel taking their money and not delivering. Just sayin...
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    Teaching my grandson to drive a stick

    Don - That brings back memories of when I taught my oldest in my 49. Thank you for sharing Adam
  5. Adam H P15 D30

    subframe swap

    Second gen Camaro is a better fit because of the front steer but it is a little wide. Not so wide that it’s unusable but offset wheels will have to be used or narrow control arms from Fatman. I went the Fatman route. Don’t let anyone tell you any of this stuff is easy, they’re either BSing your or paid someone else to do it. Just swapping engines is a fair amount of work, subframing Correctly takes time, skill and patience.
  6. Adam H P15 D30

    1951 Fargo 400cid on Dakota chassis

    Why the motor plate? That’s a lot of engine suspended between the plate at the front and the trans mount at the rear.
  7. Adam H P15 D30

    P23 engine timing

    Have to look closely for the marks, I removed my crank pulley once a few years ago and painted them. 2 other ways to time it... 1. Using a vacuum gauge to get to the highest vacuum 2. (the way I do it) Advance it till it pings under high load, lower RPM, back off till it stops pinging, back off a little more, lock it down. I only use the timing light to see where I ended up after doing the above. Fuels are much different now and some factory specs are worthless, timing be one of them. Adam
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    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    I’m not as familiar with the 25” blocks as I am with the 23” blocks. That said if I were going to have custom pistons made, I would use a 230 crank and 218 rods, pistons cut to 0 deck with a higher pin height because of the longer 218 rods. Then find a 201 or late 50’s 230 head to top it off. Adam
  9. Adam H P15 D30

    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    While you’re at it, use the longest rods possible and measure for zero deck. Adam
  10. Adam H P15 D30

    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    They will run all day at 3600 rpm. I cruise mine at 2800 which is over 70 mph. With the old gears I cruised at 3200 and never had any issues. Long stroke = high piston speeds limiting rpm Adam
  11. Adam H P15 D30

    Dual Carbs on 218

    I went with the dual Carter/Webers From Tom Langdon and couldn’t be happier. No distributor or ignition mods required. See link below. Adam
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    Dual Carbs on 218

    Your best bet is to keep the point ignition instead of Pertronix. Nothing wrong with points and if you have issues with your stock distributor such as a bad vacuum advance or worn bushings, you can still do the slant 6 mod just use a point distributor instead of an electronic. Adam
  13. Adam H P15 D30

    Is there a lock washer on the crank pulley?

    It looks like there is a star lock washer on mine. Can’t say for sure if it’s original because the engine has been rebuilt but I think it is... you have to zoom in to see it.
  14. Adam H P15 D30

    Dual Carbs on 218

    In Thrashingcows' write up, he ended up using the Slant 6 distributor gear as a spacer. Probably because the Flathead retainer broke. I was able to get my roll pin out and reuse the Flathead retainer and it all went back together with correct end-play and no additional holes drilled in the shaft.
  15. Adam H P15 D30

    Dual Carbs on 218

    Yes, Dartgame is correct. Seems I've posted this link a lot lately but Thrashingcows did an excellent write-up on the Slant 6 distributor mod. I'll keep posting the link if it saves someone the Pertronix misery a good number of people have gone through. Keep in mind 12v is a MUST. I also perfer and used the GM HEI module from the 70's era vehicle attached to a heat sink from a late 90's blazer/K1500 seen on the right side of the picture below. Don't mind the 6v regulator in the picture, I use it to house my relays (horn, ign, fan) The car is 12v. I am still using a Pertronix 1.5 ohm coil I was given from a friend that gave up on the Pertronix after a few modules left him stranded. I have thought about going to an E-core .3 ohm coil I have for hotter spark but I've been warned it may become too much for the Slant 6 cap/rotor to handle but I have no proof. The MOPAR ignition boxes are troublesome. NOS ones are either no good or non existent and the replacements are overseas specials plus you still have the troublesome resistors and a weaker spark than the GM unit. Thrashingcow's write up and pictures should be in the Tech section.... Adam
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