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Adam H P15 D30

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    Misses at higher RPM

    I prefer the electronic slant 6 distributor mod with an HEI module. Better dwell control and spark than a pertronics and if anything goes wrong, every parts store carries the stuff. Adam
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    1940 Windsor Coupe Triple Carb Manifolds-Which carbs to use?

    @oldasdirt That may be true and 3 carbs might not be too much but it’s always better to be a little under carbed than over carbed on the street. Adam
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    Transmission Advice

    I put a Dakota A518 behind my Chrysler HEMI with a Wilcap adapter, I think the adapters are the same. If I did it again I would've used Quality Engineered Components (Wayfarer here) adapter for a few specific reasons. I used a 92 Dakota 518 without converter lock up and put big block TF727 direct and forward drums in it, Changed the intermediate bad apply lever to a 4.6 ratio, put the early intermediate band piston in from the TF727. Did a few valve body mods and installed a home made restrictor in the front drum apply circuit. Easy trans to work on except for the O/D unit, need a press to get that apart. Nice thing about the early 518's is it only takes 1 switch for O/D, no other mods and you can use any 727 torque converter you want. Adam
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    Engine Number in the title?

    That's the way my 49 is titled in CA, came with a title when I bought it. My 47 is titled off the body serial number by my choice because it didn't come with a title.
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    1948 dodge club coupe straight 6 harmonic balancer?

    My Wayfarer does not have a damper but I also read somewhere that a lot of Fluid Drive cars didn't come with them, but who knows.
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    Misses at higher RPM

    A lot of talk lately about the cr@ppy foreign made points on several forums. Even some on the most traditional forums are citing defeat and changing to electronic ignition. Adam
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    Brake issue on 39 Desoto

    Sorry for the confusion, I think your master cylinder faces opposite of mine (forward) in your 39...
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    Brake issue on 39 Desoto

    Rich, just curious, was it the residual pressure valve? Rubber flap thingy that goes in just before the back bolt? I’m probably not being clear, lol. Adam
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    POWER TO FUSE BLOCK help....

    I used a 30A relay to power my electronic ignition, and vacuum pump that activates with the ignition in the RUN position only. I used a second 30A relay that powers everything else on the ACC side of the ignition switch. ACC is also hot in RUN but not vise-versa. FWIW, Adam
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    1949 Meadowbrook engine swap into 1947 D-24 Coupe?

    It will bolt in. If the 49 has stock running gear, it is a Fluid Drive. If someone changed it to a standard clutch (non FD) use your D24 trans and FD unit. Both crankshafts should be 8 bolt but if the engine not original to the 49, who knows.... If you wish to keep it numbers matching, rebuild or store the stocker while you enjoy the car with the 49 engine in it. Adam
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Paul, Mine had lock washers, no locktite. How come the overdrive isn't going in? Adam
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    Meadowbrook Project

    It's a Midland Ross brake booster. can theoretically mount it anywhere and they are still available.
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    1940 Windsor Coupe Triple Carb Manifolds-Which carbs to use?

    I do have to say those manifolds look really cool and kudos to you for casting your own!!! Hotrodding at its finest! 1 question, will the rear carb clear the firewall or heater box (if there is one)? The Carter/Webers are so tune-able that someone probably could get 3 to work well. Keep us updated on how this works out. I for one will be following. My home-made intake but not as cool as yours...
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    1940 Windsor Coupe Triple Carb Manifolds-Which carbs to use?

    Langdon's Stovebolt has the Carter/Weber 32's originally used on the 1.6 and 1.8L Escorts. Work great in duals, I still think 3 is too much. Adam
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    1940 Windsor Coupe Triple Carb Manifolds-Which carbs to use?

    On a 40 Ford, I used a triple 97 manifold on an 8BA slightly modified engine. I ended up blocking off the center carb and ran on the 2 outers, ran much, much better that way. 3 2bbls were too much, but sure looked cool! FWIW, Adam
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    I need 12 Volt

    The wiring harness is probably junk anyway.... Unless you are going to a full restoration why keep the antiquated 6v system? You have to use a specialized wiring harness to handle the increased amperage and instead of one of the many 12v harnesses and FUSES that are manufactured for people doing what you are doing. I did the 6v thing for a few years on my 49, but I like using it for the quick trip to the store, over to a buddy's house 1/2 mile away. Using the heater and lights on short trips during winter nights and I got tired of plugging the damn trickle charger in all the time. Some of that could be solved by a 6v alternator as Don and others pointed out but why? You're changing the harness anyway... Remember, the factory harness has no fuses and 1 circuit breaker for the headlamps. As Worden 18 points out, transistorized ignition is available for 6v systems but Pertronics is a specialized component and if it fails out in Timbuktu, you will be waiting a few days for a replacement unless you carry a spare or spare points to revert back. I am not a huge fan of these type of components on drivers, better to find off-the-shelf solutions for ignition systems and other mods that is readily available at NAPA or other stores. Unfortunately that almost always requires the vehicle be up to "industry standard" hence 12v. There is a reason the manufactures switched to 12v in the mid 50's. This is one man's opinion and should be taken as such, Adam
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    I need 12 Volt

    Ahhh, don't let the nay-sayers get you down. A little work now to upgrade to 12v and a lot less headache down the road, but your radio will not work when changing polarity unless it is reworked to operate on neg. ground. AMP gauge doesn't care how many volts go through it, a $15.00 RUNTZ resistor for the fuel gauge and you're good to go. If you have a trans with solenoids, I ran an R10 overdrive solenoids for years on 12v with no issue. If you drive it a lot and have to change a light bulb in the middle of a trip, 12v bulbs are everywhere! Adam
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    I bought another old dodge !

    Unless you are building a 100 point restoration, there is no reason to stay 6 volt and fuss with inverters for your 12 volt needs. Just convert it to 12 volts and be done. Adam
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    1939 business coupe build

    I understand replicating Dad's car but the 39 headlights look so cool without the conversion. My first car was a 39 Plym coupe just like yours. It was my only car, I drove it to school, to the lake, to the drive-in . If it didn't run I either bummed a ride or took the bus. It almost always got me where I needed to go and this was in the late 80's, so they are reliable. This was after I unstuck the motor too. It eventually got a 413 / A833 but only because I wanted to go faster. Adam
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    Warped Carburator Horn fixed

    One of the most overlooked part of a carb rebuild, checking for flatness, glad you got it sorted out. I remember having to hammer Quadrajet upper halves flat because of over tightening the front mounting bolts. Adam
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    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Make sure to bump the compression up, a lot. Those were around 7:1 stock. Sometimes the factory claimed higher but still were about 7:1. Bumping it to 9.5 + will be a huge power improvement. Hemi heads can handle even higher without detonation. Adam
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    Rear end choices for the Airflow

    Is your current lug pattern 5 on 4.5 or 5 on 5? If you look for early Falcon or Mustang 8” rear axles with tapered axle tubes, the price is low because of the small tubes but plenty strong for a flathead. I put one in my 49.
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    So whattya think of this--P18 with a /6

    Looks like the streetrod crew got ahold of it. Has it been clipped? What radiator is in it? /6 is a good engine, not much on power but it will run forever. You are correct though, better than a SBC. the dash isn’t too bad, better colors or 1 color would make a huge improvement. Servicing it wouldn’t be much different than a mid 60’s Valiant.
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    The Great Carburetor & Induction Thread

    Is there a reason you don’t want a draw through? A lot easier and the fuel cools the charge air. Adam
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    The Great Carburetor & Induction Thread

    Hello 55, Hope this topic is as successful as your driver topic. Here's mine but I think most people have read it by now... My final post was an evaluation of the finished product. And a picture of the finished product.
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