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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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  1. Hello 48p15, Really nice car you have there and I also like the wheel/tire combo. As a hot rodder myself I’ve always believed there only needs to be one perfect example of an original and the rest can be modified, that said it would bother my conscience to cut your car up but you only have to please yourself and everyone else can go you know where. BUT you came on this forum pretty hard almost like a troll, so the advice you get here might be limited. A lot of the guys you had some friction with are the hot rodders here. A couple of upgrades are Rusty Hope front disc brakes, the master cyl I’ll leave up to you. I kept the stock one with the check valve removed and my 49 stops great. Relocate the front shocks for a better ride, just do a search here to find many write ups. The 8.8 explorer will fit nicely, I have one in my 47 and they are tough. There was an old thread here where someone adapted a later GM power steering box even using the stock pitman arm, I hate rack and pinion steering so I would NEVER add it to an old car. Fatman sells dropped uprights but you have to modify your steering arms. Poise makes dropped super slide springs so you don’t have to run such a tall block in the back. Just an added tidbit and I really don’t want to set you off but I worked at Ford for 20 years mostly doing drivetrain stuff and I went through a lot of AOD, AODE, 4R70W and 4R75W transmissions and I’ll tell you straight up, they don’t even come close to a 727 in brute strength. Closer to a 904. The A500 and A518 overdrives are also light years stronger. Built lotsa those too. FWIW, Adam
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    Electronic ignition again

    The problem is if you actually drive your vehicle and that Pertronix craps out, and it will crap out. You are stuck until a replacement arrives. If you don't venture far from home by all means put one in. If you do, buy 2 and keep a spare.
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    Electronic ignition again

    No on the 6v you're better off sticking with points, much more reliable than Pertronix....
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    Electronic ignition again

    It's not surprising to hear about another failed Pertronix module, they are junk. Before going back to points search slant 6 distributor mod here or Google. Add a GM HEI module instead of the Mopar box and you have an ignition system that's light years ahead of the troublesome Pertronix. Adam
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    1940 Chrysler Windsor Coupe brake conversion

    Looks like it’s time to call Fatman for a set of dropped spindles.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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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