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Adam H P15 D30

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  1. 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.
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    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.
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    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
  4. Adam H P15 D30

    front suspension & rearend swap

    Look at Posies superslide rear springs. They come with reversed eyes if you want lowered springs or standard. Adam http://www.posiesrodsandcustoms.com/
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    Dual Carbs on 218

    Just a suggestion. If you plan on staying 6v, stick with the points. If 12v is your plan look up the slant 6 distributor swap. Keep the Pertronix for the trailer cars or carry an extra module and tools in your glove box. Adam
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    Need help , Engine misses / stumbles

    Thrashingcows did an excellent write up here I used a GM HEI module from a late 70’s car instead of the troublesome Mopar box and resistors. Parts are super reliable and available at any parts store if you are traveling, DWELL control is much better with the HEI module than the Mopar one. Better than being stuck with a broken Pertronix module waiting for a replacement. Adam
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    Engine Timing for a D42 flathead

    If it’s a stock distributor it’s probably a Pertronix, check the vacuum advance. I timed mine at about 500 rpm. You are correct, marks are hard to see. I painted mine red to see better.
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    Engine Timing for a D42 flathead

    I set mine until it pinged and backed it off a couple of degrees. Ended up about 5 deg BTDC. You didn't mention what electronic conversion you have, if you converted your old distributor make sure the vacuum advance can is not leaking. Adam
  9. Adam H P15 D30

    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    For no other reason than to heat the intake manifold, mine now has a 5/16 line running from the rear of the head to the top inlet of the water pump, effectively making a bypass. Ran fine before I replaced the intake when it had no bypass. I’m running a 4 pound cap and I rarely see 190 on the hottest days, mostly 170-180.
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    Need help , Engine misses / stumbles

    Agreed. Did the slant 6 conversion and never looked back. Took about an hour or two. Adam
  11. Adam H P15 D30

    Axle switching

    At this point I would look for a modern axle without tapered ends for ease of maintenance. 8" Ford, early mustang / Maverick/Falcon is a good fit, better brakes. 8.8 Explorer, 7.5 Fords and other Mopar axles. Adam
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    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    I think that's an external bypass head, hard to tell but I don't see the bump on the front... Also, my 49 Wayfarer has an external bypass head (no bump) but an internal bypass thermostat housing as you have. Several other Wayfarers I have seen are set up the same way. Adam
  13. Adam H P15 D30

    Vacuum to air wipers

    2001-2010 F250-350 diesel. Non diesel has the reservoir only, diesels add the pump. It was used to provide vacuum to the AC actuators. Reservoir has a built in check valve too.
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    Vacuum to air wipers

    That’s what I did with a small electric vacuum pump. You can see it on the left of the picture. Almost completely hidden when the fresh air duct is in place.
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    Need help , Engine misses / stumbles

    Dump the Pertronix and retest... and reduce the fuel pressure
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    rear axle swap

    As others have said it’s probably all in the clutch, but...... if you find the trans having shift issues after the clutch is fixed, it could be the type of gear oil used. Most stores only have GL5 gear oil which is very bad for our transmissions and can cause shift problems because it’s eating up the blocking rings and other soft metal parts. NAPA still carries GL1 gear oil. Adam
  17. Adam H P15 D30

    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    Hello group - Thought I would post some pictures of a project I've been working on with my 49 Dodge. Looking at some old spare parts I had hanging around the garage and decided to make use of some of them. Initially I was planning to make some headers for my 230 using an old set of SB Chevy Sanderson headers I've had for a while. Then I decided to make a header / intake combo with a Rochester 2bbl I had lying around. As all projects seem to go I decided multiple carbs was the way to go for better fuel distribution. Thinking through this further, I wanted to use Tom Langdon's Weber 32's as my carbs of choice. Hopefully I can share (remember) all the things I did correctly, pitfalls I encountered, and mistakes I made (there were a few). First was to cut a plate to act as a flange, I chose 3/8" steel. Note: Purchase a good holesaw for this and use a drill press.
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    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    Update Its been a week now and I’ve put just over 200 miles on it. I live in a very hilly part of the Bay Area and I took it on a 20 minute drive up and down some steep, narrow roads. Temps were in the high 80’s and these were 1st gear roads but I wanted to test the cooling system and for any kind of vapor lock. I’m pleased to say it stayed between 175-185 and never missed a beat, the fan did run most of the time. I really appreciated the fluid drive doing this test, it worked perfectly. I stated earlier I was changing rear tires from 235/75/15 to 235/60/15 and loosing 3 inches in diameter to help compensate for the tall 3.0 rear gears. They look good in the fenders and fit perfectly with no rubbing, see earlier pictures. Thanks to Pflaming I now have a fast second that I might install this winter but it’s fine with the fluid drive second. On the highway it cruises effortlessly at 70 taching about 2800 rpm. Climbs the 7% hills our freeways have at any speed between 55-75 in high gear without too much fuss. I really like the gears now! I know in the back of my mind I should upgrade to a dual master cylinder but it stops so well with a very light pedal, I don’t want to mess with it. Things to do I want to align it. Probably in the next week or three. No issues but I’ve never had it checked. Steering is light and it tracks super well, one finger driving. Clean overspray from windshield. Somehow the clear oversprayed and stuck to the windshield. Probably when I had to respray the trunk. Found that when the sun was low. Maybe shock relocation For now, keep driving. Adam
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    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Not even close. He's about 15K below the poverty line in the Bay Area. The income level to stay above the poverty line here is ~105k... Adam
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    Dual carb linkage

    Carter / Webers like Marty is using above. I believe they offer better driveability than 2 1bbls but that could be a debated subject here. Definitely better tuning if you’re willing to do it. I will say they run darn good out of the box. All out Power probably goes to dual 1bbls.
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    Dual carb linkage

    Different carbs but linkage is same. Got mine from Langdon.
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    Electronic ignition

    Langdon's HEI distributor is mostly off the shelf Chevy 2.8 V6 parts available at most auto parts stores, that's the beauty of it. I'd have no issues running it except it's pricey....
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    Electronic ignition

    There are better options than Pertronix that are almost a bolt on. Anyone with a drill and sandpaper can do the conversion. You'll kick yourself when the Pertronix module craps out on a roadtrip and you're stuck till a replacement arrives. If you are staying 6v, disregard below and stay with the points. Conversion compliments of thrashingcows How to use a GM HEI with the MOPAR electronic distributor. Dump the unreliable MOPAR module and ballast resistors for something modern: http://www.slantsix.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=15779 Here is my finished product, the regulator now houses all my relays: If you plan on upgrading to disc brakes, the stock wheels will not clear some kits, others no problem. Also, there has been rim fatigue reported here and other sites when radials were fitted to old wheels, not often but has happened. I know the rattle can paint on my origional 49 wheels started lifting shortly after radials were installed, coincidence? Newer, better steel wheels are cheap and available. Adam
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    Electronic ignition

    A lot of the modules are triggered when the points close or the circuit is completed, thus throwing the rotor to cap timing way off. Depending on the module used, an inverter must be built to keep the spark happening when when the rotor is pointing at the terminal (points opening). I built one a while back and it worked until I did the slant 6 mod. Got the schematic from the interweb.
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    Electronic ignition

    Is you car 12v or still 6v? On my frequently driven (not daily but almost) 49, I went with the slant 6 conversion and a GM HEI module. Works like a charm and if it ever fails parts are easily available. Search "slant 6 distributor mod" here and you will find the best solution. BTW, I hate Pertronics, I'd stay with points before buying one of those but if yor're planning to stay 6v and want electronic ignition, Pertronics is your only choice.... Adam
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