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  1. I think pistons and crank/rod bearings from a 270 will work. Needs a 0.0625 overbore. Measure measure measure to make sure before laying down your cash. There are some vendors of early hemi parts that may be able to supply some parts that interchange like bearings, maybe oil and water pumps. Might be worthwhile to check with them. Expect parts to be expensive.
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    elect fuel pump saftey switch

    The oil pressure switch needs to have at least one "Normally Open" contact. Good luck explaining that to the kid at the parts store. Scott.
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    elect fuel pump saftey switch

    Why not use an electric fuel pump inertial switch like this: http://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php?pk=941751&cc=1122028&jsn=501 This one is for a 1992 F150 4.9L. Use the inertial switch to cut power to the fuel pump relay coil during a collision. Should be a little safer than the oil pressure switch. Wire from ignition switch to inertial switch, then from inertial switch to relay coil, then from relay coil to ground. Run a power wire from a source of fused battery voltage to the normally open contact of the relay, then from the other side of the normally open relay contact to your fuel pump. When you turn on the ignition the fuel pump relay will energize sending power to the fuel pump. In case of an accident the inertial switch opens, de-energizing the fuel pump relay and shutting off the pump. Scott
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    Bell housing question

    I believe the dial also has information on what shift cast the part.
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    caliper i.d.

    It looks like those Raybestos pads fit a variety of vehicles. One common fitment was a 1976 Chrysler Cordoba. A good parts store should be able to help with the pin. RockAuto list a Raybestos H5017W as the correct pin for a Cordoba caliper.
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    No Idle, etc

    The red paint on the longer spring looks very suspicious. I have seen these color coded springs in high volume oil pump kits for V8s. I would say you don't have the proper spring and valve.
  7. Wow! They managed to ruin 2 old trucks!
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    Oil filter fo 52 B3

    Just curious, when these oversized filters are crushed down and forced to fit, does any oil pass through them at all?
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    Interior panels

    That seems very reasonable for a set of patterns. Scott.
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    cooling tips for pilot house trucks

    Good to know it was something simple. The shroud should help as well. Scott.
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    cooling tips for pilot house trucks

    A question for Gramps 1951. How are you measuring the temperature? Did you adapt the original factory gauge or is this an aftermarket gauge? Gauges can be off. One of those handheld infrared thermometers may give you a good baseline of the temperature.
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    Points or electronic ignition

    Here is a nice thread on using the HEI module. http://www.slantsix.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=92166
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    Points or electronic ignition

    There are a number of inexpensive ways to go electronic and it is very easy with the poly 318. An electronic ignition distributor from any 74 to 76 LA318 will drop right in your poly 318 and can reliably trigger a Chrysler Electronic ignition box or a GM HEI module. The HEi module has the advantage of not needing a ballast resistor. If you go with the HEI module a Ford TFI coil will give you a good hot spark. All parts available at your local pick and pull. Scott.
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    54 C1 Restoration Question

    Drop the oil pan and pull the valve cover to clean out as much sludge as possible, then run a good detergent oil and drive it.
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    The State Of Urban Freeway Driving

    I travel I-385 and I-26 regularly in SC and the average speed of traffic seems to be 75 to 85. I typically do about 80 in a modern car and there are plenty others that pass me. I suspect anything less than 70 could be a little risky. Scott.

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