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martybose last won the day on January 26 2015

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About martybose

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!
  • Birthday 08/14/1946

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    my 47 Business Coupe, now sold


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    Across the bay from San Francisco
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    my old car, and SCCA race cars

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  1. Absolutely true. About 20 years ago I purchased a weld-in shock relocation kit and ordered the shock that they recommended. Took it for the first drive and it rode like the front suspension was solid. Turned out that even though I followed the directions and ordered the correct shocks I only had about a 1/4" travel before the shock bottomed out. It worked fine after we extended the upper shock mounts upwards about 2 inches. Marty
  2. I've got to agree with James on the fuel recommendation. When we built my motor it came out almost 9 to 1 with the aluminum head, and my machinist said the L-head motors are prone to knocking anyway, so he told me to run 91 octane (the best you can get in California). Even so I could occasionally hear pinging under full throttle. Marty
  3. Also be aware that a Mopar R10 is a very different animal than any other R10. Most of the internals interchange, but the Mopar R10 uses a unique electric shift mechanism. The guy that rebuilt mine did a great job with gears and whatever, but left a itty bitty little plunger out that eliminated any possibility of actually shifting until another member of this forum clued me in and sent a photo of the missing part. You've been warned! Marty
  4. It works better if it is spelled right. http://www.fifthaveinternetgarage.com/ I used one of his 6V alternators way back when I first started playing with my Plymouth. Marty
  5. I haven't got my manuals handy, but it definitely takes an oil as opposed to a grease. Marty
  6. Have you tried to take apart the oil pressure regulator? It is far more likely that it is stuck due to old oil shellac forming than it is to actually need a different spring. You should be able to unscrew it at the left side center of the block. Marty
  7. When I had my battery cables made I specified a 00 lug that went to a starter mounting bolt, and a pair of size 2 jumpers that went to a bolt on the frame and another bolt on the body. Guaranteed to have ground paths! Marty
  8. Almost all of the available kits use the stock hub, I think that ECI is the only one that replaces the hub with a new aluminum one. Marty
  9. Amusing to see this thread come back to life 12 years after I started it. I'm not going to try to justify it, but I eventually backed the initial timing down to about 4 degrees with the vacuum connection to manifold vacuum. It was that way for several years with no issues. Marty
  10. When mine threw a blade it sliced through both the passenger side fender and the hood. I was amazed at how much damage it caused. Marty
  11. I installed an ECI front disk kit in my 47. I was a little disappointed that I had to do some additional work on the caliper adapter bracket to clear an interference issue, and I was surprised that installing it widened the front track enough that it was worth my while to try a different offset front wheel. But overall it was a nicely designed kit that substantially improved braking force. Marty
  12. It took a while, but I found the GPS system that drives a mechanical speedometer. It probably isn't cheap (no price listed), but it certainly solves this problem. It's called the SPEEDBOX, it's sold by Speedhut on their website http://www.speedhut.com Marty
  13. They're usually advertised in the hotrod magazines, like Car Craft or Popular Hotrodding. Unfortunately I just threw out all of last months issues, so I can't give you a direct reference. Marty
  14. You can get a GPS speedometer setup that drives the OEM gauge ........ Marty
  15. I'd start with putting a GPS app on your smart phone, getting the car up to a GPS-indicated 60 MPH, and note what the speedo is displaying. THEN go to a speedo shop, give them the info, and have them fix it. They can easily determine whether a speedometer gear would fix it or whether a gearbox for the speedo cable is needed. Marty
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