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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. martybose

    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    All of the above, and probably more. I suspect crankshaft and block strength would keep you from going too far with supercharging them. Marty
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    Dual carb linkage

    A way different setup with a top of the line linkage on a set of Carter-Webers on my old car. Used all pillow block bearings and stainless shafts and fittings, cost way to much (over $400) but was fun to build. Marty
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    positive camber

    From my experience, none. We actually built a fixture so that we could shorten the upper arm to get it back to zero camber. Marty
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    I am at a cross road

    I'm concerned with the statement that there is no reverse if the OD cable is pulled. This shouldn't be possible, as the OD transmission has an extended shaft on the reverse shaft so that the act of putting the transmission in reverse will force the OD unit to disengage so that it locks up to enable the car to move backwards instead of spinning the overrunning clutch uselessly. This sounds like there is a fundamental problem with the transmission/overdrive mechanical interface. Marty
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    I'm done, too.

    You and me both, kiddo. Marty
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    2018 HAMB Drags

    Unfortunately, none of your links seem to work! Marty
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    Exciting week with the Montana Dodge Boys!

    I went up maybe 40 or 45 years ago, but I still remember the experience well. It's a whole different experience than drag racing or even road racing. Our car broke a rocker arm on one run. The driver brings it back, and my buddy and I dive in take off the valve cover and start to work on it, then we look around and everyone is gone! We said the equivalent of "What the hell?", and were told that we couldn't run again till late tomorrow, so chill out and we'll work on it after lunch! A totally different mind set. Marty
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    New truck arrive yesterday

    Look at the photo of the engine; the hot lead to the starter looks like about the same size as the spark plug wire. Think how much better it would work if it was a 00 cable! Marty
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    Dual carb/split intake

    If nothing else, it would probably idle smoother with all of the intake pipes plumbed together. Marty
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    While I appreciate the ingenuity, I don't see the point of this setup. If the blower motor actually pushes more air into the filter than the engine is using, the excess will merely go through the filter element in the opposite (from normal) direction. Marty PS. Not to mention that the pleated filter is probably a much better filter element than any small rectangular flat filter.
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    P15 positive ground point question

    I'm with JBNeal on this one. I had a custom 00 ground cable made that had the primary connection to a starter bolt, but also had two 1 gauge jumpers; one went to the body, the other went to the frame. No floating grounds on this car! Marty
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    Temp needle adjustment

    The hard part of adjusting the temp gauge is the fact that you can't just adjust it for the high temp, you have to adjust it so it is accurate at all temps. When I did mine the first attempt was dead on at 200, but 20 degrees off at the low end. It took several hours, alternating between 200 and 100 degree water, before I was able to get it accurate at both temps. Patience is your friend here. Marty
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    Need to lower my fan.

    You'll also need a generator pulley to go along with the narrow crank and waterpump pulleys. Marty
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    ECI dual reservoir master cylinder?

    Busycoupe, As one of the people who was active in Don's megathread on the ECI master cylinder mount, I can say that the kit I received could have been used as is, if I was willing to accept (1) the horrible side-to-side clearance on the shaft, (2) the lack of either pedal stop, and (3) the requirement to drill additional holes in the frame rail because they didn't bother trying to line the holes on the bracket up with existing holes. I just chose not to. Marty
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    A Matter Of Exhaust Decibels

    When my full dual exhaust setup was made it used 2" pipes and a couple of big glasspacks. After a couple of years I took it back to him and had him replace the glasspacks with a pair of standard three-pass turbo mufflers. Much nicer, in my opinion. Marty

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