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    East Haven Connecticut
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    1947 D24 Club Coupe

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    30 Plus! Years of getting back on the road.
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  1. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Great. Thanks for confirmation. Ill set oil pump and dizzy next.
  2. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Before removing the timing cover I want to ask this. After researching this site and Youtube , I have turned the crank further and now have # 1 top as indicated by BOTH the # 6 inspection hole rod, AND the position of the valves. I have watched as I turned the crank the valves closing with my video camera. That said, # 1 BOTH tappets move freely by hand. # 6 the Exhaust moves freely and intake will not. All 4 of these valves are closed yet this one tappet is never the less firm. Is this condition correct for TDC ? OR, should all 4 tappets be free ? Last call before I open this mother back up again. Thanks ALL Clay
  3. Conn47D24

    Tour of Andy Bernbaum's

    This week I took a ride up to Mass. and visited Andy Bernbaum's My daughter and grandkids are not far from there so it was a good day. AB's Owner, Chris Paquin was very helpful as usual , but after our business he gave me a tour of the warehouse. OMG ! Huge building packed with NOS parts that Andy picked over the many many years. What a treat to see this stuff. It's been years since he bought the business from AB, and he still hasn't gone through it all. Room full of bumpers, stacks of stainless, room with just bearings, another Auto-lite. Shelves of steering wheels ! Kid in a candy store sums it up. Needless to say if you are looking for something check with Chris.
  4. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Agreed
  5. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Hi PA, I did the assembly. Still haven't had time and weather to get out and investigate further. I'll try to turn it over and feel for compression at # 1. If this works out perhaps my doubts about the valves being fully closed is moot. then I'll get it back around to # 1 and set the oil pump and dizzy as per the manual and info here. The it's up to the Gods ! 🙂
  6. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Thank you PA. Saw that and understand. My ? Was a little different. Next warm day i will rotate it further and evaluate. Hoping the chain is not off.
  7. Conn47D24

    Camshaft 1" vs 1 & 1/8 "

    Yes The end that the hub is pressed on. Size changed about 1951?? Hollander interchange indicates that the cams are the same for some models if you just change hubs. Wonder why the change came about.
  8. Conn47D24

    Camshaft 1" vs 1 & 1/8 "

    Curious about this. Why did L6 mopar cams change from 1" to 1 1/8 " ?
  9. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Think its too late for that. Engine was demantled completely for rebuild. Pump , dizzy both out . I am starting ( no pun) from stractch. If i continue the rotation a bit more from where I am now, does that close both valves in 1 & 6 ? From what I've read on other posts that's the condition I am trying to attain so I can set the oil pump and distributor. Is that correct? Timing marks pictured is current position as I described above.
  10. Clay was reading your post about find tdc. So you were able to get the timeing tool with the light that went intot he plug hole on number 6 piston.  If you did this is a good find. can you send me pictures of the tool?

     

    I can not help with your questions since I am not a great engine builder. Might also look at the vibration dampener on the flat portion and then llok at the degree marks.  I put white paint on the appropriate line to get a reference point so when the timing light flashes I canthen see the line. My degree mark is 2 degrees before TDC. not sure of yours but would assume it might be the same.  You can use a 12 volt timing light but just switch the leads.  The positive or red clip would go to the engine block and the black clip then goes to your power source. Since I have the foot pedal starter motor I connect my black lead to this end on the starter selinoid to get power because this is were my battery cable is attached.

     

    Rich Hartung

    Desoto1939@aol.com

    1. Conn47D24

      Conn47D24

      Hi Rich,

       

      I will send you photos.   I am only using the rod section and the dial since the electronics on my car are not are together yet, no light.

       

      Great advice on the timing light as I have a 12 v one and thought it was an issue on 6v.  Good !

       

      Meanwhile I hope I get an answer on my main question soon. 🙂

       

    2. desoto1939

      desoto1939

      Here is a thought if you  have a 6 volt battery charger then hook up the leads to the light to the clips on the charger this will power the light so that when the metal rod comes up to the proper height it then should make some form of contact to make the light come on.  I think this should work give it a try by hooking it up this way and then move the rod up and down instile the metal tube to see if the light works. If it dos then you should be good to go.

       

      Just thinkingout of the box so to say.

      Rich

    3. Conn47D24

      Conn47D24

      Ill give that a go.

      Also will open up the valve cover and check tappets.

      Thanks Rich

  11. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Think its too late for that. Engine was demantled completely for rebuild. Pump , dizzy both out . I am starting ( no pun) from stractch. If i continue the rotation a bit more from where I am now, does that close both valves in 1 & 6 ? From what I've read on other posts that's the condition I am trying to attain so I can set the oil pump and distributor. Is that corect?
  12. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    PA I have the dizzy out and trying to get it set after rebuild. I am having tough time rotating the engine by hand and was wondering how close i may be to #1 being at TDC. plugs are all out but the 1 &1/8" socket keeps slipping off the crank hub. Do i need another touch off the starter or around again ?
  13. Conn47D24

    Finding TDC

    Today I have a question on the cycle of rotation / firing . Lots of threads but just to be clear I need some help please. I have the # 6 inspection plug out and have inserted a screw in rod ( old miller tool ). I rotated the engine with the starter and saw the rod go up and stopped. Using an inspection camera I can see the : # 1 cylinder - Exhaust closed , Intake slightly raised. # 6 cylinder - Exhaust slightly , Intake closed Question: What action is taking place next here ? Am I just BEFORE TDC or just AFTER TDC ?? Thanks all ! Clay
  14. D-24 Gauge Cluster GLASS Template View File Hope this comes in handy if your dash gauge GLASS is missing or broken. Submitter Conn47D24 Submitted 02/23/2019 Category Instructions, Manuals & Templates  
  15. Conn47D24

    ANSWERED Hub Caps D-24

    Thanks guys ! I did notice that the inside ( clip ) diameter was the same on each. Very interesting, as most of this stuff is.
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