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wayfarer last won the day on July 2 2018

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About wayfarer

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Central Ory-Gun
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    Mostly Old Parts And Rust
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    47 1½T, 77 D300, 79 W150, 73 RoadRunner, 47 Suburban , 47 DeSoto ..all for sale


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    Central Ory-Gun
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  1. Craigslist is a good place to run an ad and at $5 about as cheap as you can get. Warning: you will not get alot of money for the car. Given your circumstances, I certainly appreciate your selling and moving on. .
  2. ...looks like something you should own.....
  3. Pat McGuire makes an adapter for the gm stuff. Keep in mind that alot of stuff get changed/removed/modified when you get rid of the oem bellhousing/trans. When you see Pat's gm adapter prices the TorqueFlite adapters (ebay pieces or mine) will look pretty good. The one (2?) on ebay are truly unique pieces and are normally found on airport tugs from the 'old' days. If I wasn't trying to reduce inventory I'd buy both in a heart beat.
  4. wayfarer

    230 flywheel

    Anything but the 208-218 wheel. Just count the teeth to match what you need, 146 v 172.
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    230 flywheel

    Correct on the crank flange being the issue. The flywheels should not be mixed due to a 0.185" difference in crank flange projection. The flywheel was modified so that the bellhousings will swap. As to clutch, it does not care what flywheel it is bolted to..... The 146 tooth wheel was used on everything into the 56 model and the 172 appeared in 57. The are plenty of L6 that kept the 146 until 60 so check application. Also, keep in mind that all L6 and v8 used the same crank flange design until 60 (last year for pass car L6) and 61 (last year for v8, big changes in 62). Plenty of B&RB truck engines with 6-bolt wheels that fit the flange.
  6. Just recently had a need to strip some mighty thick paint from some steel parts and found all of the 'new' formulas at Home Depot and Lowes. The new stuff did, finally, cut through but not as fast as the good-old-stuff. No doubt it would have been faster had the paint not been a inch thick....
  7. Tight engine compartment. I looked under the hood of the truck in my avatar and, did I mention that it looked tight...at least to my eyes. I also know that many swap have been done and, long ago, saw pics of an EarlyHemi install, so you do have options. The real question is what do your long range plans include?
  8. None of the 'exploded' views show any preference for the PF.
  9. "nothing has been done" "ran about 30 years ago" "needs to be sleeved" ...the very first thing that you need to do is sonic check the cylinder walls for thickness. ...the very first. The internet is full of keyboard experts who regurgitate everything they hear, whether fact or fiction, and the amount of allowable overbore is a favorite subject. Having played with these old things for the better part of four decades I can state that I have found no constant, every block varies and until you know how much wall you have you do not 'know' what you will be able to do with it.
  10. Much will depend on your intended use of the car. If you really plan to drive it 'everywhere' then some consideration must be made to being able to maintain a safe drive at, presumably, freeway speeds. This could be as simple as changing to radial tires (with newer wheels) or changing the rear gears to a more engine friendly number. Yeah, I certainly consider disc brakes; keeping up to speed is only half of the equation.... There can be a long list of other 'creature comfort' items based soley on your needs/wants.
  11. ...interesting ......certainly easy enough box to obtain these days.
  12. ...I hope that my post didn't come across as bragging, these days its just hard to imagine such a small piece of dirt. Being in the city certainly has some advantages when employed or with a family and I faintly remember life in a sub-division.
  13. ...6900 st ft lot...?? my shop is over 4600 sf ft and most days the 20 acre isn't big enough...
  14. God bless your neighbours......
  15. Gotta agree with Sam. Although long retired I still keep the parts/engine business going because I can, not because I need to put beans on the table and I also like to help folks who are in need of what I may provide. Ask a question and I'll try to help but if the 'need' is outside of my usual line of endeavour then it may not get treated as well as the enquirer may desire. As they say, time is money and as we get older time is golden...... As has been said, if Mr Douglas is crazy concerned about the L6 power production then perhaps a different direction should be considered than just swapping the trans.
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