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The Way

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    Rochester, ny
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    old cars, road trips
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge Wayfarer

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    kids are out of the house and it's time to play
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    facitlites technicion skilled


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    Rochester, NY
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    cars in spring, summer, and fall. toy trains in winter

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  1. I believe those are the spring silencers. They are used so you don't have metal to metal where the springs meet their mounts. I think I bought mine at oldmoparts.com. Should be on both sides.
  2. You might try Andy Bernbaums. https://www.oldmoparts.com/
  3. If they did not have the piston bores cleaned up when they worked on the engine, it is also possible the bores have 'dished out' in the middle. I believe this could give you good compression at the top, but, let oil by in the middle.
  4. Thanks for the report Don! I finally did find it under 'downloads' in an area I've never been to before. I also found other interesting downloads I didn't know were there. Sometimes we just can't see the forest for the trees.....
  5. I've not heard of Don Smiths power steering conversion . I tried doing a search here and on google with no luck. Does he have a website or go by a different name?
  6. It is the same way I routed my D33 as well, except I used quieter mufflers. Works well!
  7. He also mentions selling the duct that you are asking about. I don't know if this is the same as what you are looking for.
  8. This is a picture of Don Coatneys exhaust. I have done my very similarly, but, have no picture. It leaves lots of room for larger mufflers. I too started with the cherry bombs. They lasted one trip down the street. I eventually worked my way down to a pair of Walkers that still have some rumble, but, don't drone on. Most of my driving is over 45 minutes per trip. I'm not 25 anymore so quite is good!
  9. There is a rebuilding manual in the download section of this website that is an absolute must read for anyone who wants to rebuild their engine. The video is nice, but, he does skip over some important items. Using both together would be the way to go, along with some great tips from the folks who contribute here regularly.
  10. I just watched all 5 episodes and really enjoyed it. This fella really knows his stuff and goes into pretty good detail. He did skip over a few things (water distribution tube for instance) but showed just how easy most of the rebuild is. Now, if I just had the time and money! Once you've seen episode one the others are easy to find.
  11. I have a 230 , not rebuilt but great compression, with a single barrel carb, 27" tires and 2.79 gears. I made most of the 400 mile trip to RI at 75mph at 2600 rpm and could have gone faster still. I now have dual carbs, 3.25 gears and 28" tires. I regularly go 75 mph at 3300 rpm with more left. The 2.79s were great on the highway, but kinda slow compared to modern vehicles leaving when the light turned green. The 3.25s keep me up with city traffic and I end up with 17-18mpg on the highway. I have a 3 speed manual with fluid drive.
  12. Here is a link to a site that has the calculator which tells you which gear you need. Just fill in the blanks. http://www.tciauto.com/tc/speedometer-gear-calculator/ You can also do a search for a ratio adapter on Google. No one makes a gear for my combination so that was the route I went.
  13. I may be a little late for this conversation. Below are links to Tom Langdons 'tech tips' regarding heating the intake manifold and how to keep it from leaking. I have the Offy dual intake and the pellets worked amazingly. Mine also leaked at a high rate but no troubles at all since, that was 3 years ago. http://www.langdonsstovebolt.com/tech/why-you-need-to-heat-your-intake-manifold/ http://www.langdonsstovebolt.com/tech/repairing-coolant-leaks-in-inlet-manifolds/
  14. I have dual carter B&Bs and got my linkage from George Asche as well. I called him and he put them in the mail for me. Well made and easy to use. George is also one of the great gems in this game and is willing to share the knowledge he has gained over the last 60+ years. His number is 814-354-2621.
  15. Say Junkers72, have you had that out for a test drive yet? Curious as to how the steering gear is working out. Easier than stock?
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