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  • Birthday 06/02/1969

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    1928 Chrysler model 62

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  1. It was the 2nd incarnation of the Oz Dart. First produced in 1967 as the VE model but only available in a 4 door sedan, Station wagon and a ute (2 door) versions. As can be seen, front end is more like the Dart. The second incarnation was like mine, a VF, which cam out mid 1969, now available in a 2 door hardtop as well, no soft top option, like in the US. A lot of these were chopped up (like mine) in the 80's and 90's when they were cheap as chips. Then in mid 1970 the third (and last) version came out, the VG. This one is the sporty 'Pacer' model.
  2. Its the OZ version of the Dodge 67-69 Dart - a Valiant. Custom soft top.
  3. Do the troubleshooting checks that is stated in the pertronix instruction,ie. check resistance of your coil and the voltage on the red wire of the pertronix module.
  4. You're getting closer. Check if there is spark at the end of the coil lead. ie. pull the coil lead out of the dissy cap and place near the engine block.
  5. If its the Pertronix kit, essentially there are two versions, lobe sensing and a hall effects. The lobe sensing one screws on to where the points would normally sit on the breaker plate,at a certain distance away from the cam lobe. The hall effects one also has the magnetic module that fits over the cam lobes to trigger the sensor. Your timing is probably wondering due to distributor cap, rotor, spark plug leads or even spark plugs. Or maybe the Pertronix sensor is not close enough to one or some of the cam lobes, or trigger, but less likely. Don't be shy to post a pic, will speak more words than your above paragraph.
  6. Forget the HEI module, go straight to a MSD box with your /6 dizzy conversion...:)
  7. +1 ^^^^ Totally agree. The contrasts and shadow lines in that pic are just wonderful. Its good that you haven't upgraded you b/w film camera...:)
  8. Good onya mate, well done. Most people always think the worst, but usually, its the contrary. I always look for simple fixes first. I had a starter issue Friday night, had to do two weddings on Saturday. Like your problem, push the foot button and absolutely nothing. 1st check - 12volts at start cable when the foot button was pressed. Tick, full 12.8volts. 2nd check - pull starter out to check the brush assembly but when pulling it out I noticed that it was fairly hot to touch, also the battery cable was hot as well. This suggests that there is a direct short. So I pull it apart and check continuity of the main battery cable bolt and the case, yep, my DMM goes off like fire alarm, definitely a short to case. It was the insulator that goes between the bolt and case. No need for bridesmaids to push start Bonnie...:)
  9. I guess @Sixpakrob needs to assess the extra work and cost involved to the benefit gained for a v8 transplant. He may need to change his user name to Eightpakrob...:)
  10. IMHO, it would be a crime to change the engine in this automobile. Its absolutely beautiful. You would be de-valueing it. A classic shape like that doesn't need to go fast, you should stick with an original engine or at worst replace it with similar. But, its your car.
  11. That explains why the skirt is slightly larger than the crown of the piston. Thanks for the education.
  12. The benefit of the Pertronix setup is that it keeps your engine bay looking very close to original (if you prefer it that way), very easy to install and keeps the dwell angle correct.
  13. The only seal, a piece of felt, I could find was this on the rear main.
  14. Yes, generally it looks in pretty good shape. However, there are a couple broken rings, four cracked pistons and a couple of babbits have chips out of them...:( ^^ How the piston pin is kept in place on the conrod. There seems to be two slightly different types of piston. This style piston was in #4 & #6 cylinders, long gap down one side of the piston and no springy thing inside. This was in the other cylinders with the spriny thing inside and a gap with pin on both sides to hold the the springy thing. Chips anyone?