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About maok

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  • Birthday 06/02/1969

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    1928 Chrysler model 62

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  1. 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...:)
  2. 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.
  3. That explains why the skirt is slightly larger than the crown of the piston. Thanks for the education.
  4. 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.
  5. The only seal, a piece of felt, I could find was this on the rear main.
  6. 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?
  7. A few years ago I was having a slant 6 head machined at a respected machine shop, I had broken a few manifold studs in the side of the head, the machine shop outsourced the removal of the studs. Cost about $30 each IIRC.
  8. I pulled all the pistons out today. The compression rings are typical but the oil rings were a little different to what I was expecting. 4 rings in each oil ring groove pack together, that's 8 all up plus the compression ring. Also, the piston pin seems to be kept in place by some sort of spring setup. I will post more pics of the piston pin set up later. Where did the crankshaft seals go? Front; Rear; You can make out two small strips of a seal on the rear main cap but there is nothing else.
  9. Andy - my understanding is that aussie mopars pre-1962 were assembled in Oz but not manufactured in Oz, hence the AP (Australian Production) designation for 1962 to 65. Is this correct? My grey matter is getting
  10. Another interesting one on the aussie ebay. 37 Dodge open car
  11. Indeed they did. Under the Holden (GM-H) badge. Re: Hydraulic clutch, all Aussie built Mopar cars were mechanical clutch. The above Plymouth would not have been an Aussie built unit AFAIK.
  12. More pics; One valve guide broken..:( Looks to be some over bore. Standard is 3" A balancing act; Did someone say slusge;
  13. I guarantee you that its either a coolant flow, or air flow, or ignition issue, or combination of the three ..... Have you tried taking the thermostat out to eliminate it not opening fully? My guess is that its coolant flow issue, either in the block or radiator. If your engine is modified and producing extra power then a larger radiator maybe on the cards.
  14. WoooHooo! Thank you many times.
  15. What is the trick to post an image/s from a hosting site like The 'Insert other Media' button is not working for me...:( When I copy and paste the image link from photobucket, it doesn't recognise it.