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About maok

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 06/02/1969

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    Land of Oz
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    1928 Chrysler series 62


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    Brisbane, Australia
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  1. If you look at the timing gears, the Cam gear has twice the gears than the crank gear. So the crank gear turns two times for one turn of the Cam gear. Hence 720
  2. Does the crank have two key ways? One for the gear and one for the fan belt pulley?
  3. I'd say that crank gear is stuck tight without being keyed, and the dots probably line up reasonable well if the crank gear was positioned correctly. Pure luck.
  4. Doesn't look good at all. Pull it apart, start again.
  5. I had a similar issue on my '28, but this was a constant discharge of about 10amps. It would only happen when the lights were switched on. After disconnecting each light plug one after the other, the left front headlight was where the short was. The parking light socket and its spring were rusted and shorting on the power wire. Be systematic with your diagnosis, otherwise it will test your character and soul.
  6. Well, seeing as your lights are flicking, if it was me, I would start with the lights and its circuit. I would check, Light globes (front and rear), their sockets and connections, Wiring to the lights, Light switch and dimmer, if it has one. The amp meter showing a discharge indicates there is a short somewhere.
  7. Would it not have been simpler to just go all electric rather than a hybrid? I started a conversion on a '84 alfa GTV over 15 years ago but money or time didn't agree with my imagination...☹️
  8. Is there where hotrodding will go?
  9. Yeah, forget this idea. IF its stationary then it wont be the driveshaft.
  10. Try disconnecting the driveshaft from the gearbox and run the engine. It sounds exactly like the issue I had on my '28.
  11. Quick question, in that video, is the car moving or are you stationery?
  12. That doesn't sound like a thrust (throw out) bearing noise. Normally throw out bearing noise occurs when you push the pedal in. There is only one way to find out, pull the gearbox. Or if you box has an inspection plate.
  13. After clicking a few hundred miles I thought I would do an update on how the engine is running. Oil pressure is reading between 20 - 40psi when hot, previously 5-13psi...lol All the cylinders are about 85psi on the compression gauge. The vacuum gauge reading 19-20, there is a slight miss fire. The car has lost some of its vintage characteristics, no smoking and no rattling from the engine. I can now use the 3 speed gearbox as a 2 speed, 2nd and 3rd only required. It now climbs pretty much any hill effortlessly...:) The balancer has shifted, so my timing marks are useless. The engine paint I used was a cheap brand and is washing off with oil...:(
  14. Where does one find twelve thumbs?
  15. But metric is so much easier, I just count my fingers. With imperial, I have to break one of my fingers in half, quarter, etc, it bloody hurts.
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