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About Beto0311

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    Want to learn more about classic mopars, looking for an" apprenticeship ", local garage to have hands on knowledge.
  • My Project Cars
    1951 dodge coronet coupe

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    Usmc vet keeping my head/mind busy with mopar classics and loving the challenges that come with it.
  • Occupation
    Hvac tech


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    Orange county ca
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  1. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Yes, i went back to the "tech tips" and starting reading, i found one of your responses, stating ☝🏽 just that... using the access hole by #6. Im waiting for summit delivery on a degree wheel(hope you approve of it) their tech support said it would work....
  2. Beto0311

    Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...

    Make sure all orifices are plugged up before starting it, ....save your self a complete clutch flywheel teardown. And a huge oil spill.
  3. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Hey boss, so my dampener is NOT a one piece with a pulley/shieve attached to it. It actually has 2 pieces. The dampener is one and the belt pulley is the other... pulley is in between block and dampener... is that how some D42 body style came? Will that cause any harm?
  4. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    So i finally got a new dissy... you see the shaft gap from the one that was giving me problems to the new one, with no gap/play...( give me a few while i figure out how to bypass the 3mb picture sizing )
  5. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Thanks for the knowledge though i appreciate it, but it bugs me to not understand how it works..
  6. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    How does it relate to the timing? How it throwing it off? How is it linked to the distributor? I want to understand how it works
  7. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Holy ****!!! Its vibrating !! How does that effect the timing exactly?!?! Im in loss of thoughts/words.... WHY? Or how???... i dont know or have a clue about how its related..
  8. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Everything is new.. just finished assembling the motor.. carbs are carters bb, new hei. Carbs fine.. its timing.. i just dialed it to 0*, turned off the engine to lock the distributor. Turned back on, and it starts with a "nice" iddle than it just goes up to 15 to 20* btc again...
  9. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    I tried the retarded and it looses power, i also adjuted the carburetors and it dies.....Yes sir its a Langdon hei, i dont think theres other brands..
  10. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Yeah vacuum advanced.... but i didn't have it hooked up while i was timing it
  11. Beto0311

    Wandering timing

    Has anyone ever ran into any issues with their HEI distributor? I just walked into an issue on my motor. I bumped the #1 cylinder to tdc, locked distributor, wired up the firing order, & turned it on..... motor went into high idle. 900rmp....Checked the timing, using my timing gun, it was at 15* btc.. 3 times i turned it off and adjusted the timing again. 3 times it went to 15* btc.. new motor, chain is not loose. I havent even broke it in correctly yet because of this issue... is my hei distributor faulty? Thanks in advance for the advice and help.
  12. Beto0311

    Motor plate

    Thank you for the idea. I didnt think of that... gonna give that idea a shot. Much appreciated boss
  13. Beto0311

    Motor plate

    Doesnt sound like many of yall have overhauled a fluid drive transmission before. Yall are still thinking regular 3 speed...WHICH IS easier and everything does match up with the adapter plate and the whole nine yards... thats not the case with the fluid drive. Its all different under the car. Xmembers are in different locations at different offsets. Etc etc
  14. Beto0311

    Motor plate

    Im using a 49 Plymouth bellhousing, not much difference. Than any other mopar housing, yes its still cast iron. I wouldn't call it shame.. the fluid drive Xmember is riveted in under the master cylinder bracket which is welded on the frame. Whole different can of worm i didnt want to deal with.. plus, The bellhousing mounts are NOT even close to the 49 Plymouth bellhousing (3 speed manual). Mounting holes. Yes i have seen the bushin mounts, i replaced them on the fluid drive transmission.... its very tight space to fab out a "metal floor frame". Looking to have the car ready for mooneyes in December.

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