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    Beto0311 got a reaction from belvedere666 in SUCESSFUL REAR AXLE SWAPS.   
    I swapped my rear end with a dana 35c on my 51.. had it rebuilt to 355 posi.. just had to relocate the leaf spring perch's over 1/2" .. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from belvedere666 in SUCESSFUL REAR AXLE SWAPS.   
    I swapped my rear end with a dana 35c on my 51.. had it rebuilt to 355 posi.. just had to relocate the leaf spring perch's over 1/2" .. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from P15-D24 in 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. 


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    Beto0311 reacted to 50 coupe in What Disc brake conversion to use on a 53 coronet   
    They supply a list of disc. calipers, pads, hoses, wheel bearings etc. that you will need along with their hubs/adapters. You can buy the parts at an auto parts store. This is typically less expensive than buying a kit with all parts included at least it was when I did it. Also, using readily sourced parts will make it easier down the road if/when you need to replace pads, bearings etc. 
     
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    Beto0311 got a reaction from P15-D24 in 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. 


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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Wandering timing   
    the degree wheel is pretty much universal as it is just a disc marked in degrees 0-360, not all mounting features can be taken into account and you may have to improvise attachment to the flathead crank......if you have never used a degree wheel...do read up on how to find TDC on an engine....you will also have to devise a piston stop for insertion in access hole.....this has to be robust enough to stop rotation and not move when piston makes contact and you must me careful not to force any movement beyond the initial contact with the piston stop...remember #6 access was built in for quick check, a stop must be built to get it dead on...read up on the procedure, do not get in a hurry, remember a piston stop needs to contact piston PRIOR to TDC and you will read the wheel in each direction of rotation as you will split the difference for zero as you cannot read the absolute TDC using a moving rod as it is just to flat of movement at TDC/BDC....YOU MUST ALSO NOT FORGET to remove the piston stop and you must disable the starter so no accidental rotation will occur punching a hole in the piston....remember what you are doing....do not get in a hurry....hang a tag on the disconnected starter wire tell you to REMOVE PISTON STOP  just in case you did not fully complete the location of TDC procedure...….this procedure will also allow you to locate/adjust your pointer dead on to "0" indicated on the outer pulley GIVEN your pulley integrity has not been compromised....again...outer pulley being properly secured via the rubber to the hub and proper location of TDC stationary pointer is what we are out to prove...this process should have been done on initial build of the engine and before the head went on....
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Wandering timing   
    my post was more a correction to the other persons misconception of principle...you did state however that the pulley was vibrating....as you have this in your possession, you will need to verify the integrity of the balancer not only physically but also by doing a mechanical TDC using the access hole at #6 and compare this to the actual TDC indicated by your pointer to the outer rings timing marks...DO NOT do a quick TDC buy using a dowel or other indicating device...you need to use a degree wheel and piston stop when checking external indicators...TDC is just way to flat of a movement at TDC or BDC to find the absolute by eyeball...
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    Beto0311 reacted to countrytravler in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    http://www.microblueracing.com/
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    and unlike a few folks I have known..DO ENSURE there is adequate coolant in the block and radiator prior to running  and cam break in..in the excitement of firing it up.this can be overlooked..PUT IT ON A CHECK LIST  I suggest the use of a check list for most all procedures..good insurance policy for the most part and is free..
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Engine Rebuilding Gotchas...   
    I have come behind a couple folks and found that you should properly index the timing pump to the cam at TDC for correct position of the distributor rotor. AND it is also a good time to install the distributor as more than not you will end up rotating the engine crank somewhere between this point and engine firing..Pay attention to the oil lines and see they are connected and tightened. Lastly..test you fuel system prior to start to ensure the float is not sticking as it has been laid aside for the rebuild period.
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Wandering timing   
    if the rubber is loose the outer portion with the timing marks can slip on the hub...it will not/cannot change the timing of the cam in any manner as the hub is keyed to the crank...if the outer portion slips it will only indicate an error that IS NOT a real error...
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    Beto0311 got a reaction from Frank Elder in 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.. 
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    Beto0311 reacted to Don Coatney in Motor plate   
    What is a fluid drie transmission? Fluid drive is a fluid coupling not a transmission. Yes a vehicle equipped with fluid drive has a longer bell housing and the rear engine mounts are not in the same position as a non fluid drive vehicle. Your best bet may be to find a non fluid drive rear cross member and install it along with the original floating power front engine mount. 
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    Beto0311 reacted to Plymouthy Adams in Motor plate   
    you will have to move the fluid drive cross member forward by removing original rivets. place forward for alignment to the bell and drill holes for the cross member to attach back to the frame...else, as stated create you own member.....and with a single in the front you definitely have to have two in the rear.....
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    Beto0311 reacted to Don Coatney in Dual exhaust set up/ route   
    I ran true dual exhaust with no interconnecting cross over pipe. I am not saying this is the best way to do it. But this is how I did it. Others may have different opinions.

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    Beto0311 reacted to p24-1953 in Dual exhaust set up/ route   
    What is the best set up for a dual exhaust. 
    1.)True dual all the way back? 
    2.) 2 into the muffler?
    3.) Duals with a crossover pipe?
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    Beto0311 reacted to Don Coatney in New Tachometer   
    This may or may not help.

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    Beto0311 reacted to moose in New Tachometer   
    Got the chance and put this in my 54 yesterday.  I'm having trouble putting the video on here, but if you go find me on Instagram(@manifoldsbymoose) you can see it in action.
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    Beto0311 reacted to 59bisquik in Stovebolt T5 Trans Adapter   
    I have a R10 sitting around collecting dust in California. It was from a 54 Plymouth and I was originally going to use it until I went the Hemi route.
     
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    Beto0311 reacted to P15-D24 in Engine idle?   
    http://p15-d24.com/page/p15d24/reference/maintenance.html/
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    Beto0311 reacted to pflaming in Three speed OD floor shifter   
    I'm close to final fabrication of a floor shifter  for my R 10 overdrive. If someone would like one to test and purchase subject to workability,  I will make as many as four additional complete units at a very reasonable price.  This shifter will attach to a non OD car transmission as well. These at first come first served basis via email response date.  I will drive test the shifter before I send a unit to others to test. 
    My rational is that oft times a builder can make something work for himself, but not universally so. Thus if I have several units in use in different driving conditions then the tests have greater validity.
    Attached picture shifter is similar. 
    pflaming@mail.fresnostate.edu.
     

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from RodFru2u in The State Of Urban Freeway Driving   
    Being from o.c California, I travel the 5,91,605,710 freeways in my 51 coronet flathead. And my buddy also in his 49 Plymouth. Bone stock. Little by little we've been getting more "umph" out of the Lhead. Cruising at 65mph slow lane sharing . Some people don't care much and swerve around, others mean mug us. But nothing that the bird can't translate better to show that I don't care. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from RodFru2u in The State Of Urban Freeway Driving   
    Being from o.c California, I travel the 5,91,605,710 freeways in my 51 coronet flathead. And my buddy also in his 49 Plymouth. Bone stock. Little by little we've been getting more "umph" out of the Lhead. Cruising at 65mph slow lane sharing . Some people don't care much and swerve around, others mean mug us. But nothing that the bird can't translate better to show that I don't care. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from RodFru2u in The State Of Urban Freeway Driving   
    Being from o.c California, I travel the 5,91,605,710 freeways in my 51 coronet flathead. And my buddy also in his 49 Plymouth. Bone stock. Little by little we've been getting more "umph" out of the Lhead. Cruising at 65mph slow lane sharing . Some people don't care much and swerve around, others mean mug us. But nothing that the bird can't translate better to show that I don't care. 

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    Beto0311 got a reaction from RodFru2u in The State Of Urban Freeway Driving   
    Being from o.c California, I travel the 5,91,605,710 freeways in my 51 coronet flathead. And my buddy also in his 49 Plymouth. Bone stock. Little by little we've been getting more "umph" out of the Lhead. Cruising at 65mph slow lane sharing . Some people don't care much and swerve around, others mean mug us. But nothing that the bird can't translate better to show that I don't care. 

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