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keithb7 last won the day on November 21

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    1938 Chrysler Royal C18 Coupe

    1938 Plymouth P6 Deluxe Sedan

    1953 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe C60-2.

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  1. Later in my In my video you’ll see that the grease packing method failed. I could not get pump to build oil pressure. I removed pump again and submerged it in oil. Got all bubbles out. Then it made great pressure at cranking speed.
  2. Bearing pre-load? Outer axle bearing is set up by shimming brake baking plate, where it bolts on to axle housing. No so much pre-load, it is end play on the axle shaft, which the bearing is pressed on. Allows for heat expansion. You should have a dial indicator and various shims to get the right clearance.
  3. I was kinda thinking I’d learn what I’m doing before I publish a video about it. Lol. I am pretty green when it comes to rear ends. I understand them. I’ve certainly “read” lots about them, yet we know that means little until we put that knowledge into practical use. Book-smart is only part of it. Maybe I should consider a new video method. I disassemble an entire rear end. No commentary. Just relaxing piano music. Then I throw it all out as I have no idea how to reassemble it all. Lol. Just kidding. I’ll give it a go. See what I can do. @Dodgeb4ya I think I see more wear on the pinion teeth. I’m leaning towards a new gear set. I’ll post more pics once I get the pinion out. I could just re-bearing this one and put it all back together. Then set it up. Yet its a long ways-in, if something howls upon reassembly. I’m thinking about: jack up car remove rear wheels remove rear drums remove brakes remove brake backing plates remove axles remove carrier assy Swap out and install new carrier assembly Repeat for reassembly. bleed brakes Re-fill rear end oil Re-do it all again if I get it wrong. Ah well, I digress. Its a hobby. It keeps me out of trouble.
  4. I’ve never rebuilt a rear end before. I want to. I have some spares and I want to put a 4.11:1 in my Chrysler. Seems like a good winter project to me. I’ll learn as I go. I’m really just an apprentice running amuck with no Journeyman watching over me. I’ll post questions here as they arise. Hopefully someone can steer me right. I’ll take the carrier housing to work this week and see if I can impact that pinion flange nut off. I don’t have anything powerful enough here at home. I’ll think I’ll shop around for a new crown and pinion set. This one’s been around the world a few times times. By the looks of it, it might have been under an extended drain interval maintenance plan too.
  5. I am of the belief that a person with an engine hoist at home, and a load leveller, would still be better better off to remove the tranny first. Then lift the engine, clutch and FD out together. If this is video of any use to you, here is what I did. 3 speed manual though. No fluid drive. When I put my engine back in, I did remove the rad nose cone. Much easier. I realize you have a later model ‘51 year car. I just thought this might give you some perspective. Also see the tools and safery tips I recommend.
  6. Yet one more tool you could have: https://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Thread-Measuring-Precise-Imperial/dp/B07FVSH38T/ref=sr_1_19?crid=3CFMCGZ8DBV4X&keywords=thread+pitch+gauge+metric+and+sae&qid=1668821294&sprefix=thread+pitch+%2Caps%2C201&sr=8-19
  7. My parts list from Dec 2020. Most of it. Not all. All from Vintage Power Wagons. I see they have increased a bit. But not much. $235 today for a set. I have no complaints. Engine is running great.
  8. Naw. There’s nothing to it. Go for it. The most important thing is understanding TDC for each piston and 100% confirming both valves are fully closed. As mentioned in my videos, you will feel tappet clearances at this point, by wiggling the tappet up and down. Start at #1, precisely followed by 5,3,6,2,4. Trial and error is character building and gains confidence. Never again pay someone to do a valve set. Do it 3x and you’ll be better at a flathead set, than the average pro today. When you think you are done, leave the inner fender window out. Drive it for a few days. Just incase you need to go back in there again. I seem to recall I got distracted with other work and drove without the inner fender window for 6 months. Once you feel swelled with pride and are reaping the benefits of your new developed skills, reassemble the inner fender window and join me in the “pride lounge” for a beer.
  9. Thanks for the positive words folks. @JohnTeee I have uploaded multiple videos on valve sets I have done over the past few years. I hope you find them useful. One of my goals is to keep things simple. I begin by stripping down a topic so my little, under-utilized brain can grasp whats going on. Lol. Once I feel I have a pretty good understanding, I think, why not make a video for others to learn as I have learned?
  10. Yes there are both SAE and Metric thread pitches. Good chance that yes your water pump has metric threads. It was made in a country where they are asking similar questions. Is there such a thing as SAE threads? Maybe email the MoparPro and ask about it.
  11. Jack up the car. Remove front tires. I’d probably remove any splash pans, inner fender window too. Lay out some cardboard. Start with a scraper putty knife and get the big chunks off. A screw driver will help in tighter areas. Get a solvent brush a toothbrush for tighter areas. Kerosene works awesome to breakdown old sludge. Swap out cardboard as needed to clean up your work area. Effort will pay off. I did this and got great results.
  12. Glad it helped you @OUTFXD. Re MoparPro: “Never” is not quite long enough. That guy…If I ever meet him at a show like Hershey, I’ll be known among the Mopar community for alot more than my silly little YT channel.
  13. Seen here, between oil filter housing and distributor.
  14. Every one of us here knew nothing at some point. We just put in the time doing, reading, and thinking about our car problems. You're doing just fine. Even though you found the disconnected wire at the hi/low beam switch, you definitely need to fix up that yellow cloth covered wire at the head light switch. It will get worse, corrode, get hot and eventually cook the phenolic board in the the light switch. As seen in my example: https://youtu.be/w79Khf2f0eM
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