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wagoneer

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  • My Project Cars
    1948 Chrysler Windsor

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    Raleigh, NC
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    DIY

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  1. Pretty on the outside, but ugly on the inside . Maybe a little TLC to the cylinders, valves, and the springs? That's a lot of carbon in the cylinders, etc, isn't it?
  2. Speedometers, Speedometer gears, and Tire sizes - they are all highly related. My speedometer is accurate up until about 50 miles per hour, and after that it seems to be about 5mph faster than what my phone is saying. It'd be useful to understand the relationship between the gear, the meter, and the tire, and how the factory can change up everything so much without having a bunch of different gear parts. Maybe something in the calibration of the speedometer? Theory on why mine is inaccurate after 50 but okay before? Does anybody have ideas on how the three
  3. I offer only what others have said with some certitude, but I could not find original specs for Dodge, per se. I presume Dodge and Plymouth were similar. For Chryslers: Found this good link from 2005 -- https://forums.aaca.org/topic/67008-48-chrysler-windsor/ Quoting Rick Hoover: "Your 1948 Windsor came through standard originally with 760X15 size tires. It also had a optional size of 820X15. The brand of tire would have been Goodyear. The white wall width of the 760X15 would have been 3 1/2 inches. The 820X15 tire would have been 4 to 4 1/4 inches d
  4. Two questions: 1) Vibration Damper Pully Timing Marks (TDC) Did the CXXs have a band on top of the damper pully that had the timing marks? The shop manual picture and text indicate there is a band on top of the damper pully that has the marks on it, but if mine had one originally, the band is long gone. I don't see it in the parts book either? Anybody have it? 2) Timing from Rear Cylinder using Tappets The shop manual indicates that proper timing is set by measuring when the rear intake tappet just makes contact with the valve stem. These should
  5. There is something to the density decreasing of gasoline over the last 75 years. You can see that gasoline density (API) has decreased even over the last 30 years -- https://www.epa.gov/fuels-registration-reporting-and-compliance-help/gasoline-properties-over-time#what I run ethanol-free, but can the cumulative change in formulation due to removing heavier hydrocarbons trickle down to us requiring the floats to be set at 1/8 instead of 5/64? In principle though, the float is measuring volume of gasoline to aerosolize, so lowering the float depth will decrease volume of g
  6. This corn head grease looks amazing. Googling and surfing YouTube a bit shows people using it in everything from transmissions to to steering boxes. This grease does have some magical properties to change its viscosity back and forth so regularly; I wonder what is the expected lifetime of the grease. doesn’t talk about heat transfer properties but a very cool solution for small gear devices probably those without solenoids . I wonder if anybody had tried in their m5/m6 transmission ?
  7. Maybe a good question would be why not? Why are the different models of the carter B&B incompatible? Maybe someone steeped in the art, engineering, tuning, and nuances of carburetors would kindly share the TLDR; version please? The jets are different, or electrical components different with respect to each of the B&Bs? The B&B carb doesn’t really take into account the size of the engine, except maybe in how the factory tunes it. Most or all the rebuild kits are the same save for some gaskets.
  8. I also recommend finding a nice needful Packard to put your rebuilt engine and trans into. Not a packard forum, but packard also need some TLC. 1948 was a good year. Everybody needs a second...or third classic car. I’m in search of a very nice convertible or a truck, myself.
  9. I replaced my fuel lines recently. there are companies that make new oem style fuel lines . Easy to replace. I have a fuel filter because my original tank was replaced . I would love to have an oil lite filter but it doesn’t seem you can get those anymore save for a few rare NOS fuel tanks .
  10. Diving deep into the technicals, the Chrysler et al engineers thought through cold, and long standing starts. my carb is also frequently wet , and I actually saw gas splash out from what I guess is the accelerator or something . Even so, my car fires up almost instantly. If it’s sitting it requires about 3 seconds with the choke while the gas gets pulled through the line (air leaks in your fuel line also cause problems due to poor vacuum). I’m scheduling a rebuild regardless. I recently replaced my mechanical fuel pump and that made all the positive difference. I
  11. Those truck engines are monsters. I found a great set of articles on the imperial club pages - http://www.imperialclub.com/Articles/26-28Sixes/index.htm on the six, it’s the last 300+ Cu in car engine. in theory it would fit our “latter-day” models.
  12. In NC, you can still buy ethanol free gas at some stations. It’s a bit more expensive but I run only ethanol free gas. is that not an option around the country? There are sites dedicated to compiling those ethanol free stations.
  13. Wow! That image is a bit low res, but those blocks must have had a full inch extra in height in stroke! Would these bigger engines be drop-in replacements for our humble "regular" engines? Everything else seems the same (compression). With so much combustion volume, you'd think there would be a lot more horsepower generated. They are super torque-y. In comparison, the 400 cu in small block chevy made 265 gross, and nominal 150. Why don't these engines generate a ton of horsepower?
  14. great price. i wouldn't mind it all but I may have to sleep in it.
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