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About belvedere

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  • Birthday 06/30/1975

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    '57 Plymouth Belvedere


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  1. It would make sense to do it that way, but there's nothing in the instructions about the original piece, and I don't see any way to mount it on the HEI dist. Do you have a pic of how you made that work? Thanks!
  2. Yeah, I didn't quite understand that, either. I don't see anything wrong with asking a vendor what their service includes.
  3. Glad to hear it works well for you, Andy!
  4. Right, but the instructions are clear about making sure there is vertical movement/play in the shaft after installation (ie, don't want it pushed too tight into the pump). Of course, you wouldn't want it coming out of the slot, either. Just seems to me that it would be better if the clamp's position could be set and left alone. Have you had any issues with this while adjusting the timing on yours?
  5. I bought one of these kits, and have a question for others who have installed one. I'm wondering about the clamp. Obviously, it is used to position the distributor vertically (depth into the block). But since the bolt hole in the clamp is not slotted, it appears that timing is adjusted by loosening the clamp and rotating the distributor in the clamp. When the clamp is loosened to rotate (adjust timing), doesn't this allow the vertical/depth position to possibly change, too? Any other tips related to this installation are welcome, too. Thanks!
  6. No problem, Dodgeb4ya! I got the correct bolts...no harm done!
  7. Thanks for the replies! I finally found my tap & die set...couldn't find it at first, which is why I had to ask in the first place! Anyway, these are 3/8-16. I estimated it to need either a 1" or 1.25" length, so I grabbed some of each at the store, along with an assortment of others just to keep on hand for spares, since my stash was getting pretty meager. Just thought I'd update with the size I found, in case anyone references this thread in the future. (Maybe the size varies by year? Not sure.) Anyway, have a good weekend!
  8. I seem to have misplaced the oil pump mounting bolts for my '57 230. Can anyone tell me what size they are so I can buy some new ones?
  9. Thanks for the reply. Yes, I'm in the midst of engine assembly, and just installed the timing set. The timing marks on the sprockets are aligned.
  10. I'm assembling my 1957 230. The timing marks on the damper don't line up. They appear to be roughly 40* off. I had discovered that the marks were off before the rebuild, but I just assumed the outer ring had slipped on the damper. Well, now the damper has been professionally rebuilt. I know the engine is original to the car, but I'm guessing that either the damper or timing cover must have been swapped at some point. Does that sound reasonable? Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.
  11. That was my guess, but wanted to be sure. Thanks for your help, Ken!
  12. I’ve had good luck with Espo Springs n Things.
  13. I’m doing one of those “long term “ rebuilds. I bagged and labeled all hardware, but need a little help with something I don’t quite remember . These were in with the conn rod nuts. The hex is the same size as the hex on the regular nuts. How exactly do these fit? Thanks.
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