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  1. How far west? Im in hillsville va if you need any help. I started my 53 when i was 15 ( 25 years ago) so i know where you are coming from. Yancey
  2. Greg i am thinking the 180 turn is still there since both mesh units are intact and the oil level will still be at stock level. The open chamber cant be any louder than the el chepo paper filters. You can hear the wind suction from in the cab.
  3. Im in the process of modifying 2 oil bath filters so they will fit on the dual carb set up. The plan had been for me to take a 3/8" sliver off of each and weld the two up as one. Inside the main bowl where the oil is will be still be intact below the oil fill line, but where i am confused is under this main bowl are two additional chambers that were /are sealed from outside air but had a hole to allow air from these to chambers to enter the down draft tube. Here is the question do i need to make these lower chambers "air tight" or can i seal the holes in the down draft tube? Below is my mock up after the initial cuts.
  4. The hydrive is not self shifting. It just is geared and has the tourque convertor so you can stop in third with out using the clutch and take off again clutch free. I use it in two ways. Keep it in 2nd to help with the take off speed and use the overdrive to get a little more top end (mostly used in town). Or start out in third and use the overdrive to cruise at highway speeds. I almost never shift gears and first is rarely used.
  5. No i had back half of a overdrive transmission added to my hydrive by george asch. Im guessing the floor pan was different in the hydrive cars.
  6. When i added overdrive to my 53 it would not fit with out cutting and modding my floor pan. The e brake drum hit the floorboard and prevented installation.
  7. tonight i was adjusting my idle speed on the 230 and noticed that when reved some times i get a Back fire and it kinda sounds like it is coming from the driver side or the bottom end. Could it be backfiring from the oil breather? Or the down draft tube. It does not do this when driving in gear. Nor does it do it every time. I checked the oil and it looks fine and does not smell like gas. Any thoughts? What could cause this?
  8. Now that i have moved to snow area, they dont get used year round anymore, but if snows/salt is not on the ground one of them gets used. I have put about 1000 miles on the 40 over 18 months and 67,000 on the 53 since i got it.
  9. Would the lack of air filters or mufflers cause this?
  10. 55 fargo, mine is taken from the same location front carb below the throttle plate. I will double check everything today to see what is going on.
  11. Silly question... on a dual carb set up should i pull the same 15 -18 vaccum as a single set up? Or would it be less? Each carb is pulling a steady 8 with out a air filter or exahust. Before the single was pulling 16. Do I need to "t" both vacumms together to go to the distributor? I sprayed carb cleaner around the base of each and along the manifold and did not notice a idle increase so im not thinking its not a leak.
  12. This is what i started doing today with my dual setup. I hadnt seen anyone else do this. And here i thought i had an original idea ....
  13. I have the scarebird on my 1940 truck and it was great. It installed in one afternoon and has caused no issues. Fantastic upgrade.
  14. When changing to headers the outer two studs backed out rather than the nuts removing. So of course sealant poured out, but at least nothing snapped or broke, so I will take it as a win. In the past I would place a little rtv or something on them but i was informed by a old timer this was a no no and would cause the bolts to seize over time. They said they would snug down fine and not leak. So sealant or not?
  15. When changing my hydrive out with the overdrive/hydrive i seem to recall the bolts on the flywheel had a odd shaped head (tapered) and I recall being instructed to mark and reinstall In The exact same configuration. But it has been 10 years and my memory might be off. I do have a hydrive service manual from plymouth if I need to look anything up. Maybe I could find the missing note #24
  16. Isn't the flywheel and bolts also different?
  17. Plymouthy Adams are you thinking of mine? Or have you heard of an another. The fast second with the overdrive split is great for traffic. I don't know how many george has made but best investment in my car.
  18. If you pay 1500 you overpaid.. Got everything used for under 500
  19. I have a fresh rebuild on my generator but when in have lights , heater and defrost on it shows a negative draw while driving. Is there a way to increase the stock generators output?
  20. I notice that the headers look to have a deep attachment point. Does anyone know if the stock studs will reach or do I have to replace them with longer ones. It also looks like on of the fins was damaged in shipping. This shouldn't be a issue should it?
  21. Got the new (used )intake/exhaust and carb set up. I am intending to put on the 230 in the 40' but part of me think it would fit real nice on the 53' with overdrive...
  22. 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?
  23. I had the generator shop install the condensor, I can take a pic if anyone needs it... I'm thinking I need to change my spark plug wires. Any reccomendations?
  24. What are the consequences/ effects of using a carb. from a 201 on a 230? My current carb is taged d6a2 which is for a 39 plymouth 201, but the block is a 48 dodge 230. Will i see any change in drivabilty/ power if i switch to the proper carb?
  25. Are dual carbs and a split exhaust worth the trouble? Is the dual setup hard to balance? Is the performance gains worth the hassle?
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