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Andydodge last won the day on February 18

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    South Grafton Australia
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    1940 Dodge sedan have had since 1971, also have had 1939 Plymouth Roadster Ute,1941 Plymouth Coupe, 1948 Chrysler Windsor, 1968 Dodge Phoenix & 1973 Valiant Wagon

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    63 yrs old
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  1. The earliest use of the 230 was I think 1942 by Dodge, 6.7 :1 compression, 105 B.H.P with a single barrel carby.....the last 230 car use was 1959 Plymouth with 8.0:1 compression, 132 B.H.P. and a single barrel carby..........I had high hopes for the ex airport tug 230 I was going to build and install in the 41 Plymouth I had..........I had an Edgy Finned head that was supposed to up the CR to 9.0:1, a twin carby intake, split exhaust manifolds, a 1/2 race reground Waggott cam, HEI distributor, and intended to have it balanced and ports cleaned up..........I had a set of 60 thou over 4 ring pi
  2. Yep, just did a search under "desoto brake drum" on US Ebay, Parts & Accessories and theres a couple , not cheap mind you but they are listed..........andyd
  3. Scott.....some nice work there......is there enough clearance between the frame and tie rods on full rebound as it looks a little close.......and those steering arms look a quality job........andyd
  4. AFAIK these use 8 studs to attach to the head with nuts on each stud, if enough clearance then undoing the nuts should be all thats needed but otherwise then you may have to try & remove the stud using a 2nd nut as a "jam" nut ........the studs should have a 3/8th UNC thread into the head whereas the nuts use a 3/8 UNF thread, if you need to undo the engine mounts by using a block of wood under the sump pan you should be able to gently raise the engine and inch or so without undoing the gearbox mount...........at least my experience with a 318 Poly/cast iron T/flite would suggest its poss
  5. They are a nice looking cluster aren't they, my speedo plastic piece with the graduations marked on it has a couple of small cracks and the gold paint is starting to show its age so am also looking for a nice replacement but $300 is way over my pay scale......lol.............regards, andyd
  6. AFAIK the battery location was the same whether LHD or RHD, certainly my 1940 RHD Dodge had the battery under the US drivers side or Oz passenger side of the seat and the 1941 Plymouth had the battery on the US drivers side of the engine compartment, beside the radiator/generator........you can just see the battery terminal in this old pic, car was sold so this is the only pic I have showing the battery........andyd
  7. NIce to see another old mopar going strong....but I also think 235's are a little too big on the front......I ran 195/65 x 15 and 235/65 x 15 with 6" and 7" chrome steelies on the 1941 Plymouth.....what size front rims are you running?............195 or 205 tyres would be my selection for 6" rims .......also what air pressure , as mentioned at least 35, up to 40psi will help...........has the steering box been adjusted properly? .....also these should use oil as mentioned NOT grease as some use..........also have all tierods, king pins and upper/lower bushes been greased and checked..........a
  8. I'd be disconnecting the accelerator linkage at the carby, move the carby lever/s to full throttle and see if the unattached linkage will reach to the same position........if not then thats the problem, after that then vaccum, leads, plugs, etc.......andyd
  9. Sold the 41 Plymouth I had but it looks like what the car had.............andyd
  10. Service manual or workshop manual are the same thing..........also when installing the kingpin bushes in the stub axle the bushes MUST be inserted so that the hole in the side of the bush lines up with the grease nipple hole in the side of the stub axle, also whilst the work is being done, check that the grease nipples are clear of old dried grease by inserting a piece of wire into the grease nipple, or better still replace them with new ones if unsure.......note also that the grease nipple screw threads maybe different to whats available now.......imperial originally but maybe only shitty me
  11. Just noticed that you lived in Grafton......did we ever meet or did you see my car/s?...........lol.............I live on south hill.........andyd
  12. Welcome Aboard.....these guys know their stuff........first off....do your mechanics have any idea how to work on our mopars as it sounds like they don't.......as far as getting the mounts, try Jim Robinson in Victoria, 03 5345 4094 or www.dodgeparts.com.au or in the USA Andy Bernbaums, www.oldmoparts.com............as for swapping the gearbox mounts, they may have to remove the front floor panel if it has one, if not then they should be able to jack up the gearbox to get enough clearance to swap them out............as for the king pins...........after undoing the steering arms from the spindl
  13. Neat to see a straight 8 on this forum.............that engine is remarkedly clean in the valve covers adding weight to the recent rebuild statement............I've never worked on a straight 8 but I've seen reports on this forum of some expensive parts, like the exhaust manifolds which apparently have a tendancy to crack so I'd be very careful with it.............looking at how clean the valve train appears would make me try to gently get things free there, also maybe drop the sump and check there......as was mentioned a wire cup brush on the top of the block, pistons & valves will help a
  14. Dan...........did the pm come thru?..........andyd
  15. Dan.............just sent a PM to you but for those on this site.............as far as I know no Oz mopars actually got a 237 capacity engine we had the various 23" sized engines ie, 201,217 or 230 or the 25" engines in 218,228 or 250(251) capacities and we even had BOTH 23 and 25 inch engines in the SAME year depending on what gearbox was ordered, ie.............the standard 3 speed came behind the 230 but if you ordered the Overdrive or Powerflite gearbox you got a 228 or depending on the year the 250.........so its a bit of a dogs breakfast here.............as for engine parts, as a rule I
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