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The Way

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    Rochester, ny
  • Interests
    old cars, road trips
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Dodge Wayfarer

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  • Biography
    kids are out of the house and it's time to play
  • Occupation
    facitlites technicion skilled


  • Location
    Rochester, NY
  • Interests
    cars in spring, summer, and fall. toy trains in winter

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  1. Use this link to go to Don Smiths' pdf on using a gm power steering box. He gives step by step instructions.
  2. I have had some issues on very hot summer days, traffic or highway accident, and overheating with the fluid drive. I added an electric fan that I control manually that helps as well as disengaging the clutch. This is not quite on the subject at hand, but, I have seen where some folks go the Chevy valves. What is the advantage to that?
  3. Go to the blog section of this website and look for "Floor shift concepts for Mopar column shift Transmssions ". Tim has some interesting pics. of floor shifters there.
  4. I could be mistaken, but, looking closely at the picture, it looks like the large nut that secures the steering wheel to the shaft was never removed. Is this the same nut that cracked?
  5. I believe those are the spring silencers. They are used so you don't have metal to metal where the springs meet their mounts. I think I bought mine at oldmoparts.com. Should be on both sides.
  6. You might try Andy Bernbaums. https://www.oldmoparts.com/
  7. If they did not have the piston bores cleaned up when they worked on the engine, it is also possible the bores have 'dished out' in the middle. I believe this could give you good compression at the top, but, let oil by in the middle.
  8. Thanks for the report Don! I finally did find it under 'downloads' in an area I've never been to before. I also found other interesting downloads I didn't know were there. Sometimes we just can't see the forest for the trees.....
  9. I've not heard of Don Smiths power steering conversion . I tried doing a search here and on google with no luck. Does he have a website or go by a different name?
  10. It is the same way I routed my D33 as well, except I used quieter mufflers. Works well!
  11. He also mentions selling the duct that you are asking about. I don't know if this is the same as what you are looking for.
  12. This is a picture of Don Coatneys exhaust. I have done my very similarly, but, have no picture. It leaves lots of room for larger mufflers. I too started with the cherry bombs. They lasted one trip down the street. I eventually worked my way down to a pair of Walkers that still have some rumble, but, don't drone on. Most of my driving is over 45 minutes per trip. I'm not 25 anymore so quite is good!
  13. There is a rebuilding manual in the download section of this website that is an absolute must read for anyone who wants to rebuild their engine. The video is nice, but, he does skip over some important items. Using both together would be the way to go, along with some great tips from the folks who contribute here regularly.
  14. I just watched all 5 episodes and really enjoyed it. This fella really knows his stuff and goes into pretty good detail. He did skip over a few things (water distribution tube for instance) but showed just how easy most of the rebuild is. Now, if I just had the time and money! Once you've seen episode one the others are easy to find.
  15. I have a 230 , not rebuilt but great compression, with a single barrel carb, 27" tires and 2.79 gears. I made most of the 400 mile trip to RI at 75mph at 2600 rpm and could have gone faster still. I now have dual carbs, 3.25 gears and 28" tires. I regularly go 75 mph at 3300 rpm with more left. The 2.79s were great on the highway, but kinda slow compared to modern vehicles leaving when the light turned green. The 3.25s keep me up with city traffic and I end up with 17-18mpg on the highway. I have a 3 speed manual with fluid drive.
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