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  Topic: Vacuum Advance
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:35 pm   Subject: Vacuum Advance
I agree a carb swap may be necessary, but the distributor hold down mechanisms can be transferred between dustributor bodies and should not be considered a means of identifying the type of distributor ...
  Topic: Vacuum Advance
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:13 pm   Subject: Vacuum Advance
Your truck HAD lean burn. There are remnants of the system still present. Charge temp sensor on the #6 intake runner, coolant temp sensor in the head, idle stop solenoid on the carb, clear signs the ...
  Topic: New Holley 1945, same issues
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 2:04 pm   Subject: New Holley 1945, same issues
Since I don't have a vacuum gauge handy, I plugged the vacuum line for vacuum advance temporarily into manifold vacuum to test it, and it does work and doesn't leak. It is plugged inot ported vacuum ...
  Topic: Bucket seats
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PostForum: Other   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:49 am   Subject: Bucket seats
RE: non-stock seats affecting sitting height

In my brother's 74 Duster the Sebring driver's seat has been mounted using homemade brackets. I now can barely fit in the seat without my head touching ...
  Topic: New Holley 1945, same issues
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:45 am   Subject: New Holley 1945, same issues
(1) verify that the vacum advance hose is plugged into a source of ported vacuum and not full-time manifold vacuum. In other words, you want vacuum as soon as the trottle is opened and not when the t ...
  Topic: Vacuum Advance
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 8:39 am   Subject: Vacuum Advance
Are you sure it doesn't have lean burn? On trucks the computer was sometimes mounted below the battery tray instead of on the air cleaner. By 1986 it is much more likely than not that your truck wou ...
  Topic: 68 Dart-Recommended After Market Over-Flow Reservior
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PostForum: Other   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:11 am   Subject: 68 Dart-Recommended After Market Over-Flow Reservior
I used an empty radiator fluid jug with a hole drilled in the cap for the overflow hose. I put a hose clamp on the hose under the cap to keep it from blowing/pulling out and I zip tied the jug to my ...
  Topic: Long time lurker, 1st time poster/asker... I think
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:02 pm   Subject: Long time lurker, 1st time poster/asker... I think
What kind of coil did you buy? Did you get one specified for your year truck? Lean burn coils don't use ballast resistors and have different ratings than coils for standard electronic ignition Mopar ...
  Topic: "4-F" the 1978 Dodge Aspen 4 Door
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PostForum: Slixer's Gallery   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:02 pm   Subject: "4-F" the 1978 Dodge Aspen 4 Door
Ouch. It is never fun to clean up someone else's mess. Pictures help us commiserate better! Laughing Very Happy
  Topic: Rebuild Help!
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Rebuild Help!
That's a beauty! I always liked Mopar dark green colors.
  Topic: Rebuild Help!
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:59 am   Subject: Rebuild Help!
No photo for me, either.

If I had a stock 73 Dart sedan with front drum brakes and $4k burning a hole in my pocket, I would start by rebuilding and upgrading the brake system and suspension and ste ...
  Topic: Rebuild Help!
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:35 am   Subject: Rebuild Help!
many feel that 73 is in the beginning of the decline of the A body, gaining weight etc.

Let's see, what was new for '73:

-Better brakes (even the basic 9" drums were improved, as were the discs ...
  Topic: Bore size
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:00 pm   Subject: Bore size
Instead of picking random numbers, you should do the math to calculate the dynamic compression ratio to find out exactly how much the head should be milled. You will be better off in the long run.
  Topic: Rebuild Help!
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:58 am   Subject: Rebuild Help!
I have pulled slants from A bodiues, F bodies, and vans using a cherry picker and a chain. I usually remove the manifolds and hook the hoist to a chain that runs from one of the alternator bracket bo ...
  Topic: Rebuild Help!
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PostForum: Engine   Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:13 am   Subject: Rebuild Help!
The best place to spend money on a slant rebuild is the head. Get oversize valves and porting. In conjunction with your cam choice, spend the time to calculate the dynamic compression ratio to deter ...
 
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