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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:19 pm 
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Most of the month of May was dedicated to the Safety Patrol and the Indy 500 support, then I needed some time to get the outside lawn and bush stuff done for spring.
With that done, on Sunday and today I got a couple of good garage days in.
The dash is installed, some of the new under dash wiring is ran, but not all hooked up, the cabin wiring is about done.
The next items are: the under hood wiring, that includes a centralized relay box and to get the valve spring pressure right I need to have the spring seats trimmed, so its
one more visit to the machine shop. Then I can finish assembling the engine and get WV over for an engine install party.


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 4:43 am 
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Car Model*: 1968 Barracuda - Fastback
Looking good!

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:22 pm 
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Degreed the cam today. The ICL is set on 100
I don't do this often enough to remember all the ins and outs,,

I called Charlie S and he had me straightened out in a matter of minutes,
but then we had to talk on the phone for another half an hour,
but that's what having this hobby is all about,, its the folks you meet along the way :D


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:32 am 
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Car Model*: 1965 Plymouth Belvedere I
Wow, I like that big degree wheel. I think I need to replace the smaller one I have been using with one of those. Looks much easier to mount and read.

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:25 pm 
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big degree wheel


I also have an eleven inch Summit degree wheel, that I put away somewhere in the garage.
Looked for it several times and was not able to find it. Knowing that all I had to do to find
the lost degree wheel was to buy another, and since I already had one, why buy another one identical
to first one. So I bought this 18 inch Moroso wheel. And I do like it, the way the wheel in marked it is very
easy to time the cam using the ICL method, and you can still get the individual cam event timing.
And of course, because I bought a second the degree wheel, I found the first one,
so I have two.


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:28 pm 
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DadTruck wrote:
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big degree wheel

And of course, because I bought a second the degree wheel, I found the first one, so I have two.

As it should be.

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:25 pm 
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Ask me sometime why I have 4 flaring tool sets and tubing cutters. :oops:

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:27 pm 
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We already know the answer, so don't have to ask

:mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 4:49 pm 
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below is a link to the oil pan part of this project.
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with the cam installed I set the cylinder head on the block, with a used head gasket and checked piston to valve
clearance.

on the intake side the gap gets down to .100 right in the OD of the valve relief.
I believe that is a workable gap. Although that is intake valve shrouding.
So I plan to get in there and buff the valve relief open just a bit.

due to cam timing, plenty of room on the exhaust side.

Used the stock pushrods for this trial. There is a cleanup cut on the block and nothing cut on the head, but the
reground cam has a reduced base circle, I had to crank the adjusters completely in to get the valve lash. A project
for this week is getting a adjustable pushrod made and get pushrods on order.


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:06 pm 
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Great progress John!

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:09 pm 
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progress on the 68 Barracuda, wiring has been the recent focus, I used a mid 90's Caravan power module when upgrading the circuits on the 83 D150, as I was already familiar with that box I also installed one on the 68 Barracuda, The OE fuse panel remains, however for circuits like headlights and the radio, the OE wiring serves as the trigger for relays in the power module. The power module directs the current flow for the two items mentioned as well as the added electrical components like the MSD ignition, MS3 Pro, electric radiator fans, electric fuel pump and the line locks.

Recent good progress includes the re installation of a delay box. The delay box does not run a trans brake but does control front and rear line locks and also through a relay in the power module integrates into the MS3 Pro to pull ignition timing and or cut cylinder ignition or fuel while the delay timing is engaged.

Photos show the power module and the delay box
Video shows the delay box panel in operation, all the wiring is not fully installed, I like to test prior to the final wrap.

There is a safety cover over the power switch toggle with a power on LED
The single momentary switch operates the front line locks with a square red LED indicator
The large button operates the delay box that controls the front and rear line locks, the rear line lock has a yellow square LED indicator
I have the delay set to three seconds.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eORSDZ3jezY


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:32 pm 
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the rear line lock has a yellow square LED indicator


What is the rear one for?

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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2019 5:42 am 
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What is the rear


The footbrake applies the brakes at both ends. What I did was automate the controls for a footbrake launch.


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:32 pm 
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working the wiring, hooked in a battery and ran power to the circuits.
so far so good.

finished the new lower dash gauge mount panel today.
I will build the harness to run power to it over the next few days.

The lower dash panel is an aluminum plate that I had water jet cut to fit the
gauges and radio. The plate cover is plastic laminate that matches the
upper dash.


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 Post subject: Re: My 68 Barracuda
PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:15 pm 
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That looks sweet!

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