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 Post subject: Possum motor
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 3:59 pm 
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Well the motor in possums old dart has sprung a leak. The rear freeze plug is leaking and I am also getting water in my oil. So this old man will start pulling the motor this week to find what’s up. Just got the car back today after my mechanic buddy installed a nifty nitrous setup on it. I may be iffy for the Virginia race if I have to replace block or head. The machine shops in this area work real slow. As I get older this racing thing gets tougher and tougher. Was really looking forward to what the car would
Run on nitrous. Well enough babbling I need to get busy.norm


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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 4:45 pm 
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Good luck with it Norm. Let us know what you find out.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2018 3:35 am 
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Best of luck, Norm. Hope you/they find the leaks quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:50 pm 
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Ron you have a pm


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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:48 am 
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Norm I don't know if you meant me or not but I don't have PM.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 2:14 pm 
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No I meant Ron Parker. I need to set the valve lash on this motor and I have no idea what he had them set at. Seems like I remember he said something like .019 for both exhaust and intake but not sure.


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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:42 pm 
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What cam? You could start at 0.020" intake and 0.025" exhaust and see how it runs.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 5:29 pm 
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Lou I have no idea what cam is in it. Gary Bruner built this back in 2003 I think


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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:12 am 
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OK. Well, if no idea, then start with 0.024"/0.028" cold and see how it runs. For most of the hi perf cams I have run, that is pretty close to where they settle in for best running and hot idle.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:31 am 
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I have misplaced the two bolts that hold the thermostat housing can anyone tell me the size and length so I can purchase a couple. Thanks Norm


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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:56 am 
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Hey Norm,

If you're setting valve lash and installing a thermostat housing, it sounds to me like you're gonna be at Wilkesboro! :D

I can take some measurements tonight after work if no one else chimes in before then.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:51 pm 
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Should be right around 3/8" X 1" and 3/8" X 1.5" (different lengths) for a stock tstat housing. If using a "straight out" housing, then 1" long for both.

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:36 pm 
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Norm, Wilkesboro is itching to see your car run with all the "bamboozlers" you have on it!!! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:42 pm 
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Well I like setting valve lash then motor is ready to put back in the car. Ron I am really hoping to get to Wilkesboro . Bought an old motor home to pull race car and haven’t had a chance to try it out. It has a 460 in it so should have plenty of power to pull if I can keep gas in it.Norm


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 Post subject: Re: Possum motor
PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:56 pm 
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Ok I am really frustrated trying to reinstall this motor. I keep having trouble with the tranny getting in the way. Should I drop drive shaft and push tranny back supported by jack so I can lower motor on motor mounts. This is not easy by yourself. Really want to get this done so I can finish everything in time for north wilkesboro race. Any ideas from people who have done this by their self is appreciated.Norm


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