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Author:  Rustbucket [ Fri Jul 24, 2020 1:42 pm ]
Post subject:  New member , old Mopar guy.

Hello all ,

I have dragged home a 64 Sweptline long bed that was in need of rescue. It has the 225/3 speed and I'm going to fix it up and just enjoy it as a thoroughly tired truck. Motor is wounded , so I picked up a donor a couple weeks ago to replace it with. After getting through the motor and tranny (resealing donor motor , timing set , fresh clutch.......) and brakes (Truck sat over a decade in the woods) , it will be on to the body work. More like , it will be on to putting floor pans in. I have some experience in this endeavor , I've owned a couple Scout II's.

As a child , the cars I remember best were Mom's Fury , then there was a Duster (318) , Valiant (slant 6) , a Volare with a 225 Super slant in it. My pick up's have both been Dodge (75 Power Wagon , 88 Power Ram). This is my first dance with an older Dodge pick up.

I will ask a lot of questions , but I'm also a big time user of the search function on forums. I've been doing a lot of reading for the last month or so on here , and thought it would be nice to introduce myself.

The motor I pulled , as it turns out is an early 76, so it's not original. It was plainly missing the head with spark plug tubes. Had it been the original , I would have been more inclined to dive in. I am going to shelve it and see what the future brings. The one I picked up , was pulled from an early 80's pick up , but the block indicates it was built 68-75 , and it has spark plug tubes. seems these things get around.

I will post a few pics up. She is NOT a looker , and that isn't my intent to turn it into one. More like , get it dependable , and safe , and let it tell its own story of survival. My purchase required a chainsaw , a full sized 4x4 , and a 10,000 lb. winch. I'm getting off on the right foot anyway.

Dan

Author:  Reed [ Fri Jul 24, 2020 3:32 pm ]
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Hello and welcome. Please do post pictures and keep us informed of your project as it progresses.

Author:  drgonzo [ Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:11 pm ]
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Welcome aboard. You've come to a good place.

Author:  SlantSixDan [ Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:50 pm ]
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Welcome! Carburetor operation and repair manuals and links to training movies and carb repair/modification threads are posted here for free download. Find tune-up parts and technique suggestions in this post.

Author:  hyper_pak [ Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:28 pm ]
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Welcome!

Author:  Rustbucket [ Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:25 am ]
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This is it the day I pulled it out of the woods.

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Author:  Rustbucket [ Fri Jul 31, 2020 5:02 am ]
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Well , the donor motor was bad. Pulled the pan to reseal, (just smart while it's out) ,the rear main , the front timing cover , throw in a timing set , etc , only to find metal in the pan. Pulled the #6 rod , and it was moving up and down. Motor is on the stand , Picked up a crank from a good machine shop here in town , turned down .010/.010 , and have a bunch of freshening up parts to put in it while it's out and accessible. Been spending a lot of time reading and absorbing info that is already here in these pages. Once I get to here it run , I'll be even more motivated.

Dan

Author:  Rustbucket [ Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:12 am ]
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I have a question for those in the know. I've used search to no avail. My oil galley plugs on each end of the cam are a square head tool , in between 1/4 drive (too small) and 3/8 drive (too big). Not Allen key (6 sided) , just 4 sided. Seems I need to find this tool , but if I knew what it was called , it would be easier to purchase. I could grind up an Allen key (might just) , but thought someone could point me in the right direction , if they felt so inclined.

Thanks ,
Dan

Author:  Greg Ondayko [ Sun Aug 09, 2020 11:14 am ]
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Well if nothing pans out on finding a tool you can always weld a nut or bolt to it ... use a standard 6 or 12 point socket or wrench.. then buy standard plugs at the parts store to replace them..

Greg

Author:  Rustbucket [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:33 am ]
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Well , it's been a minute , but I jumped back on my 225 this weekend. I do have a question , the kind of question that is going to make most of you guys roll your eyes and move on , but here goes: Why does the piston stay a 1/4" down in the cylinder at TDC on the 225? I found exactly 1 picture (over on Abodiesonly) that looked like mine. I brought work to a halt trying to figure out if if I had mixed up parts (I'm using two 225 motors to build one good one) , but when I rotated the piston to BDC , it was 4 1/4 (ish stroke... I used a tape measure) , and I measured both sets of rods from the motor I am using , and the parts motor , both the same.

I've never rebuilt a slant , have a 318 , and a number Japanese motors , as well as GM cast iron V8's. On those , the piston is right at the top of the block TDC , not almost to the top. Anyway , until I found that picture last night , I was a little thrown.

Thanks ,
Dan

Author:  Rustbucket [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 4:36 am ]
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Pic of motor

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Author:  Badvert65 [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:04 am ]
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Yes, this is 'normal' on a slant. It is not a 'zero deck' motor in stock form. This is why most slants average 7.5-8.5 compression from the factory.

Author:  Charrlie_S [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:24 am ]
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Badvert65 wrote:
Yes, this is 'normal' on a slant. It is not a 'zero deck' motor in stock form. This is why most slants average 7.5-8.5 compression from the factory.


Actually a 170 slant is a zero (or close to zero) deck slant. The 225 and 198 have the piston down in the hole. Just a FYI

Author:  Rustbucket [ Tue Sep 08, 2020 5:41 am ]
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Thanks guys.

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