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by EWRice
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Hard Starting
Replies: 6
Views: 6839

Re: Hard Starting

The number one cause I see for this (if the carb is not a Quadrajet) is failing check valves in the fuel pumps. They will slowly syphon the fuel out of the carb and drain the pump dry.
by EWRice
Fri May 31, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil Filter Adapter plug?
Replies: 3
Views: 5525

Re: Oil Filter Adapter plug?

The only oil passage that you should have to worry about is the one for the sending unit next to the distributor.
by EWRice
Thu May 30, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Oil Filter Adapter plug?
Replies: 3
Views: 5525

Re: Oil Filter Adapter plug?

That plug stays in. The bypass is built into the filter housing.
by EWRice
Mon May 27, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Carburetor Stud
Replies: 9
Views: 7123

Re: Carburetor Stud

They are in fact threaded into the manifold, and you got lucky if it broke off and left you something to work with. Best thing to do is grab hold of the stud with vise grips or such, heat up the casting around the base of the stud with a torch and work it back and forth until you can back it out. If...
by EWRice
Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Engine Room Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 6272

Re: Engine Room Restoration

I repowered a 32 sedan last year with crusaders. Went surprisingly easy. Used original trans mounts and crusader front engine mounts. The only issue we had was we had to notch the frame member under the front of each engine to clear the pulley and belt on the raw water pumps. Not a big deal though.
by EWRice
Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 42
Views: 28556

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

Be carefull with chrysler service manuals unless they are the latest edition. I have an original (around 1985ish) and there are more pages of updates and tsb than the original manual. There are at least 10 pages of tsb on the early cooling systems alone.
by EWRice
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 42
Views: 28556

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

I assume when you say bellows, you are talking about the hose connecting the riser to the exhaust system. You can try to peel it off, but if it is more than a few years old it will be a waste of time. Just cut it off and buy new hose. Depending on how long it is, and who installed it last, it may ha...
by EWRice
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 46
Views: 51507

Re: 318 ignition system

If you want to save on plug wires, buy the wires for the later Crusader 454/502 engines with Delco EST ignition. They run under the manifolds and have 90 degree boots. The cap end is the same as HEI.
by EWRice
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
Replies: 6
Views: 6510

Re: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318

School bus heaters for under the rear seat. Self contained, 12v, caged fan and pretty inexpensive. I think the last one I bought was under $100 on ebay. Works great.
You have to be carefull where you plumb it in. I would have to see exactly which cooling system you have to give any suggestions.
by EWRice
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: trans noise
Replies: 3
Views: 5598

Re: trans noise

If it didn't rattle before, but rattles now, I might suspect the bolts mounting it to the flywheel didn't get tightened. At least those can be checked through the timing hole.

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