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  1. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    So I saw. I copped the NAPA one. Home delivery due tomorrow. Paid primo for THAT, but I wanted it quick. Soon as I see it turn piss...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 9:25 PM
  2. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    Good to know. I think I can guess the result. If it isn't too dear, I might cop some tomorrow.

    Oct 19, 2021 at 4:58 PM
  3. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    Right. 255F IS where it boils when hot. Between there and 260 is where the ridiculous, but aptly dubbed IDIOT LIGHT comes on. WTF...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 4:56 PM
  4. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    It HAS BEEN throwing parts at the problem, for sure. Up until this point, the extenuating rationale has been that I've done nothing,...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 12:53 PM
  5. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    I thank you for this thought, but by process of elimination am pretty sure it IS the head gasket on the even numbered side. I suspect...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 12:13 PM
  6. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    If all looks well enough, perhaps I can save the ARP bolts I ordered for the 400 project. If things look bad though, I'll HAVE nice,...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 12:12 PM
  7. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    THAT is Plan B. Mathilda's engine has serious need of a valve job, which is precisely WHY I have the head set and sundry other...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 12:01 PM
  8. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    I actually ordered ARP 145-3606 bolts yesterday. I'm not wasting time waiting on steel shim gaskets right now either. The FelPro head...

    Oct 19, 2021 at 11:56 AM
  9. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    GOOD to know! So, soaking them overnight in motor oil is a NO-NO eh? Your reasoning makes perfect sense too. Yes, the bulk modulus of...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 1:24 PM
  10. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?.

    Right on and thanks guys! Yes, I planned to use the stock tightening pattern specified in the FSM. FelPro gaskets are made...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 1:21 PM
  11. Gerald Morris posted a new thread.

    Cylinder Head Bolts, RE-use, or RePLACE?

    Well Moparians, I did all the proper chicken sacrifices, to no avail, leaving the Big One: head gasket replacement. I have the Fel-Pro...

    Forum: Engine, Transmission & Driveline

    Oct 18, 2021 at 12:51 PM
  12. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Nice Shiny High Current Alternator and Stuff!.

    Yes, the current draw on startup CAN make a crucial difference, especially with a hot motor! Since I feed the relay off the ignition...

    Oct 18, 2021 at 11:57 AM
  13. Gerald Morris posted a new thread.

    Nice Shiny High Current Alternator and Stuff!

    Having planned THIS move for several years anyway, my hopes that a new pusher fan would suffice to keep Gertrude running cool inspired...

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    Forum: Electrical & Ignition

    Oct 17, 2021 at 6:01 PM
  14. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Runs TOOOO Hot for my Liking!.

    Hmmm, nice 16 inch pusher blasting air through radiator even at stop lights, and the damned thing STILL gets hot as a $20 pistol! HEAD...

    Oct 17, 2021 at 5:35 PM
  15. Gerald Morris replied to the thread Runs TOOOO Hot for my Liking!.

    Amazingly enough, one can see plenty daylight through the fins all over this one! I use just my air compressor and hose nozzle, and did...

    Oct 16, 2021 at 1:38 AM