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    '67 Monaco master brake cylinder questions

    PLENTY Fedz, recent generations, Chicken Littles all would LOVE to melt our glorious reminders of an Age they will never enjoy before we perish, be sure of it. I'm blessed to live in this barrio though, where few get indoctrinated by Skool more than they minimally must. Ergo, they dig my old...
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    '67 Monaco master brake cylinder questions

    Get a good tubing cutter, not some cheap 3rd world slave made crap. A GOOD square cut without much ridge helps when double flaring. I did up some 5/16" tubing for a new fuel line for the crappy Carter BBD I installed. Glad I kept the old lines for a Stromberg though... I also scored an old...
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    '67 Monaco master brake cylinder questions

    Spiffy looking MCs! These appear to have an all drum setup too, by the lids. I'm happy w my Bendix clone, BUT, these look promising. If you think you can endure parting w part of your treasure sometime, let me know. Mind you, I UNDERSTAND the Joy of Hoarding!
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    All of a sudden low rough idle and no acceleration

    Had THAT happen last week, after replacing a badly leaky Stromberg WWC w a reman Carter BBD. It's more difficult to tighten the stud nuts down properly on the Carter, and I failed to get one properly. Finally SAW that the nut had worked UP enough to show. Tightened it down, improving things a...
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    All of a sudden low rough idle and no acceleration

    WISE WORDS! I learned about THAT EXECRABLE FACT on my '83 Dodge Miser w the /6. I copped a new EGR, deleted the Lean Burn, popped a 1974 type Holley 1945 on w old fashioned thermal choke and a standard 70s style electronic ignition and All was Well, for awhile. NOW my EGR valve, and the...
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    Leaking New Brake Cylinders

    Centric pukes pure-dee sino shit our way. I need to purge the chinesium from my own brake system. I have nice NOS Mopar culinderf for the front, and some original 1966 Bendix from Mathilda's rear that will do well. Every now and then, Rick-O cops some good metallo-carbon shoes. The stuff...
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    Leaking New Brake Cylinders

    YOU DON'T WANT YOUR BRAKES TO LOCK UP!! That's something which old drum systems particularly are prone to when driven by hormone besotted boys 4 barreling down the road who then encounter obstacles such as Roving Oak Trees, deer, dogs, or somebody else's wreck ahead which you now can contribute...
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    I am stumped with the brakes on Tux

    I'm finding your assertion re metallo-carbon shoes to be sound, as that's what I use on the rear. Mind you CHEAP CRAP shoes really can be bad, but I've used good metallo-carbon shoes on the rear brakes of my Newports for over 5 years nbow, with good results. I DO like the old asbestos shoes up...
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    NOT MINE 69 Imperial $6900 In AZ

    Even the Babushka had a moment's temptation on this one! Buy it Chris! If you rue your decision, we'll talk....
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    big block oil filters

    Oh, its good stuff, to be sure. You might want to look up sundry motor oils at the Petroleum Quality Institute. pqia.org. I'm SURE Rotella would be FINE in a Subaru, or even a modern gasoline engine. I used 10W-30 Rotella myselt, the T5 grade, when first seeking a motor oil with a high zinc...
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    big block oil filters

    The best diesel motor oil is Ford Motorcraft's stuff, at ~ 1220 ppm zinc. Rotella has dropped to just about 1000 in recent years. I ran the Motorcraft stuff for several years, but went to Lucas. Now, I run Havoline with the Lucas zinc additive. I get as much zinc as Lucas puts in their...
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    For Sale 8.0 V10 dodge truck crate engine.

    Interesting! I was just wondering THIS MORNING if one of these could be bolted onto a 727 meant for LA blocks.... Do you know if that is so? My other speculation was the length of this motor. I would think it might fit a C-body engine compartment, but don't know. VERY interesting.
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    Heavy leaking around oil pump

    I KNOW how the filter sits. You just need to hold your thumb over the hole then pop it onto the threaded nipple and turn it on. If you do this right, you will only drip maybe a teaspoon of oil out. IFF you do it, RIGHT that is. Maybe you had better not do it though....
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    Heavy leaking around oil pump

    You can prime your pump by packing it with Lubriplate or vaseline petroleum jelly. Reinstall it with new gaskets, tighten the bolts to spec, fill the new filter up w at least a pint of fluid, then turn your engine over. I got LOTS of practice with oil pumps the first year I used the 383 I'm...
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    Motor mount question…

    Isaiah, that big hex head will rest on the pad which the mount should lie flat on. Countersink a carriage bolt head a bit, or use a flat allen socketted head. Look at Boyd's pic carefully. The rest of your motor is damned ENVIABLE! NICE!
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