Advice from a Self Professed Expert (And Master of Nothing.)
Without Looking at the Vehicle, Here are My Suggestions.
1. Check That the Ends of the Brake Shoes are Chamfered.
2. Check to See that the Shoes and / or Drums Aren't Glaced. (A Good Massage with Coarse Sand Paper Should Show a...
I'm a Little Surprised!
Over Here in the Mystical Land of OZ
We've Been Redoing our G'Box Mounts for the Early Models
for About Thirty Years.
No Problems if the Fella Knows What he's Doing.
It Helps of Course that One of Our Members
Was an Engineer Who Made the Dies / Template /...
An Ancient Idea But Possibly May Help Someone.
Many Years ago When We Had Hi-Pressure Fuel Pump Problems
We used a Simple Idea of Placing a T-Piece Before the Fuel Pump
and After the Fuel Pump
Then joining Them with a Short Piece of Fuel Line.
This Recirculated the Fuel Relieving the...
Haven't Looked at this Thread for Some Time.
However After Seeing it Again I MUST Comment.
It is Completely Illegal to Use heat on Front End Components in the Mystical Land of OZ.
And if Someone Were to be Injured or Killed as a Result of Such Work the "Mechanic / Butcher" Would Find...
Not My Model But it Will Help Some One. Should Be More of It!
Another Fella Who, as My Old DA used to Say Whenever I Managed to Do Something Right.
"He's Bloods Worth Bottling, Even If It Is Only For Rat Poison!" LOL
Kind Regards Tony.M
At the Mention of REAL Gaskets I'll take the Opportunity to Ask.
I Bought a Set of R/Cover Gaskets (& Trans Pan / Sump Gaskets) from REAL, Just about to Replace a Set of Heads.
My Mech Scoffed a Little When I mentioned the REAL Gaskets.
I Don't want to "RISK" Being "I Told You Soed" If...
My Personal Opinion!
Stick with the OEM Rubber.
Couple of Experiences.
1. Put a Set of Nolathane L/C/Arm Bushes into an Early Valiant, My Own fault Did Not Lubricate Properly
Every Time I Drove Over a Speed Bump the Car Brayed Like a Donkey.
I Absolutely Drowned the Bushes with Spray Lube...
Always Feel a Little Surprised When I Read the American "Specs"
All Our Plymouth / Phoenix's 318s Came with 727 / 8.75s.
(Sedans had 318 W/ 2" Rear Drums, H/Tops Had 383 W/ 2.5" Rear Drums)
Not Sure Why, But They Were Sold as Top of the Line Sort of Thing.
Many, Many Years Ago One of My Club Members Said to Me.
Boy! Don't We Have Some Weird People in Our Club.
If We All Weren't at Least a Little Strange We'd be Driving Fords or Chevies!
So the Way I Figure It, I'd Rather be CRAZY. LOL.
Nice Article, Good Pics, BUT You Left Out the Important Stuff!
Where Did You Buy the Bulkhead Connector & The "New Harness for the headlights that plugs into the original harness with relays to be able to use modern halogen and LED’s."
AND How Much?
All This Sort of Stuff Helps Us Fellas...
I Would Assume that they have All been Eaten up by the Fellas Making Their own "Blues Mobile"
Just Like the Dodge Chargers from the Dukes of Hazard and the 58 Plymouths from Christine.
Does Anyony Live Close to These Guys?
14601 N BYBEE LAKE CT
PORTLAND, OR 97203-6629
I Have Had a Delivery Go to These Fellas Instead of Australia.
Have Contacted Them But No Response
Need It to be Redirected
If Anyone Could Possibly...
I'm Working on It!
In the mean Time if Someone Else Wants the Items Sell Them.
As Per Your Comment to Joeychgo I Would Appreciate ANYONE'S Help, LOL
Is It Possible for Admin to Empty My Inbox?