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  1. Gerald Morris

    For Sale overload shocks

    Those help springs that have lost a bit of their snap, but yes, totally flaccid, saggy ones need to be scrapped. I used such on our '66 until I got new springs from Springs n Things.
  2. Gerald Morris

    For Sale 1966 Chrysler Newport Convertible

    Yep! Folks KNOW what's GOOD! 60 yrs ago, Detroit and the U.S.A. bestrode the planet as an iron Colossus. Now, The U.$.A. grovels in the slime as a silicone midget. So much for the glories of the "service economy." I for one, don't care to be "servile."
  3. Gerald Morris

    Electric fan recommendations?

    Yes, the fans from late 80s Ford/Mercury midsize cars get good press, but I'll stick with A Team Performance for a budget fan. I might even take the one I used this past winter and put it on my /6 powered Dodge D150 as a supplement, though it doesn't seem to need such. By '83, they were...
  4. Gerald Morris

    Power steering pump replacement

    BBB does FINE with their stuff! Cardone be Car-NONE, for anything more complex than those steel screen filters for a return line. Yes, I bought one too, as it was the ONLY thing I could find for a 5/8" return line. I HATE giving those cheats money too! BBB actually makes some effort beyond...
  5. Gerald Morris

    Turn single problems

    Good to know! This probably eliminates the turn signal/running lights as points of malfunction. See if you can unplug the bulkhead connector for them all the same, then observe the effect. I predict no change. If so, check the flasher, then the switch itself. I suspect the switch, or some...
  6. Gerald Morris

    HELP; can't get driveshaft in

    Warnings already well known w.r.t. cinder blocks. Thge best way to use them is to lay them horizontally, with all pressure distributed over all the sides, and a board on top, acting to distribute the weight evenly. To wit, laid as they would be in a building. Solid Acme bricks are FAR better...
  7. Gerald Morris

    HELP; can't get driveshaft in

    Yep! MUCH of the work under these cars presupposes having the suspension "under load" so to speak. While I've had the wheels all off the ground, this invariably happened with jack stands on the rear axle, thus preserving the state of loading the rear springs. The sole exception to this state...
  8. Gerald Morris

    For Sale 1972 Mopar 360 and 400ci Holley 2 bbl carburetor

    Probably, if I care to open the pumpkin. Hell, I'll just count wheel revolutions. That's by far the most accurate way to get a ratio. I might need to replace some bearings in the 3:23 we're driving now too. I'll look at the U-joints and replace them first though. We hear a little noise...
  9. Gerald Morris

    For Sale 1972 Mopar 360 and 400ci Holley 2 bbl carburetor

    I can do something w the 221x I have I suppose. I'm still itching to put the Edelbrock Performer 1405 on though. As part of the valve job I think, as that would be an ideal time to change the intake manifold....... The 3:23 rear end certainly helps Gertrude scoot at the traffic intersections...
  10. Gerald Morris

    For Sale 1972 Mopar 360 and 400ci Holley 2 bbl carburetor

    That appears to be something one could improvise with a little basic home shop skills. I have a slightly later version of this Holley lacking this fix. Good to know something like this might avail, IFF the air horn isn't already diddled too badly. I'm thinking of trying an Edelbrock 600...
  11. Gerald Morris

    Power steering pump replacement

    Your fluid color is normal enough. I too had little bubbles trapped in the Prestone PS fluid after flushing out the old stuff, slapping the steering system back and forth plenty and pouring a gallon of fluid through to flush it all well. It will settle and the bubbles will pop out after a...
  12. Gerald Morris

    Stromberg WWC Carburetor question

    Interestingly enough, by 1983 they advise drivers of 1 barrel Holley 1945 /6 Lean Burn engines to just floor the accelerator ONCE before starting to set the electric choke. YEP! I'm sure all 3 of my Stromberg WWCs have warped air horns. I have a couple Carter BBDs also. Would these be any...
  13. Gerald Morris

    Fel-Pro cork Valve cover gaskets SUCK!

    Those appear to be a VERY SENSIBLE means of blocking heat from rising to where it isn't of any use. I might have to get these next time I take the exhaust loose from the heads....
  14. Gerald Morris

    Electric fan recommendations?

    I suspect most of these fans get rated by open, unrestricted volume flow, but IDK. That FFD3600 sure as shit blasts quite a lot through that old radiator, as the entire engine compartment cools down from using it. They design their fans primarily as PULLERS too, so, that might be a good choice...
  15. Gerald Morris

    1970 300 heater/AC fuse blew but blower motor still operates

    DO get the right wiring diagram first. Many high current loads in these old boats had built-in breakers in the switches. Check that out. I suspect you have plenty bad wiring yet lurking under that dash, and please check that bulkhead connector also! I've been blessed thus far on that note...
  16. Gerald Morris

    Electric fan recommendations?

    Let me suggest a couple things: 1. Having installed an FFD16-3600CFM ( https://ffdynamics.com/products/ols/products/ffd16-3600cfm ) this past May as a pusher, upgrading from an A-Team Performance 16 incher fan nominally rated at 3000 CFM , I achieved "airflow saturation" on our 68 ragtop...
  17. Gerald Morris

    Aluminum Radiators

    I'd say its worth about 1 V8 engine there. Yes, DO check ANY thermostat you install! Rigorously. Likewise, check the temp gauges against a GOOD standard. I still like mercury thermometers myself. I calibrated the 2 old Clark Brothers capillary tube truck thermostats I'm running in my 2 old...
  18. Gerald Morris

    Aluminum Radiators

    I looked in my designated receipt directory, but didn't see the deal there. It's an 18 inch, 6 blade, steel clutch fan. I now have a 7 blade MoPar clutch fan cooling the same motor, with an FFD electric pusher. I've not yet had the opportunity to build another shroud, and may not bother, as...
  19. Gerald Morris

    Turn single problems

    I ran a bonding jumper all along the underside of rusted old Mathilda which eliminated her grounding issues. 'Twas a bit of solid #10 THHN wire pulled out of some conduit. No trouble with anything electrical after that.
  20. Gerald Morris

    66 Chrysler 300 - Lights Dimming

    Absolutely! The easiest and first check would be to make sure no accessories are turned on at first, then check your voltage right at the alternator charging stud. Do this at slow, then fast idle. Mopar alternators were designed to kick in at fast idle, usually over ~800 rpm on the pre-1970...
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