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  1. 493 Mike

    Hellcat killer build

    My 540 weighed 420# with the FAST 2.0 installed and oil. Also a low deck block. Mike
  2. 493 Mike

    Solid Metal Subframe and Transmission Crossmember bushings

    Up here in SALT country, everything corrodes/rusts. I refurbished the steel axles under my all-aluminum snowmobile trailer this spring. Sand blasted the axles and knocked the corroded aluminum crap off the aluminum frame tubes. It was quite thick and after cleaning I had some deep pitting in the...
  3. 493 Mike

    water pump nipple wrench?

    Make one. Cut off the correct size bolt, drill hole, insert split roll pin. Mike
  4. 493 Mike

    Last 2 weekends out

    Doug, we all have faith in you! Keep at it. Mike
  5. 493 Mike

    installing 5.7 Hemi lifters....

    If the are free in their bores I can't imagine them not living. When a cam is replaced the lifters are reused. Mike
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    That sounds like a weak coil or ignition box. Mike
  7. 493 Mike

    New to Mopar! Here's my new 1969 Superbee project car!

    Be sure to involve a good frame shop in the build process. They may want to do some pulling before you cut any sheet metal off. Mike
  8. 493 Mike

    Leaf springs - where to purchase ?

    You should try a local spring shop, if any still exist near you. Shipping will be $$$$$. Mike
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    I would hazard a guess that higher amp output alternators weigh more than the lower output models. Mike
  10. 493 Mike

    Power Steering Pump

    Are you performing the initial system fill? There is a recommended procedure for the initial system fill.
  11. 493 Mike

    Holley vs Edelbrock

    Chrysler dropped the AFB and AVS carbs in lieu of Holley on several models. They went back to Carter when the TQ came to be. FYI. Mike
  12. 493 Mike

    FOR SALE Hook adapter for 6 pack engine removal.

    Since I sold my wagon I do not need the puller adapter either. I used it twice, I think. I fabbed it, blasted and painted it too. $25.00 plus shipping Mike
  13. 493 Mike

    Power Steering Line Fitting Size?

    If you have a stock setup, the hose length should be correct. What don't you like about the hose? Mike
  14. 493 Mike

    High idle - Open throttle - New carb

    Where did you find that carb? I have never seen one like it. Mike I did not notice the acc. pump linkage yesterday. That's why I remarked about the appearance. The lower slot in the pump should be under the washer and adjusted with a clip to get the correct bowl vent opening. The pull off...
  15. 493 Mike

    FOR SALE 1965 Belvedere suspension and brake parts.

    I have many misc. parts left from my 65 build. Suspension joints seem to be tight, and everything is as it was removed. I would like to sell as a lot, and I am asking $250.00 plus shipping or best offer for all. I do have a few misc. items too. Ask. Mike 1- rear brake hose mount...
  16. 493 Mike

    Power Steering Pump

    Did you mean to say that you have PS and hydro boost brakes? Mike
  17. 493 Mike

    Big block 727 3k stall Transmission overheats

    I have switched to ATF+4 in all my TFs. After reading comparison specs I see no reason to use Dexron. Mike
  18. 493 Mike

    Big block 727 3k stall Transmission overheats

    210* is not even hot enough to boil water. Just like engine oil, transmission oil has to boil off any moisture from condensation. Mike Mechanic Base https://mechanicbase.com/transmission/normal... What Transmission Temperature Is Considered Normal? Most modern automatic transmissions are meant...
  19. 493 Mike

    Vintage garage stuff

    It was cute but, I have never drank JB. I like blended whiskeys! Mike