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    Mating a 904 transmission to a 360

    Use new flex plate/converer bolts and torque them to specs. Cheap insurance.
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    autolite plugs

    They just make radio static...
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    wheel stud help

    There are now 1 piece hub/rotor replacements so you don't need special studs or swedging tools. 1966-1969 Mopar B-body 11 inch front disc brake rotors.PAIR
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    8-3/4 Rear Axle Bearings

    A simple preventative service that most members may not be aware of is that the tapered bearings need to be hand greased occasionally. They are NOT lubricated by the differential fluid.
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    8 3/4 diff colors

    MMC Detroit
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    Chrysler 8 3/4 Axle bearing and Seal R&R...A How To

    A lot of weights on that drum. studs look nice.
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    360 Top Dead Center

    Here is from the Service Manual. You should have one.
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    Calculation for Valve to Piston clearance

    Short term hope... How thick is the piston head and is it cast or forged ?? Many questions. My advice to my children many years ago was always " If in doubt, don't do it"
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    727 Torqueflite question,need advice.

    Neutral drops were a common practice drag racing on Mopars in the 60's. Many pro racers did it.
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    Next Step Up From Dana 60?

    Post #8, actually it was 5 on 5 1/2". I put one in my 55 F-100 back in the 70's. Got it from a 1960's Ford truck chassis at a bone yard in Santa Ana. This is why, '57, 671 blown 392 Hemi and an Art Carr Torque-flite. The original Dana 40 that they came with only lasted a few days before it...
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    Transmission oil pan conundrum.

    150 inch pounds.
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    Oil pick up tube installation

    No. And make sure the pickup touches the bottom of the of the pan when installed. (very important)
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    Timing issue?

    Have you verified actual TDC on your balancer ? Here is the procedure:( one of them anyway) One way for sure to find out - buy a piston stop tool, install it in #1 spark plug hole. Big socket on crank bolt, spin the engine SLOWLY until #1 piston hits the stop on the compression stroke. Mark the...
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    Timing issue?

    The Service manual gives you a start. Naturally you will have to advance the timing to get it started. He said that his problem was getting it to run. Also has the actual tdc mark on the balancer been verified ? Verifying tdc would be the first thing to do.
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    Backfire/intermediate shaft

    How tight is the distributor drive shaft bushing ? The bronze gear is for when you are not using a cast iron camshaft. To wear the drive gear out there must be a drag on something in the camshaft drive gear/oil pump assembly. Did you manually prime the oil pump before installing the distributor...
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    Timing issue?

    Here is the info right out of your Factory Service Manual. Do you have one ?
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    Newly rebuilt 727 overheat issue

    Just wondering why a 10" full race convertor ? Drag races only last 1/4 mile. Not really intended for daily driving. No point in a high stall except for power braking take offs. Put a larger diameter, lower stall convertor in it. Heat is always a factor with high stall convertors in normal...
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    Oil capacity 440

    Very unlikely to "soak the crank" Use a windage tray and keep the oil pick-up on the bottom of whatever size pan you use. Like a swimming pool. It has a deep end and a shallow end but the top is the same level.
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    What type of oil pan drain plug gasket is best

    What ever you use, don't over tighten and replace at every oil change. Gaskets are much cheaper than motors...