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This chapter is optional for building an engine, that's why it has the A suffix in the title... In this chapter I am going to explain the different timing chains available on the small block Mopar... In the last chapter I showed you how to install the camshaft and camshaft thrust plate...
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For anyone interested, here are some charts that I made back in 2005-2006 of all of the Mopar SB cams that were available at that time... I collected data on the most popular manufacturers from their catalogs and online postings and went through all of the information forward and backward in an...
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In this chapter I am going to go through installing the camshaft in the block... In the last chapter I showed you how to install the camshaft... Now it's time to install the cam... This is the next step to continue after Sections 1 - 8... If you missed one of them, you can find it here... How...
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In this chapter I am going to go through installing the camshaft in the block... In the last chapter I showed you how to determine the compression of your combination... Now it's time to install the cam... This is the next step to continue after Sections 1 - 7... If you missed one of them, you...
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Hello everyone, I'm back after a three year tour of Europe, Scandinavia, and the sub-continent... (Cab Calloway Blues Brother's quote...) I've had some delays in getting back to the series, but am going to try to continue as I have had many people state that they are using these articles...
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I'm an info guy and like gathering information... I first started a spread sheet on Chrysler factory V-8 engine specs back in the early 2000's but did not have a complete set of service manuals to go year by year, so there were some gaps in my information... Since then I have been collecting...
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For those of you that want to run a factory 68 340 4-speed cam... I worked with another member here and we sent one of my cams that was custom ground to be a clone of the 68 340 4-speed cam to Ken Heard at Oregon Cams and they measured it so they can duplicate it and now have it available for...
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In this chapter I am going to go through installing the pistons in the block... In the last chapter I showed you how to install the rings on the pistons... Now it's time to install them, or as we used to call it back in the engine factory "shoot the pistons" into the block... This is the...
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In this chapter I am going to go through installing the rings on the pistons... This is the next step to continue after Sections 1 - 5... If you missed them, you can find it here... How to Rebuild a Small Block Part 1: Block Prep How to Rebuild a Small Block Part 2: Cam Bearing Install How...
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This is the second stage for assembling the engine... In this chapter I am going to go through installing the crankshaft and checking the bearing clearances with plastic gauge... This is the next step to continue after Sections 1 - 4 where we tore the block down and cleaned it up, then put...
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This is the first stage for assembling the engine... If you go to a machine shop for your block work, this is where you want to begin... In this chapter I am going to go through inspecting the block after a machine shop to make sure everything was done properly and give some sources for...
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In this chapter I am going to go through installing the freeze plugs and oil galley plugs in the block... This is the next step to continue after part 1 & 2 where we tore the block down and cleaned it up, then put the cam bearings in... If you missed it, you can find it here... How to...
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In this chapter I am going to go through installing the cam bearings in the block... If you don't have the tools or experience to do this at home, then have a qualified machine shop do it for you, but make sure to check the bearings are installed properly by probing the holes with a coat hanger...
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Hello everyone, it's Krazykuda here to show you how to rebuild a small block... This article is to help any newbies through rebuilding a small block Mopar LA engine, but may have a few tips that some of you seasoned builders may find useful... If you haven't ever built an engine, I will show...
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Ok there have been a few posts asking about this lately. If you don't use the proper bracket for the Mopar, and just the universal one that comes on the carb, you may not be able to get the secondaries fully open... First you need to get the holley throttle bracket for the Mopars, Holley part...
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Hello folks! Krazykuda here to show you how to install the MP high pressure spring in the small block oil pump. This will work for all oil pumps for the 273-318-340-360 LA engine. Some people like to run higher oil pressure, and some don't. This is for those who choose to run a little more oil...
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Here's a quick thread for the newbies on hose clamps and how to properly install them. There are two basic types of clamps, constant diameter (screw type) and constant tension (spring type). Constant diameter clamps are the screw type that you adjust to the proper diameter with a screw...
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Hi everyone! I'm here to show you how I splice electrical wires. One of my old bosses was an electrical engineer and he gave me some advice on how to properly splice electrical wires. I've seen many attempts at splicing wires with my cars over the years, and I've seen some real hack jobs. I...
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Hi guys and gals. I have someone asking me how the front end of an engine goes together. Since I don't know how to attach images for a PM, I'm going to use this post to show him what he needs to know and any of you newbies can also learn from this. First I'm going to assume that you have the...
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Many people ask how do I find out what a small block engine is? You can find out alot about it if you know where to look.... The first question is: "How do I know what size it is?" That can be easily found out by looking at the driver's side of the block (the one without the oil filter)...
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