Engine, Transmission & Drivetrain

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  1. How to ID a Small Block Engine Block:

    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). The casting number is found on the driver's side (left side) of the block as shown here: Here is a close up of the casting number. You can see that the engine size is cast into the block at the end of...
  2. How To A-833 4 Speed Rebuild pics

    I started rebuilding my tranny so I thought that I would post some pics of the process for those thinking about trying this on their own one day...The first couple pictures are of the manuals I would get as they go into perfect detail and step by step instructions for teardown and buildup. Next are pics of the tranny torn down, and the reverse gear tool I made to get the reverse gear out. Here are some pictures of the assembly process as I am completing it. I did not post pics of the...
  3. Johnny BluePrint: How to Swap/Drop in Your New Aftermarket Distributor! And Verifying Rotor Position

    So you've made the decision to upgrade your factory ignition, and you're holding a shiny new distributor from BluePrint Engines in your hands :) ! you're now ready to tackle the install!This may seem a bit novice, but due to the immense of tech calls i have been getting on this exact topic, lets take it back to basics!BEFORE YOU START! Lets discuss a few things to make this easierWhere and what are top dead center? (TDC) Top dead center is the spot in the engine cycle where the...
  4. How to remove a rusted/frozen radiator hose barb

    Vintage manifolds are cool, except for the ubiquitous corroded radiator hose nipple that won't budge. Galvanic corrosion has stuck it bad, and you've tried penetrating fluid, the torch/wax trick, fire & ice, and big wrenches without budging it one bit? There is still hope. It sucks, but it works. You need a bimetal hacksaw, a cold chisel, a hammer, and embracing The Suck.
  5. Diy - Magnum Swap!!

    How to MAGNUM SWAP your MOPAR!!
  6. 1964 - 1974 Factory Engine Paint Chart

    1964 - 1974 Factory Engine Paint Chart
  7. Featured

    How to Rebuild a Small Block Part 1: Block Prep

    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 you what you need to know to do it yourself...The goal of this series is to show what you can do at home in your own garage... Go at your own pace and ability and then take it to someone...
  8. "451 Manifesto"

    Inkjunkie:At least I think that is what it was called. It was an article written by Andy F. I believe. Was on the AREngineering site, but my site appears to be down. Was also in Andy's book about building big block's.....have spent the past week looking for my copy of it......have zero clue where it is....Anyhow, by any chance does anyone have a digital copy of it they might have saved off of his site? Or can someone see if it is just something with my PC by checking to see if the...
  9. How To Recondition a Sure Grip Cone

    This is a how to on reconditioning a cone style sure grip unit. This is not a boni-fide approved repair in any book or manual. I have done a LOT and I mean a LOT of them like this and never had a problem.I am doing this unit for our member "73SwingerBuild". As you can see, it's a pretty clean unit out of the box. To disassemble it, simply remove the eight bolts on the ring gear flange. The preload springs will push the unit apart.EDIT: This thread is purely a how to. I don't intend for...
  10. How to Install Camshaft Bearings

    I have been wanting to do this for a while now and since I got my 383, no better time than the present.This is how to install camshaft bearings.Although this is for a Chrysler big block, the procedure is similar for most any domestic V8, V6, I6 or I4.First, you need the right tool for the job. I've seen people use generic bushing drivers in the past, but the right tool makes it stupid proof and will provide good results every time. Mine is the Lisle 18000 universal camshaft bearing...
  11. How to Install a TransGo TF-3 Manual Valve Body Kit in a A-904

    Tearing into an automatic transmission can be kind of intimidating. For most, it seems like something that has to be done by a certified technician, or perhaps a wizard.I made this pictorial in hopes that it will show you that you don't need to be a master of the dark arts to do this modification. All you need is a few basic tools, and maybe a shot of whiskey for a dose of courage.Installing the TransGo tf-3 manual valve body is a very simple task. It's just unfortunate that the...
  12. How to Install Overcenter Clutch Spring in the Car

    Here's a cool way to install overcenter clutch spring with it in the car.Make sure clutch pedal is on the floor that's the shortest point for the spring. See pictures for details.You do have to pry the washers out when finished. Works better with the pedal pulled up for this procedure.
  13. How to Rebuild Hurst Shifter

    Hey all, I did a search looking for a "how to" on rebuilding Hurst 4 spd shifters...didnt find much, but I did find a video on youboob posted by someone doing one for his Ford Falcon. Similar enough, so I used his as a reference. It was pretty easy actually, BUT I will say that I did not take the "stick" apart, springs and all seemed good so I left it alone. If anyone wants to add some advice, feel free. I have a couple shifters, but the one I chose to document is a Hurst Competition...
  14. How to Narrow an 8 3/4 Rear End

    I am in the process of putting a mini tub kit, spring relocation, and axle shortening in my 69 dart, and thought I would share pic's and a how to on the shortening of a housing.As with most housing's this one was bent right from the factory, this rear end came out of a C body Mopar. Rear end measuring tool, is a must have for this job, bought on Ebay for $25 Bought a junk 741 bare housing to use with jig Put the cent plug's from my jig in the carrier, and tightened up caps, then check to...
  15. How to Install a High Press Spring in a Small Block Oil Pump

    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 pressure than "standard" stock pumps put out. For those of you who don't buy into increased oil pressure, please move on and not leave any negative comments.Use this information at your own risk....
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