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    Adjustable Rockerarms that Fit Under Factory Valve Covers?

    No much of a BB guy. But I know mopar made some cast rockers for some apps. My friend had them on his 413 '62 300. But I can't say they came stock on that particular app. Maybe on the early HP 383's, or RB Stage cars, or some long ram 300 letter cars. I think Isky made some, too.
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    coming up long (shift rods)

    After you find the proper plate and mount the shifter on it. I've found with my early a-body shifters, the 1/4" drill shank in the shifter levers trick doesn't work with the reverse lever. Maybe I've done something wrong, but I always adjusted the forward gear selection levers with the pin...
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    Oil Pan Plug Issue

    Thanks for the follow-up. Most of the time, we never hear the end of the story. I'll be ecstatic if it ends up working for you. One of my wild a$$ ideas finally worked?! Hahaha.
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    Engine Bay Paint Suggestions

    My son had a "murdered-out" Suzuki. It didn't take long before he was tired of that and repainted it. Whenever I'm considering car paint colors, that's one of my first questions to myself: 'Am I going to get tired of looking at this color in a couple of years?'
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    Oil Pan Plug Issue

    I've seen those work for temporary plugs where you have a leaking soft plug. They can be VERY convenient if the soft plug is in a location which is really hard to replace properly without removing an exhaust manifold, or intake & head, etc They're not ideal, but sometimes they can be a life saver.
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    273 Four Barrel Emblem Placement

    This is how I remember it, too: https://www.hemmings.com/stories/article/do-the-math-1967-dodge-dart-gt-383 In previous article they show picture of GT emblem w/383-4bbl below it. The 383 was a late model-year offering on 67 Darts. So it would not surprise me if the FIRST 383 Darts had NO 'GTS'...
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    Beat A Dead Horse Demon Suspension Recommendations

    I've been following some guy on YouTube with a red 70 Cuda 383 with hockey stripes, who changed over to some Hotchkis stuff, and I was appalled at the steering links. They were these cheezy links instead of the oem taper stud ball joints. He ended up not using the H/K uca's because they...
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    273 Four Barrel Emblem Placement

    Agree to disagree. I don't know how old you were then, but I was there, then, and had just gotten my driver's license. I distinctly remember the badges in front of the doors. And it has nothing to do with GTS emblems. I bought a new 68 GTS in 68, so I was very aware of these things. I agree...
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    273 Four Barrel Emblem Placement

    To me, this makes sense if it's a GT vs non-GT thing. Because the GT badge would be just above the 273 4bbl badge in front of the doors. I've seen pictures of the emblems in both locations. Maybe it was a mid-year change. Or maybe they were manufactured in two different locations. The v8...
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    273 Four Barrel Emblem Placement

    Ah, so. Interesting.
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    273 Four Barrel Emblem Placement

    I Google it, too. I actually saw it both ways. I think it depends on your emblems. If you have the emblems made to fit on top of the character line/crease of the sheetmetal. It probably goes up front. But if you have the 'flat' emblems they probably go lower on the fenders in front of the doors...
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    Oil Pan Plug Issue

    I wonder if you could heat the begeezuz out of the pan threaded piece and let it cool as slowly as possible to anneal the steel. Then thread it with the tap.
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    66 /6

    For some reason every sl/6 I've tried to resurrect after sitting for a few yrs had valves stuck in the guides. You might try soaking the valve stems with penetrating oil and rapping them with a dead blow (soft-face)hammer to make sure they're free.
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    273 Four Barrel Emblem Placement

    I thought they were in front of the doors on the front fenders.
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    SMALL BLOCK VALVE COVER ID

    I don't know about other models, but IIRC, 340-6 had some kind of wire loom holder for the inside (intake side)face of the RT v. cover.
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    3.09 4 Speed Gear Set Strength

    Story time. I used to have 67 GMC w/250 I6. I swapped in a Saginaw 4spd from an El Camino. I put a Hurst floor shifter on it, and it was a pretty sweet shifting trans. Man, did I abuse that thing. I could get rubber in the first 3 spds. After about 5 or 6 yrs, I used it to try & pull about 15...
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    3.09 4 Speed Gear Set Strength

    I did that for my 64 Dart w/a modded 70 340. I dropped the clutch at 5-6k rpms for about 50 runs at the 1/4 mile dragstrip. Best run was 13.09 @104mph. 3400# car, never had a problem with the trans anyway.
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    Engine Bay Paint Suggestions

    I'd paint the engine compartment the same color the car was originally. Do a good job, because it's the kind of job you only want to do once. At some point you or a future owner will get tired of the satin black. If the engine compartment is already done in original color it can be a selling...
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    Engine Bay Paint Suggestions

    Sorry, I don't think much of satin black engine compartments. That's kind of a point of pride in my mopar fandom. Satin black looks tacky in an engine bay. It's more of a GM & Furd thing. But that's just me. You do you.
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    Matching Torsion Bars, Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers

    I have the 0.89 bars in my 66 Cuda sl/6 4spd. I like them just fine in my application.
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    Finding rocker

    Like I said before, sounds like regular SBM hydraulic rockers. After pics, it looks like regular SBM hydraulic rockers.
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    Finding rocker

    It sounds like regular SBM hydraulic lifter rockers and shafts. But without pics, it's just a WAG. Do you KNOW if it's still a 273?
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    waxing over graphics

    I use Turtle Wax ICE liquid ceramic coating. It lasts longer than wax. Way, way less work applying and 3x way less work hand buffing it. It can go over rubber, decals, anything no problem. It used to only be like $7 at wally world. I think it's been replaced by their "Hybrid" ceramic wax, but...
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    Matching Torsion Bars, Leaf Springs and Shock Absorbers

    Not a big fan of KYB's. I think they are well-made, especially for the price, and they last a long time, but they are way too harsh for me. I don't have much experience with aftermarket shocks recently, except for Bilsteins on my 02 Ram 2500. I really preferred my oem rear shocks on it, but they...
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    Battery Chargers

    I have done that to resurrect a weak agm battery which had trouble fully charging and keeping the charge once charged in the car. I checked it with my electronic tester, and it read as 'bad' while fully charged. I hooked it up in parallel to a good battery. Then I put it on the charger. After...
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    Carter 4 Barrel Top Cover Leaking

    It can literally boil the fuel in the bowl, especially now with all the ethanol in the fuel. You know how a pot can boil over. Well, so can a float bowl. Now I will agree with your suggestion about boiling the fuel line fuel & fuel pressure should not be excessive. Those are a real possibility...
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    273 Rocker Arm to Shaft Clearance

    Hey, if you read back to the beginning of the thread, I said run 'em as is. Then multiple people said that was excessive clearance and they needed to be bushed, etc. I said it was a waste of money. If you're going to spend that much to "fix" them, you might as well buy really good, roller tip...
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    Carter 4 Barrel Top Cover Leaking

    I agree float level may be too high. Another possibility is it might be cooking the fuel in the bowl due to heat soak. Can you run a thermal blocking gasket between the carb and the mounting surface on intake? They are sometimes made out of pressed paper, plastic, or mycarta. Watch for hood...
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    Battery Chargers

    I've had many of the Schumacher smart chargers, and they work pretty good....for awhile. They just aren't durable at all. I've had at least 3 fail on me. I think they're made with Chinese parts which won't stand up to frequent use. Try this. I've heard good things. Kinda expensive. Associated...
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    273 Rocker Arm to Shaft Clearance

    So you're claiming these were all bushed from the factory and ran much tighter clearances than 0.003"?
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