When stuff don't fit.....

Mopar Performance Issues

  1. rumblefish360

    rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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    Your machinist probably rolled his eyes but you insisted on a part or you just didn't know the little in and outs...

    You bust out the dremel or die grinder. Make sure you have the right bits to work on aluminum! Triple check clearances! And then have at it.
    Below is a Weiand Stealth I picked up from a memeber here. The hardware is ARP Stainless steel. The head is a reduced size & 3/8. The washers is wide.
    The idea here is to create a flat spot wide enough to allow the washer to sit flush on the intake.

    Some spots were like a quick touch up but the passenger side rear was a carving! IMG_0456.JPG IMG_0457.JPG IMG_0460.JPG IMG_0461.JPG
     
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    • rumblefish360

      rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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      A few test fittings, getting the bolt to run straight up and down was easy on a pair, a little work on another and WORK on the top picture in which you can see, was a carving.

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    • rumblefish360

      rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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      A quick shot of paint and it becomes passable....

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      • Dartnut

        Dartnut Don't hate me because i'm beautiful

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        looks good.
        If i were you, i'd use some hose clamps on your hoses.
        When i didn't, they would leak every time..........
         
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        • rumblefish360

          rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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          Ahhhhhh, yeaaaaaaaa, I'll be sure to hook'em up later. Thaaaaaaaaaanks:rofl:
           
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          • DFX 340 Duster

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            Nice custom grinding.
            If I were you, I'd use a carburetor on the intake. When I didn't it was difficult to get a smooth idle because I had to keep moving the fuel hose from one side of the plenum to the other.
             
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            rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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            Baha ha ha ha ha.

            You two guys are indeed funny!

            The carb will be a Edelbrock AVS 650.
             
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            DFX 340 Duster FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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            I figured if a New Yorker is up this late he might appreciate a bit of auto humor.

            I have always liked AVS carbs. Put one on my 1964 361 back in the 1970s along with a cam upgrade. Nice and responsive power.
             
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            rumblefish360 I have escaped the evil Empire State! FABO Gold Member

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            Just started my shift.:(

            Da'wife starts this engine out with a HR cam, 224/230@.050 mid .500 lifts. It ought to be a nice ride.

            When she is used to it, I'll go up another 20*'s or so in duration.
            (Shouldn't take to long....)



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            • DFX 340 Duster

              DFX 340 Duster FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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              Nice plan. :thumbsup:
               
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              • Johnny Dart

                Johnny Dart Well-Known Member

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                Nice work, looking good. :)
                 
              • CudaChick1968

                CudaChick1968 Leanna ~ The Mistress of Metal FABO Vendor

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                Psssttt Rob, I agree wholeheartedly!! There's no point in trying to make it pretty without doing the metalwork first.
                This is a prime example ...
                [FOR SALE] - Super-6 Intake, Powder Coated
                I about lost my breakfast.
                 
              • MrJLR

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                That's beautiful

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              • TrailBeast

                TrailBeast AKA Mopars4us on Youtube

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                When I was younger my Dad used to give me all kinds of crap for modding things.
                He would say "It was made that way for a reason you know"
                My answer was always "If they would have made it right in the first place I wouldn't have to mod it" :D
                 
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