Meet my 360 ci V8!!!!
All stock right now.
Holley 2-barrel 2245 R-6486-A carb.
Had the sunuvagun sent off to a friend to be thoroughly cleaned...it had to be SOAKED in carb. cleaner it was so gummed up. Upon putting it back on, I discovered I'd stripped out the fuel entry port...
I bought a new top half for the carbueretor, and now I need to replace the intake manifold gasket cuz it's leaking fuel into the oil. Sometimes that's the fuel pump, because the diaphragm inside can rupture and leak gas.
Also got sick of dealing with the stupid metal tube fuel line..
so I cut off a large piece of the line, leaving only the fuel ports. I secured them to a long rubber hose with hose clamps... Works for a while, until the hose blisters cuz of heat, then it's worthless.
To remedy that, I put the original metal hose back in place using two 2" long pieces of rubber hose at either end..this won't blister, and it makes it easier to adjust the line for a new fuel pump with a different fuel exit port.
My Dana 60 Positraction Rear Axle...I KNOW you're jealous..
I fried the starter awhile back, turning it over too much. See, she's got two gas tanks. One was full, the other was empty. Well, I thought I had it set on the full one. It wasn't. It was set on the empty one (hey, this switch is a little difficult, gimme a break!) So, the front starter bushing wore out. My grandad replaced the bushing easily cuz he's really smart. I got the starter set in place and got her started...After a little priming and some time to warm up, she ran like a dream! Typical Dodge.
Took her out on the road and she had a top speed of 34mph, then I had to slow down because my U-turn was coming up. She stalled when I braked, probably because my carbuerator was so gummed up.
Now it's parked in the barn, with the engine tore up, awaiting a new intake manifold gasket, valve cover gaskets, and a new timing chain cover. NEVER TRY TO PRY OFF THE INTAKE MANIFOLD WITH A CROWBAR!!! Use a screwdriver. At the front and back there's a gooey rubber gasket that can be scraped away, yeilding a place to pry the manifold up with.
Ok, my grandad did a compression test on the motor and it's only got between 85-95 psi in the cylenders. So, I had a friend come over and in a few hours we had the motor pulled. jeez that son-of-a-gun's grimey. I'm currently concentrating on saving money to have the cylender of my 66 Dart (now my Mom's gave it to her for Christmas) rebuilt. But it's out anyway.