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Dodge timing chain, nylon cam gear issue 3 Replies

Heads up to all you Dodge V8 owners. My 1973 360 timing chain fell off the cam gear just south of Toledo in October returning from New York.  Needless to say, we were stuck on the side of the road.…Continue

Started by David W. Davis. Last reply by S.Heins Apr 25.

Deer Whistles for your Coach! 3 Replies

Hi Gang! It just crossed my mind to post this- I wanted to recommend to everyone to consider buying a pair of Deer Alerts (whistles) to install on the front end of your rigs. We've used em for the…Continue

Started by Chris Ramey. Last reply by S.Heins Mar 18.

Cleaning Dodge C class 5 Replies

Hi everyone,Not that I have any extra time for more work, :)  but since my family wants to vintage camp with me, we just bought a 1976 Dodge Globestar C class motor home.  we started some repairs,…Continue

Tags: class, C, Dodge

Started by Joy Galbraith. Last reply by Chris Ramey May 4, 2018.

Roof completely done on my 1977 Rockwood 4 Replies

Hey EveryoneSo with the help of my neighbor I climbed up on my roof and scraped that crud off of it took the antennae off because it was completely covered took the refrigerator vent off because it…Continue

Started by Frances DeHart. Last reply by Frances DeHart Nov 25, 2017.

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Comment by Chris Ramey on May 3, 2018 at 4:59pm
441 is nice! The electric pump is a good idea, but also make sure your mechanical pump is a good one... Also, don't use "too much" of an electric secondary pump...for obvious reasons. Yes- THAT mountain in Tennessee, foes up and down in "steps".
Comment by David W. Davis on May 3, 2018 at 4:32pm

Just pulled the head, burnt intake valve, prob from unleaded fuel.

Comment by David W. Davis on May 3, 2018 at 4:13pm

Chris,

I am planning to install an electric pump at the tank. Probably will help, sounds like it did for you.

I know that mountain in TN, that 's where I stalled! Restarted quickly. Yes we just crawled up the hill. I usually do not drive interstates, 55 is usually tops. Interstate begs faster speeds, but mileage drops off QUICKLY.

Going to FL from Atlanta on highway 441 all the way!

Dave

Comment by Chris Ramey on May 3, 2018 at 3:55pm
Surry eye caint spayell. My phone is actin' up!
Comment by Chris Ramey on May 3, 2018 at 3:51pm
Hey Dave... Thus also comes to mind. When we had the oldcstyle ignition and the headers weren't yet wrapped, we DID have higher temps when running. We also had a ThermoQuad on the engine, the gas would sometimes boil... But that may have had something to do with the carb being worn out... The phenolic bases are finicky. Anyhow, after the AFB and header wrap, no mote heat problems!
Comment by Chris Ramey on May 3, 2018 at 3:44pm
Np, never did... And we take that sucker through mountains and way down through lowlands without ever touching the carb! Of course, I never go much over 55-60 mph... I guess the only real trouble we ever had was climbing a mountain somewhere in Tenn. Last summer... The mechanical fuel pump deep sixed on the way up. Thankfully there's an electric pump also in the line as a helper! We made it up the mountain, but c-r-a-w-l-i-n-g.... I learned a long time ago, to carry spares and SECOND spares ! Cheers, Chris
Comment by David W. Davis on May 3, 2018 at 3:34pm

Chris,

The AFB is a great carb, BUT do you ever have stalling due to heat build up and subsequent vapor lock?

Dave

Comment by David W. Davis on May 3, 2018 at 3:33pm

Jack,

I just looked at your Fuel Injection photos.

This would eliminate the vapor lock issues I have on a hot summer day in the mountains!

My 360 is almost identical, have an Endlebrock 4 bbl manifold and Holley 4150 carb.

Dave

Dave

Comment by Chris Ramey on May 3, 2018 at 3:27pm
I played with with the EFI idea for a minute,but my 70 year old, ASE mechanic dad convinced me to stick with the AFB and keep it clean.. Convinced me that the small hp/mpg gain wouldn't matter much compared to initiaI cost. One thing I'd like to really research would be if Rockwell ever really llbuilt a 2speed CARRIER ASSEMBLY for the rear axle and what part number it is... Legend has it that Dodge offered a 2speed rear end on motorhome chassis. THAT would really help out with fuel economy and revs at speed!
Comment by David W. Davis on May 3, 2018 at 3:07pm

Jack,

I will test my spare. Note there are TWO modules, a 4 PIN and a 5 PIN. they are not interchangeable, but I believe the 5 pin will work  in a 4 pin, but NOT the other way. Check the number of pins on the connector.

Chris,

I have a burnt intake valve on #8, so after getting the head rebuilt, I will test the module, HEI does sound like a good way to go.

Going to have new hardened valve seats for unleaded gas, that is what I believe burnt the valve. Only 60,000 miles on it. Cylinders look great!

Jack,

What FI system did you use? I might want to replace my 4 bbl Holly. 

Dave 

 

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Dodge timing chain, nylon cam gear issue 3 Replies

Started by David W. Davis. Last reply by S.Heins Apr 25.

Deer Whistles for your Coach! 3 Replies

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