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Gen 3 Hemi Swaps / Re: Gen III Hemi power steering pumps
« Last post by PlumCrazyChris on Today at 03:57:05 pm »
70Chall440, that pressure control valve you posted a link to looks like a great solution to the problem! I think that is the route I'll take. Thanks for the tip!

Heminut, did you try the pressure control valve?   How did it work?  do you have a writeup of the install? 

I think I am good, but we will see. I mounted the rod to the pedal to allow it the best movement I could (straight shot at the MC).
Good to hear about the alternator issue.
I read an article the other day about changing the attachment location of the rod to the clutch pedal arm to change the pivot point , not sure if that is something that would help.
New update,

- I have been trying to deal with the alternator for awhile, it wasn't charging. I did some testing and arrived at the conclusion that the alternator was bad. Well as I was removing it I noticed my 150A circuit (which is resetable) which I thought was on, well I tested it and amazingly it was off... So, I flipped it on and BAM... I got 13.7V - 14V.

- As mentioned the gas gauge was sorted but now isn't working again. I installed a ground wire which I tested to ensure I had good continuity (and I do), but after looking at it I discovered that the stud on the sending unit is broken (just spins). So I have ordered a new one and will have to install that later.

- I have been chasing some oil leaks specifically from my remote oil filter system. There are a number of fittings which I used a teflon paste on to seal, well they all leaked so I have fixed 3 of the 4 and of course the 4th has now given up so I need to fix that, its under the alternator so that is coming out regardless.

- played with the timing some. Put a vacuum gauge on and am pulling about 12 in @ idle. I currently have it at around 23* at idle (no vacuum advance connected) and 35* around 2500 rpm.

- the engine seems to be smoothing out some. I need to go in and adjust the rocker arms as there is a slight amount of "rattle".

- I have been concerned with the hydraulic clutch bc when I first adjusted it, I had to adjust it almost in completely to get the TB to release the clutch (via the pressure plate). I removed the stop I built and the lengthen the rod from the pedal to the MC. Today, I was able to readjust it to get some play in the pivot arm which I think translates to the TB not being pressed into the pressure plate fingers. I need to remove the inspection plate and look in there and try to measure the distance.

So, it seems like 1 step forward and 2 rearward but at least there is some forward progress
Electrical / Re: Voltage regulator wiring
« Last post by 70chall440 on Today at 12:01:06 am »
thought I would provide and update, turns out my alternator was fine. I installed a 150A restable breaker and it wasn't "on". I was removing the alternator and thought to test the breaker, what I thought was the on position wasn't.

Thanks for everyone'e help, its charging about 13.7V now. I know this still isn't alot but I will take it for now.
The Body Shop sponsored by AUTO METAL DIRECT / Re: seam seal
« Last post by 70chall440 on December 09, 2018 - 11:55:49 pm »
Yeah the factory certainly didn't take any time to make it look pretty; squirt it on and move out.
The Body Shop sponsored by AUTO METAL DIRECT / Re: seam seal
« Last post by jimynick on December 09, 2018 - 10:01:25 pm »
Your buddy's Cuda looks to have had the rt 1/4 changed, so don't consider the sealing done on it to be representative of the factory's messes. As mentioned, the factory slapped on sealers like they were free and couldn't wait to use them up. The factory seam on the rt trunk extension to floor panel seam on my Challenger had a measured and photo'd, 3/4" thick mound of the schmutz! Pretend you're half pissed and don't give a damn and you'll likely reproduce the factory effect perfectly!  :cheers:
Interior and Gauges / Re: Console Install
« Last post by Beekeeper on December 09, 2018 - 09:54:42 pm »
My seats and console are out while I finish sheet metal work otherwise Iíd get you a measurement.
Interior and Gauges / Re: Console Install
« Last post by DirksCuda on December 09, 2018 - 09:13:16 pm »
It just seems that the console don't sit flat at the front mount theres a about a 1 inck gap between the bracket an console. Im afraid it will brake ir I tighten it to much. Im going to try some spacers. The brackets where welded in at the bodyshop I hoping there in the right location. How many inchs do u have from the back of console to the back seat Thanks Dirk
Interior and Gauges / Re: Console Install
« Last post by Beekeeper on December 09, 2018 - 08:44:36 pm »
When I disassembled my 4 speed console, I recall there were big gaps here and there and I could see the shifter boot and ring. Donít remember having spacers. In fact, itís my recollection that the console seemed to sit a little too high.
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