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LCAC_Man
Posted 2019-11-21 1:58 PM (#7075 - in reply to #7074)
Subject: Re: #324


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"Remember, I'm on a budget here"
your coach doesn't care...it "wants to eat"..
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hemi354az
Posted 2019-11-21 3:11 PM (#7076 - in reply to #7075)
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"of course lost all anti freeze out one of the exhaust studs . . ."

Guess you missed - http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=917&post...
and
http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumid...

but this might be appropriate after Len's comment, -
https://www.ebay.com/itm/2-LET-R-EAT-DRAG-RACE-DECALS-HOT-ROD-RATROD...

Nothing has changed about Drag Racing or the Care and Feeding of a FMC Antique Road Show . . . It still takes ever damn penny you've got to have fun !
Zoom ON to MINDEN '20 !
Lou #120


Edited by hemi354az 2019-11-21 3:14 PM
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dkarnath
Posted 2019-11-25 8:55 AM (#7085 - in reply to #6736)
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I've been wanting to do a compression test on the 440 for a while, I used to borrow Grandpa's tester, but that isn't an option now, so I started shopping compression gauge's, the 40-50 dollerish one's on Amazon had mixed reviews, so I didn't pull the trigger, then I came across the reviews of a Harbor Freight one, and surprisingly they were very positive, so with a 20% off coupon, I bought one for 22 dollars or something...I used the tester on the 440, then I checked one cylinder of my 10k mile 351M engine in my 79' Ford to compare gauge readings. The highest number I got out of the 440 was 120*, I also got 120 on the Ford, so Im not sure if the gauge is off by 20-25 or not, or if both these motors are just have lower compression? I haven't used a compression gauge in years, but I remember 145-150 as a healthy compression. So anyway, I posted a picture of my results in the album, number 6 has the spark plug that gets real dirty pretty fast, I added some oil to the cylinder and had zero changes on the gauge.... and number 4 has the lowest compression, after adding some oil to #4 it gained 5lbs. All the rest I just tested as it sat. The engine used a quart of oil in 600 miles, some of this was due to oil leaks that I have now fixed.
http://www.fmcowners.com/mbbs22/photos/show-album.asp?albumid=200&p...
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dkarnath
Posted 2019-11-25 9:02 AM (#7086 - in reply to #6736)
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I also have a mild vibration from stop till second gear I've been needing to look into, while I was underneath a couple months ago, I found a couple bell housing bolts a little loose, so I thought maybe I should check the torque convertor bolts also, two of the four where 1/4-1/2 turn loose. Bill S.then reminded me about the motor mounts, and in the beginning when I first got 324, I remember seeing a possible slight crack between the rubber and the steel of the passenger side mount but kind of forgot about it, I looked yesterday and didn't see any crack, it's raining and possibly snowing this week, so I wont be putting a jack under the motor to check the motor mounts quite yet....I also will be checking the drive shaft alignment and those components.
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LCAC_Man
Posted 2019-11-25 10:09 AM (#7087 - in reply to #7086)
Subject: Re: #324


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I get a little chassis vibe when accelerating from a dead stop..
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