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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)
Subject: Re: #324


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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)
Subject: Re: #324


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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)
Subject: Re: #324


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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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dkarnath
Posted 2020-01-02 10:57 AM (#7138 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Ok...I'll be the one.... The first post on this website for 2020. I haven't turned a wrench on 324 in over a month, but hey, she fired up an ran great the other day.....I also used it to hide Christmas gifts this season from the kiddo? So 324 is still seeing some love!! I've been dating a "new" woman who really wants to go camping, so that's going to promote some usage soon I think, maybe a coast trip. Oh, and I got new amber LED marker lights for the roof (still need red for the rear), some nice wheel covers for when in storage, a fuel shut off valve for the generator, and a chrome lug nut cover remover tool for Christmas from my Dad. The parts are stacking up and so is the list of to do's on 324. I'm looking forward to 2020 and logging some miles on 324.
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darrelldubree
Posted 2020-01-02 11:05 AM (#7139 - in reply to #7138)
Subject: Re: #324


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Happy New Year, Dan. Looking forward to your journey with #324 in 2020. Take care, my friend
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andy1canada
Posted 2020-01-02 7:09 PM (#7140 - in reply to #7138)
Subject: Re: #324


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Yeah, hope you get that baby out lots' in 2020 Dan, and the coach, too!

Kind of weird how you sold your other coach then just sort of 'morphed' into this one.

Still ain't figured it out.

Terry
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dkarnath
Posted 2020-01-06 9:09 AM (#7148 - in reply to #7140)
Subject: Re: #324


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Amen Terry...My "old" coach is getting some good love now, it's getting taken to the next level and going to see some good road time, I started over in sorts, which is what I need I guess...If I had property, I'd be like Bill and have more than a few sitting around, I'd like to start the FMC Ranch someday just as an oddity.
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andy1canada
Posted 2020-01-06 9:21 AM (#7149 - in reply to #6736)
Subject: Re: #324


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Sometimes a fresh start is just what you need.

Never know what's just around the next corner till you go there...

"FMC Ranch"... hummmmm, you mean like one of them brothel cat-house things in a hotel cept' you'd have a bunch of FMC's scattered around to use as rooms for fornicating?

"Yeah, I'd to see Willameena in #858 please."

Maybe not. You don't strike me as the pimp-type.

Sure would be an "oddity" though :-o

Keep the good-ideas flowing Dan-O!

Terry
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