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by EWRice
Mon May 20, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Engine Room Restoration
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: Engine Room Restoration

I repowered a 32 sedan last year with crusaders. Went surprisingly easy. Used original trans mounts and crusader front engine mounts. The only issue we had was we had to notch the frame member under the front of each engine to clear the pulley and belt on the raw water pumps. Not a big deal though.
by EWRice
Tue May 14, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 24
Views: 2116

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

Be carefull with chrysler service manuals unless they are the latest edition. I have an original (around 1985ish) and there are more pages of updates and tsb than the original manual. There are at least 10 pages of tsb on the early cooling systems alone.
by EWRice
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Exhaust manifold removal
Replies: 24
Views: 2116

Re: Exhaust manifold removal

I assume when you say bellows, you are talking about the hose connecting the riser to the exhaust system. You can try to peel it off, but if it is more than a few years old it will be a waste of time. Just cut it off and buy new hose. Depending on how long it is, and who installed it last, it may ha...
by EWRice
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 318 ignition system
Replies: 17
Views: 2078

Re: 318 ignition system

If you want to save on plug wires, buy the wires for the later Crusader 454/502 engines with Delco EST ignition. They run under the manifolds and have 90 degree boots. The cap end is the same as HEI.
by EWRice
Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318
Replies: 6
Views: 1039

Re: Potential use of heat exchangers in non-exchanger 318

School bus heaters for under the rear seat. Self contained, 12v, caged fan and pretty inexpensive. I think the last one I bought was under $100 on ebay. Works great.
You have to be carefull where you plumb it in. I would have to see exactly which cooling system you have to give any suggestions.
by EWRice
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: trans noise
Replies: 3
Views: 936

Re: trans noise

If it didn't rattle before, but rattles now, I might suspect the bolts mounting it to the flywheel didn't get tightened. At least those can be checked through the timing hole.
by EWRice
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360
Replies: 20
Views: 6869

Re: Engine oil, transmission fluid and filter types for Chrysler 360

I use my oil pump to remove the transmission fluid. I’ve read that the multipurpose ATF is the correct fluid as mentioned before. I put Dextron in mine a few years ago and haven’t noticed slippage. I will be changing it this spring to multipurpose as recommended. Dexron 3/Mercon is what they call m...
by EWRice
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bremer mast restoration
Replies: 0
Views: 935

Bremer mast restoration

Has anyone replaced the stainless channel and cover that hides the wiring for the anchor light? Mine is in bad shape and I am looking at options. If I can't find a replacement I am looking at welding an aluminum tube or something up the front or backside.
Ideas?
by EWRice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 3456

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

In the last few years I have seen the internal diaphram fail on the oil pressure alarm switch and leak on alot of boats. One broke the plastic housing and pumped all the engine oil out. Cost him an engine. These have all been 1980's vintage Chrysler and Crusader engines.
by EWRice
Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: 360 valve cover gasket replacement
Replies: 16
Views: 3456

Re: 360 valve cover gasket replacement

In all the years I have been working on boats and equipment, there have only been a few "wonder" products that I don't condemn, and even fewer that I recomend. The recomended: Sea Foam (For gasoline ONLY) Stabil Marine (the blue stuff) Stanadyne diesel fuel treatment (this stuff is incredi...

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