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Under valve cover pic #4721332
04/09/18 09:18 AM
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Wisconsin
emmett442 Offline OP
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1974 Dodge 360 with 80k on it. As far as I can tell, this was the first time it's ever been opened. Exceptional, in my opinion.

Everyone loves shaft mounted rockers!




2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 auto
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L I4 auto
1974 Dodge D200 360 V8 4 speed manual
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721351
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Looks Good.
I like the older engines, so much more room. smile


Pete.
97 Ford Expl.Sport 4.0 ohv 4wd 5spddrive184k miles
Last Change;
Penn. Plat. HM. 5w30
Fram xg8a, Fram CA8141

I like my oil (slippery).

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721352
04/09/18 09:38 AM
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Testament to how good the oils are today, compared to back then.


03 Porsche 911 Liqui Moly Leichtlauf High Tech 5w-40 & Mahle filter
14 Honda Accord 4dr EX-L 4cyl-M1 0W-20 & WIX XP
02 Chevy 5.7L van-GTX HM 10W-40 & WIX filter
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721356
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Very nice!


God Bless Our Troops

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: rollinpete] #4721358
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emmett442 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: rollinpete
Looks Good.
I like the older engines, so much more room. smile


You got that right. I had both covers off in 10 minutes. No exaggeration!


2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 auto
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L I4 auto
1974 Dodge D200 360 V8 4 speed manual
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721371
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Lovely ................Interesting to note the difference in valve spring color on the exhaust valves there ...............

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: LvR] #4721381
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emmett442 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: LvR
Lovely ................Interesting to note the difference in valve spring color on the exhaust valves there ...............


That's because mopar started using valve rotators on the exhaust valves, whcih requires a shorter spring (notice the difference between the retainers). So the springs are actually different between intake and exhaust, denoted by their colors.


2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 auto
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L I4 auto
1974 Dodge D200 360 V8 4 speed manual
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721401
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Only 80,000 miles in 44 years. Shouldn't it be clean, even with minimal OCI's?

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721411
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emmett442 Offline OP
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On a carbed engine, with (according to records) most of the miles accumulated on 1970's and early 1980's vintage motor oils, low mileage garauntees nothing.

Lots of low mileage vintage motors out there that are crud factories.


2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 auto
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L I4 auto
1974 Dodge D200 360 V8 4 speed manual
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721457
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Looks fabulous and will run for 500k if you keep changing the oil...your truck?


I'm a thickie; but a 20 has its place.

I use AMSOIL

Hers: 2008 Jeep Liberty 138k, SS 5w30/Amsoil

His: 2015 4Runner 41k, OE 5w20/Wix

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721472
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Columbus,Nebraska
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Those were very good engines. Looks like someone has overhauled the carb and choke well. It's been almost four decades since I used lacquer thinner to overhaul a carb. Had to be careful with that product but it sure did clean up gasoline residue.

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey] #4721519
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Wisconsin
emmett442 Offline OP
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Originally Posted By: Yah-Tah-Hey
Looks like someone has overhauled the carb and choke well.


I did. When I got it, the truck ran pretty poorly. It was clear that, after it's slumber, someone had been cluelessly fiddling with the carb trying to wake the truck back up. I discovered the power valve passage nearly blocked up with crud and some incorrect linkage (accel pump worked when throttle was RELEASED. LOL). Now, it starts and runs almost as good as fuel injection in any temp!

My cleaner of choice for carbs is Alconox. It's almost like magic in that it's an extremely effective cleaner but is also gentle on the equipment! I simply make a boiling pot, throw in my disassmbled carb and components, let soak for a while, remove, agitate, let soak again, blow out, reassemble. Sparkling almost like new.



2011 Ford Crown Victoria LX 4.6L V8 auto
2009 Chevrolet Malibu LT 2.4L I4 auto
1974 Dodge D200 360 V8 4 speed manual
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721521
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80K I would expect them to be clean.


2015 Tacoma 4.0L 60K (as of 02/23/18)
AMSOIL SS 0W30 / Toyota filter

2018 CRV 1.5L (as of 05/11/18)
Factory fill / Honda filter
Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721528
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I have seen some pretty nasty small blocks over the years. This is one of the best ones I have seen. Looks fantastic.


2016 Nissan Versa S 1.6L
2018 Subaru Outback 2.5i
2018 Ford F350 6.2L

Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442] #4721616
04/09/18 12:53 PM
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yes that's great. Our '57 283 needed a rebuild at ~80,000 and it was gross inside and out. Those rockers and rocker shaft are solid, thick metal.

-m


2018 F150
2015 crv (wifey!)
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