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#4721332 - 04/09/18 09:18 AM Under valve cover pic
emmett442 Offline


Registered: 12/07/16
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Loc: Wisconsin
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!


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#4721351 - 04/09/18 09:37 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
rollinpete Offline


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Looks Good.
I like the older engines, so much more room. smile
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#4721352 - 04/09/18 09:38 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
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Testament to how good the oils are today, compared to back then.
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#4721356 - 04/09/18 09:41 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
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Very nice!
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#4721358 - 04/09/18 09:41 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: rollinpete]
emmett442 Offline


Registered: 12/07/16
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Loc: Wisconsin
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!
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#4721371 - 04/09/18 09:53 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
LvR Offline


Registered: 09/19/09
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Loc: SA
Lovely ................Interesting to note the difference in valve spring color on the exhaust valves there ...............

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#4721381 - 04/09/18 09:58 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: LvR]
emmett442 Offline


Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 145
Loc: Wisconsin
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.
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#4721401 - 04/09/18 10:18 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
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Only 80,000 miles in 44 years. Shouldn't it be clean, even with minimal OCI's?

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#4721411 - 04/09/18 10:26 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
emmett442 Offline


Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 145
Loc: Wisconsin
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.
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#4721457 - 04/09/18 11:05 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
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Registered: 12/15/17
Posts: 380
Loc: US
Looks fabulous and will run for 500k if you keep changing the oil...your truck?
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#4721472 - 04/09/18 11:15 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
Yah-Tah-Hey Offline


Registered: 05/26/14
Posts: 3223
Loc: Columbus,Nebraska
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.

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#4721519 - 04/09/18 11:38 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: Yah-Tah-Hey]
emmett442 Offline


Registered: 12/07/16
Posts: 145
Loc: Wisconsin
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.

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#4721521 - 04/09/18 11:39 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
ARB1977 Offline


Registered: 06/12/05
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Loc: North Texas
80K I would expect them to be clean.
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#4721528 - 04/09/18 11:43 AM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
sw99 Offline


Registered: 03/22/06
Posts: 2098
Loc: Colorado
I have seen some pretty nasty small blocks over the years. This is one of the best ones I have seen. Looks fantastic.
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#4721616 - 04/09/18 12:53 PM Re: Under valve cover pic [Re: emmett442]
meep Offline


Registered: 02/20/07
Posts: 3500
Loc: Southeast
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.

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