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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 10, 2018 08:41PM

What things looked like just before I turned out the lights this evening

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: May 10, 2018 08:45PM

Nice work!

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 10, 2018 08:51PM

Closer and closer!





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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 11, 2018 10:08AM

How thick is the spacer for the end of the crank?

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 11, 2018 08:25PM

Seth, I'll have to check my notes on that. It was about 1 1/8 as I recall.

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 12, 2018 07:52PM

Seth, it looks like 1.1875 inches from the crank flange to the flexplate mount surface

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 12, 2018 10:59PM

Thank you!

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 13, 2018 09:19AM

Seth, here are the plans I had the spacer built by. I did go to 3/8 fine thread bolts for the flexplate to the spacer

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 20, 2018 07:52PM

It's looking like she might just run again!

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 20, 2018 08:16PM

So close!!





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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 21, 2018 07:42PM

Spent 2 hours getting the dipstick right, putting the spark plugs in and laiyng the plug wires out. No wonder this has been a long slow process!

Think the carb and distributor are close enough?

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 21, 2018 07:47PM

Time for a little filing!





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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 21, 2018 07:51PM

I'm curious: What's the plan for cooling airflow? In the from the top and ducted out the RR fender maybe?

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 21, 2018 08:07PM

Right now I'm figuring on flow from the wheel well through the oil cooler then the radiator and over the engine. The thinking is the exhaust manifold would be the hottest and I shouldn't draw air from around it through the radiator. Time will tell

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: May 21, 2018 09:12PM

Raycr Wrote:
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> Right now I'm figuring on flow from the wheel well
> through the oil cooler then the radiator and over
> the engine. The thinking is the exhaust manifold
> would be the hottest and I shouldn't draw air from
> around it through the radiator. Time will tell

Sounds good. smileys with beer I like that the hot air is going up. I'm going to guess you're going to end up shrouding the radiator so the fan cools the entire core; particularly since there isn't any ram air.

My front-radiator, rear engine V8 has issues with radiator air recycling when I'm stopped at lights. I'd love to find a cure for that. Air comes in the front and out the bottom when moving but the bottom air flows forward and back into the radiator when stopped. Yours might have a similar issue.

Craig N. Coeur d'Alene ID.
66 Black Monza 4dr, 4.2L V8 49k
61 Seamist Jade Rampside 140 PG
60 Monza coupe (sold, sniff sniff)
66 Sprint Corsa convt - First car! Re-purchased 43 years later
2+2 gnatsuM 5691

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 21, 2018 11:19PM

If you want a small-cap HEI distributor to fit in there - You know who to ask! I just built one for my 4.3 motor last week. Let me know.

Seth Emerson

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 22, 2018 04:56AM

Seth, thanks for the offer.
What did you use for your distributor? Do you still have the vacuum and centrifugal advance with yours?

I do plan on sealing around the outside of the radiator with some foam to keep the air from coming back around.

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 22, 2018 01:01PM

It is a similar design to the Distributor I offer for the Corvair. I use some parts from that and some from the Chevy V8 unit. Both mechanical and vacuum advance are retained, and mechanical is adjustable.

Seth Emerson

Check my new Performance Corvair Web site [www.perfvair.com]

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Raycr ()
Date: May 22, 2018 06:29PM

Seth, I might be interested if this one doesn't work out

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Re: 4.3 in a 64 with powerglide
Posted by: Seth Emerson ()
Date: May 24, 2018 07:53PM

Also note that you are using a Holley 4150 style 4-barrel. Those models use a 1/2" thick plate sandwiched between the carb body and the rear float bowl. (They use the same design in the front as well. On the quite similar 4160 models, the rear does not use that design, they use a small jet holder plate that bolts onto the carb body. That should make the rear float bowl live about 1/2" further forward, adding space between the float bowl and the Distributor cap. Which list number Holley are you running? the 4 or 5 digit is stamped on the front side of the air horn. It should look like "List 2818" or so.

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