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  1. f100_dreamin

    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    So Easter Friday the Middy went out an left me at home with the kids (who are on no screen time for Easter) so while they played outside I played in the garage, found another great use for the hoist separated the trans and motor then used the hoist to lift the engine off the k frame an trolley I built so I could get it on the engine stand. Dropped the sump to have a quick Nosey inside, which further confirmed my lack of service history there’s a reasonable amount of sludge, there was also a random small washer pulled a big end cap off crank and bearings look good all in all pretty happy with the condition. Should make for a good build to finish the day I returned to stripping underseal pretty happy with the lack of rust I’ve found
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    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    Discuss how I should just big block it here
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    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    Work on the scamp has been on the back burner a little bit lately. However a chap in my Hot rod club was in need of some 318 engine parts, so I removed the factory 2 barrel intel manifold and rebuilt carb, I could’ve stopped there but I was at a loose end so I decided to pull a head. Looks like it’s had a pretty poor service history it’s fairly black and gunky inside nothing seems overly worn however Pistons have no markings to indicate being oversized It has a small ring ridge which it to be expected, but a quick vernier of the bore (albeit on the ring ridge) shows 3.89”, stock bore should be 3.91” so looks to be stock bore heads are standard open chamber heads. Factory sized valves 1.78” in 1.5” exh. Obviously until I get it on the engine stand and drop the pants off there maybe a different story but at this point it looks like a good base to start a build with.
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    For Questions Regarding WOFs/CERTs/NUMBER PLATEs

    Hey @cletus have you seen the leaf spring sliders that seems to be common to use on A body’s in the U S of A, would they be all good to use in NZ https://www.manciniracing.com/lespsl.html
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    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    Not much to report, have just been working on removing the underseal, lots easier with a hoist, but still not fun. On the plus side I’m finding lots of nice metal. which has left a nice pile of crap on the floor
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    Bens Scampy scamp

    Awesome cheers @cletus Hopefully its it’s still there next weekend so I can grab it.
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    Bens Scampy scamp

    https://www.staparts.co.nz/View-A-Product/id/2290/description/Cylinder head Chrysler SB 318ci 360ci performer Rpm alloy there you go, edelbrocks cheaper than the procomps, by the time I’m at the point of building the engine I should have done some much better research. The guys in the states seem to complain the the valve guides are too tight on the edelbrocks, but regardless of what heads I buy I’ll get them checked over
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    Bens Scampy scamp

    Looking at these, https://www.trademe.co.nz/trade-me-motors/car-parts-accessories/performance/core-engine/auction-1937897885.htm now i know speedmaster is the same as procomp and that should have me running for the hills, there are plenty of guys in the states rubishing them but none have used them there is a few guys using them that say they look good , but it seems that even the edelbrock heads are leaving the factory with issues and have to be checked over. So buying these and sending them to my machinist to be given a once over maybe the go, to be fair though the engine is on the bottom of the list at the moment, as the body/metal work is my first mission. So I still have plenty of time for research and shopping around.
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    Bens Scampy scamp

    Yeah the KB167 are what I am planning on using, no intention to run nitrous so should be sweet but cheers for the heads up,
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    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    Made more progress this weekend, car is basically mechanically stripped now Made a cradle out of 6x2 building timber, literally slapped it together on some little caster wheels (woefully underrated with a loadrating of 30kg each) disconnected the last of the wiring, the last of the shift linkage, removed the PS box and it was time to lower the car onto the cradle unbolted the trans x-member, unbolted the K frame and pushed the up button, such an easy way to remove an engine and trans. Video: Carefully wheeled engine and trans to side of the garage, Pulled a rocker cover to see what the inside of the motor looks like, not the greatest, but that’s not a huge surprise Plans have somewhat evolved (read snowballed) will be taking a bit more time and instead of just doing the minimum to get it complied, plans have stretched to minitubs, move springs inboard so I can fit some nice fat wheels in the back engine will get alloy heads, flat top pistons, headers and a bigger carb than the 500cfm edelbrock that I already have. Cheers Ben
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    Bens Scampy scamp

    Cheers @cletus, Yeah torsion bars are fully unadjusted. Have tried the vice grips to no avail, will try loosen lower arms and give that a go tomorrow night,
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    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    Did some more work on this tonight. Managed to remove the rear suspension and diff, then removed the fuel tank and fuel lines now have plenty of room to play still need to build a cradle to drop the engine and gearbox onto for easy removal, but first I need to get the torsion bars out which are proving to be very stubborn, there are plans on a mopar A body website of how to make a tool to remove them so that maybe the next step
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    Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

    Haha negotiations always start with two prices at the end of the spectrum, how good at negotiating you are will determine how close you stay to your openings offer, but yeah I lowballed the hell out of you haha
  14. f100_dreamin

    Shakotom's 1985 Toyota HiLux

    Maaate, I wanted to buy this off you and you wouldn’t sell it, so now you better finish it haha!
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    Bens 1972 Plymouth Scamp

    Discussion thread here