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01-25-2014 07:06 PM 1930u I will update soon
The 392 is running but over the last few months I have backed off a bit on the project. Many other things to do around the house and at work. I also did a little traveling and back in the fall I just drove the heck out of the old 69. I will be getting back at Plymouth soon.


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10-14-2013 06:50 PM 1930u More tuning today
The old 392 Hemi is really coming around. I spent the day playing with the carbs and fixed a few small coolant leaks. The Edelbrock 750's currently have the stock set up inside but I changed to a lighter set of step up springs for the metering rods. This took care of a slight bit of blower surge at idle. she idles at 1000 RPM. The timing is set at 12 degrees initial with a total curve locked out at 32 degrees. All in by 1800 RPM. If I increase the boost later on I will probably have to take the total advance back to less than 30 degrees. The electric water pump and cooling fan are perfect. When the fan is on at idle she runs about 170 but I need to change the fan temp switch lowering the turn on to about 160.

Thanks to the junk SPEEDWAY MOTORS brand new leaky hydraulic throw out bearing I have to pull the trans and replace it with a Howe unit. If I get the seat belts and windshield installed by this weekend I plan to go down the road in this thing.


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09-19-2013 07:57 PM 1930u Calibrating the carbs
Now that the Hemi is running I'm going to calibrate the carbs. Big Al at Big Al's, Toy Box gave me some tips on running the Edelbrocks on a 6-71. So before I go out on the road I'm changing to his specs. I love the Carter (Edelbrock carbs) and have used them on my 409 and many, many Corvettes over the years.


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09-17-2013 08:51 PM 1930u- The Hemi fired right up
Last night after working through many issues and after 7 years of work I finally got to start the 392. All I can say is Wow! This thing is bad ***! I ran it about 20 minutes at 2000 RPM to break in the cam. I had couple of coolant leaks but the old motor is okay. The stainless headers changed to rose gold and are looking good. Can't wait to get it out on the road.


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09-17-2013 08:22 PM 1930u throwout bearing problem
Per Speedway Motors warranty they would only send me a rebuild kit for their defective throwout bearing. Bottom line I rebuilt it and the darn piece of crap thing still leaks. Long story but I will have to pull the trans again.


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