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04-16-2004 11:37 PM Frame mounted gas tank on early Chevy PU
My '53 Chevy came with a cab mounted gas tank behind the seat. To leave it there would defeat the purpose of my king cab conversion so I wanted to move it under the body. The usual place for a moved tank is under the rear of the bed between the frame rails. I wanted to put my spare tire there because I didn't have room for it in the fender on my shortened bed. I found that a 22 gallon mid 70s Chevy 1/2 ton pickup tank would fit perfectly inside the passenger side frame rail. Even though I am running a big 200R4 OD tranny, I still had room for the tank. Photo 1 is the tank, photos 2 and 3 are closeups of the mounting brackets I made to bolt to the frame.

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04-16-2004 11:24 PM Chrysler ignition 3 (continued)
I used an old distributor cap (photo 1) with big windows cut in to align the magnetic pick up on the breaker plate so an inductor lobe was opposite the magnetic pickup when the distributor rotor is opposite a spark plug terminal. Twist the inductor rotor on the distributor shaft to achieve this alignment. The magnetic pickup can be bolted to the breaker plate in the most convenient position since the rotor is moved for timing.

Photo 2 shows everything in place ready to fire the engine. The old Chevy distributor shaft breaker cam must be turned on a lathe for a firm press fit of the inductor rotor.

Now all that is needed is a Chrysler electronic ignition module and wiring harness.

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04-16-2004 11:15 PM Chrysler ignition 2 (continued)
Photo 1 is the Chevy breaker plate removed from the distributor. It must be stripped clean. Photo 2 shows a notch that must be cut in the Chevy distributor housing to accept the magnetic pickup wires.

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04-16-2004 11:12 PM Chrysler electronic ignition conversion
My 235 distributor was the 50 year old points type (photo 1). I wanted a modern electronic system to go with my hopped up engine but didn't want to pay the better part of $400 for the commercially available alternatives.

It is an easy conversion to install the innards from a Chrysler electronic distributor in virtually any points distributor. Photo 2 shows the part you need to scavenge off the Chrysler. Note there are two types of inductor rings shown - an 8 lobe for a V8 and the 6 lobe one I used on this engine. These pry off with a screwdriver The other item is the magnetic pickup.

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04-16-2004 11:00 PM Power steering pump
Finally I used a dual groove pulley I got from Jim Carter's (from a 250 chevy engine I think) to drive the Toyota power steering pump I mounted with a home made bracket bolted to the mechanical fuel pump spot. Am using an electric pump.

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