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Now I'm in for it.

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Aladin Sane, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

     
  2. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    Here's a part # just for ducks, SUM850021
     
  3. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Everything I have been reading about distributors for the 302 comes down to this. Flat tappet cams need an iron geared distributor, roller cams need a steel gear.
     
  4. absunbeam

    absunbeam Gold Level Sponsor

    Reading the article it looks like a combination of different circumstances would require a bronze gear if your racing. Would be used on a roller setup, heard too many stories of bronze gear failures on street driven setups. The article also refers to oil viscosity has an effect on wear. Have to keep an eye on oil pressure to tell if you lost the distributor gear. I'd stick with iron.
     
  5. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Iron for flat tappet and steel for roller cam.
     
  6. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    The motor I have is from an 89 mustang gt, so roller cam and steel gear.
     
  7. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    Well there ya are.
     
  8. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    So Joel, (or anyone else who wants to throw out an opinion) I now have as much as six months before I get my car back. I had planned to drop the oil pan and take the valve covers off to inspect the engine. With this much extra time, would you pull the heads on an engine you have zero history on? I sent the c4 out for an overhaul as a precaution. I really dont want to install the engine and trans in a freshly painted car, just to pull it out again. I suppose I could check the compression and get an idea about the cylinder walls and rings. If compression is good, no need to pull the heads right.
     
  9. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    After further study, since I wont have the trans on the block and so cant bolt on the starter, what I will want to do is a leak down test.
     
  10. PROCRAFT

    PROCRAFT Donation Time

    I have a look just because,maybe do a leak down as you say, maybe look at a main, you've got the time.
     
  11. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Yes, I have pretty much talked myself into the work you outlined. Like you said, I have the time.
     
  12. absunbeam

    absunbeam Gold Level Sponsor

    If you have the bellhousing, mount it back on the motor & put the starter on. If you know someone with a spare you could borrow it.
     
  13. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Hey, I have a question for the group. I am going to add seat heaters to my alger project. I plan to put the switches near the bottom of the sloping front of the console. I assume the front comes to rest on the bump at the end of the trans tunnel seen here. I dont have the car close at hand to test fit it and see if I have clearance for the switches. Does the front of the console just reach that bump, or does it extend to the front of it? s-l400 (11).png
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2020
  14. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Aladin, I think you mean seat heaters?
     
  15. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Doh, stupid auto correct. Fixing now.

    And looking at a blow up of the pic I attached, I think I can see a shadow of where the front of the console rests near the front of the bump, so question likely answered.
     
  16. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    Here Ya Go 110_0666.JPG
     
  17. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    But will it be the same for a LHD car? ;)
     
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  18. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    There is no difference in where the console sets. Here's a photo of my LHD car. 100_0298.JPG
     
  19. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Thanks, but the little smiley should have let you know I didnt really think there would be a difference.
     
  20. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    FWIW, I went in the opposite direction put my seat heater switches behind the armrest. I can't see them when driving, but they are easy to reach and I made a panel that protects the wiring from anything in the box hitting it. I gave up a little bit of storage room, but will never notice the difference. And, the switches are barely noticeable when looking at the car.
     

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