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  1. At the trans end, the cable fits into a square shaped receptacle which is the inside of a little pinion gear being driven by the output shaft of the gearbox. As the cable isnt spinning when you removed it from the back of the speedo, the problem lies in this area. Either you havent pushed the cable far enough into the pinion receptacle or the pinion itself is at fault, possibly damaged stripped or whatever. Normally there is a retaining plate which holds the pinion gear in the gearbox outer housing, so you should be able to remove it and investigate if needs be, but first try and p
  2. Not Sunbeam Alpine, doesnt have the correct rear latches.
  3. Wow you have been busy thinking; my take is that, as mentioned, back in the day electrical accessories were troublesome and vacuum was potentially less so. As to burning valves, leaning mixtures etc. I would think the volume of manifold air extracted wouldnt be significant enough to cause any grief, after all how many vehicles with vacuum wipers, vacuum fuel pumps etc. do you think suffered from these issues. Time to turn out the light and start counting sheep 😉
  4. Yes I made one out of a school clear plastic protractor, made a pointer which fitted into the rotor cap drive slot, unfortunately cant find it to photograph right now.
  5. My take is that you are wondering how accurate your temp guage is ?? if you can see where the temp probe is located on the engine thats where you want to point your IR gun, close is better. If you are looking to see how hot the coolant is then point your IR at the radiator inlet pipe/spout. If you are looking to see how well the radiator is working, point your IR at the inlet pipe then the outlet pipe and note the difference between temperatures, generally you should get a temp drop about 15 degrees C for an efficient radiator.
  6. Do a search on 3 brush generators and their adjustment , pretty straight forward.
  7. Sad days downunder, demolition is about to commence on the original Chrysler manufacturing plant (Keswick South Australia). Dating back to pre Chrysler era local company T J Richards started building Mopars here in the 1920`s, Chrysler took over post WWII and continued on this site until 1960`s. Reused as a furniture sales house until a few years ago it still retains the original CHRYSLER signage on on of the external walls. Mega store Kaufland is about to raise the building for a new shopping centre; to their credit they have agreed to sympathetically remove the wall
  8. This might also attract attention if you put it in the Chrysler forum on this site.
  9. Yeah sounds like the valve/springs/levers in top part of the tank are dodgy, assuming there`s no cracks in the casting ?? As mentioned, plenty of how to`s with pics on the forum; probably start with searching "stewart warner" Be careful with installing an electric pump as they usually generate 2- 3 psi, vac tanks deliver 0.5 psi, any more than this and the float valve wont be able to stop the resultant flooding. One quick check you can make to see if the vac unit is drawing fuel, is to put some fuel into the vac tank, close it up and get the engine running,
  10. Ok so I'm assuming that the amp meter is reading correctly ? that's a positive indication whilst charging ? If so then there's nothing left to do, gauges etc. aren't polarity sensitive, nor lights, starter etc. You said the coil leads were swapped (hot wire to the + terminal, - wire to the distributor) so that's good; can't think of anything else. I'm still a little confused about your "negative earth" regulator, the regulator doesn't care about polarity, it's function is simply to control the current flow as demand rises and falls plus ensuring the battery is charged.
  11. Are you sure that you can't just remove the seat base and with a little work, reposition the seat mount brackets back a little ?
  12. Are we assuming that you have it hooked up positive earth at the moment ? If you're now choosing to swap over to negative earth then yes to all you have said above. What concerns me is your reference to electronic regulator, because in addition to the above you would normally need to change the generator (dynamo) field polarity, which is a simple enough task, but I would be cautious without knowing the wiring details of the regulator; perhaps best left to a professional.
  13. You will probably need a 12v power source to operate your timing light, assuming your Windsor is 6v.
  14. Is there a relay in the headlight circuit ? perhaps its quit. Assume you have a wiring circuit, pretty hard to troubleshoot without one.
  15. Bloo has given excellent insite, if I might elaborate a little more though. Consider a ring starts out as a solid piece of round metal, in simple terms if you turned off an end piece on a lathe you would have a solid slice of metal of a given diameter and thickness, if you then drilled /machined out the centre of this slice, you would finish up with a metal ring of given thickness and diameter, cut a slot in it and you now have a ring which you can carefully expand and slide over the piston top and fit into an appropriate width groove in the piston. So pistons and ring
  16. So there`s a big discrepancy between 1 and 4 despite the engine being cold, in fact other than 4 they all look sick, what do the other cylinders read ? To ascertain whether compression leaks are valve or piston ring related, squirt a little oil into the cylinder being checked then do the test, if the pressure is significantly higher after the oil treatment then its indicating faulty rings, if the pressure reading remains much the same then there is a valve leak. Given your opening comments about rings and heads being messed with, makes it rather difficult to give specif
  17. Looks to me like oil has run down an open valve whilst motor is staionary, good chance the valve guides are shot.
  18. Gotta say that's most intriguing.
  19. Well if it's flooding you are never going to get the mixtures right, so at this point I wouldn't assume that anything's blocked.
  20. Down here it was simply known as a Valiant, our first ever Chrysler Valiant whats more.
  21. Good thinking, 1.5psi was the acknowledged standard for vac feed systems back in the day.
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