maok

'28 Chrysler M Engine re-build

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I have a treaded hole in this location on my DA-6 truck. It has a pivot pole for a throttle linkage to my Stewart carb .

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12 hours ago, stakeside said:

 

 

Are the mains bearing shells or new Babbit. I was told the old shells could have Babbit added and then line bored. Was this method used?

Yes, we babbitt the steel shells and left .070 thousandths more babbitt then the size of the crankshaft journals, after grinding. Then the inserts are fit, to each saddle, and align bored.

 

Herm.

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After clicking a few hundred miles I thought I would do an update on how the engine is running.

 

Oil pressure is reading between 20(@idle) - 40psi(@30-35mph) when hot, previously 5-13psi...lol

All the cylinders are about 85psi on the compression gauge.

The vacuum gauge reading 19-20, there is a slight mis-fire.

The car has lost some of its vintage characteristics, no smoking and no rattling from the engine.

I can now use the 3 speed gearbox as a 2 speed, 2nd and 3rd only required. It climbs pretty much any hill effortlessly...😀

The balancer has shifted, so my timing marks are useless. The engine paint I used was a cheap brand and is washing off with oil...😕

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Instead of starting a new thread, I thought I would just ask the question here.

 

Does any know what colour the engine should be for my '28 series 62?

 

The paint I used previously has not stuck to the block at all so this time I want to do it right, starting with the colour. Should it be the colour I used previously, blue/green?

 

I have pulled the engine out, removed the old enamel with paint stripper.

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I believe in the bluegreen-colour. 56 Ford Meadowgreen for the Series 65 according to Sherwood Kahlenberg back in 1981. This looks almost like the one scientifically formulated for a 32 on another thread on this forum. But, I have also read that varieties of black are correct, and anyhow the heads should be silver or red. I also struggle with some flaking of paint, possibly due to me not removing all traces of grease before painting it in 2016. Looks better now.

 

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I've decided to go for this combination,
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Thanks to @Sasha39 for posting it on another thread. Its not original to the engine but I do like it.

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Maok,

You have been to great lengths to pull the motor and take the paint off to redo it, so why paint it non original colours?

A black engine with a silver or red head is what should be in your car. My 2c worth.

 I have degreased engines using oven cleaner, it works great for getting the oil out of the cast iron, but make sure you wash it off with plenty of water as it is caustic. I have then used ordinary household enamel or 2K paint on blocks etc with good results.

Viv.

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Thanks Viv, I have been considering it for awhile, though, for it to be period accurate it would need to be all black, which is too boring for me, and plus, there is an alternator, the generator is gone, no vacuum pump, and other things that are not period. It's almost a hotrod...:(

 

I am planning on selling this year, so this will just give it some colour. 

 

Some progress today,

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The head is too orange, next week I will change to a more fire engine red. My bottom still needs to be done.

The block colour is New Ford Grey by dupli-color.

 

The accessories like the water pump, starter, water jacket&valve covers, fan, etc will the gloss black, like  the modified oil filler tube you see.

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Avocado with the Red Head.  Matched it to original parts.

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Almost done.

 

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