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Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-21-2018, 04:51 PM
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Posted By AZChief
Going to check it out now, thanks babywag!

Going to check it out now, thanks babywag!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-21-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By AZChief
In need of '79 engine harness

Hey guys, My '79 Chief S has a transplanted 401. The engine wire harness is in need of replacement. Any ideas who has them, preferably new? Are the 360/401's externally identical-thereby using the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 12-16-2018, 12:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 252
Posted By AZChief
x3 - Runs across toward the right side radiator...

x3 - Runs across toward the right side radiator support, goes upwards through two clamps, and the top (spout) sits about 3 inches below the top level of the radiator.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-08-2018, 02:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
How does that 3" exhaust work for you, did...

How does that 3" exhaust work for you, did you get a little more power out of it? The stock exhaust, especially the 'Y' pipe up front, doesnt look great at all, the flow cant be very good. I've...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-07-2018, 11:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
Did you encounter any detonation with ten degrees...

Did you encounter any detonation with ten degrees advance, or was it good? What other mods do you have, parts and/or tuning?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-06-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
So here's the latest update for those who haven't...

So here's the latest update for those who haven't gotten bored and moved on to other posts.
I checked the timing yesterday, and low and behold, found the timing at what I can best estimate at about 6...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-04-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
Compression check turned out fine, lowest number...

Compression check turned out fine, lowest number was 134 and the highest number was 145. So no indication of combustion gasses blowing into the coolant somewhere. Checking the timing and carb...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-02-2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
Thanks for all the input. Ive got a lot to cover...

Thanks for all the input. Ive got a lot to cover as soon as a day off from work shows up, but Im really anxious to dive into this some more. As soon as I get more info on whats going on, or if...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 09-01-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
I dont believe its an airflow issue at this...

I dont believe its an airflow issue at this point. I had the grill assembly off when I relocated the trans cooler out of the way, so I was able to clearly see the condition of the fins on the...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
I havent really noticed what kind of an RPM drop...

I havent really noticed what kind of an RPM drop there is, whether its at idle or cruising. Thats something I'll have to watch for.
While tooling along with the A/C off, it stabilizes at 195-200, and...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-31-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
Ok, so I finally had time to look at things a...

Ok, so I finally had time to look at things a bit. I moved the trans cooler out of the way just to take that out of the picture, because the previous owner had it mounted in front of the condenser at...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-23-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
It does not have a fan clutch on it, I assumed it...

It does not have a fan clutch on it, I assumed it didn't come with one because it really doesn't look like one was ever there. It goes from the pulley, to the spacer, to the fan. And the fan is set...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-22-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
The 401 has not been rebuilt, it has roughly 120K...

The 401 has not been rebuilt, it has roughly 120K on it, and runs just fine. Fires right up without skipping a beat! I will try checking the lower radiator hose just to be sure, although it is new as...
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-22-2018, 01:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
FSJunkie, There's not much difference in cubes...

FSJunkie, There's not much difference in cubes between a 360 and a 401, are you saying the 401's run hotter?
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-22-2018, 12:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
That thought crossed my mind, didnt think it...

That thought crossed my mind, didnt think it would make that much of a difference, but Im going to check that and the timing tomorrow.
Any other ideas from anyone, please chime in!
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-21-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
The radiator was re-cored about a month ago, when...

The radiator was re-cored about a month ago, when everything else was replaced. The bottom hose is new and also has the spring in it, I made sure of that.
Forum: General FSJ Tech 08-21-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,876
Posted By AZChief
1979 401 cooling issue

I have a 1979 Chief with a transplanted 401, all stock. Here's the issue: Running the Chief on the highway at 50mph or faster, and the temp gauge on the cluster reads at the 3/4 mark with the...
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