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Coach / Re: 2002 Sightseer amber clear...
Last post by Elandan2 - Yesterday at 06:17 PM
You might want to start with Maxxima. They make many different designs.

https://maxxima.com/category/clearance-marker.asp

#2
Coach / Re: 2002 Sightseer amber clear...
Last post by jspringator - Yesterday at 05:35 PM
Untitled by jspringator, on Flickr
#3
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: 440 rebuild time. Doing it...
Last post by RockwoodMike - February 28, 2024, 01:45 PM
Here is the bottom line for me in regards to wiped cams..They all have something in common...

Starting then stopping the 20-25 minute time by shutting down the engine for a problem..

A radiator leak..a fuel leak..off timing..cranking the engine to fill the carb fuel bowls..no spark at the plugs..

The break in grease that is applied to the lobes and lifters is there for only a few revolutions..then it is spun off or wiped off..

The flinging oil from the rods and crank is the only lube the cam gets..

If you stop the engine during the break in time the restart, you spin the cam dry till the oil is flinging again..

You MUST prep your engine where there is no reason to stop the engine at any time during the 20-25 minutes..If you do stop the engine you run a very high risk of wiping a cam..

You will see a video of some smuck that has lost his cam and blames it on the manufacturer..looses 2 lobes lets say..

The manufacturer hardens and makes the cam ready to install..If it is a bad cam being soft, why didn't all the other lobes go bad too?? And not just 2 lobes??

I blame the engine builder!! And the "procedure" he uses to get the job done..
#4
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: 440 rebuild time. Doing it...
Last post by RockwoodMike - February 28, 2024, 01:29 PM
Quote from: Eyez Open on February 27, 2024, 04:45 PMThat goes to the cam...oh well do you have a compcam build? Things are NOT going good for there cores let's say. It makes one wonder if a call inquiry about cam failure and what is there response..

As for the cam..I decided on a new cam from Summit..Pictures show it all

All I hear is bad things from a company that rhymes with Stomp cams..

I see nothing on the world wide interweb about Summit Cams..in regards to wiped cams..

Here is a couple of videos of a very satisfied customer of the 6401 cam



#5
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: 440 rebuild time. Doing it...
Last post by RockwoodMike - February 28, 2024, 01:07 AM
Pic 5..Installed the upper crank bearing shells..All of them have the access holes for the oil..

Pic 6..Laid the crank in with NO oil..did not spin the crank at all

Pic 7..Plastigauge and 1 cap installed to 85 foot lbs..

Pic 8...2 thousands for the clearance..

I am Happy!! :)clap
#6
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: 440 rebuild time. Doing it...
Last post by RockwoodMike - February 28, 2024, 01:01 AM
Took these pictures to document the oil gallery plugs were installed..

Pic 1..2 in the front

Pic 2..2 in the rear

Pic 3..1 at the fuel pump..It is just an access plug for the fuel pump rod that rides on the cam

Pic 4..At the top of the rear of the engine..2 ports..one for the oil pressure gauge..

The other?? I was starting some research on installing a by pass filter..Get the oil from this port and then dump it back in at the fuel pump port..right back into the case..

But it is a gas engine..By pass filters are generally needed for diesel engines..

Maybe wasting money on this idea...
#7
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: 440 rebuild time. Doing it...
Last post by Eyez Open - February 27, 2024, 04:45 PM
Looks like your doing a bangup job from here, cleaning out bore holes is a must.

Watching your tranny build was great stuff..never built one in my life...never will.

That goes to the cam...oh well do you have a compcam build? Things are NOT going good for there cores let's say. It makes one wonder if a call inquiry about cam failure and what is there response..

My bad you do great work, it's quite fun interesting to watch. Right now I'm getting up the energy/Will to repaint my old RV...just how does one make a 30 foot refrigerator look good lol.
#8
Dodge - Chrysler Chassis / Re: 440 rebuild time. Doing it...
Last post by RockwoodMike - February 27, 2024, 12:28 AM
You had to bring up the dreaded "C" word again!!..Everyone's cam ripping it's self apart..Even cams that broke in at startup, then going bad at 100 miles..

That is part of the reason the building of this motor has slowed down..The dreaded cam break in :angry:

Just looking at my old cam and lifters..The lifter at the bottom right was letting go..All the other lifters are flat..there is no crown..but I guess 125K miles will do that..

Pattern of the lobes show how the taper of the cam causes the wear on the edge, then across the lobe from side to side..
It was doing what it was build to do..

Just going through all the threaded holes with taps..very dirty threads that don't get cleaned to well at the machine shop..

One of the head bolt threads in the block, would not have torqued correctly because of the build up in the threads..took some time to clean it out..

Oil galleries.. clean..clean ...clean!!
#9
Coach / Re: 2002 Sightseer amber clear...
Last post by RockwoodMike - February 27, 2024, 12:18 AM
Pictures..Pictures..We need pictures..
#10
Coach / 2002 Sightseer amber clearance...
Last post by jspringator - February 26, 2024, 07:10 PM
Somehow I lost a lens on one of my amber overhead front clearance lights.  Does anyone have a source?