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#1939395 - 10/26/15 10:45 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: fc7_plumcrazy]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
Posts: 12274
Loc: Covina, Ca
Originally Posted By fc7_plumcrazy
how is the current status?


Yeah, are you going to have it ready for Woodward?
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#1940417 - 10/28/15 01:19 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
master

Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Well, I've been a little lax in posting. I had some holdups this year. Around May I had a problem with oiling. It ate up the rockers in fairly rapid fashion.




So the engine came out for an overhaul.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940422 - 10/28/15 01:22 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
master

Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Not the best pics, but the 383 had been together since the mid '80's. So it was due for a freshening.
Caught in the nick of time.

Plum wore out.

Being in focus doesn't make them look any better.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940430 - 10/28/15 01:32 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
master

Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
So it was all fresh and new, with a new crank, ready to go back in. Which it did. Then it ran for almost 5 seconds and stopped. Then it wouldn't turn over.
In the case of "I've never seen this before", the forged 383 crank was not drilled for a pilot bushing. Go figure. So after pulling the engine, replacing the thrust bearings I crushed with the input shaft, cutting the end off the input shaft of a $2500 transmission, and putting it back together, it still wouldn't turn over.

So back out it came. More off the input shaft. More measuring. Back together. No turn over. So we finally figured out the two year old Year One positive battery cable was junk. Replaced, fired it up, and finally I was able to drive it.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940436 - 10/28/15 01:37 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
So I got it home in the nick of time. It spent almost a month in a buddies garage, but it was home for the Nats weekend.

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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940440 - 10/28/15 01:40 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
It made it probably 200 miles on the Friday of the Nats. I'm prerry sure this pic is from Saturday night in Heath, it's a screen shot off a video of the cruising I found on YouTube.

I would say I put about 400 miles on it the weekend of the Nats.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940443 - 10/28/15 01:41 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Just a picture I took while we were cleaning it out and up before the Nats.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940450 - 10/28/15 01:50 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
My boy went a little crazy with his camera a couple weeks after the Nats.





[IMG]http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...jddun.jpg[/IMG]





[img]http://i160.photobucket.com/albums/...puoek.jpg[/img]
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940452 - 10/28/15 01:52 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
A couple more of my favorites.

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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1940457 - 10/28/15 01:59 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Now, for progress. It is still a running, driving machine. It is in need of a carb rebuild or replacement badly, and loaded up quit a bit after sitting during the Nats and after. So the oil needs changed, again, and the plugs need changed, again, and it needs some carb work. It doesn't run nearly as good as it should, but that will come once I really start tuning it. It feels good,but will feel better with new plugs and a better fuel delivery system.
Having the engine out 3-4 times, I need to put new exhaust gaskets on it, these are roached.
The front suspension and steering system should be gone through over the winter or early spring. The foundation is in place and strong, everything is new or rebuilt, now it is time to get it all dialed in.
The short list:
Carb rebuild or replacement.
Exhaust gaskets.
Front suspension
Steering.
That will do the safety items.
Then I want to get my frame connectors in, maybe some different rear springs.
More aluminum.(Dress up. I've outgrown the Mopar Performance look)
Drive it...
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1942327 - 10/31/15 03:39 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
basketcase Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 6996
Loc: east side of Ohio
lokkin good Darrin.
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1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto

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#1942674 - 10/31/15 11:54 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
DLewis Offline
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Registered: 09/02/13
Posts: 103
Loc: Minnesota
Love it! How a Bee should look.

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#1942774 - 11/01/15 07:35 AM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: basketcase]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By basketcase
lokkin good Darrin.

Thanks! Any closer to paint on the Runner?
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1942776 - 11/01/15 07:37 AM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: DLewis]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By DLewis
Love it! How a Bee should look.

Thank you. It has been a fun ride so far.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1943119 - 11/01/15 02:42 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 6996
Loc: east side of Ohio
nope...dead in the water. my guy got copd and can't finish it.paint is pretty much off the worry list, I'll just enjoy driving it.
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1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto

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#1943124 - 11/01/15 03:04 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
Shoozy Offline
I have a foot fetish

Registered: 08/20/04
Posts: 9648
Loc: Southern by Choice
If it was easy....

Love your persistence - that's what the hobby is all about.

Look forward to seeing you next year out on Woodward up
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#1943840 - 11/02/15 03:34 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: basketcase]
OhioMopar Offline
master

Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By basketcase
nope...dead in the water. my guy got copd and can't finish it.paint is pretty much off the worry list, I'll just enjoy driving it.

At least you can enjoy it! We need to get together sometime when it warms back up.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1943844 - 11/02/15 03:38 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: Shoozy]
OhioMopar Offline
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Registered: 08/17/03
Posts: 8306
Loc: Mt.Gilead, Ohio
Originally Posted By Shoozy
If it was easy....

Love your persistence - that's what the hobby is all about.

Look forward to seeing you next year out on Woodward up

If I didn't keep going I would have a big, expensive paperweight!
I have already said I was going two years (or was it three) in a row now. I'll just say this time that I'm setting aside vacation for it.
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Looking for my original 383 block. Last seen around the Atlanta area. 7449 are the last 4 of the VIN.

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#1943908 - 11/02/15 05:34 PM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
basketcase Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 6996
Loc: east side of Ohio
pretty much the way I look at it. It's not in a million pieces, and off the road for 10+ years. Had it out today, and had a nice drive. and as long as I'm in primer, no worries about scratching new paint. agreed on the get together.
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Dave


1969 Plymouth road runner post 383 4 speed F8
1981 Dodge D150 360 auto

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#1945515 - 11/05/15 04:58 AM Re: Triple Black Bee [Re: OhioMopar]
fc7_plumcrazy Offline
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Registered: 10/14/06
Posts: 4548
Loc: Germany
like your Bee a lot even though I preferred the old slots

Carsten

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