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by BigBlockMopar
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Upgrading my EC1 model E to a newer model
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Upgrading my EC1 model E to a newer model

Sounds bad. Air in the lines is fairly normal and should normally end up in the radiator or remote canister, without barfing out too much coolant.
Take off the radiator cap and stick your nose in there. Should be easy enough to smell 'raw' LPG.
by BigBlockMopar
Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: basics on tank gauge sender ?
Replies: 5
Views: 175

Re: basics on tank gauge sender ?

Usually there's a gauge on the tank. Or mostlikely a gauge with a variable resistor incorporated. With a multi-meter you can measure the resistance to ground. A firm push against the car will agite the liquid propane inside and this will show on the gauge or multi-meter. You should also be able to h...
by BigBlockMopar
Sun May 13, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Is anyone familiar with HANA LPG injectors?
Replies: 7
Views: 193

Re: Is anyone familiar with HANA LPG injectors?

Looks interesting. But I also think these large injectors might have issues supplying small amounts of LPG at idle and low load situations. I think I would keep a 'regular' set of injectors and use a set of larger injectors as 'second stage' to be activated by the EFI-unit when needed. I've got a se...
by BigBlockMopar
Thu May 10, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

Anyway, Been driving the engine for a number of days now and can report the increase in power is very noticable. Also, I'm using the same timing setting and ignition advance curve as I used with the 318ci engine (max 32° adv. @ around 2800). At first I created a 'safe' timing table with a 4 degrees ...
by BigBlockMopar
Mon May 07, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

I was able to snake a long extention with a jointed 30mm socket in between the frame rails, torsion bar and a forest of headertubes to reach the large bolt holding the adapter in place. After some fumbling and no chance to prevent letting oil drip all over the headertubes I was able to get the bolt ...
by BigBlockMopar
Sun May 06, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

Fixed the leak, got the engine running and took it around the block for a short drive. Still need to do a little more tuning and ignition wiring checked as the engine started giving 'sync-errors' with the MegaSquirt ECU when revved. Probably some grounding that needs to be improved. Fresh and clean ...
by BigBlockMopar
Sat May 05, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

No pics yet of the installed engine. My hands were greasy for the last 4 days :) Will take some pics today. The oil filter is currently angled away from the headers and is already using a (factory) adaptor. I reused it from the old engine, but now this exact thing is leaking on the large bolt holdin...
by BigBlockMopar
Fri May 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

Took the week off and have been busy with the engine swap since the LAST 4 DAYS already! Doing an engine swap in a Mopar A-body car with smallblock and headers... NEVER AGAIN! Finally had the engine running in the car today for awhile, until I noticed an oil leak coming from the angled oilfilter hou...
by BigBlockMopar
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

The internet is 'full' of tips and tricks of modifications to get gasoline to vaporize or follow the airflow better, but hardly anything is to be found helpful for propane. Trying an open spacer would be nice and simple to do during a dynosession where the hood can be left partly open and clearance ...
by BigBlockMopar
Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

Re-lashed the valves today at 0.003". Some had opened up a bit after the first run of the engine with the now solid lifters. Engine idles with 21" vacuum with vacuum advance disconnected. The distributor's mechanical advance springs are a tad too light and cause the idle to get a bit nervous when ho...
by BigBlockMopar
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

The IP-block I got as a 'present for participating to actively' seemed to last a complete day. IMO not the smartest setting that blocks existing users that try to edit their own post to fix something and at least 'do' post something once in awhile. Especially on a forum that hardly sees any action a...
by BigBlockMopar
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

So... after trying to edit my previous post a few times to get the video to show up, my home pc IP got blocked by the forumserver.
The hosting of this site is getting really questionable.

Posting from my iPhone now.
This might be one of my last posts here.
by BigBlockMopar
Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power
Replies: 43
Views: 3155

Re: Building a fresh 360ci engine for mileage & power

Not sure if anyone is still 'tuned-in' here but I'm finally getting ready to install the engine. A long winter and a few time-delaying setbacks mainly with collapsing hydraulic lifters prompted me to convert them to solid mechanical lifters instead. Never again will I use hydraulic lifters in any en...
by BigBlockMopar
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: New timing chain set installed
Replies: 3
Views: 297

Re: New timing chain set installed

Small update: No change in mileage. Still lousy. But then again, temps have dropped considerably since the timing gear refresh in Dec, so my mileage was bound to drop like a rock anyway. https://www.bigblockmopar.nl/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/CamGear-MileageChange.jpg https://www.bigblockmopar.nl/wp...
by BigBlockMopar
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Propane Forum
Topic: Ford 4.9/300 Propane Problems
Replies: 21
Views: 1097

Re: Ford 4.9/300 Propane Problems

Perhaps a mis-adjusted lever of the membrane in the vaporizer?