[DML] Re: Advice, Opinions, & Assistance Greatly Appreciated!
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[DML] Re: Advice, Opinions, & Assistance Greatly Appreciated!



Just took a look at the eBay listing. Seems to be a careful
installation. Unfortunately I can't tell what kind of carburetor is
under the air cleaner. Accelerator pump looks like a motorcraft, but
they usually don't give any trouble (I just purchased an old school
bus for my church. Came with a %#*!ing Holley carb. Wouldn't run worth
beans. Threw a used motorcraft 2100 on it and performance smoothed out
instantly). If the engine has a Holley, there's the cut-off problem in
a nutshell. The only reason to run a Holley on a car is because the
owner is too cheap to buy a bullet to put through the radiator.

You'll notice he's running low voltage ignition (coil look's like
generic 12V). That's another problem in a nutshell. Plug wires look
like Accel -- not the best IMHO.

Intake manifold seems to have some beefy runners. May be single plane.
If so, I'd throw a dual plane Edelbrock on it. Single plane manifolds
aren't really usable for street driving.

For some reason the charcoal canister still has a line running to it.
That needs to be jetisoned.

Drivability issue could be excessive weight imbalance. The fellow who
threw a 350 in his DeLo had to ballast out the front end. Stock 302
weighs about 130 lbs more than a PRV.

If I weren't unemployed I'd consider buying the car myself, with the
302 in place.

Bill Robertson
#5939

>--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Marc Levy <malevy_nj@...> wrote:
>
> My first question would be, why not keep the swap? 
> Was it done poorly??  I'd consider swapping the auto
> for a 5 speed.  :)
> 
> If you want to put a stock (odd-fire, 2.8L) PRV back
> in there, I do have a used block that I would be
> willing to sell.  Contact me off list if you are
> interested.
> 
> Other options would be to use the lower engine cradle
> from your block (assuming it is good) and install it
> on to almost any "junkyard" PRV you can find.  A few
> people have had luck using the even-fire 3.0L engine
> from the early 90's Eagle/Dodge cars.  This will by no
> means be original though.
> 
> Based on the auction listing, and the photos, I would
> not expect to end up "ahead" on this car...  But then
> again, the purchase of a car like this should never be
> a financial investment.  Buying a car like this is an
> investment in fun!
> 




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