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

With all this talk about the Valley of Death my thinking has jumped up. Is
it possible to prevent this from happening? My replacement engine is still
unassembled and could easily have something done to it to prevent the VOD
from breaking through. Any thoughts or suggestions? Also, as for your
replacement PRV questions. You could always go with a used Eagle Premiere
engine like what i have chosen. But I wish you the best of luck what ever
you choose.


On Nov 19, 2007 5:56 PM, content22207 <brobertson@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

>   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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