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#501348 - October 02nd 2011 12:44 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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One quicky for ya Reed, is there an oil passage of some kind behind the bolts that hold the alternator bracket on? It is leaking like a sieve from behind them, I got the valve cover leak slowed down, it was drenching the whole side of the motor within minutes. I think the rubber gasket is to blame, im going to switch to a cork one and see if that helps.
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#501354 - October 02nd 2011 12:55 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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The bottom two bolts go through the block into the lifter/pushrod gallery. Be aware the Mopar used different size bolts in these holes over the years, so you might have put too small of bolts into the holes. If the bolts are the wrong size then they may let oil seep out.
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#501395 - October 02nd 2011 6:08 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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i never took the bolts out of it to begin with, just loosened them up, i may take them out and put something on them to help seal them better. I got it slowed enough now that i can drive it at least.
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#501402 - October 02nd 2011 6:40 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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That is odd. Are you sure it isn't a leak coming out of the #1 spark plug drool tube or valve cover at that location?
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#501540 - October 03rd 2011 10:45 am Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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i was coming out of both, the valve cover is still leaking, i ordered a cork gasket for it, seems the rubber one i got doesnt seem to seal real well. I tightened the bolts down and it seems to be better, albiet still leaking a little. Also i priced a new carburetor from Rock Auto, and their price is less than half of what they want from Advanced or Auto Zone.
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#501544 - October 03rd 2011 11:02 am Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Seems I always have better luck with the cork gaskets.
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#501545 - October 03rd 2011 11:04 am Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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thats what im thinkin too. maybe they will form to the irregularities of a 40 year old valve cover. Good to hear from ya! where u been?
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#501553 - October 03rd 2011 11:30 am Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Do not buy a carb from a parts store. Remanufactured carbs are garbage these days due to no quality control. You will have better luck putting a want ad up over on slantsix.org. You want to find a carb in good unmolested and original condition.

You want to get a carb and clean it up and rebuild it yourself. That way you know it has all the right parts and that none of the factory coatings on have been removed.

Check out THIS carb. If you are wanting a brand new carb, check out THIS ONE.

Why are you giving up on the carb that you have? What problems are you having? Also, if you are looking for a new carb on Rockauto, remember that you don't want a carb for a 1987 Dodge van. Try for a 1977 Dodge van instead. That way you won't get a lean burn carb.

On the valve cover, try finding a flat bit of cement or metal and taping the valve cover flat around the screw holes with a hammer.


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#501592 - October 03rd 2011 1:58 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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Im giving up the old carb because the throttle body around the throttle plate holes is really worn out and loose. and even though i used 2 gaskets like they said to on /6 forum it still leaks air around the gasket surfaces.

I searched a carb for 69 Valiant, thats what the carb came off of and i wanted to make sure i get one that fit right.
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#501593 - October 03rd 2011 1:59 pm Re: 87 Dodge "Southeast of Disorder" [Re: draggnastro]
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When the cork gasket gets here this week i am going to have to do a little tappy tap on the cover to get it to lay flat.
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