Slant *        6        Forum
Home Home Home
The Place to Go for Slant Six Info!
Click here to help support the Slant Six Forum upgrade!
It is currently Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:04 am

All times are UTC-07:00




Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:33 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 am
Posts: 24
Car Model*: 1963 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
So I had my mechanic evaluate my 63 Dart and he found a few issues. I was wondering if you gearheads could point me in the right direction for the right parts!! :)

Mechanics list
-Power steering box center shaft seal
-power steering unit hoses
-rear main seal eng-- what is that?
-Tran pan gasket and speed do unit gasket

And what's the level of difficulty per job?!
Thanks fellas


Top
   
PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 8:00 pm 
Offline
Board Sponsor & Contributor

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:39 pm
Posts: 23000
Location: North America
Car Model*:
Welcome on the board. As soon as you can, get the three books listed in this thread.

Quote:
Power steering box center shaft seal


…is almost certainly not the only worn-out part of the steering box. A remove/replace job with a good quality replacement steering box is going to be the best and most cost-effective repair here. That means no Cardone or other-brand junk through normal parts store lines of supply, but rather this one or, if you want the steering wheel to feel less "wheeeeee!" (disconnected from what the car's doing) it'll be the PSB1 listed here.

Quote:
power steering unit hoses


Easy, fast replacement. Pressure hose will run you between $30 and $40 and takes about 5 minutes to replace. Return hose: a couple of dollars and another five minutes.

Quote:
rear main seal eng-- what is that?


That's the engine's rear main (crankshaft) oil seal. Replacing it is a bit of a job that you really don't want to do without a proper vehicle lift—trying to do it on your back with the car jacked up is an exercise in pain, misery, and frustration.

Quote:
Tran pan gasket and speed do unit gasket


Trans pan gasket (and filter retrofit!) see here. Speedo cable seal isn't difficult to replace.

Other stuff: Tune-up parts and technique suggestions in this thread. Carburetor operation and repair manuals and links to training movies and carb repair/modification threads are posted here for free download. Other improvements to make the car somewhat less completely unsafe are described here.

_________________
一期一会
Too many people who were born on third base actually believe they've hit a triple.

Image


Last edited by SlantSixDan on Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:54 pm 
Offline
Turbo EFI
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:56 pm
Posts: 1253
Location: TEXAS
Car Model*:
Mechanics list
-Power steering box center shaft seal
-power steering unit hoses
Eliminate all your Power Steering problems by switching to Manual steering
-rear main seal eng-- what is that?
Something you replace when you rebuild the engine. (out of the car!)
-Tran pan gasket and speed do unit gasket
replace all the Transmission gaskets, seals and O-rings while you have the engine out for rebuild.

Mechanic sounds like he wants to string you along (?)
Is this going to be a driver?
Got good brakes? Dual M/C?
Trans. PB or Manual?
1963 is a Cool Car, except for the rear window :lol:

_________________
1964 Dart GT


Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:47 pm 
Offline
Board Sponsor & Contributor

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:39 pm
Posts: 23000
Location: North America
Car Model*:
Oh, come on. The original poster is new and sincerely asking for help. Thoughtless answers are not helpful. Why you gotta be like that? :cry:

Eliminate a P/S leak by ripping out the power steering system and converting to manual steering? Swapping to manual steering means not only still having to buy a steering box (used ones = worn out; rebuilt ones cost about as much as a rebuilt power steering box) but also buying a different steering column or steering shaft or buying a (surprisingly costly) adaptor. And winding up with a different kind of steering which the owner of this car never said he wants.

The mechanic is trying to string him along? No, the mechanic listed plausible problems with the car. Fixing them individually is perfectly reasonable, and not a string-along. A leaking rear main seal does not necessitate an engine rebuild, and a leaking transmission pan gasket and speedo pinion O-ring sure as hell do not warrant pulling and overhauling the transmission. What you're advising is a surefire recipe for big-dollar, endless "feature creep" and a never-completed project car (talk about a string-along!), when all the OP wants is some guidance and experienced eyes on the reported list of rather minor, readily fixable issues with the car. The mechanic said there's a transmission pan gasket leak. When's the last time you saw a manual transmission in a '63 Dart that has a pan, let alone a pan gasket? And you think a newbie has any idea what the heck a "pb" transmission is? That's not helpful.

Legitimate questions deserve legitimate, thoughtful answers. If you can't bring yourself to respond on that basis, remember it's Christmastime and be nice; Slanta Claus is watching you. :lol:

_________________
一期一会
Too many people who were born on third base actually believe they've hit a triple.

Image


Last edited by SlantSixDan on Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
   
PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 4:13 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 am
Posts: 24
Car Model*: 1963 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
Thanks a lot for the comprehensive break down brotha!!
I'm young and new but wanna learn as much as possible to be able to work on my own cars :)
I love this car and want to give it the proper attention it deserves!!
I'm open to any other help or advice... Except from that sarcastic guy lol


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:43 am 
Offline
Supercharged
User avatar

Joined: Sat Feb 16, 2008 1:25 pm
Posts: 5254
Location: Downeast Maine
Car Model*:
Dan:
Quote:
Slanta Claus is watching you.


That's not the only one, the walls have eyes these days, elf on a shelf, Santa's KGB like operative.

_________________
67' Dart GT Convertible; the old Chrysler Corp.
82' LeBaron Convertible; the new Chrysler Corp
07' 300 C AWD; Now by Fiat, the old new Chrysler LLC

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:24 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 am
Posts: 24
Car Model*: 1963 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
Any further advice?
:)


Top
   
PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 3:41 pm 
Offline
EFI Slant 6
User avatar

Joined: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:16 pm
Posts: 265
Location: Georgia
Car Model*: 64 Dart GT
Not being sarcastic, but I have learned a lot by reading posts on this site, also went to a swap meet and found a 1964 Service Manuel which tells you a lot of stuff you can do on your own. You might find a Service Manuel on Ebay make sure it has your year and model car.

:D

_________________
1964 Dodge Dart GT two door. Three speed on the column. Bucket seats. 225 Slant with a Carter BBS carb.Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 3:02 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 am
Posts: 24
Car Model*: 1963 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
64DartGT wrote:
Not being sarcastic, but I have learned a lot by reading posts on this site, also went to a swap meet and found a 1964 Service Manuel which tells you a lot of stuff you can do on your own. You might find a Service Manuel on Ebay make sure it has your year and model car.

:D



Ill look around
Thanks!!


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:23 am 
Offline
Board Sponsor & Contributor

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:39 pm
Posts: 23000
Location: North America
Car Model*:
No need to hunt around. Follow the link (red text) in my first post in this thread. The last two words of the sentence, "As soon as you can, get the three books listed in this thread."

_________________
一期一会
Too many people who were born on third base actually believe they've hit a triple.

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:33 pm 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 am
Posts: 24
Car Model*: 1963 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
That is true. Thank you!!
What transmission fluid would suggest for this make and model?!


Top
   
PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:18 pm 
Offline
Board Sponsor & Contributor

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:39 pm
Posts: 23000
Location: North America
Car Model*:
A reputable brand of Dexron-VI.

_________________
一期一会
Too many people who were born on third base actually believe they've hit a triple.

Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:34 am 
Offline
2 BBL ''SuperSix''

Joined: Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:38 am
Posts: 24
Car Model*: 1963 Dodge Dart GT Convertible
Could someone point me in the right direction for a speedo gasket/seal?
Having a hard time finding the parts fellas
Thanks!


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:17 am 
Offline
Supercharged
User avatar

Joined: Sat Nov 27, 2004 8:03 pm
Posts: 4298
Location: IRWIN PA
Car Model*:
SlantSixDan wrote:
A reputable brand of Dexron-VI.



What would you consider a reputable Brand?

Last Time I bought that I think I got Valvoline. will that suffice for Dexron VI?


Greg

_________________
Greg Ondayko
69 Dart http://www.youtube.com/hyperpack
Image


Top
   
PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:46 pm 
Offline
Board Sponsor & Contributor

Joined: Thu Oct 31, 2002 5:39 pm
Posts: 23000
Location: North America
Car Model*:
Greg Ondayko wrote:
SlantSixDan wrote:
A reputable brand of Dexron-VI.

What would you consider a reputable Brand?
The list of legitimate, licenced brands of Dex-VI fluids is here.

_________________
一期一会
Too many people who were born on third base actually believe they've hit a triple.

Image


Top
   
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic  Reply to topic  [ 16 posts ]  Go to page 1 2 Next

All times are UTC-07:00


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Limited