New and Refurbished Parts and Paint

29.  Sealed Power, .020 overbore.  Made in India.

30.  Harmonic balancer/damper.  Dorman part number 594-243.  Made in Australia.  Click on picture to see original balancer in worn condition.

31.  Original cam (Mopar part number 3512 639) from the 1977 Super Six engine after regrinding at Oregon Cam Grinding in Vancouver, WA.; grind number 2016 (aka, cam model RV-10).  Dan Stern, slantsixdan at, wrote that the grind produces more lift, and more exhaust duration than intake duration over the original; that Slant Six cams between 1971 and 1980 have the same duration on both sides, and that the previous cam design, on those cams installed between 1960-1970, have more intake duration than exhaust duration.  "The newer version is hotter", Dan wrote.  "It was used on two-barrel marine and export Slant Sixes starting in 1967.  Then it went into domestic one-barrel engines beginning in 1971, and into 1977-1980 Super Six two-barrel engines.  The RV-10 update is hotter still.  Basically the engine breathes better with the 2106-grind.  It will be plenty! of cam".  In addition to regrinding cam lobes the shop repaired wear on the fuel pump lobe.  Their spec sheet recommended valve settings at .015 on both inlet and exhaust; settings were changed twice and are presently set at .010 intake and .020 exhaust.  . . .  Mopar Slant Six exhaust manifold Cerakote brand ceramic-coated, "black satin" color option, at in Warminster, PA.  150-mile round-trip from New York City.  Gasket surfaces of the exhaust and intake manifolds, temporarily joined as on the engine, milled for flatness, and hold-down notches ground for uniformity, by Charlie Olsen.

32.  A/C pulley (left), engine-to-power steering pump pulley (right); water hose retainer.

33.  Idler bracket, pulley.

34.  A/C clutch.

35.  Original power steering pump, cleaned up and repainted.  Hose new in May, 2013.

36.  Power Steering Box from Red-Head Steering Gears, Inc., Auburn, WA.  Based on loose feel, three mechanics recommended replacement of the original box.

37.  Oil pan cleaned and prepped for painting.

38.  Oil pan gasket (remaindered).

39.  This unit, not showing a Mopar imprint, was purchased at a car show. The vendor had no info about its prior use.  It has a casting number, 4091424.  The 1977 Mopar parts book has diagrams of two alternators: one indicated as 100-amps, part number 4091002. The other diagram represents "except 100-amp" units that are of six types, A through G, with stamped numbers in the range, 3874695 to 3874777.  One difference between the two diagrams: the 100-amp unit does not show its stator at the edges of front and back shields (the outer casing).  Its windings are very dense in the interior of the unit.  The other diagram shows about three-quarters of an inch of its stator between the shields.  The types may range from 41 to 65 amps.  The 100-amp distinction is verified by mechanic and member of the Slant Six Club, Andy Wittenborn.  The unit has bench tested "okay" at two different shops.  It has been cleaned and the pulley painted.  Click on picture to see reverse side of alternator before cleaning.

40.  Alternator and A/C brackets.

41.  Alternator and A/C braces.

42.  Magnecor Spark Plug Wires, NGK 3547 URSGP plugs.

43.  Miscellaneous parts: SR111, aftermarket starter relay; alternator bracket (not required for this engine); Por 15-coated front grille bracket (remaindered).

44.  OEM distributor, Mopar part number 3874276, purchased at ebay store of Old Car Parts NW, LLC.  Includes cap, part number 2642986, and rotor, part number, 1838516.

45.  Battery heat shield cleaned.  Openings on top were enlarged in the early maintenance history of the car, maybe at the first change to a modern battery.  Originally there were three smaller openings in the shield: two for the terminals, and the third, narrower by a two-thirds, providing access to the battery's six refill caps.  "Before" cleaning, frames, 4 and 10.

46.  Battery tray, brush painted with Rustoleum.  Battery, not pictured, is a Duralast 8-year battery.  It was new in 2011, purchased by necessity on a road trip.  Has been kept on a trickle charger from day one and still gets the motor running instantly.

47.  Wire and terminal connector for fabricating a positive battery cable.  Volaré schematic indicates three leads from the connector: to the starter motor, 6 gauge; to the master circuit, 8 gauge; and to the oil pressure light, 14 gauge.  The connector, a "Fusion" brand item sold by Del City, is pre-loaded with solder.


49.  Battery cable to ground. Click on picture to see what's left of the original cable.  Parts to fabricate positive terminal connector; must splice to original cable that has Mopar starter connector.

50.  High torque "Mopar Chrysler Dodge" reman mini starter sold on ebay by BNR Parts in Van Nuys.  Over 1900 reviews in twelve months prior to 11/11/2016, with eleven neutrals and no negatives.

51.  Choke thermostat purchased from (BFIC Fuel Systems), number 1232A.

52.  Standard Motor Products EGV490:P, transducer-type EGR valve.

53.  Left to right: EGR vacuum reservoir, vacuum amplifier, EGR vacuum time delay solenoid.  Various hoses, to manifold vacuum, to carburetor and to coolant control EGR valve.

54.  On the left: manifold vacuum port tree, Mopar part number 3699 433.  Similar parts are listed in Mopar parts books, including the 1977 book, under different numbers.  The used/cleaned-up piece, difficult to find, was sold to me by Slant Six specialist Andy Wittenborn of Pleasantville, New York.  He has more!  Frames 17, 18 and 19 show other views of the original vacuum port tree that will be replaced with this piece.  On the right, coolant control EGR valve.

55.  Used 35-second EGR time-delay switch.  Stamped number, 4111179.  Purchased from Dodge Truck Parts in Oregon.  1977 Parts Book indicates stamped number would be, 3874310.  Click on picture to view part replaced.

56.  Aspirator valve.

57.  Breather tube and fuel line.

58.  Vintage Niehoff ballast resistor; Mopar fuel filter, p/n 2064 467

59.  Original fan and fan pulley, cleaned up and repainted.

60.  Flow test, pressure test, "boil out", flush, prep and paint at Tom Meek's Auto Cool Radiator Service in Hackensack, New Jersey.

61.  Temperature sending unit.

62.  New Gates Water Pump, ZW 43025 (not used, available for resale).  Stant Thermostat.

63.  Upper and lower radiator hoses.

64.  Heater hose.

65.  Water valve. Paint over original brass finish.

66.  "Before" frames, 1, 2, 3 and others.

67.  Breather cap.


69.  Vintage Carter fuel pump.

70.  Oil pump, new oil pressure release valve, splash guard.  Thermostat housing.

71.  Oil pump gasket (remaindered).

72.  Six quarts.  Brad Penn brand recommended by Oregon Cam.

73.  Replaced in first oil change at about 3000 miles. Cut open by Charlie Olsen to inspect for metal fragments; none found.

74.  Parts purchased from (left to right in picture): right side engine mount, part number A2323; left engine mount, A2324, transmission mount, A2340.  That transmission mount is not correct for the car; it's the "heavy duty" mount.  The original trans mount, which was in use in the car for only 12k miles, was restored, with modfication.  Link to pictures of the modification.  Correct number at rockauto site for 904 transmission mount is A2512.  Two transmission mounts listed at rockauto are not differentiated. So 50/50 chance of ordering the wrong one.

75.  Headpipe cleaned to bare metal and painted with BBQ flat black Rustoleum.  Later thermal wrapped.  See frames 263 and 264 in the Reinstallation thread.

76.  Manifold and exhaust gaskets.  (One headpipe gasket remaindered.)

77.  Replacement converter.  Click on picture to see pictures of original converter, in place, before removal.

78.  New Delta Flow 50 Muffler; selected on recommendation that it minimizes noise inside the car!  Which didn't seem likely, but I went for it.  I wanted to replace a harsher sounding muffler that was installed by a custom exhaust shop in Mahwah, New Jersey, in March 2016.  Tone of the Delta Flow is louder than stock, but low and mellow.

79.  Second of two new U-joints, put in at Olsen's shop.  A broken retainer was spotted by Dan Juhasz (Accurate) while checking out the undercarriage on the day he adjusted the valves.

80.  Windshield washer reservoir, flushed and cleaned.  "Before" frames, 3, 13, 17 and 22.

81.  Shield. &npsp;Had no trace of paint and only a few small spots of rust.  Degreased and treated with SEM Rust-Mort rust converter.


83.  Assorted paints: Eastwood Brake Gray; Express Paint Primer, body color (Chrysler U-3), Clear Coat; Dupli-Color Engine Enamel, Primer, Chrysler Blue (DE1631), Semi-Gloss Black (DE1635).

84.  A/C receiver/drier.  (Not used and available for resale.)

85.  Assorted Mopar hose clamps.  (Not all used and available for resale.)