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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 GT350 Alternator Ground Wire
« on: May 09, 2022, 08:35:20 AM »
got it!. Thanks Joe.
Martin

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 GT350 Alternator Ground Wire
« on: May 09, 2022, 08:13:53 AM »
Jeff/Charles.
Thanks! That appears to be a stud where the large battery ground and alternator ground are connected via nut. That right?
Bracket unique to automatic cars? Assume bracket removed for standard shift?


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1965 GT350/R-Model / 65 GT350 Alternator Ground Wire
« on: May 08, 2022, 04:59:11 PM »
Harness has a large black wire with red stripe that is a ground. Can someone tell me where correct mounting location for the lug is?
Its a 65 GT350

Thanks
Martin

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: Correct Color for 1965 GT350 Steel Wheels
« on: April 20, 2022, 09:35:12 PM »
champagne

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SAAC Forum Discussion Area / Re: Be warned!
« on: March 02, 2022, 05:48:12 PM »
Have been subjected to exact same scam techniques in past. Thankfully, didn't get caught up in their theft. As result, I only do business with people I know and trust. People like Bob, Fred, Paul, Stan, Jay and couple others whose names escape me at the moment. Will add Randy to the honor list as soon as he decides to let go of a certain couple pieces that are basically non-attainable. :)...
Be diligent and keep both eyes wide open. If it sounds too good, it probably is. Who had the saying, there's a sucker born every minute. Don't be the sucker...

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 26, 2022, 02:10:59 PM »
Did auto transmissions have a removable access plate at front lower half that may be used to add weight if there was an imbalance issue? Know the standard shift plate was one piece. But since the torque converter mounts to the flexplate, the mounting bolts go thru the flexplate and thread into the converter. Only way to do that is a access plate. May be how they final balanced a engine with automatic transmission.

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 26, 2022, 01:39:34 PM »
Bob
That makes perfect sense to include the stuff unique to a standard. In the case of an automatic, wonder if they balanced the engine and  flexplate with auto trans mounted?

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 26, 2022, 10:47:05 AM »
Since every engine was run and finish balanced before it was released for installation, would seem all 289 HiPo engines would receive the large nose balancer. And, engines destined for a 4-speed, would have a flywheel installed prior final run. Likewise, engines destined for automatic use would have a flexplate installed. Both flexplate and flywheel installed prior final balance so metal on flexplate/flywheel could be added/drilled as needed. That would imply the "completed assembly" would include the entire rotating assembly from balancer  to either flexplate or flywheel before it was shipped off for installation?????

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 25, 2022, 03:20:34 PM »
I see the small ballbearing indentation on engine side of a known 65 Hipo flywheel. Have a 65 Hipo crank but have never really looked for any hardness test marks. So the Hipo crank used same mold as the standard 289 crank, but was ground and polished to a higher standard and the metal was mixed with a dash of chromium and manganese to create a "nodular" iron crankshaft. I do remember someone telling me if stand hipo and standard crank on and and tap snout with small hammer, the HiPo crank would "ring" much different that the standard crank.

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 24, 2022, 07:58:59 PM »
Is it true the hipo crank was a slightly better quality steel than a non-hip engine would receive? Assume the Brunell hardness test was only done on the HiPo crank and flywheel version of the 289 due to the anticipated stress the engine would receive. Assume same casting just better iron/steel?

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 24, 2022, 09:52:21 AM »
Since an engine may have a flywheel for a standard or a flexplate for a automatic, am really confused just how the flywheel/flexplate is used in the overall balance equation.

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 23, 2022, 11:37:54 PM »
Bob

Am having difficulty understanding engine balance using flywheel and same engine using a flexplate. Understand each has weights, but they are many pounds different in weight. Just thought the rotating weight would be significantly different between the two.
That said, assume an engine originally shipped with a flywheel, could be used in a automatic application without adversely affecting balance??

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 23, 2022, 11:33:03 PM »
Jeff

Was curious because Randy G make the comment "The entire assembly was built and then "final balance" was "adjusted" during the "run test" EVERY engine got before shipping to an assembly plant". That statement got my interest up.

So engine was started and if it was within some vibration specs, it was sent to installation. If it failed, it was send somewhere else...

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 23, 2022, 07:33:38 PM »
Am curious how the "final balance" was "adjusted" during the "run test" which EVERY engine got before shipping to an assembly plant. Surely didn't alter crank or rods. So without pulling pan off completed engine, only thing to modify would be balance er or flywheel.
Since all HiPo 289 engines were not standard shift, how did they balance engine destines for automatic transmission?

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1965 GT350/R-Model / Re: 65 Hipo Engine Balance
« on: February 23, 2022, 07:29:13 PM »
Ideally, machine shop would gather all the rotating components and balance the complete rotating assembly. But, if needed to replace a balancer or a flywheel on an existing engine, could use a balancer or flywheel from another engine as long as the components were identical and were within the window of balance.

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