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Old January 29th, 2017, 10:29 PM
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Default Re: 478M Loosening Rod Bolts

Redneck sir, I have a 478M out of a 8000 COE truck that only has 8696 miles on it. It has a Allison 6 speed auto transmission and I have all the mountings, radiator, shifter, and short drive line, everything to install it. I also have a 305V61 Clark 5 speed and a 6041 4 speed brownlite with shifter and pts if your interested.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 11:28 PM
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the 401 and 478 have an externally balanced crankshaft-- that means that the flywheel and harmonic balancer have the counter weights on them-- if someone has the wrong flywheel or balancer on this engine it could be sending vibrations that are loosening the rod nuts-- but the vibration should be very noticeable
That is definitely something to check.

Also, only the 379, 432, and 478 have externally balanced flywheels. The 401 should be the same crank as a 305 and 351.
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Old January 29th, 2017, 11:29 PM
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Redneck sir, I have a 478M out of a 8000 COE truck that only has 8696 miles on it. It has a Allison 6 speed auto transmission and I have all the mountings, radiator, shifter, and short drive line, everything to install it. I also have a 305V61 Clark 5 speed and a 6041 4 speed brownlite with shifter and pts if your interested.
I would be very interested. Do you ever travel up towards Montana? Texas is a long ways but if we could meet somewhere in the middle...
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are the mopar rods the same length?
I doubt it but I don't know. Due to the increased stroke, they will need to be shorter, but it doesn't mater as custom pistons will be needed anyway.
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Old January 30th, 2017, 02:02 AM
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Redneck sir, I have a 478M out of a 8000 COE truck that only has 8696 miles on it. It has a Allison 6 speed auto transmission and I have all the mountings, radiator, shifter, and short drive line, everything to install it. I also have a 305V61 Clark 5 speed and a 6041 4 speed brownlite with shifter and pts if your interested.
How much do you want for the 478? I've got family in Lubbock and may be down that way this summer and sure would like a good running 478.

PM me with details!
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Old January 30th, 2017, 02:14 AM
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How much do you want for the 478? I've got family in Lubbock and may be down that way this summer and sure would like a good running 478.

PM me with details!
Hey, I got first dibbs...
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Old January 30th, 2017, 02:20 PM
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Hey, I got first dibbs...
Yep, but if you pass I want to be second in line
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