426 Dodge Dakota Drag Racing & Fuel Pump FAIL
Went racing Saturday June 30th at Music City Raceway. That night was our tracks National Dragster Challenge in which all classes were racing for the coveted "Wally" Trophy. I had my sights on mine raced into thhe night and it was only 8 seconds away. The time and date stamp on the video is incorrect
Mopar 426 small block stroker on test stand
Freshly built 360 small block Mopar stroked to 426 cubes on engine break-in stand. This is after cam break-in with mufflers and oil change/valve lash. Pump gas engine going in Original paint 78 Lil Red Express truck. Should be strong!
Dodge Dakota Coolant Leak Repair - Including Bypass Hose, Thermostat, Water Pump, etc.
To get to what turned out to be a Thermostat leak we had to remove the following items: The Serpentine belt, the fan, the Air Conditioning Compressor, the Alternator and the A/C and Alternator Bracket. This way you can easily access the bypass hose, the thermostat housing, and the upper heater hose (or otherwise called the heater to engine hose). This also gives you free access to the water pump if you were going to replace it. This is actually the easiest way to access the water pump as opposed to the way the service manual describes removing it (without removing the A/C and Alternator bracket). However, after doing the job we discovered a second leak on the lower heater hose (or the heater to water pump return hose). Which also needed to be corrected.