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Old 05-02-12, 09:21 PM
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Default Bit Of Help Please

hi there i am new to all this as a friend of mine has a 411 with what appears to be the chrysler 383cui v8 and just wanted some help on looking for some parts for it. it decided to blow both rocker gaskets the other week and trying to find where to get a new set as these engines are getting on abit now and harder to find parts for!

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any help will be much appreciated

many thanks

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Old 07-02-12, 11:14 PM
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Default Bit of help please

If both rocker cover gaskets have just suddnly 'gone', I would suspect overpressorerisation somewhere! Clean out all the breathers on the engine.
Check if you are getting back pressure through the sump. You will need to cure this first if you have. Spares are available from Bristol Cars, via Brian Marelli.If not try ACCS or Real Steel.
They should all be able to help
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Old 12-02-12, 11:05 AM
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Default V8 spares

For v8 spares RODLEY MOTORS Bradford are still going
I bought a new geared starter motor for 411 s5 about 30 years ago
40 they gave me a chrysler workshop manual as well--I'm sure they
are as helpful now as they were then.
Where is my old car now anyone know reg Q42 GBG
also 408 reg FPF 730B KJ
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Old 14-02-12, 03:16 AM
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You can allways find spares for the engine and gearbox in the US. Plenty and cheap.
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