As I said, I swapped my '96 318 for a 2001 360. The 360 flex plate has a
counterweight. The 360 has a counterweight on the front balancer as well.
The 318 had no counterweights. The 360 engine I used was an automatic, but
my '96 was a manual 5 speed. In fact, what I did was after being quoted $300
for a new 360 Flywheel, I measured the counterweight on the flexplate and
milled an equivalent amount of iron off the back of the 318 flywheel exactly
at 180 degrees offset from the flexplate counterweight. Worst case would be
that it wouldn't work and I would have to buy a new flywheel anyway, but it
turned out fine. In fact I can balance a glass of water on the air cleaner
I own two 92 dakotas.
one is a 3.9 5spd, 232k Poor brakes, Lots of brake fade.
other is a "new to me" 92 4x4 auto with a 360 i installed..
It has New rotors, new calipers, new Autozone Top of the line pads
I put new shoes on her yesterday. I also has poor brakes, WILLNOT
Slide the wheels.. Lots of brake fade.
Is there a SECRET to having DECENT brakes on a 92 dakota????????
Ive replaced all the fluid, while replacing all the brakes... did not
use a HP brake fluid.
Ive read about bedding the pads before and was doing the bedding
process.. after about the 4th stopping cycle, I essentially had no
brakes.. Have not tried them today.
On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 10:42:17 -0500, "Nosey"
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