Any suggestions on where to buy head studs & nuts for a pair of Chrysler Crown M47's?
Sounds like you were possibly loading the cylinders up with fuel with each pull of the starter rope, setting up a hydraulic action problem.
That tells me the carb has been messed with...the idle mixture screws should be out more like 2 full turns and then go from there..
Same balancer...so no to that one.
You can do the check Rick suggests or you can try the timing mark on your flywheel.
1stboat, here is something to keep in mind for rebuilding yours vs buying a new style altogether: How does the pump shaft look? Sometimes the problem