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« Reply #120 on: March 09, 2008, 08:42:47 PM »

Hahahaha, Oh Stitch your nuts.

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« Reply #121 on: March 20, 2008, 04:27:36 PM »

Stitch your nuts to what?


I've been doing some electrical work lately, but not much to show for yet except a purdy mean pic of taillights glowing evelish in the dark...











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« Reply #122 on: March 20, 2008, 04:34:06 PM »

Pretty sweet Herman! can't wait till you fire it up.

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« Reply #123 on: April 07, 2008, 04:29:09 AM »



Sunday was the day!
Over more than a year ago when "Project-60" entered my garage, it has finally been able to 'speak' for itself. 
Nearly 500 cubic inches of raw power ;D were eager to rotate the crankshaft with great enthusiasm.
I've done some temporary wiring just to get the engine to start today, so I will still need to tidy things up a bit under the hood.

Unfortunatly ofcourse, most cheapass-videocams have a lousy quality when it comes to recording engine-sounds. So if you have some sort of equalizer-settings on your PC, try to increase the base-tones and decrease the mid-tones slightly.

One headertube had a leaky gasket on the driverside which can be heared on the videoclip.
Luckily, in real life the entire sounded much more 'serious'.

At first try I had the distributor 180 degrees off (not my first time ahum ::) :D ), so I took it out, did a 180 on the rotor and plunked it in again and started the engine. To my confusion the engine fired up normally and it was able to rev fast like a regular tuned motor... without checking the timing... or idle-mixtures.
So, I still haven't checked the timing yet but I'm sure it can't be off more than a couple degrees at the most. I will find out tomorrow.
I'm still kinda thrilled the car made it's first noises again. The lighting-armatures in my garage were rattling aswell

Below I've cobbled together some clips I took of the car and engine,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jz-1wMT5Fc


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« Reply #124 on: April 07, 2008, 05:27:53 AM »

Rookie Stuff
 

 

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« Reply #125 on: April 14, 2008, 12:07:09 PM »

Alright Herman!!, Its Alive, ALIVE!!!!!!!!!! When is the beast ready to kick butt and take names?

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« Reply #126 on: April 14, 2008, 11:48:11 PM »

Pretty soon I hope...
There are still quite some odds and ends to fix under the hood and on the car, but I think it won't be more than a month before that's all done.






I'm currently going to try yo 'restore' (read:fix) the old steeringwheel. I had planned on installing a green custom metalflaked steeringwheel but the Grant adapter doesn't fit on this carmodel. It only fits '61-'64 Chryslers unfortunatly.
If anyone knows of a junk steeringwheel from a '60s Chrysler, I might be interested in it to make my own adapter out of the center of the wheel.




I also did some work on the trunkfloor of the car this weekend.







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« Reply #127 on: April 21, 2008, 07:22:56 AM »

This weekend I couldn't resist starting up the engine once more... just for kicks (and ohyeah checking if the alternator is charging)
So I had my 10 minutes of fun while heavily playing with the throttle to seat the pistonrings

I tried to record it but my wimpy chickenpoop camera called it quits after a 1 minute, so no footage.

I've also been busy changing out the old milky taillight-lenses for fresh ones...




And together with my mother we've been trying to fix the steeringwheel of the car. I think it looks fairly OK.

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« Reply #128 on: April 21, 2008, 10:48:25 AM »


I think that steering wheel looks great! Hey Herman whats with the seat belts are they required over there?
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« Reply #129 on: April 21, 2008, 11:12:38 AM »

No the belts are still in the car. I'll probably remove them.

The law ovehere is;
Cars made before '71 don't have to have seatbelts. But if they are present, your are obligated to wear them.


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« Reply #130 on: April 28, 2008, 05:44:51 PM »

Were they added at some point in the cars life, or were they ordered? Sorry to ask so many questions I'm just curious.

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« Reply #131 on: April 29, 2008, 10:13:40 AM »


I presume they have been in the car all their life.
All my Chryslers had seatbelts in them, '60, '62, '64, '65, '67.
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« Reply #132 on: May 03, 2008, 02:42:52 PM »

It was MileStone-day for me today...!
For the first time since a while (or ever?), I have driven all my 3 'working cars' on one day

Project60 finally has been able to move itself from the carlift under it's own power, to catch a few rays with it's fellow garage-sharers...




I will still need to adjust and tune the engine as it's still a little temperamental at times.

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« Reply #133 on: May 03, 2008, 04:44:01 PM »

Right on!!!
 
I know how it feels to finally drive a car you have had for a LONG time...the wagon was here almost 2 years before I drove it the first time. 
 
Still have only put 6 miles on it but I did drive it....
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« Reply #134 on: May 10, 2008, 04:06:09 PM »

Thats a beautiful site Herman. I really like that NYer wagon, 62
right?. And of course the 60 NYer is an excellent car, nice and mean
looking. And the 65 300 is a group favorite around here! Glad to see
everything is up and running.

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