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James Brown Jr,

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« Reply #30 on: December 22, 2007, 05:54:09 PM »

looks good Dave. great to see some progress
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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #31 on: December 22, 2007, 05:58:07 PM »

One other thing I forgot.  It needs leaf spring packs.  Driver side is de arching......
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« Reply #32 on: December 22, 2007, 06:48:09 PM »

Loose weight?
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« Reply #33 on: December 22, 2007, 06:52:39 PM »

Hardy har har har!  Hobby's a funny guy............
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« Reply #34 on: December 22, 2007, 07:02:03 PM »

take the body outa the trunk. lol that will help with weight.
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« Reply #35 on: December 22, 2007, 10:59:50 PM »

Quote from: carrman
4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
 
I remember doing that on mine.  Started out one afternoon to see why the cold light stopped working.  6 hours and $30 at the hardware store, and about 90% of the underhood wiring got replaced.
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« Reply #36 on: December 23, 2007, 02:15:23 PM »

I still wanna know the color of that 300.

I think a certain NYer would look good in it.


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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #37 on: December 23, 2007, 07:54:35 PM »

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4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
 
 
How far into the harness did you go?
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« Reply #38 on: December 23, 2007, 08:49:56 PM »

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Yeah, but Dan, yer supposed to use more than one color of wire!
 
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« Reply #39 on: December 24, 2007, 02:42:43 AM »

Funny Bob.   If I was gonna do that, I could have saved the $30 and just used scraps of speaker wire I've already got.
 
 
I will take a look when I get a chance, but this is what I recall.  
 
Most of the brittle wires seemed to be in the harness where it runs over the top of the engine on the passenger side. (the most heat, I'm assuming)  The wires that go to the bulkhead connector got spliced 9-12" from the firewall (solder and shrinktube)  with new connectors at the engine end.  Wires that stay under the hood (alt to volt regulator, coil to ballast resistor, etc) got completely replaced with new connectors at both ends.  The oil pressure sender and the neutral switch had oddball connectors or accessibility issues, so got left alone.
 
Everything then got run through split loom tubing.  It's not factory, but it is tidy, and everything works.  :)
 
The '65s had a better design for the main power wires through the bulkhead connector than the later cars, or I might have done more with those as well.
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R. Dave Carr

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« Reply #40 on: December 24, 2007, 05:13:44 AM »

Well, my main power leads through the bulkhead connector have been modified with 10 gauge wire that runs stright through the bulkhead connector and doesn't rely on those clips for contact anymore.  Followed that tech article that appears on the Moparfins page, and that with the combination of a fresh alternator, made a world of difference. carrman2007-12-24 10:27:03
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« Reply #41 on: December 24, 2007, 05:16:24 AM »


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« Reply #42 on: December 24, 2007, 05:27:34 AM »

Oh yeah, the headlights actually illuminate things now.....
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« Reply #43 on: May 31, 2008, 02:48:36 PM »


What you see here is the results of a few hours of buffing, waxing, reupholstering, replacing rear shocks, and spending money at a muffler shop.
 
 
 
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« Reply #44 on: May 31, 2008, 03:45:18 PM »

Lookin' Good! What quality cars were made with back in those days!

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