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Steve

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« Reply #15 on: October 17, 2007, 03:56:52 PM »

Hey Dave!
 
How about uploading some pics of the new car
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« Reply #16 on: October 17, 2007, 03:59:38 PM »

All I have are the ones on Moparfins site......
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« Reply #17 on: October 17, 2007, 04:22:45 PM »

Well?
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« Reply #18 on: October 17, 2007, 04:31:21 PM »


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« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2007, 05:17:34 AM »

At this time, I would like to state that after years of driving with halogen headlights, standard tungsten filament headlights feature much suckage.  That is all.
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« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2007, 01:37:50 PM »

I cured that with a set of European lamps which bolt right in.  But you need to modify your wiring and cut in a relay
 
Madd Industries is where I got mine.   Leaburn may have seen them in the dark. . .   They take years off them tired old eyes.  I rarely use the High beams now.  I need sunglasses for that
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« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2007, 01:44:21 PM »

Yup, H4's for low beams, and H1 for the highs.  Once I understand how the headlight system works, I can easily construct harnesses with relays.  I've done that for Datsuns and Subarus.  Would be a pleasure to do it on a car with some room!
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« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2007, 02:25:29 PM »

i was planning on doing the same thing for my Fury. anyone kno about how much it costs??
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« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2007, 01:09:10 AM »

I kept it simple and installed ge # 4537-2 sealed 100 watt units. Crystal clear lens and smooth reflector, and at $15 a piece a pretty good deal.. They use screw terminals so I had to fabricate a short adapter harness between the lights and the factory plugs. I like the look and they work "REALLY" well...
 
 
 
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« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2007, 06:04:29 PM »

Ah yes, Cessna landing lights......  My alternator hates me as it is already without using those!
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« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2007, 07:32:38 PM »

 I never said my charging system was stock. jimmyray682007-12-08 00:33:48
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« Reply #26 on: December 22, 2007, 12:56:26 PM »

Well, I thought this might be a good time to update y'all on how my 300 is doing.  Replaced the alternator with a 60 amp dual field that was rebuilt at a friends automotive electrical shop for the princely sum of 40 bucks.  That's even with him supplying the core, and converting it for use on my single field system!  Runs really well now that voltage at idle with accessories on is in the 14's.  That pretty much will be the last of the serious work I do to the car until spring, as my garage isn't heated, and I can't close the door with it in there anyway.
 
 
So, I've been thinking of a list of things I'd like to do to the car when the weather gets warmer:
 
1. Dual exhaust, this can happen before spring.
 
2. Heater valve.  May have to farm this out, but it's seized and it's freaking cold in there!
 
3. Wheels and tires, preferably Torq Thrust D's
4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
 
5. Reapair driver dooor wing window, as mechanism sinks into door panel when you open it.
 
6. Repair quarter windows for going off track when they are rolled down!
 
7. Correct size Optimia battery and tie down.  Some hack put an oversize battery in that doesn't fit the tray.  I also have a swell used repro positive cable I bought for a killer deal, that needs to be installed.
 
8. Pull engine and trany to reseal and clean up
 
9. Front disc brake conversion.  I have the spindles.
 
10.  Seat recovering, also driver seat seems to have broken frame.
 
11. Carpet
 
12.  Headliner.   It's dead but it doesn't know it yet.  Stitching coming apart in one small area.
 
13. Remove vinyl top, repair rust, and repaint car.
 
14. Maybe put a kit in the carb as it probably could use it, but don't know what carb it is as that isn't the engine or carb the car came with.
 
 
 
Don't think this list will get accomplsihed overnight, but gives me some goals to work towards.
 
 
 
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« Reply #27 on: December 22, 2007, 01:04:02 PM »

I did tell you I have a brand new head liner for that didn't I?  It's actually in Philomath.  If you go up there, let me know. . You can meet Ugly Truck and see Snottys former 62 New Yorker
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« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2007, 01:06:17 PM »

I remember you saying that.  Remember what color it is?
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« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2007, 04:56:28 PM »

Light tan I think.  If I remember right from your pictures, it was the same
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