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Mike

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« on: October 12, 2008, 11:41:03 AM »









Well guys....I converted 
Picked her up today, actually Steve picked her up...I just went for the ride 





Notice the hole in the taillight assembly on the driver's side...







She even has the original trunk mat!


Little bit o' surface rust, but nothin a wire brush and some paint can't handle






Minor wear in the driver's seat






Needs a new headliner also




That's right only 38,000 original miles!!!

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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2008, 12:27:23 PM »

What a piece of JUNK!    
 
Actually you did come in handy for the grunt work.  Good thing P is skinny.
 
Took us 10 minutes to get it running.
 
Needs carb work for starters. . . .  Big vacuum leak
 
Lamb Chop. . .   Make sure you get that other battery on a charger as soon as possible.
 
Needs a starter and the lights in the front don't work.  The guy told us it needed an alternator. . .it works fine!  Put in a high torque starter.
 
Here again Lamb Chop, Put some vasoline on those spades in the bulk head connectors.
 
It needs bushing in front.  Big Mike, order a set of bushings from justsuspension and you better look into an idelr arm and lower ball joints.
 
Plan on dual exhaust.  You can't buy the pipes
New wheel cylinders and I would change the master and the hoses.  Getting the brakes right are a must.  No sense taking a chance of blowing a hose or a wheel cylinder.
 
Priorities are:
 
Carb
Brake overhaul
Tires
Front lights
 
Then you can do the front bushings and shocks, ball joints and Idler if needed.  Looking at the wear on the tires, I have to say the BJ's are done.  Justsuspension has the best BJ around.  But I believe NAPA may still have them.
 
 
 
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2008, 12:33:09 PM »


Ya when I pulled it out of the driveway to straighten 'er out, I noticed the brake pedal was hard as a rock and they didn't want to work too well.  Napa chassis parts okay aside from bushings or should I look into some other place for them?  Also, what were those Monroe shocks you told me to look into?  Magnums?  What about X or H pipe...or do you suggest just straight pipes with mufflers?

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2008, 01:04:06 PM »

Monroe Magnums or KYB Shocks
 
I can rebuild my spare control arms.  Then all you and P have to do is put them in.
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2008, 03:07:30 PM »

Just when I thought the days of the cheep old cars were gone...
 
I NEVER would have guessed the car was that nice!  Great score Mike!   Now, who gets to buff off all of that wax?
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2008, 03:14:14 PM »

Haha...ya...about that.... I guess the guy I bought it from decided that he was going to wax it and not buff it off   Anyways, I've started to wipe it down some and man, what a difference.  Since it got dark so fast, tomorrow after work I have to take the air hose to the engine bay and blow out all of the acorns and whatnot from the critters that made it a home   Then if I have enough time and sunlight, I might give 'er a quick wash. 

As far as what I paid....I think I made up and then some for what I paid for the Duster 

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2008, 03:18:06 PM »

Really nice score there Mike!


BTW we gotta change yer handle to HUGE Mike.....Polaraco's no shorty and lookit Mike tower over him!


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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2008, 03:26:07 PM »

Quote from: BigMike
Ya when I pulled it out of the driveway to straighten 'er out, I noticed the brake pedal was hard as a rock and they didn't want to work too well. 
 
Welcome to manual brakes.  You'll have to use those size 14's on the brake pedal.
 
Don't bend it now
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2008, 03:27:43 PM »

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Hey Bob
 
Look at the top pictures.  Notice what's on the trailer?  Then when you get to the shop tomorrow, stop and have a tetnis booster before you lokk at it.  Ugh
 
Guess where it is now?  You only get one guess
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2008, 03:29:49 PM »

Thanks Bob 

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« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2008, 03:32:11 PM »

As far as what I paid....I think I made up and then some for what I paid for the Duster  [/QUOTE]
 
That guy was about as bright as your nonworking headlights.
 
Duuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
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« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2008, 03:52:12 PM »

Have Bob look at it...maybe he knows a drag racer who would put a tube chassis in it.....no floor in the way to slow things down!

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« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2008, 04:01:12 PM »

You have Bob look at it.  All I know is it is a 3000# paper weight right now. . . 600# evaporated already
 
Keys are in it.  But you can look up behind the bumper
 
Mike needs a head liner
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« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2008, 06:17:41 PM »

Nice find there BigMike...That car looks very solid. All the stuff it needs sounds minor. You'll have a nice ol' Fury there to cruise in...I wish you the best..nice chatting with you too...
 
 
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2008, 04:37:28 AM »

A C body is a requirement for Joisey Mob members!!
Big car,with a big trunk that does not leak!!
Congrats to Big Mike .The Fury does appear to a better car condition wise compared to the Duster.
You learned your lesson and was wiser in checking out the Fury,I see.
Oh...and it is GREEN
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