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Steve

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« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2008, 05:33:34 AM »

It's a real POS!  Back end, floors and inners are rotted.  High miler, but oddly enough the interiors is OK.  Car is Bad Stan.  But I am sure Mike will let it go pretty cheap. . . .  I know I am ready to let it go for nothing.
 
225, Factory Air.  I don't have storage for it and need my trailer in 2 weeks.
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« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2008, 07:46:15 AM »

Ya it's pretty shot and as Steve said, I'll let it go for real cheap...Otherwise I'll have to take a trip to it and grab a few parts from it and scrap the rest.

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« Reply #47 on: October 18, 2008, 12:39:32 PM »

Sounds like the forklift at the wrecker's has another job to do......

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« Reply #48 on: October 18, 2008, 02:59:21 PM »



Okay, enough about the Duster....Let's get back to the topic 
Today I pulled the carb off in attempt to get 'er starting on her own.  I had a spare 2 bbl laying around, so I was just going to switch over a few pieces and throw it on... All was fine and dandy until I got to the last piece and couldn't get it to work   P stopped by after work and suggested we just swap out the bad gasket in the original carb and toss it back on, then take it from there. 
    
After switching everything back to the original carb and putting it back on the car, we gave 'er a go.  And as you can probably guess...No go   For some reason the carb wasn't getting any gas, so we checked the lines from the fuel filter to the carb and got sprayed by gas   Then it hit me...While I was putting the carb back together, I put the little nipple inside the fuel line fitting backwards   So we flipped it around, mounted the carb back on and she fired right up 

So now she starts up on her own, tho she does idle a bit high and rough.  Tomorrow I'm gonna try to change the plugs and wires and see if that helps at all.

Oh and Lea, I have the 22" radiator


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« Reply #49 on: October 18, 2008, 04:01:33 PM »

Great goin' Mike!    (Did anyone check the points?)
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« Reply #50 on: October 18, 2008, 04:58:17 PM »

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Still in all, we need to find a permanent home for this thing.  It has got to go.
 
I could fix it, but the big problem is will it survive that long and I still need a place to store it.
 
I think that car would look good in Stans Driveway.
 
Stan. . .Comming down the 1st week of December.  Want a 72 Duster?  Cheap???  Oh yeah. . .Have you had a Tetnis shot lately?  Get two. . you'll need them.
 
Stan here's the nutshell
 
The rear rails and trunk are gone.  The driver side rear floor is gone.  The rear quarters need to be redone.  The front inners and fenders need repair inside.  The upholstery is in great shape.  I don't  have any idea how it runs, Lamb Chop took the accessories on the engine all apart.  But Mike said it was driven to his house. 
 
Get this one.  A friend sold it too him.
 
If you have a mig welder. . .and time, you can save it.  I can tell you you'll be one it for 2 years.  I got an idea. . .  Put that spare 440 in it!
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« Reply #51 on: October 18, 2008, 05:59:05 PM »

Be sure to cage that thing if the metal is weak.The 440 will twist her up like a pretzel!
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« Reply #52 on: October 26, 2008, 11:31:04 AM »

Finally had a nice day to finish up the trunk






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« Reply #53 on: October 26, 2008, 11:49:53 AM »

One word: WOW!

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« Reply #54 on: October 26, 2008, 01:27:47 PM »

Good Work Mike, next is the carb, fixing your head lights and then the
brakes. Then you need to get that car registered and insured.

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« Reply #55 on: October 26, 2008, 01:31:36 PM »


I got her starting on her own again, only thing is she's running a bit rough.  I need to get the conversion for the points taken care of and get her timed.  Then I need to get exhaust work done so I can get it inspected too   Hence why I started looking into upgrades...

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« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2008, 02:12:12 PM »

KISS
 
Just install a pertronix point eliminator
 
Good job on the trunk. . .  I wish you were closer.  You need some help.
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« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2008, 02:13:21 PM »

I already have the Pertronix conversion, just don't really know where to begin on doing it 

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« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2008, 02:14:58 PM »

How soon are you from getting it registered?
 
Pull a dollar bill through the points.
 
Is that vacuum leak fixed?
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« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2008, 02:18:48 PM »

Yeah I rebuilt the carb, was actually quite fun .  Not sure how soon I'm going to register it, I'd like to get 'er running a bit better before I attempt to drive it...  Also, I'm not sure how safe it would be to drive with a rejected sticker from almost a year ago 

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