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Brian

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« Reply #330 on: November 16, 2013, 04:03:52 PM »


I noticed too that the tailgate carpet was getting wet...especially the
small lower piece.  It was completely soaked through.  So I decided to
pull everything and see what was going on.

Once I got it open I
could kind of see why it was getting wet.  The original tape was rotted
out and allowing water to splash up and be soaked up by the fiber board
backing.  So I cleaned off all the old tape and residue...had to use
lots of water and SOS pads. 



Once
 it was clean I noticed some scale rust around a couple of the holes
where the screws went through.  Cleaned it up and I have a little rust
out!!  This is the only rust I've found so far on the entire
car...little sad but should be an easy fix.



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« Reply #331 on: November 16, 2013, 04:09:04 PM »


Once everything was clean and dry I used some aluminum tape to cover and
 seal up the holes.  And put some plumber caulk around the big openings
on the upper panel as well.



I then cut out a couple pieces of tar paper for a backing on the lower panel...just a little added water prevention.



And
 all sealed back up.  I had to pound almost every screw hole flat
again...they had been over tightened many times by the looks of things. 
 I also put a little grease on each one since there was a little light
rust around them as well....until I can clean them up properly and prime
 and paint.






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« Reply #332 on: November 17, 2013, 10:51:27 AM »

Good repair there! Wagon tailgates seem very prone to rust for some reason

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« Reply #333 on: November 18, 2013, 10:09:17 AM »

Great work!
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« Reply #334 on: August 28, 2014, 10:05:53 AM »


Well a little update....



I changed out the front calipers, since I had done everything else,
pads, rotors, hoses, and even used compressed air to blow out the hard
lines in each direction, and I was still having the car pull to the
right when I applied the brakes.  With the front end up in the air, and
 spinning the tires, you could feel the passenger side dragging more
then  the drivers side.  Well that solved that problem....brakes nice
and  straight now!!

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« Reply #335 on: August 28, 2014, 10:06:08 AM »


I bought a new ECU for the OEM style mopar electronic ignition system I
  have on the 440.  It was running a dinosaur old OEM ECU from probably
  the mid 70`s, factory part numbers and all  Thought I may as well put
in  a new unit and keep this one  as a spare.  Well that opened up a big
  Ol`can of worms.



Motor would not run with the new ECU.  I tried a spare, older ECU I
had...would not run on that one either, borrowed one from a friend,
would not run on that one either.  I checked, and re-cheched the wiring.
   Tested the wiring to every component in the system and everything
checked out fine. Even swapped in a spare ignition switch to eliminate
that as a potential problem.  I finally decided it had to be in the
single ballast wiring system.  So I rewired it again with a dual ballast
  system, and now all the spare ECU`s work, but the new one does not.



I returned it for a refund and all is well.

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« Reply #336 on: August 28, 2014, 10:06:25 AM »


I did all this because we were going ot be using it again for our family
  vacation.  We were driving through the mountains of BC to visit my
brother in-law, and my niece for a few days.



We got back last  night, and the old wagon did pretty good.  Even with
the hurt motor it  still got between 11 to 14.5 mpg....and that`s loaded
 with me, wife and  two teenage daughters...and all the baggage that
goes along with it.



Did  980 miles in the old girl....and other then a few new noises, one
new  front end clunk that I think is a worn suspension piece, it did
darn  good.  People love seeing the old wagon out on the Hwy and being
used  for what it was intended for.   Had thumbs up and excited people
everywhere I went.

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« Reply #337 on: August 28, 2014, 03:07:04 PM »


Here are a couple pics at one of the rest areas....






And
 a shot of the motor.  I tried something a little different with the air
 cleaner this trip.  I had an old single snorkel air cleaner kicking
around, and I decided to convert it to a dual inlet with some aluminum
ducting.  I actual did this conversion a year or two ago...but never put
 it on, but thought it couldn't hurt having cooler air piped up from
down under the car.





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« Reply #338 on: August 28, 2014, 08:56:42 PM »

Were you resting or was the car?  LOL
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« Reply #339 on: August 29, 2014, 06:26:28 AM »

Brian, you reference a hurt motor; Your 440 tired?
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« Reply #340 on: August 29, 2014, 08:27:58 AM »

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Brian, you reference a hurt motor; Your 440 tired?

Yup it's Tired, and I hurt something when I was pounding on it at the drags last year.  Guess old 440's with close to 100K miles don't like hot lap after hot lap.......


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« Reply #341 on: August 29, 2014, 08:39:38 PM »

Lead foot. . . .  Take it easy on that thing.  It might sink! 
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« Reply #342 on: August 30, 2014, 08:39:01 AM »

I see a rebuild in your future.
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« Reply #343 on: August 30, 2014, 09:40:48 AM »

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I see a rebuild in your future.

Well not a rebuild on that notor...I have another 440 I'm going to build up.  It an old rebuild from the 80's, 60 over, TRW 10.5 pistons etc.  Ran for a couple hundred miles and the guy wrecked the car.  Been sitting since then with no heads, or oil pan in a heated shop under a bench.  No rust on the motor...but plenty of dust, dirt and grime.

I will be tearing it down and getting it hot tanked.  Then I will ball hone the cylinders, install new rings and bearings and call the short block done.  I will have my rebuilt heads checked over, to make sure they have not suffered too badly on the worn old motor.  Then reassemble and install in the wagon.

Plan on rebuilding the 727 at that time as well.


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« Reply #344 on: August 30, 2014, 03:05:36 PM »

I stress you port those heads.  Like I did to my 5.9.  I was clocking 18 around town and normally the 5.9 is a pig
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