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« Reply #60 on: February 09, 2008, 12:46:15 PM »

Before...11x2 brakes with 2.94 gears in a 741 case.

After...11x2.5 brakes with 3.23 gears in a 489 case.

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« Reply #61 on: February 09, 2008, 01:17:26 PM »

Do I hear the pitter patter of tires on concrete soon?
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« Reply #62 on: February 09, 2008, 01:31:13 PM »

Well here's my fancy one man break bleeding system.....
 
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Yup it's as fancy as it looks....used water bottle, used vacuum hose and a hole in the lid and a hole in the side to vent.....
 
I've done many cars this way and never had a problem yet...just make sure you don't run the master cylinder dry and after your final pumping let the system gravity bleed for a least 5 minutes before you close up the bleeder screw.
 
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« Reply #63 on: February 10, 2008, 02:44:05 PM »

Coming nicely Brian!  I am surprised by the 741 case rear end.  All of my '68 Chryslers have 742 cases from the factory.  Although now my '68 300 has a 741 case because that's what I had with fresh 3.23's.  They are plenty strong too. 
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« Reply #64 on: February 10, 2008, 04:23:28 PM »

Looking good Brian. 68 T&C's are my favorite.
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« Reply #65 on: February 10, 2008, 06:53:48 PM »

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Coming nicely Brian!  I am surprised by the 741 case rear end.  All of my '68 Chryslers have 742 cases from the factory.  Although now my '68 300 has a 741 case because that's what I had with fresh 3.23's.  They are plenty strong too. 
 
I too was a little surprised by the 741 case, for a factory 440 car I would have expected the 742 case as standard fair...
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« Reply #66 on: February 10, 2008, 07:14:06 PM »

741 cases are underrated.They are plenty strong enough..
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« Reply #67 on: February 17, 2008, 05:56:40 PM »

Well a beautiful day here in BC on the LeftCoast..  10-12 degrees C today and sunny and clear!!
 
I finished up the poorly constructed exhaust last night, cobbled together from existing and junkyard pieces.  Goes from 2 1/4" off the manifolds to 2 1/2" collector then goes to 2 1/4" to and through the muffler then to 2" to the rear bumper....  But I only need it to get through inspection before I put the highflows on with new 2 1/2 inch duals!!!
 
Anyway that was the last thing I needed to do before I could fire it up and take it around the block under it's own power.
 
Car fired up fine, took awhile for the lifter to pump up though, and then the power steering high pressure line started leaking at the box, not sure why but some chemical resistant Gas fitters tape and it sealed that right up.
 
So here are a couple pics....
 
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You can see in the engine pic that I have rerouted the heater hoses.  I used an inner fender heater hose bracket from a 69 A/B body and re bent it and mounted it to one of the inner fender bolt studs.  I like having my heater hoses out of the way, and I think it looks better than the factory routing.
 

 
Also the air cleaner has been slightly modified as well.  I traded a drive shaft for this air cleaner, the guy already removed the single snorkle and so I left it alone, I kind of like the look.  But since the motor is a 71 and the aircleaner is 68/69 the valve cover breather is on the wrong side of the motor.  I had to use a breather from a mid 70's slant six so at least it looked right for the car.  I didn't want to run a hose around behind the motor for the air breather so I bought an after market universal breather nipple and mounted it on the underside of the aircleaner base on the pass side.
 
You can also see my homemade positive battery cable, I used one off a 78 newyorker and then added and modified it from other junkyard pieces.  Once everything lined up I rewrapped it in the factory style cloth tape and it looks very original. IMHO
 
The car runs fine, nice and smooth and lots of get up and go.  But there does seem to be an issue with the brake booster I think.  I have almost no power to the pedal while idling it's only after driving so I have enough vacuum to stop the car properly.  So I guess I will be installing my new booster and aluminum master cylinder sooner than I thought. 
 
So it was a GOOD DAY for me!!!
 
 
 
 
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« Reply #68 on: February 17, 2008, 06:23:53 PM »

Congrats!! Good Job!!
Before you condemn the booster,try another check-valve that is stuffed in it.
I had experienced in the past with my '68 that valve would be stuck or blown apart inside .I keep spares for the JIC moments when I have to two-foot-it off the highway !! LOL!!
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« Reply #69 on: February 24, 2008, 06:08:12 PM »

I have been working on the little things to get the car ready for inspection. 
 
I pulled the front drums off and checked the brakes, they were in great shape.  I cleaned and repacked the front bearings and replaced the flex lines as well, the originals were cracking pretty bad. 
 

So I gave the car a bit of a Carb tune up and got the car 20-21 inches of vacuum and the booster seems to work a bit better but if I apply the brakes too much then it goes rock hard.
 
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Congrats!! Good Job!!
Before you condemn the booster,try another check-valve that is stuffed in it.
I had experienced in the past with my '68 that valve would be stuck or blown apart inside .I keep spares for the JIC moments when I have to two-foot-it off the highway !! LOL!!
 
I didn't realize that it was supposed to be a check valve...I always thought that they were just an open tube to the manifold vacuum.  I'll pick up a new one and see if this helps.
 
 

I had to replace the turn signal switch today, the original was cracked and falling apart, I had a decent one in a spare steering column from a 69 C-body.  So I pulled apart the 69 column to get the turn signal switch out then had to pull the switch out of the wagon.  Easier pulling out an old switch then to feed in a new one that's for sure....
 
So several hours later and a fair amount of disassembly I had the good switch in and working.  But then I had fast turn signals on the drivers side and one or maybe two blinks and then nothing on the drivers side.  I figured it must be a bad ground so I went through all the lights and checked and cleaned the grounds, still the same....so I decided to check the flasher relay...well it was burnt out on one side of the relay....replaced it with a spare one I had and now everything works perfect!!!
 
I checked all the lights and only have the pass side fender mounted turn signal that isn't working. 
 
So maybe in a week or so I can get it inspected and then can take it for a real drive!!!
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« Reply #70 on: February 24, 2008, 06:58:09 PM »

Go Man Go
 
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« Reply #71 on: February 25, 2008, 01:05:06 AM »

Those fender mount turn signals may only neeed to be grounded to light up.If you are replacing the bulb,they take an 1895 bulb.
You need to be a circus contortionist to get to it from behind the headlights under the fender.I find using a 1/4 drive with u-joint on a medium extension works perfect.5/16 socket.
When the light is off the fender,get a screw driver up under to clean it up for good ground.Clean the socket housing for the same.
If the socket is no good,let me know.I have spares.
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« Reply #72 on: February 25, 2008, 08:47:55 AM »

I've heard that when you change turn signal switches, you remove the wires from the plug, tape a long shoe string to the wires and gently pull the old switch out until the shoe string comes out at the steering wheel end of the column.  Then, take the wires of the new switch and tape them to the shoe string, and reverse the procedure.   Am I missing somethign?
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« Reply #73 on: February 25, 2008, 03:13:32 PM »

No,you got it,Carrman.
Stupid me CUT the wires and had to splice,sauder,shrink tube each and every wire back onto the plug end..
From a couple of years ago...

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« Reply #74 on: March 01, 2008, 04:33:45 PM »

The old one I just jut the wires and yanked it out....but feening a shoe string through while pulling the old one out makes sense. 


 
I at least pulled the pins out of the connector, after making a diagram on were they went, not like you Lea...cutting the wires.........
 
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