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Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« Reply #180 on: November 12, 2012, 12:18:50 PM »


Wow, I have not commented since July '11?  Sheesh!

New update!!  I finally got the right axles in the 8.75 rear!  I found them on eBay through a guy called "Dr. Diff."  As I spoke with him on the phone he told me the Yukon axles for A Body rears have been the wrong length for 10 years!  I was rather glad to hear this because it let me know that the guy who sold the Yukons to me did not intentionally screw me.






















Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #181 on: April 16, 2014, 08:49:45 AM »

Just put new Strut-rod bushings on the Grem - again!!  This time I used Moog two-piece ones, actually built for Mustang.  They are a lot stouter; hopefully they will last.



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« Reply #182 on: April 16, 2014, 04:19:45 PM »

I got one several years back for my 68 Charger, good fit and finish, no problems at all.
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« Reply #183 on: April 16, 2014, 08:45:57 PM »

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Just put new Strut-rod bushings on the Grem - again!!  This time I used Moog two-piece ones, actually built for Mustang.  They are a lot stouter; hopefully they will last.



Not from Rock Auto, but I have bought them all over the place and they were fine.  The only problem I encountered was the locking rings on the sending units don't fit quite right.  Last one I did was Polaraco, so things may have changed
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« Reply #184 on: April 17, 2014, 06:46:14 AM »

The pnes I've looked at for FL cars are Canadian made so good quality, not sure if Rock Auto's for later C bodies are Chinee or not, I'd be suspicious of  those if so.

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« Reply #185 on: April 17, 2014, 09:42:11 AM »

Thanks guys.  Now I have to drive the car to get the gas out.  Man, that sucks!!  It's outside my Office at this very moment!

 


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« Reply #186 on: April 30, 2014, 06:58:50 AM »

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The pnes I've looked at for FL cars are Canadian made so good quality, not sure if Rock Auto's for later C bodies are Chinee or not, I'd be suspicious of  those if so.






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« Reply #187 on: May 01, 2014, 08:40:12 AM »

Good deal, nice tank!  I'm hoping to save the original one on our '58, but good to know that decent repops are available!

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« Reply #188 on: May 06, 2014, 09:13:00 AM »

I cannot believe the condition of this one; every bend was identical to the one I removed.  I highly recommend going this route if you cannot save the one you have.
Now, anyone know of a good source for a sending unit?  When I pulled the one out it clearly is wrong, and it will not read above 3/4 tank.
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« Reply #189 on: May 06, 2014, 04:28:33 PM »

Unfortunately, the sending unit is tough.  I bent the arm on Polaraco.  did it in baby steps, one tank at a time
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« Reply #190 on: May 07, 2014, 07:54:51 AM »

I could have sworn a year ago they could be found on Rockauto and YearOne; now neither.
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« Reply #191 on: May 07, 2014, 05:57:03 PM »

Seems to me I used a B Body unit.  But you can just adjust that one.  Make sure the float isn't full.  It was a PITA getting it right
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« Reply #192 on: May 08, 2014, 09:56:01 AM »

Float was full.  It was a plastic one; I replaced it with a metal one but ended up with the same results.

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« Reply #193 on: May 08, 2014, 12:10:27 PM »

You need to take the unit out and bend it down slightly.
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« Reply #194 on: May 09, 2014, 08:30:21 AM »

It's not the correct one Steve.  If I take the time to take it out I want to do so only to put the right one in.
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