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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2010, 12:33:09 PM »



I should have known that. 


What threw me is the wagon is a '73 and I thought Chrysler didn't use 9 1/4's  on passenger cars until '74.

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« Reply #31 on: September 29, 2010, 03:33:34 PM »

The wagon's rear axle is a C body rear axle.
Same track width,same size drum brakes,and has the big u-joint.
I did compare based on the info in the data book for 1973 as seen on Barry Washington's website.
http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1973PlymouthDealershipDataBook-03.shtml
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« Reply #32 on: September 29, 2010, 03:34:41 PM »

Pics of the puked original fuel pump and KV fuel hose..

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« Reply #33 on: September 29, 2010, 03:37:02 PM »

Bill did not clean out the wagon much.
In fact,I am starting to believe most of the crap I took out belonged to the original owner.
This is only a quarter of the junk I removed,the rest went in the garbage.

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« Reply #34 on: September 29, 2010, 03:45:11 PM »

Interesting find is the old Simoniz tin of wax.
I found it down in the bottom of the spare tire well.
It was very well used,and surprisingly still usable.
This is what kept the old girl shining for years before being parked in the garage.
HHHMMM.........SHOULD I TRY IT?


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« Reply #35 on: September 29, 2010, 05:31:08 PM »

Awesome, so glad it's in good hands.  That is a very special car, and you are the right person to have it.  I wouldn't have put Bill on to anyone who didn't meet my strict criteria for ownership of that lovely car.
 
Can't wait to see it all fixed up, dual, clean engine bay, new hoses, etc. 
 
Just gotta get the right size tires or change out the speedo gear for the speedo to read right, and maybe look for a Kilo speedo.
 
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« Reply #36 on: September 29, 2010, 05:53:10 PM »

Ross,upon closer inspection of the old tires,they are OK for local cruise nights and shows. I would not drive any distance on them.
Bill did have another pair of H78-14 under the front porch and are the matching pair to the front tires.They are Canadian Tire "Safety 99" tires.
The radials I have are the tallest available in the broadmarket without going to a specialty tire.
I have 15" tires in the garage but I kinda like the hubcaps that belong to the car.
 
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« Reply #37 on: September 29, 2010, 06:40:00 PM »

Ahhhh  Leaburn. . .You didn't have to do the Ammeter bypass. . . .The ammeter runs on a shunt.  The full power of the car doesn't go through the ammeter.  They changed to that system in 71. 
 
I'll bet it has slide on terminals.  If it did, you can put it back.  I would pull the bulkhead connector and put some grease on the terminals though.  Since the car doesn't have A/C, there should be no worrys anyway
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« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2010, 02:02:45 AM »

Basically,I added a wire under the hood.From  the battery stud at the starter relay to the battery stud at the alternator.With a fusible link,of course.

Just a precaution more than anything.
My old 71 Coronet was a State Farm write off from a nuclear meltdown.This time I am not taking any chances.
The first couple days driving the waygun,the ammeter guage was doing wide sweeps--even without the headlights on.
With the added wire,the guage is more stable,and the lights do not dim as much when hitting the brake.
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« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2010, 06:17:03 AM »

71's were nutorious for melt downs.  They fixed all that in 72.  There was no protection on the Alternator in the 71's.  If the alternator shorted out, the harness was history.  If you look at the harness, you'll see the primary wires for the charging system are heavier.  Like twice as much.  If you are getting diming, then I would be in that bulkhead connector sooner than later
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« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2010, 10:10:47 AM »

Hey Leaburn, thanks for the write up. Good read and great pictures.
Love to see waygun in person soon and take it for a spin.

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« Reply #41 on: September 30, 2010, 10:22:35 AM »

I saw all the pics.  HOLY COW!!  Great work.

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« Reply #42 on: September 30, 2010, 11:22:18 AM »


Reading all this about ammeters and terrible '71 wiring, it looks like
my '71 F3 is going to need major wiring mods??? After all I'm doing to
it, I don't need it to have a meltdown!!!



Re: the C body axle, I have a 72 Mopar wagon brochure that shows
interior dimensions of the T & C, Sport Burb and the Waygun... the
interior of the Coronet is virtually as big as the other 2, it is a big
wagon plain & simple!  4 x 8 plywood will lay pefectly flat.


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« Reply #43 on: September 30, 2010, 12:59:45 PM »

Roger, just put a fuse-able link in the charging system.  You could also increase the size of the charging wires and body feed.  I ran a parallel #10's and re-wrapped.  But my F3 had a melt down already.  Car was an electrical nightmare
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« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2010, 04:04:47 PM »

Maybe I was over zealous with it,but old habits die hard with the electrical.
I did notice the heavier wire going to the alternator and the extra fusible links in the harness across the firewall.
 
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