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Dan Cluley

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« Reply #45 on: February 11, 2011, 11:56:38 PM »

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... I notice on mine the radiator support panel is painted black, I was going to paint it white to match the body colour would that be correct...
 
Not sure about '62, but what I've seen on the later cars is body colored rad supports, but if it is a light color, then they sprayed black on the parts of the front that would show behind the grill.
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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2011, 08:46:40 AM »

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The power steering was also painted red.
The pic of the low mile Windsor is a 361.

I've never cared for this body style but I've always loved that dash!!    Car looks good.
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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2011, 12:18:09 PM »

The Dash's are nice, but tell me they are cooler than the 62, 65 and 66 dash.
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« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2011, 08:43:04 PM »

Oh, no comparison.  I think the '60-'62 dash is the BEST EVER, of any car made!  I've liked the '65-6 dash ever since my parents bought their '65 Newport new.  But the '63-4 dash is much sportier than either of those two.  They really look great with a 4-speed!  Oh yeah! Snotty2011-02-13 01:43:24
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« Reply #49 on: February 13, 2011, 08:01:15 AM »

Ya that 60-62 AstroDome dash with Electro-Luminescent lighting has to be the coolest most  far out dash ever put in a car! The 65/6 was sort of a pale imitation of it. The 63-4 was the most functional though.

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« Reply #50 on: February 13, 2011, 08:40:49 AM »

the car is not much to look at right now it's in pieces all over the shop. Been working on the front fenders so they are off as well as the hood, bumpers lights etc. I will be sure to post a pic once I get it back together
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« Reply #51 on: February 13, 2011, 08:49:09 AM »

Did you find the engine stampings on that pad yet?
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« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2011, 09:40:04 AM »

I've stripped all the paint off the engine and can't find any markings but the ones I mentioned before.
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« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2011, 10:40:50 AM »

Well, if there are any parts you need to work on her, 383 parts are going to work as a reference, pistons are the absolute only thing that is different between the 361 and 383, everything else interchanges, and even the 400 is in there for B block parts. On top of that, there are a lot of 413/426 wedge/440 that swap, too, ask and we can tell you what does or doesn't. There just isn't any external way to tell the difference between 361 and 383 without pulling the heads.



I wonder, if the original carb numbers would be the same for the 383/361 or if there is that possibility to figure it out, 22cubes can mean the difference in a carb jetting, factory would use a different number, especially back then.
Since you are going to all the trouble to clean and repaint, are you going to regasket the engine to stop leaks by chance? That would be a time to change the head gaskets and seal the intake bolts so they don't leak oil onto the top of the engine. Took me a few years of dealing with them to figure out how to keep them from seeping oil.dana442011-02-13 15:45:35
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« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2011, 04:08:00 PM »

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The 65/6 was sort of a pale imitation of it. The 63-4 was the most functional though.


 
I agree on both counts.
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