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Jacques

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« Reply #30 on: September 30, 2007, 11:38:06 AM »


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I still say thats the coolest thing I ever saw to adapt your C to meet
your economic needs without caving in to todays world of tiny sht boxes.
I did some calculations. Yesterday, due to weather conditions, I couldnt go flatout but had to stick to more moderate speeds instead. Did 300 miles on some 25 gallons, which really isnt bad for such a heavy car with a healthy 440; also had a lot of weight in the trunk (went picking up some spare parts around the country), and a passenger. So my feeling that the fuel economy would be better if the car is a little less pushed was right. But dont expect me to do a lot of research on the fuel economy

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« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2007, 01:59:43 PM »

LOL, having a trunk full of crap is somthing Mobby knows all to well
about. 300 Miles on 25 gallons pretty damn good for such a big car that
has a 440. No further research is needed lol  I think that will do
just fine. Thanks for the statistical info.

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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2007, 11:02:20 AM »

that doesn't seem all too bad.
better off cost wise then me with my 318 with a poopty carb lol
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« Reply #33 on: October 03, 2007, 01:34:10 PM »

OK, project is now on hold. The Brakmobile is now on storage. Have to get rid of the other Imperial first, and then I'll have to prepare the %#$@#&* fury for road approval (if it ever gets here at all....)

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« Reply #34 on: October 04, 2007, 02:58:49 PM »

Oh no your sending a C out to sea?...

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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2007, 10:54:12 PM »

Well, after a silence of 6 weeks, I finally got an update from the carrier. The fury should be here in 10 days. Nice that they responded so "quickly", I was assuming it was still at the harbor in NJ. Have a lot of work at the shop and on the parts car before I can take the SF in...
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« Reply #36 on: October 05, 2007, 04:34:31 AM »

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 I was assuming it was still at the harbor in NJ.
Sheeesh  I didn't know.  Martins took a long time too.  Speaking of Martin, where is that boy?
 
Did we see pictures of this?
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« Reply #37 on: October 05, 2007, 05:28:38 AM »

lets discuss the fury in this topic:
http://www.moparfins.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=127&PID=1413#1413



 
As for the Brakmobile, I encountered a major problem. I cant find replacement brake rotors anywhere. So until thats solved, I dont think I'll put much effort into it. Really annoying  since I really love to drive it, and I 'd hate to have to discard it because of this...
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« Reply #38 on: October 05, 2007, 03:02:44 PM »

Man that sucks Sjak, I wish you luck in your hunt.

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« Reply #39 on: October 05, 2007, 08:15:45 PM »

How bad are the rotors from the 2 door?
 Can they be machined for the time being as a temporary repair until you do find replacements?
I know of a '72 4 door parts car that I have to check if it has rotors still on it and if they are any good.
I have to drive a fair distance to get to her,though
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« Reply #40 on: October 06, 2007, 12:36:38 AM »

Hey Leaburn, If you can get a hold of these rotors, I'm willing to pay a good price for them.

The rotors from my own parts car are very thin and quite some material rusted away between the cooling fins (with possibly wheel balancing issues resulting from this). I will try to install them anyway, but for sure they wont last 10.000 miles.


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« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2007, 04:00:42 AM »

Lea
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« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2007, 01:26:33 PM »

Hows the search for then rotors going?

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« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2007, 01:32:10 PM »

Not much happened lately... NOS rotors will cost some $400 without shipping. Dura brake can make a small run but needs at least 50 participants, those new rotors will cost about $195.

I discussed the matter with Herman (BBM) and we will compare the Imp discs to 73 C rotors and measure the difference. 73 C rotors cost only $40 each, and even if they need some machining, its the cheapest option.

But right now, I focus on the fury. I drove the Brakmobile today, and I'll take it to the meeting at the speedshop tomorrow, change the oil back home, and then put the car in winter storage.


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« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2007, 01:44:29 PM »

At least you have some options.  Thanks for the update.

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