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Title: The USS Big Blue
Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 09, 2007, 07:18:53 AM
http://www.moparfins.com/Projects/66-300-Carman/1966_Chrysler_300_Carman.htm (http://www.moparfins.com/Projects/66-300-Carman/1966_Chrysler_300_Carman.htm)
 
http://www.moparfins.com/Projects/66-300-Carman/1966_Chrysler_300_Carman.htm (http://www.moparfins.com/Projects/66-300-Carman/1966_Chrysler_300_Carman.htm)
 
Fixed.
 
carrman2007-12-22 17:34:45
Title: The USS Big Blue
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 09, 2007, 11:39:31 AM
so i see you got it.
it looks nice
needs a little work but then what doesn't huh.
enjoy the c man
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Post by: Mike on October 09, 2007, 02:51:04 PM
I always like the way those Mid 60's C-bodies looked especially the 300. Best of luck to you.

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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 10, 2007, 10:06:20 AM
Well not quite in my hands yet, but soon will be.  Another buyer offerered them the full 1500 they were asking, so I have no wiggle room to haggle.....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 10, 2007, 10:18:47 AM
1500.00?? That's a steal!! Maybe the "Joisey Mob" can lend a hand!
We can easily "persuade" the other person to go "shop" elsewhere!!
CBarge2007-10-10 15:21:12
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 10, 2007, 10:41:45 AM
Financial matters are underway already.......;-)  Going to give a deposit tonight.  Only thing that worries me is removing the vinyl top.
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Post by: Mike on October 10, 2007, 10:56:21 AM
Man thats a great deal! Glad to hear we didnt need to rough anyone up.

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Post by: Johnny D. on October 10, 2007, 11:01:01 AM
lol...

Nice score!


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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 10, 2007, 01:12:47 PM
She is a sweet car....  Just need to work bugs out and whip her into shape. 
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Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 10, 2007, 02:12:52 PM
Nice Dave!!!
Sometimes I wish I would have held out for a 300!!!
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Post by: Steve on October 10, 2007, 04:12:00 PM
Yep!  Wish my 66 300 looked like that. . . .  Lost my ass on that one.
 
Sounds like you're all set
 
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 10, 2007, 04:12:59 PM
I take it there's a story there?
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Post by: Johnny D. on October 10, 2007, 04:13:02 PM
what color is that? I like that color.... Hobby you got spray capabilities?


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Post by: Steve on October 10, 2007, 04:19:59 PM
If you have a garage and a compressor
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Post by: Mike on October 10, 2007, 04:53:36 PM
There goes that idea...

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Post by: Steve on October 17, 2007, 03:56:52 PM
Hey Dave!
 
How about uploading some pics of the new car
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 17, 2007, 03:59:38 PM
All I have are the ones on Moparfins site......
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Post by: Steve on October 17, 2007, 04:22:45 PM
Well?
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 17, 2007, 04:31:21 PM
(http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/5809/dsc05560fi3.th.jpg) (http://img156.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dsc05560fi3.jpg)
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 18, 2007, 05:17:34 AM
At this time, I would like to state that after years of driving with halogen headlights, standard tungsten filament headlights feature much suckage.  That is all.
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Post by: Steve on October 18, 2007, 01:37:50 PM
I cured that with a set of European lamps which bolt right in.  But you need to modify your wiring and cut in a relay
 
Madd Industries is where I got mine.   Leaburn may have seen them in the dark. . .   They take years off them tired old eyes.  I rarely use the High beams now.  I need sunglasses for that
Title: The USS Big Blue
Post by: R. Dave Carr on October 18, 2007, 01:44:21 PM
Yup, H4's for low beams, and H1 for the highs.  Once I understand how the headlight system works, I can easily construct harnesses with relays.  I've done that for Datsuns and Subarus.  Would be a pleasure to do it on a car with some room!
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Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 18, 2007, 02:25:29 PM
i was planning on doing the same thing for my Fury. anyone kno about how much it costs??
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Post by: Jimmy on December 07, 2007, 01:09:10 AM
I kept it simple and installed ge # 4537-2 sealed 100 watt units. Crystal clear lens and smooth reflector, and at $15 a piece a pretty good deal.. They use screw terminals so I had to fabricate a short adapter harness between the lights and the factory plugs. I like the look and they work "REALLY" well...
 
 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/52/4537-2_lamp.jpg)
 
jimmyray682007-12-07 06:52:45
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 07, 2007, 06:04:29 PM
Ah yes, Cessna landing lights......  My alternator hates me as it is already without using those!
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Post by: Jimmy on December 07, 2007, 07:32:38 PM
 I never said my charging system was stock. jimmyray682007-12-08 00:33:48
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 22, 2007, 12:56:26 PM
Well, I thought this might be a good time to update y'all on how my 300 is doing.  Replaced the alternator with a 60 amp dual field that was rebuilt at a friends automotive electrical shop for the princely sum of 40 bucks.  That's even with him supplying the core, and converting it for use on my single field system!  Runs really well now that voltage at idle with accessories on is in the 14's.  That pretty much will be the last of the serious work I do to the car until spring, as my garage isn't heated, and I can't close the door with it in there anyway.
 
 
So, I've been thinking of a list of things I'd like to do to the car when the weather gets warmer:
 
1. Dual exhaust, this can happen before spring.
 
2. Heater valve.  May have to farm this out, but it's seized and it's freaking cold in there!
 
3. Wheels and tires, preferably Torq Thrust D's
4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
 
5. Reapair driver dooor wing window, as mechanism sinks into door panel when you open it.
 
6. Repair quarter windows for going off track when they are rolled down!
 
7. Correct size Optimia battery and tie down.  Some hack put an oversize battery in that doesn't fit the tray.  I also have a swell used repro positive cable I bought for a killer deal, that needs to be installed.
 
8. Pull engine and trany to reseal and clean up
 
9. Front disc brake conversion.  I have the spindles.
 
10.  Seat recovering, also driver seat seems to have broken frame.
 
11. Carpet
 
12.  Headliner.   It's dead but it doesn't know it yet.  Stitching coming apart in one small area.
 
13. Remove vinyl top, repair rust, and repaint car.
 
14. Maybe put a kit in the carb as it probably could use it, but don't know what carb it is as that isn't the engine or carb the car came with.
 
 
 
Don't think this list will get accomplsihed overnight, but gives me some goals to work towards.
 
 
 
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Post by: Steve on December 22, 2007, 01:04:02 PM
I did tell you I have a brand new head liner for that didn't I?  It's actually in Philomath.  If you go up there, let me know. . You can meet Ugly Truck and see Snottys former 62 New Yorker (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 22, 2007, 01:06:17 PM
I remember you saying that.  Remember what color it is?
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Post by: Steve on December 22, 2007, 04:56:28 PM
Light tan I think.  If I remember right from your pictures, it was the same
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Post by: James Brown Jr, on December 22, 2007, 05:54:09 PM
looks good Dave. great to see some progress
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 22, 2007, 05:58:07 PM
One other thing I forgot.  It needs leaf spring packs.  Driver side is de arching......
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Post by: Steve on December 22, 2007, 06:48:09 PM
Loose weight?
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 22, 2007, 06:52:39 PM
Hardy har har har!  Hobby's a funny guy............(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
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Post by: James Brown Jr, on December 22, 2007, 07:02:03 PM
take the body outa the trunk. lol that will help with weight.
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Post by: Dan Cluley on December 22, 2007, 10:59:50 PM
Quote from: carrman
4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
 
I remember doing that on mine.  Started out one afternoon to see why the cold light stopped working.  6 hours and $30 at the hardware store, and about 90% of the underhood wiring got replaced. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)
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Post by: Johnny D. on December 23, 2007, 02:15:23 PM
I still wanna know the color of that 300.

I think a certain NYer would look good in it.


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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 23, 2007, 07:54:35 PM
Quote from: D Cluley
Quote from: carrman
4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
 
 
How far into the harness did you go?
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Post by: Stitcherbob on December 23, 2007, 08:49:56 PM
Quote from: D Cluley
 
 
 
Yeah, but Dan, yer supposed to use more than one color of wire! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
 
"Why do my wipers go on when I turn on the heat?"
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Post by: Dan Cluley on December 24, 2007, 02:42:43 AM
Funny Bob. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)  If I was gonna do that, I could have saved the $30 and just used scraps of speaker wire I've already got.
 
 
I will take a look when I get a chance, but this is what I recall.  
 
Most of the brittle wires seemed to be in the harness where it runs over the top of the engine on the passenger side. (the most heat, I'm assuming)  The wires that go to the bulkhead connector got spliced 9-12" from the firewall (solder and shrinktube)  with new connectors at the engine end.  Wires that stay under the hood (alt to volt regulator, coil to ballast resistor, etc) got completely replaced with new connectors at both ends.  The oil pressure sender and the neutral switch had oddball connectors or accessibility issues, so got left alone.
 
Everything then got run through split loom tubing.  It's not factory, but it is tidy, and everything works.  :)
 
The '65s had a better design for the main power wires through the bulkhead connector than the later cars, or I might have done more with those as well.
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 24, 2007, 05:13:44 AM
Well, my main power leads through the bulkhead connector have been modified with 10 gauge wire that runs stright through the bulkhead connector and doesn't rely on those clips for contact anymore.  Followed that tech article that appears on the Moparfins page, and that with the combination of a fresh alternator, made a world of difference. carrman2007-12-24 10:27:03
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Post by: Steve on December 24, 2007, 05:16:24 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on December 24, 2007, 05:27:34 AM
Oh yeah, the headlights actually illuminate things now.....
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 31, 2008, 02:48:36 PM

What you see here is the results of a few hours of buffing, waxing, reupholstering, replacing rear shocks, and spending money at a muffler shop.
 
 
 
carrman2008-05-31 20:10:01
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Post by: firedome on May 31, 2008, 03:45:18 PM
Lookin' Good! What quality cars were made with back in those days!

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Post by: Ken on June 01, 2008, 04:06:25 PM

Bravo!  Very nice! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)  Hey, some of that neighborhood look familiar...you're not in Salem, are you?  My step bro lives there, and I got to visit about two months ago.
Moesy2008-06-01 21:08:04
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on June 01, 2008, 04:16:00 PM
Down in Medford actually...
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Post by: Steve on June 01, 2008, 06:01:06 PM
Makes it all worth it now doesn't it. 
 
[/b]POLARACO2008-06-01 23:02:56
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on June 01, 2008, 06:07:38 PM
You have your caffeine source, I have mine........(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on June 01, 2008, 06:43:00 PM
Remember,back in '66 the biggest cup holder was in the glovebox door-big enough to hold a set of shot glasses...not 7-11 Big Gulps. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) LOLCBarge2008-06-01 23:43:24
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Post by: Tom Atkinson on June 02, 2008, 04:57:26 AM
Very  nice.  
 
Shot glasss huh.   We see you got the delux model.