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Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on October 01, 2009, 07:16:57 AM


















Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Snotty on October 01, 2009, 08:21:25 AM
You're in Hungary, correct?  I'll bet that car is a HUGE hit - in more ways than one!
 
Glad you're enjoying the car and a new friend!  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 01, 2009, 09:12:48 AM
Quote from: Snotty

DITTO!
 
Welcome to MoparFins and the best bunch of guys I know.
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: firedome on October 01, 2009, 11:35:52 AM
You picked the right car and the right place to hang out on the internet!! EnJOY!

Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on October 01, 2009, 11:56:30 PM
Hi Riyad, it was a real pleasure! Actually it turned out well that may/june didnt work out as a few bugs appeared during that time that might have gotten us stranded somewhere on the road, and all those small issues were addressed before we really hit the road.
 
Enjoy the car!
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on October 03, 2009, 02:00:55 PM
Thank you guys, I'm already enjoying this board with all the information I found, also its really fun reading back the history of the Brakmobile project since 2007 , the story will be continued :)
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on October 03, 2009, 02:06:03 PM


Quote from: Snotty
You're in Hungary, correct?  I'll bet that car is a HUGE hit - in more ways than one!





Imperiyad2009-10-03 19:11:07
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on October 03, 2009, 02:09:06 PM

Quote from: Sjak Brak
Actually it turned out well that may/june didnt work out as a few bugs appeared during that time that might have gotten us stranded somewhere on the road, and all those small issues were addressed before we really hit the road.
 

Yeah Sjak we made it just right for the trip, I did not mean the car itself in May/June, I meant that I had some personal problems as you remember and you had that small accident with your daily what made things delayed, anyway its just a History now :)
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on October 03, 2009, 02:41:57 PM
(http://i919.photobucket.com/albums/ad36/Imperiyad/PICT0103.jpg)





Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on October 03, 2009, 03:35:10 PM


Since the car technical side is very good there will be no major modification ,brakes have to be fixed and maybe control arm, since I want the Imp to be brought back to the 1973 shape, the restoration will take all time in fixing many minor things, body, rust spots, panels, paint, vinyl top, repainting and cleaning all parts, want Imp to be near perfect in everything.






























Imperiyad2009-10-03 20:36:22
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on October 04, 2009, 08:34:36 AM
Yes I have some bits of the build sheet :)

The car looks pretty good, considering its been a daily driver from 99 to 2005.

Very wise to use an engine jack for the front bumper, that thing is heavy.




Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jolanda on February 24, 2010, 02:52:18 AM
Ow cool, Sjaks old Imperial.
He took me once for a drive with the imperial....It felt like riding in a rollercoaster.....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Nice to see that he is in good hands.
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on February 24, 2010, 12:06:20 PM

Yes the beast is now hibernated hopefully until the mid spring, we had the worst winter in the last 10 years but we still have good progress, will  post soon..
Imperiyad2010-02-24 17:06:48
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: firedome on February 24, 2010, 03:08:06 PM
My '69 Imp was basically the same car - the 69-73 Imps are the best riding Mopars ever! IMO. 

Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on February 24, 2010, 10:05:40 PM
I have to agree on that Roger! The only flaw in handling is the heavy understeer before oversteer comes in :)
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on February 25, 2010, 05:24:50 AM
All the time I thought Imperials and other C-bodies share the same front suspension and steering, once the engine was removed and  reached the sub-frame I realized I was wrong, all parts are bigger/longer and some does not even exist in other C-bodies.
Unfortunately I did not have the chance to drive other C-bodies so I cannot compare, but I guess the above explains why Imperials drives better.
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on February 25, 2010, 05:28:11 AM
Yeah I noticed that, all cars understeer with your driving (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)


Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on February 25, 2010, 05:50:50 AM
LOL the understeer ends when the rear axle finally loses grip :)
 
The ride quality of the imperial is better due to the heavier front end and more isolated front suspension.
 
For handling/cornering, lighter cars are obviously better.
 
Regarding high speed stability, the Imperial is very good, MUCH better than my old Newpie.
 
Overall, I really prefer the Imperial to any other car.
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on November 12, 2010, 11:13:16 AM
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Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on November 12, 2010, 01:29:48 PM
Hello Guys, 




Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Steve on November 12, 2010, 02:50:53 PM
Make it happen
 
Sjak
We need to talk about your wiring skils.  LOL
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on November 22, 2010, 12:26:54 AM
Riyad, wake up we want pics (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Riyad on November 22, 2010, 12:33:16 AM
got some pics finally organized, its a matter of few years and will be posted (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: firedome on November 22, 2010, 07:24:46 AM
Ya, looking forward to an update!!

At least someone's car is moving forward in a big way...

mine is mm by mm.







Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on November 29, 2010, 05:53:02 AM
I have seen some of the progress in the garage in Hungary, they do a very very thorough job. And those guys make their own parts if they cant locate replacements for sale.
Title: 73 Imperial, A Beast in the East.
Post by: Jacques on December 17, 2010, 05:10:26 AM
Riyad, wake up (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)