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Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 11, 2010, 08:45:56 PM
.JSands2010-11-06 03:46:53
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Leaburn Patey on February 12, 2010, 01:35:33 AM
Factory air car,eh?
That has to be rare.
What's up with the screaming chicken?? LOL!!
 
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 12, 2010, 03:21:28 AM
Why do people let a rebuildable car deteriorate to this point.  They ought to be shot! Pigs.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/69/S8304147.JPG)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: steve sclafani on February 12, 2010, 04:31:09 AM
I have a friend in Penn. whos got a couple of 55 Desotos. He probably can help you out with some parts.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: firedome on February 12, 2010, 05:21:56 AM
One of the best looking mid-50s cars, IMO ...it  has that still
sort of conservative (before the Mopar 57s) but Real American Power
look, along with the '56 Packard, Buick and Chrysler... I'd take any of
them!  Good luck on your project - great color combo!!

I have the original big factory Parts Book if you need a part # looked up! 

Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2010, 05:27:44 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
Screaming Chicken????
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: firedome on February 12, 2010, 05:33:19 AM

There's a 'bird in the 'port next to the 'Dome.

Oh sorry, it's a 'Flite... the fancy pants model.


firedome2010-02-12 10:34:04
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2010, 05:59:15 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 12, 2010, 08:05:10 AM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:47:14
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2010, 08:26:37 AM
I have a guy here in NJ who has quite a few of those

Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 12, 2010, 12:11:10 PM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:47:59
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2010, 12:54:07 PM
Take that cover off behind the back seat and hope the trunk isn't loaded with crap.
 
Put a bunch of 3/8 extensions together and reach through to the latch and take the bolts out.
 
If that's Eddie, he looks like Leaburn
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stitcherbob on February 12, 2010, 03:01:51 PM

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/10/1955_ca.JPG)

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/10/1955_ea.JPG)


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/10/1955_da.JPG)

some of the best looking Mopars were the 55's




Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2010, 04:25:22 PM
I prefer the 66's, but you are right for that era. 
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: azblackhemi on February 12, 2010, 05:00:07 PM
I do love that body style. Good luck with the restoration. It looks like a car with a lot of upside. Here's my 55 Windsor. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/55WINDSOR2.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/55WINDSOR3.JPG)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/30/55WINDSOR4.JPG)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 12, 2010, 05:43:49 PM
I have to get a 10 car and a wad of cash and go visit Chris.
 
Hey Pooh!  Wanna go to AZ?
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: azblackhemi on February 12, 2010, 06:03:07 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
I have to get a 10 car and a wad of cash and go visit Chris.
 
I'll leave the light on for you Steve.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 12, 2010, 08:10:10 PM

JSands2010-11-06 03:48:43
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2010, 09:21:26 PM

Quote from: firedome
There's a 'bird in the 'port next to the 'Dome.

Oh sorry, it's a 'Flite... the fancy pants model.



Thanks I didn't get Leaburn's refrence either....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Nice car BTW...what's powering it? Hemi?


Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 12, 2010, 09:26:39 PM
(http://moparfins.com/forum/attachments/69/S8304156.JPG).
JSands2010-11-06 03:49:13
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Brian on February 12, 2010, 09:27:45 PM
Doooh didn't notice the second page of the thread.

Well since you found Hemi plug wire covers and it's a Desoto, which means it would be a Hemi.  Now what size is it?  330, 341, 345?




Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 13, 2010, 01:31:47 PM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:49:57
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 13, 2010, 04:43:19 PM
OIL THE CYLINDERS!
 
Damn. . .I didn't get to you soon enough
 
Spin it over a few times with the plugs OUT to pump up the oil, after you put some oil in the cylinders.  Also, CHANGE THE OIL before you start it.
 
Comeon Pooh. . .  You know this stuff. . . .
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 13, 2010, 04:48:21 PM
How much space is under it?  Can you see into the trunk with a flash light?

You could drill out the lock and replace it. . . .
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 13, 2010, 09:18:17 PM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:50:21
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 14, 2010, 04:18:53 AM
I wouldn't even know where to start to find out the value of something like this.
 
(http://moparfins.com/forum/attachments/69/S8304202.JPG)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: azblackhemi on February 14, 2010, 04:54:53 AM
Quote from: JSands
The amount of space is next to nothing. Especially with that bracing in the way. I also wasn't too keen on getting my face any closer to the rat poop than I had to. There was only so much I could reach with my little dustpan.

As for the engine, I am hunting down someone who makes a wiring harness for the car. The amount of wires that have been nibbled on is just scary, and I'd rather not take a chance on letting the car catch on fire (I was suprised that the car had any power at all. The relay and regulator is just a nightmare). So, I think that is where we need to start. The engine cranks, and I am very encouraged by this.
 
It's been how many yrs since I've tinkered with a car? I've forgotten how to know better. I feel like I am starting from square one all over again. (http://moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)

  Let me know if you find a wiring harness. My Windsor needs one too.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stitcherbob on February 14, 2010, 06:31:14 AM


Mucho expensive if you need the engine and dash harness....I have all new wiring for my 55 NYKR vert, but the previous owner never ordered that harness. I may make it myself  (I have the old one in a box)

http://www.riwire.com/ (http://www.riwire.com/)

1955 CHRYSLER Windsor Deluxe Series C-67
     1. Headlight Bucket Wires [pair] 74.00
     2a. Dash and Engine Harness [4dr.sedan] 773.00
    2b. Dash and Engine Harness [2dr.hardtop/conv.] 781.00
    3. Heater and Defroster Wiring 25.00
     4a. Power Window Control Harness [4dr.sedan] 407.00
     4b. Power Window Control Harness [2dr.hardtop/conv.] 404.00
     5. Power Seat Control Harness 138.00
     6. Rear Cigar Lighter Wiring 28.00
    7a. Body and Taillight Harness [4dr.sedan] 318.00
    7b. Body and Taillights Harness [2dr.hardtop] 297.00
     8. Rear Courtesy Lights Harness [2dr.hardtop] 71.00
    9. Negative Battery Cable 51.00
    10. Positive Battery Cable 34.00

 1955 DESOTO FireDome V8 Series S-22    

1. Headlight Bucket Wires [pair] 74.00    
2. Coil to Distributor Wire [low tension] 3.00    
3a. Dash and Engine Harness [std.trans.] 648.00    
3b. Dash and Engine Harness [auto.trans.] 648.00    
4. Turn Signal Switch Harness 45.00    
5. Map Light Bucket Wires [pair] 4.00    
6. Heater and Defroster Wiring 22.00    
7. Overdrive Harness [opt.] 112.00    
8. Power Seat Control Harness 138.00    
9. Power Window Control Harness [2dr.hardtop/conv.] 404.00    
10. Power Top Control Harness [conv.] 158.00    
11a Body and Taillights Harness [2dr.hardtop] 319.00    
11b Body and Taillights Harness [4dr.sedan] 314.00    
11c Body and Taillights Harness [conv.] 308.00    
12. Rear Courtesy Lights Harness [conv.] 51.00    
13. Trunk Light Bucket Wires 4.00    
14. License Light Connector Wire 7.00    
15. Engine to Body Ground Wire 6.00    
16. Negative Battery Cable 51.00

stitcherbob2010-02-14 11:35:03
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 14, 2010, 07:08:23 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley3.gif)

Let's come up with ideas to get her in the trunk
 
Chris. . .can you look at the Windsor and see if there is another way of getting into the trunk?  If not, do you have a spare lock and key?
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stitcherbob on February 14, 2010, 07:19:42 AM
from the Imperial website:
"I locked my keys in my trunk once. The guy at the locksmith around the
  corner must have been 800 years old. He took a key blank, a metal file, and a
  crescent wrench out to the car. Inserted key into lock and worked it back and
  forth vigorously, actuating it with the wrench as the lever, imprinting the
  tumbler marks onto the key. He then filed the key down to the correct shape,
  with minor checks and corrections done by re-inserting as he went and filed by
  hand. 5 minutes and I had a key that worked.
This idea not liable for any broken tumblers due to over stressing them
  when you rock the wrench back and forth. Price was right for me, though."

Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 14, 2010, 08:23:53 AM
I learned locksmithing many years from a guy like that.  While I learned HOW to pick locks, it ain't easy.  It's extremely hard.  Far beyond what I'm capable.  All the guys that could have died off.  I doubt if you can find a locksmith today who could pick it.  It's like babbiting.  Everyone knows the technique.  Who can do it?
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: firedome on February 14, 2010, 09:43:44 AM
I'd not only change the oil, but if has sat that many years I'd
consider dropping the pan and cleaning it out and also making sure the
strainer isn't all gooped up with sludge or crud and will pass oil...
I've seen some that wouldn't, or just barely.

Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: firedome on February 14, 2010, 09:47:56 AM

"it's like babitting... who can do it"  My uncle just babbited 5
Model A and 1 Model B blocks last winter, he's done dozens, has all the
special scrapers, if anyone needs it done, he can do,  and
reasonably too, PM me if you need babbit service ... he's 83 and still
going strong.



That was my "fancy pants" post.  I thought Coronados had the
tri-tone paint job with balck top? At least one's I've seen did. The
green and white, or white and green, patterns varied, I do know.

firedome2010-02-14 14:51:36
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 14, 2010, 01:13:53 PM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:50:52
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 14, 2010, 03:11:18 PM
Clorox Cleanup  Duh
 
He Pooh
 
Chuckles and I were talking about your trunk delema.  He came up with a great idea.
 
Take the glove box lock out and take it to a lock smith.  Have him make a key.  Costs about 15 Bucks
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 14, 2010, 04:06:33 PM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:51:12
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 14, 2010, 04:32:18 PM
I would lift the undercoating and all the joint sealer I can find and clean and reapply new joint sealer.  They make a brush on joint sealer in quarts.  Acid brushes work best on that.
Sometimes rust can be hidden under that stuff.  It traps the moisture under it.
 
As far as cleaning the floors, especially the rusted ares. . .  I would get a wire brush for a drill and clean it up as best you can.  Followed with a rust converter, Ospho is pretty easy to get everywhere but NJ.  Great stuff.   Then you can POR over that.
 
You want to cut out a good 4 to 5" past the obvious rust to fix that floor.  Save the piece and have someone dupe it for you with a offset lip around the parimeter, at least 1/2" bigger, no less.  Then you can get someone to weld it in.  Seal it on both sides, paint and the floors appear to be done.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Brian on February 14, 2010, 05:58:29 PM
I would first spray the entire floor with bleach, then wash out and repeat several times.  Get all the poop residue gone before you start work on the floors.

I agree with Steve, pull up the undercoating and then rust proof adn repaint adn then reseal the joints with the brush on stuff.





Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 14, 2010, 06:04:53 PM
Good point. . . .
 
Clorox Cleanup again because it has detergents that cut into organics.  Kills both birds.
 
I see Eastwood has a product to soften undercoating so you can scrap it off.  Not sure it will work with the body sealers though.  But if you plan on making this car 100%, it's a good idea you crawl under there and redo the whole bottom of the car too.  Nice coat of that rustoleum primer and then rustoleum black will do wonders
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Snotty on February 14, 2010, 06:55:16 PM
If you can't make a key from the trunk, then having the original won't matter.  I'd drill the original out and then you could open the trunk with a screwdriver.  You will need a new key set and locks anyway.




 
Besides, you might find hidden treasure in there!
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 14, 2010, 07:07:02 PM
Hey Scott
 
The Glove Box and trunk are the same key.
 
I would use a generic blank to start off with though, just in case.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 15, 2010, 03:54:14 AM
Please, please, please, do yourself a favor and just bite the bullet and go rent a pressure steam washer.  And I don't mean those hokey Home Depot pieces o'crap.   And it has to be steam.  It will take care of 95% of the cleaning issues.  Only a jack hammer could do the other 5%.

Trust me on this one. 
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 15, 2010, 04:58:14 AM
It's cleaning on a budget Stan
 
We're all not affluent like you
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: firedome on February 15, 2010, 05:09:58 AM
To get off that trunk and floor sound deadening tar-undercoat or whatever it is I've used an electric heat gun to soften it then scrape off with a stiff putty knife... I did my whole trunk and floors in my '58 DeSoto that way. Get EVERYTHING off because as mentioned, sometimes rust will be lurking under what looks like clean areas, and you don't want to give it a chance to come back.  I'd look for a rust free original floor section from a western car, like Chris in AZ is sending me for my F3.  John Fowlie of Big M fame (google Big M auto parts) will likely have one, he's reasonable, knows how to ship cheap,  and he's a great guy to deal with too. Next best is Repop 18 gauge floors from R/Car in CT. Bob does a good job duping the original contours and stiffening beads in the floor pans. He does trunks too. Avoid the crappy Claasicparts4u pans on eBay -it's  light gauge junk imo.  

Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 15, 2010, 05:41:34 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
It's cleaning on a budget Stan
We're all not affluent like you
What they're spending on materials would have rented that thing for 1/2 a day already....
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 15, 2010, 06:26:11 AM
.JSands2010-11-06 03:51:40
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Brian on February 15, 2010, 07:53:57 AM

Quote from: JSands
I heard that Easy Off Oven Cleaner works, too.  And then a clean wipe with mineral spirits.



 

I've tried the oven cleaner on stuff before...didn't found that it didn't do a very good job, or even work at all.



Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Snotty on February 15, 2010, 08:21:56 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
The Glove Box and trunk are the same key.
 
 
I realize that.  I said "trunk" when I meant glovebox.  So, insert GB in my comment and reread.  If she can't get a key made from the GB then it's not going to matter if the trunk key hole is saved or not.  That's what I was attempting to say.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 15, 2010, 10:49:07 AM
Ahhhh
 
Agreed
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Guests on February 15, 2010, 08:45:09 PM
Nice project, sorry to get in so late. Agree with the key attempt, otherwise drill it out, replacement tubmlers are a dime a dozen, had to do it with my Nash about 19years ago.
 
Get a bottle of Nature's Miracle. It is an enzyme that eats up urine smell and bacterial, splash it all over the place where the rats/mice/critters went, let it sit for a couple hours, then turn her sideways with the doors open and hose her out good, sweep up the pellets afterwards.
 
Easy-off works for parts when you can seal the chemicals with plastic wrap to keep it from evaporating, but after reading all the posts (all five pages), you have failed to mention what level of work you intend to do to her. Room to store items not being taken into account, and I do want to say right here and now that seeing the little lady being a part of this whole process is a plus in everyone's book (unless you're gay I guess), don't let her get away (flowers at least once a year will work miracles(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)), get the 55 scrubbed up, disassembled, body off the frame, heat gun works to get the undercoating softened up to scrape a bit more off, then less work needed for the toxic fumed stuff to finish it off. Welding helps, a cheap rotisserie to get underneath and raise her so that bottom body work isn't so back breaking is cheap compared to the old body pains later in life (I used to be invincible, could break any tool, power lift big blocks off the ground to get a flat dolly under them all by myself, made sure there was a board on the other side of the engine and could kick the dolly under a dressed 383 myself), but now it's different, now I do sit on a stool, and a cheap rotisserie is one nice item for a body, even if it doesn't roll around on the ground, just raises high enough to allow it to spin using a little elbow grease.
 
Get her clean first, and at this point, hosing her out good isn't going to do any harm.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 16, 2010, 06:18:13 AM
It's pretty much unsaid around here.  You work with the minimums, do as much as you can with what you have, and hope you can stay in a budget.  We're used to it.
 
Hell I amaze people because I do what I do on a freakin HILL!
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on February 16, 2010, 07:32:02 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
... and hope you can stay in a budget. 
You have a budget?  You must be rich.  I can't even afford a budget.
Commando12010-02-16 12:32:30
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 16, 2010, 08:15:30 AM
Quote from: Commando1
 

Drunk again Huh?
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on February 16, 2010, 10:13:20 AM

.JSands2010-11-06 03:52:01
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Guests on February 16, 2010, 11:58:49 AM
Quote from: JSands
Dana44, Thanks for the tips. Btw, I am the lil lady. I'll make sure to remind my husband about the flowers. :)
 
Steve kind of nailed it when he said that you do the best you can with what you've got. I'm not very mechanically inclined, but I've found my way around a few cars, and now I've roped the Mr. into it, too.
 

Boy, don't I feel like the (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif).
 
So now we have another Eddie (I go by Ed), and great, at least the  english will be in full sentences.
 
So it's your car, he helps, gotit! Scrub up a bit, rough sand it a bit to get some shiny highlights (doesn't need a ton, just kind of cut the metal), and hit it with rust inhibitor, let it dry, or take a space heater to help dry it in the cold, then prime it with rattle cans for now, better than nothing.
Ed
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on February 16, 2010, 12:11:43 PM
I'll tell ya

That red rust primer Rustoleum has sticks to everything.  Reduce it a bit and it sprays or brushes very nicely.  That crap is hard to get off too!  But it does a great job at protecting the steel


Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 23, 2010, 08:16:19 PM

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JSands2010-11-06 03:52:26
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 24, 2010, 03:01:56 AM
Wow.  That trunk is amazing.  Usually you're staring at the ground.  Good deal!
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 06:06:06 AM
Whose the babe in the picture?  LOL
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 24, 2010, 06:42:25 AM
[color=#ff0000 size=7]Flip-flops!!??[/color]
There should be NO open toes in the garage area!!!
 Steel toe shoes ONLY
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/69/DSC01298.JPG)
 Besides,you do not want to chip your toenail polish.....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)--or crush a toe....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Just ribbing ya,but safety first.
 
I wear the same rebocks all the time.  I still have my toes.  Steel tiped are for people who don't have enough sense to keep their feet out of the way.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
Hey Pooh
 
POLARACO2010-07-24 23:14:47
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 24, 2010, 06:49:51 AM


Quote from: POLARACO
Whose the babe in the picture?  LOL
 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif)
Boy it doesn't take much to crank you up!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 08:52:22 AM
Dollar Shoe Jess.  A pair of cheap sneakers that can double as waders.  (Long story guys)   You need to protect your feet.
 
POLARACO2010-07-24 13:53:30
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 08:54:44 AM
Quote from: Commando1
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/4581500/4581594_0bb5_625x625.jpg)
Quote from: POLARACO
Whose the babe in the picture?  LOL
 (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif)

 
Im a butt and thigh man what can I tell ya.  But I know what she looks like in real life, wet or dry.  LOL
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 24, 2010, 11:10:32 AM

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JSands2010-11-06 03:53:32
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 12:24:38 PM
Why not make your own?  It's easy
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 24, 2010, 02:25:50 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Why not make your own?  It's easy
I agree.
Rear Harness is pretty straight forward and you can buy any color wire to match the original.
It is labour intensive but with some patience you can do it for 3/4 less the cost of a repop herness.
CBarge2010-07-24 19:27:05
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 05:08:25 PM
Eastwood sells the correct tape for that too.  Remind me monday and I'll send you to the place where you can get the correct spade connectors so you can reuse the original sockets.  You need a soldering gun and some heat shrink too.  There are a couple of splices in there.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 24, 2010, 05:26:25 PM

.JSands2010-11-06 03:53:49
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 06:11:22 PM
Look at the colors
 
Get 25 feet of each in 16 ga.  Take the old one out and dupe it.  Wrap it and put the new one in.  The worst that can happen is you'll bore a new hole in the roof LOL  J/K  Wish you were in Chambersburg.
 
POLARACO2010-07-24 23:37:44
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 24, 2010, 07:20:04 PM

.JSands2010-11-06 03:54:06
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2010, 08:27:03 PM
I noticed you ducked the Butt and wet comments.  LOL   THE ROCK!
 
It's a private joke guys
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 24, 2010, 11:03:09 PM

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JSands2010-11-06 03:54:32
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 25, 2010, 02:44:01 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
 You can order wire from the same place I send you to for the spade connectors.
And who would that be?  I'm always looking to bookmark new vendors.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 25, 2010, 06:32:42 AM
www.delcity.net (http://www.delcity.net)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 25, 2010, 06:43:32 AM
Here's the wire section.  The 16 Ga comes in 35 foor lengths 
http://www.delcity.net/store/Primary-Wire/p_360.a_1 (http://www.delcity.net/store/Primary-Wire/p_360.a_1)
 
Here's the connectors I talked about.  You need the ones on the lower right.  Male or female 
http://www.delcity.net/store/Quick-Connectors/p_9108.a_1 (http://www.delcity.net/store/Quick-Connectors/p_9108.a_1)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 25, 2010, 08:05:01 AM

.JSands2010-11-06 03:54:48
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 25, 2010, 08:45:54 AM



I don't know if you have the patience to do a whole harness like this but here is what a friend who worked for that RI place taught me.










Commando12010-07-25 13:52:22
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 25, 2010, 09:12:12 AM



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JSands2010-11-06 03:55:05
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 25, 2010, 10:30:55 AM


Quote from: JSands

without having to worry about the strict standards where I live. They limit/prevent me from accomplishing a lot of things including brakes, engine work, body work, etc.


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Commando12010-07-25 15:33:48
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on July 25, 2010, 12:36:46 PM

.JSands2010-11-06 03:55:24
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: 300rag on July 25, 2010, 03:38:21 PM
Quote from: Commando1

I live here:


I do this:


Let them tell me I can't...




 
 
 
 
 
You rebel! You are supposed to wear a shirt at all times in a golf community(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 25, 2010, 05:36:06 PM
And he has his cell phone attached to his belt.  Now all we have to do is get him to answer it
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 25, 2010, 09:41:47 PM

Quote from: 300Rag

I have the LaCrosse alligator tatooed on my left tit.  Close enuff. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 26, 2010, 07:04:38 AM
And what do you have tatooed on your. . .
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 26, 2010, 01:09:10 PM

Quote from: POLARACO
And what do you have tatooed on your. . .
War & Peace.  The unabridged version.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 26, 2010, 06:39:37 PM
Must be the short version (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on July 26, 2010, 06:43:26 PM
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Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on August 08, 2010, 08:34:19 PM

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JSands2010-11-06 03:55:58
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on August 09, 2010, 04:24:24 AM
that's positive ground you know
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Brian on August 09, 2010, 07:26:45 AM
Sounds a little slow, is that a fresh battery?

I would also check the continuity in the plugs, just use a tester to make sure power flows through the plug.  Check your points and plug wires...and check for spark.

At least it turning....I like to use WD40 or PB blaster, as my starter fluid.  Not as dry, and adds some lubrication to the valves and cylinder as your cranking.

Good luck, keep us posted!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on August 09, 2010, 08:18:44 AM

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JSands2010-11-06 03:56:14
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on August 09, 2010, 08:53:01 AM
Could be the starter is loaded with some rust or the brushes are sticking from sitting.
 
POLARACO2010-08-09 13:54:40
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Leaburn Patey on August 09, 2010, 11:08:28 AM
tHE "POSITIVE" GROUND IS THE BARE FEET ON THE GROUND,lol!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Maybe I should start  a shoe campaign for them thar Texans,LOL!!
Just kidding!!
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on August 09, 2010, 02:51:25 PM
Just be lucky the fenders aren't patched with beer cans.
 
Lea, it's 6 volts.  It won't hurt unless they wet their fingers and touch the negitive while starting it. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on August 09, 2010, 05:10:36 PM

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JSands2010-11-06 03:56:30
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on August 09, 2010, 05:41:05 PM
Keep that battery charged.  You don't want those plates sulfating.  6 Volt batteries are known for short life if thay are not kept up
 
You can use 12 volts to jump start it. . .But don't turn any lights on.  Everything else will survive.  Take the dome light bulb out.  Everything else will survive.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on August 12, 2010, 10:34:52 AM


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JSands2010-11-06 03:56:50
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jason Goldsack on August 13, 2010, 01:44:09 AM
HOLY CRAP... that really sucks



Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Guests on August 13, 2010, 05:26:00 AM
Yes, that should work. There should be a hardened pin, a spring, and the arm itself.
 
Does kind of suck, for sure.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on August 13, 2010, 02:38:31 PM


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JSands2010-11-06 03:57:20
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Jessica on August 15, 2010, 05:52:22 PM
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JSands2010-11-06 03:57:34
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2010, 05:14:23 AM
Make sure those old ignition wires are separated as much as possible.   Check for cracks in the cap and rotor.  If you haven't replaced them, then do so.
 
Get to work. . .You know what I mean???  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Stan Paralikis on August 16, 2010, 05:32:36 AM

Quote from: POLARACO
Get to work. . .You know what I mean???  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)

Don't kick a member when they're down.   I know what it is like to think when you are in over your head.  Cut her some slack.
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Steve on August 16, 2010, 08:01:33 AM
I wasn't talking about the car
Title: My 55 has arrived
Post by: Rich on August 17, 2010, 04:28:56 PM
Change the points and CONDENSER- when the juice goes in but not out, the condenser is toast. I think it is part number AL-118 ?  Before you drive it much, get a new Cap & rotor, plugs, and plug wires too - it will run lots better.