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Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 05:45:09 PM
My newest mopar acquisition..WAYGUN!


(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01864.jpg)
1973 Plymouth Satellite station wagon!!
I am her third owner,The first and second owners lived in the same neighbourhood in the "Little Greek Town" area of Downtown Toronto.
Many thanks to Ross Woolridge who has known about the car for over 12 years and became friends with the second owner.
Also I want to thank Ray and Doug taking the whole day to help get the car home.
Finally,a big thanks especially to the "shark tank" in Joisey LOL!! Without the mob,none of this would have been possible and not very often do a car like this come around.
CBarge2010-09-29 20:18:23
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:04:51 PM
Saturday was a big day for me and I do apologize for not posting sooner.
I picked up Ray and Doug around 7:15 AM in my 300 which was loaded with tools,4 mounted radial tires,fluids,gas,a jack,plywood,booster pack,etc.
Arrived at the car around 9:15.
Bill,the owner was waiting for us.
He started the car,and I backed it out of the garage and let it run for 20 minutes to make sure it runs OK.Purred like a kitten.
While it was warming up,we unloaded all the gear from the 300 and prepared to work on the wagon.
Team work at its best.Ray popped the hubcaps off and loosened  the lugnuts as | positioned the tires around the car.Jacked up one wheel at a time and checked the brakes.
They are mint.Wheel cylinders and axle seals are bone dry and the shoes are new.Ditto the front rotors and pads.Put radial tires on the car.
10:30
First hiccup of the day was I tried to install one wheel and discovered that bolt pattern on the used wheel is wrong! So,loaded it up on the 300 along with one of the old bias ply tires to swap rims.
The owners son was supposed to meet me but no sign of him yet.I need him since the title is in his name.
Wee pile into the 300 and drive to the sons house--not there.
Back to the car-he is there waiting for me.
Do the transaction,get  the title.
11:00
drop off the tires at a local small shop.they did it right away.
Then head to the Motor Vehicle Office to transfer the title.
Ray stayed behind to guard the tools and the car.Bill handed him a hose and washed the car to kill time and remove the many years of dirt off  the car.
11:20
30 people in line ahead of me!! The line was moving slowly and every booth was open.
12:00
MY TURN at the booth.
I had all  the paperwork-title,proof of insurance,appraisal,drivers licence and my plates.
I had all my ducks in a row--or so I thought.
I had the wrong portion of the title (dammit)
With the line up even longer behind me the nice lady said there "is a way around that..it costs ten dollars"..OK do it.
More forms to fill out,wait in line some more.
My turn and now we are getting somewhere....oh.wait...
My wife had parking tickets against the 300--which is in my name!!
I had to pay the damn tickets before they could proceed to finish the paperwork.D'OH!
12:40
Back on the road to get the wagon.
CBarge2010-09-28 00:42:48
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:10:16 PM
Here we are checking over things before we hit the road.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01851.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:20:11 PM
"Fresh Barn Find" LOL!

Seriously,this car has lived all its life in this location.
The alley way was a shared driveway with garages for several houses.
The original owner's garage  is the red one behind it.It lived in there  up to 1997 and then moved across the alley into the second owner's grey garage in front of the car in the pic!
Ray pulling off the hubcaps,me doing something.
That's Bill digging out some of his stuff out of the waygun before saying goodbye to it..
CBarge2010-09-29 20:17:39
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:24:07 PM
This car is a time capsule.It was very well taken care of by Bill and the original owner--and it shows.
Seriously,the next shots are "as found" of the interior--no cleaning done here.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01855.jpg)
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:27:29 PM
Ray washed the car and boy,did she ever clean up well!
Nice and purdy with fresh whitewall radial tires on her..
CBarge2010-09-27 23:28:23
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:30:17 PM
Bill having a moment with his beloved wagon saying goodbye  before she goes to a good home..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01865.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:32:20 PM
Bill,who will be having his 80th birthday soon,and me saying goodbye.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01863.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:34:13 PM
The motley crew..Ray,me and Doug.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01862.jpg)
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:46:10 PM
By now it is after 1:00 and we were freakin' starvin'.
With everything loaded up,I got behind the wheel for the very first time and Doug riding shotgun.Ray did the honors of tailing us in my 300C.
Time to look for a burger joint.
Keep in mind,I never drove this car when I first looked at it back in June or July.The tags were expired.
I am all legal and as we drove down the street we heard a funny nopise that sounded like drive line.
Better check that out after we eat.
By  the time we found a Burger King it was 1;20.
Time to relax and recharge my batteries.Let the blood stream soak up the food.
Our next plan is find a garage to check out the noise.
2:00
Found a Canadian Tire 2 blocks from  the BK,and pulled in.
Raay and I crwaled underneath and started checking things out.
I tried to jack up the car but it was loaded,sitting low and too heavy for my little jack.
Ray discovered the rear u joint is ready to fall out--literally!
 
I got up from the ground and Doug started to remove parts from the car already!!
Seriously,the goofy fender mounted mirror was coming apart and the mudflaps were scraping when going over curbs.
CBarge2010-09-29 20:17:17
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:53:42 PM
Good ole Canadain Tire!.
They had both the big and small U-joints in stock!
With us needing to get on the road,and in the big GTA,parking lot repairs are frowned upon.
They had a mechanic available and were able to bring the car on short notice.
Even though Scott,the mechanic knew how to drive a standard,he never ever handled a 3 on da tree!! It was funny!!
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01868.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01869.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:56:10 PM
With the shop's permission,I asked them if I could take a peek underneath the waygun since i just bought it.
Boys,this thing it mint..For an Ontario car,this is a rare sight to be seen around here..
 
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01876.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 06:59:50 PM
More pics.
Rockers are solid and all metal-no filler here.
 
Ray! You missed a few spots of dirt!! LOL (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
 
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01877.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:06:14 PM
The old u joint did not look old at all.It appears to have been replaced once before.
However,the small sized u joint in there was incorrect.This old girl takes the big U-joint.
Scott had trouble getting the clips out,since the caps kept spinning around.
Eventually they replaced the  u joint and inside we paid the bill.
.9 labour and 26 bux for the part.
We were at the garage for almost two hours.
We stopped for gas and hit the 401 highway by 4:15.
 
It rained and I never tested the wipers.
I dared not to try them since the original refills were pretty much petrified rubber.
CBarge2010-09-28 00:07:38
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:10:31 PM
Ray was behind me drving my 300C and we had our cell phone #'s set on speed dial if anything happened.Note old bias ply snow tire.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01890.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:13:10 PM
This is just what the car needed-a good run on the highway.
I babied it for a good while and began to feel better as the miles went by.
Gas guage does not work.
Speedo is reading 10 MPH faster than actual speed...
CBarge2010-09-28 00:13:55
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:15:30 PM
This car is a real sweetheart.Drives nice down the road,has plenty of pulling power.I am impressed how well a 318 works with a manual trans.First good for 10-15 MPH,2nd good for 25-30,and then 3rd.The carb needs work,the accelerator pump is dried out so I have to finesse it when shifting.
One happy wagon owner...
CBarge2010-09-28 00:47:38
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:22:10 PM
6:30
We landed in Belleville where Doug lives and where Ray parked his car.
As Ray left to go home I needed Doug to bring the 300 back to kingston.
It was suppertime so we ate .
Doug had to go to the store to buy his wife cigarettes before we hit the road again.
We left at 7:15.....
 
8:03
The waygun has landed in my driveway!! despite the excitement,the car did well once on the highway and  did not break down.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01893.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:29:17 PM
I got home in the nick of time to drive my wife to her nightshift .
Parked the wagon and sat down for 30 minutes,then we piled back into the 300.
Dropped her off at 8:45 and hit the 401 West to Belleville
My day is not done yet--I still have to drive Doug back to his house!!
Dropped off Doug at 9:30.
Turned around and drove back home.
Got home at 10:20
I was pooped..
 
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 27, 2010, 07:37:18 PM
I am happy with the car.
Everything comes in threes.
I am glad they all came before we hit the road
1-wrong rim
2-The visit to the Motor Vehicle Registration Office of hell.
3- The u-joint.
I am still re-learning myself to drive a standard--its been a while.
plus I am still getting to know the car's characteristics..
The first thing to get done is installing duals.
Upgrade the electrical a bit,replace the punky rad and heater hoses.and freshen her up inside and out.Oh..and wiper blades and an oil change,tune up.
I am sure things will pop up and things will break as I keep driving it.
With no radio in the car,Doug kept singing the Brady Bunch theme song
on the way home...now I cant get that damn song out of my head!!
I will keep y'all posted.
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on September 27, 2010, 07:42:43 PM
Not to worry, I will have a full tank and the trailer on standby.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 28, 2010, 03:14:19 AM

Is that a big, bad DANA I see under there?????  Hmmmm....
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: firedome on September 28, 2010, 03:52:21 AM
That is a damn fine car!!  same color inside and out as my old 73
Custom Sub 9 pass, it's big brother. How on earth did that car survive
like that?  In NY the bottom 12" would be gone.



Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Robert Rottman on September 28, 2010, 04:24:52 AM
Nice WAYGUN Lea!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif)WOW(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley8.gif) I likey!! A LOT! Back in the day....My Dad had a 72 Satellite and my sister/bro-in-law had a 73 Satellite (not wagons -4 door sedans) and they were both excellent cars. My Dad passed the 72 to me and it became my second car. Poor thing...took a lickin' and kept on tickin'...as I was a real head case (moron) back then... Anyways, thanks for the great trip review...as always, your documentation skills are fabulous. I almost feel like I went on the trip with ya's...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) Best wishes with your new ride. She's beautiful...Me too...I just can't believe she's so well preserved. That's unheard of 'round these parts...
 
Congrats!
 
Bob
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Jolanda on September 28, 2010, 04:53:59 AM
Wow what a beautifull great looking car.... I love it. 

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on September 28, 2010, 07:21:52 AM
Gald you got the wagon home safely...what a heck of a day though!!  But
you had good times, with good friends, and it revolved around an old
car...couldn't ask for better.



She's a beauty and I enjoyed the the read, as FuryFever said...I felt like I was along on the trip.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 29, 2010, 02:09:30 AM
Thanks everybody!
I put over 200 miles on the car since she leftt Toronto in two days.
it took Bill THREE years to put that much on the waygun!!
Typical of a car that did a lot of sitting,something is guaranteed to happen.
Monday I drover her to work aand all is fine.End of day came and waming up the 'teen I smelled raw gas.
No leaks under neath..HHmm.
So I drove home with no problem.
But I still smell gas.
It was raining so I couldd not determne any leaks outside.
Just to be sure,I park Waygun in the garage where the floor is dry.
I have supper and go into the garage..I smell gas.
I check the carburetor,lines,fuel filter..No leaks..WTF?
I run the engine..
BINGO!
Fuel pump is squirting out gas from the little hole in the body towards the exhaust manifold area.
I ordered a new pump and we knew the hoses were in poor shape,so I ordered new hoses the same time.
 I did not drive her yesterday just to be safe.
So,last night after work I did the repairs.
I also did the ammeter bypass while I was at it,and installed my H4 headlamps I kept from my NYer,and replace the fuel filter and rotten rubber fuel line from the frame to fuel pump.
 
Today,I am just going to drive it.I have a good working spare 2bbl cArb I will clean up during my luch break.The carb on the engine has a wicked flat spot from a dried out accelerator pump and is getting worse.Carb swap tonight.
 
Tomorrow....DUAL EXHAUST!
 
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 29, 2010, 02:28:04 AM

Commando12010-09-29 09:30:25
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on September 29, 2010, 11:51:19 AM

Quote from: Commando1

Might be a 9 1/4 rear end.  Definitely not a Dana if my aren't failing me.

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on September 29, 2010, 11:54:35 AM
Here's some pics to identify the rear...

(http://www.akextreme4x4.com/images/tech/axleid/Axle%20ID.jpg)


(http://www.akextreme4x4.com/images/tech/axleid/Axle%20ID2.jpg)






Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 29, 2010, 12:33:09 PM


I should have known that. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


What threw me is the wagon is a '73 and I thought Chrysler didn't use 9 1/4's  on passenger cars until '74.

Commando12010-09-29 17:36:39
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 29, 2010, 03:33:34 PM
The wagon's rear axle is a C body rear axle.
Same track width,same size drum brakes,and has the big u-joint.
I did compare based on the info in the data book for 1973 as seen on Barry Washington's website.
http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1973PlymouthDealershipDataBook-03.shtml (http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/dealerships/1973PlymouthDealershipDataBook-03.shtml)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 29, 2010, 03:34:41 PM
Pics of the puked original fuel pump and KV fuel hose..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/pukedfuelpump.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 29, 2010, 03:37:02 PM
Bill did not clean out the wagon much.
In fact,I am starting to believe most of the crap I took out belonged to the original owner.
This is only a quarter of the junk I removed,the rest went in the garbage.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/oldcarjunk.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 29, 2010, 03:45:11 PM
Interesting find is the old Simoniz tin of wax.
I found it down in the bottom of the spare tire well.
It was very well used,and surprisingly still usable.
This is what kept the old girl shining for years before being parked in the garage.
HHHMMM.........SHOULD I TRY IT?
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/oldsimonizcan.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01899.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Ross Wooldridge on September 29, 2010, 05:31:08 PM
Awesome, so glad it's in good hands.  That is a very special car, and you are the right person to have it.  I wouldn't have put Bill on to anyone who didn't meet my strict criteria for ownership of that lovely car.
 
Can't wait to see it all fixed up, dual, clean engine bay, new hoses, etc. 
 
Just gotta get the right size tires or change out the speedo gear for the speedo to read right, and maybe look for a Kilo speedo.
 
jazzandmoparguy2010-09-29 22:32:11
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 29, 2010, 05:53:10 PM
Ross,upon closer inspection of the old tires,they are OK for local cruise nights and shows. I would not drive any distance on them.
Bill did have another pair of H78-14 under the front porch and are the matching pair to the front tires.They are Canadian Tire "Safety 99" tires.
The radials I have are the tallest available in the broadmarket without going to a specialty tire.
I have 15" tires in the garage but I kinda like the hubcaps that belong to the car.
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on September 29, 2010, 06:40:00 PM
Ahhhh  Leaburn. . .You didn't have to do the Ammeter bypass. . . .The ammeter runs on a shunt.  The full power of the car doesn't go through the ammeter.  They changed to that system in 71. 
 
I'll bet it has slide on terminals.  If it did, you can put it back.  I would pull the bulkhead connector and put some grease on the terminals though.  Since the car doesn't have A/C, there should be no worrys anyway
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 02:02:45 AM
Basically,I added a wire under the hood.From  the battery stud at the starter relay to the battery stud at the alternator.With a fusible link,of course.

Just a precaution more than anything.
My old 71 Coronet was a State Farm write off from a nuclear meltdown.This time I am not taking any chances.
The first couple days driving the waygun,the ammeter guage was doing wide sweeps--even without the headlights on.
With the added wire,the guage is more stable,and the lights do not dim as much when hitting the brake.
CBarge2010-09-30 07:09:39
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on September 30, 2010, 06:17:03 AM
71's were nutorious for melt downs.  They fixed all that in 72.  There was no protection on the Alternator in the 71's.  If the alternator shorted out, the harness was history.  If you look at the harness, you'll see the primary wires for the charging system are heavier.  Like twice as much.  If you are getting diming, then I would be in that bulkhead connector sooner than later
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Theo on September 30, 2010, 10:10:47 AM
Hey Leaburn, thanks for the write up. Good read and great pictures. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Love to see waygun in person soon and take it for a spin.

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 30, 2010, 10:22:35 AM
I saw all the pics.  HOLY COW!!  Great work.
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/5179000/5179409_98a0_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/artists/stanleyp/creations/doodle_45)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: firedome on September 30, 2010, 11:22:18 AM

Reading all this about ammeters and terrible '71 wiring, it looks like
my '71 F3 is going to need major wiring mods??? After all I'm doing to
it, I don't need it to have a meltdown!!!



Re: the C body axle, I have a 72 Mopar wagon brochure that shows
interior dimensions of the T & C, Sport Burb and the Waygun... the
interior of the Coronet is virtually as big as the other 2, it is a big
wagon plain & simple!  4 x 8 plywood will lay pefectly flat.


firedome2010-09-30 16:24:46
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Post by: Steve on September 30, 2010, 12:59:45 PM
Roger, just put a fuse-able link in the charging system.  You could also increase the size of the charging wires and body feed.  I ran a parallel #10's and re-wrapped.  But my F3 had a melt down already.  Car was an electrical nightmare
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 04:04:47 PM
Maybe I was over zealous with it,but old habits die hard with the electrical.
I did notice the heavier wire going to the alternator and the extra fusible links in the harness across the firewall.
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 04:22:17 PM
Now onto the dual exhaust installation..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/100_1622.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 04:23:49 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01903.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 04:26:08 PM
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01904.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01906.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01907.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 04:36:23 PM
Many thanks to Tom "Tucker" Woodcock.
I really do appreciate the work he did on the waygun.
An artist with the bender--and one of the very few people left that can make exhaust from scratch.
Fit and finish is top shelf.All connections are welded.No rattles or vibrations.
I went old school and chose Thrush Turbo mufflers for that 70's Mopar small block sound.
We do a lot of custom exhaust at my work,and Tucker is the man to do the job.
http://jiffyautoservice.com/index.cfm (http://jiffyautoservice.com/index.cfm)
 
CBarge2010-09-30 22:48:09
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 04:42:37 PM
Down off the hoist,the tips look awesome.Plain 3" pipe,no chrome.
Not over bearing,yet makes a statement.
Whaddya think?
 
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01905.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01908.jpg)
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Post by: Robert Rottman on September 30, 2010, 04:49:16 PM

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Very Nice! Are you happy with how she sounds Lea?
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 30, 2010, 05:19:49 PM
Sound great! Not too horny,nice throaty sound and no drone inside the car at speed.The muffs do not make the car sound like a 5 litre mustang or a chebbie cramaro--it says mopar!
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/th_idlesoundbite.jpg) (http://s51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/?action=view&current=idlesoundbite.mp4)
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Post by: Brian on September 30, 2010, 05:37:53 PM
That old tin of wax will look great on the shelf as garage art!!  And the exhaust looks, and sounds awesome!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

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Post by: Steve on September 30, 2010, 06:18:34 PM
Sound like Polaraco now.  Only Polaraco is a bit more throaty with the larger bore and ported heads
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Post by: Bob Schaefer on October 01, 2010, 08:20:42 AM
Great post! I'm glad to see another wagon being given a great home. I like the look of the pipes coming strait out the back, as opposed to going out and down at the corners. Thanks for the post.
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 04, 2010, 03:47:26 PM
Well,I am learning.
Plus I am still getting to know this brown eyed girl.
After driving Waygun all this weekend,I had to do something about the exhaust.
First of all,Tom did nothing wrong.He wanted to do something cool for me.And I really do appreciate the work he puts in.
I,never owned a wagon before,did not know any different.
With the tailpipes going straight out,I was getting fumes in the car--big time.
I did not notice it myself,but with the fam damily in the car they complained about the fumes and mumbled something about Schindler's list on wheels.
The rear spoiler even made things worse with the rear window down and the fumes shot up all the way to  the dash.Not fun in stop and go traffic.
So,this time safety outwieghs the cool factor.
Off  the tailpipes go,and new tailpipes were bent and exited to the sides behind the rear bumper.
Pretty plain looking--which kinda goes with the plain brown wrapper theme.
Most importantly,no more mumbling references to the holocaust .
I even drove today with the rear window down and my side window and no fumes.
I now know why there is a reason why the factory put the tailpipes to the side on wagons.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01918.jpg)
 
 
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Post by: Steve on October 04, 2010, 04:25:04 PM
Do I need to break out the polisher?
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 04, 2010, 05:44:38 PM
Naaaw...The old tin of Simoniz is doing a great job!

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Post by: Steve on October 04, 2010, 05:49:35 PM
OK  Then I'll hold off on ordering foam pads.  Hello allot easier than by hand
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 04, 2010, 06:17:54 PM
The roof still has a layer of Toronto dirt on it!!
Too busy driving the damn thing to stop and clean it!
Mom had me moving furniture with it last Saturday,LOL!
I did a garbage run on my lunch hour to boot.
I am putting the brown eyed girl to work.
 
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Post by: Brian on October 04, 2010, 06:58:21 PM

Quote from: CBarge
The roof still has a layer of Toronto dirt on it!!
Too busy driving the damn thing to stop and clean it!
Mom had me moving furniture with it last Saturday,LOL!
I did a garbage run on my lunch hour to boot.
I am putting the brown eyed girl to work.

Atta boy!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

I do the same thing when I have the T/C insured, use it for all my local running around.  People are always floored when I load up the stuff for a recycling/dump run and then go get groceries and load them in that back.  Heck I brought my disasembled 331 Hemi back from Seattle in the wagon!!

 Guess it's a real time warp back for them to see an old wagon being used as it was intended.

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Post by: Steve on October 04, 2010, 07:27:46 PM
I get strange looks when I load the back of Polaraco at Lowes too.  I watch guys try to put half what I put in a ricer and laugh
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Post by: firedome on October 05, 2010, 04:23:32 AM

Can't beat a big ol' Mopar wagon for sheer functionality... beats a
mini-van any day.  I miss having one.  I may have to talk to
Chris one of these days....  I really LIKE that coming-out-the side-dual exhaust look! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


firedome2010-10-05 09:24:52
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Post by: Brian on October 05, 2010, 11:23:33 AM

Quote from: firedome
Can't beat a big ol' Mopar wagon for sheer functionality... beats a
mini-van any day.  I miss having one.  I may have to talk to
Chris one of these days....  I really LIKE that coming-out-the side-dual exhaust look! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)



Like mine....

(http://i697.photobucket.com/albums/vv340/thrashingcows/68%20TC%20wagon/PICT0066.jpg)

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Post by: Steve on October 05, 2010, 11:40:07 AM
I like the detail they put on the ends with the bend.  Shows the guy who did thise gives a crap about his work.
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 05, 2010, 02:51:54 PM
Quote from: Commando1
I should have known that. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/5167000/5167246_8344_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/artists/stanleyp/creations/doodle_43)
(http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/5167000/5167275_3d0d_625x625.jpg) (http://www.aviary.com/artists/stanleyp/creations/doodle_44)


thanks to Stan's persistence,he found the info regarding the production change up on the axles.
(http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/TSBs/1973/03-07-73C%20page1.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 05, 2010, 02:52:44 PM
(http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/TSBs/1973/03-07-73C%20page3.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 05, 2010, 02:55:00 PM
Also thanks to Barry Washington and members who donated the info to his site.
An invaluable site with tons of info.
http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/index.shtml (http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/index.shtml)
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 06, 2010, 03:12:00 AM
The Hamtramck Registry is without a doubt, proof that saving every scrap of documentation on our cars is of the upmost importance.
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 07, 2010, 05:45:38 PM
Ok.After almost two weeks of ownership,I am prepping for a trip to Joisey!
Going to Steve's with wheels for the "plucked chicken' and a pair of pre-smog 360 heads
Did the oil change,and did a drain/refill on the 3 speed gear box.
Lubed all the linkages and she shift smooth as butter.
new tires,exhaust,hoses.
Tank full of gas and a can just in case plus fluids.
Oh,and Jesus on the dashboard.
Leaving work early to hit the road to beat the traffic,I hope.
TTFN and will chime in when I get there!!
 
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on October 09, 2010, 12:07:29 AM
Hope you have another safe journey....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 09, 2010, 03:40:03 PM
Thanks,Brian.
I left work early and hit the road at 3:40 PM (how appropiate for a Mopar forum,LOL)
Syracuse was a friggin parking lot on the I-81 and cost me some time and a tired left clutch leg from all the stop and go.
Once out of there,it was smooth sailing but I had to make two pee stops and no other problems.The weather was excellent and I drove the whole way down with the window open.
The CB was busy most of the time for entertainment and also info on the accidents,traffic,deer and "bear" reports.
Arrived at Steves at 10:15 PM.
So roughly under 7 hours.
I usually do it in 6  .
We figured out the Waygun is averaging between 23 to 25 MPG and I was driving 65-70 MPH.
I am really impressed with the car's performance and fuel economy.
 
CBarge2010-10-09 20:42:56
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Post by: Brian on October 09, 2010, 04:02:44 PM
Wow....23-25 mpg is nothing to laugh at.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Guess that dual exhaust, and new"er" carb and a good tune up makes a big difference.  What gear ratio is the rear?


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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 09, 2010, 04:10:36 PM
Not sure,but the FSM shows 3.21 or 3.23 in wagons with 318/3 speed manual.

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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 10, 2010, 03:59:02 AM
Never heard of a 3.21......
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Post by: Steve on October 10, 2010, 04:54:59 AM
The 3.21 is listed in the Data Book info,once again in Barry Washington's website;
read carefully since the sedans got the 2.94,but for some reason the wagons got the steeper gears.
http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/DealershipDataBook/1973/73_Plymouth_Specs_1.jpg (http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/DealershipDataBook/1973/73_Plymouth_Specs_1.jpg)
(http://www.hamtramck-historical.com/images/dealerships/DealershipDataBook/1973/73_Plymouth_Specs_1.jpg)
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 10, 2010, 05:56:16 AM
Yah but they are NOT talking about a 9 1/4 rear in the chart you supplied ! ! !
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 10, 2010, 04:01:10 PM
When I get home,I will try to locate the tag off the diff to  settle the matter.

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Post by: Steve on October 10, 2010, 04:45:41 PM
Hey!  Use you're own damned account (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
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Post by: Brian on October 10, 2010, 07:54:41 PM
I had a 3.21 suregrip 8 1/4 in my 80 2dr caravelle.

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Post by: Steve on October 10, 2010, 07:57:08 PM
seems to me it was a 231 in an 8 1/4, but it was also a 276 available.  Just like the 8 3/4 ratio.
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 11, 2010, 03:00:56 AM

Quote from: thrashingcows
I had a 3.21 suregrip 8 1/4 in my 80 2dr caravelle.
I'm talking 9 1/4's here!!!! ONLY! Sheesh....
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Post by: Steve on October 11, 2010, 04:54:24 AM
And we're not.  Majority rules.
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 11, 2010, 05:48:34 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)


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Post by: Brian on October 11, 2010, 10:39:19 AM
Chances are if the 3.21 was used in a 8 1/4 it was very likely used in the 9 1/4 as well.

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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 11, 2010, 01:05:45 PM
One more time, people. 9 1/4's only came with a 3.23...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on October 11, 2010, 01:14:52 PM
I thought we were talking 8 1/4's
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 11, 2010, 01:42:11 PM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


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Post by: Brian on October 11, 2010, 04:57:15 PM

Quote from: POLARACO
I thought we were talking 8 1/4's

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)...........(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


Well 3.21 vs 3.23.....that  .02 difference is not going to effect anything so lets just say 3.21 so we can all play together.







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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 04:57:38 PM
Quote from: Commando1
One more time, people. 9 1/4's only came with a 3.23...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley7.gif)
That may explain why the data book lists both axle ratios for the wagon. 3.21,3.23

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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 05:39:28 PM
Anyhoo,back to my trip to Joisey.
This is  the first long trip in the wagon.
Not knowing what to expect,i packed lots of tools and spare parts.
The car ran great,and no problems whatsover down and back.
I left my home Friday 3:40 PM and stopped on Cortland,NY 178 miles away at 7:15
I averaged 65-70 MPH and topped up the tank with 8.71 gallons at 3.09 a gallon of premium fuel.
My MPG was 20.6 US gallon or 24.7 Imperial gallons.
CBarge2010-10-11 22:41:32
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 05:48:29 PM
Arrived at Steve's at 10:30 PM.
After Cortland,I kinda hoofed it to get there.
 The car did not move the entire time visiting,until it was time to leave.
Pics taken saturday morning
 
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01923.jpg)
CBarge2010-10-11 22:51:36
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 05:55:47 PM
Saturday we helped move furniture for Stev's friend.
We had to travel through some pretty country side and I enjoyed the views and sights.
Fall is a beautiful time of the year on Joisey..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01925.jpg)
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Post by: Steve on October 11, 2010, 06:05:00 PM
Leaburn went home with some nice treasures too.  More room in my garage.  LOL  (and behind it) 
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:06:41 PM
Sunday.
Plan was to help Steve replace the damaged temporary shelter with a new one that is more sturdy and has a heavier better quality cover.
With a twist---with the plucked chicken 62 new yorker still inside.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01949.jpg)
 
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01948.jpg)
CBarge2010-10-11 23:12:54
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:11:11 PM
"....Let's rip the roof of this joint.."
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01952.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:22:01 PM
Without instructions,we got the new structure up.
Steve found them after we worked on it all afternoon,LOL
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01953.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:25:26 PM
Elaine did up a wonderful supper after a full day's work.Pete and his wife joined us and a good time was had by all.
Today,we gathered up some stuff as Steve mentioned to take back to Canada.
A set of rear springs to install in the wagon,a set of 15" wheel covers for my winter tires,a bench grinder that i will be converting into a polisher,a really good Carter 2bbl carb for the waygun,and a left side vent window assembly for the Boab.
[color=#ffff33 size=5]Thanks Steve!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)[/color]
CBarge2010-10-11 23:32:58
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:37:46 PM
I gassed up and hit the road at 12 PM
Topped up the tank and took 10.91 gallons.
The mad dash from Cortland to Steve's dropped my MPG to 18.2
Here I gassed up just outside Wharton.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01954.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:43:07 PM
Delta Water Gap was a parking lot.
They were doing construction and had several lanes closed.
Note old Dodge Dart way up in front of the semi..
 
CBarge2010-10-11 23:43:46
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:53:22 PM
After driving 327 miles non stop,I had to stop for gas and a pee.
gas was much more expensive in Clayton,NY compared to Joisey at 3.14 a gallon for premium.
The wagon filled up at 15.88 gallons at 50 bux.MPG was up to 20.6 or 24.7 Imperial gallons.
I am inpressed with the mileage despite the smallish tires and  low gearing.
It could be better but cannot complain since I did nothing to the engine for the trip.
It was great to get away and to see everybody again in Joisey.
I always enjoy my time there.
Many thanks to Steve and Elaine for their hospitality.
They always make me feel at home.
CBarge2010-10-11 23:53:46
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on October 11, 2010, 06:54:47 PM
Quote from: CBarge
Sunday.
Plan was to help Steve replace the damaged temporary shelter with a new one that is more sturdy and has a heavier better quality cover.
With a twist---with the plucked chicken 62 new yorker still inside.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01949.jpg)
 

 
As you saw we flipped over the old tent and re-erected it in my back yard, with about 8 feet taken off.. 
 
Lea, I got some string lights and hung them in the tent.  Much better.  I got some bulbs for the blown out  Halogen lights.  I still have to get that parts washer out of there.  I'll shoot a pic of it tomorrow. 
 
I have to drill the driveway for those carriage bolts lea
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 11, 2010, 06:57:15 PM
Me: What's next?
Steve: "Slow down!" It's too early to go this fast.." (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
CBarge2010-10-11 23:58:25
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Post by: Steve on October 11, 2010, 07:04:00 PM
You had to post the picture of me wearing a blue shirt and matching jeans.  LOL  But I was in a red shirt and black jeans later.  So there Snotty
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: firedome on October 12, 2010, 03:41:40 AM
Looks like a fun time was had by all! ... woulda liked to meet ya when
you went thru Bing Lea, but was up in VT closing up camp for the
winter. That wagon sure looks to be a real gem...

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 13, 2010, 05:53:48 PM
Well,the wagon was making a noise I had not heard in her before.
I suspected the left front wheel bearing.
Upon inspection,the inner L/F wheel bearing was on the way out.
Turns out this wagon is still wearing its factory original rotors with a casting date of 5-73
The caliper is a pin type Kelsey Hayes unit that I suspect its original as well.
Also by the looks of the grease,that,too is so old it may have helped the bearing fail.
As of now it is working fine and I serviced the calipers while I had the front wheels off.The inboard pad was hanging up due to rust build up.The seal around the piston is dry and soft-no cracks.I wil keep close attention to it should  the caliper sieze up.
I did open the bleeder screw and the piston did open up.That's a good sign.
 
Also I fixed the left rear seatbelt retractor.I removed the rear seat and ended up cleaning out 37 years worth of crap outa there.
I found a Canadian Tire reciept dated September 6,1974  at 2:33 PM from the Bradford location.
A Greek coin,and a map of Ontario from 1978.
 
 One of the goodies I got fron Steve is a really good Carter 2 bbl carb.
That will be next on the list..
Oh,the odometer is climbing rapidly.I bought the car with 58404 miles on it--today she is reading 59621!!! in less than three weeks!!
CBarge2010-10-13 22:57:55
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on October 14, 2010, 01:24:30 AM
Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
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Post by: Theo on October 14, 2010, 02:04:15 AM

Quote from: Commando1
I saw all the pics.  HOLY COW!!  Great work.

Oops, sorry, totally missed that post. Thanks for the compliment! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley33.gif)

Next project is going to be a Wagon ! Looking at leaburn's, I want one too.



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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 04, 2010, 05:39:10 PM
Update..
I have put 1750 miles on the car since I bought it which was 45 days ago!!
That's an average of 39 miles a day!
No major problems.
The flat spot was getting worse on part throttle so I did some tinkering tonight.
I was going to install the carb Steve gave me,but I will hold off until I really need to..
Why?
Simple stupid stuff I found tonight--loose carb body screws and bolts,and rotten vacuum lines.Fixed them first.
Then I noticed the plug wires ARE THE FACTORY ORIGINAL WIRES!! Dated 2-73.
Nice to know but they were junk.The resistance on them was high.
Ditto original cap and rotor.I found carbon tracks inside the cap so I replaced it.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02013.jpg)
The plugs are new and have no wear on  them and look clean.I checked  the gap and it is OK.
I cleaned off the undercoating from the air cleaner..now I have to make the rest of the underhood area to look as good..maybe next spring,though.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02016.jpg)
 
CBarge2010-11-04 22:08:55
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 04, 2010, 05:45:06 PM
I also replaced the buggered up moldings on the right side doors.Scored them at Roblin's today.
They are OK and will do until I pick up the NOS ones I have waiting for me across the border..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02005.jpg)
 
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 04, 2010, 05:46:01 PM
Now..this looks much better after some polishing and proper mounting clips installed in place of the self tappers.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02009.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 04, 2010, 05:59:01 PM
I had a productive day.
Drove 100 miles today.
Roblins,home,pick up Jacob,worked on the wagon,made supper--and had time for a much needed haircut,LOL!
I also installed my 15 inch snows and the 15 inch wheel covers Steve gave me.
They look good on there and are at least period correct Mopar wheel covers.
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02020.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 04, 2010, 06:05:40 PM
I still have to pull  the sending unit out and replace the float.
Not looking foraward to that since the tank in tucked up inside the left quarter panel.
 
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Post by: Ross Wooldridge on November 05, 2010, 07:48:23 AM
It's so great to see that wagon getting the love it deserves.  You gotta make sure you go and visit Bill with it, especially after you've cleaned up the engine compartment and got the tank sender working again.
 
Still think you gotta look for a Kilo speedo for it just to be Canadian, eh?  Probably available in Europe in those Scandinavian Junkyards....
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 05, 2010, 06:46:37 PM
Thanks again Ross.
I am going back to the big smoke this saturday to drive the kids to a Yu-Gi-Oh regional tournament at the Metro Center.
I will drop in to have a coffee with him.
CBarge2010-11-05 22:48:14
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Post by: Ross Wooldridge on November 05, 2010, 09:43:39 PM
Very Cool!  I'm sure Bill will be thrilled to see you and the wagon.
 
Let me know how it goes.
 
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 06, 2010, 02:34:06 AM
I love stories like this.   A neat, simple, non-descript car back in the day can still turn heads.
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2010, 04:37:00 PM
Bill will be happy to see the wagon with the new trim on it---NO DENTS!!
Today I did my trip across the border to pick up more parts.
 The Waygun is a hit with the border guards.
Actually,it is to my advantage since they ask about whaty motor is in it and "you don't see those anymore" coments.
 I slide through with ease,LOL
I got this NOS tailgate molding to replace the dinged up one on the waygun.
 (http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02024.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2010, 04:42:04 PM
This is a one year only piece and very hard to find.
I love NOS trim!! But sometimes you get more than what you bargained for.
 I opened it up like a kid on Christmas morning and found somebody taped  right onto the surface.Plus years of storage it was slighty twisted,but no dents.
UGH!
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02027.jpg)
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Post by: Steve on November 07, 2010, 04:48:15 PM
Quote from: CBarge
I still have to pull  the sending unit out and replace the float.
Not looking foraward to that since the tank in tucked up inside the left quarter panel.

Is there access from the inside?
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2010, 04:51:25 PM
What to do?
Using the tailgate as a bench (love it!) I sprayed PB blaster on the old dried up packing tape and let it soak to soften it up.
I did not want to use a sharp edge in fear of scratching  the aluminum trim.
The old tape came off with ease.I gave  the trim a good polishing with Mother's and buffed with a very soft cloth.
Now it looks NOS!!! LOL!
CBarge2010-11-07 21:53:22
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2010, 04:55:23 PM
Off goes the old and on goes the NOS..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02025.jpg)
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC02031.jpg)
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2010, 04:59:01 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: CBarge
I still have to pull  the sending unit out and replace the float.
Not looking foraward to that since the tank in tucked up inside the left quarter panel.

Is there access from the inside?
No.
According to the FSM (that came with the car) There is a splash shield in the l/r wheelhouse you unbolt.
I can reach my hands up into the connections no problem.
The tire and shield needs to bee removed to pull  the sending unit with the tank still in the car..
Removing the tank is a big job that requires removing the rear shocks,and dropping the rear axle on the left side--not into doing that..no no! NO!
I have heat in the garage now so when i get ambitious--or low on fuel-- I will pull the sending unit.
I better get another gasket for the sender first,IMO.
CBarge2010-11-07 22:01:00
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 07, 2010, 05:13:08 PM
Funny thing about this car is the body side and wheel lip moldings took all the hits.
With the exception of the left front fender,this car is straight and the moldings are what saved the car from any major body damage.
The paint job is an older enamel job from many years ago.
I noticed that whoever painted the car took the time to remove  the trim before painting it.
No tape lines,and behind the trim is the same paint and the clips are not painted over..
CBarge2010-11-07 22:13:57
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on November 08, 2010, 05:51:27 PM
Probably the same gas tank set-up as the 68 T&C.  Take off the rear wheel, then 3-4 screws and the splash panel will drop out, then the unit is right there...very easy to get too and deal with.

Looking great Lea...and that NOS molding looks super!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: John Bernard on November 11, 2010, 02:17:40 PM
seeing a car this mint is winning the grand lottery. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) i must say is that a time-machine coz it just traveled thru time. 

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 11, 2010, 03:52:51 PM
Quote from: johnbrnrd
seeing a car this mint is winning the grand lottery. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) i must say is that a time-machine coz it just traveled thru time. 
Thank you..and
[color=#00ffff size=6]welcome!![/color]
 
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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 12, 2010, 08:20:15 PM
I put on a set of Monroe air shocks at work today.Part # MA757
I will be driving to Toronto with a car load of 4 kids and their "required" electronic gear,bags,etc.LOL
Even without the kids in the car,it rides a whole lot better.I have the shocks set at 50 PSI for the trip.
Will run them at 40 with no load to help keep  the car level.
She developed a miss and found another rotten vacuum line.it is the wierd thingy on the firewall that is between the carb and vacuum advance.
I bypassed it since it appears to be not working.
My timing is at ZERO.Not sure where it is supposed to be.
But it runs much smoother and the flat spot is almost gone and more tolerable to live with untill I GET TIME TO SWAP THE CARB OUT.
Damn caps..
I will be delivering a brake booster to  John Stevenson (john66nyr) for his 66 New Yorker.
That wil kill a couple hours,and also stop in to see the old guy I bought the Waygun from.
Wish me luck,and a safe trip.
 
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Post by: Stan Paralikis on November 13, 2010, 03:18:35 AM

Quote from: CBarge
 ...found another rotten vacuum line. it is the wierd thingy on the firewall that is between the carb and vacuum advance. I bypassed it since it appears to be not working.
And you work as a WHAT...? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 13, 2010, 05:55:37 PM
service advisor..
I call myself saying it needs it,and wait for a call back for the "go ahead"...LOL!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 14, 2010, 11:45:52 AM
The trip to Toronto went without a hitch.
Met up with John with his booster.
I had lunch at Phil's BBQ.The best BBq meat in Toronto.I had the brisket and it melted in my mouth it was that good.
http://philsoriginalbbq.com/ (http://philsoriginalbbq.com/)
With the load of kids.the car sat level.
In this pic,parked in Downtown Toronto.
You can see she sits a lot better...
CBarge2010-11-14 16:51:26
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 14, 2010, 11:57:18 AM
Compare that to this pic the first day i bought her..
(http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f385/68Cbarge/waygun/DSC01868.jpg)
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on November 14, 2010, 04:33:18 PM
Looks Good Lea...did you meet up with the previous owner yet?

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Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 14, 2010, 05:36:55 PM
Yup,had a coffee  the Bill and his son.
They were very pleased with the repairs I have done so far.
I made sure I washed her up and cleaned up before I stopped in.
They really noticed the trim I replaced.It is amazing how a little detail like that made a big difference in the appearance in the car.
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Brian on November 14, 2010, 08:00:21 PM
I really like that pic of it sitting out on the street of Toronto...would be a screen shot from any TV show or movie based in the 70's.  

Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 18, 2010, 05:08:23 PM
Update..
Filled her up today.I was still running on the tank I filled in Toronto Saturday!!
She was thirsty,though.70.00 worth of 91 octane 59 litres or 16.65 gallons
With the fresh gas in her belly,I wanted to check the timing.
The trip to Toronto she started to deisel and was running hot,and took a bit of effort to get up to speed.
Timing was found at TDC or zero.vacuum was low and could come up a bit.
basically,timing was retarded.
I cranked her up at 7 degrees BTC.Vacuum jumped to a rock steady 20 inches on the nose.
I dropped the idle down to normal and the vacuum stayed at 20.
She now very responsive.I took her for a drive and made sure she did not ping...no ping under a load up a hill.no need to downshift...lots of torque,no clutch slip..That's good.
No flat spot...even much better.
I have not yet dumped  the clutch and lay rubber.
The condition of the clutch is unknown and I am not about to find out.
Maybe 10 degrees would be better? Being a standard trans,not much more may be??
 I had in the past ran 10-12 degrees in my other 318's with automatics.


Plugs are tan in color with some light deposits,(running a tad lean ,sign of getting hot.)
Plug Gap at 35 thou.
 
Waygun purrs now..You can put a sleeping baby on the air cleaner and not wake up.
CBarge2010-11-18 22:12:29
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on November 18, 2010, 05:54:09 PM
I'll bet it starts/runs better when cold too
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Leaburn Patey on November 18, 2010, 06:12:34 PM
I will find out soon enough tomorrow morning when I get ready to go to work.
Found out from a local friend the 73 318 factory initial timing was a ZERO.
So we will see if jacking her up will help or hinder my MPG.
Title: Meet WAYGUN!!
Post by: Steve on November 18, 2010, 07:31:04 PM
5 might be better