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General BS and Laughs / This weather SUX!
« on: January 30, 2014, 10:05:19 AM »
If there's no decent electricity or CNG in your garage for a big heater, try a diesel heater. Those work nicely.

Although, below a certain point, even if the air gets warm enough, tools and parts are still too cold for to hold...

General BS and Laughs / quick propane-powered ford
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:06:41 PM »
Crazy aussies

John's Tunnel Vision 4L SOHC turbo powered 1965 Ford Mustang. We believe
 this Mustang may be the quickest car in the world using straight LPG
pump fuel (LP Gas) having run a best of 8.98 at 154mph over the quarter
mile at Heathcote Park Raceway recently. The day ended early due to a
rear tyre puncture (28x10.5in slicks).


General BS and Laughs / Speed limit
« on: January 10, 2014, 02:04:04 PM »

Site Questions and Announcements / Happy New Year
« on: January 08, 2014, 11:15:49 AM »
Another NY-funny: the Scots have 2 days off as bank holiday for their NY-celebrations (and recovering from the aftermath)

(seems I spent my recent holiday in the wrong part of the UK, although Wales was superb, and full of extremely friendly people)

Happy New Year to you all! Cheers!

General BS and Laughs / car-evolution
« on: December 23, 2013, 09:18:29 AM »

General Tech- - BRAKES / Disc brakes?
« on: December 09, 2013, 10:28:12 PM »
Indeed Steve!

Depending on brake performance goals, even larger rotors/calipers could be considered. That would require larger wheels, and that would improve handling as well.

General Tech- - BRAKES / Disc brakes?
« on: December 08, 2013, 10:11:00 PM »
Quote from: POLARACO
I was wondering if Roger has a bracket and adapter kit that would use a later Imp Rotor.  
Later Imperial-rotors are not sold new either.
I think it was the plan to go to 5*4.5" bolt pattern? Best bet is to adapt a Chrysler-rotor for the larger diameter bearings (or use some other OEM-rotor from e.g. Ford as these have 5*4.5 as well) and use a custom-made bracket for the caliper.

General Tech- - BRAKES / Disc brakes?
« on: December 05, 2013, 09:59:06 PM »
Quote from: Snotty
Are your rims the 5x5 pattern as was the case with '60s Imps? 
57-66 Imperials had 5*5.5 bolt pattern

[/QUOTE]Sounds good, keep us posted on your project!

General Tech- - BRAKES / Disc brakes?
« on: December 04, 2013, 11:24:32 PM »
I don' think any factory-stuff will fit without engineering from your side.

Maybe AAJ-brakes has something? His system is based on OEM-parts, although it is my understanding that he uses the small 10 3/4" discs, which is nice if you have 14" wheels but pretty small on a heavy car like an Imperial. Although I have heard mixed reactions to his aftersales service and (lack of) communication. But since you are us-based, its probably easier to give him a call.

General Mopar Discussions / Fix or sell.
« on: December 02, 2013, 02:34:36 AM »
Compare expected repair costs against the price of another daily driver in better condition.

General Mopar Discussions / great movie about the V8...
« on: November 30, 2013, 06:28:06 AM »


Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / 1960s steel wheels
« on: November 14, 2013, 08:17:22 AM »
Quote from: thrashingcows
I'm sure you could use rims from any mopar with 15" rims that is RWD. 
Actually you can't, there are several different wheel bolt patterns. 5*4.5" is most common and will fitt, but Imperials up to and including 66 had 5*5.5 and for 67-73 5*5" (this includes the fuselage-Imperials), and some A-bodies had 5*4".

General Mopar Discussions / Chrylser & Fiat
« on: October 31, 2013, 10:55:19 AM »
And in order to make full-circle, in the past, Lancia had a few nice cars, like the Aurelia, sort of gt-car. Later on, Lancia was purchased by Fiat.

General Mopar Discussions / Chrylser & Fiat
« on: October 31, 2013, 08:08:27 AM »
Don't forget cars like the Rover 3500 and Triumph 2500, those were fine cars for trans-continental trips, but for that purpose, of course nothing beats an Imperial or C-body. (or maybe a Bentley/Rolls but haven't had the luck to do a long trip in one of those...)

General Mopar Discussions / Chrylser & Fiat
« on: October 31, 2013, 12:56:16 AM »
The difference between the brit sportscars, and the US-musclecars is easy to understand when yo look at the roads. US-roads are usually wide and straight, UK-roads twisty and narrow.

Quote from: firedome
Why do the Brits drink warm beer??  'Cause they have Lucas refrigerators!!  ...LOL

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