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Messages - Jon Doersch

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General Tech / heater hoses
« on: April 25, 2009, 12:18:52 PM »
Can anyone tell me how to route the heater hoses on a two core heater system? Only one is hooked up right now in my 62 newport... ardog2009-04-26 14:22:34

Stainless steel brakes/SSBC ( makes front and rear disk brake kits for 62 newports, and is about the same price as aajbrakes. Also detroit springs/eaton ( makes replacement leaf springs for 62 newports if you don't want to go the custom route. Believe me I feel your pain when it comes to these cars. My 2 door newport is daily driven right now and I think about how hard it is to find parts when my steering starts to wander...

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Window and door seals
« on: July 26, 2008, 09:03:35 AM »
Thanks! They have everything i was looking for.

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Window and door seals
« on: July 15, 2008, 12:51:39 PM »
I am having some trouble finding window and door seals for my 62' newport. I really need the seals that keep the window from rattling in the door...mine are completely gone. I am not adverse to custom/do it yourself universal seals, as I am going to be making new door panels as well. Any ideas?

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Hard Start
« on: June 30, 2008, 12:20:23 PM »
Sorry it took so long to update...the Army is a busy place and I just figured out what is up. It turns out that I did hook up the igniton right, and no it wasn't an infamous orange box issue. Instead, it was a malfunctioning electric choke. When I switched out the ignition, it changed the voltage to the choke, and the choke blade is completely closed during startup. Once started, the choke works fine. All I have to do is give it enough throttle to to overide the choke, until it least until i figure out the voltage thing. By the way, anyone who doesn't have a mini starter should seriously think about getting one, it is well worth the money. That mini starter turns the motor so fast its unreal.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Hard Start
« on: May 16, 2008, 06:21:51 AM »
Negative on the 180 off...not my first engine, just my first mopar one with points stock. Further, it does run just fine when it starts. As for the exact timing, I haven't had time to throw the timing light on yet, but it runs perfect with no knock once started.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Hard Start
« on: May 15, 2008, 06:02:17 PM » i installed a Mopar Electronic Ignition Distributor in the 62 Newport and now I have some hard starting issues. I have to crank for a few minutes, and then it only starts when the motor is still spinning but the starter has been let off. This only happens when the motor is cold or when the motor is warm and I turn it off for more than a few minutes. I followed the instructions for the electronic ignition and spliced the power wire for the regulator into the power supply side of the ballast resistor. It almost seems as if the distributor isn't getting power while cranking the starter. But it fires right up when warm if I turn it off and then start it right back up. Any ideas?

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome Gearheadjd
« on: May 15, 2008, 02:22:53 AM »
I am sure there is, but I don't know it. My father bought the car from some guy who didn't have any information about it. What he did have was lamp wire keeping the thing running. Even its rough state now is leaps and bounds above what it was when my father bought it. Its been rewired with a painless wiring kit, so at least that part is good.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome Gearheadjd
« on: May 14, 2008, 10:34:34 AM »
Once I looked at it and saw it was a 2 door I had to have it...its a weakness. Those doors are so big they take up basically the whole next parking spot when wide open. O and I forgot to write that I have only had the cantankerous old lady for two weeks and have already installed the Edelbrock intake, Holley Street Avenger carb, and the Mopar Electronic Ignition distributor that you see in the pics. She even ran for like 15 minutes before burning 3 brand new plug wires on the exhaust manifolds. Guess thats what I get for trying to wake her up at 0030 on a Saturday morning (thats 1230 am for all you civilians out there). Here are a couple of pics for D Cluley of the Cutlass. It is a Lansing car as far as I can tell, and runs great. Like the Newport it needs some interior and body work but runs like a champ. 
gearheadjd2008-05-15 22:36:36

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome Gearheadjd
« on: May 13, 2008, 01:36:34 PM »
Ok, second try at this....
First off, a little about me...I am a 1LT in the Army, stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. For those of you who haven't been to Washington, it rains here a lot. When it isn't raining, its pretty nice. I am a gear head through and through, and own four cars. The newest aquisition, and the one that members are probably most interested in is a 1962 Newport. It is definitly a project, as it has quite a lot of rust. The trunk, and rear quarters will need to be replaced, and there is a hole where the front passenger floor and the firewall meet. Good news is that the subframes are in good shape, and so is the motortrain. The vision for the car is a cool, old, comfortable, cruiser. I will make upgrades to handling and brakes but I already have a finicky canyon carver and don't need another (besides I can't quite imagine taking a right turn at 60 MPH in a car this big). Anyway, as I have a tendancy to ramble, I will shut up now and post some pics...hopefully it works this time.
(I hope you don't hold it against me, but for those of you wondering, my other cars are a 68 Oldsmobile Cutlass, a 89 Ford Mustang, and a 97 Ford Crown Vic Police Interceptor)

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / 62 Newport Torsion Bars
« on: May 09, 2008, 08:22:21 AM »
I am new to Mopars and am having a hard time sourcing torsion bars for my 62 Newport. I am not looking to make a total G machine (I already have one of those) but I would like a more performance oriented than stock torsion bar. Any ideas?

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