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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:23:49 PM »

Anyway, here's some "artsy-fartsy" pics of the old stuff

and again

and once more




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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:21:13 PM »
Group hug!Thanks again, Steve...although it did make for an abbreviated lunch today 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:19:38 PM »

Another pic with Mobby's rotors all cleaned up, and the front left drum assembly that's now available for anyone doing a 100 point resto (or off to get some $ from the scrapper...I figure that about $5 right there based on weight alone 




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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:16:47 PM »

I don't know if anyone remembers the thread on the Dry dock about torsion bars (man, was THAT horse beat to )...anyway, here's my original bar at the top and the lower two are the Firm Feel goodies that are replacing them.




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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:13:50 PM »


Quote from: POLARACO
How'd you make out with Justsuspensions?
Well, my plastic is about to take a $717 and change hit, but because of you, no shipping charge and I forget what else he knocked off...I ALMOST forgot to order the control arm bushings!

Thanks Kahuna!
Moesy2008-04-17 21:14:31

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:12:05 PM »

Now I'm gonna hafta find these sway bar bushings (what a PIA Rare Parts is...I don't WANT to register online just to look in their catalog 





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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:09:31 PM »

Here's a few photo's I took of the gear box, even though the car is on the rack with the frame itself at the level of my chin



Front end view


Last view from the side, with a new pressure hose (OOooooooooooooo pretty!)





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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 17, 2008, 04:05:55 PM »

Well, the rechargeable batteries were charged back up and loaded into the ol' camera, and I took some more pics, since the Firm Feel gear box is installed (!!!!), and to document stuff.

The lower control arms are still soaking in de-rusting solvent, and one of them looks almost brand new..woo hoo!




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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:43:10 PM »
Hokey smokes, Bullwinkle!!
I decided to pop by the shop yesterday, and it's a good thing I did!  They started prepping the disc brake stuff and removed my front drums and suspension parts, so now I'm looking at having to buy suspension parts and maybe even new tires to mount onto my Vectors...I wasn't expecting this to happen until next month...not that I'm complaining, mind you

While the upper ball joints are good, the lowers are almost toast (not too surprising given they ARE original parts), so it's which company do I get parts from? Firm Feel (local to my side of the country, relatively speaking) or Just Suspension (NOT local to my side of the country, but maybe they have a better strut rod bushing for C-body cars than the rubber Moog part)?

This also means that the swap of the brake parts is going to happen soon!  I returned later with my FF 1.12" diameter torsion bars and boots, and 7/8" rear wheel cylinders (to allow for better front to rear  braking bias, so I don't have my @ss-end switch places with the front during a HEAVY braking manuver).

The OTHER problem (aside from the bumpers STILL not back from the plater) is that the A/C system is fully charged/not leaking, and IT needs to be evacuated BEFORE the engine can be pulled to send to the machine shop...wouldn't you know it, E-body Part's and Restoration doesn't HAVE an evacuation machine, since they send cars out to someone else for that. 

Now can you understand why I'm looking at more than just dealing with just the suspension or braking systems, but also making sure this thing can be MOVED (maybe by flat-bed?) to another shop to deal with the A/C? Oy, my poor widdle UPGW head! 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:30:42 PM »




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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Chaz is missing some parts!
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:27:44 PM »




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Nothing wrong with the back window.  Ah, gotta love this DRY Central Valley weather 
I think I'll put the Tilt-A-Scope on the back burner, 'cause it looks like other things are taking precedence, like the front suspension/brakes/wheels!



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General BS and Laughs / California to require smog on pre-76 cars
« on: March 26, 2008, 02:39:57 PM »

Quote from: hurst1
I put this in the "BS" section because that's where it belongs......the California legislature is proposing a bill that would require smog controls on all pre-1976 cars........of course, most don't have them, so 'THE OWNER'S WOULD HAVE TO ADD THEM"..........can you imagine adding smog controls to a 1968 Hemi GTX.....??? 
 

My 1967 300, sold new here in Fresno, CA as an ordered car already has the smog controls that Chrysler outfitted it with in order to comply with California's regulations in 1966. So don't think a Hemi powered car sold in California would NOT have smog equipment, because you would be mistaken.  It just wouldn't have what Brands G and F decided to use, is all.

Chrysler was able to deal with the requirements for reducing vehicle emissions without the use of an air pump, unlike GM and Ford, by retarding timing using vacuum switches, having the static timing of the engines retarded versus cars sold in the rest of the US (aka 49-state or Federal Emission cars), leaner carb jetting,  until requirements were increased in the early 1970's and the use of catalytic converters and smog air pumps were almost mandatory.  Electronic ignition helped a LOT with reducing Hydrocarbons since the timing was better controlled, and a hotter spark was the result of the longer dwell, without the problems inherent to mechanical point systems.

Requiring retro-fitting of catalytic converters and such is a waste of time and $, especially since there are far FEWER cars on the roads out here that are pre-1976 than the throwaway econo-boxes from the 1980's and 1990's that are the worst offenders (yeah, I'm talkin' about YOU in your crappy 1985 Toyota Corolla or Honda Civic, Rice-boy).

It's all a money grab from a group that the legislators think would have the smallest support via a divide-and-conquer tactics, rat-bastids


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / I need your opinion on Polaraco
« on: March 20, 2008, 06:09:02 PM »
Steve, would I be in the same situation I would become practically associated with the phrase "In a New York minute"
What?? Are you STILL reading this? Git 'er done already!



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I maybe be worrying about nothing with the column, because the body-shop guy sez they can rebuild it.  I'll drag it out to him later this week for a more definite opinion.


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