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Messages - Tim Kelly

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General Tech / New Exhaust
« on: January 05, 2009, 05:13:26 PM »
Soon I plan on getting the exhaust pipes done on my 69 300 from front to back, but I have had some discussions with which mufflers to use. Me and several people I know all agree Flowmasters are the brand, but I'm in between on going with the Super 40's or the Super 44's. When I listen to the sound clip on their website, they sound almost identical.  I'm going for the deep sound with the HP rumble. Would anybody hear recommend one over the other?
One more thing.....I am also considering adding  "dump" exhaust with electric switches so I could scare the piss out of the tuner guys when I pull up next to one. Would this be overkill ? I have no idea what the cost to add the dumps. Any suggestions ?

Tech- -BODY / "outy dent" in the hood
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:43:12 PM »
If I were to use dry ice after it was heated, would that shrink it just the same?

Tech- -BODY / "outy dent" in the hood
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:30:05 PM »
The engine mounts are in tact, but that doesn't mean the left one wasn't broken at one time. I kind of thought it was caused by the Moroso aftermarket air cleaner kit that was on it when I got the car. I have since replaced the air cleaner with a refinshed stock one.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Raised white letter tires
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:20:10 PM »
When talking to the clerk at the tire shop I got the impression this size is a common size for trucks and not cars too. I just wanted to check with the experts here to confirm it.

Tech- -BODY / "outy dent" in the hood
« on: November 04, 2008, 02:12:18 PM »
I am preparing to paint the 300 with a black/gold color scheme (sticherbob's suggestion to a post I had on DryDock a while back). There has been a small outward dent right in the middle of the hood since I got this car, like someone closed the hood without enough clearence one time, it's not too noticeable, but I know it's there and would want to staighten/flatten before any paint goes on.
I'm thinking on taking it to a dent removal specialist, but without ever having this kind of work done on any car I have ever owned, I am a little skepticle.
What are the do's and don'ts of this kind of body work?

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Raised white letter tires
« on: November 04, 2008, 01:55:33 PM »
The tires on my 69 300 vert are about due for replacement. I drove this car alot this year and it is time to replace the bolony skins it's currently wearing.
The current tire is 235R/75/15 with a 1" WW. I want to replace them w/ raised letter tires, but can only find 235R/70/15. BF Goodrich, Uniroyal and Goodyear all make this size but not in 75.
Are there any other mfg's making this size or is the 70 the way to go?

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Adjusting front end height
« on: September 03, 2008, 09:19:01 AM »
Thanks Steve.  Next time I get under the car, I'll take a closer look at the lower bushings. BTW, I just changed all shocks (Monroe Sense-a-trak on the front and Monroe Matic on the rear). I called my pal at the auto parts store where I bought the shocks and he quoted me a price of $21.75 for the lowers, seems like a good price.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Adjusting front end height
« on: September 03, 2008, 07:53:58 AM »
I had my Imperial out over the weekend and noticed the driver side of the car is a little lower than the passenger side while looking at the car from the front. In addition, when looking at the car from the side, the front end on both sides sits a little lower than the back. I would like to heighten the front of the car so the body is level from front to back.
I found the adjustment section in the manual, but it doesn't indicate what the height level should be. Does anyone have any advise in this area? Also, should the front end be off or on the ground when making adjustments to the front end?

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome nuch61!!
« on: August 19, 2008, 06:19:54 PM »
Thanks Steve!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome nuch61!!
« on: August 19, 2008, 03:42:53 PM »
I can't post the pic's, but will emai to someone to who can.
Here you go!

POLARACO2008-08-19 23:13:27

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome nuch61!!
« on: July 29, 2008, 06:47:13 PM »
I tried posting pic of my cars but there seem to be an issue with the size of the pic.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome nuch61!!
« on: July 24, 2008, 03:34:16 PM »
Thanks for the warm welcome from everyone! I think I may have passed a few messages or gotten some advise from a few of you guys from another site I used to go onto reguarly.
I'm not sure, but is that other site what some here refer to as "the dark side"?
Anyhow, a little bout me...I currently have 2 fuseys, a 72 Imperial 2 door and a 69 300 vert.
The Imp was the first. Got it from Minnesota with a very tired engine. I was getting about 4 mpg then. The motor was pulled out in early 2006 and completely rebuilt stock, except for the additon of hardened seats and a cam with a little more torque. I now get around 14 mpg and I'm happy with that.
This past January I picked up #2, the 300. I haven't done too much to this one yet, with the exception of your regular servicing;oil change, plugs, wires etc. I haven't decided if I should go stock or go with a change to the paint scheme, new wheels(not DUBS), and hi-perf the motor. I think I'll have a better idea towards the end of the summer/fall.
BTW, I have run into a couple other MoparFins members recently at the last couple of car shows I recently have gone to. Both good guys as I'm sure the rest here are.
A small mention of notoriety of my 2 cars: The Imperial was the featured car in the "Nice Ride" section back in May of a freebee mag I usually pick up called Auto-RV.  Also, this past weekend, I took both the cars to the Mopar Happening car show in Belvidere, IL sponsored by Chicagoland Mopar Club and took 2nd in the "C body" class (I still think it's a Y body) for the Imperial and 2nd for the 300 in the "300" class. I was surprised.
Well I don't want to make you guys fall asleep reading this long post....but that's me.

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