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Tech- -BODY / Weatherstrip adhesive
« on: March 03, 2011, 09:27:11 AM »
I'm replacing my trunk seal and wanted to use the best adhesive. Is loctite any better than 3M? Is the 3M yellow the same as the black?

Tech- - Engine / Radiator Questions
« on: June 10, 2010, 03:15:48 AM »
As part of my ongoing restoration I want to replace or recore my radiator. Is there any advantage to going with aluminum? Copper deteriorates after a while but aluminum doesn't. The cost is about the same for a new aluminum and a recore. If I go with the aluminum is there a cooling advantage to go with a 3 core instead of 2?
I'm also having a problem with the size. All the websites for replacement radiators don't show my size. Neither my core or overall size matches what they offer. My existing radiator is a 2 row with core size 21 1/2 X 18 1/4. The only 2 sizes I see offered are 25 3/8, or 26 1/4  X 17 1/2. The existing radiator is for a 383 2bbl.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Horn switch
« on: November 25, 2009, 04:55:28 AM »
The horn ring is a bit floppy on my 67 Newp. The horn will blow going over bumps. I have replaced the horn switch but it made no difference. On other cars I have worked on there was a large round spring that helped keep the horn ring firm. Is there supposed to be one on the Newp? The FSM isn't clear. The picture they show is for a telescoping column which uses a spring, but there is no mention of one for the non telescoping column. Anyone know if there is supposed to be a spring?  67Newport2009-11-25 09:56:54

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Package Tray
« on: October 29, 2009, 06:22:34 AM »
Anyone have a source for package tray material? Mine is a textured fiberboard.

Tech- -BODY / Trim fasteners
« on: July 12, 2009, 02:36:50 PM »
Now that the new engine is all set, I've decided to start on the body work and painting. I wasn't to anxious to start it because I've never done body work before (the correct way), so I'm learning as I go. Now that I'm into it, the challenge of bumping the metal and making patch panels so that I use the least amount of bondo is actually kinda fun. As I remove the trim, I'm finding that the pieces that have no rear access are held in with pushj in plastic anchors. Are these available from supply houses? I've briefly looked on a few fastener websites, but haven't found them yet.  67Newport2009-07-12 19:38:32

Tech- - Engine / Update on my oil pressure problem
« on: April 12, 2009, 07:51:22 AM »
My new pump won't be delivered until tomorrow so being restless and wanting to know what was causing my low pressure,  I took my old pump apart and checked it out for wear. It looked ok so I pulled the new pump and put the old one back in, changed the oil and filter and started it up. The pressure was 40 lbs at cold idle, so I drove around for a while to warm it up. I ended up with 20 lbs at idle and 35 lbs when I'm driving and thats with a 42 year old pump. That verifies that the problem was the pump. The rebuilder said to send him the bill for the new pump and he'll reimburse me for it.  The new HV pump should give me even better pressure.
I have to say, I'm glad I don't have a GM car. Changing the oil pump would mean dropping the pan.  Changing a Mopar is a breeze.

Tech- - Engine / Oil Pressure
« on: April 08, 2009, 03:34:42 PM »
I have been told that normal oil pressure for a stock BB is 10lbs per 1000rpm when warmed up. That sounds low to me. What's the general opinion? POLARACO2009-04-08 22:47:17

Tech- -BODY / Hood torsion bars
« on: March 28, 2009, 01:44:53 PM »
The engine is in and running good.
Putting the hood back on is another story. While trying to align the hood, one of the torsion bars snapped out of place. After an hour of trying various tools to get it back in place and giving myself a nice ding on the chin when the crowbar went flying,  I decided to stop and ask the experts. Has anyone had the distinct pleasure of putting the torsion bars on?

Tech- - Engine / Valley Pan Question.
« on: March 22, 2009, 04:39:37 AM »
I have a question about valley pan gaskets for my 383. Most pans come with 4 gaskets, one for each side of the valley pan I'm assuming. I have heard that only 2 are needed. Which is correct?

Tech- - FUEL / cables, brackets & adaptors
« on: February 13, 2009, 06:50:50 AM »
I'm putting a new engine in the 67 port in the near future and have some questions about what adaptors, bracket, and cables I will need. This is my daily driver so I'm trying to gather everything I need prior to the swap to eliminate downtime. The new engine will have an Edelbrock performer carb and manifold. Can I use the stock throttle cable or will I need to change it? I need to change my existing 2 bbl cable anyway. Lea has available both 2bbl and  4bbl stock cables. Can I use either of these on my new setup or is it better to go with aftermarket? Will the stock throttle and kickdown linkage /brackets work or do I need new ones.  I know edelbrock makes a Chrysler throttle linkage adaptor for stock cables but I'm not sure if I need it if I'm changing the cable. Lokar makes a kickdown setup, but I'm trying to avoid the hefty cost if I can. I'm sure this is a common setup so your experience is appreciated. Thanks 

General Tech / rear window defogger
« on: February 05, 2009, 06:09:07 AM »
I have a line on an NOS rear window defogger that was never installed. Its something I've wished for everyday this winter. It is the dealer install electric version, not the hot water factory install vesion. I think its complete but doesn't have an installation guide with it. This may have come out as a seperate service update. I know some of you guys have alot of the printed service information and I'm hoping someone might have this. It doesn't seem like a hard thing to install, but I would like to have a reference to make sure that I have everything and that I am making connections in the correct places. I searched Allpar, but didn't come with anything on it.

Tech- - FUEL / Throttle cable
« on: January 24, 2009, 02:11:42 PM »
My throttle cable sticks. The plastic covering that surrounds the steel cable and allows it to slide within the outer housing has shredded and causes it to bind. Has anyone found a good supplier for OEM type throttle cables? I don't want to go with Lokar. I did a web search, but the only one that had OEM cables was a place called Chucker 54 stores.  Never heard of em.

General BS and Laughs / Welcome to the Northeast.
« on: January 16, 2009, 05:20:30 AM »

Reminds me of the song, "my woodys outside all covered in snow". Yuk, definitely won't be changing the oil this weekend. 0 degrees when I got up this morning. Hey Stan, I know you miss this so I'm including a picture for ya so you don't forget your roots. I'll bet you're reading this in your Tee shirt and shorts.

Tech- - FUEL / 2 bbl vrs 4 bbl
« on: January 15, 2009, 04:28:04 AM »
So I was talking with this guy last night about the less than stellar fuel economy that I get with my 2 bbl. He said I should switch to a 4 bbl because the primaries are smaller in the 4 bbl than the 2 bbl. It sounded plausible, but I don't see that there would be enough, if any, difference in the fuel economy to make it worthwhile going through the hassle of changing it. Plus, once I get my foot into it, I'd use more fuel than with a 2 bbl. Wanted to get some feedback before I go playing mythbusters. 

Tech- -BODY / Patch panels
« on: December 22, 2008, 05:33:22 AM »
Does any one supply rear quarter patch panels for C-bodies?

Merry Christmas to everyone and thanks for all the great info.

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