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Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Horn switch
« on: December 17, 2009, 04:19:00 AM »
The plastic ring sandwiched between the two contact plates and one of the three cups holding the springs had broken so the pressure that keeps the contacts apart was uneven. The contact plates were so close together on that side that they would touch with the slightest movement of the horn ring.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Horn switch
« on: December 17, 2009, 03:24:28 AM »
Yes, better than having it toot itself!

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Horn switch
« on: December 16, 2009, 10:07:29 AM »
I solved the problem.  Who knew that there are different horn switches.  The difference being the stifness of the 3 springs inside the switch. It seems that the larger heavier horn rings require stronger springs than the lighter  ones. My luck, the replacement I bought was the lighter version so it displayed the same problem as the broken one I had.  I drilled out the rivets in both and swapped the stiffer springs into the new switch and  VOILA!! my horn works correctly. 67Newport2009-12-16 15:08:15

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / P.S. Pump Identification
« on: December 05, 2009, 03:55:45 PM »
There is a difference in pully diameter. My 383 has a smaller pulley. 
67Newport2009-12-05 20:57:11

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / P.S. Pump Identification
« on: December 05, 2009, 01:03:15 PM »
Does your's have a threaded shaft? My 67 didn't and you had to disassemble the pump to press on the pulley. Just buy a rebuilt one from AZ. The shaft gets threaded when they rebuild them.  PN #6157 looks like yours. Its cheap money and has a lifetime warrantee. Of course if your trading in the NYer for a Valiant, I wouldn't worry about the warrantee. 67Newport2009-12-05 18:04:30

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Horn switch
« on: November 27, 2009, 02:10:10 PM »
Ok, back to my horn problem. I took a run down to NJ to visit my daughter for Thanksgiving so I've been away for a few days. I thought that replacing the horn switch was going to solve my problem, but it didn't. The horn will still blow going over bumps and takes very little pressure to activate it by hand. There doesn't seem to be adequate resistance from the internal spring plate in the horn switch and it isn't strong enough to support the weight of the horn ring. Everything under the cap seems tight so I'm not sure that adding washers is going to help, Steve. I suppose the new horn switch could have the same problem as the one I replaced. Any other suggestions? 67Newport2009-11-27 19:11:27

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

Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: November 19, 2009, 03:38:57 AM »
Mark Rogers?? Saw him driving it in the snow once. He rehabed a house in JP, but never quite made it to respectable. Used to see him in Doyles all the time.

Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: November 18, 2009, 04:24:45 PM »
Yep, I contributed universals and driveshafts from 2 cars at the Friday nite grudge match out on the Rte 1 flats. 60 chebbie and a 67 Dart. I finally figured out that you can't rev it up to 5 grand and pop it in drive. Hey, I was 18.

Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: November 02, 2009, 04:18:30 AM »
YAHOO!!! On the road again with no clunks, bangs, or rattles.

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- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: October 13, 2009, 12:36:54 PM »

Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: September 02, 2009, 10:04:58 AM »
HV oil pump?

Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: August 12, 2009, 04:48:44 PM »
Good luck with this one. Maybe you shoulda considered a crate BB hemi right from the start, probably about the same money as what you've spent so far. 

Tech- - Engine / Crank Threads...
« on: August 12, 2009, 04:34:14 PM »
Run  a tap into it, just be carefull getting it starting so you don't cross thread it. If the first couple of threads are too damaged, you may want to remove them with a dremel, be carefull not to go beyond the damaged threads.
67Newport2009-08-12 21:34:46

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