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Messages - Jason Medhurst

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 727 Pan Leaking
« on: August 20, 2009, 08:19:24 PM »
Thanks guys, so replace the gasket, should I get the aftermarket aluminum pan? 
 
Also, any ideas on the slow reaction of the tranny when I start the car after many days?  Is it the tc draining??
 
J

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 727 Pan Leaking
« on: August 18, 2009, 06:40:37 PM »
I just had my transmission rebuilt (albeit by a company that went under 1 month after it was done!  I have all the luck).
 
The transmission is shifting really well now, but I am fighting what appears to be a pan leak.  It looks to me like the leak is coming from both the edge, but most of the fluid is on the bolts.  I know this can be a tough one to cure.  Any ideas?
 
Also, I notice that if I leave the car and don't drive it for several days, when I start it up, and put it in gear, it takes a little while for the fluid to get moving.  The car gets moving slowly.  If I gas it, it gets going faster.  Almost like it has lost its prime.  After this, its fine for a while.  It did this before the rebuild also. 
 
My personal opinion of the guys that rebuilt it was they were reputable.  They were just caught up by a tough economy.
 
Vick Ferrari2009-08-18 23:42:51

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General Tech / HID Head Light Conversion
« on: July 01, 2009, 05:58:18 PM »
Guys, I want to upgrade my lighting on the 68 Newport to HID.  Any ideas on how I should do this?  What size sealed beam is this?  I think the replacement light is an H5006 and an H5001.


 
Part numbers and where to buy would be good as I want to move forward with this.  I need brighter lighting!
 
Thanks for your help!
J

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The brakes section of this forum should be titled "General Tech- -Drum to Disk Conversions"!
 

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General Tech- - BRAKES / Brake Conversion Kits
« on: June 05, 2009, 01:04:09 PM »
oh, yes, I know the parts are new, but are they the part numbers for a 73 Chrysler?
 
What parts did you take from the wrecked car?  Just the spindles?

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General Tech- - BRAKES / Brake Conversion Kits
« on: June 05, 2009, 12:38:04 PM »
If I found a 73 parts car, what would I need?  Are the kits they are offering the disks from a 73?

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General Tech- - BRAKES / Brake Conversion Kits
« on: June 05, 2009, 12:14:24 PM »
Does anyone know what else I will have to buy to make this jump from a 68 Newport?
 
I saw that the SSBC kit uses the stock drum spindles and comes with everything else.  No mention that the master cyclinder or booster needs to be changed.
 
Help!

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible
« on: June 03, 2009, 07:28:22 PM »
Brand new rebuilt 440 bored .030 over, cast crank, RV cam, Edelbrock intake, Edelbrock 850 carb.  Also installed Summit electronic ignition, high voltage coil and high performance wires and plugs.
 
Taping the 440 before paint



 
Fresh Paint

 
Installed in Car
 

 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible
« on: June 03, 2009, 07:18:56 PM »
After getting the brakes to function as they should (new drums, hardware, one new brake line)  I set my sites on the motor.  Here are pics of the failry tired 383 coming out.  This is a good buddy  and his dad helping me with the job. 


 
Motor out of car, sunning itself in the AZ heat.
 

 

 
The empty bay awaiting the new 440
 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible
« on: June 03, 2009, 07:10:44 PM »
Oh, and for sake of posterity, here is the picture of the car in the Ebay ad.
 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible
« on: June 03, 2009, 07:09:20 PM »
Here is the car after getting it off the truck.  I drove it around to get parts with the brakes not working.  It braked ok, it would lose pressure at a light, so I had to put it into neutral.  (every time I get into a project, I seem to have to go back and forth to the shop a hundred times!  I don't get frustrated anymore, used to it...)


 

 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible
« on: June 02, 2009, 06:01:48 PM »
Thanks for the support, however I am over it now.  Funny thing was, he wouldn't let the car go until the cashier's check cleared.  He was afraid it was a forgery!  I talked with his idiot bank and they told me that they wouldn't contact my bank to verify that it wasn't a fake.  They said, they might be calling someone I have put up to it!!  I told them, I wouldn't go through the trouble, get a fake ank listed on a bank registery and setup  a whole system so I could ripoff this one rube for a $7000 car!
 
At any rate, I love the car, and the build has been fun.  Probably more fun than if I had bought a restored car.
 
I will post pics this week.
 
J

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 1968 Chrysler Newport Convertible
« on: June 01, 2009, 05:48:21 PM »
This is a topic I kept putting off starting.  This is as good a time as ever.
 
I bought a 68 Newport Convertible from a gentleman in Indiana March of 2008.  Since then, I have been chipping away at this project.
 
The guy told me the car was "restored".  So, as soon as it limped off the car carrier, it was clear, this restored car needed brakes, paint, motor and transmission to start!
 
I will post pics..

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Tech- - Engine / Electric Fans on 440
« on: December 15, 2008, 07:39:15 PM »
I think I'm going to get the Dakota digital controller.  It is $99, is fully adjustable, and comes with a 70 relay.  My fans at full juice can pull 50 amps.
 
http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?autofilter=1&part=DAK%2DPAC%2D2000&N=700+0&autoview=sku
 
 

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Tech- - Engine / Electric Fans on 440
« on: December 15, 2008, 01:12:45 PM »
I think I heard an ad during Muscle Car garage for a fan controller or relay that works with high performance dual fans.  Right now, it looks like I need to use two separate switches,  but I would prefer having a single switch or relay.
                                                                                                                                                                  
The draw is 50 amps for both fans.  Has anyone ever used the Dakota Digital unit?  I don't like that they recommend that the unit is mounted inside the car, not waterproof.
 
Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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