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Messages - Dan Cluley

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General BS and Laughs / How you doing on your projects???
« on: June 15, 2011, 07:59:15 PM »
The Chrysler is parked until I replace the front hub, so I'm working on some little projects.
Replacing the parking brake cable
The top motor is getting flaky, so going to pull it, and see if I can make one good one out of the three on hand.
Put the glove box back in
Clean up the wiring for the underdash stereo.
The Dart is still running (I'm not sure how some mornings) but I need to nag my friend about getting the replacement heads ready to go.
Found some window channel weatherstrip from a Dodge pickup that works perfect, so that should take care of the worst wind leaks.

« on: May 18, 2011, 08:19:01 PM »

General Tech- - BRAKES / new shoes too thick?
« on: May 12, 2011, 07:29:37 PM »
Well, it's only taken a month, but finally got this done.  The other side went together much better, and after replacing the cable adjuster, the parking brakes are set up again.

General BS and Laughs / Leaf Blower Boost
« on: May 12, 2011, 07:20:45 PM »
I'm kinda dissapointed.  I wanted to see a leaf blower with a supercharger.

General Tech- - BRAKES / new shoes too thick?
« on: April 21, 2011, 05:55:19 PM »
Update -
I think it was the parking brake cable.  After getting that loose, the drum went on a little easier, and after driving about 15 miles the wheel was still cool to the touch and I didn't smell anything.
I still have to do the other side, so we'll see how that goes.
I put the old shoes, and the new ones into the drum to compare, and the new ones might be a tiny bit thicker were the adjuster goes but I'm not sure.  It may just be the angle in my picture that makes it look that way.

General Tech- - BRAKES / new shoes too thick?
« on: April 16, 2011, 10:04:52 PM »
Thanks :)
Still gonna check the parking brake cable first, when the weather breaks.  It was actually snowing 20 min north of here tonight, sheesh!

General Tech- - BRAKES / new shoes too thick?
« on: April 16, 2011, 03:52:13 PM »
I flipped this pic around so top and bottom are correct.  Is the indicated area what you are referring to?

General Tech- - BRAKES / new shoes too thick?
« on: April 15, 2011, 04:42:26 PM »
Didn't get the drums machined but they look pretty decent.  This was supposed to be a quick project since the weather was actually decent Thursday evening.
The parking brake is working properly, however it is entirely possible that the cable is adjusted a little too tight.  That's going to be the first thing I check when it stops raining.

General Tech- - BRAKES / new shoes too thick?
« on: April 15, 2011, 01:10:52 AM »
I need new shoes on the back of my Dart.  (10" drums, 7.25" rear end)
Replaced the passenger side ones, and even with the adjuster turned all the way in, the drum would barely go on, and when I tried driving, I can feel a drag, and that wheel smells hot.
This is one of the new shoes, and one of the old.  Looks like the right part?

I cracked the bleeder, and pushed the top of the shoes in all the way, and like I said, the adjuster is all the way in.
Any thoughts?

Tech- - Engine / Getting the RB 383 back
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:28:14 PM »
I couldn't tell from the vid, but is it exhaust leaking out somewhere, or oil burning off?  Mine leaks a little bit from the valve cover back in that corner, and if it sits for an extended period of time will accumulate enough oil on top of the exhaust to smoke like that for a few minutes the next start up.

General BS and Laughs / Model A Ford Guy vs. Corvette Guy
« on: February 24, 2011, 09:13:40 PM »
Looks like the sequel is actually this.

Tech- - Engine / what engine is in my 1962 Chrysler Saratoga
« on: February 11, 2011, 11:56:38 PM »
Quote from: dundee
... I notice on mine the radiator support panel is painted black, I was going to paint it white to match the body colour would that be correct...
Not sure about '62, but what I've seen on the later cars is body colored rad supports, but if it is a light color, then they sprayed black on the parts of the front that would show behind the grill.

General Mopar Discussions / old pic
« on: January 30, 2011, 11:52:00 PM »

My guess would be 77-79 full size pontiac. 

General BS and Laughs / Some good/bad driving on the 401
« on: January 25, 2011, 12:05:30 AM »

I wish I had video of something like that I saw years ago in Chicago.
Approaching a toll plaza, but still going 40-50 mph when car A a ways ahead of me decided to change lanes without checking his blind spot.
The driver of car B hit the brakes, and spun the wheel, putting a 2 ton RWD Olds 88 completely sideways and then back straight but 2 lanes to the left!
The part that really amazed me, was that both of them, me, and the other 20 cars around, all just carefully slowed, paid our tolls, and kept going, like nothing unusual had happened.

General BS and Laughs / Mini-mopars for the Holidays
« on: December 24, 2010, 01:27:50 AM »
This is part of our annual Christmas Village setup.  :)


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