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Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Spindles & Bearings ?
« on: October 08, 2010, 11:56:14 PM »
Thanks all for the suggestions,
Taking the force off the control arm did help a bit.  I have one bolt out.  There seems to be just enough surface rust on the bolt shaft to make it stick to the hole.  Took a lot of force to get it to turn, but once loosened a bit then was able to drive it out with a hammer.
The other one hasn't given up yet, but I got a new socket to use my bigger longer breaker bar (24" 3/4" drive) and will try again in the morning.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Spindles & Bearings ?
« on: October 06, 2010, 10:56:30 PM »
Got started pulling this mess apart tonight.
1. I have an extra spindle.  Am I correct that the same part works on both sides of the car?
2. This part is the bearing race, and comes out of the drum, correct?

3.  There are two large bolts that go through the brake backing plate, the spindle, and then the lower ball joint.  I've got the nuts off the backside, but the bolts don't want to move.  The ball joints aren't threaded are they?  The bolts should just theoretically pull out, right?

General BS and Laughs / My weekend sucked, how you all doing?
« on: October 05, 2010, 11:16:04 PM »
It's ok, now, but we had enough bleach in there to make my eyes water on Sunday.
The vent fan has been running continuously, and it's been nice enough to keep the windows open a bit.

General BS and Laughs / My weekend sucked, how you all doing?
« on: October 05, 2010, 12:16:41 AM »
Snotty -  I don't have plumbing nightmares, but should have skipped "Dark Water" too. 
The toilet is working so far.  Not sure what exactly they did, but there is a new access panel in the closet on the other side of the wall.  At some point, I'll have to take a look.
The real question is whether anyone is coming back to clean up the mess they left, replace the strainer in the bathtub drain, and tighten the seeping supply line, or not.   I'm not holding my breath, so will bring tools tomorrow.
To get back to the car, I dug an extra spindle up.  Am I correct that it is the same part on both sides?

General BS and Laughs / My weekend sucked, how you all doing?
« on: October 04, 2010, 03:04:44 AM »
Jen & I had made plans to go to the Michigan Rennaissance Festival on Saturday.  Since I work nights, this involved heading out after about 2 hours sleep, but I can deal with that.
The first hour at the fair was fun, but then the rain started, and the temperture, which hadn't ever made it above 50 started dropping.
I've been doing some work in the Dart's trunk, so we drove the Chrysler.  Coming home it seemed to be vibrating more than usuall, and just east of Flint starting making an unpleasant noise.  So I bailed off at the next exit and discovered that the RF outer wheel bearing was completely toast.
Fortunately I got ahold of a friend sort of in the area, who knew a guy, who knew a guy with a flatbead tow truck who was able to get to us in less than 1/2 an hour, and actually got us home before dark.
So, for at least this week, I'm down to one car, the one with the half finished patch in the front floor, and several holes in the trunk.
Walked into Jen's apartment and discovered that the toilet had backed up depositing what can only be described as "sludge" all over the bathroom floor.!     (I could describe it other ways, but would probably get censored ;)  )
This drain has been an issue since she moved in a couple of months ago, and they have assured her that it is fixed each time they snake it (I've lost track, but I think between the property manager, the maintanence guy, and an actual plumber it has been 7 or 8 attempts in the last 3 weeks.
After yet another visit by the (new this week, & pretty much clueless)  maintanence guy, I heard it gurgling again, and only by bailing about 3-4 gallons into a bucket kept it from dumping out again.
A couple more calls to the property manager, and they actually found a plumber who would come out at midnight on a Saturday.  (glad I'm not paying THAT bill!)
He left a little after 1 am without actually unclogging it.  Says they are coming back on Monday to replace all the pipe from her bath to the main drain down in the boiler room (it's mostly the original 85 year old cast iron stuff) but that in the mean time, he has isolated her toilet from the rest of the drain, so it can't be used, but won't back up if somebody in an apartment upstairs uses theirs.
This sounded good, untill Jen called me late Sunday afternoon. 
The "isolated" toilet had just overflowed for the second time in an hour!!!
My assumption is that the plumber either
a) lied to me about what he did
b) he doesn't know any more than the maintenence guy
c) the plumbing in this building works by magic!
take your pick.
Their current solution is to put notes on all the doors, explaing that all 12 apartments on this side of the building should go over to the one empty unit on the other side of the building and use that bathroom until this gets fixed.
I think I'm actually glad it's Monday

General Tech / '65 Chrysler Won't Start
« on: September 19, 2010, 01:16:04 AM »
Glad it worked out.  
The whole "no load" thing that Mike on the Dock pointed out makes sense, just hadn't ever ocurred to me.
Everytime you have a problem with your car, I end up learning something new.

General Tech / '65 Chrysler Won't Start
« on: September 18, 2010, 12:49:43 AM »
Quote from: rexus31
With the key in the "On" position I am getting around 11.5 volts to (+) side of the coil, both sides of the Ballast Resistor and on the Ignition side of the Voltage Regulator.  Is it a bad Ignition Switch or a bad Ballast Resistor or a faulty something else?
Just to make sure, this is with the key just in the "On" position, like the engine is running, not the "Start" that cranks the starter, right?
If so, pull the plugs off the ballast resistor and check those places again.
The connection on the voltage regulator and the single wire plug (just blue) that goes on one end of the ballast resistor should still be about 12 v.
The coil and the two wire ballast resistor connector (one blue, one brown?) should be zero.
If so, then somehow the ballast resistor isn't dropping the voltage like it should.
If you still show 12v on the wire from the ballast resistor to the coil, then somehow that brown wire is getting power, which it shouldn't unless the key is in the start posistion.
That could be bad ignition switch, or a problem somewhere in the wiring between the switch, the bulkhead connector and the ballast resistor.

General BS and Laughs / Gymkhana....
« on: September 16, 2010, 06:47:24 PM »
Quote from: 1965Windsor361
I don't see anything.... :(
Try this link.

General BS and Laughs / Gymkhana....
« on: September 16, 2010, 01:55:51 AM »
In the past, Jen has told me that I'm not allowed to try to park like Elwood Blues.  I suspect that if I show her this video there will be a whole new list of things I'm not allowed to try.

General Tech / '65 Chrysler Won't Start
« on: September 15, 2010, 08:17:50 PM »
Let's start by checking if power is getting to the coil.
With the ignition turned on:
connect black multimeter probe to a good ground
touch red probe to the + connection on the coil (should be the blue wire)
Should be about 6 volts. 
If it is, then you have power, and the problem is something with the coil/distributor/plugs.
If there is no voltage at the coil, then we need to trace that blue wire back. (for each of these, the black probe goes to ground & the red probe goes to the connection being checked)
One end of the ballast resistor has a plug with the blue wire & a brown wire.  This should read 6 volts
The other end of the ballast resistor just has the blue wire, this should be 12 volts.
The ign terminal on the voltage regulator (blue wire again) should also be 12 volts.
Start with those, if there is no power getting to the voltage regulator, then we need to start messing with the bulkhead connector and the ignition switch, so try the easy stuff first

General Tech / '65 Chrysler Won't Start
« on: September 15, 2010, 07:14:24 PM »
My first thought is the ballast resistor.
D Cluley2010-09-16 00:18:16

General Tech / The Chrysler's First Show
« on: September 12, 2010, 11:04:01 PM »
Based on the pictures, I'm not even a little surprised.

General BS and Laughs / 28th st Cruise
« on: September 12, 2010, 12:35:00 AM »
A couple of weeks ago went over to Grand Rapids for the 28th street cruise.
The good news:   The weather was actually good (for the first time in 3 years)
The bad news:  I spent most of the afternoon fixing an exhaust leak before I could head to the cruise.
The good news:  Still had time to hang out with Ardog for a few hours and shoot some video.

General BS and Laughs / Plymouths and Chryslers oh my!
« on: September 11, 2010, 09:38:22 PM »
Very cool. 

General BS and Laughs / That's one tough Dippy
« on: September 11, 2010, 12:43:52 AM »
Ran across this movie clip tonight.

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