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General Tech- - BRAKES / rear disc conversion kit
« on: August 28, 2009, 10:05:03 AM »
Found this kit on Jegs:
Sjak Brak2009-08-28 15:13:45

General Mopar Discussions / pics from another carshow in Germany
« on: August 27, 2009, 12:26:49 PM »
Last weekend I attended another carshow just across the border. There were really lots of VERY good cars there.

I shot 2 short movies, one of the Edsel police car, and one of a fellow-dutchie taking one of the prizes:

My pics:

This Bonneville was actually my taxi to the meeting:

Nice Plymouth:

The oldest Mopar I've seen driving at a meeting so far:

Gorgeous Javelin:

Mopar-powered Benz:

Awesome Hudson:

Nicely restore Hurst:

Very clean Fury:

Love the 67 Newport tail:

Old & new together (dont forget that the new Challenger isnt sold here so its a very uncommon sight):



General Mopar Discussions / pics of the German Moparnats
« on: August 26, 2009, 02:01:20 AM »
On August 1st, I visited the German Moparnats.
For who's interested, my pics of the event are here:






WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcom to Wilf & his Wilfmobile!
« on: August 25, 2009, 11:25:50 PM »
Welcome buddy!


After a long ride, the Imperial arrived in Hungary 2 days ago. I must say I am really impressed by my last real trip in the car, it held itself very well on the German Autobahn, in the mountains, in the rain, etc and after 2 days in the car I stepped out quite supple (though tired from the very long days). It was an awesome experience this 1000 mile trip through 4 countries.
In Germany lots of thumbs up (Germans are carnuts), in Austria lots of shocked people (there are virtually no US-cars there, so people actually made some efforts to take pictures or make movies with their cell phones), and in Hungary things got even funnier
Now enjoying a nice short stay here, very kind people, good food, nice surroundings.

Will post pics when I'm home. Flying back tomorrow morning and the straight from the airport to my office...
Yesterday, we attended a local meeting in Hungary, where we put the car next to a pristine 72 Fury III.

Sjak Brak2009-08-01 17:37:41

General Mopar Discussions / anyone from the Minnesota-area here?
« on: June 23, 2009, 10:58:14 AM »
I'm trying to fetch a very rare part for a vintage propane-setup i purchased, and one of my only hopes is a store on Minnesota.

unfortunately, they dont answer my mail. Anyone here from that area who's willing to help out?

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / question about cleaning leather interior
« on: June 18, 2009, 01:32:24 AM »
I recently bought a dual 4-way power adjustable 60/40 split rear bench for my daily beater. The leather has no tears and no wear, but it seems a bit dried out, and some traces of moist/mould on it.
How could I bring the leather back to a nice and clean condition? Which products should I use? What not to do?

General BS and Laughs / is today a us-bank holiday?
« on: June 01, 2009, 09:42:54 AM »
I thought that today is only a bank Holiday in Europe, but havent heard from a US-company with whom I do a lot of business. Do you guys have a bank holiday as well today?

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / charging gremlins
« on: May 24, 2009, 03:56:08 AM »
Have charging issues on he imperial.
Rewired some stuff, no charging at all. Tested the alternator by grounding one field and wiring ign1 to the other, it gave a steady 13.3 volts at idle. Ammeter also wors properly.
Replaced voltage regulator by a new one, 15.6 volts at idle, tried another new one, also 15.6 volts (tested with several volt meters).
What's going on here??

General Mopar Discussions / 70NY & 73 Imperial
« on: April 12, 2009, 10:13:10 AM »
Yesterday I made a 450-mile trip with the Imperial, to check out a car and collect some parts.

On the way back, I spotted a car that was a candidate 4 years ago, when eventually I bought the 73 Imperial.

I'm still amazed at what a comfortable travelling machine the Imperial is. I left the car perfectly relaxed, and on the way north, I had an average of 95-100,ph, at which speed the car seems very well in its element. On the way back, I set a new fuel economy record by driving a constant 70 and with more advance dialed in.

General BS and Laughs / I drove through America today
« on: April 10, 2009, 06:40:41 AM »
Quite a tiny place actually 

General BS and Laughs / looking for documentation on 52 Packard
« on: March 26, 2009, 12:59:06 PM »
Slightly off-topic, but I', trying to help someone who has bought a completely disassembled 52 Clipper.

Looking for parts manuals (preferably on CD-rom) and assembly manual. Any suggestions where to look? Could find some stuff on epay, but expensive....

Tech- - FUEL / gasoline question
« on: March 20, 2009, 02:46:10 PM »
If I sell the Imp, I first have to convert it to gasoline. It's an almost stock 440.

There already is a gasoline tank on the car. I think I'll need fuel line, a carb , fuel filter and a fuel pump.

Considering an Edelbr. 1411.

But I was wondering, what ignition curve + initial advance setting would be a good starting point for tuning it? see:
Currently, I'm running curve F with black stop bushings, and 16 degrees of advance. What would be a good base setting for running on premium gasloine?

General Mopar Discussions / nice sounding Hemi
« on: March 14, 2009, 12:35:12 PM »
Turn up the volume and enjoy!

General Mopar Discussions / How about the 90ies Mopars?
« on: March 12, 2009, 11:33:55 AM »
I was wondering, are the mid-to-late nineties Chryslers reliable cars? (like the last NYers, 300-M, ....) I know the assembly quality cant measure up to European standards, but i dont really care about that. I'm more interested in reliability/durability of the engine, tranny, suspension parts and of the electrical system. Could I safely buy a car with say 100.000 miles on it and axpect to easily add another 150k to it? Are these cars OK with all day long 100mph highway driving? What are common problems?

These cars are quite exotic over here, so no real data on it locally.... I read that they use quite a lot of front brake pads, and that the tranny's would sometimes need a rebuild even befor hitting 100.000 miles...

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