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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:21:35 PM »
I love this topic, thanks for the very detailed pictures of the work you did!


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General BS and Laughs / Battery Life
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:35:50 AM »
The battery in the daily beater I had in 2004 was 11yo and going strong, a collision was needed to kill it.

On my recently departed beater (a 99 car), I replaced the original battery in 2009.

The Optima Redtop I installed in my (meanwhile sold) Imperial in 2005 is still going strong.


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General BS and Laughs / 10 Years Ago
« on: October 03, 2013, 11:31:26 AM »
Congrats to the happy couple


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General Mopar Discussions / Anyone ever ship glass?
« on: June 01, 2013, 08:55:42 AM »
I work in logistics for 15+ years now, glass is always a certain risk, even when properly packed. The safest I have seen is inside a frame/crate  fixed to a pallet.

Another option you could discuss with the seller: meet halfway (for a fee of course)

Or going further on Steve's idea, go to a local glass shop, and ask if they have some spare crates you can borrow/rent/buy.

Sjak Brak2013-06-01 17:16:07

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General Mopar Discussions / Newport for sale - maybe....
« on: May 24, 2013, 12:27:48 PM »
Quote from: Snotty
Yeah, it's the same for when people get a new license plate for a recently purchased car and the numbers on the plate are 666. They will return it faster than death.
Funny detail, in countries where you can pick your own plate number (or part of it), 666 is a very popular pick

On the other hand, I recently had a car for sale, couldnt really figure out the asking price so randomly filled out 666 euro's on the ad-site. The guy who eventually bought it said he dindt mind the prince range of the car, but felt very very uncomfortable with paying exactly 666 euros (his exact words were that it scared him). Since he was serious, and prepared to pick up the car quickly, I made it easy for him and lowered to 600, and within a few days, the car was gone, smooth sale.



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General Mopar Discussions / Newport for sale - maybe....
« on: May 18, 2013, 09:23:14 AM »
Quote from: Snotty
Oh, sorry you missed that one Sjak.  Looked good!
No worries, had a good stay in Hungary anyway and there's 100 million other cars for sale, so will manage



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General Mopar Discussions / Newport for sale - maybe....
« on: May 17, 2013, 08:26:32 AM »
Quote from: Sjak Brak
Next week, I'm having a look at possibly my next Mopar, this time something small and fuel-efficient.


That car turned out to be even more fuel-efficient than anticipated: it was already sold before I took the plane

Some pics though:








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General Mopar Discussions / Newport for sale - maybe....
« on: May 01, 2013, 10:21:12 AM »
Sometimes, you just need to get another car for the sake of it. Next week, I'm having a look at possibly my next Mopar, this time something small and fuel-efficient.


Sjak Brak2013-05-01 16:13:03

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General Mopar Discussions / Newport for sale - maybe....
« on: April 30, 2013, 10:13:29 PM »


(vulture-mode on) How much the asking price?

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General Mopar Discussions / Newport for sale - maybe....
« on: April 29, 2013, 11:14:00 PM »
Come on, you have a new car so it's normal that you drive that one a bit more often for now, but once you're used to it, you'll take the Newport more often again.


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General Mopar Discussions / How about a Diesel C Body
« on: March 19, 2013, 11:13:04 AM »
Quote from: POLARACO
yep, whizzing like a hairdryer on overdrive when pushing hard


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General Mopar Discussions / How about a Diesel C Body
« on: March 19, 2013, 02:19:01 AM »
Sounds like an interesting project, although one charm of the old boats is the V8-rumble. A ticking diesel simply doesnt sound sexy...

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General Mopar Discussions / Cutting down to the bone
« on: March 04, 2013, 12:05:38 PM »
It really depends on where, how big etc. But my rent went to almost $475 a month for a garage with lots of storage space and heater, with room for 3-4 cars, lots of parts and tools etc. I share it with a friend but we decided we did not want to accept yet another raise of the rent. He's keeping his 71 Cutlass 'vert and meanwhile found a place in a garage with a few mutual friends, where there's a 69 Fury, 70 Challenger, 64 Dodge and a few more cool cars, and a much more realistic rent ($120/month per car with 24/7 access and plenty of room for repairs.

As for myself, I'll see what I do. I also have other time&money-absorbing hobbies, although a recent leg injury is currently keeping me from doing those as well  so doing a lot of reading now, and some studying. Old cars are nice but having one still swallows loads of money even when I'm not involved with it, so maybe I'll have a short break. Then again, you never know what you run into.....


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General Mopar Discussions / Cutting down to the bone
« on: March 03, 2013, 10:17:34 PM »

Roger, very wise decision! Keep only so many cars as you can afford time&money to keep the stuff running. Recently the rent for my garage was raised again, and went way above what I was prepared to spend for rent so I'm moving out; also sold the project and parts, as its easier to move out when someone else picks up the stuff and pays for it, instead of myself having to pay rent for a trailer/van to move the stuff.
Sjak Brak2013-03-04 03:23:14

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Site Questions and Announcements / HBD to....ME!!
« on: February 27, 2013, 01:15:31 PM »
Congrats!!

I had one friend call my a young fella..[/QUOTE]
That's just a polite way of saying you're old

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