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Messages - Bill Mounteer

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Tech- - Engine / 440-WOB Part 2 - Continued...
« on: July 29, 2009, 03:04:16 PM »
Ya Stan, bite the bullet and let them put it together! 

I'm going one step further with mine, it will be completely assembled and taken through the cam break in before I even want to see it. Sure it costs a little extra, but if you let the engine builder assemble, start and break in the cam, then it has a warranty he can't walk away from by saying you did something wrong. I don't know about you, but I assume you are about where I am, old enough to want it done so it can be driven and enjoyed.

I just don't have the energy for pulling engines anymore! 

General BS and Laughs / Mopars at the Red Barns
« on: July 25, 2009, 08:56:56 PM »
Great pictures!  Sure is nice to see so many C-bodies! 

Site Questions and Announcements / Snotty turns 51
« on: July 25, 2009, 06:47:06 PM »
Congrats Snotty! 

Actually 51 is a great age, I'd like to be 51!

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / Broken Speedo Cable - But different
« on: July 23, 2009, 09:22:46 AM »
Great idea!

Might be a good idea to wire-tie a support across the "splice" to take any bend out of the inner core as it passes through the spliced spot. Idealy you'd like the core to not touch the outer walls at the splice since any rough spots will quickly damage the core.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Polaraco Upgrades
« on: July 04, 2009, 03:01:17 PM »
Must be some bad earth tremors in Jersey - the only thing not moving on those pictures is the time stamp! 

General Mopar Discussions / Car? Shes a dead...
« on: June 30, 2009, 08:55:09 AM »
So ... what's your problem?  Read the book again and rebuild the sucker! Seems silly to let a dumb piece of iron beat you.

Site Questions and Announcements / Hey Bill YOU OLD POOP HBD Fury440
« on: June 19, 2009, 12:28:21 PM »
Couldn't do that Peter, no point in acknowledging a birthday until the very last minute, after all at my age you never know if you'll make from Monday all the way to Friday anyway! 

Steve, if I got the car to Leaburn, I'm sure he could be talked into putting it together, he's got car payments!

I|'ll probably bite the bullet and take it to a shop just south of here to a guy who does amazing work, but both Peter and I try to steer well clear of! What the heck, its only the kids inheritance!

Site Questions and Announcements / Hey Bill YOU OLD POOP HBD Fury440
« on: June 19, 2009, 11:05:33 AM »
Thanks Steve, it's great to have survived yet another year!  I chuckle when I realize how old my kids seem to have gotten, seems only yesterday they were GD teenagers trying to drive me crazy. 

Now they are all getting their own rug-rats, have monster mortgages and have learned how to cut grass and shovel snow!

For years I figured people in their 60's were a bunch of old farts and that "if" they reached their 70's they were definitely circling the drain. Well three more years and I guess I'll have to learn the drain dance! 

I'm hoping my 92 year old mother has some tips that don't involve exercise and lets me continue drinking my beer!

Meanwhile, I've got to get my Fury on the road before they decide I'm too old to drive it. I'm now seriously looking for a good shop where I can drag the car, along with essentially a blank check to Git-R-Done. I don't suppose the work will be perfect and certainly not as I would like to do it myself, but it will get done and become usable. 

I really wish is was easier to move stuff across the stupid border and that I was a lot closer to Butch's shop.  I bet he knows a thing or two about putting a '70 Fury together.

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / question about cleaning leather interior
« on: June 18, 2009, 02:39:52 PM »
Basically you use a mild soap to remove dirt, but not strong enough to leach out any residual oils. Then you need add back the natural oils to restore softness and flexibility.

My Fav are Saddle Soap for cleaning. Use a small cloth, abt 5"x5" and really work it in, use a soft brush (old toothbrush) to get the grooves. Rinse well but don't saturate. Don't let it dry too fast, ie do this indoors or at least in good shade.

Then work the leather with Neatsfoot and/or Mink Oil.

Alternately go to any boot maker or store that exclusively sells leather jackets etc. They will have cleaners and conditioners designed for leather.


Tech- - ELECTRICAL / all the dash electronics...1968 furyIII
« on: June 14, 2009, 09:45:26 PM »

Check to see that the dash has a good ground connection to the firewall. Also verify with a continuity tester that the various fuses are good. I've fuses that look mint but were open.

Also, I think you can find some wiring diagrams over at

Fury4402009-06-15 02:49:03

General BS and Laughs / Signs
« on: May 29, 2009, 05:38:23 PM »

General BS and Laughs / I got a HEMI!!
« on: May 20, 2009, 02:56:27 PM »
Wow -- slide rules!

I still have two K & E Deci-Lon slip sticks, one a 10" hang from the belt model for heavy duty calculations and a little 5" one that lived in my shirt pocket for years. 

After reading this thread I dug them out and I'm pleased to say they both still work and even after 40 some years still don't need batteries!

After showing off his new wheels today, I'll bet Leaburn is busy wiping off all the drool marks and getting out the car wax!

General BS and Laughs / I got a HEMI!!
« on: May 17, 2009, 07:42:27 PM »
Very nice!!!

Welcome to the hemi club!

General Mopar Discussions / Thinkin about selling the Dippy
« on: March 19, 2009, 06:03:08 PM »
Definitely a bit of a head scratcher.

I think if I was offered my choice of the two cars, I probably drive the Dippy home.

The Dippy is understated and most people would underestimate it. With a nicely done up engine and a little tweaking here and there, the Dippy becomes a real sleeper.  While the  Monaco is a nice looking ride, I suspect the Dippy would be more fun to drive especially if you drop in some cubes.

General Mopar Discussions / Looky what I found for the NYer
« on: March 18, 2009, 09:07:35 PM »
It was pretty tense during the war years, for a year or two Canadian nickels were made out of Tombac an alloy of copper and zinc. I'm not sure what all the nickel was being used for, probably gun barrels or engine parts.

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