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Messages - Bill Mounteer

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General Mopar Discussions / Looky what I found for the NYer
« on: March 18, 2009, 04:26:05 PM »
I really doubt "Frank Mitchell is an unrepentant greed-head" any more than any businessman trying to meet his payroll, pay his bills and still have some left to take home. Frank is more than likely in a financial position where he really does not need to do anything and to avoid boredom he likes to play mind games.

I know a number of "older" wealthy business owners like that, ask them for something on a "bad" day and it'll cost you an arm and a leg, ask them on a "good" day and they are likely to just give it to you.

One thing though Bob, now that he's stuck a $ figure on his horn ring - he'll throw it in the scrap bin before he'll drop the price.



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Tech- - Engine / 5th with antifreez gone is a Dead Cock Roach
« on: March 17, 2009, 09:19:53 PM »

Yup - first the close vision starts to go and you find yourself holding things out at arms length. Then you find your arms are too short. So off you go for new glasses - but - now you notice you need more light to see small stuff and driving at night starts to get iffy. You have to drag everything with small letters over to a window so you can see it in bright sun. Not sure what's next - maybe a white cane. 

I have discovered that a small keychain flashlight with LED bulbs is nice and bright and quickly becomes your best friend!   The one in the link is identical to mine, except mine says IBM.

Fury4402009-03-18 03:12:37

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Tech- - Engine / 5th with antifreez gone is a Dead Cock Roach
« on: March 16, 2009, 05:13:12 PM »
Not sure how you can lose "gallons" of antifreeze without seeing some indication - unless its a blown heater core and your carpet is floating!


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General BS and Laughs / Uhhh.....my car has a high speed vibration
« on: March 15, 2009, 06:42:56 PM »
Sadly, I could see my wife doing that! 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: March 15, 2009, 03:49:47 PM »
Well now you can recycle your own oil!! 


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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: March 15, 2009, 10:23:50 AM »
   Heat! Wow! I envy! 


Is that a gas or oil furnace?  If it's gas, you might, with a bit of fiddling install it inside the smoker. Probably have to lose the smoker door.

Very, very nice looking furnace!










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Tech- - Engine / 318 w/ antifreeze in the oil
« on: March 15, 2009, 10:13:37 AM »



Never seen that sort of hole before, but it sure looks to be the right size to dump lots of raw antifreeze into the pan. Bummer! 


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Tech- - Engine / 318 w/ antifreeze in the oil
« on: March 14, 2009, 11:11:24 AM »
Wow Bob, I feel your pain!

I'm afraid I agree with Butch, that much raw antifreeze in the bottom of the pan is not coming from a little gasket blow out, there's a major hole some place.

A blown head gasket will suck antifreeze into the cylinder on the down stroke and you'll see a white exhaust. On the up stroke fuel and possibly some oil will get forced back into the water jacket and you'll see signs of oil in the rad. I doubt its a head gasket.

The intake manifold could be cracked on the underside or one of the manifold to head gaskets could have failed, this type of failure could pour lots of coolant into the valley and straight down to the pan.  If when your engine was last rebuilt,  they shaved the block or the heads and didn't also fit the intake manifold, the manifold may have simply split open.

I'd pull the intake first. If the leak isn't obvious then you need to decide whether to continue pulling parts and risk body damage, or just bite the bullet and pull the engine.

If the block is cracked then you can pick up another 318 or maybe sneak in a 383 or 440. <Grin>




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General BS and Laughs / The Official MoparFins Puzzle -Newly Updated!
« on: March 09, 2009, 01:25:35 PM »
I was wondering when the cats would appear. 


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General BS and Laughs / The Official MoparFins Puzzle -Newly Updated!
« on: March 07, 2009, 08:12:03 PM »




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Tech- - Engine / Am I Crazy? How can this be?
« on: March 02, 2009, 04:12:17 PM »


When I started diddling around with my car about 10 years ago, I rationalized that being one of the last convertibles built, a special order 440, numbers matching and one owner,  that it might just be worth something someday. Well now that I've watched the C-Body world for the last bunch of years, I've come to the conclusion that rare and numbers matching means squat in  their world. I highly doubt if I sold the car that I would get ten cents on the dollar to a C-Body man. So I've decided to forget about worth, value, etc. and just enjoy playing with my toy!  I figure if I get tired of it or something else takes my fancy, I'll just give it to one of my kids and let them ponder its value. 

Many C-Body owner's seem to be quick to point out even the smallest variations from stock and make full use of another axiom, "Talk is cheap!".  Paradoxically the same people sit on their wallets when a true gem goes up for sale and scream highway robbery!

"Value is what people are willing to pay" for most things, however, when it comes to BJ auctions it seems to be "Price is what the last guy was willing to pay plus a bunch!".   For some reason BJ buyers seem to award recognition to those who pay the most ridiculus prices and will battle among themselves for the privaledge to buy it back next year at an even greater price. A very strange world these people live in.  




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General BS and Laughs / The Official MoparFins Puzzle -Newly Updated!
« on: March 02, 2009, 09:21:18 AM »
Good One !!  


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Tech- - Engine / Am I Crazy? How can this be?
« on: February 21, 2009, 07:15:25 PM »
I suppose an easy way to tell if you have a B or RB is to check the intake manifold casting number. If its a 440 number then you have the wider RB block. There was an RB 383 block but I think it was only made in about 1958 or so.


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General Mopar Discussions / Whatcha think??
« on: February 17, 2009, 10:14:29 AM »
Got to be careful, he's a lawyer!


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General Mopar Discussions / Whatcha think??
« on: February 16, 2009, 07:31:05 PM »

Quote from: 300Rag
... I only went on the info supplied by my son (he wants me to buy it so he can inherit it some day) ...

Curious, maybe this a "Y" generation solution to entering the hobby without getting grease on their hands ... my son has the same aspirations for my Fury.  Be interesting actually to give it too him, he thinks major maintenance is topping up the windshield washer reservior.    Or better yet, give it too him now as it sits and tell him its like an Ikea car - some assembly required.


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