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Messages - Bob Schaefer

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Tech- -BODY / '69 Monaco Windshield
« on: June 15, 2010, 07:36:57 PM »
I did end up trying Gerber, and their online quote was around $500. I wonder if that's just the price, or if they have the specs to custom make the windshield.
In any case, I'll see if I can find anything better, since I could get a new welder or most of a new TTi exhaust for that $500.... Otherwise, I'll bite the bullet, because it needs to be done.

Tech- -BODY / '69 Monaco Windshield
« on: June 15, 2010, 10:42:56 AM »
I know these are not available at SafeLite, or anyplace else new.... Is there a better place to find a windshield, aside from going to the boneyard?
This is the only glass, at this time, that needs to be replaced. I have a good sized crack on each side, and I would rather replace it than chance a ticket or a bigger crack...

Tech- - Engine / Heat Riser...
« on: June 15, 2010, 09:59:24 AM »

I read something about the heat riser in someone else's post, so I wanted to see if mine is causing me some difficulties...
The counterweight, or whatever it is, for the heat riser, seems to move freely, but it does not seem to move at all with the revving of the engine, or as it gets warmer. It would appear that the thermostat and the heat riser itself are no longer connected.
So the question is, does this present a problem, and what's the best remedy?
The car runs a bit rough, as if there is a miss, or something, so I will be looking at ignition parts first, but there is definitely a tick tick tick sort of sound, which will also have me seeing if I have a leak between the exhaust manifold and the exhaust pipe. I just wonder if this heat riser can be a problem too....
Thanks, as always...
schaefman2010-06-15 15:03:38

Tech- - FUEL / Vented Gas Cap
« on: June 14, 2010, 09:26:03 AM »
That's kinda what I thought... I will go with the big HISS when I remove the cap, and let it work the way it's supposed to...
Thanks again,

General Tech / Monaco Wagon Seats...
« on: June 14, 2010, 08:52:43 AM »
LOL... I remember the song.. I married one too. I wonder if these were put in because it was made in Canada... They also put the spare tire on the righthand side, instead of on the left...

General Tech / Monaco Wagon Seats...
« on: June 14, 2010, 08:32:37 AM »
This is not an upholstry question, but more of a "Does your car have this?" question...
In looking at where the front bench bolts in, I see that there are 1/2" rubber spacers between the seat frame and the floor. I don't recall there being any spacers in my '69 Polara wagon, when I had it. Can anyone tell me if these spacers belong in there? I plan to take them out, because I think they don't, and it seems like my lap is a tad too close to the steering wheel. I will also be using new bolts, since these are rusty... I just don't want to remove the spacers if they need to be there for some reason.
Now, I know I've gained a bit in the last 25 years, but not in my legs... at least not that much...
Thank you,

Tech- - FUEL / Vented Gas Cap
« on: June 14, 2010, 08:25:55 AM »
Ok, so I have been driving modern vehicles for far too long, and I had forgotten what happens when you remove a non-vented gas cap...
So, I was looking on Rock Auto, and they have gas caps for a 1969 Dodge Monaco, and a Polara... and some even say Emission Control, which may or may not mean vented... I don't know. They all, however, say Exc Wagon. Thing is.... That's what I have.
So does anyone know what sort of gas cap I can get that is vented, and will fit my '69 Monaco Wagon?
Alternatively, is there a reason not to get one?

General Tech / Did Imps have 28" radiators?
« on: June 11, 2010, 10:15:50 AM »
Ok... so learning from this topic... My '69 Polara wagon, which I had until the mid-80's, had a "towing package", and the H-code 383 auto... and when I took out the radiator to have it re-cored, I learned that it had 4 cores. I don't know what the width was, but I do know that it never ever overheated... Is that an uncommon radiator, or did I just get a special one? I am sure the current Monaco wagon doesn't have that, but I learned that there were a number of things on that car that may not have been "standard". schaefman2010-06-11 15:16:30

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Greetings from ChicagoLand!!!
« on: June 11, 2010, 04:15:42 AM »
Hello... So I have finally picked up another Dodge wagon, after 25 years... It's a 1969 Monaco, and will need a decent amount of body work, and other things. The interior is great, the body is fair, and the engine needs some TLC, but it runs, and I am a happy man.
I'm gonna try to attach a couple of pics... Now that I have it, and I've found a couple of these great sites, I will probably be a regular poster, since my skills may be as rusty as some of the body panels...
The car came with a 383 G-code, but a previous owner plopped an Edlebrock Performer, and a Carter 4bbl on top, electronic ignition, and dual exhaust... It's not the same as my old HP 383 in the previous Beast, but it has plenty of potential, and the stuff I would have done first has already been done.. :-)
Rolling Meadows, IL

Tech- - Engine / 383 C-Body Oil Pan
« on: June 11, 2010, 03:54:16 AM »
Man, I knew I was in the right place... I will post a couple of pics in the Welcome area, and as I begin to tackle my project list, I'll try to do Before and After shots...

Tech- - Engine / 383 C-Body Oil Pan
« on: June 10, 2010, 10:11:41 AM »
So, I recently picked up a '69 Monaco Wagon, and I see that the oil pan is dented. It runs, seemingly well enough, but I would like to look into replacing it. Not immediately, but I am putting it on my project list.
So what I need to find out is, which ones are compatible? I understand that a 383 from a B-Body would have a different pan because of the K-member vs the C-Body sub frame, but I wonder if all of the C-Body MoPar's from '69-73 would share the same pan on a 383...
I presume I'll need to raise the motor in order to get the pan out. Are there any other gotcha's to look out for?
Thank you,

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