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Messages - Bob Schaefer

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Tech- - Engine / New Valve Covers - PCV Valve?
« on: January 27, 2012, 04:32:47 AM »
I will be drilling out the hole to put a new grommet and a PCV, since it didn't come with the right size hole.
 
I need to do a good deal of work starting in Spring, just to get it going again.. I waited too long last year, to get the carb back on it, so it sat and dried out. First time I tried to drive it, it leaked oil and trans fluid all over, and made alot of noise from the rear drums...
 
After all the work I did over the summer, I had it running great, and it wasn't leaking anything. I let it run for half an hour, but I drove around the block, and there was a puddle of oil and tranny fluid underneath.
 
I think the trans leak could be from the old trans cooler lines, which I want to replace anyway, but I'm not sure.
 
The Oil leak, I'm not sure about, but I will dig in again when it warms up, and hopefully not waste another summer not being able to drive it. I would like to replace the oil pan anyway, if I can find a nice 187 pan, so maybe the gasket blew... I just hope it's not worse than that.
schaefman2012-01-27 09:38:50

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / new but need help
« on: November 09, 2011, 04:04:54 AM »
Andrew, I have the same decisions to make on my '69 Monaco wagon, where the body needs work, but is decent... the interior is great... the front subframe has alot of rust, as do some of the suspension parts. It can all be replaced or repaired but will take time and $$$. The good news is, this is the place to go for advice. There is a lot of knowledge here.
 
Welcome.
 
Bob

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General Mopar Discussions / Waygun wins new wheels
« on: September 19, 2011, 05:40:57 AM »
At least it won't be out of place, like it would have been if they had 20K miles on them. Still a bummer, but the wheels still look great. Kinda answers some questions as to what kind I want to put on my wagon.


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General BS and Laughs / We survived
« on: August 29, 2011, 04:08:28 AM »
Glad things are ok... hopefully still, since last night.
Just remember... It isn't THAT the wind is blowing... its WHAT the wind is blowing.

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General BS and Laughs / I Like My 3-car Garage!
« on: August 26, 2011, 04:06:33 AM »
Your's is better than mine, by far... I have a 2-car garage, but I can't even fit my wife's T&C Mini-Van in it, much less my Monaco Wagon... It's just not deep enough. I do have about a 5ft overhang, so I might be able to extend the garage without even having to extend the roof, but still... a 3-car would be nice. schaefman2011-08-26 09:07:03

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General BS and Laughs / How to tow a car
« on: August 02, 2011, 03:32:19 AM »
Just goes to show ya... If the pick-up driver had an old C-Body, he could have put that car in his trunk, and never had a problem...  :-)

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Update on the 'Toga
« on: July 24, 2011, 12:16:42 PM »


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General BS and Laughs / C Picture
« on: July 18, 2011, 07:18:43 AM »




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General Mopar Discussions / Back from vacation in the wagon...
« on: July 18, 2011, 04:03:45 AM »


I love that you take that wagon on vacation. I am looking forward to being able to do that with mine. My greatest childhood memories include vacations in our '69 Polara wagon. That '68 looks to be in great shape.

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General Mopar Discussions / And so it begins.....
« on: July 16, 2011, 04:34:44 AM »


Take lots of pictures... not  just of the progress on the car, but of each other... It will be better than the car itself.

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Tech- - Engine / I hope I didn't break it...
« on: July 15, 2011, 02:14:06 PM »


I don't feel insulted at all... I appreciate any and all advice. I agree on the cheaper belts.. I only got them because nobody had 2 of the Gates AC belts, and I want to get the car going, and test driven. Later on, I'll order the set from Rock Auto, and it'll be cheaper than buying them locally, even with shipping.

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Tech- - Engine / I hope I didn't break it...
« on: July 15, 2011, 09:33:58 AM »
Another good point... There's only what I believe is the stock mounting hardware. Just the one bold holding it on, and the ajduster.

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Tech- - Engine / I hope I didn't break it...
« on: July 15, 2011, 04:07:14 AM »
This was very encouraging, and downright educational. Thank you, Ed. I will get the good belts today... the ones on it were old anyway, and that was my next thing to do. Had the throttle not gotten stuck, and I just did the trip around the block, things would have been fine.
I presume that it's worth getting the Gates belts for $14-$18 each, instead of the House Brand belts for $5 each....

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Tech- - Engine / I hope I didn't break it...
« on: July 14, 2011, 06:27:18 PM »


I'm gonna do an oil change before I go anywhere, and see if anything comes out. I did read the posts about oil, and will make sure it has the additives, like ZDDP. 

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Tech- - Engine / I hope I didn't break it...
« on: July 14, 2011, 08:11:59 AM »
So, here I was going to take the wife on a test drive around the block in the wagon. So I had already warmed it up, but I had shut it off to tighten the fan belt a bit. We got in, and I started it up, and gave it just a little rev, and it floored itself... My wife was scared not quite to death.. I jumped out, popped the hood, and unstuck the throttle, and it calmed down.
Here's the thing... In the process, it obliterated the fan belt, and one of the alternator belts popped off. I also noticed it was running kinda rough before I shut it off.
 
I know I need to replace the belts. Probably should have done that anyway. I just hope that the high RPM's didn't do any other damage. I will change the oil, too, and see if anything comes out.
 
Anyway, so much for my test drive.

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