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Messages - Bob Schaefer

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Tech- - FUEL / Another Fuel Pump Question...
« on: July 06, 2011, 01:46:00 PM »

Thanks for the response.

Tech- - FUEL / Another Fuel Pump Question...
« on: July 06, 2011, 11:29:34 AM »


General BS and Laughs / Quiting My Job and Going Out On My Own
« on: July 03, 2011, 04:27:59 AM »

Definitely big... My Monaco wagon is longer than my Suburban. The scoops look great.

General BS and Laughs / Here's a new one...
« on: June 06, 2011, 05:33:35 PM »

Thanks for all of the great advice. It gave me plenty to think about.

General BS and Laughs / Here's a new one...
« on: June 01, 2011, 07:43:14 AM »
This is good info... I don't think they'll need me to drive t. From what the email said, they want a vintage wagon to use for a storyline that involves a guy and a girl that go on a road trip. So, I'm pretty sure they just want to rent it, but I haven't heard back from them yet. Could be kinda cool, as long as it doesn't end like Thelma and Loiuse... If they use it for a couple of weeks, it would pay for some good restoration stuff.

General BS and Laughs / Here's a new one...
« on: June 01, 2011, 05:28:48 AM »
So, I got a call from the guy from whom I bought my '69 Monaco Wagon. He had the car listed with the Illinois Film Institute as being available for use in film productions, which he did as a potential way to potentially finance some restoration efforts.
The reason he called me was, he received an email from a production company that is looking for a vintage station wagon for a low-budget film they are going to shoot, starting in August.
Now, of course, the "low-budget" sounds like a red flag to me, but here's my question: Does anyone have a clue as to what is reasonable for rental of a car by a film company? I don't, so before I talk to them, I'd like to know if anyone here has had any experience in this regard. The guy who sold me the car said he looked into the company, and the person who sent him the email, and it seems legit. I started to do it too, and it does seem on the level. I just don't know if it's a good idea, and what would be reasonable to agree to regarding the various details involved.
So, any advice is appreciated.

General Mopar Discussions / Newport with hood scoops
« on: May 25, 2011, 05:47:44 AM »
There was a '69 Polara Convertible on EBay just over a year ago, that had scoop on it...coulda been a 6-pack scoop, like on the Blade '68 Charger. It also had a Go-Wing on the trunk like on a Challenger. I wish I had kept some of the pics. The scoop looked good, but I could have done without the wing. It had buckets and a console shift. Really good shape from the photos, and they were asking $16,995. Maybe someone from here remembers it, but it was before my MoparFins time...

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Started on the Monaco
« on: May 23, 2011, 06:28:49 AM »
I would love to try putting the buckets and a console shifter like that in the wagon. Not at the top of the project list, but I think it would be cool.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Suspension Compatibility
« on: April 25, 2011, 04:11:54 AM »

I'd like to know if the frame and suspension parts for a '66 and/or '71 Fury are all interchangeable with a '69 Monaco.
I don't know what, if anything, I'll need to replace, but I'd at least like to know what I will look for.
I've looked at, and I see that their Lower Control Arms are for '65-'73 C's, which leads me to believe that the Uppers would match, too, but I don't want to assume. I am planning to try to remove the uppers and lowers, and get them sandblasted, as suggested here, but I have come across a couple of opportunities to get some that are done already, so if they'd fit...
I also may need to look into the front subframe, which appears to be very dented and rusty. I'd like to try and have someone help me weld in some new metal, but if I can get something in decent shape...
Also, the crossmember where the Torsion Bars anchor, and the Transmission Crossmember too. If they are the same through '65-'73, that would be good to know.
Thanks all.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Rallye wheels on Cs
« on: April 03, 2011, 04:06:20 PM »
I haven't taken them off yet, so I don't know. They were on when I got it, and the guy I bought it from told me about the spacers. I thought he meant the wheels, but maybe he meant the center caps.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Rallye wheels on Cs
« on: April 01, 2011, 07:58:47 AM »
Thanks... I wasn't sure about the wheels. I do know that they aren't original, because the guy I got it from told me he had to fabricate some spacer plates for the front, but he didn't have the original stock ones anymore. I'd rather get a set that fit without a spacer, but for now, these are ok.

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Rallye wheels on Cs
« on: March 30, 2011, 03:43:55 PM »
Not sure if these are the real rallye wheels, but they look ok on the wagon...

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: March 28, 2011, 03:45:47 AM »
All I can say is, these pics are awesome. The one other area on my wagon, besides the body, that I know I need to tackle, will be that front end. These pics and your steps go a long way toward A) Showing how things should look, and B) Letting me know that it's harder to do than just taking it apart and putting it back together. I see alot of what I'll need at Firm Feel. They seem to be one of the few that has packages and parts for C's.

Tech- - Engine / Valve Cover Gaskets
« on: January 24, 2011, 04:24:34 AM »
In an attempt to answer the question about the part number, I ended up learning, instead, that I am an idiot.
The gaskets I got are FelPro, FEL-1646 at Summit. They are the Cork-Lam gaskets with the steel core.
Problem is, the gaskets are for a small block, not a big block, and they don't have the same gaskets for a big block. I must have had a brain cramp, not double checking the application.

So now I need to decide what gaskets to get. Probably the FEL-1612 rubber coated fiber ones. I have time. I may not even do it until it's warmer. I will be doing my fuel pump, filter, and stainless steel fuel lines, and putting on a rebuilt Edlebrock 750, so I will do the valve covers at the same time.
schaefman2011-01-24 09:25:15

Tech- - Engine / Valve Cover Gaskets
« on: January 22, 2011, 06:39:58 AM »
Not much chance, yet... I do have a 1/4" drive though. I'll see if I can borrow an inch pound torque wrench. I have the original repair manual, so I shoud be able to lookup the specs.

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