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General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: March 12, 2015, 07:12:02 PM »
I can actually hear the screams of the Lycra.....

General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: March 09, 2015, 08:40:21 PM »
The beautiful weather is STILL going strong....I can't believe how nice it is out here!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 07, 2015, 06:09:02 PM »
Quote from: 300Rag
Patches is gonna be jealous.

Patches Shouldn't be...old Fernando has not had any lovin in almost 2 years....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 07, 2015, 02:25:20 PM »

Then once I knew the fuse box panel was fine I had to get it mounted
up in the car.  Couple holes, build one small upper bracket off the
E-brake mounting bracket, couple nuts and bolts and it was all in.

Ready to go in....

All mounted up....

Hope to have the fuse panel in and wiring strung to the appropriate areas in the next week or so.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: March 07, 2015, 02:21:43 PM »

Finally getting off my lazy butt and working on the Desoto.  I am
working on the 12V conversion wiring system, but needed to find a place
to mount the fuse panel.  I did not want to make any new holes in the
car, so I had been looking and thinking about things for several weeks
to come up with a game plan.  Well yesterday was the big day. 

 only going to be using the passenger side heater, so I had lots of room
 left over on teh drivers side from the dual heater set-up.  So I knew I
 was going to be mounting the fuse panel in that location.  I ended
using the original support bracket for the DS heater as my main mounting

Changed the bends in the bracket to coincide with where I wanted the fuse box panel to sit.

 I pulled out some scrap stainless I had from behind the shed.  Cut a 6"
 x 6" square and then drilled and tapped a couple holes for mounting the
 fuse panel.  Put a couple long screws in from the back side, with
washers and star lock washers.  Next was a trial fit of the fuse panel
on the new support panel.

General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: March 05, 2015, 06:44:37 AM »
Quote from: czervika
My neighbors drive way started to develop a sink hole.    Not such a big deal except that ours are side by side,  Can't wait to see where this goes.

I'm going to guess it goes "down"....

Been almost a week of great weather out here on the west coast....Clear and a bit cool over night, but sunny and up to 12* to 15*C during the day.  Trees are blooming, bulbs are up and in flower...can't complain.

Nope...Never.  That thing is a show truck.  I drive mine it would never, nor would I ever want it to, look that nice.

That is a gorgeous truck, don't get me wrong.  I love the color, and the no chrome theme on the body and trim.  But not my cup of tea. 

Quote from: 300Rag
Looks like you are going to have to bust out the lawnmower soon.

"Mowing the lawn"....You don't have to get vulgar....

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Old wheels on a old car?
« on: February 21, 2015, 06:36:29 PM »
Those also came on the Mirada.

Absolutely a gorgeous day here today. Clear and sunny and probably a good 15* to 20*C in the sun (65*to 70*F).   Wife and daughters went out shopping, so I decided to give Ol' Patches a good cleaning inside and out.

General Mopar Discussions / ECO Diesel Ram 1500 Test Drive
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:57:03 AM »
Quote from: firedome
Nice truck!  My understanding is that it's a VM Motori built engine, biggest diesel maker in the world and a Division of Fiat-Chrysler. Injection and engine management is Bosch. 

I've been thinking about this motor and tranny for my wagon....Hmmmm....

General BS and Laughs / It's 2015..
« on: February 18, 2015, 09:56:09 AM »
Very interesting comments guys...Much to think about, read and learn. ;)

Quote from: czervika
Funny,  I just learned that same trick.  thanks for the education.

No problem...Gotta share so we all can learn right...

Quote from: dana44
Good job. Yeah, mistakes get made, at least you didn't have hard parts that got destroyed before you realized something was amiss.

Yeah it wasn't too bad....lost about 1/2 liter of fluid though!   And I learned a little trick to help make sure the seal never gets wrecked again.

Lots of cleaning to get that gear oil off everything.  But finally got everything clean up and start re-assembly.  This time I used some black electrical tape over the threads to smooth things out just in case I get weak and wobbly trying to lift that drum and hub into place. ;)

So it turned into an expensive day.  Amazing what a small nick in a seal can end up costing you....a big chunk of change, and half a day. ;)

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