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Messages - Robert F. Brogle

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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Which carpet to use?
« on: December 15, 2012, 05:20:40 PM »
If I told you how many cars I have with little or no heat, you'd laugh.  I think I have officially given up on the Auto Temp system in the '68 Newport Custom-that's going to be converted to standard A/C I think.  New Yorker is is enough to spread out amongst the cars that don't have it. 68 300 has no heat at speed (core likely plugged), '70 'vert is a non A/C car so combine 'vert with small core and you get little heat. 

General BS and Laughs / Changes in my life
« on: December 09, 2012, 12:35:10 PM »
I have a ton of respect for you Steve.  You don't lay down when the going gets tough. You get tougher!
Stay well!

General BS and Laughs / Raise you hand if you are still here!
« on: December 09, 2012, 12:33:28 PM »
Oh, and we also pay a excise tax (property tax) on cars here in Massachusetts.  It's a percentage system based on the original list price and age of the car.  I pay $8.75 a year for the convertiible, and $6.25 for each of the '68 Chryslers.  Daily driver '04 300M Special is somewhere around $80 a year.  Antique resistrations renew every year for $45 (plus a $29 inspection, no emissions) and every other year on the daily driver.

General BS and Laughs / Raise you hand if you are still here!
« on: December 09, 2012, 12:28:02 PM »
I don't check in as often as I should, but I am still here. Not doing much car wise, but I am still here. 

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Which carpet to use?
« on: September 11, 2012, 03:35:59 PM »
Will do, thanks Steve. Hope you're feeling well.  I've followed your dash swap a bit-you are far braver than me!

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Which carpet to use?
« on: September 09, 2012, 03:42:58 PM »
I have some experience doing carpets in the cars.  I used Trimparts carpet on two of the cars. I was happy with one set, not thrilled with the other.  Trimparts actually lists '68 Newport and '68 New Yorker as different carpet. Isn't it the same?
I used ACC carpet on the convertible, and it's faded, but I guess that isn't a shock on a convertible witha black interior.
I'd love to know what's has worked for all of you and more specifically, Sticherbob.

General Mopar Discussions / A poll for my '68 Chrysler friends
« on: July 16, 2011, 05:04:19 AM »
I received pricing back a while ago on having my '68 Chrysler "Make Your Move" gold/black front advertising license plates reproduced. They are going to be in the $20-$25 each range, depending on how many interested parties I can get for them. If I can get orders for 125 or more the price would fall to $15 each. 
So what do you think?

General BS and Laughs / Meanwhile, At Nancy Pelosi's House....
« on: November 16, 2010, 03:13:35 PM »
Hmmm, that's our esteemed local rag, the Springfield (MA) Republican. Many of us call it the Springfield RINO.  Too funny!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: October 14, 2010, 04:58:27 PM »
Funny Lea, you and I are doing front ends at the same time.  I mentioned in a previous post that I'm converting the '68 Ny'er to disc brakes. I decided to replace the entire front end at the same time.  I have a friend that works for the railroad and he took the arms to work and pressed the busings for me there.  Nice to have a big press.  Pics soon.

General Mopar Discussions / I get to do My Happy Dance today
« on: October 14, 2010, 04:50:23 PM »
I had 2 of the Auto Temp I testers. No one knew what they were and I snagged them cheap. I sold one and kept the other. The Auto Temp I unit is black.  I need to try it at on the green car at some point. It needs a compressor first.

General Mopar Discussions / How rare are sunroof '74-'78 C's?
« on: October 14, 2010, 04:46:23 PM »
Saw the white car again the other day. He was out tooling around in it.

General Mopar Discussions / How rare are sunroof '74-'78 C's?
« on: July 05, 2010, 04:37:42 PM »
Haven't heard back from the guy-we'll see.

General Mopar Discussions / How rare are sunroof '74-'78 C's?
« on: June 14, 2010, 04:15:28 PM »
OK. Both were ordered by and still owned by the original owner. '76 Newport Custom is a triple white 4 door hardtop 400 2 bbl, not sure about the '77 other than it's a New Yorker.  I ran into the elderly gentlemen owner the other day and offered to help him make the cars run better and maybe fix the gas guage in the '76. We'll see. They are the only 2 sunroof cars of that vintage I have seen.

General Mopar Discussions / How rare are sunroof '74-'78 C's?
« on: June 13, 2010, 04:23:37 PM »
Just curious how rare a '76 Newport Custom 4 dr. HT w/ a sunroof and a '77 New Yorker similarly equipped would be?


Here's the deal as I know it-'68 CHRYSLERS used the TRW pump with the charming "self adjusting" belt mechanism (last year for it). They stink because of the mounting bracket.
'68 PLYMOUTH C bodies used the Federal pump, as did '69 Chryslers.
I'm in the process of converting all of my '68 Chryslers to the Federal Pump.

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