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Messages - Robert F. Brogle

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Site Questions and Announcements / Hey guys
« on: March 27, 2008, 04:42:44 PM »
Many, many prayers from my wife Judy and me.

Good luck on the recovery Chris!  Godspeed the drugs!

General Tech / A/C stuff-quick ?'s
« on: March 26, 2008, 04:47:06 PM »
I'll be doing this soon. In the meantime, I'll be replacing the steering pump in the New Yorker.  I bought a Federal steering pump bracket to replace the "self adjusting" bracket and TRW pump.  Self adjusting my a**, what a crock.

General BS and Laughs / California to require smog on pre-76 cars
« on: March 26, 2008, 04:43:14 PM »
Bad news, what starts in Kalifornia usually migrates to Massachusetts.  That would really suck.

General BS and Laughs / Our trip to Erie, and why...
« on: March 11, 2008, 06:38:57 PM »
Prayers for your Mom and all of you, Matt.  Sounds like she's preety tough and will make it.

Tech- - FUEL / Need some Quick help on a gas tank
« on: March 08, 2008, 01:48:41 AM »
Correct grommet part number is 3404182, available at the dealer and used on minivans, etc. 

Tech- - FUEL / SO what sits on top of your engine?
« on: March 08, 2008, 01:47:34 AM »
I've kind of mixed it up a bit-
'68 Newport Custom-stock (actually NOS) Carter 2 bbl.
'68 New Yorker- 800 CFM Edelbrock Thunder series AVS w/electric choke
'68 300- 750 CFM Edelbrock Performer w/ electric choke
'70 Wagon- 850 CFM Demonsizzler Thermoquad
'70 'vert- same as wagon
As far as driveability is concerned, the Newport wins, followed closely behind by the wagon and convertible.  Only problem with the TQ's is they don't like the hot start, especially the wagon.  I'm still kind of torn, I may TQ-ize the 2 '68's yet, but that would mean intake and carb linkage issues.  If you are unfamiliar with demonsizzler, go to

General Tech / A/C stuff-quick ?'s
« on: March 08, 2008, 01:29:55 AM »
Perfect!  Now that I ALMOST have heat in the garage, it'll get done soon.  It will be more important to get the convertible back together.
As usual, multiple projects!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: February 20, 2008, 03:05:35 PM »
Check on ebay, I think Mega Parts has them for $50-$55 a set.  I bought 2 sets last year and used one, now the other is to be used shortly.  I think their ebay name is dodgeboy.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Barge on Budget 2014 Bit of a lull.
« on: February 10, 2008, 02:45:51 PM »
Ah Lea, the stuff I let you win! LOL!
I have 1 each of the front fender trims but since I figured you likely needed them for the BOAB, I let it roll. Good scores! 
What other trinkets are you looking for that I may have here? Email me.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / TC's T/C...update..Aug 2012
« on: February 10, 2008, 02:44:05 PM »
Coming nicely Brian!  I am surprised by the 741 case rear end.  All of my '68 Chryslers have 742 cases from the factory.  Although now my '68 300 has a 741 case because that's what I had with fresh 3.23's.  They are plenty strong too. 

« on: February 10, 2008, 02:39:52 PM »
Not much POD, but in a few spots you can tell.  It looks good in the important parts.  Reassembly will be a bear. I still have the booster to paint as well as the exhaust manifolds and the bracing rods and battery tray. I decided to paint those separately. 
I have a lot of single stage deep burnt orange metallic (FK5) left over if anyone is contemplating a similar project.  I'll make you a good deal.

« on: February 09, 2008, 02:04:17 PM »
I hand sanded my a** off.  It is not perfect, far from it, but way better than it was.  Another C body friend referred me to a parts store in Connecticut that still mixes paint and puts it in aeresol cans.  I also painted the underside of the hood.  I also primed it first and sanded it again.  I did some POD (painting over dirt) but that's as good as it's going to get.
That's also a new Steer and Gear extra firm steering box in there.  We'll see how that works out and will report when I can.  That's also the last new Moog Pitman arm I bought, they are  now discontinued.  Good thing they don't wear much. 

General Mopar Discussions / Miss Belvedere vs. Stitcherbob & Polaraco
« on: January 25, 2008, 04:01:23 PM »
Steve, I have a place locally that converts and restores old film to quality gold DVD's.  See their website I'd be willing to do the leg work to get it there and back.

General Tech / A/C stuff-quick ?'s
« on: January 25, 2008, 03:57:46 PM »
The A/C compressor on the Newport Custom is seized.  Also, the bearing in the a/c clutch is starting to make noise so that needs attention also.  I want to replace both the clutch and the compressor but I don't want to charge the a/c compressor yet until I get a PHD in Autotempology. 
Can I replace both components and not connect the wire so it doesn't turn on?  As long as the clutch doesn't engage it should be OK discharged, correct?
Any help appreciated.

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