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Site Questions and Announcements / Mopar Friends in need of Prayer
« on: January 23, 2014, 06:13:48 AM »
Just read this and I'm praying...


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General BS and Laughs / I've Been Overhauled...sort of
« on: August 02, 2013, 08:20:00 AM »
Well... that is an awesome story and you certainly have a friend there that has great big heart. Heart warming stories like this are very rare, but you know...the best part of the story is where you said "God is good". Giving Him the glory is certainly a rare occurence in this day of age as well. So glad to hear you know Him and aren't afraid to let us know you do...Thanks to you for that!
 
Bob

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: April 07, 2013, 04:55:51 PM »
Nice work Brian...I've heard of those manual tire changers but never actually saw one. Harbor Freight Tool? WOW, I'm impressed with your enthusiasm...very impressed! Once I tried getting a tire off myself...drove up on it to brake the bead etc. Didn't work...gave up  and took it in to the shop to get 'er done.  Thanks for posting photos of everything. I had a 49 Plymouth with a siezed cowl vent....could never get that thing freed up....but I never pulled the whole thing out either. Should have...now that I look at your work there. Good on ya for getting the whole assembly out of there. You are doing a fine job. I'll have to make a point on getting over here more just to look at your progress on Fernando.  I don't stop in as much as I use to. Unfortunately there isn't too much action here anymore. It's dissapointing...but unfortunately I'm adding to that problem by not stopping in.
 
Keep on going strong on Fernando Brian...
 
Bob 

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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Which carpet to use?
« on: January 14, 2013, 06:16:27 PM »
Is this the place?
 
http://www.customautocarpet.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=4
 
or:
 
http://www.accmats.com/
 
furyfever2013-01-14 23:35:15

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UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Which carpet to use?
« on: January 10, 2013, 05:43:25 PM »
So what's the consensus with a carpet supplier? I'm in the market for one in my 58 DeSoto...one that fits my car...not a generic one that fits several makes/models.  Any one have any experience with a good vendor?
 
Thanks Bob

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General Tech- - BRAKES / Warped E-brake drum
« on: January 09, 2013, 08:21:15 AM »
Quote from: firedome
Good to know about Rochester Brake & clutch... thanks for that info Bob!   Now if they could just tell us how to easily get ForwardLook drums off, without that special puller everyone says is an absolute  must. 
 


You're welcome Roger...I think it was Steve...here that said some of the old timers use to loosen the rear lugnuts just a little bit and then drive the car around the yard until the drums popped loose? Was that you Steve? Never tried this though so be carfeul if you decide to. Please chime in here Steve...
 
Bob

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General Tech- - BRAKES / Warped E-brake drum
« on: January 09, 2013, 08:16:20 AM »
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Got it done on Monday Brian...mentioned it in my other (driveshaft) thread. It wasn't cheap but it's done and I watched him do it. $40.00 which I believe is about $20 too much. I think it was done right though. It wasn't too far out of round. He measured about .006-008" so I'm not sure its going to make any difference.
Bob

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 1957 Belvedere driveshaft
« on: January 08, 2013, 02:56:16 AM »
Update: I managed to get a local machine shop to turn/resurface my e-brake drum yesterday. I have one little needle roller for the b&t end cap coming from Big M auto/John Fowlie out in Williams, California.  Nicest guy you ever want to meet.
 
 http://www.bigmauto.com/
 
 

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 1957 Belvedere driveshaft
« on: January 07, 2013, 06:46:09 AM »
Well, I did a quick measurement of the driveshaft on the bench last night...didn't feel like crawling under car. Obviously the b&t end is spring loaded so with that end of the driveshaft relaxed on bench, I measured from the end of the b&t yoke to the X u-joint rear mounting ears. I was going to go out there right now to measure under the car from e-brake drum mounting surface to yoke mounting surface at rear end...but I have the e-brake drum out right now. I'm going to take it in to machine shop today. Let me get back to you after I get it back in car with a more precise measurement Steve...
Thanks! Bob

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 1957 Belvedere driveshaft
« on: January 06, 2013, 05:45:06 PM »
Just about 57" Steve...again, it came out of a 57 Belvedere.

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General Mopar Discussions / Golt Rear Ended In My Wagon Today
« on: January 05, 2013, 05:06:32 AM »
Sorry to hear this Chris...Looks like the ol' Monaco held up pretty well. The 1/4's didn't buckle did they? Just hope your neck held up as good. I'm hearing more and more about senseless accidents like this...most likely due to cell phones, texting...navigation units on the dash etc etc. I may be getting to be an old fuddy duddy but I really miss the simplicity of the 60's, 70's, 80's...I still refuse to get a cell phone. Wifey doesn't like that a bit. Doesn't all that gabbing drive ya nuts after a while?
I sincerely hope you are ok Chris...and I hope you can get the 'ol Monaco back in ship shape without too much fuss. 
 
Bob 

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General Tech- - BRAKES / Warped E-brake drum
« on: January 05, 2013, 04:48:32 AM »
Well...no one called me back. I think these guys have enough work so...I called the brake specialist here in Rochester...Rochester Clutch and Brake and he said he can turn that e-brake drum for me....no problem. So I should be good to go. I won't need that output shaft Steve. Thank you for that offer to cut it off the trans. and send it to me. You never cease to amaze me with your willingness to help me out.  I do appreciate it. Just for your guys info...Rochester Clutch and Brake does all kind of specialty work on classic cars...so keep them in mind. Sam told me he is the supplier for Andy Bernbaum for e-brake, brake shoes, clutches...All that kind of stuff and he will sell to little old you and me. So you can eliminate the middle man if you know what I mean.
 
http://www.rochesterclutch.com/vintage.shtml
 
Bob 

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« on: January 05, 2013, 04:36:41 AM »
Nice work Bryan...I wish I would have kept up with this thread. I'll have to take some time and take a look at everything you've done. I watched the video of the car running...sounds nice...runs real smooth  and then I saw the universal fuel tank float mods. and install. Thanks for taking the time to document all your work. Very interesting and useful information. Keep up the great work...can't wait to see you drive the old DeSoto out of the garage. Love the toothy grill   

 
 
furyfever2013-01-05 09:38:11

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 1957 Belvedere driveshaft
« on: December 27, 2012, 04:58:33 PM »
If I decided to get the front b&t rebuild kit for $220...I think it would wise to put a new X u-joint on the back too ($100). Now we're up to $320 + shipping...I think it would be a no-brainer to pay a little more and get a modern new driveshaft. I can get a whole new driveshaft made with modern style u-joints for $395 + shipping.  

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / 1957 Belvedere driveshaft
« on: December 26, 2012, 08:26:34 AM »
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I'm looking for just one little old needle roller that goes in one of the front balls. I've inspected both sides; one is chuck full and the other is missing one. That may be my source of vibration. I'll try to post a photo later.
 
Thanks guys...for looking/caring...
 
Bob

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