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Messages - R. Dave Carr

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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The USS Big Blue
« on: December 22, 2007, 12:56:26 PM »
Well, I thought this might be a good time to update y'all on how my 300 is doing.  Replaced the alternator with a 60 amp dual field that was rebuilt at a friends automotive electrical shop for the princely sum of 40 bucks.  That's even with him supplying the core, and converting it for use on my single field system!  Runs really well now that voltage at idle with accessories on is in the 14's.  That pretty much will be the last of the serious work I do to the car until spring, as my garage isn't heated, and I can't close the door with it in there anyway.
So, I've been thinking of a list of things I'd like to do to the car when the weather gets warmer:
1. Dual exhaust, this can happen before spring.
2. Heater valve.  May have to farm this out, but it's seized and it's freaking cold in there!
3. Wheels and tires, preferably Torq Thrust D's
4. Replace wiring running to coil, dist, and temp sensor.  It's really brittle and the insulation is going away.
5. Reapair driver dooor wing window, as mechanism sinks into door panel when you open it.
6. Repair quarter windows for going off track when they are rolled down!
7. Correct size Optimia battery and tie down.  Some hack put an oversize battery in that doesn't fit the tray.  I also have a swell used repro positive cable I bought for a killer deal, that needs to be installed.
8. Pull engine and trany to reseal and clean up
9. Front disc brake conversion.  I have the spindles.
10.  Seat recovering, also driver seat seems to have broken frame.
11. Carpet
12.  Headliner.   It's dead but it doesn't know it yet.  Stitching coming apart in one small area.
13. Remove vinyl top, repair rust, and repaint car.
14. Maybe put a kit in the carb as it probably could use it, but don't know what carb it is as that isn't the engine or carb the car came with.
Don't think this list will get accomplsihed overnight, but gives me some goals to work towards.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: December 21, 2007, 01:04:04 PM »
Your story about the your wife and the Monaco reminded me of a similar experience.  I was 5 yrs old when my tonsils were removed.  The scab from them had broken off and I began to bleed, and the blood formed a clot and began to block my throat and I couldn't breathe.  My grandmother loaded me up in her woodgrain '67 Monaco wagon and ran me as fast as she could to the ER.  She got me there before I passed out.....  Absolutely freaky how similar our stories are!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The USS Big Blue
« on: December 07, 2007, 06:04:29 PM »
Ah yes, Cessna landing lights......  My alternator hates me as it is already without using those!

Ok, I'll give it a whirl!

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Cold Light
« on: November 28, 2007, 03:23:32 PM »
TS15 is correct, I just ordered one.  I grounded out the plug and made the light come on, so I know the cluster is ok.

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Cold Light
« on: November 28, 2007, 11:08:28 AM »
Because with all the skin I left under that @#$%&$! dash, I want all the pretty lights to work!  Seriously, it worked for a few days, and then quit.

So I harrass our membership to get them to cough up cash and stuff for a good cause?

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Cold Light
« on: November 28, 2007, 10:04:02 AM »
Does anyone know how the "cold" light in the dash of my '66 300 works?  What turns it on and off?

What do the posistions entail?

Can I assist with something Obi Wan?

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Turn signal switch woes
« on: November 21, 2007, 02:19:03 PM »
No, it had a tiny screw from somewhere other than the cluster get into it and jam it.  Screw removed, works fine now!

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Turn signal switch woes
« on: November 21, 2007, 10:17:27 AM »
Thanks Steve.  I'll just drive it around the block doing only left turns until the time comes I can get a switch.....  No biggie, it has no heat anyway, so it won't get driven much.  But that speedo sure works good!!!!!

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / Turn signal switch woes
« on: November 21, 2007, 07:22:13 AM »
Ok gang, I need to do some reasearch here.  My turn signal switch in my '66 300 no longer works right.  It's broken and tired, and I can't ring it back.  As many of you know, the exact switch is obsolete.  The original part number is 2822170.  I have seen references to using the 2947801 to replace it, after you do a little grinding to make it fit.  Has anyone done this yet?  The Charger forums mention it, but don't give really clear pics of what they did.  My 300 is grounded until this is done, and I can't lay out the money right now because of holidays and prior committments, but I'd like to know the info now if I can.

Tech- - Engine / Difference in Engines
« on: October 25, 2007, 07:14:59 AM »
One other bit of info on Ford for you.... The 427 SOHC was a very precision assembled engine, the 428 was not so precision assembled, but was cheaper to produce.

Tech- - Engine / Difference in Engines
« on: October 25, 2007, 07:11:29 AM »
A does stand for "automatic" on the GTA.

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