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General Mopar Discussions / Went to an estate auction
« on: September 27, 2008, 05:09:27 PM »
and found this '68 Polara seedan.

General Mopar Discussions / My addiction to New Old Stock (and E bay)
« on: September 05, 2008, 07:53:09 PM »
Sometimes used parts just won't do.
Especially when you end up with three of everything and it is no better than the last two you pulled off a wrecked car.
That's when New Old Stock come into play.
Watch out.It can be like a crack habit when cocaine is not strong enough.
Once you get a taste,you can't stop.
There were a few times I had to pull myself away from the E-bay  before I blew my mortgage payment.
In keeping with my "Barge on a Budget" theme .I scored some neato NOS parts at reasonable prices.

There has been some parts I really needed but did not win since I set a maximum bid and was beat.That's right,set a limit that you justify what it is worth and stick to it.
I spend waaayy too much time lurching the 'net but I learned that it pays --or in this case--saves money.
Items listed incorrectly can be had cheap.
Items that interchange ditto bought cheap.
Also,surprisingly,parts that are not in big demand can also be bought cheap.

« on: August 30, 2008, 03:15:16 AM »
Our newest member Booboo!!
Tell us a little about yourself and your car(s)
We have the "Joisey Mob" on the east coast and the "Bakersfield Buffet" on the West Coast
And up North the Canucks!!
With everybody else in between.
Boys,--and ladies-- please welcome our newset member!!

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome nuch61!!
« on: July 22, 2008, 05:25:38 PM »
WELCOME!! nuch61!!
Our newest member!
He is a stand up guy right from the gate.He has offered to help Ardog!!
Well,Nuch,that is great and a awesome way to get started here.
So,if there is anything you need--just ask.Moparfins and the Joisety mob will be here for ya!!
Great people and great tech here.No hrshness and NO POLITICS compared to the dark side.LOL
So,tell us a little about yourself and what cars you own!!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Fury440
« on: July 18, 2008, 06:18:56 PM »
Hoping this will get Bill motivated to get on his car...
Someday Bill,You will have the wind going through of what's left of your hair...
Notice it is red,black guts,top down,and is being driven in the country.
You may know of this car since there are only six left in the world.
CBarge2008-07-18 23:25:01

General Mopar Discussions / My First Car song & video
« on: July 18, 2008, 03:42:17 PM »
Canadian Country entertainer Jason Blaine has a new video out  "My First Car"
Mopars are well represented in this one.
I see a '60 Dodge 4 door seedan,'68 Chrysler 300,and the lead car is a Dodge Dart Swinger.
There was a contest where fans entered clips and pics of their first car and are shown in the video..
Regardless of what your first car was,the song sure does hit the nail on the head about that time in our lives.
Jason,your song has struck a chord with me (no pun intended!)
Thanks to Jason and the video producers for having some good taste and choosing a few good Mopars!!
(click on the video "My First Car")

« on: July 08, 2008, 08:31:26 AM »
Our newest member Obsa!!
Currently he is loking at a 60 Plymouth with fins!!
Lots of good people here.
Hope you enjoy our site!!

General BS and Laughs / Let's see the ones that got away!
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:14:41 PM »
Ok,The bloss man started a thread about the cars you have.
So,let's start one about the one's that got away or slipped away.
There are so many for myself,but I will list the more notable ones.
1970 Challenger R/T 383/727.Sat in my garage all summer of 2005.
I brought it back to life for a friend of mine.He wanted 30K for it-A grand for every year he kept it.It needed a teardown but was a nice 20 footer driving car.It was never properly stored and had rust bubbling under the vinyl top and holes in the trunk pan.
It constantly stalled,barely climbed my driveway and was overheating.
Long story short,I got taken.
I got the car running for next to nothing after it never really ran right for the last twenty years of being shifted around from province to province,town to town.He never stayed in a town long enough to find any good Mopar mechanics..I fixed the overheating issue by installing a 7 blade fan,and new thermostat.Swapped all the fluids,did a major rune up,rebuilt the Holley carb.
Instead of selling it to me at a fair and realistic price,he packed it up and DRIVEN it back home to Newfoundland after saying the car was not going back with him!
Needless to say,the car made the trip with no problems and I never heard from him again.
Gerri loved this car and we just could not afford it.
I shoulda told him the motor was junk-or something like that when I got in my shop...But I am such a too nice of a guy to help out..

CBarge2008-06-16 23:34:54

Tech- -BODY / 4 dr guy in a 2dr world door handle swap
« on: June 07, 2008, 07:02:42 PM »
Not all repro schtuff is marketed for the four door crowd.
There is some repro schtuff out there for four door Mopars--but not much at all.
In some cases,wagon lovers are completely ignored.
I bought some cheap repro "Made in Taiwan" door handles.
Cost of NOS rear door handles are sky high--if you can find them.
Plenty of 2 door handles out there whether they are new at the dealer,NOS or repro.
As we all know Ma used the same door handle for A/B/C and truck/vans for years.This can be an advantage to us barge owners with four doors.
Interchangability is another word for intelligent.
The only real difference is how they operated in relation to the door latch.
I had to convert my two rear door handles in order to work properly on my four door hardtop.
This tech thread can be used on 4 dr sedans and wagons..
Buying cheap repro's does have some minor drawbacks but I am used to "making it work".They are not perfect right out of the wrapper but much better than 40 year old pitted dull junk.The general public at cruise nights will not know the difference..
I will show step by step on how to convert the door handles to work on the rear doors of a C body ..
Unlike the front doors,the rear doors do not use any clips  between the handle and latch.More of a direct approach..
Shown here (removed from the car for better observation)
is how they work together..
CBarge2008-06-08 01:00:13

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Welcome! Oldmillmac!!
« on: June 04, 2008, 02:16:00 PM »
A new MoparFins member that actually has fins!
 You mentioned in your post you used to be in Syracuse.That is only two hours away from me!
You've come to the right site for your cars!
Great people,excellent tech schtuff!
No bashers here regardless of what you drive.Except GM's top line luxo brand that begins with a C LOL
You just have to watch out for the crazy ones...well that pretty much sums up everybody!! LOL!!
Dont be bashfull,tell us about yourself and your cars!!

General BS and Laughs / Part of what I do.
« on: June 03, 2008, 05:47:40 PM »
At my work.
Had a guy come in with this TT that had the factory 16" fugly wheels on it.
Looked like a New Beetle that got stepped on.The car was screaming for a lip on the wheel that accented the fender flares
I sold him 18" tires and a set of wheels that made the car look like it was born with them..

CBarge2008-06-03 22:49:07

General Tech / Tailpipe interchange??
« on: June 03, 2008, 04:11:41 PM »
I got a lead on a NOS left tailpipe for a '69 C body.
Will it fit my '68?? (BoaB)
I just need confirmation more than anything.
I already have a NOS right tailpipe. 
IIRC,correct me if I am wrong,'69 same gas tank as '68.'
70 tank was kinda different.
This seems to be where the clearance issue is in regards to the dual set up-that and the left shock absorber.
Custom exhaust shops have a hard time emulating the old original pipe-- or have no pipe to use as reference.
I can get the pipe cheap--and it is local.Well within the BoaB theme-cheap.
If it does fit,I will go ahead with the HP logs and get the front pipes bent at my work.I can get muffs at my cost. 
Thanks in advance.

General Tech / Swapping in 26" rad where a 22" usta be
« on: May 31, 2008, 07:57:07 PM »
Eventually the BoaB will be getting a cooling system upgrade.
I will be installing a 26" rad core support and rad,shroud and a 5 blade clutch fan I horked from a Dippy pawts car.
The Boab is a non-A/C car.
With the larger rad,do I need to replace the upper rad hose?
I am hoping to avoid a universal flexible rad hose.I want it to look somewhat factory.
Relocate or re-route tranny lines??
Change thermostat housing?
Application guides specify A/C or w/o A/C not rad size.
Anybody ever upgraded from a 22 to a 26" rad before?? 
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
Application is 1968 Chrysler Newport with 383;
CBarge2008-06-01 00:58:00

« on: May 30, 2008, 05:59:47 PM »
Nice site here for the "other" mopars that get overlooked.
Great people,great tech,and a few laughs along the way.
 Don't be bashfull,we don't bite.
So,tell us about yourself and your car...!

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