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General BS and Laughs / WWII vet fights for his flagpole
« on: December 03, 2009, 04:15:46 PM »
This is too much..
Medal of Honour to boot.|main
CBarge2009-12-03 21:22:36

General BS and Laughs / Pooter finally took a dump
« on: November 29, 2009, 03:34:59 PM »
Well,my old dell home pooter has been dieing a slooooww death for a while.
It finally bit the biscuit last night.
The fan quit working,board was overloaded with pics,and general abuse from a 15 year old loading you- tube and games on it.
My loving wife took me shopping and now I am on my brandy new laptop.
Damn kid cannot use it (he gets his own for Christmas--no more fighting/sharing same unit)
Now I am in learning mode AGAIN.
I will be in aND OUT FOR A WHILE (crappy keyboard--need to get used to it)

General Mopar Discussions / Worked on the Dippy today
« on: November 28, 2009, 03:40:56 PM »
The clutch fan siezed up this week,so I had a spare laying around.
I could not even turn it by hand.Plus the roar on the highway was drowning out any conversation in  the car.Not to mention long warm ups and drink the gaz.
  I also had a brandy new rad to go in.It's been on the "round tuit" list since I  have been running on the "spare" rad since last year when I installed it to replace a leaky one.
The new rad is made of plastic and aluminum.
I was expecting a "correct" rad when I ordered it but the rad shop says it will work.
My only beef with this new style rad is it does not fit right out of the box.
The mounting holes do not align with the rad core support.
Out comes the dremel with cutting disc and reaming stone.
45 minutes of grinding and many test fits later it dropped right in.
Even though the fan shroud bolts onto the rad,there is now a big gap between the top tank and shroud where the "old big tank" used to be.
On the positive side,after doing the job,Dippy now warms up quickly,with no roar of the fan.
I did notice that the new alloy rad took less fluid  compared to the old one.Yet the engine remained at its normal temperature.
These newer fangled rads do suck--with some work involved in "making it fit".
Yet they do work.
At least I can get the old one recored and on standby when this plastic crappy one breaks.(Lessee how it hold up to big snowbanks,eh?) 
It's a good thing I have the "disease" of hoarding old Mopar parts--you will never know when you need them,LOL

General BS and Laughs / Got a new yob
« on: November 19, 2009, 11:35:00 AM »
At a GM dealer as service advisor
After almost ten years at my post I wanted a change.
More like more money.
This particular dealership is strong and with others closing it is crazy busy in there taking on the extra warranty work..
Looking forward to it.
I start December 3rd--two weeks from today!!
Let the ribbing begin.

Tech- - Engine / Need help piston shopping
« on: November 18, 2009, 02:42:57 PM »
Not much out there in the way of 383 pistons.
Just would like some feedback or any suggestions on what to use.
Also the BoaB's compression ratio is 9.2:1 and I would like to keep it that way or go up a wee bit---not down.
I am not good at "engine building math"
One piston supplier shows that I will have a CR of 8.7 with the 906 heads that have a 88CC open chamber.
Not really what I am after.
I want good power but she is gonna be a cruiser and not get the tar beaten out of it or get raced.
Yes,I have spoken to the Joisey Mob Boss--just would like to hear more opinions.
Any advice is appreciated and thanks in advance.

General Tech / B/RB water pump questions
« on: October 23, 2009, 06:46:36 PM »
I have to replace the BoaB's water pump.
Eons ago,a good friend gave me a pump that was used only for a very short time.(he installed the aluminum pump/housing)
It fits my housing,but it looks different.
I am not sure if it is for an AC car or not.
Should I chance using it?
Take a look at the pics and see what you think.
The original is on the left,replacement on the right..

General Mopar Discussions / The Inn keeper's quest for Chrysler Parts
« on: October 13, 2009, 03:43:11 PM »
Did a road trip with a fellow Chrysler nut today...

General Mopar Discussions / Goodbye til next spring..
« on: October 12, 2009, 03:19:08 PM »

Site Questions and Announcements / 4 years ago today..
« on: August 11, 2009, 05:41:34 PM »
I towed home what I thought was my parts car..

Well,now you know the rest of the story...
Sorry for the quality.I do not have a way to convert VHS to DVD-yet.
Special thanks to Terry -the BoaB's previous owner who shot the video of his car leaving him after 35 years of ownership.
3 on the road ,13 parked underground,and 9  sitting in his yard.
Notice the big hole in his yard behind the car.That is where his fence post stood for  9 years and had to be removed in order for us to pull the car out.

General Mopar Discussions / One can never be too safe.
« on: July 12, 2009, 07:41:43 PM »
Despite being a hobby restoring a classic,safety is always a priority.
I was stripping paint off the Boab's inner fender with a paint stripping wheel.
It caught an edge and blew apart.
BONK!  in the right eye.
I was wearing my safety glasses---as always-- and they took the hit and I was unscathed.

Remember to wear safety glasses!! They do work!!

General BS and Laughs / I got a HEMI!!
« on: May 17, 2009, 06:37:51 PM »
Tuesday I am picking up my "new" car.
2006 300C.
I always wanted one ever since they came out.
I got a good deal on it since it has a few miles on it.54,000 highway miles.Full load and leather.

General Mopar Discussions / What kind of hitch is this???
« on: April 30, 2009, 02:03:25 PM »
I was looking at an 80 Volare wagon today and I never seen a trailer hitch that attaches to the rear axle before.Also has a coil spring mounted on the right side of the axle with the rubber stop stuck inside it.
So,when the car moves up and down--so does the hitch??
Wierd and does not look safe.
Only a piece of chain bolted to the bumper holding the tongue load   
My friend says the cars handles better than his new car.
HHmm wonder why? it is an oversize sway bar,IMO!! LOL!! 
What you guys think? ever see one like it??

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! / Thrashers!! Welcome aboard!!
« on: April 03, 2009, 03:35:22 PM »
Another Simca!!
I pm'ed him a note to say HI!!!
Hope you enjoy our little getaway..

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