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« Reply #30 on: October 22, 2007, 12:41:40 PM »

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Well Here's what I've bought for the wagon in the last few weeks,
 
New Repro Washer bottle
New inner splash shields
New K&N air cleaner
Nice used 3 speed wiper switch
New 73 newport, caliper, brake pads, inner and outer bearings
New front and rear flex. brake lines
New batt. hold down brakets
New OEM 69 C-body battery cables
New NOS A/C vacuum switch
New Timing chain
New Oil pump
New Windage tray
 
Will be ordering the woodgrain decals, U-joints, corbin clamps etc soon....
 
I also have tons of stuff I have bought over the last couple years as well, gasket sets, intake, carb, New booster, master cylinder, NOS lights and lenses, rear grab handles, rear bumper steps, roof rack, radio delete plate, Better steering wheel center cap, etc, etc  My shed is packed with stuff.
 
Just need time to work on the car now....
 
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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2007, 10:04:23 PM »

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Quote from: thrashingcows
Well Here's what I've bought for the wagon in the last few weeks,
 
New Repro Washer bottle
New inner splash shields
New K&N air cleaner
Nice used 3 speed wiper switch
New 73 newport, caliper, brake pads, inner and outer bearings
New front and rear flex. brake lines
New batt. hold down brakets
New OEM 69 C-body battery cables
New NOS A/C vacuum switch
New Timing chain
New Oil pump
New Windage tray
 
Will be ordering the woodgrain decals, U-joints, corbin clamps etc soon....
 
I also have tons of stuff I have bought over the last couple years as well, gasket sets, intake, carb, New booster, master cylinder, NOS lights and lenses, rear grab handles, rear bumper steps, roof rack, radio delete plate, Better steering wheel center cap, etc, etc  My shed is packed with stuff.
 
Just need time to work on the car now....
 
 
Yup most of it...
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« Reply #32 on: October 28, 2007, 08:21:03 PM »

Well I decided to order up a ScareBird rear disc brake brackets for the 8 3/4.
 
I have ordered the Lincoln rear rotors, cadillac rear calipers and pads and that about does it for the conversion....think I'll be into everything for about $350-400 when done and installed.
 
More parts still too order...next is rear springs I think....Espo still have good springs guys??
 
Any thoughts about how to order new springs...1" over stock ride height and extra leaves???
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« Reply #33 on: November 01, 2007, 04:03:17 PM »

Whats your ETW till you start pulling and putting the ordered parts on?

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« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2007, 10:40:54 AM »

Well I bought this rear a/c switch and bezel off e-bay and thought I might use it as a secondary on/off switch for the rear passengers.  I have the proper NOS dash bezel for the, rear a/c, tailgate up/down and rear washer system.
 
Anyway just wondering if anyone knows what this originally came from??
 
Take a look and let me know.
 
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=001&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&viewitem=&item=110182706515&rd=1
 
 
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« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2007, 10:47:24 AM »

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Whats your ETW till you start pulling and putting the ordered parts on?
 
Well I have to get the motor/tranny pulled from the 71 300 and then install it, get it ready for the Gov't inspection, then hopefully drive it a bit next year (2008) then I will pull the motor/tranny, suspension and start the drivetrain rebuild next fall/winter and hopefully have it ready, drivetrain, suspension, exhaust done for 2009. 
 
The body and interior are in good shape, just need the drivers seat back fixed, and then if I have time maybe re/re the wood grain sides.
 
The wife wants to use the wagon to drive from Abbotsford BC to California to go to Disneyland etc with my 2 daughter in 2010....should be a very cool retro road trip in the ol' wagon!!!
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« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2007, 06:09:11 AM »

That would be very awsome, take a family trip like they used to 30-40 years ago , load up the family wagon and hit the road.

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« Reply #37 on: November 13, 2007, 03:11:44 PM »

lol i try to do road trips once a year with the family. last year we took my then newborn son up to Makinaw Island. maybe this next year we will take Susan for a trip. that oughta be retro. good to see some plans TC hope it goes well
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« Reply #38 on: November 25, 2007, 05:13:59 PM »

Well got the donor 71 300 home last week, drove it about 30 miles on an original wheezy carb, running on maybe 6 1/2 cylinders and no back brakes, no heat or defrost.  Neighbour friend of mine drove me to my dads farm were I picked it up and he followed me all the way home, he said his car stunk of over carburated/half burnt gas for the next 2 days.....
 
Anyway I have been working on the motor the last few days, want to get it running smooth before I pull it and drop it in the wagon.
 
So I have pulled the original carb, put on a 626 eddy with electric choke.  Ran a bit better but still only firing clean on maybe 6 cylinder, lots of poppping and farting.
 
So today I spent the day on my back pulling the plugs...I had forgot how wonderful it is to pull plugs on a 440....  Laying under the car and using my spark plug socket and a wrench to pull 6 of the eight plugs.  I thought I had new plugs for it, they are autolight 65's but the threaded part of the plug was over twice as long as the ones in the motor...didn't want to risk slapping or burning a piston with those, so I cleaned up the V-power ones that were in there and put them back in.
 
I swapped on a new cap and rotor, and thought I'd change out the old points and condensor.....well that turned into a bit of a wreck show.....I asked some time ago about points and if SB vs BB points were the same, YES I was told....anyway i put in a set of NOS points(SB set) and a new condersor, set my gap and turned the key....AND...AND...AND...nothing.  
 
SO I messed around checking everything and I was not getting any spark.  SO I pulled the points and condesor and just threw in the old set, no gapping, and she fired in the first crank...so anyone know why??
 
SO even with the old points and condensor the car is now running on probably 7 3/4 cylinders, will be getting new plug wires this week so that should help even more.  Forgot I need a new coil so that will be on it's way tonight.
 
So once the motor is purrring I'll be tearing it apart and dropping it in the wagon, hopefully in the next couple weeks the wagon will have a new heart again...not running yet but at least in the hole.
 
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« Reply #39 on: November 25, 2007, 05:54:16 PM »

Go electronic ignition...
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« Reply #40 on: November 25, 2007, 06:28:15 PM »

    
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« Reply #41 on: November 26, 2007, 05:18:48 AM »

UPGRADE!
the electronic ignition kits don't cost too much
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« Reply #42 on: November 26, 2007, 07:04:25 AM »

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UPGRADE!
 
I would if I hadn't already spent a bunch of money on a new HEI style dizzy for this motor.  I'm going to install that, and other parts, until I redo the motor next year.
 
Points should work fine for the little bit of driving I'll be doing in it this comming year.
 
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« Reply #43 on: December 10, 2007, 07:47:00 PM »

Now here are a few pics of the swap...
Motor and tranny came out with no major problems, other than an exhaust stud on each head snapped off....Doooh  Will worry about those next winter when I pull the motor for a rebuild.

Here's a pic of the engine bay before....

And after....

Here's a pic of the ol' girl still up in the air, but motor and tranny are bolted in and secure.
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« Reply #44 on: December 11, 2007, 01:24:05 PM »



Good work Brian!
Even thoug hte temps are mild here it is just plain miserable here.snow then rain and the nfreezing rain the next...
She's in and that's the big part over with..
 
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