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General BS and Laughs / Aftermath
« on: September 12, 2011, 03:57:34 PM »
Pics from the block where my cousin lives, the clean up begins. The
Linc was moved about 30 ft by the flood water, it was up to the top of
the hood.
firedome2011-09-12 20:58:30

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Will dye affect dash?
« on: September 07, 2011, 11:41:46 AM »
Will changing the color of a padded dash affect it in any way, possibly cause it to crack, or?
Is there a best way to treat it after dyeing, or leave it alone?

Tech- - Engine / lo mi 318 for real??
« on: September 01, 2011, 03:00:24 PM »
Pic of a '70 318 I've been offered w/ supposedly 8,000 orig mi out of a
Cuda transplant to a 440... why are valve springs blue?  Is this

General BS and Laughs / surviving the Big Storm in VT
« on: August 31, 2011, 04:38:18 AM »
Been there for the past week, family came in from all over the USA to help us celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.  Irene came right up the Hudson River and straight through VT. Hit us on Sunday about 9AM and lasted through to about 2AM Monday,  high winds and heavy rain. Pulled the boat out of the water on Saturday, TG. Unable to go out, just listen to howling and pounding rain, helplessly.  Next door neighbor's 100 yr old 80' ash tree went through the neighbor on the other side's roof, no one was in the 2nd story luckily. Neighbor on the other side, tree split in 1/2, some still in our yard. Our huge ash out back is tilting at 15 degrees and will have to be cut down or it may go into neighbors house. We survived with no house damage, I'm glad I put on hurricane clips on the rafters and a metal seam roof, but lots of plant and tree damage, power still out in places. Son's 15 mi away, his house OK but  the neighboring town completely cut off by downed bridges, helicopters bringing in supplies. About 15 towns completely cut off. Vermont took the brunt, all the hills, valleys, no place for water to go, 5 inches becomes 20 inches in the valley where people live.  Hugely expensive to get back to normal... we were lucky, but all around us people affected much worse. Had to leave Monday night 10PM and drive straight through to Binghamton by 4 AM to get daughter back to Denver,  VT flight was canceled.  NY Thruway I-90, I-88 closed many places due to damaged bridges, detours, what a drive, what a storm, what a week.

General BS and Laughs / On vacation II
« on: August 18, 2011, 04:19:07 AM »
Been away much of the last month and again next week... here's where we
spend our time in VT, some pics from our beach at Lake Champlain...
awesome swimming and fishing!

Tech- - FUEL / Finding NON-Ethanol gas
« on: August 12, 2011, 04:16:50 AM »
Don't like running alky gas in my old cars, and it is a definite no-no
in boats, especially in 2 stroke outboards... I've found that in areas
with boats non-ethanol gas tends to be available, my station in VT
sells it, Premium only, and I use exclusively in my boats... I'm going
to bring home some 6 gallon tanks of it for the cars, because I can't
find it around here at home.   So if looking for good gas for your
Mopars, it might pay to look around in areas with boats and Marinas,
near the shore etc. Just a tip.

General BS and Laughs / Cute pet!
« on: June 10, 2011, 06:41:40 AM »
Here's a pic of the Wife with our Daughter's new dog, a Bernese
Mountain Dog, I'd never heard of one... it's like a St Bernard, big and
kinda dumb, but cute! She's only 6 months old and so will get a lot bigger!

General BS and Laughs / AWOL
« on: May 24, 2011, 10:04:04 AM »
Drivin' out to Denver in the morning, 3 days each way, but I hate flying. Don't have a laptop, so I'll be out of the loop for awhile, see ya'll in about 10 days, God willin' and the creek don't rise, as they say...  will report on any rust free vintage Mopars I come across, there's some good ones out there!

General Mopar Discussions / Lea & Gerri visit the Firedome garage!
« on: May 20, 2011, 12:23:31 PM »

Well Lea & Gerri got an early start, did their 2 stops (& found
me a good bumper for the 70! ), braved the showers and arrived right on
schedule... couple cups  'o tea for rejuvenation and a quick tour
of the FireDome Garage and the assortment of heaps and projects
hereabouts,some Moparfins pics and comaraderie, and they were back on
the road for the rest of the Joisey trip... recorded for posterity,
here's photographic evidence, and my NEW project... not quite
a Forward Look, but almost! Nice to meet ya guys! Cheers!
firedome2011-05-20 17:24:40

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Plastic softener/conditioner
« on: April 20, 2011, 03:45:07 PM »
So is there a good treatment you can put on plastic like on armrests,
dashboard pads, etc that will re-store the plasticizers to soften them
up again and restore their suppleness to keep them from cracking? I'm
not talking ArmorAll here... there must be something that actually
works to restore the softness of the plastic....hopefully...  

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Sapphire: the wheel deal
« on: April 11, 2011, 07:50:39 AM »

So I got a surprise when the '70 Fury convertible actually came. In
this case a good surprise. Guess my eyes aren't as sharp as they used
to be.  From the small pics I thought it had the factory wheel
covers with black painted centers. Instead it had 4 of these... Bonus!!

firedome2011-04-11 12:51:13

General Mopar Discussions / OK, who's responsible??
« on: April 07, 2011, 12:14:05 PM »

For the new (?) website  www.forcbodiesonly?? I saw Chris is there
so figured it can't be too bad... BUT they have a pic of a 300-C on
their homepage...  don't they know that ISN"T a C Body???

So much for credibility... sheeesh!!    Who's the perpetrator?

firedome2011-04-07 17:14:32

Tech- - STEERING WHEELS AND SUSPENSION / Rallye wheels on Cs
« on: March 25, 2011, 05:33:49 AM »
I'm gonna take the good tires & wheels off my '70 vert and put them on my '71 sedan.

I really like the look of the Mopar Rallye wheels (the ones with the
roundish holes with trim rings and center caps),  Classic
Industries catalog has them in all sizes prety cheap.  So will a
15 x 7 with 4 1/2 bolt pattern and backspacing of  4 1/4" work on
a C ?  What would be a decent but cheap tire for them?

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Upholstery question for StitcherBob
« on: January 06, 2011, 06:44:00 AM »
So my '56 98 Olds  has a combo of real white leather and very
elaborate black fabric with silver thread in it, in pretty decent
shape, good enough for me to use since I like original cars with their
patina, but has come apart along the seams in a few places, and in 1 or
2 spots the fabric along the seam edge is a bit weak.  Is there a
way to re-sew it, or to hold it back together by using something akin
to an iron-on or glue-on backing like one uses for fixing the holes in
jeans? Don't care if it makes it a bit stiff in those areas. 
Besides wanting to keep originality, there is no way in creation that I
will ever be able to afford to redo these seats with new original-type
material from SMS or whoever. So it's either use them as they are, and
let them continue to deteriorate, or find some kind of reasonable fix
to stabilze it and make it useable... or until I hit the Lottery and
can do it right! 

« on: December 05, 2010, 08:32:11 AM »
71F3 joined today... Welcome!!  Some of us (me) own & love 71F3s, howzabout some pics and bio?

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