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MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / A true Mopar ancestor?
« on: November 23, 2010, 03:50:46 PM »
Came across a real solid '51 Hudson Hornet Twin H Power for a decent
price... I know this car's ancestry in Nascar and their reputation and
always liked 'em... and my Grampy had a '51 back in the day, I barely
remember it... anybody had any
experience with Hudson, or care to share an opinion? This one is a real
good untouched original car.  I'm very tempted, even though I've
been looking for something earlier. Whadda ya think?
firedome2010-11-23 21:07:28

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / my project Fury's new home
« on: October 29, 2010, 08:08:05 AM »
Her new home is 95% done. Pic taken this AM.  Pouring the new
floor inside tomorrow, then I'll paint the doors and wire up some
inside lighting...  Steve if you have room behind or beside your
garage I can help you do this. Need 12' and setback - 3' from the
property line here. 

General Mopar Discussions / Optional seats for Fuseys
« on: October 27, 2010, 11:20:16 AM »
My original F3 had a High Back Bench front seat with folding center
armrest, where the tapered top part of the seat back acted as a
built-in headrest, similar to Mopar high back bucket seats, there were
no separate head rests on posts that could be raised and lowered. 
I've seen them on Fury, Polara and Newport 4 dr sedans and 4 dr
hardtops, but were Hi-back bench seats also available on higher end
models, such as NYer and Monaco Brougham?  Were they available all
Fusey years 69 to 73? 

General BS and Laughs / quick n' dirty winter storage
« on: October 20, 2010, 03:32:36 AM »

Busy lately putting on a long planned new addition to the garage... total cost so far under 1G.

Doors will throw it over that though, starting work on them today, the
building is only 12' x 20' instead of 18' x 20' due to cost constraints, but no
matter how big it's never enough anyhow:

firedome2010-10-20 08:36:44

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 71 F3
« on: October 12, 2010, 03:50:34 PM »
She's now running!  Drove it down da street, an she runs strong! A
bit of smoke that goes away a good bit with some runnng, valve seals
maybe... new freeze plugs, starter, fuel pump, rad, battery, and I
rebuilt the 2 bbl carb, accel diaphragm was toast. Yay!

« on: October 05, 2010, 11:00:21 AM »
The local Goodyear place claims Kelly Navigator Gold in P225/70/15 or 75 series is now NLA!

Now that my F3 is soon to be on the road, I need tires, and about
$80-85 ea is what I'd prefer to pay, and I want a US or Canada made

He does have Kelly Explorer Plus in 215/70/15, which would work, for
$79, but I'd really prefer 225s on a car this size... ideas?? 

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Finally some F3 progress
« on: September 17, 2010, 11:10:35 AM »
Sold my 56 Packard to this old dude in PA, freeing up a little cash
after some Home Depot/Lowes bills were paid down... so, I'm having all
the freeze plugs, seals, etc redone on the current 101k mile 318 by a
guy I trust ( a lift makes the difference), to get her up and running
now.  The  low mile (18k) 318 I'm getting (this month maybe?)
from Long Island will go in later on, after I go over it with a fine
tooth comb before it gets dropped in.  Once up and running, a
buddy of mine who runs the BOCES Vo-Tech body shop class will do a new
paint job... I know, I know it won't be perfect, but the price is right
and be dumb to put big $$ in a car worth only maybe 4000 when done...
at least it will  look a whole lot better tha it does!  I've
got the minor trunk rust dealt with (thanks to Chris in AZ) too. When I
get her back, then put the interior back together, then comes fixing
the typical '71 wiring issues... a whole different headache to deal

firedome2010-09-17 16:11:59

General BS and Laughs / Canuk question
« on: June 23, 2010, 08:13:21 AM »
When I was a kid every summer in Vermont in the 50s/60s we drank Cott
soda pop, in Black Cherry, Orange or Cream Soda. Their motto was "Its'
Cott to be Good"  and it was the best!!  originally made in
NY/ CT but at some point it faded out, supposedly sold off to the
Canadian distributor when founder Harry Cott died, no longer
distributed "south of the border".  Rumor has it it's still sold
in Ontario and Quebec... oui ou non? I'd kill to have a Cott Black
Cherry again!    

General Tech- - BRAKES / fuselage disc brake ball joints/rotors
« on: June 18, 2010, 10:09:28 AM »
So my '71 F3ury III has the optional and kinda rare front disc set-up... I'm in need of upper and lower ball joints and maybe rotors - anybody have 69-71 C body with DISCS? I'm told that lower ball joints are hard to find... my NAPA doesn't have em either . Anyone got part numbers? 

Tech- - Engine / Fire her up ???
« on: June 09, 2010, 05:04:18 AM »
My uncle, the most mechanically gifted guy I know, says I should throw
my new radiator in the F3, fire her up and see how she runs... I'm
tempted. While I know it will have to be dealt with, not havin her
mobile is driving me nuts and I don't mind pulling the rad again

General Mopar Discussions / AWOL for a spell...
« on: May 11, 2010, 05:27:27 AM »
Leaving early tomorrow to drive out to Denver for 2+ weeks - 
daughter is going thru some rough times with her husband, and we need
to be there. Driving because I hate flying with a passion, and I love
road trips. Hope the rest of May is good to y'all, hope to maybe even
meet some of you Moparfins folks sometime this year... keep safe, be
back the day after Memorial day...c'mon summer!

General Mopar Discussions / Y2K
« on: April 20, 2010, 04:40:39 AM »
Wow check it out - 2 Grand!! wife thinks I've retired to
MoparFins.. So when do you get Imp status? Better that than a measly

General BS and Laughs / Latest aquisition...
« on: March 28, 2010, 03:38:55 PM »
Been hanging around the house,  and in the middle of the blizzard last month we let him in, and now
he won't leave...big appetite, so we named him Piglet. Since our 2 old
cats died this year at 17 and 18, he's filled a void: 

General BS and Laughs / Orphan love....
« on: March 24, 2010, 01:45:25 PM »
As StitcherBob mentioned I do like Orphan cars... Packard, Stude, Nash,
Hudson (my Gramps had a '51 Step-down before his '57 Custom Royal
Lancer) ... DeSoto, and now, even  Plymouth is an orphan,
incredibly!! ....  anyone else love these off brands?  Go
ahead and Post A Pic of your favorite Orphan Car! 

Mine is already posted under Member's Cars... my '56 Packard Clipper DeLuxe...but I'd love a Caribbean!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / 2 more Packard pics
« on: March 18, 2010, 04:15:46 PM »
front and side - you can see how big this car is:

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