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General BS and Laughs / 300E as in a '65 300 going East
« on: April 13, 2008, 11:24:47 AM »
I couldn't reply to your PM.  Your box is full
CBarge2008-04-13 19:15:27

Here's an odd one maybe you guys have an answer for.
What started this quest on the rear springs was a clunk.  It was loud and heavy but definitely on the right side.  Initially I thought it was a bad shock, then a spring.  It was hard to pinpoint exactly where it was.  It sounded like it was in the rear, which made me look at th rear springs.  I thought they were the problem given the way they were puckered and appeared to be broken, but apparently not.  After replacing them with the above, the clunk was greatly reduced.
Last night we were chatting about it on the chat box.  Everything we talked about was everything I already looked at, including the body bushings, which I really could use new ones of.
This morning I looked at the car sitting at the curb and thought about how much the pitch had changed with the new springs.  It dawned on me that maybe the rake being returned to the car may have put more pressure on the front T Bars.  So I measured them and found the Right Front to be too low.  So I raised the RF T Bar back up.  Drove the car, and it's all but gone now.
I have no idea why this simple thing caused the noise.  The only thing I can think of is there isn't enough grease in the socket on the cross member and it's binding. 
Any other ideas?

Tech- - Engine / Polaraco vs, O2 Sensor
« on: March 30, 2008, 06:59:56 AM »
Have been having some MPG woes with Polaraco.  I thought it was doing good, but I have been tracking it more lately.  I have been using the car more daily lately so I remember what I fill it at.  Instead of filling it every few weeks, I am filling it daily now.  So I discovered a very disterbing problem.
The MPG has fallen way off.  I am doing between 10 and 12 MPG mixed driving.  Car runs great, but the O2 sensor is reading all over the planet, mostly on the rich side.
Yesterday I tried to see if I could find a 12V signal at the plug for the O2 heater.  But found none.  That same 12 Volt signal is spliced to other sensors and devices which are working normally.  This O2 sensor is heated
I was wondering if anyone knew if there was a trick to checking the 12V signal at the O2 Sensor plug.  I know it's the green and Orange wire.

General Tech- - BRAKES / How do you test a brake booster???
« on: March 29, 2008, 09:32:26 AM »
How can you test a brake booster in the field with minimum tools?

For Car Transportation, Chris found a good guy who was quite reasonable.  He travels all over the country and has an 8 car trailer.

MJR Auto Transport
Glendale AZ
His Cell # is 602-999-7057
This is good for all us.

General BS and Laughs / What Mopar do you think is the most Valuable?
« on: March 25, 2008, 09:03:27 PM »
I Think the 64 Turbine cars are the most valuable.  Any other ideas?

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / I need your opinion on Polaraco
« on: March 20, 2008, 04:35:35 PM »
I have this set of wheels.  They are 7" wide off one of my 5th Aves.   I thought maybe I could now put these on Polaraco and add a set of WHITE WALLS !

I can put the road wheels on VOAB since it won't be a daily driver.
POLARACO2008-04-11 20:00:30

Site Questions and Announcements / The Brochure is finally ready!!!
« on: March 06, 2008, 11:20:48 AM »
Hi All
By popular request, I have finished a printable version of the MoparFins advertisement.
It's nothing more than the home page with some things added and deleted.  It will fit on an 8 1/2 X 11 page.  Color would be best, but I think people will get the point.
Take a peak at it and tell me what you think.
It can be accessed from the home page.  On the bottom of the navigation bar on the left, or here.
It's getting close to show time, so get them out when you can. 
And Please. .  . No Caderack or Corvette guys. . . . We have enough trouble.    

Tech- -BODY / Leaf Springs vs. Polaraco
« on: February 27, 2008, 03:00:08 PM »
I mentioned to a few that I had a broken spring in Polaraco.  Eaton wanted $342.00 for ONE spring and won't stand behind their broken leaf.
I found a new spring maker.  He wants around $400 for TWO springs.  WITH the bushings.  The Owner, Charles,  and I spoke for quite a while.  He talked about Spring Wrap, size of arch, all sorts of good things.  Unlike the udder guys, he asked questions which are important to me.  Not only that, he is almost 1/2 the price.  Delivery is a bit longer, but you know what?  Who cares.  He will be supplying me with 2- 5 leaf springs, which are custom made for my car, for that price.  I will be buying new springs for the VOAB this summer.  Guess who the maker is gonna be?
Guys. . If you are planning on buying springs, talk to these people.  They're in Colorado.
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POLARACO2008-02-27 20:02:05

Tech- - FUEL / Need some Quick help on a gas tank
« on: February 16, 2008, 12:51:47 PM »
I bought gas for Polaraco today.  When I stooped down to take the cap off, I realized the filler neck was loose.
I went home to tighten it and saw gas dripping out of the filler neck seal on the tank.
The question is
Will the filler neck from an ABE work in the C tank?  I'm thinking it will.  I need to order a new one quick.  At the price of gas. . . .
POLARACO2008-02-16 17:52:01

Time to start the VOAB thread. 
I don't have the little rust outs BoaB has, the biggest is the lower rear quarters.  There's 2 little holes from the inside out in the RR floor and one in the front by the trans hump.  But since the car is getting a 4 speed, that will get cut out anyway.  The rest of the car seems to be pretty solid.  Pretty soon there will be plenty of pictures
Last Fall I took the nose off and Potato helped me pull the engine and trans.  I have just about everythig  to get the body up to snuff, less paint.  Thinking of changing the color from Bronze to KKI  Light Tourquoise Poly with a tan roof and interior.

OK  I dropped the pan off the 440 I am planing to use for the VOAB.  Except for one journal, I would have just left it.  I think it will just need to have the cranked dressed up, hone the cylinders and re-ring it.  I would have just closed the mains back up if I didn't want to reseal the rear main and clean up/out the block. . .   It won't take much to get it up to snuff.  Makes me wonder if I should open up the other 440 I have and use that one, saving this one for a special project.

POLARACO2010-04-09 00:01:53

As you know, Bob and I went to Ultra one to see Miss Belvedere.  I also bought some degrease for my wash tank and bought 5 gallons of the De-Rusting Compound.  Bob can tell you better about the de-rusting product.  He's done allot more with it than I have so far.  But I will tell you what I did with it and am very happy.
I had to make a vapor separator for the Polaraco Gas Tank.  I am still spitting fuel out the vent lines.  That is a whole different story.
I took a surface rust covered gallon can and a bracket I made for it from some rusty sheet metal and submerged them.  I wanted them real clean for soldering.  I just dunked them into the 5 gallon can for about 5 hours.  I took out 2 completely rust free pieces of metal, ready to solder.
I took a grimy 440 Cylinder head and just dropped it into the tub the way it was.  Sludge, bolts, heat shields, the works.  In a few hours, untouched, I lifted the head out to see what was happening.  I could see the yellow marks on the valve springs clearly and lots of turquoise paint.  I left it in there for a few days while I was away.  Tonight,  I saw all the paint on the outside, and pools of black mud laying in the head.  The mud just poured out like water.  I also saw the carbon was gone on the exhaust ports.  I'll take a few Pictures for you tomorrow.
Keep in mind, my pump in the tank is not working.  so there was no agitation.  I have to say, you guys are missing out on some really good stuff.
POLARACO2008-01-31 22:32:27

General Mopar Discussions / Miss Belvedere vs. Stitcherbob & Polaraco
« on: January 24, 2008, 11:35:57 AM »
Well. . . We did it.  We finally made it to see the ol' gal.
Bob and I went to Ultra One today and got to touch an intimately look at Miss. Belvedere.  It was a thrill to see the car, but a shame to see it so shabby.  (No Jokes)  We touched with reverence.  We suggested Moore's as a source of parts for the car.  Moore's will dig out what the have immediately and send us pics for Ultra One to use as reference and for sourcing parts.
The deal is we cannot post the pictures on the Internet. . . Yet.  We are working a deal with Ultra One to be able to feature Miss Belvedere on and maybe let it spill over to the Forum.  I do have pictures I gleaned from the Internet a while ago I will post on the main sight.
Dwight of Ultra One (Super Nice Guy) gave us cart blanche' to look at the car.    We got to talk about 82 seconds of rare footage on 16MM Film.  It was produced by the local Tulsa TV station 50 years ago during the burial ceremony.  It has not been seen since then.  I was tasked to find someone who has the ability to convert it to DVD.
At this time, it is undecided what direction the car will  be going in with restoration.  Dwight feels he will get it running, but maybe not drivable.  He taught us a few things about the way the car was optioned.
Between Bob and I, we took about a dozen pictures.  one of us standing next to the car and another one of us looking underneath.  When we get the go ahead, we will let you see them.
Sorry about the pictures, I must keep my promise.  So don't ask please.  When the time is right, we will unveil them.  When the car goes on tour, Moparfins will be mentioned in the literature when the car goes on tour as well.  It will be a while.  Quite a while.
If you want to know more about what we saw, ask away.  Bob and I will tell you as much as we can.
This is a members only thing right now.  Respect that Please
POLARACO2008-01-24 20:23:36

I like to share the wealth, and value everyones opinions.  Many of the older members, carry overs, dead weights () were instrumental on what the site looks like today. And I thank you all for being great members and making the site what it is right now.
We have some seat assignments already, I would like to remind everyone what they are.  Remember, this is a family site.  EVERYONE is remembered, and everyone is honored as a member.  There are several spots open which I would like to have someone in place, and then we have the Calenders for next year I would like to get a jump start on.
 So!  We need some volunteers
So Far
Steve (Polaraco/VOAB) Is the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer, Iron fist, Adolph,  It's lonely at the top.  (The Buck Stops here)
Leaburn (Cbarge) Is responsible for announcing and welcoming all new members.  Uzz guys/gals can join in after he's made the announcement.  Leaburn is also a moderator.  Scary Huh?
Arlen (Ardog)  Is in charge of announcing Birthdays.  If you don't have your birth date in there, please put it in your profile.  If not, that's OK.  We respect your privacy.  Same deal here, Arlen will post it, you guys follow up if you like.  Just keep it clean!   Damned Kids. . .  Arlen is also a Moderator, which is a hair stander.
Bob (Stitcherbob)  Is a moderator.   Like letting the fox loose in the hen house  Good thing his pooter skills are low. . .
OK  We have coming up.  I was holding off on these until the membership grew A Little more so the costs would be lower.  By the time we get these rolling, the buying membership will be large enough to bring the cost down.  I am not interested in making any money.  Profits, if any will be donated.
T-Shirts and Hats
2009 Calenders.  I really think we need two people on this.  Computer skills will be needed.  Thanks for bringing that up Pete (Mopar331)
Charity  (Boy. . .there's a killer int his place )  I don't know of any Mopar site which actually chooses a legitimate Charity and makes collections for it.  Then outright donates it to that charity.  This is a great opportunity for all of us to participate in the choice and donate to a tax deductible charity.  And since all of us are going to feel good about contributing to the choice of the charity, we all feel good about it.
Who's wants to work on these jobs???  Topic is open for discussion, but keep the clowning around limited and please stay on topic. 
POLARACO2007-11-26 22:00:12

General Mopar Discussions / AIG Insurance Company is a bunch of Liars!!!
« on: October 30, 2007, 08:00:03 AM »

Interesting. . . Rich posted when he did.  I logged in to post this.
A few of you know my 59 Saratoga was hit by a tractor trailer last July 28th, 2006.  To date, October 30, 2007 we are still not settled.  I had just brought this home from the body shop in Florida.

It wasn't off the trailer a week and was side swiped by a truck


AIG, the insurance company lied to me, manipulated the information, deliberately lost documents, manipulated and lied about the witness statement, kept no records of the witness interview and generally dragged their feet in settling.  They told me the proof was on me to verify the their insured hit my car.  What the hell!  I had a witness!  9 months later they interviewed the witness!  They told me the witness said almost nothing.  I hardly know the witness, have only met him a few times in the last year.  But I happened to run into him the next day when he told me he was on the phone with them for 45 Minutes!  He also said they didn't want to hear the truth and tried to manipulate everything he said.
Being very angry at this point I got a hold of the Supervisor, who is Michele Trouche in Atlanta.  She supported what her subtenants did and refused to back down.  Meanwhile my emails are getting bigger and bigger, trying to keep everything in writing.
With no satisfaction as of March, I wrote to the State Insurance commission.  They found more evidence of manipulation.  They found in my favor.  They also stated my rights are violated because state law dictates a settlement within 45 days.  Not 345.
Now we are at time of closure.  The state says I do not have to sign a release.  But AIG, who is now agreeing to pay the full $3900 dollar estimate, wants me to sign a release which I disagree with the terms.  I keep asking for a reason and proof I have to sign one, but she keeps dodging the issue.  I have accused her, today, of trying to flex her large corporate muscle, which does not scare me.  I refuse to sign it because I disagree with the terms.  I keep telling her I do not have to sign it!  Michele Trouche  and AIG stink!  She is just being a stubborn B. 
Through this whole ordeal I told them "I AM NOT GOING AWAY".  She hasn't seen anything yet.  In a few days the search engines will pick up on this.  Then it will start to mushroom.
POLARACO2007-10-30 12:03:48

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