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Tech- -BODY / Drip rail trim removal
« on: November 19, 2010, 07:20:19 PM »
Ok how does one remove the drip rail trim?  Seems to be loaded with seam sealer and I'm not seeing allot of room to pry on stuff.

UPHOLSERY HOW TOO's / Pricing idea
« on: November 12, 2010, 06:17:38 PM »
How much does it run on average to reupholster a front bench seat?  I assume there's LOTS of variables but I still haveto start somewhere..  So lets say just doing a factory repop, am I looking more towards $1 or $1000?  Trying to line up the financial advisor for the withdrawl to come.


General BS and Laughs / Sometimes life don't play fair...
« on: August 23, 2010, 05:23:23 PM »
So the driver called tonight, the car will be here inthe morning. About 5am and he has to dump and run. Great a nice quiet neighborhood a semi and a car with glass packs at 5am.  Oh goody the neighbors are gunna love me.
On top of that I had to run the dog in to the vet tonight.  Emergency surgery for a f'in short rib bone he managed to swallow whole. 
I can't win for loosing...

General BS and Laughs / It's been a year and a half.
« on: August 19, 2010, 04:11:50 PM »
But the Monaco is finally scheduled to be picked up Sunday.  It'll be nice to finally get some wrench time in.  I'm excited to see it and a little worried sonce it's been outside te whole time.    My father in law had it up and running the other day when he called me..  No one on the other end just a running 440 was nice to hear the sound again.    So I narrowed down the immediate needs, tires since they're splitting supoposedly, brakes for obvious reasons, transmission the front pump doesn't keep fluid.  After that the rest of the suspension.  It's gotta be safe before I work on the rest of it.   
Anyone have experience with these old Budd brakes?  I 've rebuilt a Budd caliper once, but that was 20 years ago.  I don't even know if I'd trust NOS seals for these things.
Yeah I'm getting nervy, I'd like to be able to drive it to Carlisle in the next couple of years.  It won't be anywhere near being even remotely ready for a show but if I can drive it there I'll be estatic.
Lea I haven't forgotten about you.  When the thing arrives the very first thing that happens is that CB antenna comes out, if you still need it.

General Mopar Discussions / 7 second '67 VIP
« on: May 28, 2010, 09:41:54 AM »
You have to love some europeans....

General Mopar Discussions / Car covers
« on: February 03, 2010, 06:38:56 AM »
Looking for a new car cover.  The last one I had managed to make it 10 months or so.  The Monaco is stored outside in CO while I remain trapped in hell so the more rip/tear resistent the better.  My FIL didn't tell me the car cover ripped and ended up getting ticketed on his property so I had to spend the cash to register the car for 5 years and pay the fine for unregistered vehicle on private property...  How that works I don't know..  Having said that, I'm looking for suggestions til either I get it hauled out to me or I move back there.

You guys finally topped 150 users.  Bout time. 
Steve thanks for the offer to haul the Monaco out, sorry I didn't get back to ya.   Anyway, time to start thinking about the beast again.  Hope to get it moved out here to MD in the next couple months.  It's been lonely without it around.
And also if there's anyone with a mind for a '53 Imperial let me know.  From what I'm told it's all there, ran a few years ago and has been park for about 15 years in a garage in Denver.  Got a 4 barrel and a hemi for power, 331 or 354 not sure.  Coral color.  They say it's straight with no rust.  My father in law found out about as he works with the gentleman.  He's trying to get photos so I can post them.  If anyone is interested I can pass on the owners name and number. 

General BS and Laughs / HELP! May need a car hauler...
« on: January 01, 2009, 05:40:05 PM »
   Ok Kahoona, gunna need some help shortly. 
  Yeah I've been away for a while.  No there hasn't been much work done to the Monaco in the past few months. 
 Lea,  Still got that cb antenea sittin here for ya.
  So I got laid off awhile back and an oportunity has presented itself on the east coast.  The wife and I have been looking for a reason to get back there and here it may be.  Yeah I won't be back to CT or even NJ...   Have to move to MD but that's ok.  It's closer to home than here.   
ANYWAY, I'm looking for info on car haulers.  I figure you guys regularly haul parts etc and was wondering if there's deals to be had out there or not.  Will be shipping the Monaco and possibly the Magnum and Ram. 
If you guys know of anyone let me know.

General Mopar Discussions / Headers......
« on: May 14, 2008, 05:40:11 PM »

What's your take?  I know I'm asking for trouble here but I figured I'd ask anyway.   

After spending some more time under the hood lately, trying to diagnose the dry bowls problem, I've noticed that both exhaust manifolds are cracked.   It really isn't evident until they warm up and it's clearly visible then.   I know I should stay with the original logs but the performance manifolds are out-bloody-rageous, and this thing is never going to see an auction, or a for sale sign for that matter..   Hedman has a part number they say will fit for 25% of the cost I've been finding the manifolds.    Looking at the exhaust too I see numerous pin holes so the pipe from the manifolds back to the bumper will have to be replaced so I figure it's not much more work (but cheaper) to throw a set of headers (hedders) on it.


czervika2008-05-14 22:40:24

Tech- -BODY / How to restore emblems grille inserts etc?
« on: May 14, 2008, 04:38:37 PM »
I'm talking light to no corrosion, rust, pitting, etc.   Is there a special paint for the shadow?   Tapes that work better than others?  I would assume that I'd want to buff them first...
For the grille inserts is there any problem straightening the edges with needle nose pliars or is that a bit rough?  What's the best match for the silver paint on headlight inserts?   How about the black for the shadows? 
How about restoring the gleem on the shiny bits?

Tech- - FUEL / Bowls emptying
« on: May 09, 2008, 01:18:21 PM »
Ok I have a problem with the bowls on the carb drying out.  I know todays gas evaporates quickly but it would seem to me overnight is a bit quick.  I've actually had the monaco in the driveway for the afternoon and had to prime the carb to start her up.  Anyone have any ideas?  It's almost as if the fuel is running out of the carb somewhere but without any venturi action I would assume that's pretty difficult.  Unless maybe she's cracked but everything looked good during the rebuild.

Tech- -BODY / Removing Mouldings....
« on: April 16, 2008, 03:21:51 PM »
Ok so how to remove the mouldings without adding to my work load, i.e. I don't wanna bend them,?  Also how to remove the window trim.   Don't get me wrong I've done it before...  just wasn't able to put it back on my vechicle...

Tech- - FUEL / Arghhhh another fuel pump...
« on: April 08, 2008, 05:31:37 PM »
Well I guess I'm replacing another fuel pump.  This one has been in for roughly three months and has less than a mile on it, but has about 3 hours of idle time.   I thought maybe the tank was dry since the indicator was about an eigth of a tank..  Dropped 3 gallons in tonight and primed her four times and no juice.  Fired up the compressor, then ran some air down the line.  Got fuel back, alot of it.  So I quickly popped the line back on the fuel pump, and I got fuel shooting out of the other side of the pump, connected the filter as quick as I could and got fuel out of that.  By this time the pressure had subsided.  So I proceed to prime and crank one more time.  NADA.  Pull the tank side of the fuel line and it still had fuel there...  I'm beginning to hate mechanical pumps all over again.

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / The Sheriff
« on: December 19, 2007, 03:56:41 PM »
Foamy suggested I start a project thread so I guess this is going to be it.

Ok so project Bring Black Barge Back To Life officially begins this Friday 12-21-2007.  Since I sort of have her running already, I'll try to get as much as I can during the next few days as far as pictures and what is going on and where we're at.

So for those that don't know this actually ended up being a gift after some family turmoil.  That being said I'll probably end up paying for it with my soul to my in-laws.  But what are ya gunna do?  The car is a 1967 Dodge Monaco, 440 4bbl, 727, Suregrip, factory discs and A/C.  It has sat for roughly 10 years.  It was owned by my wife's grandfather.  He purchased it from a sheriff from somewhere in Montana (as far as I know) in 1968.  It was moved down here to Colorado in late 80's.  
He died about a year before my wife and I were married, but knew him well since I've known her since she was 12, lets just say it's 22 years later.  See, didn't type her age.  The car was parked 2 years before he died and no one else in the family saw any value in the car.  Until we wanted it in August 2005.  Then it was going to Barret Jackson the next week and worth at least 5 or 6 gold bars. So we gave up on it.  In October my father in-law called and asked if we still wanted the car.  We asked what is it going to cost us, the answer was "Do you want the car?".  So $124 later for the flatbed bill and here we are.  Since I'm still waiting on a title search the rest of the family doesn't know that she actually starts and runs and that's the way it will be until the thing is signed and in the safe.
The first time I fired it up my wife came running out of the house as she couldn't believe it.   So I primed the carb again and let her kick it over, she smiled from ear to ear and just sat in it for about 15 minutes with that smile.  I thought she was going to pass out this Saturday 12-15-07 when it fired up without being primed and ran on it's own.
It's not that it's a collectible car or that she has any thoughts of selling it.  It's all the memories of growing up with it.  It apears that this car saved her life when she was 5 after having her tonsils out the second day home she coughed and started to hemorage.  Grandma called the local authorities and told them she was heading for the hopital, threw my wife in the car and ran wide open til they got there.  I think she veiws this as repaying the favor. 
The only she has for asked so far is once the car is fully operational that we go down to Ft. Logan to drop off flowers to her grandparents in their car.  Other than that I've been given free reign.   She says her grandfather would have done everything I've suggested had he had the money.  So it begins.
Some pictures to get this going;
You can see all the pictures here (this is a repository for pictures of my vehicles);
czervika2010-11-12 11:02:56

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