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General Tech- - BRAKES / !960 Dodge D100 disc brake conversion
« on: October 22, 2014, 12:32:35 PM »
Steve, some specifics might help here: what is a 2nd and 3rd gen Dodge truck?  Not everyone will know this - including me.

Tech- - Engine / Really weird water pump problem... ever see this?
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:59:46 AM »
Quote from: firedome
Look, believe me I understand the rationale, but I'm selling it, I'm way underwater already, and I'm not inclined to further any expenses that won't be recoverable...capiche?  It's gonna be a loss as is.

Din't fix them.  

« on: October 06, 2014, 09:06:21 AM »
Check the Monroe website and look for what is recommended for your truck.  Then look on sites such as and search for the shocks the Monroe people recommend. is a good, cheap internet source for good parts.

Site Questions and Announcements / Not here too!
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:52:23 AM »
Two jokes were recently posted.  I thought both hilarious but when I wanted to comment on teh second one I get this:

That's not the way to win friends and influence people.

Jokes / on a plane
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:47:24 AM »

Tech- - ELECTRICAL / 91 ram temp gauge wierd
« on: October 02, 2014, 07:43:52 AM »
It may also be connected that you are using a motor that was not built after 1973 in a '91 vehicle.  The sending unit and gauge may not be in the same ohm range.  To be sure I suggest you install an after-market gauge and be certain of the temp.
An unrelated question: how did that truck pass the California Smog Test?

« on: October 02, 2014, 07:39:35 AM »
What is your truck?  Let's start there.

General BS and Laughs / So......
« on: September 10, 2014, 11:24:14 AM »
Amen!  Glad for you Dave.

General Mopar Discussions / Langley Goodguys cruise in show...Pics!!
« on: September 09, 2014, 04:54:48 PM »
Nice pics, but...
That's the wrong grill for a '79 RamCharger.  A '79 had quad headlamps.  That looks more mid-'70s. 

General Mopar Discussions / Historic Chrysler restored
« on: August 18, 2014, 09:36:34 AM »
Quote from: POLARACO
Now do my 62

General Mopar Discussions / Historic Chrysler restored
« on: August 14, 2014, 01:14:07 PM »
He Bob, you said "we."  Did you do the upholstery work?  beautiful!

General Mopar Discussions / 2002 PT Cruiser tranny issues....
« on: July 31, 2014, 04:32:45 PM »
Quote from: thrashingcows
No idea when the tranny was serviced last.  They just bought the car 10 days ago.....

From whom or what?  If a dealer, take it back - there's clearly a problem.  If from a Private Party, she should call them and let them know.  Their reaction will signify if they knew this was coming.  Nothing will change except knowing that she bought a problem waiting to happen.

General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: July 26, 2014, 08:38:12 AM »
Oh, so you've been 4F since '71?  OK, so it's not something that has happened in the last 3 years....

General BS and Laughs / It's July 23, where is everyone?
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:31:42 PM »
Quote from: dana44
OK, so are you simply going to be sitting on the pontoon boat in the yard, or are you actually going to be putting it on the water?

I was wondering the same?  Ha!

MEMBERS Project Cars in Progress / Gremlin / Newport Question Update
« on: July 23, 2014, 02:30:28 PM »
I still don't know if the joint gave out or the rear-end locked suddenly. I doubt the latter because the wheels never grabbed. I suspect the problem was the joint. Upon inspection it had little to no lubricant in it. A dry needle bearing could have caused it to explode.

As of today the car has a new u-joint, new u-clamps and bolts, and is now running a 3.23 sure-grip instead of the 3.55 one. The sheared bolt and the unknown of the breakage led me to this decision. Never liked those gears anyway - gas mileage sucked and the motor always ran hot. I like the way it drove today. Not that much of a difference, but I have not had it on the freeway yet.

I also swapped the thermostat as well as drilled a 1/8" hole in the new one that is a 195* version. After driving a few miles the temp never went above 197. Prior it would hit 200+ at the end of a lap around the block, and that was with a 165* thermostat. Here's hoping!

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