'65 New Yorker bringing it back to life thread-

Member's Projects & Restorations

  1. Sir Patrick

    Sir Patrick Active Member

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    I'll check on the torsion mounts.
     
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    Sir Patrick Active Member

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    Should match good enough-

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    If they fit well, I will order backseat to match.

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    Is there a benefit one way or the other?
     
  5. Sir Patrick

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    No clue really
     
  6. Sir Patrick

    Sir Patrick Active Member

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    Shes Alive!!!!!

     
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  7. Sir Patrick

    Sir Patrick Active Member

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    Time to see what a rub and polish will do on this old paint... 20200401_134623.jpg 20200401_135005.jpg

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    estill429 New Member

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    That's good work sir. I have been wrenching on one of those myself.

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  9. Sir Patrick

    Sir Patrick Active Member

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    Still gotta get a tiny bit of temporary body work done and a finish polish done, but has been washed, scrubbed and compounded. Already a big difference. 20200401_175902.jpg 20200401_175848.jpg

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  10. Sir Patrick

    Sir Patrick Active Member

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    Cleaned under the hood too-still a long way to go, but much better also.

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  11. Luke Pokrajac

    Luke Pokrajac Member

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    Nice progress!
     
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    It was for road noise isolation, just like the imperial. My 65 Monaco had it too. It was dropped probably for cost reasons.
     
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  13. Sir Patrick

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    Getting closer on the cleanup, looking good in the dark-

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    Nice job!! :thumbsup:

    Show us more pictures after the compound! :p
     
  15. Sir Patrick

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    Decided to lower the front end a couple inches-

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  16. cbarge

    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    Be carefull with that.
    Lowering reduces spring rate risking bottoming out.
    Lower ball joints are not cheap for our cars and lowering adds unwanted stress on them
    Also an alignment is required.
    Camber and toe is changed when lowered.
     
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  17. Sir Patrick

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    I just raised it back up, just enough to let the tires tuck slightly.

    I am not driving this car yet, other than down the driveway and to the garage. Feeling things out, where I want to be, ect. It was way too low...

    I will definitely be getting new tires all the way around and have it re-aligned to compensate to the drop.

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  18. Sir Patrick

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    After it settled again

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    Gave her some plugs and wires, no more popping/backfires.
     
  20. Sir Patrick

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    Still smokes under the hood...not sure if its exhaust manifold gaskets, or burning off from sitting so long....or both?



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