Chads Yellow Polara thread, New dual exhaust, wheels on!Yee!

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  1. LocuMob

    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    My other point was this could have been a great starting point for someone getting into the hobby. You've done a good job of bringing the car to life, no question there.
     
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  2. polara71

    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    If it took you over 100 hours it will take the new owner who gives a damn 200 to undo all you incorrectly did. I presume you are a car salesman on a sleazy lot and do the same snot jobs on your auction cars ? If not you probably should be .... I'll give you 500 for it
     
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    Where is the suicide ball?
     
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    Chad Member

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    Now Polara71 remember to make sense.... usually when you give people shit, it makes total sense. Painting a timing and valve covers and unbolting a set of wheels is nothing at all. Quite literally a couple hours. Don’t get away from the smack talking based on common sense. I’m really surprised you’ve jumped to sleezy salesman and snot jobs. This is an open forum, I’m not phased but a lot of guys would get chased off with real, like REAL LIFE hurt feelings. I’m not going to do too much back and forth unless it’s all in good fun. Don’t want moderators jumping in, then thread is drowned with you and your disapproval.
    It could’ve been a great starting point for someone getting started! After 3 weeks they hadn’t bought the car, so I did. Sometime it’s just the way it goes.
    Polara71 acts like I donked it with a General Lee motif.
    What’s a suicide ball? Very curious
     
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  5. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    What’s wrong with the General Lee?
     
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  6. 73 T&C

    73 T&C Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Chad.... you worked like hell on it, spent your money, and did it your way....

    I say:

    Welcome to America! “Where a profit is no crime and a good profit should be celebrated.”

    Good luck with your sale and don’t let the bloviating members among us to spoil your fun. We are a little bit too passionate sometimes and forget how we got that way.
     
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  7. Chad

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    Absolutely nothing! Not sure a C body with orange paint, 01, and a confederate flag would fly with you guys though!

    Thanks 73 T&C! FWIW if I thought the Polara would make a decent street and strip car I would keep it. I’d rather buy a ratty old Dart, Duster, or Demon and focus my attention on motor, suspension, traction, and ET’s than spend what little extra cash I have to make something an original type cruiser.
    BTW if anyone here is interested I really am not looking to sell the car high dollar. All done I’m about $3800 invested. I do want to make some money for my time, but will sell to anyone here at a very good price.
     
  8. Tobias74

    Tobias74 Well-Known Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I like those wheels they fit great in my opinion and for the money you can’t go wrong is a really cool car Chad
     
  9. cantflip

    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks Chad... I don't have time to go deep right now, but I agree that you haven't ruined her. A rebuild of the 2bbl and the Holley in the trunk would have been the biggest changes to your actions I would have recommended.

    You are correct, that C Body will not make the street/strip car you want... and appears to be too nice to do that to her. I won't speculate price, yours is not a model I watch... but you might make a few bucks from an enthusiastic new owner and save this one... so for that, thank you.

    I'm glad you realized this wasn't what you wanted before things got too radical. :drama:
     
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  10. Chad

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    Thanks a lot for understanding. I do very much appreciate these cars, and it was actually this car that began a newly revived muscle car idea in my head. After I bought the car I started looking at speed parts and posi’s. Then being here on FCBO I figured out that these aren’t the cars to do so.
     
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  11. Chad

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    Manifolds machined and gaskets in. I was surprised at how warped the manifolds were. I had heavy heavy grit on a large belt sander and it took quite a bit to get 1/7 and 2/8 flush with the inner ports. I did put a dab of high temp RTV on all 4 water jackets studs around gaskets and at the back of 7 and 8 where the ports seemed very narrow

     
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  12. Chad

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    Hello everyone. I’m up early because I need to detail my car and do a few other things before the registration for a local Mopar meet. I have a couple quick questions that I want direct feedback from owners on, rather than factory suggestions.

    What is the best timing setting for the 360? When I first got the car running it seemed to like nearly 20 degrees at idle, but as I drove it more it started to stumble more. So the other day I did some adjustments and I’m right at 11 degrees at idle, and yes I blocked off the vacuum advance on distributor while setting the timing. Do you guys have a solid setup on timing that you have widdled down to perfection?
    Right now it runs good, I need to turn the idle up slightly as it seems to be around 550-570 against the converter. Lastly, initially the temp gauge worked perfectly, then intermittently, now rarely. Being the gas gauge has been INOP all along, I’m beginning to suspect the ballast resistor in the dash. I have no idea what this looks like or even remotely where it is. I had cluster slightly apart cause I was trying to fix lighting for cluster (didn’t figure out) but now it definitely needs to come out for gauges. Any insight on where or what this is within dash I would appreciate, as well as the ideal timing setting, and info on the dash lights would be awesome too. All the original wiring and fuses are extremely spotless and untampered with, clearly never any moisture. Thanks
     
  13. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    This is definitely not the car for a posi.
    I’m a big block guy so I won’t be able to help you on the timing issue except to say put a vacuum gauge on it and set the timing that way.
    Your dash lights are likely because our panel dimmer is shot.
     
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    How do I take that?
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I’m not saying it isn’t the car for a sure grip.
     
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    I wouldn’t put a posi in his car. No need for it. Have to be able to spin one tire to have the need to spin a 2nd :(
     
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    @Chad: I really can't get a handle on you to figure out who you are.
     
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    Well played “Chad”. Nothing like 6 pages of bullshit with my Saturday morning coffee. The opening poll was a nice touch, good to get any potential “fish” engaged early on. Good luck selling a $2500 car for $8500. I’m sure you will be able to rope in an “enthusiast” at the show with the rattle can engine compartment touch up and the cheap-ass chebbie wheels. But this is ‘merica, and that’s how we keep the economy going, won’t begrudge you that.
     
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