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- Jul 17, 2017
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Now properly adjusted window operation and alignment has been restored.
Inspected the front suspension and found the following, both lower control arm bushings were very dry rotted to the point proper toe in couldn't be reached and is causing a pull to the left under braking. Strut rod bushings are hard as concrete and cracked w/ poor fitment. Another file 13 candidate. To complicate matters the left lower ball joint needs replaced. Currently waiting on parts to be delivered. Updates to follow soon.
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Any reason these would not fit the '70 Chrysler vert?I’ve ordered a full set of 69-70 Polara Convertible cat whiskers from Van’s:
Cat Whiskers 1969-1970 Dodge Polara, Monaco
I ordered the set last night, got the tracking nbr this morning — fast service!
I will give you a further update on the capability of being used on the 300 convertibles. As I remember from quite a few years ago I believe they are different in the way they attach. Will keep you posted with my final determination.Any reason these would not fit the '70 Chrysler vert?
I was going to mention this would be the perfect time/excuse to retrofit Magnum heads onto the 318 for a nice driveability boost in a heavy car, but feared the record-level of red Xs I would get.Ever think of GEN III'n it ?...5.7 out of a ram would be sweet
Great question!So, V01 is a mono tone paint scheme? Why is that on the tag since every car is a mono tone paint scheme without v02?
Based on my limited experience with putting a 318 in hospice, you've got about 150k miles to go. (others could surely attest to having achieve much more)Preserving originality is what I want here. If the 318 ever conked out, then a Magnum would be in the cards.
Here is an update to the above-mentioned post. THERE IS a difference in the fitment of the cat whiskers on 300 and Polara convertibles. Top Cat 990963 will fit 69-70 Chrysler 300 convertibles, they WILL NOT fit 1970 Dodge Polara convertibles. See the photos below. As you can see in photos DSC00693-DSC00694 the 14 3/4" cat whisker is the original Polara part. The replacement whisker measures 16 3/8". Also, attachment clips are different. Note the orientation of the clips from the original whisker to the replacement whiskers are different. In simple terms it won't fit. Feel free chime in on this subject.I will give you a further update on the capability of being used on the 300 convertibles. As I remember from quite a few years ago I believe they are different in the way they attach. Will keep you posted with my final determination.
The whiskers are assembled w/ precision stamp clips in place. Attempts at modifications that I have seen are not durable and don't fit well. Photos below show excellent hardware placement.Is it even possible to disassemble the new whiskers, cut the rubber to size, and put the new rubber on the old hardware?