1. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    Having issues aligning this beast after the bushings and upper balljoints. Granted im not looking for a stock spec alignment since im running radials and want more road feel. So more positive caster amd some negative camber.

    I know I have to do the lower bushings too. Lower balljoints are good and were replaced sometime in the past by jer grandfather. But.. I wouls assume I'd be able to get close.

    Remember we know it was hit on the passenger side behind the door. After I took the femder off we also know it was hit in the front on the passeger side too. Right side I can get +4 caster and maintain aboit 1 to 1-1/2 degrees of camber.
    Leftside, max o can pull off is +1-1/2 degrees of caster.

    If I try to bring the right side to 1-1/2 degrees of camber I lose most of the camber on that side. I can maintain about -.5 degrees of camber on right with 1-1/2 degrees of camber.

    I bring this up to the father in law. He says that might have something to do with the time he jumped the car. I guess it wasnt intentional. They were doing about 60 though an intersection that was actually a T. Said it crossed about a 6 foot ditch in to a farmer field somewhere outside of Bismarck. He said thats where the cigarette burn in the headliner came from.

    It explains some other oddities ive come across like an inch solid thick layer of dirt on the steerimg box and cross member.

    I guess I'm off to figure out where this thing is really twisted so.eday.
     
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  2. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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  3. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    I tell you the more i fix the more odd stories come out about this car.
     
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    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    Just a side shot from Sunday.

    Haven't done much on it lately, just been driving and enjoying it.

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    The boy has been asking to help out in the garage lately. So I think we're gunna be kicking off finishing up the body work I want to do. Might make paint this year, maybe.
     
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  5. commando1

    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Park old car on grass.
    HOA on high alert.
     
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    cbarge World Famous Barge in a Budget FCBO Gold Member

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    Good to see that you and the Sherriff still kickin.
    Encourage the young lad to help out. It is also a connection to his great grandfather.
    After all he is next in line to the family heirloom lol!
    Besides it is nice to have a wrench monkey willing to help.
    Keep the updates coming!!
     
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    I am so tempted to bury my Newport in my front yard to ultimately satisfy the HOA. There is nothing in the by-laws that says I can't do it....

    A guy in Milwaukee has a whole fleet in his yard!

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  8. 67Monaco

    67Monaco Old Man with a Hat

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    Funny thing about that.

    The HOA had set the speed limit on the community roads to 20mph. People were still speeding since they were considered private roads nothing could be done. Old f'ers wanted something done. So the HOA contacts the county and they determine a way to make the speed limit enforceable, make the roads county property. They did that last year.

    Here comes the fun part.

    Being that they're now county property the HOA can no longer prevent non-residents from fishing in the ponds adjacent to the roads, and the HOA is on the hook for any liabilities that come along with that.

    That nice grassy area where I parked, well when they made the roads county, that area became county property as well as the easement over laps from side to side. Nothing the HOA can do about it. So it's now the parking area for overnight cars etc as they can't fine anyone for parking outside. Not that I do but there's someone from time to time that has to for whatever reason.

    The meetings were lots of fun when the old grease balls figured all this out after the fact.

    Also a fun fact they really can't do shit to the residents for parking outside anymore as they're county roads and we as residents have a right to park there now.

    :)
     
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    commando1 Old Man Wearing a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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