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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Now that the BoaB is fully functional it is the Waygun's turn.
    But before I get into the details,I want to share the back story of this car.
    Such an oddball it is really a cool car and fun to drive.
    My good buddy Ross Wooldridge (a member here) knew about this wagon and in 2007 the owner was ready to sell.
    It was posted on other forums but had no bites.
    The car really got my attention was it was three on the tree standard with no radio and no power steering.
    In 2010 Ross contacted me again and the owner still wants to sell.
    I looked at the car with Ross and had to have it.
    Truly a survivor and well cared for old car.
    The bonus was it was still with its second owner.
    Hi bought it from his neighbor two doors down!
    The Original owner ordered the car and has a late build of June 1973.
    So,I am the third owner.

    Waygun is one of those cars that you have to get it and if missed you will always be kicking yourself for the one that got away.
    I was still in the middle of the restoration of the BoaB and the Waygun proved to be a smart buy.
    Waygun became my truck,my parts chaser for the BoaB.
    I even used her to get parts for members here!
    Oh and the epic "bumper run" where I hauled bumpers down to Syracuse,drove to New Jersey get more bumpers and drop them off on the way back home!
    She was my daily driver first couple years since I sold a couple cars to pay the bills and keep working on the BoaB.
    She is my Mopar fix while the BoaB was still waiting to get finished.
    My rock when I was down and the attention the waygun got cheered me up.
    But I digress..
    So after 9 years with just regular maintenance and many many miles she it getting a well deserved refreshing.
    Shown here the day I bought her shaking the sellers hand.He was 80 in this pic.
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Just a few days ago I pulled her out of storage.
    For years, buddy James has been itchin' to help me make her right.
    Although she is a good reliable car there has been issues I was living with.
    With the Newport still not done,I really did not want to take apart a second car.
    With the hauling I did the past 9 years the rear springs are totally bagged,the K frame mounts are rotten.
    The clutch was slipping and the engine was tired.
    Last year I did not even drive it since I was driving the wheels off of the BoaB.
    Shown here barn fresh in the shop to get torn apart.
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Over the winter I have been gathering parts.
    More parts to come as we go.
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    Big_John Illegitimi non carborundum FCBO Gold Member

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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Hood off,and teardown in progress...
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    ..And she is out!
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Clutch is oil soaked and explains the chattering and slipping despite all the adjustments we tried.
    Lots of heat marks.
    Flywheel is in good shape and may be able to re-surface it.
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    We got the 'teen down to the short block for inspection.
    I was religious on oil changes and it shows.
    No sludge or white creamy build up either.
    Cam had wear for 79,100 miles.
    Timing chain was ready to jump its nylon teeth.
    Cylinders have minimum wear and can get away with a honing.
    Rod bearings are worn out from years of detonation.
    The detonation was caused by loads of carbon build up and lots of blow-by.
    no matter how much fine tuning we did just could not get the full potential out of the engine.
    Thus the reason we wanted to open her up..yep lotsa carbon build up.
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    Are you going to detail the engine bay while it's out? By the way, your dyslexia is showing... it's jazzandmoparguy, and that's not even on this forum! Lol!

    Anyhow, the waygun went to the right guy for sure - Bill was after me for years to buy it because he wanted it to go to a good home.

    Give it the love it deserves, and if I can help, just ask!
     
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Thanks SSOR LOL!!:poke:
    Yes 4 jugs of varsol to remove that old Ziebart from the engine bay.
     
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    Fury440 Old Fart with a dead Fury FCBO Gold Member

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    Great project!! Ever since you bought the Waygun, I've always envied your purchase since I love wagons. Now that I realize it's manual trans, I'm totally jealous!
    Make her proud Lee!!
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    Please gawd, don't let it take as long as the last one. I'm 69....:rolleyes:
     
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    Neat find!! Interesting equipment choices when ordered.
     
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Won't take long this time since we are starting with a better car that is still on the road.
    Besides,since I no longer have my own garage,Waygun is at my buddies shop taking space so he wants to get it done in a prompt fashion to get on to the next project.
     
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    From one Batwagon nut to another Waygun nut cbarge. I LIKE YOUR CREAM PUFF LONG ROOF. One change I'd havtah make if it were in my stable tho'. Those Nazi Mandated '73 bumperettes would have get Air Mailed once out of sight of the seller, lol ... OH? And Commando, I didn't know you were ah post WWII Brat? WE will enjoy cbarge's "Tweakes" on Waygun vicariously on into the future togetah. Get after it Dude, Jer
     
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    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Trust me those fugly bumper guards are handy for stepping in the back of the car and with only one outside rear view mirror they do bump things in the night.That kinda saves my ass.
    Pushing dead cars in and out of the shop they do get used.
    The car has so much character i overlook the bumper guards.
    They are the "basic" ones to boot---no chrome garnishing their sides.
    Thanks and cheers!
     
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    What you're calling "bumper guards" are actually the "impact absorbers" that got Chrysler in compliance with the new 2.5mph bumper standards in '73. Which is why ALL Chrysler products had them that year, sans any chrome adornment. '74 got the hydraulic impact absorbers.

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    Great story and a sharp 3 pedal waygun. Ya gotta love the stuff that nobody else on the block has.
     
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    The only vehicle where both legs and both arms are required to paralell park!
     
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