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Early C Bodies - The Slab Side Years

  1. barnfind

    barnfind Old Man with a Hat

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    Old smokey today (75 RD 350), and a new addition (widowmaker) with a long road ahead. Last run in 1980 while the owner spent some time as a guest of the feds.
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    Now that’s cool. I love old bikes like that.. keep us posted as you progress.
     
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    Your work looks good. You should get some spot weld cutters.
     
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  6. barnfind

    barnfind Old Man with a Hat

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    If old bikes float yer boat, check out Allen Millyard on you tube, the mans a mechanical artist. He's made so many cool videos of his work with the current situation.


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  7. James Romano

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    Replaced the intake turkey pan with a new Felpro heat blocker type. Cleaned, inspected and painted the intake underside. Found pitting because of the noise insulation pack was holding moisture against the underside of the intake manifold. Removed the insulation and the metal plate. Keeping it as a warm weather car anyway. All the insulation does is quiet the noise a little anyway.

    Installed phenolic carb plate to help with the gas vapor lock issue as well.

    Last week I took apart the front of the engine, pulled the radiator and pulled the oil pump. Cleaned, flushed and painted the radiator. Replaced all water lines. Installed new high flow water pump and 180 high flow thermostat. Rebuilt, painted and reinstalled the oil pump. Painted all the pulleys and brackets.

    All-in-all a lot of work... But she's running 100% better, no vapor lock...had a lot more power and stays cool at around 190 in traffic and 175 on the highway. Much better than the constant 195+ I was running at.

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    Finally getting to the guts of my instrument panel rehab. Fingers crossed.

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  9. James Romano

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    Holy shit do you have an Ammeter issue there. Lucky you opened it up and found it.

    Convert that to a volt meter, and do the Ammeter bypass. Those things are a firebomb waiting to go off.

    I did mine... Can you tell? I used a cheap Bosch unit as the guts and parts from the original to keep it OEM.

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    @James Romano - tell me more! Part numbers? Pics?? Maybe a link to the post where you chronicled the entire process???
     
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    I've finally started on replacing the timing chain in my Newport. The car has @110,000 miles on it, and my understanding is that the motor has never been apart, so based on the very excellent guidance from several folks here on FCBO, it was time. Here's how it looks . . The chain is worn, but not really bad, and good news - no teeth are missing from the cam gear! Cleaning 53 years worth of gunk is also a fun part of the job :lol:

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  13. James Romano

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    I took the idea from a write-up I found from a guy that did it in a Charger(?). I didn't take any pics of mine as I was really experimenting when I did the work. I honestly didn't think I'd be able to get it to fit and work. About 6 hours of work between two days to finally get it right... And as it turned out, it was pretty easy to do. Just took several design changes to get the right set up.

    I used a cheap Bosch unit you can buy at Pepboys. AutoGauge uses the same rebadged unit. They run about $20. Don't spend more than that. You're going to gut it.

    Also... You're going to gut your Ammeter as well. While you're there...I also recommend doing the electronic voltage regulator upgrade for your gauges. That one is a plug and play. Avoiding yet another fire hazard.

    Here is the write up I followed. You will have to alter the design to fit your application, just like I did. I'll take some pics of the finished product I made later this week so you can see what I did. It's worth the work. It's great having a fully functional volt meter that is in the stock location.

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    My gauge cluster with the converted IVR3 Voltage Regulator mounted and wired, you can see the voltmeter wires coming from under the IVR3 and attaching to it for power and ground

    Here is the link to the Voltage Limiter I installed by Real Time Engineering.

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    I'm not plugging them... It's worth putting in. My original limiter was the type that sat in the Fuel Gauge and was burnt bad. You cannot tell my cluster is totally electronic now. It's nice to be an OEM guy... But honestly, I'd rather the safety of modern tech inside my car.

    More to come...

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    Painted a 110 Defender Roof Black looked at the remains of the Monaco stub figuring out how to stick it back together
     
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    Moving that slab over to align is gonna be a bitch!!
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    It is on sand... perhaps it can be scutched over with a 2x4...:rolleyes:
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Bobcat works great.
     
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  20. James Romano

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    Hot as hell here... Hunkering in the basement to stay cool. Playing with my other hobby building/refurbing arcade machines.

    First one is an original Bally/Midway cafe cabinet running Up & Down.

    The upright machine is a beatup, cut up old Midway "Gorf" cabinet that I will return back to it's original look, however convert it over to a multi-arcade machine.

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