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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 11:09 am 
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I am not sure if I understand all of that from the crude side view


Good, I thought it was just me. :D :D



After spending some thinking time on it I might understand. I think It's a 2D Drawing of multiple cuts/angles on the tube to both the radius and axis that is probably best portrayed in 3D... maybe.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2024 1:49 pm 
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45° down, then a horizontal slash cut starting at the outermost/uppermost point of the end of the spout, then a vertical cut chopping off about 3/4" of the outermost/uppermost part of the end of the spout. Very tidy and functional. Crude side view:


I am not sure if I understand all of that from the crude side view
"Side view" wasn't a good way to put it. The view I tried to diagram is what you would see if the tailspout were on the right side of the car and you were standing behind the car, looking forward, with the spout at your eye level.

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 Post subject: 1/16/24
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I am continuing to slowly get items completed on the project.
Over the weekend we took a snowy jaunt up north to retrieve a proper A Body 8 3/4" Rear axle. It's not complete, yet I have all of the parts to make it so.
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Lots of abrasive blasting and painting..... this is a blast.

Saving the Semi original/old Wheel Cylinders - They are made in the USA. A little honing and some blasting, and a quick coat of paint cleaned them right up!
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Found Some Spare drums in my parts stash.. They cleaned up nicely.
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Interesting markings:
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Degreased backing plates from the donor axle:
I do need to sort out / weld / level the shoe pads on these.
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Cleaned up nicely.
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In the "Paint Booth"
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 Post subject: 1/22/24
PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2024 11:11 am 
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Got some things accomplished..

Started off the work day by truing the backing plates that was on the used rear axle I bought - Some of the "Rub Blocks" were rubbed a bit too much with a large gouge in some areas... so I welded and ground on those areas a bit.

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After welding/grinding, one more trip to the blast cabinet - the repair was imperceivable.
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Short Block assembly time:
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The Crank and pistons were all assembled by the end of my session.

I am picking a New cam and Head so this engine should run very well - The stock stuff will be in the queue for reworking someday!

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 23, 2024 5:15 am 
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Very cool. I hope I can get my buttocks back in the shop before long...

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 Post subject: 1/25/24
PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2024 7:10 am 
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I degreased and began to do a little derusting on the rear axle I bought a few weeks ago.

It was refreshing to work in the garage last nite because it was 30° warmer than it was the last time I was there - No Heaters or hand warmers needed whilst operating air tools.

New spring perches will also be welded on to replace some rust.

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 Post subject: 1/29/24
PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2024 5:12 am 
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I made some more progress in this ever-snowballing project.


I finalized the 8 3/4" Housing, New perches fully welded and cleaned/painted to the best of my ability.

I would have liked to dipped the part in molasses for a few weeks, but I do not have the time or tank so such a task.

The axle shafts that came with this rear end were typical O.E. small bolt pattern pieces that were redrilled to 5 on 4.5.
I converted them back to 5 on 4.0" Lug circle and threaded in some old 1/2-20 Studs cut them flush and welded up the 5 on 4.5" drilled holes.

I got the housing set on the leaf springs and the old 7.25" removed. I found time to take care of some other small fiddly things too: New Rear Brake Hose, Rear Brake lines for the axle, Mounting the rebuilt wheel cylinders in the backing plates, Cleaning the OE parking Brake cables (they were really nice under the Factory/dealer undercoating and paint overspray.)

Perch on this:
All welded and ready for paint.
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Painted - Still lots of pockmarks in the housing, but at the going rate for these axles, I am okay with that.
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Redrilled axles returned to semi-stock.
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After the Blast Cabinet and Painting:
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Housing Getting set in place:
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 Post subject: 1/30/24
PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2024 9:37 am 
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I found 2 productive hours after work yesterday to work a bit more on the wagon.

I got the new shock plates and U bolts, they are mounted in and tightened. Was also able to install the inner axle seals perform a bit of restoration on the axle bumpers as well as clean up the parking brake cables.
This car has the nicest OE Parking brake cables I have ever seen! they had dirt and lots of factory/dealer rustproofing on them but after a bit of wire brushing, they are immaculate!

I also got the brake backing plates placed on and the axles mocked up in the housing, if for nothing else, then for now just to clear a bit more workbench space.
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62-Year-old OE Parking brake cables - Still a bit of cleaning to do on the gland end of things.
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Axle bumpers resto:
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Installed:
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Done for the day - some things are coming together..
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2024 5:11 am 
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It's looking good Greg! I like reading up on your progress. Keep up the good work, its inspiring. I told Rick the other night when we were done working I didn't take any pictures of what we got done... I'll try to do better next time haha.


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2024 7:32 am 
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It's looking good Greg! I like reading up on your progress. Keep up the good work, its inspiring. I told Rick the other night when we were done working I didn't take any pictures of what we got done... I'll try to do better next time haha.



Thanks, Andrew!

You always have access to a professional photo rig in your pocket.
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You just got to get it out and use it.

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 Post subject: 2/6/24
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:02 am 
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I have slowly been fiddling with setting up a head for the engine on this build, getting all the correct springs, retainers, shims and seals can take a bit of time.

Other things have been happening too.

The brakes are coming together:
I had an A body hardline axle set that I bought years ago for another project, but I never used it - It needed some custom futzing to fit but I made it work. I suppose the axle vent location must have been moved on different years' 8 3/4" axles?
Still gathering some small parts for the 10" x 1.75" rear drums., The old single-pot master cylinder has been removed, and also gathering lines for the "new" master cylinder and proportioning valve.
I began a small refurb on the steering column and reinforcement plate that attaches it with the master cylinder to the firewall.
I plan on refurbing some of the firewall parts as well. Amazingly the other ' 62 valiant v200 that I have is somewhat trashy looking:
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But, it has some nicer underhood parts than this wagon does, so I might be swapping some of those during the process.
Column Refurb: (don't mess up that turn signal switch)
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I would like to clean and detail this mess:
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I removed these parts and will be making my own '62 firewall gaskets. I am not sure if there is a source for these, and I did not care to begin to look.
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Ready for abrasive blasting!
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Fresh..
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Gasket design class..
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Getting there, slowly a little at a time.

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 Post subject: Ding!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:19 am 
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Ding!

The gaskets are ready! - Come on down and get' em whenever is convenient for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 9:36 am 
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Hey, those gaskets are really nice!

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:02 am 
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Hey, those gaskets are really nice!



Thanks, Dan, They are not the exact correct material, on short notice, But I own all of the IP to make these out of any material I want as they are digital files. There seems to be a lot less support in the aftermarket for the '60-'62 Models that are "A Bodies" as they do not interchange with the Muscle cars as often.

So what DMT does not make, I will make.
:D :D

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 Post subject: 2/12/23
PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2024 9:37 am 
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Breaking News:

OE Distrustrubution block replaced with Proportioning Valve, distribution valve combination. Added Master Cylinder lines for a 1969 Dart With Manual Disc Brakes.
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A dual-circuit system with Front discs will be a welcome addition!

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