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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:03 pm 
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I started uncovering the 64 Dart today so visitors can see it a little. Hoping I can get it reassembled for spring... 2 X green 64 Slant Darts at a roadcourse is on the docket for sure!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 7:31 pm 
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I started uncovering the 64 Dart today so visitors can see it a little. Hoping I can get it reassembled for spring... 2 X green 64 Slant Darts at a roadcourse is on the docket for sure!

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Sounds Good!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 11:43 am 
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Nothing interesting - just my notes and setup data for me to reference.

Alignment:
Caster +5.5°
Camber -0.75° ( I have the Thick Washers and Proper Grade 8 Bolts / Nuts - Will be installing them before Next event for -2.75°)
Toe 1/8" Toe In
1.03" Torsion Bars
1.125" Front Sway bar - Not adjustable - (Where can I source Adjustable Links for it?)
12" Long 200 In/# Coilovers rear on Reilly motorsports 4 Link Setup.

Full Frame connectors Added, Torque Boxes Added
Corner Weights With 3/4 Tank Fuel, Driver in car and Driver Gear:

3226#

LF 711 RF 901


LR 697 RR 917

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 Post subject: 7/21/21
PostPosted: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:49 pm 
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Had a pretty Epic Day yesterday - Ran about 150 Miles of Local Country and Mountain Roads with Grüne Hölle on the PVGP Countryside Tour. The car was solid, quick, nimble and stuck to the corners like glue. - much better than doing this event in my '69 Dart

After the tour was Over there was a PVGP Car Cruise the next county over at the Waterfront (site of the 1892 Homestead Steelworks Strike)
Was able to get some glamour shots of the car in front of the stacks during the "golden hour" which was even a bit more filtered than usual due to the smoke from the wildfires..


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Rest of the day went fine without a problem. and Made it to the farm for lunch.
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glamour shots in homestead:
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Was able to share the car cruise fun with kid in tow....
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 4:44 am 
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Looks amazing, Greg. Maybe 2 green 64s next year?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2021 7:33 am 
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Dart270 wrote:
Looks amazing, Greg. Maybe 2 green 64s next year?

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I will hold you to It!... and help it schedules allow!


It seems that a certain M Grubel with a v8 :shock: wants to tagalong with us so me might have to find a central PA event and possibly rope in some Covalt Clanspeople too.



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:56 am 
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Looks like a lot of fun Greg! You sure know how to have a good time. :D

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 2:42 pm 
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Looks like a lot of fun Greg! You sure know how to have a good time. :D


Thanks Dennis!

I have thoroughly Enjoyed what I built here.. Probably More so than my '69 Dart, or Ruster, etc.

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 Post subject: 8/15/21
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Installed some world famous Andy F / AR Eng. 2⁰ camber washers tonite.

So total Camber should now be at -2.75⁰
Was trying to get rid of a touch of understeer. We'll see how it turns out.

Signed up for local AutoX 5 miles from the house.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 16, 2021 12:29 pm 
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Sounds great, Greg.

Just looked back at your corner wts and am puzzled why it is so skewed to the right side? My 64, Project V (and I think 68 Dart) are nearly 50/50 side-side. Maybe not a level surface for weighing, or scales not zeroed right? Assume you would check those, but just in case. Maybe sway bar, but hard to see how it would be that big a shift.

Hmmmm...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:34 am 
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Dart270 wrote:
Sounds great, Greg.

Just looked back at your corner wts and am puzzled why it is so skewed to the right side? My 64, Project V (and I think 68 Dart) are nearly 50/50 side-side. Maybe not a level surface for weighing, or scales not zeroed right? Assume you would check those, but just in case. Maybe sway bar, but hard to see how it would be that big a shift.

Hmmmm...

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I would like to reweigh it again in my garage - It's very flat there.. Just no Corner scales for me yet. The ones at the Drake Auction surpassed the price of new ones so I let them go to another bidder.

Some day..

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:42 am 
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I can bring scales to NCM this wkend and lend them to you? You can hand back at London. Or, I can bring to London for a longer lending period.

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I swapped the Step-up piston springs for the metering rods in the Edelbrock 500 Carb from 4" hg to 3"hg - It really needs 3.5"hg Springs but I don't think Edelbrock makes such a part, or a metering rods with 3 stepped areas - I dont think those are available any more either.

With these springs it's a bit too lean at moments on the throttle, but does not get into the 12's / 11's AFR in 4th / 5th gear on the highway when pulling a small to moderate grade. With the 4" hg springs it was wasting fuel in this area... Carbs can only do so much with their notchy tuning abilities I guess. For my next trip to a 24 Hours of Lemons Race in Kentucky, I will set it up for good MPG's instead of all out throttle mashing fun.

I also Was invited to the season wrap up meeting for the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix organizers..
It was on the North end of Pittsburgh, about ~ 40 from me.
Parking was for "fun cars" and boring cars. I parked with the fun cars. Was a fun trip and got to meet a bunch of new car guys and gals that help to put the 10 days of racing and charity events together. Also found more wonderfully curvy roads / hill climbs around the Pittsburgh area. -

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Greg how did you do your alignment, do you take it to a shop, or do you have some garage tools?
Not sure if I asked you that before.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2021 10:21 am 
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Greg how did you do your alignment, do you take it to a shop, or do you have some garage tools?
Not sure if I asked you that before.



Both.

I did the preliminary setup here at home, Then I took it to the shop..It had a bit of a pull to one side. I think If I have better tools there iis no reason I cannot do it myself. I also get a bit impatient with caster / camber. the shop can bang it out in 45 minutes cause that's what they do all day every day. It takes me a good 4 hours to setup and do correctly.

I have the camber washers and I can add (or remove) -2° of camber in about a half hour with just a 15/16" wrench, 15/16" socket, and a 3/4 Socket. I may buy another set for -4° total added.. we'll see.

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