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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:31 pm 
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Thanks kesteb. Good to see the old beast out on the road. I am glad someone is able to finish the project I started. Keep up the good work!

And yeah, definitely need some trans fluid in there.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 5:42 pm 
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When the car is truly street able, we will have to head down your way, so you and your brother can see the end results.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 14, 2021 8:39 pm 
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I spent some time installing the '68 Dart running lights on the Duster. I think i figured out why Chrysler went bankrupt in the late '70s. There is a total of 9 wires to get the running lights working in the rear tail light harness. 2 weld splices and cloth wiring tape that leaks electrons after 20 years. Simply amazing. Now to replace the bulbs, one that is rusted solid to the socket.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 3:23 pm 
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Ahhh, drum brake systems. I have repaired dozens of them over the past 50 years. I have even done some of the pre-bendix designs used on the late '40s and early '50s Dodge 1/2 tons. The Bendix system used on the A-Bodies are elegant and simple in design. A joy to repair. I can knock off a complete brake job in a few hours.

Fast forward to a 1998 Dodge Ram 1/2 ton 4x4. Who designed this monstrosity? The damn Germans who controlled the company at that time. Sheesh. It took my son and me, half a day to dissemble and reassembly one brake. And then I think we put one spring in backwards. What a royal pita. We'll try again, on that brake, next weekend.

grumble, grumble....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:38 pm 
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Is that on the rear axle?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2021 7:21 pm 
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Yes, on the 9.25 axle.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:21 pm 
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I usually don't post personal stuff, but yesterday i turned 64. With good luck and health, I may live another 20 or so more years. That is a sobering thought. In light of that, the wife and I have made some descions. No, I am not getting out of the slant game. My kids can sell my junk at the estate sale.

We have sold our house in westeran washington and bought another one 200 miles east. We did this primarily due to the malise that is spreading out of Seattle. Maybe a mountain range and a large river will sloiw it down. Who knows the political class seems to have lost most of their collective sanity. An added bonus is that we are now 20 minutes from my youngest son and his family.

The new house is my wifes dream, she has always wanted one like this and I get a nice 2 car garage. Something I have lacked since I moved out of my parents. Hopefully I can retire in a year and we can live happily ever after.

Some interesting slant things that i rediscovered in the move.

I have 6 intake manifolds. 2 1v, 3 2v (1 aluminum), and a clifford 4v.
I have 3 working exhaust manifolds, 1 appears to be new.
I have 4 blocks. 2 forged, 2 cast.
I have one long block, cast, frozen, and the orignal engine in the dart. It was originally a SuperSix engine in my father-inlaw's' 78 Aspen.
I have enough cranks, rods, pistons, heads and cam shafts to build 3 complete long blocks.
I have a complete turbo setup from a '83 Buick Rivera.
I have an Eaton M90 that will make its way onto an engine someday.
I have 2 complete EDIS ignitions.
I have a 8.75 axle from a '72 D100, just in case.
I have a 8.25 axle, just because.

I think it is time to go racing again.


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:54 pm 
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Congratulations on the move. I've been on the east side of the mountains twice on a motorcycle. Very beautiful country.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2021 3:04 pm 
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I thought that I would miss the "green" that is on the west side, and I don't.


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