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ttotired
Posted 2013-07-22 6:10 PM (#387033 - in reply to #288422)
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The dizzy is a new one from the states

Its a bosch copy thats the same sort of thing as one out of an early 80s ford or holden.

If you look for a 318 la dizzy on ebay, you should find one (and it was cheap)

I got the HEI type, so the cap has all male posts on it.

I bought the leads at the same time from the same place, I got the ones that you make yourself so I could get the leanths right.

I got them from KJM Performance (bit of a stuff around with the shipping as they dont ship international, but got there in the end)

The carbs and linkages ect all came from Summit Racing, the aircleaner was a dissapointment in it didnt come close to fitting, I had to get an alloy plate cut out to bolt under the air cleaner like an adaptor (that cost more than the aircleaner).

The carbs are 500 eddies, 1 with elec choke (primary) and 1 with mech choke (secondary)

They are pretty much just strait out of the box, I have just turned the idle mixture screws right in on thr secondary carb to kill the idle circuits.

1 thing you will notice is how much heavier your throttle pedal will be, I am thinking that its to heavy, but untill I am living it, I am not sure, so I wont mess with it yet (its not the return springs, it seems to be the factory springs on the carbies)

And just a little update

Painted and installed the dash over the weekend, it almost seems crowded in there now, its been a long time since it had one

The stuff from John I am waiting for is still a month away (my shipper kinda lost it all for a bit there, got shoved in a corner and forgotten about it seems, but on the way now), cant wait to get the strips so I can install the roof lining, then the glass

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EricDownunder
Posted 2013-07-23 5:44 AM (#387146 - in reply to #288422)
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Thanks for that , I have been quite concerned the 500cfm carbs would over fuel the small block 318 but yours sounds great. I should put up some picks of mine and you would see we are doing a similar thing. looking forward to seeing your build progress.
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ttotired
Posted 2013-07-23 5:59 AM (#387148 - in reply to #288422)
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I wonder about the overfueling as well

1000cfm is a lot of carb, but with the staged throttle linkages, it will mostly run on the rear carb until you get your foot into it (whenever mr plod aint around most likely)

One thing I might do is to taper the intake ports on the manifold to take the ledges out betwen the manifold and the spacers to make sure fuel cant puddle there, but that will happen after it has number plates.

I have a 4 barrel manifold as well if it turns to poo, but it would have to be really bad before I do that

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Posted 2013-07-23 1:14 PM (#387222 - in reply to #387148)
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You could put 400 cfm carbs on. That would be a better match. 400 cfm afbs come from 273 commando engines in '65-'67 Barracudas and Darts. Most of the '65 and older small block afbs are also 400cfm or less. There is also the Holley 390 cfm option, but I don't like Holleys. I have found that the motor works best with fixed linkage though - i.e. not progressive. On a 6-pack motor, a progressive linkage works well because the center carb is more evenly distributed to all the cylinders. But on a dual 4bbl, it runs better with fixed linkages.
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ttotired
Posted 2013-07-23 6:24 PM (#387279 - in reply to #288422)
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I wonder about the overfueling as well

1000cfm is a lot of carb, but with the staged throttle linkages, it will mostly run on the rear carb until you get your foot into it (whenever mr plod aint around most likely)

One thing I might do is to taper the intake ports on the manifold to take the ledges out betwen the manifold and the spacers to make sure fuel cant puddle there, but that will happen after it has number plates.

I have a 4 barrel manifold as well if it turns to poo, but it would have to be really bad before I do that

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Posted 2013-07-23 8:53 PM (#387331 - in reply to #288422)
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I had a look at the Edlebroch site for springs, jets and metering rods and noticed the ones supplied with the carbs are a little over mid range, I wonder if I put smaller rods and jets would that lower the cfm.
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ttotired
Posted 2013-08-07 3:34 AM (#390082 - in reply to #288422)
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CFM is the amount the carb can flow in air, so no it wont, all the jets ect do is modify how much fuel will go through it

Done a bit more on mine, dash in and 1 front fender





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Posted 2013-08-07 12:28 PM (#390126 - in reply to #288422)
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thanks for the update, ttotired!

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Posted 2013-08-09 9:38 PM (#390595 - in reply to #288422)
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Just noted another Australianism to the build of my dodge

The sandblasted fender is off an Aussie Dodge, the other one arrived yesterday from John (BigM), note the brazing to hold the headlight buckets into the fender on the blasted one and the spotwelds on the US one, I also noticed that the Aussie ones do not have holes punched in them at the back of where the bulbs would go

Just a little interesting thing again





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Posted 2013-08-10 1:41 PM (#390652 - in reply to #288422)
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The 1960 Dodge front fenders were possibly the worst designed Forward Look fenders for holding mud and salt spray in every nook around the headlight buckets. They should have had a baffle installed behind them to prevent the mud-flinging from the tires from builidng up there.

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ttotired
Posted 2013-09-12 3:49 AM (#397173 - in reply to #288422)
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Hello again all

I am slowly getting all the front back together, but I have run into a snag

I am haveing trouble getting hold of a useable (no dents, no broken bits) grill

I have 4 of them now, but none are any good

Anyone have one or know where one could be bought PLEASE

I will put this in the wanted bit as well

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Posted 2013-09-13 11:42 PM (#397518 - in reply to #397173)
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Mick,

I'm heading down to Melbourne in two weeks time and catching up with a couple of FL fellas while I'm there so I'll ask for you. I'm also going to the Last of the Chrome Bumpers show at Warrigul and there's usually an FL or two there so I'll see how I go.


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ttotired
Posted 2013-09-14 1:24 AM (#397535 - in reply to #288422)
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Cheers Terry

Warrigul is one of my old stomping grounds

Thats where I did the bulk of my apprenticeship

Used to live in a town called Garfield

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Posted 2013-09-22 4:03 AM (#399027 - in reply to #288422)
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A word to the wise

I have been working on the R/R door, all painted ect, went to fit it, ROTTEN THING WONT FIT (change rotten to any word you like that will be sensored).

I have messed about all day trying to get it to fit, scratched the paint all over the place, you name it it happened (except dropping it), anyway, out of frustration, I took it off and went and got the old door to try, it wont fit either.

The orriginal doors still had its hinges on, so the adjustment wasnt messed up when I took it off and I cant even get the bottom hinge all the way into the hole in the B pillar, the bottom of the door is hitting the sill panel.

That would be the %$@#EN NEW SILL PANEL.........

When I have done other cars in the past, I have always fitted everything then painted, this time I thought I would paint then fit so everything was fully painted and never rust.

I am now going to have to try to evenly press the sill panel step for the door down (at least on the right side) to make the door
opening big enough to fit a %$@#EN door.

Haveing a scotch now to calm down

I would happilly have advised anyone to fit the panel first then paint

NOT HAPPY

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Posted 2013-09-22 8:51 AM (#399038 - in reply to #399027)
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ttotired - 2013-09-22 4:03 AM

A word to the wise

I have been working on the R/R door, all painted ect, went to fit...


Did the frame twist at some point? Jack up the opposite rear, or maybe same rear to untwist?
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ttotired
Posted 2013-09-22 11:28 AM (#399063 - in reply to #288422)
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No, unfortunatly the replacement sill panels were a slightly different shape, I thought it wouldnt make to much difference, but it did

I hace punched the RR down a bit and its almost right, but I am goint to fit the front door now to see if I should
slice/section the sill panel to bring the whole leanth down

The sill will need to be re painted now, so what happens happens

Chalk it up to the measure twice, cut once principle

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Posted 2013-09-23 4:59 AM (#399175 - in reply to #288422)
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The front door fitted fine and a little more "adjustment" and the rear one fits now

I hope the otherside is ok, but I have some repair/painting work to do on the right side now anyway, so alls a bit better with the world

Yesterday was just one of those bad days, back fence blew down as well

Silver lining

I get a new back fence and the garden will be less afew weeds

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Posted 2013-10-12 8:30 PM (#403180 - in reply to #288422)
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I still have to get the L/h doors done, but they fit, so should be no problems

What I have been doing is the wiring

The car (at some time in its life) had tried to burn itself down by melting the main power feed to the headlight and ignition switch from the starter relay right through to the genny (all the heavy wiring basically)

The engine (genny) wiring had been replaced, but they left all the main wiring alone (risky, but they got away with it)

If you look closely at the first pic, you will see the bits of red sticking out, thats the burnt wire, the second pic is the wire removed.

I have done a few mods to the wiring while its out, I have put 4 extra wires in from behing the gauges to outside the firewall for future upgrades (these are 2 colour wires), I have also done a mod that most of you will not want (or need) to do, that is, as this is an Aussie built car, thay made the reverse lights into reverse and indicator lights, so they flash instead of the brake light, I prefer the brake lights to flash (as the US cars do)

Because this car will have to go through licencing, I think they would reject the car if I made the brake lights flash, so what I have done is to put a plugable cross over wiring system in, basically, I can swap 2 plugs over to convert to one way or the other (white plugs in the harness)

The other mod I have done is something everyone should/Should have done, thats fit fuseable links into the main power wire, there are 2, 1 for the power and 1 for the genny (although I will be fitting an alternator, same wire)





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Posted 2013-10-12 11:32 PM (#403199 - in reply to #288422)
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Main harness taped up

The loose ends will be plugged up once its fitted





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Posted 2013-10-13 6:27 PM (#403346 - in reply to #288422)
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Its alive !!!!!!

Starts off its own key now and has some lights

Been nearly 2 years since it was able to do that

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Posted 2013-10-14 7:43 AM (#403466 - in reply to #288422)
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Crafty system for the indicator/brake and reverse lights youve done.. Luckily in the UK the cut off date is 1965 so I didn't need to do that although someone did do half the job before I got my car so I needed to change it back. Love the picture if it all laying wired up in the floor. Great progress Mick!
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Posted 2013-10-14 12:18 PM (#403499 - in reply to #288422)
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Looks good, Mick.

That electrical work is right up your alley!

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Posted 2013-10-18 10:51 PM (#404636 - in reply to #288422)
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Did the Alternator conversion (mounting) this morning

Wasnt as hard as I thought it would be, only took 1.5 hours, including waiting for paint to dry

The mounting bracket was made from the original genny mount, no modification to the adjusting bracket at all, even uses the same belt





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ttotired
Posted 2013-10-18 11:02 PM (#404637 - in reply to #288422)
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Just looked at the pics better then

The engine was idling when I took them, fast shutter on the camera

You can also see how good (note the sarcasm) the VHT exhaust paint is, wasted my time doing that

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Posted 2013-10-19 7:00 PM (#404782 - in reply to #288422)
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I cleaned, primed, and used the special disc brake paint on my Firebird calipers and the paint was coming off before I finished getting the car all back together. Also found the same on "high temp" paint, their idea of high temp and my manifolds idea of high temp don't seem to agree.
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Posted 2013-10-20 4:50 AM (#404879 - in reply to #288422)
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I hate buying rubbish

Anyway, engine is all wired up and the Alternator and warning lights work fine

Still not happy with the R/H back door, so I am "adjusting" the sill some more to get the door a little further down.

Its about right now (just a little more) then time to fix the paint



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Posted 2013-12-07 11:56 PM (#415050 - in reply to #288422)
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I havnt updated for a little while

I have the L/H doors on and fitting now

I have started messing with the grill and so forth, but its all sort of just sitting there at the moment

I have been trying to get something going with the interior, but I have had quotes in the $10000.00 range to do it all and thats just not going to happen.

I am looking at buying a sewing machine to have a go myself.

I have read Wizards excellent thread on how he did his interior and have taken a lot of inspiration from that (Thanks Wiz), not sure I will look like I am about to go out on the town when I'm doing it though, more like deshreveled and frustrated

The walking foot sewing macine is proving to be a bear to find (one thats under $2000 anyway)

I am going to a haberdashery (I think thats what you call it) this afternoon to talk sewing machines, apparently, you can get a walking foot attatcment for machines now?

Anyway, a few pics of it today





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Posted 2013-12-28 2:28 AM (#418838 - in reply to #415050)
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Don't know why but I've missed these recent months updates pics/info on your rebuild Mick ?? .... until now anyway that is.....

Really like your recent build pics they give me inspiration for mine

The color and the period style wheels ( Cragar SS's ??? ) really do it for me .

That alt conversion to me is a good idea, looks like one of them chinese Holden/Ford Bosch copies, any feedback on them Mick ???, guess you've probably used them in some customer cars as well ???

I'm gonna be looking for a foot walkin' sewing machine for ya Mick, you and me are gonna learn how to sew by correspondence if we have to !!! .

There's gotta be some budget friendly WF machines over there on your side of the paddock .................

Meantime, I'm already talkin' with all the old granny's I know 'bout sewing stuff.

I think I know how to thread a needle now!!!

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Posted 2013-12-28 8:39 AM (#418857 - in reply to #288422)
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Threading a needle is a fantastic start

I have heard its really hard to get things happening in the sewing scene if you dont do that, I could be wrong though (its happened before)

They are cragars, 14" fronts and 15" rears

I have just started (yesterday) on the L/R door, bit more work than I thought it was going to be (as just about everthing has been), found a couple of rust holes under the door rubbers, so I spent the bulk of yesterday making little patches and welding them in, done now just trying to get a few small dents out of the scin that were just filled before (didnt know they were there untill I got all the paint off)

I hope to have that door painted and back on by next w/e

Still not sure about the sewing stuff, went to buy a machine last week and it was to small (and wasnt a walking foot one), so I asked about another machine he had and it would have been perfect

It was a monster singer, looked a bit rough cosmetically, but otherwise really good, then he hit me with the price $3000 and wasnt willing to bend (as far as I wanted anyway, like 1/3 the price, I tried), so anyway, I rang another bloke and his machine wont do it either, but he is an upholterer and he said he will come and have a look before newyears, so I might dodge the sewing bullet yet, otherwise, Ill keep looking

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Posted 2013-12-28 9:40 AM (#418872 - in reply to #288422)
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Looking GOOD, ttotired!


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Posted 2013-12-28 11:17 AM (#418883 - in reply to #288422)
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Ttotired - years ago I did some sewing of leather and was able to rent a machine. So instead of buying one perhaps you can find one to rent, or maybe the guy you talked to about the $3000 one would be willing to rent it to you for a couple months.
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Posted 2013-12-28 1:28 PM (#418906 - in reply to #288422)
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Just read through your thread Mick - you put in a lot of effort and the result will be a very nice car. If you should need any advises for the eventual upholstery project, just ask and I'll try to guide you through it.
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Posted 2013-12-28 2:21 PM (#418921 - in reply to #387146)
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EricDownunder - 2013-07-23 4:44 AM

Thanks for that , I have been quite concerned the 500cfm carbs would over fuel the small block 318 but yours sounds great. I should put up some picks of mine and you would see we are doing a similar thing. looking forward to seeing your build progress.
Regards, Eric
A carb expert on another Forum recently posted that in reality you don't just add the 2 carbs CFM together. He said that in reality inefficientcy of the linkage, tuning of each carb, getting the 2 synced to prevent bogging, and a bunch of other factors results in 2 500s only able to flow in the 700-800 CFM range, and that with all in. Still more than a 318 needs, but will probably only hurt you in the milage area. Like the Cragars also!

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Posted 2013-12-28 5:26 PM (#418964 - in reply to #288422)
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Thanks for the coments

Wiz, it was your upholstory thread that taught me of the importance of the "walking foot" machine, I would have otherwise gone head first and bought some clapped out domestic crappy machine

I didnt ask about renting the 3 grand machine (didnt think to actually), but as he is selling it for his father (in a nursing home with dementure), I dont think he would, just in case I broke it

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Posted 2013-12-29 12:32 AM (#419008 - in reply to #288422)
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Had a little oops just before

I backed the dodge 1/4 of the way out of the garage to move some stuf from in front of it

About 5 minuits later (for no apparant reason) a big steel pipe that I had resting against the wall for months decided to no longer be happy where it was and fell onto the fin denting the fin trim and squashing the fin down a bit.

Of coase there were some choice words spoken to the pipe (it didnt seem to care that much)

Anyway, as I am/was about to prime the door, I stopped on the door, beat the dent back out of the fin and have just finished priming both the door and the l/r 1/4 panel.

This car is really fighting me every step of the way (makes me more determined to get the darn thing on the road just to spite it)

Glad I am getting good at this panel beating stuff

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Posted 2013-12-29 5:30 AM (#419030 - in reply to #419008)
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Two days ago one of the hydraulic rams dropped out of my 2 post hoist ( must have a sloooow leak back ) and dented the roof stainless on my FB Holden parked underneath it.


I'm sure I used the same swear words you used Mick !!!


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Posted 2013-12-29 10:01 AM (#419051 - in reply to #288422)
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Sorry to hear about the items falling from the sky and denting your cars, guys! Poop!

You have fought tenaciously, ttotired to overcome all obstacles...it will all be sooooo worth it!



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Posted 2013-12-29 2:38 PM (#419101 - in reply to #419030)
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VAN HELSING - 2013-12-29 4:30 AM
Two days ago one of the hydraulic rams dropped out of my 2 post hoist ( must have a sloooow leak back ) and dented the roof stainless on my FB Holden parked underneath it.
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Hate to hear of damage, but @ least it was a Holden instead of a Mopar or Falcon....
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Posted 2013-12-29 7:10 PM (#419157 - in reply to #419101)
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Mopar1 - 2013-12-30 6:38 AM

VAN HELSING - 2013-12-29 4:30 AM
Two days ago one of the hydraulic rams dropped out of my 2 post hoist ( must have a sloooow leak back ) and dented the roof stainless on my FB Holden parked underneath it.
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Hate to hear of damage, but @ least it was a Holden instead of a Mopar or Falcon....



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Yeah, I'm hearing ya !!

I have 19 Holdens here as drivers/rebuilders/parts cars so plenty of parts here, if not it's just a quick phone call and either new or used parts are here in days.

Ive got only one MOPAR and a US model at that. Parts are much more expensive ( double/tripple'/quadruple priced ) , exchange rate lowering , shipping expensive , lots of US sellers don't ship international etc etc etc...........

So yep, I AM happy it hit my Holden and not my MOPAR !!!

Back to Mick's rebuild................

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ttotired
Posted 2014-01-21 5:59 PM (#423266 - in reply to #288422)
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This is where its at as of today

I need to finish painting the bonnet and fit it back on and if you look closely, you will see a few paint chips here and there.

After the bonnets on, I am going to decide wether I paint it again or not (still got plenty of paint and its not to far together that it cant come apart a bit yet)

Not sure yet, one day yes the next no





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Posted 2014-01-21 6:12 PM (#423269 - in reply to #288422)
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HAPPY NEW YEAR MICK SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT THE CHICKEN LIKEN EFFECT BUT I'M SURE YOU WILL HAVE IT RIGHTED IN NO TIME. AT LEAST IT DIDNT GET SCORCHED IN THE FIRES OVER YOUR WAY. BY THE LOOKS OF THE PIX IT IS REALLY STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE. HOPE TO SEE IT IN THE FLESH LATER THIS YEAR
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bigears
Posted 2014-02-14 7:10 PM (#427382 - in reply to #288422)
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Wonderful wonderful stuff just read the thread from the start,   ............ 

Interesting thread for me as I need to do my 60 Dart pleased I dont have any roof issues although I have

many of the other areas that rust to sort mainly salt damage ex Ohio car.

The plodge thing is interesting over here NZ all the 60 Darts were Pioneers yet yours were all Phoenix's

both with the Plymouth dash and in NZ the Plymouth steering wheel not the Dodge as the Aussie Phoenix had ..............

Cheers bigears

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Posted 2014-02-14 10:41 PM (#427405 - in reply to #288422)
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Interesting about the phoenix/pioneer thing, you would have thought there wouldnt be a difference between the 2 countries

This car has been (and still is) a hell of a lot more work than I was anticipating, it really was going to just be a 6 month makeover and used as a reference for my plymouth, but I am one of those people that if you see something thats not so good, I have to fix it, or the whole thing is a waste of time.

In saying that though, a few dents showed up when the colour went on that I have left (didnt pick them earlier) and they will probably be there once its on the road.

This car will be a general run around car for me once its going (I use my work car for that at the moment), so its likely to get little knocks here and there.

The interior is my biggest stress at the moment, the prices I have been quoted to do it are stupid money (in my opinion) and it may end up going together without it being as I want and will get done later.

I have found some mylar that I think will do the trick on the door panels.

I have been looking at how they (the door panels) were constructed and they seem to be plastic welded and not stitched at all, I am thinking of getting a cheap iron and welding a 1/4" peice of steel to it to iron on (plastic weld) the mylar and vinyl pieces together like orriginal, we will see how that goes.

Thanks for the comments

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Posted 2014-02-14 11:44 PM (#427414 - in reply to #288422)
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Wow!! Lookin good!!

Too bad you're not over here...my friend does upholstery. In trade, all you have to do is work on his house...
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Posted 2014-02-15 8:05 PM (#427487 - in reply to #288422)
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I am painting the top side of the bonnet this morning for a second time.

When I fitted it, the r/h/side stuck up above the endge of the gaurd by about 1".

It had me puzzled for a bit, but it turns out that it had at some stage had a stuck r/h hinge and had been forced closed, of coarse, bending it just in front of the hinge bolts.

Even with a top coat of paint, it was very hard to tell, what gave it away (apart from it not sitting down) was the edge of it was more curved than the l/h/side.

To fix it, I had to cut the webbing under the skin and push the corner up hard and weld the (now opened up) gaps in the webbing and re check it.

I was going to use another bonnet (I have 3 more to choose from), but they all have varying damage and it would have been just as much a pain in the butt to fix any of them, so I stuck with it.

I havnt re fitted it again after it was ok before, so I hope it will still be ok

Watch this space for all the astrixes if it went off again after finish welding the tacs that were holdind it right before

God I hope the plymouth doesnt give me as much of a hard time as this thing has

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Posted 2014-02-16 4:57 AM (#427539 - in reply to #427487)
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Posted 2014-03-22 6:11 PM (#432503 - in reply to #288422)
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Excellent job. Enjoyed reading and seeing the great photos.
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Posted 2014-03-22 7:18 PM (#432509 - in reply to #288422)
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Cheers Bill

I havnt had a chance really to do much on it the last few weeks, so thats still pretty much where its at

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Posted 2014-03-26 11:45 AM (#433156 - in reply to #288422)
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G'Day Mick thought you and everyone else on here might like this page www.facebook.com/MirrorChristine is a page detailing the build of a US-spec RHD clone of the movie car Christine starting with a genuine red 2 door hardtop USA ... Cheers Andrew

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Posted 2014-03-26 6:47 PM (#433213 - in reply to #288422)
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Welcome to the Mix Andrew

Meet one of my brothers everyone

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