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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2016-12-12 3:13 PM (#528502 - in reply to #469368)
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These are both windshield wiper pivots. I arranged it like it were mounted on the firewall of my Letter. The RH pivot has the parts number, but the LH one looks really peculiar. Anybody knows where it's from? The length of the crank is (almost) identical as the mounting flange is from the length and width of the mounting plate.

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2016-12-18 2:40 AM (#529017 - in reply to #469368)
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To let the engine (413 HP?)  restore at a professional restorer's (next year) I plan to purchase a low rise dual plane intake manifold plus a 600 to 750 cfm carb on it. It's because I would like to get a broken in engine (my wish). What do you think I could expect at the dyno /w the 300F camshaft and eventually matched intake and exhaust runners at the cylinder heads and eventually a stock 440 distributor?

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: with this procedure I assume it's guaranteed that the engine would run /w the cross ram and the stock 2903s carbs mounted. Even though I have to retard the camshaft if not mounted like it was prior to the restoration.



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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2016-12-21 11:24 AM (#529414 - in reply to #469368)
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Today I removed the center link - not complete, but enough to move it away. Then I removed the oil pan. I'm sorry for the bad quality of the pictures. It was cold.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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Posted 2016-12-21 1:58 PM (#529429 - in reply to #469368)
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This is what my '50 Buick oil pan looked like when I removed it. People don't realize what oil does after sitting for 30 years.



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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-03 10:58 AM (#530293 - in reply to #469368)
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Happy New Year to all my friends

First work in this year was to remove the #2 main cap at the engine. It was not looking promising. Then, after cleaning it, I mounted it again, but not with full torque at the bolts. Because of what I saw I decided to remove the cap # as well. The result in the babbit bearing cap was even worse. The broken out chips were stored at about 60 degree CW. I cleaned the parts and mounted that cap too.

Time to remove the engine now. From what I saw, the hex nuts of the cap #5 are not accessible with a hex socket...

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: I just noticed for the cap #5 that first I have to remove the holder of the rear crankshaft seal...



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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-04 8:06 AM (#530367 - in reply to #469368)
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It could be that the bearings at the crankshaft were overheated most probabely due to the lack of lubrification. But now the engine is almost ready to remove. I'm organising two assistant people locally to remove the hood first.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-06 6:12 AM (#530588 - in reply to #469368)
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Today I removed the hood and finally the engine. The removal of the hood was not state of the art (truck driver should know what's wrong), but I was all alone.

All bolts of the torque converter housing are removed, but the housing sticks.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-18 3:18 PM (#531679 - in reply to #469368)
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A little bit work over the last few days....
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Posted 2017-01-18 7:28 PM (#531703 - in reply to #469368)
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It is amazing how much better the detergents are in the newer oils, ( I assume). I have pulled newer engines apart with over 200,000 miles on them and they are so much cleaner.
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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-19 12:14 PM (#531777 - in reply to #469368)
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Rolland you're right, but for modern oils a flat bottom tappet engine needs ZDDP additive for sure.

Today again I did a little bit of work. My project is moving slow, but steay like a slug

 

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-22 9:23 AM (#532000 - in reply to #469368)
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The crankshaft out of the engine of my Letter

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-23 4:46 AM (#532092 - in reply to #469368)
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This afternoon two employees of an engine restoration company are coming to pick up my engine to restore. I'm happy!

Happy Restoring 

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-27 7:42 AM (#532447 - in reply to #469368)
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Since late afternoon 01/22/2017 the engine of my Letter is at the engine restorer's. On 01/25/2017 I visited the company and had a sight of a very good company. My engine is again in a mounting stand and the drivers side cylinder bank is upright. There is special fluid on top of the piston #1. I told the boss that when the piston is out, I'll visit them again.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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Posted 2017-01-27 10:22 AM (#532456 - in reply to #469368)
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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-27 10:53 AM (#532461 - in reply to #469368)
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This afternoon I wanted to buy a spray can of Cummins Apex red to paint the cross rams. But I got a notification that the company cannot ship the can overseas. So I have to chase for another solution. Is there a color close to Cummens Apex red in the RAL chart?

Happy Restoring

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-01-27 12:30 PM (#532473 - in reply to #532456)
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mikes2nd - 2017-01-26 4:22 PM that was quick!

Thanks

Because this company is very good in modifying and calibrating engines I do not get angry when my engine comes back with more torque and horse power than addressed by the technical sheet of Chrysler.

The boss showed and told me about Aston Martin engines, stroked and bored (4.3 to 5.0, and the old Aston Martin, 5.3 V8 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Martin_V8) with a block at least as big as the RB engine), a modified V12 Aston Martin engine (all aluminum with surface in the cylinder bores of Sulzer Metco), a 361 under restoration (pistons and camshaft already installed) and a finished 340 LA engine where they could organize a new 340 block (very rare block he said).

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: the boss told me that the contemporary fuel has a faster burning velocity than the old leaded gas. So the engines need a modified ignition calibration. He recommended Swiss 98 Octane for my Beast as well.

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-02-02 10:23 AM (#532968 - in reply to #469368)
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Yesterday afternoon, evening and this morning I was cleaning the complete throttle linkage from the throttle pedal to the carburetors.  Now all screws and hex nuts are moving free like new ??.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-02-03 4:49 PM (#533116 - in reply to #469368)
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I just wonder... I want to remove the fresh air cut off plate of the allweather heater system in my Letter. Of course I do not want to destroy the plate. Anybody an idea how to remove it without destroying either the rubber (still in good, soft condition), the shaft or the body.

Any suggestions are welcome. Thank you very much.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-02-04 4:57 PM (#533184 - in reply to #469368)
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I noticed after a further investigation, that the pivot point is not a going through shaft from one holder (welded at the firewall) to the other one. But a pin, about the length of an inch.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-02-28 7:03 AM (#534865 - in reply to #469368)
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Look my friends,

A big stone (rock size) will fall down from my heart when the body is straight and all rust issues have gone. All other subjects are - compared to the body - just peanuts for me.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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Posted 2017-02-28 7:14 AM (#534867 - in reply to #469368)
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If I remember right, he other pin goes in to cut of plate wehwn you bush it. You have to lubricae it first with WD40 or such aerosol oil.
Perhaps you have already noticed it by now
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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-03-01 1:41 PM (#534960 - in reply to #534867)
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Hi Jari

Thanks a lot. The air shut off plate is already out of my Letter. I used a blade screw driver and drove the passenger side pin back. I noticed that on each side there's a felt washer to inhibit noises.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-04-17 3:44 AM (#538225 - in reply to #469368)
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At the moment the brake booster, canister type, is in my barn and I'm working on. I cleaned the canister outside and inside, all the rubber parts between the piston perimeter and the bottom of the canister are good. But after assembling (I didn't separate the piston rod and cover plate) I noticed that there is a slight leakage at the piston rod gasket around the piston rod...

 

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: second trail: when I apply vacuum and the trigger Nylon button is pressed in, the vacuum is steady. At that time when I release the button, the fork moves out quite quick, but not for a long time - it moves back slowly.

I assume this is normal, isn't it? When I apply the Nylon button again when the fork is out (brake assisting mode) the fork moves back quite fast. My careful consideration was, that when I release the brake pedal the Nylon button will be applied again.



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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-05-25 5:19 AM (#540865 - in reply to #469368)
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Yesterday night I performed a really small work. All alone I pressed out the windshield and the rear window. For that I layed with my back on the floor and used my feet to press at the top (alternating left side, right side) until the glass was out of the weatherstrip or the weatherstrip away from the surrounding body lip.

Now resting is about one labor day of work: the fragments of the old exhaust system, the fuel line and the brake lines.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-05-28 9:36 AM (#541037 - in reply to #469368)
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A really big rock will fall down from my heart, when the body is fully restored, painted and ready for the assembling process.

I catched the most important areas (beside the rear wall of the trunk and partially the trunk floor) with pictures to show it to you and eventually getting a quote or an offer where to bring the body to.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: in my eyes it makes ways more sense first to restore the body and following the engine to mount it into the fully restored body at any time.





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Posted 2017-05-28 10:21 AM (#541041 - in reply to #469368)
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Great going Dieter! I don't think that Jan Fridberg reads all posts here on the forum, try to send him a link - now he can see better the state and the worst damages.
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Posted 2017-05-28 11:08 AM (#541042 - in reply to #541041)
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wizard - 2017-05-27 4:21 PM Great going Dieter! I don't think that Jan Fridberg reads all posts here on the forum, try to send him a link - now he can see better the state and the worst damages.

Thanks dear friend, I assume it's sunny clear that I'm not keen to pay hourly wages of almost sFr. 100.- or more like here in the ridiculous expensiv Switzerland.

Take care and Happy Restoring

Dieter

BTW: I'm earnestly thinking about leaving my home country for ever

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-06-05 7:43 AM (#541547 - in reply to #469368)
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Today I removed the brake lines at the front sub frame, the junction block and the brake line to the rear axle.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: resting are

- the brake line on the rear axle

- the fragments of the exhaust system

- the fuel line

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Posted 2017-06-05 10:34 AM (#541554 - in reply to #541547)
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Congratulations Dieter. The rust looks relatively minor. You may want to purchase a mig welder and start practicing so you can fix most of that yourself. It is a great skill to have and doesn't require a lot of effort to become reasonably good at it. The large flat panels are the hardest to prevent from warping, so leave the outer door to a pro. But the small holes on the inner sheet metal are great places to get started on yourself. Unfortunately, California isn't much better than $100/hr. You are lucky to find a place that will work for $70/hr. and the quality isn't a guarantee.
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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-06-12 12:22 AM (#541962 - in reply to #469368)
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Look, I made two promisements to a) my mum not to run into depts because of the project and b) to the landlords to get the place in the barn, not to weld in the barn, mostly made out of wood..

So I have to leave ok for another option for the body.

I beg your pardon.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-06-12 12:29 AM (#541963 - in reply to #469368)
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On Saturday I was able to catch the radio at the local post office. It works perfect with a cristal clear sound in he DAB mode.

Big thank you to Hemidenis for his astonishing effort to bring my radio back to live. I know we both went through a nightmare many times during the long time we worked together. Finally the radio project went very successful. Big thank you again for Hemidenis.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-07-01 8:27 AM (#543292 - in reply to #469368)
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This afternoon I mounted the hood all alone (a very dangerous action all alone ). After mounting I cleaned the perimeter (roof, A pillars and bottom) of the windshield opening. Neither the rear window opening nor the windshield opening (seam to mount the corresponding weatherstrip) are rusty. All around the color is nice at the seam...

So I just need to remove the gas line and the isolation mat inside (passenger compartment) at the firewall.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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Posted 2017-07-01 11:29 AM (#543299 - in reply to #469368)
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You've done a lot now Dieter, soon time for to fix the rust issues. I would suggest a final check-up of all the documentation you've done so that all is ready for the mounting when that time comes.

I always think that I have enough photos and documentation, but then Murphy prooves me wrong
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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-07-09 10:27 AM (#543819 - in reply to #469368)
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Thank you very much Wizard for your encouraging words.

In the mean time (to be precise, today ) I got a new contact at FB from Morgan Johansson, William Svensson living in Malung SWE as well as Jan Fridberg. William restored his 300G and Morgan proposed him to me as a master. So we discussed many things and I provided William some actual pictures. Actually we are discussing the transportation and who'll do the paint job.

Except of the damage of the passenger rear wheel well and the windshield (I have to organise a new windshield myself, tinted (original color) with a smoke band at the top preferred) William got all these pictures plus some older ones as well.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter



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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-07-30 1:54 AM (#545150 - in reply to #469368)
Subject: RE: another 1960 Chrysler appeared



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I got the message from Magnus Stade, that my steering wheel of my Letter is restored.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-08-05 8:24 AM (#545620 - in reply to #469368)
Subject: RE: another 1960 Chrysler appeared



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I got a wonderful message from my friend in Sweden. The steering wheel has arriven. As an evidence I got pictures. Big thank you to Magnus Stade who restored the steering wheel from my Letter. It looks so wonderful and an evidence of a superb craftmanship. I assume when my Letter is ready to do the first test ride, from then on I'll carry a terry towel in the footroom behind the drivers seat to cover the steering wheel and the dash pad (to purchase, on my wish list) when my Letter will be on a car meeting or a parking lot under free sky.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: very slow but steadily progress at my project.





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-08-26 3:22 PM (#547080 - in reply to #469368)
Subject: RE: another 1960 Chrysler appeared



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This afternoon I removed the ornaments of the flite sweep decklid I got from Charlie (but not without a damage cause by a employee of Fedex). I used the vacuum cleaner to remove the baken dust and a thin welding wire (rust free) to free the drain tube. It was very humid between the deck lid recession and the hub cap like ornament. I think this area needs a special treatment of color type to resist the humid.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter





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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-09-17 10:45 AM (#548552 - in reply to #469368)
Subject: RE: another 1960 Chrysler appeared



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The bowl of the ornament has one (!) pin hole. That's not much. I discussed with a well known MoPar guy in Switzerland the restoration of the body of my Letter. We agreed a price (/wo transports, sand blasting, painting). But he knows a good sand blaster and a perfect painter team (two brothers) who treats a customers car like it would be their own.

At the facility there are two cars that have to leave, so I got the prospective that within about one month my Letter will go to the facility of this guy. A big stone is falling down from my heart.

The piston of the first cylinder is still in the block. I payed the first down payment to allow the work of a cylinder grinding shop. We'll see what the result will be.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

BTW: the roof rail weatherstrip I'll need for my 1960 Chrysler Hardtop is either W13 or W15 weatherstrip profile in conjunction of a set of #69 front ends of the Gary Goers catalog, page 38 (document cat10B)?



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di_ch_NY56
Posted 2017-10-14 7:08 AM (#550280 - in reply to #469368)
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back on the wheels again, ready to transport my Letter to a restorer for the body work.

Happy Restoring!

Dieter

 

BTW: the stuff in front of my Letter is from another family. I more than complete house hold...



Edited by di_ch_NY56 2017-10-14 7:10 AM




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mikes2nd
Posted 2017-10-14 8:47 AM (#550282 - in reply to #469368)
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going to be an amazing car when done. honestly it doesn't look that bad.
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wizard
Posted 2017-10-14 4:07 PM (#550296 - in reply to #469368)
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Great going Dieter! I bet you're very pleased that the car is ready for the rust repair works now! Think forward to the next stage of the works when you will start to mount all the Clean and renovated parts and units back in the car.
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