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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-08 11:42 PM (#568104)
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Hey fellow Aussies
Just joined up today and looks like lots of good info and help here.
This is my recently acquired 60 New Yorker

Shes a sweatheart, just did 1000 mile road trip but now she needs a little work and Im looking for some parts.

 

 

 

 

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matte
Posted 2018-08-09 12:54 AM (#568108 - in reply to #568104)
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That's beautiful mate.

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 10:54 PM (#568165 - in reply to #568104)
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Thanks mate. :-)
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 10:59 PM (#568167 - in reply to #568104)
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Sourcing parts is proving to be a bit tricky!
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matte
Posted 2018-08-09 11:20 PM (#568168 - in reply to #568167)
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1coolbanana - 2018-08-09 10:59 PM

Sourcing parts is proving to be a bit tricky!


Any particular parts you're after or mean just in general??

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 11:22 PM (#568169 - in reply to #568104)
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General service parts, dizzy caps, rotor, points etc.

Waiting on some steering parts from the US at the moment and looking for a voltage regulator or something compatible.
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matte
Posted 2018-08-09 11:27 PM (#568170 - in reply to #568169)
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1coolbanana - 2018-08-09 11:22 PM

General service parts, dizzy caps, rotor, points etc.

Waiting on some steering parts from the US at the moment and looking for a voltage regulator or something compatible.


Mate, what State are you in and don't say broke :-)
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 11:28 PM (#568171 - in reply to #568104)
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Im in Sydney, just updated my profile :-)

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matte
Posted 2018-08-09 11:32 PM (#568172 - in reply to #568171)
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1coolbanana - 2018-08-09 11:28 PM

Im in Sydney, just updated my profile :-)


So am I mate. Most of the FL'ers are down south or Perth! I'm in Epping area.. Going to do the All Chrysler run to Wisemans Ferry on the 19th. Should come along.

Sent you a PM..

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-10 2:52 AM (#568175 - in reply to #568104)
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Im hoping to make it on the day if I get it running right this weekend, sort the brakes and tranny.
Looking good at the moment!
Hopefully might even get to the Shannons day at Eastern Creek Sunday with some luck.

Im in Kenthurst so not far from Epping :-)
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ttotired
Posted 2018-08-10 6:09 PM (#568211 - in reply to #568104)
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I think I need the buick, just sold my 58

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60 Imp
Posted 2018-08-11 8:45 AM (#568233 - in reply to #568104)
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Nice looking car Marc. Steve.
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ttotired
Posted 2018-08-11 6:47 PM (#568258 - in reply to #568104)
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You will find points and condenser ect, but likely left over stock

For the ignition stuff, better off just going electronic. I have had success with the china crap distributors, but I also carried the old points one as a spare (that I never needed)

Otherwise BB mopar theres not going to be much around except maybe speed shops, otherwise the US suppliers that will still sell to Australia

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desotogeorge
Posted 2018-08-15 6:08 AM (#568464 - in reply to #568104)
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Mark, I probably have points, Caps etc here, fuel pumps, Carb kits, some front end parts and of course I make all the Lenses etc for the 60.
I love the colour! I have had a few 60 Chryslers over the years myself, even drag raced a 60 NewYorker and 60 300F so I know them well.
Drop me a line georgelaurie@bigpond.com
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sonnysgarage
Posted 2018-08-21 5:25 AM (#568744 - in reply to #568104)
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I seen it at the Shannobns day, real nice car.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-03 4:38 AM (#569498 - in reply to #568104)
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Tranny and gear selection finally sorted, all adjustment based.
Engine sorted is running sweet.

Front end completely rebuilt.
Brakes are as good as they are going to get.
Engine bay and wiring tidied up and renewed....

Lowered a couple inches etc etc....

Ready to just enjoy for a while now before next stage and more money!

 

 



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60 Imp
Posted 2018-09-04 8:55 AM (#569560 - in reply to #568104)
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Slick Automobile Marc. Good to read you are getting it sorted. Maybe you need to have another look at the brakes? They should work good. They are tricky to set up, it took me a while to sort my car's out, but they do work fine now. Steve.

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Mopar1
Posted 2018-09-04 2:14 PM (#569583 - in reply to #569560)
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you can get disc spindles...
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-04 5:06 PM (#569598 - in reply to #568104)
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The brakes are "OK" but theres way too much pedal.
Even the slightest adjustment to the master cylinder pushrod gets the brakes starting to jam up, and less than half a turn out gets the pedal nearly to the floor.
Bled and adjusted everything and it pulls up ok and straight but theres way too much pedal travel.

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

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Mopar1
Posted 2018-09-05 11:42 AM (#569638 - in reply to #569598)
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1coolbanana - 2018-09-04 4:06 PM

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

:dollar:
Stopping would seem to be a higher priority than upholstery....
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-05 4:55 PM (#569651 - in reply to #569638)
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Mopar1 - 2018-09-06 2:42 AM

1coolbanana - 2018-09-04 4:06 PM

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

:dollar:
Stopping would seem to be a higher priority than upholstery....


True, it is, but the rest I can do mostly myself for low cost.

Disc front end is a huge cost, or at least it is here. Probably a 4 k investment.
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Mopar1
Posted 2018-09-06 10:37 AM (#569687 - in reply to #569651)
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1coolbanana - 2018-09-05 3:55 PM

Mopar1 - 2018-09-06 2:42 AM

1coolbanana - 2018-09-04 4:06 PM

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

:dollar:
Stopping would seem to be a higher priority than upholstery....


True, it is, but the rest I can do mostly myself for low cost.

Disc front end is a huge cost, or at least it is here. Probably a 4 k investment.
get the disc spindles from a junkyard here in the States Then order the rotors, bearings, calipers, ect from Rock Auto. shouldn't be anything near that much. I used '77 NYer on my '60 Plym.
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Mopar1
Posted 2018-09-06 10:49 AM (#569689 - in reply to #568104)
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I suppose there's no Valiants or Chargers in your junkyards. I'm converting my XB Falcon to US disc brakes at the moment.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-06 5:09 PM (#569712 - in reply to #569689)
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Mopar1 - 2018-09-07 1:49 AM

I suppose there's no Valiants or Chargers in your junkyards. I'm converting my XB Falcon to US disc brakes at the moment.


Not that Ive found, they are all worth more than mine these days!

Im looking at a bolt on kit, something like this when the time comes but not sure of all the option at the moment.
This was just the first thing that came up in searches

http://www.magnumforce.com/magnumstore/shop/item.aspx?itemid=166





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Edited by 1coolbanana 2018-09-06 5:10 PM
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lozrox58
Posted 2018-09-06 11:36 PM (#569733 - in reply to #568104)
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You will find that the HQ to Z front spindles may be very similar to your Chrysler and well worth checking out. The only dilemma is changing the stud pattern.
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