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Posted 2021-06-14 2:08 PM (#612762 - in reply to #592117)
Subject: Re: 1960 Plymouth 9 passenger wagon



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Very smart on a wagon. There is so much weight back there that you need much more brake than most other cars. Even more if you are towing.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-06-14 4:26 PM (#612766 - in reply to #612762)
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No more brake adjustments, no more random lock-ups either. Had this same setup on my 1960 sedan and it worked beautifully.

Also in those pictures you can see my differential mounted parking disc brake. I sill need to mount the caliper mechanism and connect the cable to the original park brake pedal. On the long list of needs yet to take care of, but will be done after the car is on the road.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-06-17 12:22 AM (#612858 - in reply to #612766)
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Disc brakes are done, system is bled and the car is mobile once again.

Then I moved on to roof trim. Since I was missing roof trim on the passenger side, I finally installed my grab handle and NOS roof trim on that side of the car. I had 3 missing clips on the roof, but I was able to re-use the three where the studs for the grab handle went through the body. Cleaned and sealed each hole and clip body putty. This was mostly about sealing up the roof, I have an appointment to have the exhaust done on July 9th and I'm going rain or shine.

I don't have the correct roof trim for the driver side, but I think I'll just cut down the full length piece that's on there now after I get the driver side grab handle on.



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NicksGarage
Posted 2021-06-17 12:37 PM (#612872 - in reply to #612858)
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jboymechanic - 2021-06-16 9:22 PM

Disc brakes are done, system is bled and the car is mobile once again.

Then I moved on to roof trim. Since I was missing roof trim on the passenger side, I finally installed my grab handle and NOS roof trim on that side of the car. I had 3 missing clips on the roof, but I was able to re-use the three where the studs for the grab handle went through the body. Cleaned and sealed each hole and clip body putty. This was mostly about sealing up the roof, I have an appointment to have the exhaust done on July 9th and I'm going rain or shine.

I don't have the correct roof trim for the driver side, but I think I'll just cut down the full length piece that's on there now after I get the driver side grab handle on.


I'm going to send you a message about your roof trim.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-06-22 12:06 AM (#612972 - in reply to #612872)
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A special thank you to Nick Taylor (NicksGarage) for hooking me up with a guy 5 minutes from work that had the original roof trim I needed to go along with my grab handles. On to the next item on the list.



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NicksGarage
Posted 2021-06-22 12:33 PM (#612983 - in reply to #612972)
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jboymechanic - 2021-06-21 9:06 PM

A special thank you to Nick Taylor (NicksGarage) for hooking me up with a guy 5 minutes from work that had the original roof trim I needed to go along with my grab handles. On to the next item on the list.


Glad it worked out! Now get that exhaust installed so you can drive that wagon.
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AceS
Posted 2021-06-24 12:37 AM (#613040 - in reply to #612983)
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Love those grab handles!

Will your girlfriend be doing some tailgate stunt poses as you cruise down the road? Sadly, my 60 has none so no stunts outta my gal
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-07-13 12:08 AM (#613459 - in reply to #592117)
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I don't think my wife will be hanging out of the back any time soon. However, the exhaust is in and hope to go for my first real drive tomorrow.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-07-13 5:18 PM (#613479 - in reply to #592117)
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Going to call this one another success. Took it out for a 15 mile drive, everything seems ok. Steering is aligned pretty well, rides very nice, exhaust is great, trans shifts well, brakes are good, it just cruises great over all. Very happy to have another one back on the road.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2021-07-15 10:51 AM (#613527 - in reply to #592117)
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Two first drives in one week!
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-07-15 12:02 PM (#613532 - in reply to #613527)
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Yes sir! What an awesome week it was. I drove the wagon to work yesterday, just over a 50 mile round trip. It was reliable, but I don't have any power when I mash the pedal to the floor. Or even in part throttle. First thing I'm going to do is install a fuel pressure regulator and gauge so make sure my fuel supply is steady. Then, if the fuel supply is good and the problem persists I'll see if I can narrow down the issue. Might install a A/F ratio meter so I can better tune.
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NicksGarage
Posted 2021-07-15 2:41 PM (#613541 - in reply to #592117)
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What carb are you running? Is your vacuum advance working on the distributor?
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58coupe
Posted 2021-07-15 7:10 PM (#613543 - in reply to #592117)
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If the timing is too retarded it won't have much power above idle.
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jboymechanic
Posted 2021-07-18 4:47 PM (#613585 - in reply to #592117)
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Ok, I now have a fuel pressure regulator and gauge, I’m set at 5 psi and it holds steady. I’m running an Edelbrock Performer 500 CFM on a factory 4 barrel intake with a half inch aluminum spacer. The car actually has some power now and I can actually hear the carb howl at WOT. I’m still not 100% dialed in, but it’s significantly better. I need to get my timing light back from my dad. Neither of us remember what the base timing is, but it hasn’t been adjusted since the motor went into the car. We did confirm the vacuum advance works when running on the test stand.
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oldwood
Posted 2021-07-23 9:39 AM (#613715 - in reply to #592117)
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You better stick to Grabbing the handle. We know your not one of those that grabs the ...... That sure is a nice '61 Windshield. lol
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