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Offline ladman

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #675 on: March 05, 2009 - 10:19:40 am »
Supposed to be mid 70's here in Charlotte on Saturday.  Rotate the rear tires and start the "spring cleaning".
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #676 on: March 05, 2009 - 10:39:37 am »
I should have all parts needed to start putting the Beast Hemi back together this weekend. I hope to have the bottom end finished up this weekend.....     :jumping:      :cheers:   
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #677 on: March 05, 2009 - 11:29:33 am »
Just installed the dash in the 'cuda. That I have restored this winter

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #678 on: March 08, 2009 - 12:08:12 pm »
Finally got to drive the Challenger a bit.  Moved it out of storage Friday and admired it all day saturday.  Then I took it for a spin in the evening...Winter Sucked!

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #679 on: March 08, 2009 - 12:25:26 pm »
Pulling off my front sway bar to replace brackets and clean it up.  Of course one of the end links snapped so I also got to take it for a drive to O'Reillys for new links and bushings.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #680 on: March 08, 2009 - 01:46:31 pm »
Hopefully, if all goes as planed, I will be doing a compression test on my 318. It hasn't been turned over in six years, so first I have to make sure it's not frozen up. I have already pulled the spark plugs and poured some Marvel Mystery Oil (about one once each) into each cylinder.  And Friday I will turn it over by hand, to make sure it will turn over, and then change the oil, oil filter, charge the battery and prime the oil pump.  Then Saturday comes the true test……will she start.  Keep your fingers crossed, I know mine will be.

Well, it took a little longer than expected, and I had to wait for my daughter to be there whe I tried, BUT SHE STARTED AND RAN FINE! :bananasmi  :woo:  :bananasmi  :woo:

She smoked for a while and she backfires a little but her heart is beating.

I am SOOOOOOO stoked.  :droolingbounce:



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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #681 on: March 08, 2009 - 03:08:09 pm »
A few things today

Washed the car
put on some drip rail chrome
Putting on a bb tq equalizer shaft
moving speedo cable to correct location

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #682 on: March 08, 2009 - 04:51:20 pm »
Sweet blue dash!

I worked on some rust on the top sides of the doors. Sanded, anti-rust prepped, primed. Took out the seats, vacuumed rear carpet, took front carpet out and gave it a thorough rinsing to get all the anti-freeze out. Leaky heater core made it a soggy mess. Was quite pleased to find rust-FREE floors!

Hopefully, Grancoupe will come next weekend to weld some inner fender patches (hood hinge area).

It helps when it's 84 degrees outside!   :woo:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #683 on: March 08, 2009 - 06:37:14 pm »
This weekends accomplishments:

Got the pistons back from the machinist -- (balancing job)
Got the ring end gaps set and rings on pistons.
Got # 6 installed and torqued to crankshaft.
Not happy with #8 rod bearing, so a new one is on the way.
Installed passenge side head, complete -- all torqued down.
Also ordered a set of spark plug tube "O" rings.


Next weekends agenda:


Install # 8 to crank and button up bottom end.  -- (oil pan, windage tray, drag link and tie rod ends)
Install rocker gear on engine and set valves.
Install intake and carbs.

One more weekend left before the first cruise in.  That is when I will hook up the header and exhaust, add fluids, double check everything and light her off.  Then plenty of clean up before the first show.....     :2thumbs:   
Ken  --  In Georgia

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #684 on: March 08, 2009 - 07:20:23 pm »
I took mine out for the first time in two months. Salty roads be darned.   :eek4:  It's amazing once you get back in your car and get into it, how much you enjoy it all over again. The bonus was getting a couple of thumbs up...I just wish they weren't always from men.   :1zhelp:


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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #685 on: March 08, 2009 - 07:39:24 pm »
Mek, pm me your phone number, I want to ask you something

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #686 on: March 09, 2009 - 09:00:43 pm »
This weekends accomplishments:

Got the pistons back from the machinist -- (balancing job)
Got the ring end gaps set and rings on pistons.
Got # 6 installed and torqued to crankshaft.
Not happy with #8 rod bearing, so a new one is on the way.
Installed passenge side head, complete -- all torqued down.
Also ordered a set of spark plug tube "O" rings.


Next weekends agenda:


Install # 8 to crank and button up bottom end.  -- (oil pan, windage tray, drag link and tie rod ends)
Install rocker gear on engine and set valves.
Install intake and carbs.

One more weekend left before the first cruise in.  That is when I will hook up the header and exhaust, add fluids, double check everything and light her off.  Then plenty of clean up before the first show.....     :2thumbs:
Hey Ken, i noticed you forgot to add to your list of things to do was take :picture: 's buddy :bigsmile: remember me :smilielol: :2thumbs: intake ones please.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #687 on: March 10, 2009 - 02:16:48 am »
i usto ONLY drive my 71 challenger on the weekends since i worked 5 miles away from my house and every 3 days id pump 20 bucks to fill up the gas tank (my gas gauge doesnt work) no i work 2 miles from home and ive been driving my car to and from work everyday for a month and every 3 days i pump 10 bucks .... AWESOME !!
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #688 on: March 10, 2009 - 07:29:24 pm »
Hey Ken, i noticed you forgot to add to your list of things to do was take :picture: 's buddy :bigsmile: remember me :smilielol: :2thumbs: intake ones please.



Patience Ken...   :nono:  It has only been 5 months or so....     :smilielol:    :smilielol:    :roflsmiley:   

I have not forgotten about my pics to you.  It will be done before the intake goes on the engine.....      :cheers:   
Ken  --  In Georgia

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #689 on: March 10, 2009 - 10:20:02 pm »


Patience Ken...   :nono:  It has only been 5 months or so....     :smilielol:    :smilielol:    :roflsmiley:   

I have not forgotten about my pics to you.  It will be done before the intake goes on the engine.....      :cheers:   
I understand Ken........ ::) :lol2: i should have waited a little longer , i see that now :rofl: :dogpile:

When you get the chance old mate :2thumbs:
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