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Offline GoodysGotaCuda

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #495 on: October 17, 2008 - 09:10:07 pm »
+1 on the loctite! (blue)
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #496 on: October 18, 2008 - 01:31:58 am »
Well I got my engine parts in and dropped them off at my machinist's. Engine should go out to get balanced on Monday, and with any luck my shortblock will be ready by the end of the week!  :biggrin:

Now I just have to order my heads and the rest of the goodies to finish out my 4 speed conversion so its all ready for when the new engine goes in. Other than spending money, I hooked up my e-brake finally. I had been missing my intermediate cable and hardware, so I took care of that and it seems to work well so far. I also tested my wiper motor and ordered a new one, seems that was the problem with my wipers. Hopefully I'll get my floorpan soon as well, so I can have windshield wipers and a solid floor before it starts raining.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #497 on: October 18, 2008 - 01:43:39 am »
Heard one of the local Dodge dealerships has 3 Challengers in stock (1 2008 SRT and 2 2009 R/T) so I may take the Challenger down there, and then tomorrow night is the monthly Mopar Alley club meeting so I will be taking the Challenger there. It's elections this month and I have been told that I will be elected the new president of Mopar Alley.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #498 on: October 18, 2008 - 07:20:53 am »
Just got done changing the oil and anti-freeze.....then I washed and waxed her up and she's ready to go to a car show tomorrow!   :woohoo:

Talk about wierd, I was getting a clunking sound when my car was at idol....sounded like someone left a wrench in the bottom half of my motor.  I couldn't figure it out so when I was changing the oil, I decided to check the bolts on that hold the flex plate onto the torque converter and sure enough, they were hand loose, ALL OF THEM!  I tightened those bad-larry's up and no more knocking......talk about a close call....I don't want to know what would have happened if those bolts came all the way out while I was driving it..... :22yikes:

I had the same thing happen on my old `87 Fury cop car after changing out a bad trans-sounded like the main bearings were going on the engine.Turned out the converter bolts had loosened so since then I always use Loctite and no problems.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #499 on: October 18, 2008 - 07:33:30 am »
In a few minutes I'll be heading out to Mopars at Atco Raceway.  Show, swap and racing.  I'll post pix tonight.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #500 on: October 18, 2008 - 04:22:04 pm »
Just got back from a long day of cruising(200miles) and BBQ'ing with a local website.

Some pics here http://www.massmopar.com/yabb/YaBB.pl?num=1221164779/106#106   and had a great time!

Tom :2thumbs:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #501 on: October 18, 2008 - 04:36:09 pm »
I had the same thing happen on my old `87 Fury cop car after changing out a bad trans-sounded like the main bearings were going on the engine.Turned out the converter bolts had loosened so since then I always use Loctite and no problems.

Loctite!

+1 on the loctite! (blue)

strange thing is, I used loctite (blue) when I put them in the first time......maybe I didn't use enough.  :dunno:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #502 on: October 18, 2008 - 04:44:01 pm »
I used red on mine, never had a problem getting them off again either.

Tom
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #503 on: October 18, 2008 - 07:35:50 pm »
I just got home from a car show. Only 3 trophies for all cars. And I got 3rd place.  :cooldancing: :burnout:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #504 on: October 18, 2008 - 09:51:23 pm »
I just got home from a car show. Only 3 trophies for all cars. And I got 3rd place.  :cooldancing: :burnout:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #505 on: October 19, 2008 - 12:19:19 pm »
We're taking the cuda out of the garage today to see what we've got to work with. It's been garaged most of its life, but has had body damage early on and just sits quietly waiting it's turn for $$,$$$.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #506 on: October 19, 2008 - 01:24:16 pm »
Washed, clay barred, and waxed the Barracuda today. Much needed with the stuff flying around in Florida, paint is smooooooooth now (for the condition it's in)  :cooldancing:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #507 on: October 19, 2008 - 03:45:56 pm »
How is this?

From yesterday, someone caught me paving the road....

Tom :bigsmile:
Thanks to Dave at Autorust Technicians for the great BBQ and these pics.


By tdavist, shot with COOLPIX S4 at 2008-10-19

By tdavist, shot with COOLPIX S4 at 2008-10-19

By tdavist, shot with COOLPIX S4 at 2008-10-19
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #508 on: October 19, 2008 - 03:50:01 pm »
Tom,

 I hate to say this to you, but your car seems to burn a bit of oil.   :eek7:














   Mike     :stirpot:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #509 on: October 19, 2008 - 03:53:03 pm »
Yeah I think I used a quart under the tires, NOT, no line lock needed here. :smokin:

Tom :burnout:

I had smoke pouring through the rear speaker deck for a few miles down the highway.  I was beginning to wonder if there was a fire.LOL
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