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Offline BoughtItNew

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #645 on: January 18, 2009 - 09:51:56 am »
Mine now in pieces all over the garage.  Have motor apart for maintenance check and found bad oil leak around #5 intake port gasket!  Kinda thought that was going on because the spark plug was fouling very easily and idle and high vacuum EGT was 300+ degrees lower than the rest.

I'll start a thread over at the restoration topic soon as I have a few extra minutes.



#5 Plug BLACK and WET!  No surprize but wondered where the oil was coming from.



Oil laying in the hole, wow, didn't think it was this bad...  I thought I took a shot of the gasket but evidently didn't.  It was wet clear to the port at the bottom.



#7 Next door high and dry



Project will be worth it just to clean and paint the engine and...



All the spaghetti in here!  Guess that's what racing does to a car when it becomes a "tool" for winning!
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #646 on: February 07, 2009 - 02:50:34 pm »
I just finished repainting my dash B5 blue. Just need to spray some flat clear coat on it. And then start put it back together  :bigsmile:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #647 on: February 07, 2009 - 04:47:33 pm »
trying to figure out why my carb is surging at idle.  :banghead:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #648 on: February 07, 2009 - 04:49:15 pm »
trying to figure out why my carb is surging at idle.  :banghead:

Vacuum leak?
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #649 on: February 07, 2009 - 04:52:30 pm »
I checked all the fittings pulling a hose and capping it to see if it made any difference. So far, nothing though. Also retorqued the carb nuts. 
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #650 on: February 07, 2009 - 10:59:17 pm »
Spent tonight cleaning wheel moldings, going to the body shop tomorrow to fit them and drill holes in the new quarters before paint. Should be in color before the end of the month.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #651 on: February 08, 2009 - 09:29:48 am »
http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=54387.msg563119#msg563119

I did some work last weekend and meant to post it here.....put a turn signal switch in my car.   :woo:  I have directionals again!
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #652 on: February 08, 2009 - 09:56:01 am »
Just can't pass up 56* in February in PA.  Taking the car out to meet up with other Mopar friends for a wing lunch in South Jersey.   :burnout:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #653 on: February 08, 2009 - 10:38:51 am »
Not much more than taking some pics of the paint progress and running my hands along a freshly painted surface. I am starting to get excited now   :woo:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #654 on: February 08, 2009 - 11:31:47 am »
What an AWESOME day.....sunny and 70 degrees. I washed the car and drove it to church. Meeting the local hot rods/classics up at the Plaza shopping center at 2:00pm. Should be a fun day. I've been driving with the windows down!! Think I'll burn some rubber!! :woo: :woo: :woo:



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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #655 on: February 08, 2009 - 07:57:06 pm »
Just replaced my front valance....after the new one has been in my garage for the past 3+ months..... :bananasmi
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #656 on: February 08, 2009 - 09:21:41 pm »
Just got my new converter, Going to throw it in this week. Next hunt is a perf carb, my lil 600 holley is none good for the stroker. trans cooler lines then she should be ready for spring.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #657 on: February 10, 2009 - 12:27:18 pm »
trying to figure out why my carb is surging at idle.  :banghead:
Might be internal leak. I went through two of them on my Charger before the new Demon made it quit
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #658 on: February 11, 2009 - 09:27:08 am »
 :faint: Unburied it from the snow....  :faint:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #659 on: February 22, 2009 - 08:37:42 pm »
Installed my heater hose bracket, rear interior panels, and the passenger quarter glass. :woohoo: