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  1. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    Searching for a windshield. Word out on the Forward Look forums/groups, which is where I got this:
  2. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    I pulled the oil filter, it points up, and primed it, sent oil everywhere, so the pump is working. Then, pulled both valve covers and covered everything with MMM, then added a quart of Rislone which brought the oil level back to full. I have a few video clips I'm going to put together then post.
  3. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    This car keeps surprising me. New bearings and parts under the old grease cap.
  4. matthon

    Buying a car without a title, but how do I get one?

    The form for VT still requires the Seller info and signature, roughly 13 min mark.
  5. matthon

    caliper to spindle mounting bolts(Kelsey Hayes)

    My KH bolts matched the brackets: [WANTED] - 1 Kelsey Hayes Caliper Bolt
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    [SOLD] Hood Scoops

    2 #s on each, one is missing 3 studs, only 1 nut. 2949194 & 2949195 3443130 & 3443131 $200 buyer pays shipping from NY 12302.
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    [FOR SALE] Small Bolt Pattern Mags Torque Thrust Style

    2 direct bolt 5x4 sbp wheels. 14x6 with 3" offset. Your choice of center caps, 2 plastic Mopar caps, or two crappy Cragar caps. New center cap bolts. No lug nuts. Some damage on one wheel, see pics. Steel rim with aluminum center. Not sure of the maker. $600 buyer pays shipping from NY 12302.
  8. matthon

    Who wins the battle to build an A833?

    I called Brewer's within the last month to rebuild a b-body trans for me, over a 1 year wait. Contacted the guy who did my a-body trans a few years back, ordered parts from Brewer's and had them sent to him, had a completely rebuilt trans within a few weeks. He's a member here, but I don't...
  9. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    I could not get the distributor to budge one bit, not up, not left, not right. Cleaned up all around it, sprayed it with penetrating stuff and let it sit overnight. Today, still wouldn't budge, pry bar, nothing. Put the plugs in it, battery, and after a few attempts it fired up! I brought up...
  10. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    That's this beast: 1958 Dodge 413 iirc.
  11. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    That's what I'm wondering. I'm betting the priming rod is different for a small block Mopar, which I think would work with this 325, and I have a bb one. Also, not sure if you need to turn the crank like a bb during priming. I'm not completely against starting it and checking for oil being...
  12. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    How does the valvetrain get oil?
  13. matthon

    Comparing manual trans options - variables other than gear ratios?

    Passon/GFI couldn't fix my A855 three different times, and couldn't fix the replacement one at all, after multiple attempts in house.
  14. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    The Coronet is ready to run. Surprised that the starter and the fuel pump work. I bought a small block mopar pump with an adapter, but didn't need it. I filed the points and got a weak spark, then noticed the negative coil wire was wasted. Replaced and it sparks like crazy. All the fluids are...
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    Comparing manual trans options - variables other than gear ratios?

    Passon didn't design, engineer, build, make, or even think of anything. Not the A855 or the Overdrive. He doesn't source the parts, build them, service them, do the warranty work, hold the warranty, nothing. And he'll tell you that, once you have an issue, not before. GFI does it all, and they...
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    Comparing manual trans options - variables other than gear ratios?

    6k for a 4 speed. Popping out of 4th has been and still is an ongoing problem, yet they still sell it. They don't stand by their warranty, lie, blame the customer, then never respond until you send correspondence promising to file a claim. The beauty of that is, and they're all too stupid to...
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    383 Broken exhaust stud please help!

    I did this recently to both a broken exhaust bolt and valve cover bolt. Engine was out. Drilled a hole to give myself something to stick the mig weld wire into and drew out the weld until it was above the head. I screwed a bolt on to the hot weld, but not all the way, then welded the nut on...
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    SBP wheels?

    The center hole size should have been the giveaway, I haven't had the dog dishes off my car in ages. Lesson learned, smaller hole = better.
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    SBP wheels?

    No idea who the maker is, but nice wheels. Guess it's off to marketplace, then the scrapper, heavy wheels.
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    SBP wheels?

    I bought these as sbp, tape measure shows 5x4, caliper/micrometer shows the same (no pic), so why do they not seem to fit? Lug nuts do not appear to fully seat, same nuts used with my steel original sbp wheels, and the center hole is too big. I was going to list for sale, I had my rear wheel...
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    Mopars at Lebanon Valley DragWay NY, Sunday 10/2

    Last time I was there for a show, Musclepalooza, it was $15 to enter the show (me and my car), $12 for each person, so with me and a friend the total was $27. For this show it would be the same, so do they charge you $35 separately for the swap meet, or is that for vendors? Seems low for a...
  22. matthon

    Tunnel ram or no tunnel ram...

    Daily driver.
  23. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    Seems there aren't many cars left, at least way less than last time. 70 Dart is close to being exposed, more so at the front, maybe. It's a rust free serious muscle car, built 440 and trans, I forget the rear, but built to take the 440. Iirc, all new interior, not installed. Don't see rust free...
  24. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    My daughter wants this Valiant, but she loves the 58 Coronet. I don't really have room for the cars we have, and I think (know) the $ is better off being spent on the Coronet. But, still a great little car, so maybe? I'd have to store it outdoors somehow, and it deserves better. Finally got the...
  25. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    I took the most horrible video ever of the 57, tires, wood, junk all around, no room to turn around, couldn't touch car. It was so hot, my phone overheated and shut down the camera, and that's were taking pics or video ends. 345 DeSoto hemi. I couldn't see under the car, or even get close to...
  26. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    Rusty car, but salvageable, couldn't get near it though.
  27. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    Built 440. Car is solid, interior extremely nice. First time I've seen all 4 tires are flat.
  28. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    Ragged Rag Top, 440.
  29. matthon

    1958 Dodge

    Love this car, 57.
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