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Hope to see you down at Carlisle Jim. Dave
The connections on the headlight switch are prone to overheating in some Mopars. When this happens, it melts the plastic connector. I’ve had this happen a couple of times. Found a source for the connectors in case anyone needs one. Headlight Switch Connector | Crown Automotive Sales Co
As always nice work Jim.
Had a good trip to Carlisle. Was looking for a bunch of parts for the restoration of my '69 340 fastback. Found a really nice set of exhaust manifolds to replace my rust pitted ones . Also found the correct 46 amp alternator that I left with Jim Ridge for restoration. Came back to my car on Saturday afternoon and found I had received a “Celebrity Choice Award” from Herb McCandless Performance!!! I tried to find a contact for Herb to thank him for the award. Could not find a contact. I then reached out to Mike, who is Herb's son, on Facebook to ask him to put me in touch with Herb.. A few days ago Herb phoned me!!! Said it was an absolutely gorgeous car and thought the whole restoration was first class which is quite the complement!! We had a long conversation about Mopars and he mentionned he was going to go to the Aero Warriors Talladega reunion at Tim Wellborn's Musclecar Museum in October. I said I was bringing my Superbird. He said "You mean you have a Superbird?" Said he wanted to meet me!! Gave me his cell phone so we can hook up when we get there!!! He will likely be driving his 61 Chrysler 300G (5.7 Hemi powered) Mike has put together museum of their cars etc. Viewing a thread - Museum opened for the power tour, pictures Made my day!! Jim The award stated: "This is a great built car from the ground up. A car to be proud of and I am very happy to choose it"
Was at Mopars at the Red Barns show at the Gilmore Car Museum on the weekend. "Mopars at the Red Barns" Show & Swap Meet Great show. Lots of parking on the grass, large trees for shade. Had not been there for about 20 years. They have added several more buildings with very well restored cars from Model A Fords through to modern day. Definitely worth a visit. They had one of the 7 remaining turbine cars on display. Car worked fine except when I stopped to get gas in Port Huron on the way home. Pulled the parking brake on and the handle broke off!! (It was a reproduction handle) Only way to release it is to pull on it and rotate it to unlock!! Fortunately I had put a few tools in a toolbox and used a pair of vice grips to get it to release!!!! That was close!!
That turbine is begging for a hemi
Picked up an original used emerg brake handle at Moparfest today. https://moparfest.com An original Mopar handle has a metal insert inside so that it doesn't break when you pull on it!!! Made in China Repros are all plastic and will break!!
I love DMT
Thank you Jim. The body shop tape on my beautifyul mylar lower trim and pulled off the chrome. That's why I went with the original chrome lower strip. your restoration on everything convert. will help me big time. Thank you.
Jim, Did you run the throttle cable out the original hole? I looked through some of the pictures but couldn't tell. Thanks!
Yes - original hole
Wow.....I'm late to this party but what a BEAUTIFUL job you did on this car!!!!! Jeff
Thanks Jeff WAs a lot of fun but with challenges along the way - which makes it even more enjoyable. Stay safe Jim
I'm literally reading EVERY Gen 3 thread.....decided to go Gen 3 on my '68 Notch-Back! Jeff
Here to help. Just PM me with any questions Jim
The windshield wipe motor had been stopping after running for a while. Bad news in a heavy rainstorm as I found out!!! Wasn't sure if it was a problem in the variable speed wiper switch (which has an overcurrent thermal cutout in it) or the motor. I pulled the dash and removed the switch and motor and sent both away. Switch to JS Restorations and the motor to SF Restorations. Jim from JS emailed me to say the switch was tripping at 3 amps which is well below where it should trip at 6 amps. That was the reason it was stopping. Stephan at SF said The motor looked OK inside , but sand had been left in the rotor and stator from a restoration done years ago by Kim at Passion4Mopars. Plus the finish on the motor barrel was not the best and wrapping on the stator coils was poor. Based on my past experience and many others DO NOT use her for any wiper restorations!!! Both JS and SF do absolutely excellent work Jim
This is awesome info, thanks guys!!
Stephan at SFRestorations finished my wiper motor. Notice all the attention to detail on the stator windings. The quality of the finished motor is far better than that done by Passion4Mopars. The first photo shows what I sent him before he restored it. The last photo is after his restoration. This is the work he did on the motor: Restored interns (Stator and rotor) Polish cylinder and re-plate, changed motor wiring insulator, restore switch plate + correct goop, new ground strap, new firewall connector, new grommets and sleeves, correct cardboard cylinder insulator with tab, new switch plate gasket, new motor to firewall foam, correct shrink cap, changed main wiring electrical black tape for correct non stick vinyl wrap. Soda blast main casing for proper finish on aluminum , motor was properly greased and runs smoothly Your motor is also warrantied for life Stephan is a great asset to the Mopar community