Took my pig a drive today

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    justinp61 Well-Known Member

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    Yesterday I discover my 14 Ram with 38k miles needed rear brake pads. So this morning early I moved the Dart out of the shop and put the truck on the lift to replace the brakes, rotate the tires and change the oil. When I removed the tires it was evident the rotors were junk too. After a couple calls I found what I needed about 20 minutes away.

    My wife was at work so that left the Dart to chase parts. It was built to drive so I wasn't expecting any issues and didn't have any. Except for some jacka$$es in a ragged out Chrysler convertible that thought they were being cute messing with for about four miles on the four lane coming out of town.

    It's pretty cool to run some mid 6.20's on Saturday night and go get parts with it on Monday.

    In all it's filthy glory. :lol:
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      What no movie of the "messin with ya?" LOL
       
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      Unless they took it, no. :mad:
       
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      rmchrgr Skate And Destroy

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      I have admired that car for a while! I mean what's not to love - a 9 second, small block Dart Custom 270 that still has the trim on it!

      Izzat F4 green or...?
       
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      • pishta

        pishta I know I'm right....

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        new rotors after 33K, :soapbox: Dang, what did the pads look like?
         
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          I dig that side trim.
           
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          Plymouth 65 Floorable Deplorable

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          That sure is a pretty pig you have there! 65'
           
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            dano Evil Handy Man

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            Was red paint on sale!?

            Just fun'in ya. Nice 69, I love that green.

            I got my turd on the road this summer after 24 years of "restoration". Sometime it's nice to drive a simple basic car.
             
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            • justinp61

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              F5.

              Thanks guys.
               
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              The inside pads were wore out, the first thing I thought was that the calipers were stuck but it wasn't the case. Apparently the rotors have a hard coat on them, don't know if it's spray arced or what but moisture gets between the two layers of metal and rust starts and the outer layer starts flaking off. My buddy runs a repair shop so stopped on my way to pick up the new parts and showed them to him and he said it was a common deal, GM does the same thing. Another example of throw away parts on newer vehicles.
               
            • pishta

              pishta I know I'm right....

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              bummer. MB as some weird nano coated rotors too, not serviceable either. Heck the rotors on my 2014 Grand caravan were said to be able to be turned once then trash. WTH?
               
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              That's awesome to drive a car like that on the street!! Talk about a head-turner....
               
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                Right on!
                 
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                :thumbsup: Nice car ! the engine looks great. I like the clean look.
                 
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                  I think f4 is 70 only
                   
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                  Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeperrrrrrr.....
                   
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                  flyfish C8H18+N2O = :-D

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                  Thanks flyfish. If I took a photo from the top you'd see how dirty it is, LOL. It sits in the shop and dust settles on the hood, roof and trunk lid. I did polish the wheels a couple months ago. :D
                   
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                  Sweet car bro!
                  You da man..my Mopar hero!
                   
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                  • justinp61

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                    Thanks Don, but I'll be ashamed to park mine beside yours. The photo is of the good side, the passengers fender has been replaced and over the years the color difference has become very pronounced. That's why I post images of the passengers side. :(

                    Old photo from Bowling Green when it had the 340 and 8 3/4 under it.
                    Dart Leaving.jpg
                     
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                      looks great.
                      I should be ashamed to park mine next to yours. Mine is a pooch yours is a steam maker!!
                       
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                      justinp61 Well-Known Member

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                      The Duster you had made good steam too.
                       
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                      • SSG_Karg

                        SSG_Karg Heeeeeres Johnny!

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                        I LOVE that you painted the entire engine orange! What valve covers are those?
                         
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                        Well just to clarify your ride is no Pig ! lol
                         
                      • justinp61

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                        Aluminum sheet metal from Indy.
                         
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