What Are You Doing To/With Your Car Today?

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    Challngd73 Well-Known Member

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    Yes sir. But time go fast
     
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    • DentalDart

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      Thats awesome! I would also consider you lucky.

      Well this one is the older daughters car (she is 7) I have to find a couple more of these old beasts until I can actually call one mine.
       
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      • Ceedawg

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        They never stop being your daughter though. She’ll take care of you one day.
         
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        • Challngd73

          Challngd73 Well-Known Member

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          I don’t want her to ever have to do that, I’m a handful! Just want her to enjoy the cuda when the time comes!
           
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          • mtldart

            mtldart 74 dart sedan

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            Brakes were starting to get soft so I loaded up my son (15 in September) and drove down to the little shop I rent for my motorcycles and we bled/flushed the brakes. He started out on the pedal, then we switched and he was down at the bleeder valve. So now he knows how to do that.

            Although when we first took the cover off the master cylinder the rear circuit was very very low. So I've probably gotta change a leaky wheel cylinder, but it was too hot outside in the alley to jack the car up and start pulling wheels to check em. The rest of the system doesn't appear to have any leaks anywhere. Next week he will learn how replace drum brake wheel cylinders and pads i guess.

            I'm turning 39 next month and nobody ever taught me how to do any of this stuff at all. I've actually never done drum brakes before so it'll be a first for me too, but I have done disk brakes. I figure best I can do is show him how all these things work since nobody taught me.
             
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            • DentalDart

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              The brake system devil must of gotten us both... Im bleeding my brakes right now! I agree on it being hot outside, its 90 degrees and humid as Satan's balls right now.
               
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              • 72Dart6pack

                72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                Suck it up and get back to work. Now if you had a Tesla? You could just plug it in and then go watch Rugby or something on the TV
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                • Ceedawg

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                  Take pics as you take the stuff off then you got a reference on how it goes back.
                   
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                  • missing linc

                    missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                    What fun would that be? :poke:
                     
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                      missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                      Pulled the front calipers off the POS, pads are fine, as expected, I have no doubt that the caliper only recently seized as I know it was ok last time the car was on the hoist, local auto parts store has ordered them for me, with a bit of luck will have them by Tuesday.
                      Meantime I'll pull the bearings and give a refresh of grease, one of my all time favorite tasks.:mad:
                      Then I'll probably do something dumb like put the MSD distributor back in so I can start over from scratch with the timing.
                       
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                      • Seandavid55

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                        Swapping radiators. The one the car came with had some stand off brackets on each side. I think they were trying to make room for the electric fan they also put on. The radiator wasn't against the core support much at all. No shroud. Also added the hood/radiator and hood/cowl seals. It will probably actually draw air through the radiator now. Electric fan sounded like crap so I'm glad to see that go. Will have to run to Napa to get some hoses and transmission cooler lines.

                        Have a good weekend all.

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                        • mtldart

                          mtldart 74 dart sedan

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                          Welp it cooled down so I layed down on the street to get a better look at things and it def isn't my wheel cylinders.
                          Looks like my rear distribution block is leaking.
                          I guess I'll order new hard lines for the rear as well as that soft line because as soon as I put a wrench on this something is definitely gonna break.

                          Are the 7 1/4 hard lines the same as the 8 1/4? Can't seem to find 7 1/4 lines online anywhere.

                          Picture of the leaky area for good measure.
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                            My Toyota Denso alternator was dead out of the box so I put a new one in.Was gonna fire it up and check it out but the neighbours are outside with company over having a bbq.I don’t think they wanna listen to open headers so I’ll try later

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                            • MrJLR

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                              Took the hood off, pulling the engine and transmission and stripping the car to send to paint......

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                              • missing linc

                                missing linc Loose nut behind the wheel

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                                Maybe they would want to come over and check it out, never know. Pretty sure my neighbor would come out and start screaming at me, that would only encourage me to rev it up some! (Full disclosure, my neighbor is a complete asshole)
                                 
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                                • charliec

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                                  Removed "ornaments" from the hood, vetting ready to strip and prep the hood for paint.
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                                    Got doors cleaned and primed with Rustoleum to prevent rust before real painting
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                                    • 72Dart6pack

                                      72Dart6pack Harder Better Faster Stronger.

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                                      Gutting this. Putting a jug inside and making it a coolant overflow bottle for a 1972 Dart. 72 never had overflow bottles. So it will look stock and be hiding in broad daylight. ( Yes and clean it up first) Has anyone ever thought of this idea before? It needs to look Factory stock but I want a overflow tank. :)

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                                      • LocuMob

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                                        • Ceedawg

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                                          That’s a one piece rubber line and fitting. Make sure lines aren’t rusted, doubt it with that much oil around them. While you’re under there change the rubber fuel hose to gas tank, 5/16th
                                           
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                                          diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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                                          I know my neighbors would love it
                                          But then, they got good taste, they own a 69 dart
                                           
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                                            Went to the Telegraph Rd cruise today on Taylor, MI. LOTS of beautiful cars and the 8-lane boulevard was lined with cars and people for several miles. Parked at a resto shop having an open house where our 71 Demon is essentially completed.
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                                              The 71 Demon was one of the "featured" cars at the resto shop's open house as part of the cruise. We were excited to see it there as they do AMAZING work on so many cars. It will be coming home soon to get the 340 put back in it.
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                                                I took the car for a run last weekend after getting it back together and breaking in the cam. It ran alright but the old carb was acting up. The idle was too low and there was a huge hesitation. I decided to swap to the new Street Demon rather than wasting any more time on it. Took it back out for a run today and it was night and day difference. The new carb is very responsive and works great right out of the box.

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                                                  Glad that Charger is working out for you! Any word on your old Barracuda? Is the owner a member here?
                                                   
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