Whats everone working on?

Mopar General Discussions

  1. vynn3

    vynn3 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    489
    Likes Received:
    31
    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    Finishing a front-end rebuild that ended up turning into a front brake job as well. I'm missing one of the brake pad retainer clips on one caliper, and can't find a replacement anywhere (parts stores, dealeship, online). Any ideas?

    Kinda wishing I had the front drums at this point. At least parts are widely available... :x

    Gettin' desperate!!!
     
  2. 49T&C

    49T&C Member

    Messages:
    23
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    1) A little body work on the Scamp
    2) Almost completed installing the 319 in the kid's Duster
    3) Scored a big block Loadflite & Dana 300 transfer case for $50 (guy didn't know what he had) - all of a sudden the Town Wagon will go big block & 4WD. Picked up a nice hood & drivers door for the townie - a little bondo & paint for them.
    4) Found a NOS windshield washer system for the '49 T&C - I've been looking for 8 years for a winshield washer I could afford for that one. Woo Hoo !!!

    49 T&C
     
  3. shg340

    shg340 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Omaha NE
    Local Time:
    4:54 AM
    Who flies into ElPaso Chad? Soutwest? Are they the only ones? I've been in your neck of the woods back in the 80's hen I lived in Dallas, and as MidTex said, its six hours to anywhere in that state. The running joke when Ilived there was that the best part of texas was the middle for you were already half way out.

    I obviosuly don't intend for that to offend anyone for the best place in KS is somewhere else, so hoepfully I won't get any shXX for my candidness.
     
  4. HawaiiDuster

    HawaiiDuster Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Honolulu & Las Vegas
    Local Time:
    1:54 AM
    America West and United also fly into El Paso, so they say :lol: I'm going to try America West.
     
  5. chad72duster

    chad72duster Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    667
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Perdido, AL
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    most likely will be cheapest on South West. They are not that bad you get nuts and everything maybe just crammed in like a sardine can but what the hell its only an 1 1/2 HR flight.

    Hey Steve, you know how to find Teaxas?? Go East to you Smell it and South until you step in it :lol:

    I Al you know how long a girl staya a virgin?? As long as she can out run her brother :eek:ops:

    just thought i would throw those in there for you.
     
  6. shg340

    shg340 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    326
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Omaha NE
    Local Time:
    4:54 AM
    Those last few sound like KY lines to me.
     
  7. AdamR

    AdamR Big Member

    Messages:
    17,765
    Likes Received:
    363
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 1969
    Location:
    Bethel, CT
    Local Time:
    4:54 AM
    Im working on making more money to buy more parts :D

    Id like to go Big bolt patern and get some frame connectors and a cage.
    Then rims and tires. Its a never ending list :?
     
  8. GotDart

    GotDart Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,393
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Austin, TX
    Local Time:
    3:54 AM
    I working on headers and exhaust right now. Next is trans shift kit, deep pan and cooler. After that I want to get the 8-3/4 rear end I have rebuilt and installed. Oh, and then there's the 360 I want to build.
     
  9. HawaiiDuster

    HawaiiDuster Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Honolulu & Las Vegas
    Local Time:
    1:54 AM
    I'm working on getting off this island. Finally got tickets to fly out on 6/4, next Friday :D Gonna take care of some business in Vegas then fly down to El Paso and see what kind of trouble I can get into with Chad 8)
     
  10. Sparky

    Sparky Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    37
    Joined:
    May 27, 2004
    Location:
    British Columbia, Canada
    Local Time:
    1:54 AM
    Just got it back with the new Auburn diff and a set of 355,s. Next I need to pull the plugs and have a look see, I'm hearing a popping sound at the tail pipe,drivers side, when at an idle, not sure what that is. Also need to fix valve cover leaks at the rear on both sides,its spewing enough to make smoke when I shut down, can't seem to get those buggers to seal, they are the aluminum mopar covers, any suggestions? :roll:
     
  11. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Yea....so what?

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    HEHE...I got to see them real close. I almost had the one on the drivers side kiss me in the face. Luckily it hit the roof and not the windshield cause if it did...it was coming through.

    I ruined the hood...and in anger almost threw the scoops away till someone came by and asked what I was going to do with the scoops. Then I thought...hmmmm I better hold on to them. I am glad I did....sold them on ebay for $270 last year...whoo hooooo. And to think I almost threw $270 in the trash!!!!!

    I get lucky for once!
     
  12. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Yea....so what?

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    It wasn't as distructive as it looks. I made it back for first round and the only damage was to the hood. Motor was ok....slow but ok. (I can't believe I am calling a 10sec motor slow...but when I am sitting beside a 7.40 car it is real sloooooooooow) And that is 7.40's in the 1/4 not the 1/8...LOL.
     
  13. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Yea....so what?

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    I am going to be working on me tonight.......I am going to the gym. I am frustrated and need to move some weights to hopefully burn off this frustration and some of these pounds.

    Chicken and Tuna starting this weekend......
     
  14. BlueFish67

    BlueFish67 Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Location:
    Highlands Ranch Colorado
    Local Time:
    2:54 AM
    Go for it sledge! I've dropped 20 since January and am loving it (so is the wife). WALK alot and gym it every night possible. I had to pay someone to rewire my ignition - and I HATE to pay someone else to work on my car - because I was too busy but it was money well spent as I feel great.
     
  15. BlueFish67

    BlueFish67 Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 25, 2004
    Location:
    Highlands Ranch Colorado
    Local Time:
    2:54 AM
    Packing up the garage to move. No fun. Damn, I wish I had been more organized over the past few years! Though I have found some things I thought I lost or gave away.
     
  16. THEWHITEZOMBIE

    THEWHITEZOMBIE Mopars an Heavy Metal

    Messages:
    1,575
    Likes Received:
    32
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Burney Ca.
    Local Time:
    1:54 AM
    till tyrin to get the dart runnin! :roll:
     
  17. fastback383

    fastback383 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    201
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Smithville,Ontario,Canada
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    Finally got my 1968 Formula S Barracuda 383 on the road. I found the car in Atlanta in 1985, I took some pics of it and showed them to my dad. He had to have it. (He was puttering around with a rusted out 340 Cuda at the time. So in 1986 or so he went down to Atlanta and trded my buddy Jerome a 340 6 pak intake and carbs for the car. He slowly started working on it, a little bit at a time, while still playing with the 340 Cuda. Then in 1990 he died from a massive heart attack , at the age of 52. So Since Febrary of 1990 the car sat in my moms garage.Until about 2000 -2001 ,I made the mistake of going to a local Mopar meet. The bug bit me again. ( I have had many mopars ,72 RR GTX 440 -4 speed Dana, 70 Super Bee 440 6 pak Dana, which my brother still owns,AAR Cuda,69 RR 440 4 speed etc....) So now it was time to drag the old Barracuda out and start playing with it. Which is much more difficult these days , with a wife ,a mortgage and 2 to 6 kids, We are foster parents too so you never know how many kids from day to day are going to be living here ! Anyways after 3 years of puttering around with it it is on the road again, still have lots of work to do though, it never ends, hopefully next year I will have a stroked 400 in it :D See my Album to view it . Fasback 383.
     
  18. rabius75

    rabius75 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    543
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Dallas, GA
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    nice.
    thats all i can say.
     
  19. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Yea....so what?

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    I am not looking forward to the day that I have to pack my garage to move....packing at 32ft x 42ft shop is not going to be fun. I will have to move into something bigger. I can't believe that I am already saying that this one is too small. I also know I will never stick build another garage. My next one is going to be of polebarn construction.
     
  20. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Yea....so what?

    Messages:
    167
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Location:
    Maryland
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    Get crackin.....100 plus posts...hmmmmm LOL...just bustin ya chops.

    What do you have to do to get it running?

    Me....run some wires...mount a few relays...put some fuel in it....but I a have been hustling and making marketing calls to make some $$$ so I can play with the car more. So that is also why the car has stalled on progress.
     
  21. My68Cuda

    My68Cuda Member

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    May 29, 2004
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    68 BArracuda...From old /6 to new 360 mildly built, 340 resto tortion bars, Edelbrock cam kit, Edelbrock 600cfm carb, Edelbrock Performer intake, Headman Headers, Mopar mini starter, 8.75 rear with 3.23 suregrip, and air shocks. :wink:
     
  22. 500hpfish

    500hpfish Member

    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Benld, IL
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    Working on our 68 Cuda. Hopefully have it together to run some before the snow flies this winter. My wifes been on to me to get it running so I guess I better get with it or she might leave me and take it with her. That wouldn't be cool at all. She's a good cook and well the cars a mopar, nuf said!! :lol:
     
  23. HawaiiDuster

    HawaiiDuster Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,601
    Likes Received:
    62
    Joined:
    May 22, 2004
    Location:
    Honolulu & Las Vegas
    Local Time:
    1:54 AM
    Well I the wife says get working on the Cuda, I suggest you do just that. Not very many guys can say that their wife would say the samething, most would say to get rid of it :lol: You're one lucky guy :wink:
     
  24. 67GTS

    67GTS Active Member

    Messages:
    42
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2004
    Local Time:
    9:54 AM
    I'm in the process of finishing a 67 Dart GTS w/383. The motor, paint and interior are done other than a few minor pieces. Next is a new gas tank, fuel lines....

    All I need now is some time to get to it......
     
  25. DARTSPORT

    DARTSPORT Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    411
    Likes Received:
    33
    Joined:
    May 23, 2004
    Location:
    Ringtown, Pa.
    Local Time:
    4:54 AM
    I am going to pull the valvebody out of the car, it was sticking in first gear, when put in neautral and reverse. Shifted fine from first to second and second to third, I went to bring rpms up on the starting line after activating the trans brake , and the car backed up out of the lights??? At the end of the track it went back to working totally fine. I think a small piece of dirt or metal is hanging up the valve body..
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalize content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.