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Forum: Mopar 04-10-2021, 01:32 AM
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Posted By njsteve
Tested out the chain and I had too much slack in...

Tested out the chain and I had too much slack in it. The shaker still moved waaaay too far over under load. So I cut a link off the chain at the top and then spaced the engine lift bracket up a small...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 04-08-2021, 07:22 PM
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Posted By njsteve
That is very cool! It's hard to tell from the...

That is very cool! It's hard to tell from the tiny photos - Do I see vintage 1970's NJ license plates on the car?
Forum: Mopar 04-08-2021, 07:19 PM
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Posted By njsteve
After driving the car around, I see that under...

After driving the car around, I see that under "spirited" acceleration, the shaker almost hits the right side of the hood as a result of the engine torquing against the rubber engine mounts.
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Forum: Mopar 04-08-2021, 07:13 PM
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Posted By njsteve
Thanks Bob. It's interesting that the factory...

Thanks Bob. It's interesting that the factory replacement battery immediately went to a three vent cap in 1970 instead of the assembly line individual red/yellow/green screw-in caps.
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 04-07-2021, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By njsteve
I got an entire 100 miles on the car now!

I got an entire 100 miles on the car now!
Forum: Mopar 04-03-2021, 11:54 PM
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Posted By njsteve
Can't get more Day Two accurate that this. 1973...

Can't get more Day Two accurate that this. 1973 would have been around the time the original assembly line battery went kaput.

BTW, I have an entire 100 miles on the car as of today!
Forum: Supercar/Musclecar Discussion 04-03-2021, 11:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,087
Posted By njsteve
Looks great! I took my 70 out today as well. Good...

Looks great! I took my 70 out today as well. Good cool weather for driving.
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 04-03-2021, 10:51 PM
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Views: 367
Posted By njsteve
Yeah 65K is crazy. 100% finished and perfect, yes...

Yeah 65K is crazy. 100% finished and perfect, yes that would be a good price. Looks like arouond $25 to 30K as the project it is, if it has its original born with parts.
Forum: Mopar 04-03-2021, 10:11 PM
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Posted By njsteve
Well the Lucky Horseshoe have been at work...

Well the Lucky Horseshoe have been at work overtime...

After I had the episode with Fedex smashing the last known repro AGM Group 27 battery in existence, I told my buddy Al who owns the local...
Forum: Ebay & other seen ads section 04-03-2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 878
Posted By njsteve
68 Barracuda Notchback 340-S 4 speed COOL HISTORY

This is a neat one. 1 of 359 built. All the original sales paperwork from Viet Nam order. When you google the original owner's name E5 Lawrence L. Riche you get some interesting historical results.
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Forum: Mopar 03-29-2021, 07:39 PM
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Posted By njsteve
OMG! No gloves, sandals, and squeezing out the...

OMG! No gloves, sandals, and squeezing out the acid with his hands. Then hand-filing the lead plates in the open air with a flame to melt the lead.
Sure isn't any OSHA regs over in that place. Truly...
Forum: Mopar 03-29-2021, 06:30 PM
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Posted By njsteve
The problem is that this is an AGM battery with...

The problem is that this is an AGM battery with the gel-coated plates and does not use liquid acid so there’s no way to pour out the acid.
Forum: Mopar 03-29-2021, 05:52 PM
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Posted By njsteve
I was thinking of that but where/how do you...

I was thinking of that but where/how do you dispose of the acid and battery guts? And how do you cut the case without causing a high amperage short. You cant use a sawzall, it would ground out...
Forum: Mopar 03-29-2021, 05:07 PM
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Posted By njsteve
And Fedex Ground strikes again. I found the...

And Fedex Ground strikes again.

I found the only remaining TurboStart reproduction Mopar group 27 size AGM battery left in the United States. (No other sizes available either - this was an orphan...
Forum: Mopar 03-26-2021, 07:14 PM
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Posted By njsteve
I pulled a plug out to check how things are...

I pulled a plug out to check how things are burning. Looks very nice. The color change point on the electrode is right at the 90 degree bend point from light grey to dark grey. I am quite pleased...
Forum: Pontiac 03-26-2021, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By njsteve
Me too! I had the throttle return spring break on...

Me too! I had the throttle return spring break on my 440+6 Cuda coming out of a toll booth on I-95 in Connecticut back in the day. Throttles opened and stayed open with all 6 barrels at WOT. Still...
Forum: Mopar 03-26-2021, 05:56 PM
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Posted By njsteve
I remember that stuff! But now I have to find a...

I remember that stuff! But now I have to find a 1970 era tin can of it. I may actually have it somewhere! Looks like the new stuff is rated at SAE20
Forum: Mopar 03-26-2021, 11:00 AM
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Views: 213,303
Posted By njsteve
Very cool info Bob. Now I guess I have to find a...

Very cool info Bob. Now I guess I have to find a vintage drum of 10W oil.
Forum: Lounge 03-26-2021, 01:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,230
Posted By njsteve
the kids

the kids
Forum: Mopar 03-25-2021, 09:36 PM
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Posted By njsteve
Ha, he's got a plane. He can fly me out himself!

Ha, he's got a plane. He can fly me out himself!
Forum: Mopar 03-24-2021, 06:48 PM
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Posted By njsteve
Next? Finally getting some good weather to drive...

Next? Finally getting some good weather to drive it around!

Or maybe building a stroker smallblock to sneak under that shaker?
Forum: Mopar 03-24-2021, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,005
Views: 213,303
Posted By njsteve
Does anyone know what the lubrication specs are...

Does anyone know what the lubrication specs are for oiling the weird, little, oil port on the side of the distributor?
Forum: Lounge 03-24-2021, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By njsteve
I'd love to check it out. When is it coming up...

I'd love to check it out. When is it coming up north?

I may have something you can use for a do-it-yourself battery project: It's an original display (empty) Delco Freedom battery case. Perfect...
Forum: Lounge 03-23-2021, 08:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,230
Posted By njsteve
Here's the pages from a 1970 Raleigh catalog...

Here's the pages from a 1970 Raleigh catalog courtesy of my friend CTBob. This shows the difference in the shifters. You got the "Sportshift with Short-Thrust Ball Shifter" (the one you remember)...
Forum: Lounge 03-23-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 902
Posted By njsteve
Yes, the tank straps were hanging when the car...

Yes, the tank straps were hanging when the car was painted. Looks nice! How is the front valance on the car? They were a polyethylene type plastic and tend to crack in the corners and at the mounting...
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