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New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:15 pm

Hi there,
I Just brought my new baby home today and am pretty happy I must say. This is a true survivor, no bondo no replaced panels nada nuttin. I can`t believe its sitting in my driveway. I have been lurking here for awhile and did not register for fear of jinxing this. Some of you may have seen this listed for sale online.
68 Dart
GT buckets
360 Automatic
Stainless exhaust
Rear air shocks
This car is cherry I cant wait to run it

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Sizzler Demon1 on Sat Jan 09, 2016 4:28 pm

nice looking ride and Welcome to Mopar EH! from Rawdon NS

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by blown motor on Sat Jan 09, 2016 6:24 pm

Congrats on the car. Welcome from Ontari-ari-ario.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Laj340 on Sat Jan 09, 2016 7:33 pm

welcome,very nice .

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by smoken340 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 4:55 am

Welcome aboard. That is a beautiful car. Show us some more pictures. Interior/ engine.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Sun Jan 10, 2016 6:36 am

We are tearing the motor down but I will try and post some pics before we get to far but heres the only one I took of the interior yesterday
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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by JGL on Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:15 am

Welcome to the site from Dieppe, NB but which island are you talking about? Is it P.E.I., Vancouver island or one of the many more we have in our great country.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by philcollins on Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:24 am

Nice car, welcome.


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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:32 am

Sorry JGL Vancouver Island is home Victoria specifically or as my NS brother says the left coast

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by smoken340 on Sun Jan 10, 2016 8:19 am

Ragtacker wrote:Hi there,
I Just brought my new baby home today and am pretty happy I must say. This is a true survivor, no bondo no replaced panels nada nuttin. I can`t believe its sitting in my driveway. I have been lurking here for awhile and did not register for fear of jinxing this. Some of you may have seen this listed for sale online.
68 Dart
GT buckets
360 Automatic
Stainless exhaust
Rear air shocks
This car is cherry I cant wait to run it

I'm assuming that you mean that the body and interior are survivor, because the 360 was not used in an a-body in 68.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by petnic01 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:07 am

Welcome and nice ride!

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 7:58 am

smoken340 wrote:
Ragtacker wrote:Hi there,
I Just brought my new baby home today and am pretty happy I must say. This is a true survivor, no bondo no replaced panels nada nuttin. I can`t believe its sitting in my driveway. I have been lurking here for awhile and did not register for fear of jinxing this. Some of you may have seen this listed for sale online.
68 Dart
GT buckets
360 Automatic
Stainless exhaust
Rear air shocks
This car is cherry I cant wait to run it

I'm assuming that you mean that the body and interior are survivor, because the 360 was not used in an a-body in 68.

Yes I know that I was just maybe a bit excited to finally start showing the car off and was not clear with my post.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by JGL on Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:42 am

What is with that front suspension on the back of the trailer...oh I bet that is your future disc brake set up. You might have to change the master cylinder and proportioning valve too.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:44 am

You got it! I am going to change it but not for awhile.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by JGL on Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:47 am

If you want more info on your future break set up check with the guys at ''forabodies.com'' somebody there should be able to help. 42,000 members there, the best a-body site on the web.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 9:12 am

Terrific thanks, I have an 8 3/4 rear end as well for it but I won't be doing this stuff this year I just want to drive it this year.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by JGL on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:04 am

What do you have for a rear end now?, if it is the 8.25, they can take more abuse than you think but not as much as the 8 3/4.(700-800 HP range)
8.25's are usually good for the 375 to 410 HP range and maybe a little more with a posi. Myself I run an 8.25...they are much more affordable and I am looking for an 8.25 posi or locker...on the cheap side.
Is your 360 stock or a little warmed over?

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Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:16 am

Its a little warmed over and hope to up the warming a bit more.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by JGL on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:21 am

The only problem with that is the darn budget, unless it is no problem in your case but 360's are a lot cheaper to build than the famous 340.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Grumpy427 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 10:58 am

Nice clean little car. Welcome aboard.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by smoken340 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 4:20 pm

JGL wrote:If you want more info on your future break set up check with the guys at ''forabodies.com'' somebody there should be able to help. 42,000 members there, the best a-body site on the web.

Hopefully, we can eventually build this site to a decent size, so us Canadians have a place to find parts and advice with the installation process. We do have a few knowlegable folks here as well.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:02 pm

I completely agree and hopefully as more guys like me get back into the hobby that we have been away from for so long we give the knowledge back that we learn. I have been on the outside for 40 years always lusting but never making the move until now. Its a full blown affair now! I am an upholster so anything I can help with I am happy to do whether its supplies or advice just ask.I am a member of hunting sites rv sites and cart sites mostly Canadian and most of them small when they started but with good moderators they grow and all of the sites are doing well now and I hope this one does the same.

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by smoken340 on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:15 pm

Ragtacker, I can see why you were so excited to show your car off, it really is a nice car. I to was away from the hobby for many years, but have been back in it for about 10 years now. I am a licensed Class "A" interprovincial mechanic since 1971, however I've been away from the trade since 1989, when I sold my 2 service stations, as well as my name and phone number and the right to open an automotive business for 5 years. I am now semi retired. I have done just about everything to these old cars, but have forgotten a lot of stuff, but am willing to help with advice anytime that I'm able to.
And I believe we Canadians not only need but deserve our own site.


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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by Ragtacker on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:24 pm

Damn right

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Re: New guy from the Island

Post by JGL on Mon Jan 11, 2016 5:24 pm

I did not know that about you guys. I know that Alan rebuilds cars but what about the rest of us?

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