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Post by Ragtacker on Tue Feb 02, 2016 4:36 pm

I know its not everyones cup of tea but its mine so here is the dry fit tomorrow we try to make vroom vroom noises.

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Post by philcollins on Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:23 pm

Nice.

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Post by JGL on Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:26 am

Shiny when they are clean...now the trick is to keep it that way. Looks real good !!

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Post by Ragtacker on Wed Feb 03, 2016 5:54 am

When we had the boat I called it a labour of love but this is more like a heavy dose of lust

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Post by smoken340 on Wed Feb 03, 2016 6:12 am

Looks nice, just got to keep it that way.

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Re: 68 Dart

Post by JGL on Thu Feb 04, 2016 4:28 am

One good way to keep a shine on things is to polish them BEFORE you bolt them down, specially the intake cause that is the hardest to reach part. If you don't have any chrome cleaner I suggest to get some.

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Post by Keith Mopar on Thu Feb 04, 2016 7:36 am

Dam I always like the look of chrome under the hood, and yours does look good.

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Re: 68 Dart

Post by Ragtacker on Thu Feb 04, 2016 6:24 pm

2nd crank and shes alive!!!
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Post by Grumpy427 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 8:02 pm

Sounds nice.

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Post by smoken340 on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:16 pm

For the short time that you had it running, it sounds good.

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Post by Ragtacker on Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:32 pm

Ya did not have any cooling hooked up so 20 seconds was about it. I am installing all the other paraphernalia this weekend.

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Post by Ragtacker on Mon Feb 08, 2016 5:26 pm

Shes running really nice, just need to chase some electrical issues next.
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Post by smoken340 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:23 pm

Sounds good. Looks like you have the good weather to take it for a short spin.

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Post by Ragtacker on Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:55 pm

The day was amazing we had 14 at the house don't know what the official high was. I need to chase some grounds, the tail lights are barely visible and the headlights are non existent so now the real head scratching starts.

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Post by smoken340 on Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:04 pm

Start with making sure that you have a good body to frame ground as well as a good engine to firewall ground. Good luck chasing down the Gremlin.

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Post by Ragtacker on Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:19 pm

Yes the engine to firewall ground is virtually non existent the body to frame is ok but theres my start for sure. I have no dash guages working so I am doing nothing until the grounds are fixed. Gremlin is a good description but I will wager there will be other not so nice names before its done eh.

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Post by Ragtacker on Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:25 pm

As you may or may not know the engine is out and i am taking this opportunity to detail the engine bay.
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Post by JGL on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:24 am

Looks real good.

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Post by smoken340 on Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:21 am

Looks much better now.
So when does the engine go back in ?

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Re: 68 Dart

Post by Ragtacker on Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:39 am

Thanks guys it sure does look alot better, must admit I am surprised how nice a job it is for rattle can paint.
The motor is awaiting the main bearings and for me to paint it. We have been waiting for some nice weather but of course its arrived this week ahead of the bearings. I would guess the motor will go back in after Easter, we are camping that weekend so nothing happening then thats for sure.

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Post by smoken340 on Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:16 pm

Done from a rattle can. How does the color match up? Is that an Mopar touch up paint or something that was a close matchup ?

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Post by Ragtacker on Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:45 pm

Dan that was a local company they copied a can that came with the car which was from the states and was factory match. It is very very close, a little hot on the yellow but it will settle down as it dries, I am happy with it.

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Post by smoken340 on Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:17 pm

Reg, don't get me wrong, it looks much, much better. It's probably not heavy on the yellow, the old paint is probably just faded. It' s going to look great with all that chrome under the hood, once the engine is back in.

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Post by Ragtacker on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:08 pm

Yes you are right. I have no idea how old the overall paint job is and for sure its got some age on it but this is a driver/car show auto not a concours show car so if someone does`t like the match to bad I like it. It may be a bit bright under the hood with all the chrome eh, that good and I am smiling like hell

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Re: 68 Dart

Post by philcollins on Thu Mar 17, 2016 4:13 pm

Nice job.

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