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Author Topic: POSTING PICS AND UPDATES THE RESTORATION AS IT UNFOLDS ON MY 69 DAYTONA CLONE  (Read 32122 times)
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« Reply #525 on: April 26, 2019, 10:18:23 AM »

The car is Awesome , credit to you and must be fantastic to see going down the
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« Reply #526 on: April 26, 2019, 11:41:36 AM »

Very nice.....but that stripe positioning would bug the hell out of me!! Guess that just the detail freak in me and why I could never do a factory style resto! Looks great though....one of my favorite colour combos.


I think the strip is in the right location, the wing needs to be painted, having a local body shop do it next few weeks, unless I am missing something ?
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« Reply #527 on: April 26, 2019, 01:21:01 PM »

Toss hair dryer in tub , problem solved ........ Then collect life insurance and bang hookers  icon_smile_big
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« Reply #528 on: April 26, 2019, 03:49:50 PM »

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« Reply #529 on: April 26, 2019, 04:05:53 PM »

Very nice.....but that stripe positioning would bug the hell out of me!! Guess that just the detail freak in me and why I could never do a factory style resto! Looks great though....one of my favorite colour combos.


I think the strip is in the right location, the wing needs to be painted, having a local body shop do it next few weeks, unless I am missing something ?

Im sure you are correct...my wing car knowledge is limited..but on most I've seen (admittedly on line..only ever seen one in real life!) the wing is in the centre of the stripe ..yours looks to be rearward of central......
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« Reply #530 on: April 26, 2019, 07:18:44 PM »

Close enough for the girls I go out with,


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« Reply #531 on: April 27, 2019, 07:19:21 AM »



Im sure you are correct...my wing car knowledge is limited..but on most I've seen (admittedly on line..only ever seen one in real life!) the wing is in the centre of the stripe ..yours looks to be rearward of central......


The OP's recent "re-"placement of the stripe and wing is well within "specs" for a wingcar, these cars exhibited some rather random slipshod assembly and finish when new, no two cars are alike in this matter.... we've all been inundated with OCD restorations in the last few decades to remember what's truly acceptable on these cars....



just like this trunk lid below with the random spot welds on the closeout panel... most would deem this unacceptable on a "restored" car, but this is how C500/Daytonas rolled out of Creative Ind.

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« Reply #532 on: April 30, 2019, 12:48:25 PM »

So I get the car home from park muffler and the passenger side exhaust tip sticks out an extra 1 inch or so.  They will fix of course.  They checked the front end passenger side lower ball joint was not so good shape, so they replaced.  and the sway bar is bent.  So I ordered this from P-S-T new sway bar, hope it tightens everything up.  It was not too bad $209 USA.


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« Reply #533 on: May 01, 2019, 08:15:26 AM »

So I get the car home from park muffler and the passenger side exhaust tip sticks out an extra 1 inch or so.  They will fix of course.  

The shop can take the time to post the car on social media, but not the time to make sure the job was done right the first time.  
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« Reply #534 on: May 01, 2019, 08:39:30 AM »

it is done right.  the too-long right side pipe will create wake turbulence to help push the car left, which is what these things were built for
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« Reply #535 on: May 01, 2019, 07:57:23 PM »

So I get the car home from park muffler and the passenger side exhaust tip sticks out an extra 1 inch or so.  They will fix of course.  

The shop can take the time to post the car on social media, but not the time to make sure the job was done right the first time.  

Yep Sherwood Park muffler has been around for 35 years plus, I used to go to the shop in high school, I had a 70 R/T Charger with a 6 pack and an old buddy of mine Norm COWARD (deceased) had a Dodge "swinger" use to go there and get are muffler removed and put in straight pipe, we come back a week later after our parents would freak out, and put the mufflers back. He had 1 bay then, now about 15 or so.   He charged us maybe $20 back in the day.  He's still there actually came over and told me how difficult the exhaust was on this car.  I showed him the muffler tips and he said, sorry come back and we will make it right.  Only place I know in Edmonton that will take a catalytic converter off and weld in straight pipe in, everyone else wants you to replace the converter.
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« Reply #536 on: May 02, 2019, 04:03:49 PM »

That might be because the other places care that is illegal...who knows!? Lol.
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« Reply #537 on: May 02, 2019, 04:58:26 PM »

There’s many places that do that kind of stuff up here. Half the diesel trucks and VW cars have that DPF and cat stuff removed. Trust me.    coolgleamA
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« Reply #538 on: May 02, 2019, 10:08:43 PM »

Off topic but, had a 2006 GMC sierra 1/2 ton 5.3 litre, one day I think I spun a bearing, it was actually the cat smashed up inside. kicked it and hear the rattle. anyways got it cut off, replaced with a straight pipe, and not word of a lie I swear my gas mileage increased by 40% and better performance as well.
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« Reply #539 on: May 02, 2019, 10:22:08 PM »

So my new engine, I put a quick fuel 850 on it, was not cheap.  Anyways it runs super rich, so I went on line and theres a quick fuel video, kinda good, on how to adjust the float bowls, anyways I would not start today, after 8 hours, it final came to life, my eyes are still stinging and black smoke when I rev ?  Maybe it's too big for my application.


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« Reply #540 on: May 11, 2019, 12:21:27 PM »

So no one is going to believe this, but my engine blow up.  Yes after 30 miles on the new engine the oil pump failed, I was driving down my range road with my son, driving normally, come to an intersection, my son says whats all that blue smoke from, I turn right, look at my temp gauge 160 degrees (that's ok) the notice zero oil pressure. WTF !!!!! I turn off the ignition, engine still running with loud ticking noises.    I pull off the back of the oil pressure gauge and no oil when turning over.  Was $11000 Cdn for the new engine.  They used a melling think it's a M-63.  I have had lots of cars over the years but never had an oil pump go on me.  Called Pro Stock the company that built the motor it's covered and they will fix / replace.


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« Reply #541 on: May 11, 2019, 01:34:47 PM »

ouch Tongue
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« Reply #542 on: May 11, 2019, 02:38:06 PM »

Yep, Pro Stock will fix / replace thank god, not even an argument from them, but WTF could cause a oil pump to fail.  shruggy
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« Reply #543 on: May 11, 2019, 02:52:59 PM »

Did it fail or did the oil pump drive shaft shear off?
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« Reply #544 on: May 11, 2019, 04:07:29 PM »

Yikes not to sure, I drove maybe 30 secs without oil pressure, maybe the engine is toast, had penziol 10-30 zinc in it. who knows, I want the shop to go through the entire engine.  The engine will start / run but no oil pressure, I assume a broken distributor shaft the engine will not run Huh?
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« Reply #545 on: May 11, 2019, 04:16:53 PM »

It will run long as long as the distributor gear is still turning.
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« Reply #546 on: May 12, 2019, 02:34:44 AM »

Oh shit have you got Many domage?
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« Reply #547 on: May 12, 2019, 10:35:19 AM »

Man,that sucks after all that money,and work you did putting it together!
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« Reply #548 on: May 12, 2019, 12:10:21 PM »

Did you pull the dipstick to see if there was still oil in the motor ?
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« Reply #549 on: May 12, 2019, 06:25:51 PM »

Oil was full and brand new oil and filter
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