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Author Topic: A real Barn Find instead of a story-The Bird in the Barn for 43 years!)  (Read 7026 times)
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« Reply #100 on: March 13, 2018, 06:38:29 PM »

beautiful. simply beautiful.

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The Alaska Highway Superbird

« Reply #101 on: April 11, 2018, 01:42:25 PM »

Finally-the engine. We had to bore it 30-no choice. The block soaked for 3 days with no movement of the pistons, and the rod bollts were essentially welded together after 43 years of mouse pee in the cylinder walls. Dead mice found inside driver's valve cover, valley pan and inside the intake, but we are now moving forward. Drive train should finish up finally next week. No body action taken-we have car strapped down on an open trailer inside the shop. The pieces to get her safely foing are just about done.

We have rebuilt(not replaced) the original gauge cluster, master cylinder, power booster, wiper motor, alternator, starter, heater box, 4-speed, and now the engine. In working on the brake pedal we found a broken clutch return spring (that big useless thing), a "frozen from rust" clutch Z-bar and the original owner's manual and delivery invoice. We have the parts to rebuild the front & rear brakes and lines, as well as the gas lines.

Bob J
1969 Daytona 4 speed, Y2 yellow
1970 Superbird-"The Alaska Highway SuperBird" "Alpine White
1970 Superbird- "The 43 year barn find LimeLight" Bird
1994 Viper
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« Reply #102 on: April 11, 2018, 07:41:30 PM »

Glad you were able to save the engine. cheers Those damn mice can get into anything. I had an engine failure in a Cessna once because of a baby mouse getting sucked into the carburetor venturi. Ended up as a glider.
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mopar or no car

« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2018, 05:35:29 PM »

Any Updates scratchchin  LEON.
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