CSM

Passed on the power wagon... picked up this!

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4 minutes ago, CSM said:

 

I don't speak the fuzzy dice language.  I have... correction. had, some jameson single barrel. 

Now we're getting on the same page! If only there was more time... Spring break is coming up if you'd like to hang out and play with a Ppump!

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Golden Super Cruise! I went out the first Saturday in April (a month early) and there was quite the turnout. Definitely like to meet up there and check it out!

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8 minutes ago, BBHD said:

Golden Super Cruise! I went out the first Saturday in April (a month early) and there was quite the turnout. Definitely like to meet up there and check it out!

 

I will be there.  I can't make April, but I will at least make a couple!  I would love to meet up as well.  Family is coming as one of my biggest goals with this old beast is to use it as an actual family car.  I look forward to dropping kids off at school in the batmobile.  I hope to drag @Me78569 along as well, he should bring his bimmer or truck with a Quad posterboard or "Nick's VGT codemonkey" sign. 

 

I have a job that includes weekends. 

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Sounds good. Traveling every other week my schedule is a little hard to hit the first Saturday of the month all the time but I always make it if I'm up there. Looking forward to it!

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I'll dust off the bmw.  She needs Alittle attention anyways

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I added a MSD ignition system. The old distributor was shot with no vacuum advance and the timing parts drifting all over the place.  The parts to rebuild it aren't in production and NOS parts are extremely expensive on eBay.  The choice was either get a new Mopar electronic ignition system or an MSD.  I found a good deal on the MSD kit, and it was about the same price as a Mopar kit. It has way better power now!  I kinda think that the original points distributor was jumping about 3-5 degrees at idle and not advancing at higher RPM.  

 

All my old cars will have MSD distributors from here on out.  Well worth every penny.  All it needs is a 12v source and a ground. It came with all timing adjustment springs, bushings, the coil even came with the prong to bypass the ballast resistor.  It even has a built in rev limiter!  Not bad at all, especially as a factory refurb unit! 

 

Next is the right front brake, which is leaking fluid.  The car stops ok, but it likely needs a cylinder or line.  I am going to take a look at both wheels. The rear drums are pressed on, so I am not going to look at those til I need to.  

 

After that, new exhaust, trunk floor, seat covers, the speedo needs tuned up, window tracks need cleaned on the rear doors and I have some vacuum lines to chase down.  I will rebuild the carb when I get around to it, but it runs well enough now that I am not too concerned. 

 

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