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  1. I sent a PM about the clock.
  2. It's been a while since I messed with the lighting in the back of mine, but it's been quirky. Make sure you check the passenger side bulb sockets really well. They have to really seat in the housing. If my memory is correct, I've had to replace one or two sockets back there.
  3. Thanks everyone. I wonder what cars used this coil.
  4. It certainly looks like the one in your center picture, Greg. I didn't take a picture of the top side, but it has two connectors there in addition to the two that are visible in my pictures.
  5. After my grandma passed away about 11 years ago, my dad cleaned out her basement and brought home anything automobile related that he thought I might like. I just got around to bringing most of that stuff home, which wasn't hard, as my mom and dad live about 6 blocks away from me. Anyway, in the bag was this old electrical component that I can't identify. I've attached some pictures, so if anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear them. Nothing on the piece pivots or moves, in case you were wondering.
  6. No, this is Jenks (and Moss) in the 300SLR at the 1955 Mille Miglia...one of the greatest drives in history! Denis Jenkinson's book The Racing Driver is worth reading for the Moss anecdotes alone, but it's an intelligent discussion of what it takes to be the best in that field.
  7. Regarding the exhaust temps, I think you might be worrying needlessly. Every engine feeds cylinders unevenly; dyno tests have shown that there can be a one point difference in air/fuel ratios from one cylinder to the other. Jetting will not change your idle EGTs. You aren't running on the main jets until the car's going at least 40 mph, so you'd have to increase the size of the idle jet, which would really have to be accomplished by pin drills, and then you're in "you had better know what you're doing" territory. Check for vacuum leaks, and set the idle mixture screws based on engine vacuum. There are a few different schools of thought on this, but I've always just tuned for the most vacuum. Some will then turn the screws in a little for "lean best" idle, but at that point you're probably close enough either way. Good luck!
  8. NASCAR has used a throttle body fuel injection system for several years now.
  9. That was an awful wreck. If they continue to race at Daytona and Talladega, this will happen, but they should reconsider their unlimited "green-white-checkered" policy. They just keep wrecking and lining it up to do it all over again. If the race finished under caution like it used to, even to the detriment of the "show," there would probably be a lot fewer wrecked race cars, and in this case, one less injured driver.
  10. This is the other car; this is the one used for close ups with McQueen.
  11. I get it! After buying a '74 Firebird, everybody thought I'd gone mainstream. I try to explain that the '74-'76 models are the stepchildren of Second-Gen Firebirds, but nobody believes me.
  12. My wife and I use our cars for Christmas card pictures; this is one of the finalists for last year's card.
  13. Thanks Rusty...I know it's not my question, but I literally am dealing with this exact same issue on my '65 Dart after I fixed some linkage issues Saturday. I was doing the preliminary picturing parts in my head when I came upon this discussion.
  14. I've been asking the same questions around my favorite pertinent forums: Does anyone have a good recommendation (that they've tried) for roof rail weatherstrip for '65 A-Bodies (mine's a Skylark)? So far, a few guys have said Steele, and I am aware that they exist and I have used them before, but they are pretty pricey... My car is a 40-year-old lacquer paint driver that has a wind whistle in that vicinity, and it looks like it's due for a new piece, so if anyone has used something other than Steele and has been satisfied, please chime in. I'm not really trying to be cheap; I just try to keep things in perspective regarding cost v. condition. Thanks!
  15. It's been a long time since I had mine out, but I think you can wiggle it free from the gauge once you remove the screws...mine's a little different since it's a '53, but I think the idea's the same. I don't remember taking out the whole cluster when I had my temp gauge rebuilt.
  16. Today I was replacing a right rear wheel cylinder in my '65 Skylark, remembering that I did that job when I bought the car in 2003. Time flies! Then, the gas tank vent hose started seeping. I'd NEVER replaced that, and it was ancient. While I was under there, I noticed that the main hose from the sender to the fuel line was spongy. I may have done that a while back, but I replaced it again today. It was an engaging two hours. Times that by 9 (my total number of cars), and I can understand why I feel like I'm always working on a car!
  17. That one is a Swinger 340...anything with a 340 brings a premium.
  18. You may want to head over to this website and post it there as well: https://www.forabodiesonly.com/mopar/ You may be priced a little high considering the paint, but '67-'69 Dart hardtops are worth more than some people think...you may not be too far off. Good luck!
  19. Yeah, that video made me a little sad. I think a lot of us would love to have that maroon '66 Toronado, and it's just been sitting in the garage since 1971, in addition to a ton of other decent stuff. It's his money and space, and if it makes him happy, great, but there's almost no way I'd be sitting on that many cars I didn't use. If I own it, I'm working toward making it run and drive, or it already runs and drives.
  20. Yeah, I figure it will be a savings of several hundred dollars at least when everything's added up; but perhaps more importantly, I think it will drive a lot nicer with radials. It's the only car I own with bias ply tires, and while I'm certainly used to it and don't mind it, it might be nice if the car didn't have such a mind of its own on grooved highways and over ruts left by Michigan's heavily loaded trucks.