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  • Birthday 07/17/1969

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  1. Selling due to new hobby: 1954 Packard Super Clipper Club Coupe. 1989 Chrysler TC by Maserati http://photobucket.com/1989CTCbyM
  2. Not sure if you're replacing them because of air leak but when mine were howling, I simply slid a wood dowel temporarily under the rubber and added heat with a hair dryer to reshape it so that it touched the front glass and wasn't compressed.
  3. Here are some close up pix of the damage. I took it to the body shop and the only part I REALLY need before they can start work is the passenger side reverse lamp (see pic). I'm having the whole car stripped, sandblasted, and repainted as part of the repair. This includes taking care of door dings and other little marks. *If* I receive any payment from the person who rear ended me, it will cover about 25% of the total bill.
  4. I received an estimate for one of the replacement parts from Doc as well as some PM from other members for some other parts. I'm tryin to make a list of costs, w/o labor, for the individual. As far as the insurance, I'm afraid of the hike if I claim it on my insurance and suspect he actually didn't have insurance. I'm trying to make lemonade out of the situation with the thought that the next (and maybe last thing) for my car was a complete repaint. The paint is old enough that its flaking off in spots (oddly not on the weather exposed side but places like the inside of the trunklid, inside the engine compartment, etc. No rust, just primer exposed. Anyway, the lemonade would be to have him pay for the parts damaged and perhaps a portion of the repaint from a reputable shop that I've already visited. Unfortunately, a business trip to DC has me at a pause right now.
  5. Part of my reason for posting this to the forum is to see if other members who have suffered fender benders would recommend dent repair or trying to get a trunk from someone parting out a TC or experiences others have had in bumper repair or reverse lamp replacement.
  6. With 12 family members visiting my house for Thanksgiving, my father asked me to drive him to the store. What a great opportunity to show him how my TC had progressed. After replacing the entire suspension, the car elicited this comment from my father, "wow, this car rides like new". Five minutes later, while turning into a restaurant for a bite to eat, I'm rear ended by a 1971 Ford Pickup. Low speed, limited damage but I still need to repair. The driver of the pickup was a general contractor and asked if I would allow his friends that own a body shop to do the work as opposed to insurance. I think I'm fine with this but will probably have to assist in getting them the following parts: the reflector on the trunk, right complete reverse lamp, and (probably) the urethane covering for the back of the bumper. Pictures are below, comments or PM are welcomed.
  7. I went with the Moog Daytona springs from All OEM Parts. Part numbers MCCC711 and MCCC758 Darrin
  8. Sorry for the poor quality of the pix. Here are some higher resolution ones. The front window stop came from the area of the red circle in Picture 7. The blue circle is the rearward window stop. I found this out the hard way as I unbolted the front one and the window immediately fell off the track after going too high. The previous owner had bolted in the piece of metal in picture 8 which was wrapped with duct tape on one side. The original broken piece is in Picture 8. I also included high resolution of the plastic and foam pieces (Picture 9). I know they're probably not essential but if I can return them to their original place, I will. Before I reassemble the door, I'm going to template the old rotting sound mat and replace it with dynamat. Darrin
  9. While having a "TC weekend" for the first time in a year, I also took the opportunity to install the door lock mechanism that I purchased from Car Chick. While inside the door, I noted the following pieces as seen in the pictures. Piece #1 is, what I believe to be, the front stop for the power window. Does anyone have a door with parts that they could pull this piece and send it to me? Piece #2 is a small plastic rectangular piece. Looks like it has raised grooves on two edges. Piece #2 is a foam rubber square. Probably a stop pad of some kind but have no idea where. Anyone that's been inside their door lately and can assist, please do. Thanks. Darrin
  10. I finally got around to changing out the rear suspension. Got the new lower isolators from polybushings.com, Moog Daytona Springs, and KYB monotubes. Was much easier than I thought; 2 hours start to finish at a leisurely pace. Pix below. Sorry for the poor resolution; I left the camera at home and only had my phone with me. Thanks to the PMs that assisted me in my replacement parts selection.
  11. I have the pull down pulled off of my 89 TC. I've been trying to chase down the intermittent electrical gremlin problems (works, then it doesn't...). The little silver relay is rusted but I cannot find one nor can any of the chrysler dealers here. I'm now considering just buying one or (preferred) mailing it to someone who can refurb it. What price to ship an 89 pull down to Texas? Darrin
  12. Also, I'm thinking about upgrading to SMEC II; it says it gives 175hp versus std 160. I think it was used in the Shelby LeBaron GTS with automatic? Should I try SMEC III with 200hp? Which is more 'driveable'? I would prefer quicker boost (I can't stand the standard turbo lag) than 'peakiness'.
  13. Has anyone else experimented with this? I have in various mixtures in my other cars and now in my TC, too. Oddly enough, and against all logic and what I've read, my fuel mileage has went UP when I use a mixture giving me approximately E30 (30% Ethanol). I'm thinking about going to an E50 mixture. Car acutally seems to run a little better.
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