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Some thing I thought I would not see..was going to home depot the other day and I got passed be 1924 Dodge coupe like mine but in red...same stance lowered and more than likely a small block in it cause it had a full hood...can not have that with a big block Hemi
To bad you weren't in yours! You could have compared engines!
 

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Thought while I was waiting for parts I would go thru and see what hardware I needed too put this beast back together...decide not to use the crap that was on there...must have been the dad's kid that did the BBC pump conversion cause all the bolts where miss matched and some the wrong length...as well as a ton of silicone on every thing..I hate that shit..they always use it where it is not needed most places on these old engines...any way I went with all stainless cap head screws on the timing cover, H2o pump and cross over, and belt pulley...$ 40 bucks with spring washers and a few others..but it will look much better
 

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Hardware adds up quickly, and even more so when it's grade 8, or stainless! I don't mind silicone if used in the right places, and cleaned up. I hate seeing it oozing out of every gasket surface on an engine too!
 

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Well got a lot of my parts in...went with qa1 coil overs that I am going to adapt to a gm style so that the spring goes on the frame instead of on the shock upper...got it fitted up to discover that the spring perch is canted at the wrong angle and causes a bind in the travel... so after a lot of playing around I am going to make a wedge to go under the spring and correct the angel on the spring so as not to bind...I hope...seems that the builder wanted the lowered look but instead of using a drop spindle he dropped it at the lower control arms throwing any common since as to geometry out the window my set up will raise it back up and put the steering rods from the rack in plane with the lower arms...seems like I am right back at having to make every thing for this car..had to redo a lot of stuff just to get the control arm bushing to fir correctly was a chore but they are right now....
 

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Well got a lot of my parts in...went with qa1 coil overs that I am going to adapt to a gm style so that the spring goes on the frame instead of on the shock upper...got it fitted up to discover that the spring perch is canted at the wrong angle and causes a bind in the travel... so after a lot of playing around I am going to make a wedge to go under the spring and correct the angel on the spring so as not to bind...I hope...seems that the builder wanted the lowered look but instead of using a drop spindle he dropped it at the lower control arms throwing any common since as to geometry out the window my set up will raise it back up and put the steering rods from the rack in plane with the lower arms...seems like I am right back at having to make every thing for this car..had to redo a lot of stuff just to get the control arm bushing to fir correctly was a chore but they are right now....
Hope you get the '24 on the road before the whole cruise season is over!
 

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Well got one side almost done...had to spend most of my time making a wedge to go under the spring...got it hung, camber set...caster was ok went to tighten every thing up but I need two more 5/8 washers for the top control arm bolts...I like these extra thick grade 8 ones that Napa has that have a nice flat hole shoulder that is great for retaining sleeves and such...but as that dark cloud followed me there they had none, so off to the local hardware store there stock is also out, well I stopped, and picked up the shop what could go wrong doing that...ok where is that damn cloud at
 

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Well today I got un-frustrated with waiting for parts and started the headlight change over...I got lucky and found every thing at the local hardware store...or in my junk stuff...I used some leaf spring bushings some steel sleeves pressed in...and for a spacer I found some bronze pipe fittings that I drilled out to fit, used some o-rings to stop and type of rotation, sandwiched between every thing (friction)...now i Need to find some boots to cover where it meets at the radiator shell and get some chrome washers and acorn nuts and maybe polish the bronze fittings...there not as nice as the bullet ones that where defective but a big improvement over the originals
Wow love the headlights.
 
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