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#1267259 - 07/15/12 01:39 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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With regards to the lock. This is how much the key and the locking mechanism go in (sorry for my poor descriptions)...











It just might work properly if you insert the key 180*


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#1267260 - 07/15/12 01:53 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: Blue_Bomb]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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Quote:

With regards to the lock. This is how much the key and the locking mechanism go in (sorry for my poor descriptions)...











It just might work properly if you insert the key 180*




I already stated previously that it doesn't work either way. It even goes in less the proper way.
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#1267261 - 07/16/12 08:31 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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Well, I ordered the hose online this weekend (with NAPA) under the impression my power steering pressure hose was going to be in today (since I called minutes after I ordered it asking approximately how long it would take before it would come in). I go in and they told me it wasn't ordered, they didn't get the online reservation, and that someone should have called me yesterday regarding my order. I showed them the confirmation email I got from them and they said that they never got that order. Then they told me since the hose is coming from the manufacturer in Indiana and is a special order part I have to pay $8 shipping (which I don't mind), pay it in advance before they even order the part (which kinda bugs me), and it probably won't get in till next Monday. I have been looking for other vendors online (rockauto, summit, jegs, etc.) to see if they have it and none do so I guess I am just going to have to call in tomorrow morning, order it, and wait a week for it to come. Kinda bummed. I wanted to take her out to the local cruise this Thursday.
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#1267262 - 07/16/12 08:40 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Did you check with the other local auto parts stores? Maybe one of them can get it quicker for you so you can do the cruise.
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#1267263 - 07/16/12 08:44 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: jrwoodjoe]
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Looks like a solid car, and a great place to start. Congratulations!
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#1267264 - 07/16/12 08:48 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: jrwoodjoe]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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Quote:

Did you check with the other local auto parts stores? Maybe one of them can get it quicker for you so you can do the cruise.




They all seem to be a 5 day wait, unfortunately...

edit: Just got back from Pepboys and ordered it from them. It was $2 cheaper to begin with and I didn't have to pay $8 for shipping.
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#1267265 - 07/16/12 08:49 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: DynoDave]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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Looks like a solid car, and a great place to start. Congratulations!




Thank you! So far I have only enjoyed it for 3 miles. Just trying to get the PS pressure hose right now so I can enjoy it for many more.
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#1267266 - 07/18/12 09:41 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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Just went out and checked some of the fluids under the hood. The coolant and oil were low so I filled them up. Trans fluid looked good! Man it took me forever to figure out how to put oil in her. I was thinking it's got to be the breather but didn't want to dump oil in there and find out I put it in the wrong spot. Luckily I gave OzHemi a quick text and he helped me out.
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#1267267 - 07/19/12 01:18 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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congrats on the sweet score there! Funny, I just sold my 1968 Dart GT a day before your and it's on it's way to michigan at the end of the month. Very impressed with the car you bought and the condition it is in. Keep working those little bugs out and that will be a sweet ride for you to enjoy for the next few years!
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#1267268 - 07/21/12 11:23 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: migsBIG]
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congratulations.. great find!!
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#1267269 - 07/22/12 12:21 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: DarrenB]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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congratulations.. great find!!




Thanks Darren! How's the Charger coming along?
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#1267270 - 07/24/12 05:19 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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Got my hose yesterday (after waiting a full week) and I just pulled my old hose out. I start comparing the old hose to the new hose and I find out that the fitting that's suppose to fit into the gear box is a female end and not a male end fitting.





So, I'm trying to figure out what to do about that if I can make this new hose work. If I try returning it I have to pay a 20% restocking fee. Maybe I could patch this one temporarily till I can find a proper replacement. A couple of people throughout the past weeks have mentioned trying to find a business who makes custom high temp and high pressure hoses and have them fab one up for me.

Kinda bugged. I only drove her for 3 miles and she has been sitting outside for 2 weeks. The previous owner drove her 40 miles to deliver it to my house. Just my luck...

So far, it still doesn't look like I will be taking her to the local cruise on Thursday or the Garden Grove cruise on Friday.
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#1267271 - 07/24/12 06:53 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Go to a good parts store with a Dorman or similar selection of brass fittings. Take both hoses with you. You are looking for a double male threaded fitting with that flare. Match the threads and flare on the original male - this end screws into the box. The other end should have male threads that your new hose attaches to. And are you sure the bends and fittings on the new one will fit? Pic looks like a very different hose.
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#1267272 - 07/24/12 07:00 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: Shoozy]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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I also posted it in the Q&A thread and 1 Wild RT found out I have a 75 PS box. So that's why I had the issue with the wrong hose. He found the right hose for me on rockauto.
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#1267273 - 07/24/12 07:02 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Yeah I just saw the other thread. Forget what I said!! Did you check your mail lately?
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#1267274 - 07/24/12 07:10 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: Shoozy]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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No, why? I have been getting a present from moparts every week now. Last week Tom sent me some "moparts.com" decals if that's what you are talking about...
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#1267275 - 07/24/12 07:13 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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That's the one. Glad they got there.
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#1267276 - 07/25/12 04:13 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Sweet little Dart. Always liked white.

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#1267277 - 07/26/12 11:05 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I got lucky at Woodward!

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Little bit of an update. Tuesday, Randy (1 Wild RT) helped me with power steering hose problem and found the correct one for me on rockauto. Apparently the guys who switched my car over to power steering pulled it out of a 75 model and did a really shady job converting it over at that. According to USPS it should be coming in sometime tomorrow. If it does I will try to get it installed by Saturday morning, wash her (and put on the moparts.com decal), and take her on some shake down miles throughout the day. If she is running nicely, I might just as well take her to church and my dad's house on Sunday and she will be ready for next week's cruise.

This is the shady work I am talking about...
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#1267278 - 07/26/12 11:28 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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So here is a long term update. I was working out with my best bud today and I pitched him the idea for a San Francisco road trip next year and he loved the idea. Then I told him, "In the Dart." And of course he got a little hesitant. He basically told me, "I don't want us breaking down or stuck in the middle of nowhere forever because something major failed." If I can ensure him that he said he would have no problems with it.

So here is my new goal... Get the car 100% mechanically sound in 1 year to take on a road trip up to Northern California. I pitched him some ideas about possibly going up PCH through Santa Barbara (spending some time there) and head out to San Luis Obispo to spend one night. Then from there we just man handle it up to San Fran for another 3 nights. We would like to spend a day at Great America and we definitely want to go to the Fisherman's Warf one afternoon.

Anyways, we have a while to plan it. Back to the car. So now I am trying to get down a list of things I want/need to do to the car to make sure it is safe and sound. Here is the list I have come up with so far. Please feel free to add anything I may miss or haven't even thought of:

Wants and/or Priorities (in no particular order)
1) Fix power steering couple or switch over to power steering column.
2) Switch over to A-body 8 1/4 or 8 3/4 rear end (keep small bolt pattern for now).
3) Install aftermarket radiator to ensure the car doesn't overheat (I have a mechanical fan and shroud, but I better be safe than sorry if I can cool the car down more).
4) Fix/replace passenger door lock.
5) Fix/replace sending unit (gas gauge doesn't work or works when it wants to).
6) Fix temperature gauge (I haven't seen it work at all).
7) Fix driver side window issues.
8) Get the AC going (there's no compressor, but it is usually cooler in North Cal and I have windows that will roll down).
9) Thorough check of suspension, brake, tire, and fluids before trip.
10ish) If time and budget allow, switch everything over to big bolt pattern and install disc brakes in the front.
11) Clean out the rust in the trunk.

Anything else you can think of? Thanks for following me and for the support!


Edited by MuuMuu101 (07/27/12 03:10 PM)
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