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#1267279 - 07/27/12 08:20 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
moparpollack Offline
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You are missing a ground on your dash circuit. Do the dash lights work? Time to fix the cheap and simples that go a long way.
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#1267280 - 07/27/12 09:09 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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This is the shady work I am talking about...







I like the road trip idea!
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#1267281 - 07/27/12 10:13 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: moparpollack]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

Registered: 12/12/10
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You are missing a ground on your dash circuit. Do the dash lights work? Time to fix the cheap and simples that go a long way.




I really haven't been in my car at night, but from what I remember 2 weeks ago showing the car to my friend that the dash light was working (behind the speedo at least). I don't recall/know if any of the other dash lights work.
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#1267282 - 07/27/12 12:24 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I've seen some cobbled-up squirt in my day, but that steering coupler is SCARY...

Sure like to meet the rocket-scientist who came up with that...

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#1267283 - 07/28/12 05:26 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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Well, I got my power steering hose early this morning and installed it. Simple and easy. It fit like a glove. Then I decided to take it for a ride. I drove it about 7 miles or so. Unfortunately I forgot the E-Brake on for the first 3 miles. But luckily nothing seems to be damaged. I took it through some curvy and hilly roads and man was the car a hand full, but fun!!! I am sure if I had a firm feel box and some wider tires it would have been much more fun.

Annoying little things I noticed about the car while driving it...
1) The main rear view mirror won't stay in place and tends to aim at the headliner due to the vibrations.
2) It's starting to take a longer time to crank on start up.
3) One of my hoses (not sure which one, I think it goes to the water pump) is way too long and tends to hit the hood and even sometimes the pulleys when I step on it.
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#1267284 - 07/28/12 06:03 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Glad you got to drive it! Take the 3 screws that hold the base of the rearview mirror to the top of the car out. Remove the mirror, and look at the back of it. You will see a plate that captures the ball that the mirror swivels on. Tighten the screws holding the plate until it's tight enough to hold it still, but still lets you move it to adjust it. Install mirror back to top of car and you're done!
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#1267285 - 07/28/12 06:17 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: JDMopar]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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O, and I found a temporary fix for the loose long hose, I tucked it behind the power steering pump away from the pulley. But it's taking longer than usual to start the car. I wonder if my battery or alternator are going dead. My biggest personal issue right now seems to be forgetting to take off the E-Brake.
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#1267286 - 07/29/12 11:49 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
RS23U1G Offline
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I'd go easy on the E-brake...After all these years, it's probably less than ideal...

No need with an auto trans...

Unless yer planning on some 'slalom' driving...

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#1267287 - 07/29/12 12:51 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: RS23U1G]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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Loc: Covina, Ca
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I'd go easy on the E-brake...After all these years, it's probably less than ideal...

No need with an auto trans...

Unless yer planning on some 'slalom' driving...




I don't use the E-Brake for driving uses. I use it for parking uses and forget to take it off before I drive.
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#1267288 - 07/29/12 10:14 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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"tends to hit the hood and even sometimes the pulleys when I step on it."

You might want to check that the drivers side motor mount isn't bad. To check it, open the hood then get in the drivers seat, put your foot on the brake, put it in drive, and give it a little gas. If the motor rocks way over to the pass side then your mounts bad. Its a common problem.
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#1267289 - 07/29/12 10:50 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: NV69B7RR]
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Power steering fluid +motor mount rubber =
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#1267290 - 07/29/12 10:58 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: moparpollack]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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Awwwwwwww poopy...

On the good news I took her out again today and drove her to my dad's house. She drove really well! I just wish I had disc brakes in front at least, but the drums are manageable and stop fine. It's fun going around hilly turns with 205's all the way around. The 2.98:1 rear gears in the back take away from the fun though.
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#1267291 - 07/29/12 11:14 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: DynoDave]
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This is the shady work I am talking about...







I like the road trip idea!




Time to get out the grinder and cut that mess off . Other than that mess is the column fine?
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#1267292 - 07/29/12 11:23 PM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: moparpollack]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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I don't own a grinder... The column is fine with except for the right turn signal not returning when set. O and the power steering sometimes makes a noise under full lock. But besides that everything seems fine.
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#1267293 - 07/31/12 10:08 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I don't own a grinder...




Do you have Harbor Freight stores in your area? As a fellow young/poor enthusiast. Cheap tools can be your friend. Like you, my tool collection started with a small Craftsman set (and I would advise you to stick with that), but being able to get cheap stuff that you need (but might not use a bunch) can be the difference between a stalled project and a slowly progressing one
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#1267294 - 08/01/12 06:52 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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I personally think I would stop driving it and go over the thing with new belts and hoses, as well as new brake parts with all cylinders. If you keep setting that damn parking brake it is liable to get stuck on. I don't know anyone with an old car that uses it on an auto trans.
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#1267295 - 08/01/12 08:28 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: wally426ci]
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I personally think I would stop driving it and go over the thing with new belts and hoses, as well as new brake parts with all cylinders. If you keep setting that damn parking brake it is liable to get stuck on. I don't know anyone with an old car that uses it on an auto trans.




I agree that replacing the hydraulics in the brakes is cheap and easy. Plus you would get to play with brake springs for the first time.
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#1267296 - 08/01/12 10:44 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: moparpollack]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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I personally think I would stop driving it and go over the thing with new belts and hoses, as well as new brake parts with all cylinders. If you keep setting that damn parking brake it is liable to get stuck on. I don't know anyone with an old car that uses it on an auto trans.




I agree that replacing the hydraulics in the brakes is cheap and easy. Plus you would get to play with brake springs for the first time.




I want to drive it to the cruise tomorrow and to Garden Grove on Friday and wait till the weekend before I start getting into it. So a parking brake really isn't needed when parked with an auto? If I'm going to replace brake stuff I might as well find a legit floor jack on CL and buy one this weekend. And wouldn't I need a brake bleeder as well if I'm going to be replacing the cylinders? Where would I buy one, Harbor Freight (not too big of a fan of theirs)?
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#1267297 - 08/01/12 11:25 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: MuuMuu101]
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Don't need a bleeder if you have a friend. Do you have a friend to help?

If you don't have a one man bleeder from harbor freight is $5. So skip lunch or eat top ramen and buy a kit.
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#1267298 - 08/01/12 11:34 AM Re: MuuMuu's 68 Dart... It's a Learning Process... [Re: moparpollack]
MuuMuu101 Offline
I got lucky at Woodward!

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Don't need a bleeder if you have a friend. Do you have a friend to help?

If you don't have a one man bleeder from harbor freight is $5. So skip lunch or eat top ramen and buy a kit.




OzHemi is my friend... I think... I can spend like $20-25 on a better bleeder if there's one available. Again, I'm not too big a fan of Harbor Freight. You think a 2 ton floor jack would be sufficient or should I go for 2 1/2 tons? Also going to look for some jack stands. I can find cheap ones on CL and buy it tomorrow or Saturday.
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