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#2325805 - 06/23/17 02:41 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
jpilone Offline
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She's on the alignment rack now!


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#2327626 - 06/27/17 03:53 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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So the car has been running REALLY rich. It's probably a bit over-carbed with the 870 street avenger. I changed the primary jets from the original 78's to 76's and retuned it and it's a night and day difference!

Tomorrow morning I am going to the tax collector's office to register the car. I'm sure I'll take a beating. I let the registration lapse in 2002...

Say a prayer for my wallet!
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#2327629 - 06/27/17 04:08 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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hahahahah, I'm sure its a tiny fee in comparison to the cost of the car. What hurts is it goes to the Tax Man, not into the car or a few cold ones after a long day.

Congrats looking forward to seeing it in person
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#2328110 - 06/28/17 01:55 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Got the car registered and legal this morning. Took her at lunchtime today to fill it up with gas and for a brief drive to get some food, and saw my favorite sub shop owner, who has a new Challenger Scat Pack Shaker.

The car spit and sputtered a little under a light load, but was fine after it warmed up. I am going to spend a little more time tuning the carb. when I got back, the idle was at 1200rpm. I turned it back down. Overall, I was pretty happy. The brakes felt good, steering was good. All in all was a good first drive (6 miles)


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#2328112 - 06/28/17 01:56 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Scheduled to get the top done on Wednesday, 7/5. I'll drop it off at the upholstery shop at 7:30 am that day. Should be done either late the same day or the next day. I trust them. I've used them for years for other work through my employer. They do dealer work, and custom/hot rod work too.
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#2331967 - 07/05/17 01:45 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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So I have spent time tuning the carb up. It was running stupid rich at idle, so I changed the jets down from 78's to 76's. Made a nice improvement, but it still has a little stumble just off idle. The accelerator pump discharge nozzles are working fine, and at the right time, but they are putting a lot of fuel down the carb when in use. They are .045, I ordered .035's today from summit. I'll try that and see if it helps. Some tinkering with the idle mix screws have helped, but not 100% cured. it's a street avenger 870.

I drove it home from the shop Monday 7/1. I put the top down, and proceeded to get sprinkled with fluid for the top's hydraulic system. Looks like it seeped out a hose somewhere, but I can't find the leak. Now it has an air pocket in it, but isn't leaking anymore.. Gonna have the upholstery shop that's doing the top go through it and make sure it's 100% right.

I put some miles on it Monday and Tuesday, and broke 100 miles taking it to the upholstery shop this morning at drop-off. The temp stays nice and steady at about 180, verified by an infrared temp gun at the radiator inlet too, so the temp gauge is working good.

It should be done at the upholstery shop late tomorrow. After that, I take it back to Richard's so we can install the rest of the interior, and he has some touch-ups to do on the car.


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#2333692 - 07/08/17 02:50 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Just picked her up from having the new black top put on. The rest of the interior goes in tomorrow morning, then it's time to make up for 16 years of lost time with my old friend.

Take a note of the tach! Cruising in 5th gear! Love it!


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#2334144 - 07/09/17 01:13 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Great to hear.
Been a long time coming, enjoy !

And hey did you make it a point to park under a Mopar tree?
( notice "M" shaped fronds, lol ) .
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#2334654 - 07/10/17 10:51 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Drove the car to Richard's and we got the rest of the interior in the car. The passenger door required a hinge adjustment to get the class properly lined up to the new top, and we had to do a minor adjustment to the top frame at the screw in the break in the frame between the front and rear side glass to get it leveled out. The top is pulled pretty tight, and the shop said that it would need some time to stretch out properly and to keep it up as much as possible for a few days.

I took it through the dunkin donuts drive-through on my way there, I'm sure it will be the only car like that to ever do that!


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#2334664 - 07/10/17 11:08 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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A long time ago, a member on here did a rendering for me. I figured it would be really cool to make that in real life...


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#2334665 - 07/10/17 11:10 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: MONC]
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Originally Posted By MONC
Great to hear.
Been a long time coming, enjoy !

And hey did you make it a point to park under a Mopar tree?
( notice "M" shaped fronds, lol ) .


That was not done on purpose! Noticed it afterwards. Good eye! smile
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#2335806 - 07/12/17 09:30 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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New wheels are here 18x8 with 255/45 at all four corners. Lug nuts are too large and make the socket touch the rim, gonna go out at lunch and get smaller lug nuts. Can't believe the look. They are perfect!


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#2335881 - 07/12/17 11:21 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Looks good, even better with the black top.

I was never partial to the Rallye Wheels, I do like the 5 Road Wheels you put on. Nice job.





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#2335954 - 07/12/17 12:57 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Wheels are on and done! I lowered the front a bit. It's breathtaking!


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#2336030 - 07/12/17 03:25 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Well worth the wait, lesson to all. Patience and perseverance pays off.

CONGRATULATIONS
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#2336046 - 07/12/17 03:54 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: modelmakerinc]
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Originally Posted By modelmakerinc
Well worth the wait, lesson to all. Patience and perseverance pays off.

CONGRATULATIONS


Thank you! It's so surreal that the car is finally done.

Well, it'll never be done, but it's at least 100% and functional now. Took my better half with me to a weekly cruise night in Delray Beach last night. It was nearly full when we pulled up, people stopped, stared, and parted like Moses and the red sea..
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#2336113 - 07/12/17 05:39 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Awesome! So glad to see it over the finish line. It is stunning! Nice job!

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#2336251 - 07/12/17 09:42 PM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: Finoke]
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Originally Posted By Finoke
Awesome! So glad to see it over the finish line. It is stunning! Nice job!


Thanks man. I really feel like many of you have been along for the ride for many years!
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#2339030 - 07/18/17 11:04 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Anyone that knows me can tell ya I'm not a custom type of guy. But your car is done so nicely and tastefully that I LOVE IT!!!! You should be very Proud of it, I remember over the years you had a bunch of roadblocks but so very glad you continued on to this level of Perfection!!!
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#2339663 - 07/19/17 10:40 AM Re: 1970 Plymouth RR Conv Custom Project [Re: jpilone]
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Awesome car. It was fun to look through your progress. Very beautiful

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