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#2537012 - 08/16/18 01:05 AM First real drive in the sweptline today
64Bel Offline
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 68
Loc: Calgary, AB
I can't believe how many "nice truck" comments or smiles and thumbs up it got! Outdid what the Belvedere usually gets.

Put tires on it that weren't 20+ years old in addition to new radiator hoses and tstat after the bypass hose decided to bypass the cooling system altogether a few weeks ago. Did about 90 miles in total and it worked great.

Bit of a weird vibration about 65mph+...not constant but cyclical 3/4 of the time at that speed, not dependent on on/off throttle, didn't feel it through steering wheel.

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#2537251 - 08/16/18 02:19 PM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
savoy64 Offline
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Registered: 09/07/11
Posts: 1842
Loc: colorado
when you hook up your heating system---if it leaks inside the heater box----just drop the box out and inspect the hoses inside---yes there are 2 pieces of hose in there that give up and guys think the whole heater core is bad.......

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#2537501 - 08/17/18 03:15 AM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: savoy64]
64Bel Offline
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Loc: Calgary, AB
By "bypass" I meant the intake to water pump hose (318). That's very good to know about the heater box as I've never opened one up.

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#2537633 - 08/17/18 11:58 AM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Grand Prairie,Texas
Vibration could be tire or drive shaft. The drive shaft can be checked by turning the shaft 180* in the rear yoke. Tires, check balance.

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#2537824 - 08/17/18 05:53 PM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
64Bel Offline
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Registered: 10/04/12
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Loc: Calgary, AB
I'll try that...definitely thinking more driveshaft. Tires were just balanced and didn't feel like that kind of vibration.

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#2538075 - 08/18/18 10:25 AM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
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Registered: 07/25/05
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Loc: Blairsden, CA
Wow, my Sweptlines get more attention than my 64 Belvedere, too! Can you post some pics of your new Sweptline?

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#2538133 - 08/18/18 12:12 PM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: Triggerfish]
64Bel Offline
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Registered: 10/04/12
Posts: 68
Loc: Calgary, AB
Here's a pic with the newer rubber. See the following thread for some other pics.

http://board.moparts.org/ubbthreads/ubbt...tml#Post2517131


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Edited by 64Bel (08/18/18 12:17 PM)

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#2538204 - 08/18/18 04:52 PM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
basketcase Offline
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Registered: 09/03/03
Posts: 7007
Loc: east side of Ohio
love it! warts and all.
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#2538208 - 08/18/18 05:01 PM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
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Registered: 01/19/03
Posts: 29566
Loc: Grand Prairie,Texas
Check your U-joints. If they are bad it can cause a vibration.

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#2538255 - 08/18/18 07:56 PM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
larrymopar360 Offline
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Registered: 01/07/11
Posts: 1798
Loc: Central Florida
So cool. Love those original colors from the day were so cool.
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#2538530 - 08/19/18 11:26 AM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
Triggerfish Offline
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Registered: 07/25/05
Posts: 1903
Loc: Blairsden, CA
Very nice Sweptline & I love its color combo. The 68 I got 2 yrs ago was a NV dealer's 383 Swepty & the guy I got if from kept the Sweptline bed since its a rust free Swepty & put a Uteline bed on it. It ran great, but we put its red 383 2bbl on a stand & installed my 70 built 383 Mag so I can tow my 64 Belvedere easier. My dash is different than yours but yours is very cool, too. Best wishes on your resto.

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#2540761 - 08/24/18 05:42 AM Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel]
Harold Offline
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Registered: 08/24/18
Posts: 4
Loc: FL, USA
It is looking really cool.

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