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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2715531
11/13/19 08:08 PM
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Impressive car. Well done with the progress.


Trying out bilstein shock and I'm very pleased how easy and smooth it is to drive my pickup in rocky terrain.
Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: altair18] #2724993
12/17/19 10:55 PM
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Well cleaning some things up tonight as I’m finally able to put a few things back together. Also noticed while cleaning up the boot for one of the tie rod ends has a part number visible so I took a picture of that too.
Was able to loosely bolt the lower control arms and the strut rods into place.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2725976
12/21/19 07:51 PM
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A few parts added.

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2726996
12/26/19 08:50 AM
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A few more of the suspension and brakes coming together. Going with some disc brakes, figure since we added so more go might want to add some more Whoa.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2735533
01/22/20 10:09 AM
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Well some more progress, for the first time in probably over 40 years the K frame has a hemi setting back on top of it.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2735546
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Nice, Matt! Them ole nasty Hemi's..... drive


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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: HemiA12Bee] #2738131
01/30/20 02:54 PM
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One TTI header polished and installed.
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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2738201
01/30/20 06:40 PM
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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: gtx6970] #2738294
01/30/20 11:01 PM
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Cleaning up my leaf springs, have had them in evaporust for a day or so and pulled them out tonight.
Pretty easy to see the original black paint that was on the springs now.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2739614
02/04/20 11:19 AM
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Passenger side header polished and installed so little by little progress.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2740771
02/07/20 07:11 PM
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Working on my leaf springs now. Have most of them stripped off. Let each leaf soak a couple days in evaporust and then went over them with a paint stripping wheel. Also noticed that this spring pack has a R cast into a couple of the separate leafs.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2740816
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Painting the springs before assembling them. As was mentioned earlier it does appear they were painted as an assembly so I will probably scuff and paint them again once the are all assembled.
Also posting a few other parts of the rear suspension that were powder coated a Casper clear after being cleaned up.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2740935
02/08/20 11:54 AM
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Originally Posted by mattsmopars
Also posting a few other parts of the rear suspension that were powder coated a Casper clear after being cleaned up.


I have not heard of Casper clear, but it sure produces a natural, uncoated-looking finish.


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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: DynoDave] #2741052
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Originally Posted by DynoDave
Originally Posted by mattsmopars
Also posting a few other parts of the rear suspension that were powder coated a Casper clear after being cleaned up.


I have not heard of Casper clear, but it sure produces a natural, uncoated-looking finish.

That’s what the guy at the powder coat place called it. So I assume that is the color. I could ask him and it and the manufacture when I go back.
Matt

Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2741855
02/11/20 08:46 AM
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So while working on my leaf springs it’s interesting as the different things 66 springs have vs 67- up springs. I had already learned the clamps on a 66 were one year only, but the zinc liners are also one year only. The kits that are available for the most part are 67-71 style, I think that Frank B makes a 66 kit. So I’m going to share a few of those details in the thread.
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the 66 springs have zinc liners that are 18” long vs the 11” liners in the 67-71 style kits

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the 66 specific clamps with a round hole.

Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2741857
02/11/20 08:49 AM
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A comparison to some 67-69 hemi springs I also have out here in the shop. Notice the liners and the clamps.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2742599
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More leaf spring information. The factory paint marking on the ends, and more black paint on the sides of the zinc plates.
Matt

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Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: mattsmopars] #2742757
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great job you are doing on your coat i am to seeing completion of it, may i ask where did you buy that eng stand from i need one of those. thanks

Re: new project 1966 Hemi Coronet 500 [Re: moparpro] #2742804
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Originally Posted by moparpro
great job you are doing on your coat i am to seeing completion of it, may i ask where did you buy that eng stand from i need one of those. thanks


The engine stand is a US car tool stand. I'm looking forward to getting it at least to the driving point.
Matt

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