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Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: dmoore] #2942466
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The car has been sitting in the corner of the shop for a bit but I'm just about ready to start working on it again. I finished up the Duster project and sold it so now I can rotate back to the Coronet.

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Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: AndyF] #2946074
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After not working on the Coronet for a long time a buddy and I started to put it back together. He has some excellent fab skills so he was able to build the motor mounts that I needed in just a few hours of time. The car has sat for a couple of years since I couldn't ever find the time to fab the motor mounts myself. Once the new mounts were built we were able to start putting other things back together. I'm going with a low mount 90 amp alternator this time as well as the Corvette power steering pump so those two items need to be sorted out. I have it all mocked up and just need a few misc parts to finish off the front drive assembly. At this pace we might be able to fire it up in the next week or two.

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My Sniper was dead after sitting for two years without any battery power. Evidently the internal memory inside the Sniper goes blank after a long time without power? I had the backup file on my laptop so I just reloaded it and now it is working again. I needed a custom fitting for the pressure side of the PS system. I took a #6AN adapter and the existing tube over to the local chassis builder and he did a quick modification on the lathe and then tig welded the AN fitting onto the end of the tubing and that gave me what I needed. So we were able to hook up the PS and bleed it. I don't have the engine running yet so we spun the PS pump with an electric drill while turning the steering wheel back and forth. That seemed to burp all of the air out of the system so now I think it is ready for a test drive.

Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: AndyF] #2963058
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I've had the Coronet out and driving for most of the summer. Had a few little leaks to deal with but no big issue. Had to build a new fuel line since one of the AN fittings kept drooling but that was just a 20 minute task. I took the car in for an alignment and the tech said that he couldn't get the toe adjusted properly because the billet tie rod adjusters from Firm Feel were too long. I ended up ordering a set of billet adjusters from PST and they fit just right. So it went back to the alignment shop for a final adjustment.

The Holley Sniper is running really well. I keep watch on it with a matching Digital Dash from Holley. I can download the program to my laptop and view the history so I can see how the tune is running. The PS system seems to be working really well. Some people complain about noise from these Borgenson boxes but so far I haven't noticed any issues.

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Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: AndyF] #2966808
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Originally Posted by AndyF
My Sniper was dead after sitting for two years without any battery power. Evidently the internal memory inside the Sniper goes blank after a long time without power? I had the backup file on my laptop so I just reloaded it and now it is working again.


I had never heard of that. Glad it's running well now.


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Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: AndyF] #2975197
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Looks like I have a couple of things to work on this winter. The passenger side rear wheel gets hot when I drive the car so I'm thinking the brake caliper on that side is sticking a little bit. I can push the car by hand in the shop so the caliper isn't locked up, but the rotor and the wheel get hot when driving. So something isn't working right.

I also have some sort of electrical issue when starting the engine. The battery voltage dips down into the 7 volt range when I turn the key to start. After a couple of seconds the voltage goes back up to 9 or 10 and then the engine starts to crank. I've check my wiring a couple of times and didn't see an issue so I'm going to crawl under the car and change the starter.

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Got the caliper changed and made some wiring upgrades. I also had the dash redone by Red Line Gauge Works. They rebuilt everything and switched the ammeter over to a voltmeter. The clock works now for the first time in 40 years so that is cool.
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Sounds healthy!

The dash looks great.


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Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: DynoDave] #3034980
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I know I'm not the only one who would be interested to hear more of the back story on this vehicle, when did you get it, how things started out and
evolved.

Vaguely recall pictures of it sitting in the background at the beginning of the magazine article journey, the articles weren't specifically about the car
but it was always there somewhere. Pre-shop days.

Maybe it's too much to ask and too much work, but from where I sit....having been acquainted with ya on all these goofy bulletin board platforms since 1991 or whenever it all started, it'd just be cool to see a summary of the changes over time.


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Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: ZIPPY] #3037291
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i've always loved the coronet Andy, sounds nice and looks great as well. i'm glad it doesn't have pristine shiny paint on it. watched the video and i saw the green steering wheel. i love it even more now!!

Re: 1965 Dodge Coronet 500 [Re: AndyF] #3039561
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Originally Posted by AndyF
My Sniper was dead after sitting for two years without any battery power. Evidently the internal memory inside the Sniper goes blank after a long time without power? I had the backup file on my laptop so I just reloaded it and now it is working again. I needed a custom fitting for the pressure side of the PS system. I took a #6AN adapter and the existing tube over to the local chassis builder and he did a quick modification on the lathe and then tig welded the AN fitting onto the end of the tubing and that gave me what I needed. So we were able to hook up the PS and bleed it. I don't have the engine running yet so we spun the PS pump with an electric drill while turning the steering wheel back and forth. That seemed to burp all of the air out of the system so now I think it is ready for a test drive.



That's what might have happened on my friend's incoming project. It has been sitting for about 9 months now without a battery and the Holley sniper seems dead. We'll take a closer look this week after we finish installing the tonneau cover, headache racks, and bumpers on the truck and clear the garage. I Hope PO has a backup file.

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