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First real drive in the sweptline today #2537012
08/16/18 03:05 AM
08/16/18 03:05 AM
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Calgary, AB
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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.

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2537251
08/16/18 04:19 PM
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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.......

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: savoy64] #2537501
08/17/18 05:15 AM
08/17/18 05:15 AM
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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.

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2537633
08/17/18 01:58 PM
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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.

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2537824
08/17/18 07:53 PM
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I'll try that...definitely thinking more driveshaft. Tires were just balanced and didn't feel like that kind of vibration.

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2538075
08/18/18 12:25 PM
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Wow, my Sweptlines get more attention than my 64 Belvedere, too! Can you post some pics of your new Sweptline?

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: Triggerfish] #2538133
08/18/18 02:12 PM
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Here's a pic with the newer rubber. See the following thread for some other pics.

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

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Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2538204
08/18/18 06:52 PM
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love it! warts and all.


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1981 Dodge D150 360 auto
Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2538208
08/18/18 07:01 PM
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Check your U-joints. If they are bad it can cause a vibration.

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2538255
08/18/18 09:56 PM
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So cool. Love those original colors from the day were so cool.


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Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2538530
08/19/18 01:26 PM
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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.

Re: First real drive in the sweptline today [Re: 64Bel] #2540761
08/24/18 07:42 AM
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It is looking really cool.


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