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DRASTiK

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    DRASTiK got a reaction from JayEstes in Rocketman voltmeter install in 69 gauge cluster   
    That's because it IS your cluster.  I found the pic doing a Google image search, and it traces back to a post you made on this forum :-).
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from henkster in Which parts supplier should I go with??   
    NPD - 1st choice
    CJP - 2nd choice (or if I'm only ordering a single inexpensive item, since shipping is free)
     
    I've received dozens of orders from both of these vendors over the past few years.
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from barnett468 in Tuning a 351 W   
    Are you using a timing light with an adjustable dial?  If so, make sure the dial wasn't accidentally moved. 
     
    It may be worth trying a second light just to make sure yours isn't giving erratic readings.  I have one you can borrow, if needed.  I also have a new set of points out of a stock distributor for a 69 302.  Not sure offhand if they are the same as a 351, but you're welcome to them if you want to toss them in the distributor to remove the pertronix from the equation.  They've never been ran.  I pulled them out of the new dizzy and put in a pertronix III.
     
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    DRASTiK reacted to Vicfreg in My Son Alex's 69 Mach 1 Restoration Initial Post   
    Hey guys...Vic F here from AREVA in Charlotte.  This is very cool.   What a great father and son project!  
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from manley in Pieces - The 69 Mach 1   
    I hear ya.  Mine's been sitting for a while too, but a couple of weeks ago my schedule finally allowed me to get back to it. 
     
    Question:  Flipping the car on it's side with this setup - is it a one man job?  What about putting it back down?  I assume it takes at least two able bodied people, no?
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from TheRktmn in Rocketman voltmeter install in 69 gauge cluster   
    His instructions will direct you to do this, but there is no pic in the instructions:
     
     

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    DRASTiK got a reaction from SA69mach in Rocketman voltmeter install in 69 gauge cluster   
    His instructions will direct you to do this, but there is no pic in the instructions:
     
     

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    DRASTiK got a reaction from bobbynb2 in Lower door hinge spring 'BANG'   
    Having the same issue with both doors.  This isn't about bushings or door alignment, but it's about the loud BANG noise that occurs when the gears begin to move the spring in the hinge.  Lubing the hinges helped some, but not much. 
     
    Has anyone dealt with this before?  I'm trying to determine whether or not I need to replace the hinges, or if I can repair them. 
     
    If I'm going to repair them, how can I compress the spring to work in the area where it contacts the body of the hinge?
     
    Sorry if this is a silly question, but when searching for related topics, all I can find are discussions about pin and bushing replacement (which I've already done).
     
    I have a set of dynacorn replacement lower hinges, but after looking at them I don't have a lot of faith in them.  I'd rather fix my existing ones if possible.  I'm thinking it'll require some welding, but I'll need to find a way to compress or remove the spring first. Without doing that, it's difficult to see the area that the spring is making contact with.
     
    Anyone dealt with this before?
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from schweigert in coupe rear window trim   
    I can't see the pic from this PC.  Might be my network though.
     
    Anyway, some folks have converted from 69 (fat) trim, to 70 trim (similar to the windshield trim).  This still requires some of those studs to be in place though.  You may need to do a bit of welding to get studs back in the proper place, depending on which trim you decide to use.
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from Rsmach1 in 1st Car Show!   
    Agreed.  Perfect example is that 2016 vette.  As a judge, I'm not going to find any flaws in a car that was purchased 6 days ago off of the showroom floor.  It's a nice car, but the lack of flaws doesn't mean it should automatically get a higher score than the vintage ride sitting next to it that has required time, money, sweat and blood to restore.  "They don't make em like that anymore."
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from JayEstes in Gas Cap Woes   
    Well, in my defense, the filler neck does not fit through the hole in the new repop tail panel.  That is why I assumed it installed from the inside. The flare on the bottom of the filler tube is larger than the hole that is pre-cut in the panel.  Of course, the fix will simply be to enlarge the hole a bit, but in a feeble effort to recover some of my lost pride - I had to add this comment :-)
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    DRASTiK reacted to RobotMan in Instrument Cluster Test   
    I took 2 1.5 v batteries and put them in series for a total of 3 volts. Touched them off on the gauges and watched them move. It was pretty cool to verify their function before reassembly.
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from RPM in Gas Cap Woes   
    This was just a bonehead mistake on my part.  Ah well, it happens to the best of us.
     
     
    It's funny that you mention that.  I'm not the one who removed those pieces either.  I just finished refurbishing the wiper components and tore through all of the bins and bags of fasteners that the PO gave me.  I found everything except 1 dang clip (2 are required, but I only found 1) that holds the wiper motor assembly to the arm linkage.   Had to order one, so the cowl panel won't be installed for a few more days.
     
    It's coming along though.  Subframe connectors are installed, drivetrain is installed, fuel system is 80% plumbed, brake, steering, and suspension systems are complete.  Next is wiring harness and the dash, along with several miscellaneous parts and pieces that I'm collecting bit by bit as I find out that I need them.
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    DRASTiK got a reaction from RobotMan in My Son Alex's 69 Mach 1 Restoration Initial Post   
    Absolutely. Sounds good. 
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