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Old 06-01-2008, 09:00 AM
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I'd like to get this car running today !(just can't wait any longer) So.......I haven't bought a diifferent carb yet, ( alittle short on funds ) So what I have , is the'lean-burn' ('85 318 ). I thnik it's a Holley 6280,,what is the ''Duty cycle solenoid '' ? And is there anything I need to do to the carb , to get this thing to run, without the computor ?............thanks.

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more pictures.....

[IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] [IMG][/IMG] FINALLY ! got it wired enough to get it running and outside for some pictures !....Re-cap : '48 Dodge 4dr (suicide doors ) chopped , "85 Chry. 318 drivetrain and suspension, power disc brakes, power steering, cruise, electric windows and door locks, all from the '85 (plus seats ) wheels also are from '85 (free) but don't think I''l keep them.....still haven't deciced on a grill yet ........
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I believe it was 'Henry Highrise' and/or 'Homebrew' told me at the beginning of this projeact, that it could take 5 years to build a car. I said 'no way !' But now I think I kinda believe them. I'd like to hear from, "Rise' and 'Brew' , see what they think so far ....
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Old 06-13-2008, 04:49 PM
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I've been following along with your build and love what you have done!! Looks like you will be able to drive it this summer.

Just goes to show what a lot of perseverance and ingenuity can do. The amount of use you got out of your donor 85 Chrysler is fantastic!

Do you have any idea how much money you have in your build?
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I'd like to say, I'm around the $2000 mark, The '72 electronic ign parts were probabley the most expensive so far . BUT, it won't be too long before I need to spend about $400 for rubber parts, window channel, glass gaskets, door seals , etc. The priority here is keep the cost down, but then there'l be something like a 69 - 72 carb, maybe a re-buildable one ..... some glass, floor mats , ......
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Just thought you'd like to know; I've used about 90% of the wiring harness out of the '85. I used the the main harnesses cause it has the wires for the electric seats , and all the electric windows and door locks, used the fuse block and firewall connection, left in the fusible links Lot of the dash stuff I don't need, left out the heat and AC for now, window and doo controls will be from the door panels of the '85, and of course removed all the computor stuff. It has wires for door chimes, buzzers, dome liytes , trunk lite, electric trunk lock................
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Old 06-13-2008, 10:33 PM
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I'm guessing that you have an original wiring diagram for the Chrysler that you are using to sort out all those wires. Without it I would have a bunch of trouble but in your case maybe not.
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sorry for the delay in answering here .....yes I have the diagrams, plus I cut open the harness, follow wires , etc.... I'm using a 'Haynes' ( I think it is ), it has the worst, poorest selection of wiring diagrams.... they only print the ones THEY think you'll need ! Normaly, I try to get a shop manual for each car I try to fix up, but I thought I'd try 'cheaper' ??? BUT, i figure if I can get this working.... I'll save $500 for Painless or some other brand, with all the accessarys, but then on the other hand, it taking a month to do this........
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please ignore previus post, tried to post some pictures ....didn't work ! I 'll get back again in a few days.......
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Chop it?

BOATBOB2 has the right idea. This s how I work out these things on paper.
Get the side photo...enlarge it on a copier....then take another piece of paper and lay it over the photo to do a tracing. (a light table helps but you can tape it to an outside window and get enough light thru it to do the tracing.
Trace the outline of the car, the windows, and any other important lines you need. Leave out the stuff you don't need.
Make that tracing and you'll have a simple line drawing.
Make about 20 copies of that line drawing...and then with an Xacto knife you can cut the roof off, and begin to place it where you think you want it.
You can cut chop and section all the paper pieces, and when you get the shape you want you see the blank spots that need to be filled, as well as all the "challenges" involved.
Good luck!!!!!!! Sounds like a project.
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posting help!!!

O K , I need a volunteer, here.... I can not get in to post more pictures thru the photbucket,,( been trying for 2 months !) so................... A volunteer to put a couple pictures in for me ??????
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Why not create a photo gallery on this site, download your pics and then link to the pics in your photo gallery to put them in your posts. Just like you did with photobucket.
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good idea ! forgot about that....let me see if I can figure it out
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OK..I found the photo gallery, but could not see how to put in the photos, I'm alittle slow here.......... will try again later
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