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Old 02-09-2011, 11:23 AM
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Wow don't I feel up to date now... I like the steelies though.
i agree. The steelies look good to me. Not nearly as nice as the engine bay though! congrats on the photo!

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Old 03-23-2011, 12:44 AM
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Well I found a smaller blower pulley and swapped it out a week ago and man what a difference! Throttle response and just made everything better! Had the manual cutout removed and changed muffler..I like the changes. The cutout was noisy ( I mean like rattle noisy ). I will be changing the wheels and tires soon..and I came across this yesterday so now I have some disc brakes on the shelf I couldnt pass them up..I was killing a couple hours and there was a pick a part close by so I went to troll around and came across this disc brake car. The door tag started with 72 so I presume a 72 Gremlin. We yanked everything..my buddy in the pic helping me out.

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Old 03-28-2011, 06:07 PM
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If the rotors are good you will be okay. Those should be Kelsey-Hayes calipers. Last time I had to get some (heck, must have been 7-8 years ago) rebuilt calipers were pretty easy to get. Rotors were impossible from the parts stores. www.kennedyamerican.com has rotors for $165 (Part #BR408). www.americanpartsdepot.com has them for $149 (Part #988 0501B). A lot higher than I thought now! Both sell calipers for $30-35 with a $30 core charge. Parts stores should still be able to get those.
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Old 03-29-2011, 12:31 AM
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Yeah the rotors are fine. Everything looks good just a little dirty/muddy from the rain recently. I just rebuilt the entire front brake system which is 9 x 2 1/2 drums and the car stops great so these will sit for now but for the money I'm happy to have them.
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Old 03-29-2011, 09:13 AM
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The front fender looks wrinkled up a bit, but it still shouldn't render that Gremlin to the junkyard... they make good wheelie cars.
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I see so many cool cars in the yard..sometimes it sucks because some of the cars are in good shape...
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Well....went to the yard today and low and behold 2 Rambler Americans!..someone already grabbed the trim but I scored a really clean gas tank..One even had a continental rear bumper..the other stuff was gone but that bumper and brackets iare probably hard to find. Not a bad day of junkin
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:11 PM
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Early ones? Darn I need a gas tank. Where is this yard?


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They were both 58-60 Americans...1 two door and 1 four door..both pink.
I looked in and around both cars and saw only 1 tank and even it was inside of the trunk of the car behind the Rambler!..You were missing your tank altogether if I remember right??
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They were both 58-60 Americans...1 two door and 1 four door..both pink.
I looked in and around both cars and saw only 1 tank and even it was inside of the trunk of the car behind the Rambler!..You were missing your tank altogether if I remember right??
I have a tank but it is smashed pretty bad. It's in there, I got the sending unit to work so I will be using it, a little short on capacity though.

How about brakes, is the brake hardware still there on the 59? It would have Wagner brakes (unlike the 60 that had Bendix) the top of the shoes are flat where they meet a triangle shaped piece unlike the Bendix that have a rounded tip and meet a round pin on the backing plate. If the 59 has self adjusters I would like to have the hardware.

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Well....went to the yard today and low and behold 2 Rambler Americans!..someone already grabbed the trim but I scored a really clean gas tank..One even had a continental rear bumper..the other stuff was gone but that bumper and brackets iare probably hard to find. Not a bad day of junkin
Wow! that's a good find!
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:42 AM
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You certainly don't find many cars like that in the wrecking yard. Back twenty years ago when I had just got my 65 Gran Sport there were always 65 Skylarks and even Gran Sports in the wrecking yard! I remember once at a newby Pick-n-Pull there were FOUR at the same time!

Now, a car they would call "Old" is something I have no interest in.

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Old 06-14-2011, 11:51 PM
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Sorry Brian but I have not made it back to the yard..I want to try this Sunday..I will check into those parts..I dropped the Rambler off to the painter Friday to have the messed up area by the fuel door fixed as well as just blend the whole car to get rid of scratches etc..
Also got some new rims and tires that will go on this week..hope to have it back by Thursday so i can get it ready for the So. Cal Speed shop show Friday and LA Roadsters Sat. so maybe junkin Sunday??
The car should have a slightly different look by the weekend.
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Old 06-15-2011, 07:38 AM
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No sweat, I can't wait to see your car and what you have done.

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Well...lets push that to next week...I decided to just reshoot the whole car instead at the last minute so no So. Cal or LA roadsters for the Rambler
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