Now that is a beautiful interior. Mine is all cloth and drab.Found one bolt under the seat frame. I haven't tried it yet but it could be for the seat back adjustment, to set the backs position?
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This chrome piece has to go on first. Then the frames.
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Finally got them installed. Looks like a different car inside. Has that "New Car Smell"!
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Diran Yazejian was a super nice guy along with his wife that was also there
Now that is a beautiful interior. Mine is all cloth and drab.
Received the seal from Dr. Diff this morning. It's a double ridge seal like factory but the heavy metal lip isn't there. No biggie. The number on it is 7216 and that comes up as a "National" seal. Well those are all leather so I'm not sure what make Dr. Diffs are. His are neoprene.
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Broke my 250# torque wrench. I had it set at 150# for the first go around. Then stepped it up to 240# and broke the adjuster knob on the end of the handle. At least it didn't affect the spring mechanism and I got a good torque.
Reinstalled the driveshaft, topped up the gear lube.
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Then I moved on to the crooked steering wheel. Last time it was aligned it wasn't held while doing the adjustments. So I just mark the floor with some tape, use a 2' square against the tire and on the floor and make a mark front and back of the wheel. I do both fronts to keep track of the adjustment that I'm going to do.
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The steering wheel was leaning to the left so I shortened the tie rod link on the left side and lengthen the tie rod link on the right side. Same amount on both sides, ended up taking only a half of a turn each. Man I hate when they do that on an alignment.
While I had the front end up and the suspension hanging, I gave each torsion bar adjuster one turn. The 440 is a bit heavier than the original 361. It made a slight difference, I'm not going too crazy on them.
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I ordered a four piece floor mat set by ACC. Got them through Summit. Nobody list these for a '62 Dodge. So I ordered a set for a '62 Savoy. What do you know, they fit. Ordered the same color and loop (no logo) as the ACC carpet that I used. ($103)
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KhryslerKid, Hi again, What color ACC carpeting and Floormats did you order? Is that Rose Beige?
Yes it was Rose Beige. Might want to try and order it in a flat box. The date on the box I received was 2011 and was badly creased. Also if you're already using a sound deadner, have them leave the jute off.
I'm liking your "Foward Look" avatar
KK, Thanks for those tips, I will make sure to do both, I like your recomend about the low cost insulation too. What color is your door trim as well?
Any pics of what the threaded piece for the e-brake in the dash looks like?I had cleaned up the E-brake assembly months ago so got it out and did some painting and reassembled.
Any pics of what the threaded piece for the e-brake in the dash looks like?
I'm guessing the chrome plate is the same as the heater fan, without the lettered insert, and the threaded piece must not be a full circle.
Not sure what the small hole is for, as one couldn't turn the back threaded piece into the front chrome piece, and if the chrome piece had a stud for the small hole one couldn't screw it on.
I took 2 dashes apart and cannot find the correct part.
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Makes you wonder how people got down the road, no spacer on the alternator if you would have tightened the bolt the alternator would have locked up.Well, for the next few weeks or months, I'll be living here!
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Finally after all this time, I'm at the point where I can make some headway on this car. Finished the engine build last week so that gave me the green light to yank out the original 361hp. I'm not going to disassemble anything until I have the replacement parts ready. If this was a rotisserie build, it might go a little different.
I decided to pull the engine and trans together. Man that's a tight fit and I won't be installing the new engine the same way. (Looks like I'm in the market for a trans stand/jack of somekind). I had to stop halfway, set the oil pan on the K frame and readjust the chains. Then the oil filter had to come off. Then the water pump was interfering with the hoist so I took it off, and that just made it. I've pulled the engine and trans together before but normally we were junking the car. I thought I was in trouble once or twice but we got her out.
Here's some pics for your viewing pleasure...
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Rust! The radiator weights a ton!
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Original fuel pump? Check out the push rod plug!
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Over due for a valve cover gasket?
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And frost plugs?
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I took pictures as I disassembled, so if anyone needs pics to see how things come apart, with instructions, just pm me. Park cable, shifter cable, speedometer cable, e-brake cables, exhaust, wiring, ect. This is a 95% original, untouched 1962 Dodge Polara 500...