1963 Dodge Dart for the Wife....

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Nice cool day finally so it was nice in the garage. Did the hillbilly alignment to allow us to test drive it and get it to town for a real alignment without tearing up the tires too much... The RH tire was hitting the fender when turning and I torqued and bent it as much as I dared... I think the fronts should have 195's instead of 205's... No harm done as the 205's can go on the Duster when it needs tires if I decide to order the narrower ones. Steering column in in and wheel centered. The DMT kit did not have the exact '63 gasket but by cutting a 4th hole it all worked out... Installed the freshly chromed horn ring. Need to figure out how to restore the center piece now....

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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
The well liner I bought is not quite right.. the early A ragtop expert says only Legendary liners are correct especially for the '63 as it has a different liner, top and boot cover than '64 and up... I decided to pull the threads on the rolled edge along the pinch and use that fold as the marking line. It sets down in deeper and does not have a wad under the pinch rail... it will work for now. I may order a Legendary.... someday as it will take 6 months to get it anyway.

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JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Pushed her outside so I could open the door and work on the throttle linkage. Throttle linkage all functional and ready for carb synchronization. Hooked up a few minor items like the fuel line, Pertronix 12V line and then topped off all the fluids.... so does it run?

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64Rivi

Promoted Users
Looking awesome, Jim!

Can't wait to see the update on the convertible top. I'm no stranger to upholstery work and was going to do a convertible top on a late 90's mustang for my niece. I watched a 2 1/2 hour video on youtube........and told her to just sell the car. :p

Keep up the great work! Almost there!
 

JimKueneman

Mopar Nut
Finally have the thing running sweet and stopping almost as good..... Some new old stock parts for the oil pressure light and brake cylinders a 17.6lb spring in the fuel pump for the textbook fuel pressure and a mix and match of front brake parts that finally work nicely together. Also made the fuel lines look not so Rube Goldberg'y....

Snow last Monday/Tuesday but convertible weather for lunch today...

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