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Offline Murdoc1905

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #30 on: June 18, 2018, 07:01:19 PM »
Very cool story, I would be very interested in seeing what the full chronological story is and what kind of research went into that kind of thing
https://www.lightsout.org/story.html
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #31 on: June 18, 2018, 07:27:33 PM »
Torque spec on the intake and exhaust manifold bolts is 23 ft-lbs according to my shop manual.
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #32 on: June 18, 2018, 08:07:27 PM »
Yeah that's what I got as well, except the two exhaust bolts on the far sides says 17ft-lbs

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2018, 01:14:58 PM »
Very cool story, I would be very interested in seeing what the full chronological story is and what kind of research went into that kind of thing
https://www.lightsout.org/story.html

I don't know that this is the same make that we had on our cars, but here is an example of a 1960s running light.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1960s-PERFECTION-SAFE-T-12V-RUNNING-LIGHT-NICE-NOS-ACCESSORY-615/111692642212?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2018, 01:30:55 PM »
Very interesting that it was installed right in the center. I wonder if the 15% of accidents includes fog. Or if it was mandatory already to have lights on during a fog. I know by me it's mandatory for rain.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2018, 09:05:35 PM »
finished tightening up the bolts, somehow managed to reach them all with some ingenuity. now I just have to work on the tubes and decide if I want to rebuild the carb or just leave sleeping dogs lie.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #36 on: June 21, 2018, 09:12:31 PM »

Look at them dirty brakes!

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #37 on: June 22, 2018, 08:13:12 PM »
Looks intact though, and functional however.



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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #38 on: June 22, 2018, 11:01:24 PM »
Yep, I'll slowly replace the internal components over time, but for now they function pretty well.
Did some cleaning up, removed that leaky heater hose and replaced it, am waiting on vacuum tubing to start swapping bad lines out, attempting to change everything that I can to 1 size. This will probably end horribly but oh well. I also tracked down my radio and amp issue and realized why it was removed.

I attached them all and the radio "worked" the front speakers were blown, and any volume adjustment caused horrid crackling noises lol. I'm pretty sure the contacts or something on the head unit is bad as most of the dials to adjust bass mid and treb cause speakers to cut in and out. But the amp works beautifully, and the added speakers in the back still sound clean.

It's still kind of a shame to lose a period correct radio, but I'm not sure what I can do to fix it.
On a final note, out of curiosity, does anyone know what these are?

The green and yellow things. They are on the passenger side right by the strut tower.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #39 on: June 23, 2018, 12:17:19 AM »
hi, those are 10" and 4" vacuum switches. they tell the computer when manifold vac drops or rises, and the computer reacts accordingly. Sort of an early TPS, throttle position sensor. gz

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #40 on: June 23, 2018, 01:06:43 AM »
Ah, I see, well that's good to know for sure. I'll definitely double check the vacuum lines going to this to make sure they are good.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #41 on: June 24, 2018, 10:36:51 PM »
Found out the tape deck in this thing is a really sought after thing (nakamichi td-700, too bad the tape part of it doesn't work. I believe these things went for $2,000 new. Not sure what I'm going to do with it. I could try to get it serviced or I could just sell it to someone for parts. Does anyone have any recommendations on an older looking tape deck that wouldnt look like a ufo in place of this?

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #42 on: June 25, 2018, 01:52:59 PM »
You could maybe go with an AMC radio/tape deck from that era.  I may have one laying around if you're interested. 

If you want to go with an old school AMC radio, you could get a radio bezel that isn't all hacked up and go that route too.
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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #43 on: June 25, 2018, 02:01:24 PM »
How's the maintenance on the amc radios? Just from a longevity standpoint I don't want to put an older radio in just to have a dry rotted belt snap inside and have to replace again. I'm looking into now what it will take to repair this radio since it is such a nice upgrade, plus its way easier to use what ya got than replace the whole bezel.

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Re: 84 sedan project (beginners luck)
« Reply #44 on: June 26, 2018, 07:23:42 PM »
One of the benefits of being the 2nd owner of an old car. Look at that liscense plate tag history!

Just got my shipment of hoses in, they are a little larger than I was expecting, but I'll make due.

I noticed that the grill was pushed in slightly more on the passengers side than on the driver's when I first got it (as well as the headlight assembly completely in pieces), finally got everything apart and found out it was very minimal damage to that part itself, and slight bending of the quarter panel. I was originally afraid it extended to the engine bay itself, but it's just superficial.