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Jun
30

Headliner repair

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Hey everyone,
I was able to track down a headliner for my dippy out of a 5th ave. Of course the headliner fabric was drooping so it was removed.When I removed all the trim pieces and sun visors, the corners where the visors mount became a bit brittle and were stuck between the fabric. I was curious if others have came across this situation? How to repair or rebuild torn or ripped areas of the headliner for new fabric. I was going to try and find some similar fabric(paper). Trace the corners...

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Jun
20

Gas gauge not working

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Hey everyone,
I was trying to diagnose what might be causing my gas gauge to not work. Ever since I received the car my 88 dippy,the gauge has not worked. I had to drop the gas tank months back and replaced the pickup and sending unit. After this the gauge still hasn't functioned. Is there a common problem or issues on our cars that cause the gauge not to work? I'm not that good with chasing down electrical gremlins. I have another gas gauge that I can throw in to see if its just that but...

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May
30

Exhaust manifold leak

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Hey everyone,
Have a different situation with my newly acquired exhaust manifolds on my 318. So I switched over from headers to manifolds. Installed a set of M body manifolds w/AIR,both ends on the manifolds have been capped off for emissions etc.

Now I take it down to the exhaust shop after they bend up pipes to make up the difference between the headers to manifolds. Go to fire it up and the exhaust guy says you have leaks from the bottom on the AIR holes where it meets up to the head....

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May
28

Hedman full length ceramic coated headers

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Hey everyone,
Got a pair of headman full length ceramic coated headers. Part # 78056 for small block LA motors,they should fit many models and years of mopar. Bought these new a year or so ago decided to switch back to manifolds. They do have scratches,scrapes (mainly happened when installing and reinstalling) and some pitting near the collectors . Would like to get $250 for them paid almost double that from summit. Located in Northern,CA. Would be willing to ship but not sure on pricing due...

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May
17

Holley accelerator pump

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Hey everyone,
I was looking around under the hood and noticed my accelerator pump arm is barely catching. I haven't had any issues as far as performance etc. There seems to be very little slack between the arm,I haven't ran a feeler gauge under it to check but it seems odd being this far off. The carb is a newer Holley 600 vacuum advance if it matters. Is this a common occurrence? There something I need to check and readjust to center it?Not the best pic but gives you an idea.
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Apr
17

PCV issue

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Hey all,
My pcv was making a odd noise lately like a chattering noise that's intermittent. Replaced it with a new pcv valve, still makes the same noise. Would this perhaps be consistent of a vacuum leak or something coming from the port off of the carb to make this noise? I could try and get a clip of the noise that it is making. The motor seems to run fine otherwise at idle and driving speeds.
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Apr
07

Exhaust Manifolds

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Hey everyone,
Looking for a set of good exhaust manifolds for a M body. Hoping someone has a set laying around that don’t need them anymore. Thanks
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