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Sep
16

66 Polara 383 Rocker Arm Bolt Set

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Due to mis-reading the torque settings for the rocker arms I broke one of my rocker arm bolts. There are 5 total, 3 short ones and 2 long ones. I have tried to find them online, but nobody seems to have one. I would like to buy a complete set of 5 off of someone if anyone has some available.
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Sep
11

Fuel detonating in intake?

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My son has a 66 Polara with a 383. We don’t have a temp gauge hooked up, and my son is fixated upon the car overheating. He said the car overheated tonight, and that the fuel was detonating/burning in the intake and never making it into the cylinder. This sounds totally crazy to me, but he is 16 and he knows everything....just ask him

:rofl:

does this sound credible or crazy to all of you?
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Aug
25

Spedometer Gear Question

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Hello All,

We bought a 66 Polara 383 2Dr Hardtop for my son about a year ago. We bought it at an auction and it was stated it had a "New 727 Transmission". So take that for what it is worth.

When we got the car, the speedometer was not operational. We assumed they never ran the cable after the tranny swap. However after buying another cable, we found the old cable there, just not plugged into the transmission. So we plugged it in and viola a moving spedometer.

However it doesn't seem...

Spedometer Gear Question
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Aug
22

Wheel Stud Question

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So we went to get new tires on my son's 66 Polara 2dr Hardtop yesterday and found out the jackwagon who had it before used some incorrect wheel studs, and JB Welded them in place. Needless to say the JB Weld did not hold up to the shops impact guns. So we have 3 loose studs in one wheel.

Speedway motors is local for me, which is super nice, but I am totally confused by the sizes and Knurl on the studs on their site. Does anyone know what size studs I should get?

Thanks in advance for...

Wheel Stud Question
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Aug
20

1966 Polara 2DR Hardtop Project

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Hello Everyone,

I've been lurking here for a while finding all kinds of information that has helped fix up my Son's 66 Polara. I appreciate all the help you have given people in the past as it has helped me immensely.

So my son is currently 15, will be turning 16 in early September, and we've been talking about his first car for about 4 or 5 years now. He decided last summer that he wanted to get a "classic" car and fix it up. Neither of us have done anything more than an oil change at...

1966 Polara 2DR Hardtop Project
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Aug
20

1966 Polara or similar Front Bench Seat

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Looking for a front bench seat for a 66 Polara. Would take benches from any other similar C Body that would fit. Plan on reupholstering what we get so color and condition aren't important. Willing to pay for shipping to Lincoln NE.
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Aug
19

Welcome griswold00 to FCBO!

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Working with my son on a 66 Polara for his 16th birthday.

Location: Lincoln NE
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