Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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I was at the track in May . Ran quickest ET ever at 13.82 .
I intended to go this week again , but the Tropical weather has set in now , so I will not race again until Sept. / Oct. .
Here is my Cub Cadet 1811 that I use to move my trailer around . I have a hitch on both ends , and pull it out of it's cubby hole , and then push it back in when I get home and unloaded . Tiny yard . It's a 1989 model , and has the good Hydro trans . It sat out for years , and I bought it because the hours were fairly low . I've done a fair amount of maintenance etc ,and fire it up and run it around at least once a month to keep it happy .

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That's a quite old picture , and I've improved the trailer quite a lot since then .
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Yeah, agreed, that's great. Building stuff, using his mind and hands for something other than indoors, hours upon hours of computer games like many kids do here in the states. They don't know a screw driver from a backyard barbecue !

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Well, he's quite a computer freak too, but he's also good with constructing & building stuff, drawing & painting too, "runs inda fambly" so to speak, only thing he's unlike his parents is, together with computer stuff, is that he don't care much for music. Today we put a roof on the trailer, yesterday the walls & doors at the rear came up, this is the latest picture on the way to get the walls:
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On Monday it's the "Tollarp Festival" & he + two pals are gonna sell soda drinks & candy, that's his idea for building the trailer.
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I got some flat concrete plates for free so I built a little floor in the barn, the plates are only 25x25cm & I got 80 of them, just enough to park a car on
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Done with the trailer, today he (& a little me too) painted it & I opend one side + a small slot in the front wall so he can spy on whatever is ahead... 8)
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We also fitted rear "lights" for the look:
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Some days ago I bought SAAB 96 indicators & today I've started carefully to build them into place, here's one just stitting lose for to see how it'll turn out:
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There's plenty work with the bumper too + the rest of life but weather is GOOD!
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Good job on the trailer Ozzian!
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Ozzian -
Yep, that trailer looks good enough to camp out in.

NOX -
Your new lights,,,wouldn't they look better round (or maybe oval), like most everything else on the car (no other square corners) ?

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Yep; Ozzian is 50cm at the moment & that's the length inside the trailer & he says he's gonna spend a night in it.
Tomorrow is the Tollarp festival, they started partying today, but to morrow is the main day & then Ozzian & two friends are gonna drive around & sell lemonade & candy from the trailer. Sonja had to take a pic too when she came back from work yesterday:
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Bullheaded & grumpy old fart as I am, this is the similarity I'm kinda aming for at the moment on the Chrysler:[/b]
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Then maby later I'll get an Amazon to make look like a 55-56 Chrysler... :mrgreen:
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Waterpump on the Chrysler has been leaking for a while so yesterday I orderd a new one & then I removed the old one, it wass leaking from the hole it "should" when the bearings gets worn but I didn't expect this:
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There was no trace of gasket, only a mall amount of black sealer in one(!) place![/b]
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Yeah, if you are careful, you can get away just using a sealer in the place of a gasket. Most motorcycles since the mid-late 1980's (from the factory) at least have few paper gaskets in them, just a silicon sealer on the machined surfaces.

Carefully scrape that surface with a fresh razor blade. Keep it flat, no nicks. Then some ScotchBrite buffing.

Still good to use the paper gaskets when you have them though.

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Yeah, I always use gaskets if I can, seen to many lose bits of sealer left in places where there shouldn't be any.
I learned another thing also now; when we bought the Dodge van from where Josephine's engine & gearbox comes from it had a leaking waterpump & I was happy that it wasn't that awfull expensieve but lately I've felt that it has a play... & when I orderd the new one to the Chrysler the guy advised me to not go for the cheapest one due to its poor quality. So it's Gates I'm buying & hoping it stays good.
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Seems the brightheads who installed the engine was in a hurry, I've been busy trying to line up the alternator but in the end I couldn't get it good enough cuz I lack a long enough bolt to get the alternator more forward... This is what it looks like now, new water pump installed:
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I have other pulleys laying to work better but then the steering pump don't line up... :(
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Try All-thread . Often called Threaded Rod also . Cut to suit your need . Spacers as needed .
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Good idea but I'll get a good bolt soon, I want it to be black steel.
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nox, how did Ozzian and his friends do on their lemonade and candy business at the Tollarp festival?
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