Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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Re: Josephine, a "Moparistic" -55 sedan

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Ah, they did GOOD Paul, thanx for asking! ;) Here they are, just stopped, selling stuff in front of Sonja & her friends cafe' stand:
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NOX -

Be sure to use stable spacers when you do the offset of your alternator.
A stack of used flat / bent washers will change thickness over time, and the vibration of the alternator. A solid standoff or spacer might be found at your local hardware store.

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Yes, I know that Mike. I have thick pipes that I use for this & at first I just put back the washers that was already there, then I replaced the washers; there was a lot of mounting & trying back & forth.
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I've been draging on cutting but this afternoon I got to it:
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So maby tomorrow the other side...
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Took a few days & I thought it would be easier the second time but nooo... So today I wnet for it.
The first one I could more or less just put in without much thoughts about angles, or so I thought... :oops:
That one ended up slightly slanted, it was difficult to see due to the tapperd shape as in becoming narrower towards the rear... & now I had to messure not only the distance from the grille & hight from the headlight but also the distance on the side from the fender trim.
& I aint sure I got it right compared to the first one.
So I avoid taking the picture from a distance at a lower angle for now, don'nt wanna see the bad angle... If there is one... For now...
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So it's all done exept for connecting the wiring, in the end it was almost one inch wide distance at the middle & here's what it looks like now inside the plastic "glass":
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Sometimes thing just goes good & sometimes... eh...
Since the fuel prices has raised for a while now we drive less, Sonja bikes to the cafe as much as she can when she don't need to bring big or heavy stuff & we think twize before driving any direction at all but the other day when I drove back home from the cafe I heard Josephine's electric fuel pump & it was time to fill up a bit & as I saw the price was down I took 98 octane & was happy.
Next day we went with Sonja's Subaru to her parents, 300 km north, for midsummer & such & the day after coming back she said it smelled like gas from Josephine... so I looked under & sure enough; it dripped from the outgoing pipe of the tank. So I put a cut open oil canister under & today I gotta take care of it. I've had problems with the threads where the pipe attatches to the tank, they're in a bad state, but now it seems to come from up higher on the pipe.

Then I've "forgot" to continue with the brake work on the Chrysler & I noticed the car didn't roll as easy as it used to & when I started with the wiring for the indicators I took off the front wheels & gee how the right one was braking hard & the left one a bit too... So now I'm trying to get these parts & they're 3/4 more expensive here than direct from rockauto so I've asked the same pal that got the shims for angling the rear axel to figure out the best way to shipp & the costs for that + customs.

Being in the Gøteborg area I also stopped by Nils & got a few parts for his Starlight, such as the thing that attatches to the rear of the engine for the gas pedal to carb linkage, two vent windows & a bunch of other stuff... One being a ignition coil from the fifties that I gave him when we moved from Sweden among loads of other stuff, gonna take a photo of it so you'll see... Beauty it is!

So that's where I am now & from yesterday, new month, I'm working full time so less time for all this + the work on the house, & that's a LOT!
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Wow, and we, at least I...thought the US were the ones with the majority of the price increases.

Seems everything is about twice as much in cost as it was about a year and a half ago. Gas, groceries, even cat food !

I haven't done much car work lately, except go to a coupla races. I've gotta get back on my "driver" Conestoga, get it back on the road ! I did get a couple of my aluminum, Chrysler, (modified for the Stude engine) manifolds filled with epoxy to make them work correctly, but that's about it, the last few months.

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Inflation is a World Wide problem currently .

https://news.yahoo.com/world-bank-chief ... 13290.html

At least all of us that have squirreled a lot of parts and pieces away over the previous years , are now able to benefit , having paid relatively better prices back then .
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Well I think people ought to go by bicycle more; it don't cost more than food & drink & you get quite far for the effort, sadly I have a seriously bad knee & had two surgeries already on it, but I used to bike a lot & far.

Today I emptied the gas tank on Josephine, gona drive her on LPG now, have been to lazy before, the LPG station is 10 km away, half way to town.

& thanx for replies, I get happy as a kid everytime!
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& by the way Mike; do you find it easier to post pictures here? I'm really curious...
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Well...apparently not !

I've posted pictures in the past, but that was a long time back.
I tried using the little "stamp" above, with zero results. Nothing happened.
I just tried a "click, slide and drop". That..."may"...work, but a note comes up saying that the file is too large.

I'll cut a coupla shots down in size tomorrow and see what happens.

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Aha, I have difficulties everytime I've changed camera cuz they're usualy bigger in size so the I have to figure out, with help from someone else ofcourse since I'm really bad at that, how to downsize direct in the camera. But I still keep them pretty big for sometimes use for other stuff so after I've imported them I have to downsize direct after in my computer too... & so on...
& yeah, I remember your pix from adding of another hood on the hood.
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Champion V8 wrote: 02 Jul 2022, 15:26 Well I think people ought to go by bicycle more; it don't cost more than food & drink & you get quite far for the effort, sadly I have a seriously bad knee & had two surgeries already on it, but I used to bike a lot & far.

Today I emptied the gas tank on Josephine, gona drive her on LPG now, have been to lazy before, the LPG station is 10 km away, half way to town.

& thanx for replies, I get happy as a kid everytime!
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Nox, how much is LPG compared to the gasoline, to go the same number of miles?
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I never botherd counting the difference but LPG is enough cheaper than gas so it's worth it even if the car uses a bit more & aint got as much power as with gas. It's easy to put weaker springs in the distributer to make up for the lost power but as I drive on gas sometimes & LPG sometimes I just leave as it is.
& Josephine burns rubber easy enough anyway.

Today I finaly cleaned up, painted, put sealer on all the welds & sprayed thin undercoating on the inside-towards-the frame of the left side sill on the Chrysler, one of all those things I've been thinking "I'll do that later, soon"... & now I did!
A picture of a part before the final coat:
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