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post #91 of 348 Old 01-15-2014, 09:02 AM
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Walk out there and tell it "show me" and see if it can repair itself like Christine could.

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I don't know, but if it's as loyal as Woody I'm golden!

I'd rather be lost on the trails than found at home!

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Windknot,

Did your carb survive the fire? If not, I've got a 6-month old Weber 32/36 that I'd like to donate to the cause.

Let me know.

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Thanks. I'll know more later. Right now it's 22° in the shed right now. I live in the Arizona High Country. (We're not all desert, rattlesnakes and scorpions!)

And if you read what I just posted in the Holley conversion thread... I may have stepped my foot in it!

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No worries, I know you're a Holley guy, but old dogs CAN learn new tricks.

My 32/36 is a genuine Weber, and it was plug and play on my 258. It ran a little rich at my altitude, but it should be perfectly jetted for your location.

Anyway, it's yours if you need it.

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Matt, IIRC, the hood was up when the fire started. I bet the top end will need some attention for sure.
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Okay. I went out and removed the dash...

It wasn't pretty.



Jack has his doubts...



I think the heater box is good though! That's a good thing because for '77s they're near and dear to junkyard guys' hearts!



And the speedo?



Wah wah wah. I lose!


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my hat is tipped.

It can be done!
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And the speedo?



Wah wah wah. I lose!


My first thought was "That cleaned up nice!" followed quickly by oh......
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Damn, those pics make me queazy.

I can't image how you feel, Windknot.

My hat is off, as well.

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I think I have the speedo out of a 78 I took apart, I will look for it tonight.

As for the rest, it isn't going to hurt to rewire it all anyway, it is 37 year old wiring in there, no? Updating it isn't the worst thing in the world, but I do realize it would have been nice to not have been "forced" to do it.

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Was looking for somethign else and then saw this... price seems good if it stays low... not sure if you wanted to stay stock or go painless/centech, etc.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Dash-Harness...p2056016.l4276

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post #104 of 348 Old 01-16-2014, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks everyone. We're going to have to set something common to move some money around, even if just to reimburse you guys for shipping. Any thoughts on who to go with?

I'm currently waiting for the funds to hit my checking account. Then I can pull the trigger and spend it like a drunken sailor! My preference though is to rebuild whatever I can, so yes, I'm VERY interested in rebuilding the speedo! Once upon a time, BF (Before Fire) I was going to replace the fuel and temperature gauges. I had even bought the "new" type gauges and was waiting for the winter to pull the speedo and install them. Well, that plan went up in smoke. I guess then the next step is to disassemble the speedo and post some pictures. Thanks.

I've had time to think about all this (THAT'S dangerous!) and after looking at the Jeep, I'm leaning towards replacing much of the chrome and painting it black. There's bubbling on the headlight rings, etc. There's no way Phoenix will ever be "stock", so I guess it should be called a "Resto-mod".

I was thinking maybe white gauge faces (I have a source) with black bezels. Thoughts on this? Rebuilding the gauges would really be conducive to this.

On the tool front, I've found that Campbell Hausfeld uses a mixture of parts from China and here, and then assembles it here in Indiana, I think. so it looks like a CH compressor it is!

I'm not spending too much though until I can look at the frame and figure out what's going on with the engine. That's where the compressor comes in. But, I pull the dash, clean up and prime the screws, etc. It keeps me busy!

It's good to do SOMETHING, at least!

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I have grave doubts as to the speedo. The numbers got too warm.



The assembly is riveted together and I just don't see a way to remove the odometer. Besides my sanity (the ex-wife took that a LONG time ago) what am I missing here? Also, the pointer doesn't move when I spin it. I did find what appears to be a ball bearing floating around. Is that a pertinent part?

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