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    1979 E58 360-4V

    How were these engines "finished" at the engine plant? I've seen E58s in L'il Red Trucks with chrome rocker covers and a chrome air cleaner lid and I've seen what's supposed to be a "stock" E58 in a car that has black rocker covers and a black air cleaner lid. I'm redoing an E58 for a '79...
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    Column ID help please...

    Because it's a Saginaw column, the parts you need would be common to any car i.e. Cadillac that has a tilt/telescope column. There must be somebody on this site who has the 1978 Pass Car Parts catalog or if all else fails, check a local dealer to see if they still have their catalogs or last...
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    Found Fender Tag

    Just read a previous post. I stand corrected on the model.
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    Found Fender Tag

    "H" price point will indicate that this was a Volare Premier.
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    FOR SALE 88 Diplomat AHB Sway Bars

    Has anybody put a rear sway bar on a wagon? I'm REALLY curious to know. I'm fortunate enough to know a now retired Chrysler engineer who was part of the development team for Fbody, particularly suspension. I had talked to him years ago about putting the front bar in polyurethane and adding...
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    Found Fender Tag

    '76 Volare Premier 4dr sedan with the base /6.
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    FOR SALE 1978 Dodge Aspen Wagon - Survivor Original Paint 73k AC Grandfather's Car

    This car is an early built Newark vehicle (Aspen/Volare also built at Hamtramck). It has the base exterior, (yes, it has no woodgrain ,but it's not a woodgrain delete car), base interior and other than the 225-2V, ps, pdb, a/t, a/c the options on this car are the luggage rack, the front/rear...
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    Coolant Drain Plug on '78 Plymouth Volare

    If your engine is full of crusty stuff, or gunk in general, the most effective cleaner I've ever used is oxalic acid. Used to be able to buy a small two part container. Oxalic acid on one side, baking soda on the other. If you find oxalic acid, you need the baking soda otherwise the oxalic...
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    1981 Mexican Spec Chrysler LeBaron Coupe

    The grille looks like the one used on the Medallion models. The emblem in the center isn't the same, but the basic grille appears to be the same.
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    Torsion Bar Bushings

    OK, you've all convinced me that the poly bushings will be OK. Time to get them ordered!
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    Torsion Bar Bushings

    OK, so given that the rubber bushings apparently are now made of unobtanium, what's everyone's experience with the poly bushings? I keep hearing people complain about squeaks although I've seen some that actually come with grease fittings. I'm pretty much OK with going to poly for the sway...
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    Quarter panel replacement

    The sides of the quarter panels are the same. The area where the tail lights are mounted is different.
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    Torsion Bar Bushings

    Yes please.
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    Torsion Bar Bushings

    Who has them?
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    Torsion Bar Bushings

    Is there a current supplier for rubber torsion bar bushings? Firm Feel only has poly. Energy Suspension has nothing. Thanks,
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    SOLD 1979 Plymouth T top Road Runner

    You've hit on most of the right answers for the BFD and the build date not coinciding. The plant might batch run certain colors and end up with extra body shells in the body bank. They might not have all of the parts on hand for a particular car, so it sits until they arrive. The supplier...
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    Alternators used on all FMJ's

    Great article. Much appreciated. What gauge wire would you recommend for the new cable? I have a '79 /6 wagon with a/c and heated rear window. I'm toying with the idea of a power driver's seat as well.
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    FOR SALE For Sale: 1974 Chrysler New Yorker Brougham

    There is a "forcbodiesonly" website.
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    SOLD 1979 Plymouth T top Road Runner

    Notice that the Body Frame Date is April 4, but the MDH label says the car was completed March 29. Can't trust those BFD's as far as you can throw them.
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    Traction issues

    Those tires are going to over power any stock braking system and there'll be no lockup.
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    100amp alternator

    My U.S. spec wagon came with a/c and I've purchased a Canadian spec wagon that only has a heated rear window. Both seem to have the same alternator. I'm adding the heated rear window to the a/c car as well as a rear wiper from an '80. Interestingly the U.S. wagon didn't come with a lockup...
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    100amp alternator

    Thanks! That sounds like the way to go. The car came with a/c, the rear window is the add, and I doubt I'll be driving it in the winter any more anyway! LOL!
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    100amp alternator

    Looking to upgrade my '79 wagon 225-2v to a 100amp alternator. Finding the alternator is the least of it. The mounting brackets seem to be unique to the 100amp. The parts catalog shows a dual belt drive for this alternator, but only a single groove pulley on the fan as well as on the crank...
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    decent bunpers

    So you're looking for any '78 or '79 F Body rear bumper. I bet Marty Mopar can help you with that.
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    FOUND 80 Volare front bumper guards

    These guards are common to all "M" body cars from 1980 through to the end of production. No need to look just for an '80 Volare.