Archive for the tag 'lancer'

menko

Moog Bushings quandary

Moog Bushings 9-30-08

Moog Bushings 9-30-08,
originally uploaded by menkoj.

Well the car can’t get aligned, atleast by the local talent at Firestone. Here’s what I got:

L: +.2 caster, -1.2 camber
R: +.8 caster, -1.2 camber

Looking at my offset bushings, I believe the Right side is somewhere in the ballpark, but the left isn’t. I think they control arms have to come off. What do you guys think?

menko

Lancer emerges finally!

Thanks to Cami, Jared and Doug, my 1962 Lancer finally emerged from a long hibernation to get to the 2008 Slant Six show at the Redwood City harbor. It has been nearly 2.5 years since the car moved, as it underwent major suspension overhaul in which almost all original part have been replaced front and rear. This has been a slow process but the last 10 days involved major labor on the brake system. As problem after problem surfaced, we powered on and reminded ourselves this is a fun project.

It still needs some tuning and alignment, but its rolling. I’m ecstatic. It fired up first time (after adding some gas, which was all gone) and after the water pump started belching, we replaced that and it rolled on out. Gotta love that reliability.

Here’s a few pictures from the 2008 Slant Six show:

1962 Lancer makes it back on the road

Congratulations again to Glen Terry, and here’s my attempt to scan and PDF his article in the Paradise Post. Thanks to Wayne for sending it to me.

KillerBees National Slant Six Champions

KillerBees National Slant Six Champions

menko

2008 1962-65 Mopar Calendar

Here’s this years installment of Gary Futrell’s famous 62-65 Mopar Calendar. While we had discussed producing multiple calendars this year, there were not enough high-resolution photographs to complete them. I was considering setting up a photo gallery that would give you all a place to upload your high-quality pictures and possibly even let you vote for your favorite pictures. If you’d like to see this happen, please leave a comment and I’ll make it happen.

Here are the 2 PDF versions of the calendar. If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader, download it for free:

2008 Calendar Print thumb 2008 1962-65 Mopar Calendar (Print Quality Resolution) 10MB File big-copy.jpg2008 1962-65 Mopar Calendar (Web Quality Resolution) 2MB File