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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-08 11:42 PM (#568104)
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Hey fellow Aussies
Just joined up today and looks like lots of good info and help here.
This is my recently acquired 60 New Yorker

Shes a sweatheart, just did 1000 mile road trip but now she needs a little work and Im looking for some parts.

 

 

 

 

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matte
Posted 2018-08-09 12:54 AM (#568108 - in reply to #568104)
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That's beautiful mate.

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 10:54 PM (#568165 - in reply to #568104)
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Thanks mate. :-)
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 10:59 PM (#568167 - in reply to #568104)
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Sourcing parts is proving to be a bit tricky!
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Posted 2018-08-09 11:20 PM (#568168 - in reply to #568167)
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1coolbanana - 2018-08-09 10:59 PM

Sourcing parts is proving to be a bit tricky!


Any particular parts you're after or mean just in general??

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 11:22 PM (#568169 - in reply to #568104)
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General service parts, dizzy caps, rotor, points etc.

Waiting on some steering parts from the US at the moment and looking for a voltage regulator or something compatible.
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matte
Posted 2018-08-09 11:27 PM (#568170 - in reply to #568169)
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1coolbanana - 2018-08-09 11:22 PM

General service parts, dizzy caps, rotor, points etc.

Waiting on some steering parts from the US at the moment and looking for a voltage regulator or something compatible.


Mate, what State are you in and don't say broke :-)
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-09 11:28 PM (#568171 - in reply to #568104)
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Im in Sydney, just updated my profile :-)

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Posted 2018-08-09 11:32 PM (#568172 - in reply to #568171)
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1coolbanana - 2018-08-09 11:28 PM

Im in Sydney, just updated my profile :-)


So am I mate. Most of the FL'ers are down south or Perth! I'm in Epping area.. Going to do the All Chrysler run to Wisemans Ferry on the 19th. Should come along.

Sent you a PM..

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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-08-10 2:52 AM (#568175 - in reply to #568104)
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Im hoping to make it on the day if I get it running right this weekend, sort the brakes and tranny.
Looking good at the moment!
Hopefully might even get to the Shannons day at Eastern Creek Sunday with some luck.

Im in Kenthurst so not far from Epping :-)
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Posted 2018-08-10 6:09 PM (#568211 - in reply to #568104)
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I think I need the buick, just sold my 58

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Posted 2018-08-11 8:45 AM (#568233 - in reply to #568104)
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Nice looking car Marc. Steve.
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Posted 2018-08-11 6:47 PM (#568258 - in reply to #568104)
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You will find points and condenser ect, but likely left over stock

For the ignition stuff, better off just going electronic. I have had success with the china crap distributors, but I also carried the old points one as a spare (that I never needed)

Otherwise BB mopar theres not going to be much around except maybe speed shops, otherwise the US suppliers that will still sell to Australia

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Posted 2018-08-15 6:08 AM (#568464 - in reply to #568104)
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Mark, I probably have points, Caps etc here, fuel pumps, Carb kits, some front end parts and of course I make all the Lenses etc for the 60.
I love the colour! I have had a few 60 Chryslers over the years myself, even drag raced a 60 NewYorker and 60 300F so I know them well.
Drop me a line georgelaurie@bigpond.com
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Posted 2018-08-21 5:25 AM (#568744 - in reply to #568104)
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I seen it at the Shannobns day, real nice car.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-03 4:38 AM (#569498 - in reply to #568104)
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Tranny and gear selection finally sorted, all adjustment based.
Engine sorted is running sweet.

Front end completely rebuilt.
Brakes are as good as they are going to get.
Engine bay and wiring tidied up and renewed....

Lowered a couple inches etc etc....

Ready to just enjoy for a while now before next stage and more money!

 

 



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60 Imp
Posted 2018-09-04 8:55 AM (#569560 - in reply to #568104)
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Slick Automobile Marc. Good to read you are getting it sorted. Maybe you need to have another look at the brakes? They should work good. They are tricky to set up, it took me a while to sort my car's out, but they do work fine now. Steve.

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Mopar1
Posted 2018-09-04 2:14 PM (#569583 - in reply to #569560)
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you can get disc spindles...
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-04 5:06 PM (#569598 - in reply to #568104)
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The brakes are "OK" but theres way too much pedal.
Even the slightest adjustment to the master cylinder pushrod gets the brakes starting to jam up, and less than half a turn out gets the pedal nearly to the floor.
Bled and adjusted everything and it pulls up ok and straight but theres way too much pedal travel.

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

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Posted 2018-09-05 11:42 AM (#569638 - in reply to #569598)
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1coolbanana - 2018-09-04 4:06 PM

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

:dollar:
Stopping would seem to be a higher priority than upholstery....
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Posted 2018-09-05 4:55 PM (#569651 - in reply to #569638)
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Mopar1 - 2018-09-06 2:42 AM

1coolbanana - 2018-09-04 4:06 PM

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

:dollar:
Stopping would seem to be a higher priority than upholstery....


True, it is, but the rest I can do mostly myself for low cost.

Disc front end is a huge cost, or at least it is here. Probably a 4 k investment.
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Posted 2018-09-06 10:37 AM (#569687 - in reply to #569651)
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1coolbanana - 2018-09-05 3:55 PM

Mopar1 - 2018-09-06 2:42 AM

1coolbanana - 2018-09-04 4:06 PM

Disc front end, twin circuit modern booster is in my future I hope when funds become available and other things are done, like door seals, window channels, bit of a reupholster on the saggy bench seat, shocks etc etc etc .......

:dollar:
Stopping would seem to be a higher priority than upholstery....


True, it is, but the rest I can do mostly myself for low cost.

Disc front end is a huge cost, or at least it is here. Probably a 4 k investment.
get the disc spindles from a junkyard here in the States Then order the rotors, bearings, calipers, ect from Rock Auto. shouldn't be anything near that much. I used '77 NYer on my '60 Plym.
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Posted 2018-09-06 10:49 AM (#569689 - in reply to #568104)
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I suppose there's no Valiants or Chargers in your junkyards. I'm converting my XB Falcon to US disc brakes at the moment.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-09-06 5:09 PM (#569712 - in reply to #569689)
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Mopar1 - 2018-09-07 1:49 AM

I suppose there's no Valiants or Chargers in your junkyards. I'm converting my XB Falcon to US disc brakes at the moment.


Not that Ive found, they are all worth more than mine these days!

Im looking at a bolt on kit, something like this when the time comes but not sure of all the option at the moment.
This was just the first thing that came up in searches

http://www.magnumforce.com/magnumstore/shop/item.aspx?itemid=166





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Edited by 1coolbanana 2018-09-06 5:10 PM
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Posted 2018-09-06 11:36 PM (#569733 - in reply to #568104)
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You will find that the HQ to Z front spindles may be very similar to your Chrysler and well worth checking out. The only dilemma is changing the stud pattern.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-10-31 7:57 PM (#572724 - in reply to #568104)
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A disc conversion Ive found, off the shelf in Victoria from Hoppers Stoppers.
But a master and booster is the trick now.
They are happy to do it but they would need the car for a week and they are 1000 km's away so....

Would anyone know what dual circuit master cylinder and or booster assembly would fit thats available in Oz and what mods that will encompass?
The booster and master cylinder area are very restricted and wondering whats going to fit considering the master sits so low on the firewall.

Even a dual circuit master that works with the existing booster???
Would that work?

Any leads appreciated.

My brakes currently work but they make me nervous, they just about go to the floor but if I adjust the length adjuster under the dash even 1/2 - 3/4 of a turn, they start to lock up.

Thanks in advance.
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Posted 2018-11-01 2:06 AM (#572738 - in reply to #568104)
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Marc, the brake pedal is kind of close to the floor even with everything in good working order. The easiest way of adjusting the push rod is to disconnect the push rod end pin and slowly push the pushrod in until you can feel that it makes contact with the mc-piston.


Now, if you can insert the pushrod end pin without pressing the push rod further in, the push rod is too long. If all is correct, the pedal travel from the resting point to the contact of the mc-piston will be around 3/8" (10mm).


My guess is that the mc has rust damage inside and that brake fluid leaks through internally. I've just changed my mc (with rust issues inside) and recently changed the mc on a '61 NY for the same reason.


The single circuit brakes are not to be considered a problem, BUT, it requires full attention as for the condition f the components, hoses, brake lines etc.

I have all new components now and I'm doing a full check-up every winter.


While you're at it, modify the hydraulic brake switch to a mechanic one - will remove one possible leak source and it will give you possibility to adjust the brake switch for next to direct action - this will earn some very important milliseconds and you can light up your brake lights without braking if some moron is tailgating you.


This will also allow the use of synthetic brake fluid if you should want it (slightly more mushy pedal)
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-01 5:07 AM (#572739 - in reply to #568104)
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Thanks Sven
I have adjusted it the same as per your instructions initially and with that, I get no brakes, pedal just goes to the floor.
I have to adjust the pushrod a fair way further to get the pedal to work just short of the floor.
Another 1/2 - 3/4 turn and it starts to lock up after a few uses.

As you suggest, probably rust damage.
I would like to remove the switch as it also leaks too.

Access to the master with the bellows booster is just ridiculous and makes even checking fluid a two man job. (or am I doing it wrong!)
Cant get the screw out without the bellows completely compressed.
Thats is another reason Id would like to update it.
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Posted 2018-11-01 6:25 AM (#572742 - in reply to #568104)
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Unscrew the screw completely, move the lid towards the engine, drop the screw back down so it doesn't sit on the threaded hole - now lift the screw askew out towards the engine and remove the lid.


Or just do the first step above and move the lid with the screw still in as much as possible - you'll be able to check the fluid level through the semicircle opening.


For filling it up, use a syringe with a clear plastic hose.


See, it's really nothing to it
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-01 3:35 PM (#572760 - in reply to #568104)
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I would still feel better and a lot safer with a dual circuit system
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Posted 2018-11-02 4:05 AM (#572782 - in reply to #568104)
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There is a 7 inch diameter booster and master cylinder combo available on eBay.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAKE-BOOSTER-CHROME-7-INCH-SINGLE-DIAPH...
The biggest problem if you are using the existing pedal setup, will be clearing the engine tappet covers.
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1coolbanana
Posted 2018-11-03 5:16 AM (#572836 - in reply to #572782)
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lozrox58 - 2018-11-02 7:05 PM

There is a 7 inch diameter booster and master cylinder combo available on eBay.
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BRAKE-BOOSTER-CHROME-7-INCH-SINGLE-DIAPHRAGM-MASTER-CYLINDER-FLAT-TOP-CHROME/162604880160?hash=item25dc019120:g:KlUAAMXQDjhQ9GSL:rk:15:pf:0
The biggest problem if you are using the existing pedal setup, will be clearing the engine tappet covers.


Thanks for that.
Will check it out.

This is on a 62, is there much difference?

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Posted 2018-11-03 8:40 AM (#572841 - in reply to #568104)
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The reinforcerment on the '60 models have studs. You must modify, or find a reinforcement from a '62 that also covers the booster hole.

This might be opening a can of Worms......
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Posted 2018-11-04 3:55 AM (#572868 - in reply to #572841)
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wizard - 2018-11-03 11:40 PM

The reinforcerment on the '60 models have studs. You must modify, or find a reinforcement from a '62 that also covers the booster hole.

This might be opening a can of Worms......


Is that the panel that can be seen behind the booster that you are referring to?

A can of worms is a sure thing

Everything seems to be!
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Posted 2018-11-04 4:02 AM (#572869 - in reply to #568104)
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Yes Marc, it's the firewall reinforcement and you must have it, even with a newer mc/booster. That said, it will be possible to modify the existing one…..
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Posted 2018-11-04 4:04 AM (#572870 - in reply to #568104)
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It doesnt look too hard to fabricate one.
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Posted 2018-11-04 4:18 AM (#572871 - in reply to #568104)
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Can of worms.....
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Posted 2018-11-04 4:39 AM (#572872 - in reply to #568104)
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Then, hypothetically, a '62 booster would accept a newer dual circuit mc suitable for drum/drum systems.


If your not in a hurry with this project, contact John Fowlie (Big M) - I Think he could supply you with a '62 set-up, complete with the firewall reinforcement…...
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Posted 2018-11-04 4:51 AM (#572873 - in reply to #568104)
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Thanks, no, theres no big hurry
Plenty of other things to keep me busy
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