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Old 10-31-2022, 04:24 PM
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It's no secret I prefer Rebel Wire wiring kits! I like the setup, the wires & definitely the size of the print they use on their wires since these old eyes have trouble reading other companies' kits! I can actually read Rebel's wires without a magnifying glass & they have great instructions! And their tech, Jeremy, is the best! I've made mistakes in the past & Jeremy knew exactly what I did wrong & solved my problem on the spot! And no, I'm not getting paid to say this & did not get a free kit either, but Rebel is offering free shipping if you're a RRR/UDS member! I got the 9+3 kit & I did get free shipping!

http://www.rebelwire.com

I always rewire my cars & this wagon is no exception, the rats nest under the dash was so screwed up even I couldn't figure out how they made the car run with it! I should get the kit in a few days & will begin tearing out all the old stuff over the next few days!

The manual steering box is toast & it appears they only have rebuilt power steering versions for sale but will rebuild your old one. I hope they don't take forever!

I'm trying to get a 700R4 ordered today but am playing phone tag with them!

Things are starting to move along & I look forward to getting it back on the highways & byways!

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Old 10-31-2022, 11:15 PM
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Keeping the rear axle? What have you got in mind for wheels?
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Sounds like a good plan

I have to get rid of my 700R4 it's to long for the Bug need a 350 I think If you were closer I'd give you a deal
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Old 11-02-2022, 12:43 PM
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Keeping the rear axle? What have you got in mind for wheels?
Gonna go with black center Torq Thrust II's!

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Sounds like a good plan

I have to get rid of my 700R4 it's to long for the Bug need a 350 I think If you were closer I'd give you a deal
2004R's are shorter but still OD!

I was working on cleaning out the rats nest wiring on the wagon & finally got down to this! Guess that's called... basic!

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Old 11-02-2022, 03:43 PM
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I was working on cleaning out the rats nest wiring on the wagon & finally got down to this! Guess that's called... basic!

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Ignition, headlights, taillights, brake lights, radio, wipers ....what else do you need?
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Old 11-03-2022, 01:45 PM
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It's always a bummer to deal with wipers if they're dead! Hooked a battery up to the wiper motor on the wagon & was pleasantly surprised!

Wipers... yeah!!!

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Old 11-03-2022, 05:41 PM
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Gat love wipers
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Old 11-04-2022, 07:52 AM
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Wipers are definitely a luxury that I make sure works.
The 200r4 trannies are a good choice but, getting a bit hard to find.
Are you leaving the six banger in it"
Is the drive shaft the weird splined hook up one on the rear end or does it have u-joints?
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Old 11-04-2022, 01:03 PM
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Are you leaving the six banger in it"
Is the drive shaft the weird splined hook up one on the rear end or does it have u-joints?
Iron, It didn't have a motor/tranny which is what I prefer! Gonna have a SBC/700R4! I'm really building it for Mrs Tripper so it'll be a reasonably quiet cruiser that'll burn regular!

The motor is a '73 350 block with a 307 crank which yields a 327... a destroked 350!

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