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    I have sourced intake manifold O-rings from...

    I have sourced intake manifold O-rings from RockAuto using the 1990 Dodge Monaco V6 as a cross-reference. They should be here next week, and then I can continue troubleshooting the vacuum leak.
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    [General] Not too hard, I hope...

    Not too hard, I hope...
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    Cooling fan problem solved. Turns out the...

    Cooling fan problem solved.

    Turns out the terminal on the black/orange wire was just barely hanging on. When I went remove it from the "Otter" switch and insert a jumper to test the fans, the...
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    Definitely a vacuum leak. This is good news....

    Definitely a vacuum leak. This is good news. Vacuum leaks are annoying, but easy.

    Now I just have to check and see which side of the adapter plates the leak is on. I may have to replace some...
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    Jonathan, Good thinking. The fuel pump, fuel...

    Jonathan,

    Good thinking. The fuel pump, fuel line, fuel filter, etc. were all changed along with the engine. I suspected gas at first because there's still some varnish in the tank from when the...
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    [General] Replaced the steel fasteners, washers, and shims...

    Replaced the steel fasteners, washers, and shims on both front fenders with stainless steel. (Fender washers instead of shims. Trick to lining them up is to lift up on the fender lip a little bit...
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    Sidetracked by other things so the car sat for a...

    Sidetracked by other things so the car sat for a few weeks. I guess that was a mistake.

    The PRV really doesn't seem to like anything other than fresh gas. The 3.0L is now doing the same thing that...
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    [General] Threw the T-Panel and louvres back on with a...

    Threw the T-Panel and louvres back on with a minimum of damage.
    Added some coolant.
    Fired it up. That was a mistake.
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    [General] Fixed the door alignment problems by fastening...

    Fixed the door alignment problems by fastening down the roof box and adjusting the striker pins.
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    [Frame & Body] I had forgotten that the torsion bars remaining...

    I had forgotten that the torsion bars remaining installed would create some resistance while torquing down the fasteners. So I tightened them until they essentially bottomed out. Good results: doors...
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    [Frame & Body] Thanks, Gary! I like that solution. I finished...

    Thanks, Gary! I like that solution.

    I finished the "roof cage fix" tonight, slowly tightening the fasteners until they wouldn't travel any more and covering them with black RTV (my tribute to...
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    [General] Roof cage "fix" part one: drilled holes and...

    Roof cage "fix" part one: drilled holes and installed fasteners.

    (Cured neither of the problems I was having with the doors, but managed to render the rear headliner useless in the process:...
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    [Frame & Body] Well, I installed and tightened the nuts & bolts...

    Well, I installed and tightened the nuts & bolts in the roof cage today and solved zero problems. The doors are still binding in the plastic at the front, and the passenger door still creaks like a...
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    [General] New tires. Cha-ching.

    New tires. Cha-ching.
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    I ended up at Pep Boys today to buy tires. For...

    I ended up at Pep Boys today to buy tires. For the fronts I went with one of their house brands, Definity HP 800. For the rears I went with the Mickey Thompson Sportman S/T. They're both all-weather...
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    There's plenty of room on the passenger side of...

    There's plenty of room on the passenger side of #2613's engine compartment for a Roots-style, er, "pre-muffler" ... ;-) But that is not happening. LOL
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    Compressor clutch beginning to fail?

    Compressor clutch beginning to fail?
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    That's exactly why I chose them. (Also they're...

    That's exactly why I chose them. (Also they're stainless steel.) Then I installed them and, well ... I was surprised. Apparently "quiet" on a muscle car forum doesn't mean much. I like to listen to...
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    Sounds like an interesting setup. That's the same...

    Sounds like an interesting setup. That's the same muffler I used, but as you can see I used two of them.

    I wanted to use some resonators to quiet things down, but I couldn't find enough space to...
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    When I bought the car in 2007, it had Houston's...

    When I bought the car in 2007, it had Houston's 2004 "Performance Exhaust" on it. I'd say this setup is comparable in terms of volume.

    I have a pretty good field recording kit, but I don't have an...
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    3.0L even fire dual exhaust

    For anyone interested. I did my best to capture the best sound I could, using headphones to monitor. This was made for someone who was interested in the mufflers I used.

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    [Frame & Body] Thanks for the info, everyone. I'll just remove...

    Thanks for the info, everyone. I'll just remove any loose sealant, scrape away the rest, and have at it Dunmurry-style with new goop. :)
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    [Frame & Body] seam/join in roof box

    I guess a photo would help...

    Looks like the seam/join runs all the way across the roof box between the doors, right at the rear corners.

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    [Frame & Body] New discovery: I thought the roof box was all...

    New discovery:

    I thought the roof box was all one piece, but apparently, it isn't. The area just behind the electrical access panel flexes easily enough for me to press it down (and then it...
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