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Ark

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« on: February 11, 2013, 13:53:45 »





















I have a 1987 Chrysler Fifth Avenue that I've owned since 2005. It was my first car, and I got it when I was 16.

Since then, almost everything about it has been ripped out and changed. The drivetrain is entirely new, with a .30 over 360 attached to an A727 and run through an 8.25" SG rear end with 2.94 gears. The carb is an Edelbrock 1406 and the camshaft is a Comp 268H 268/.454. The heads are essentially stock, but with Comp 995 springs. The transmission is rebuilt, but still basically stock.

The suspension is mostly rebuilt and replaced. It has an AHB rear sway bar, Addco 1 1/8" front sway bar, police shocks all around, 5 leaf HD springs in the rear, poly bushings on all the sway bars, and most of the joints, steering linkages and bushings have been replaced. As an added bonus, it has a set of aluminum subframe bushings. The tires are BFG T/As, 235/70/R15. They just barely touch the front of the wheel trim under heavy cornering.

The interior was redone with new fabric in 2012. It has a cop car speedo, some Sunpro gauges, a new head unit, a tach, and a B&M Hammer shifter.
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Re: Ark
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2013, 14:17:33 »

S-W-E-E-E-E-T!!!!
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Re: Ark
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2013, 18:38:04 »

Bout time you did one of these I've been dying to see the rest of your car lol
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« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2013, 10:13:44 »

Man how can anyone ever say that these aren't great looking cars?

Ark your ride is amazing. I love the stance it has, not really raked but rides a little high. Makes me really want to do a 5-leaf upgrade myself. I've said it before but that is my favorite color for an M. Nice job.
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Re: Ark
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2013, 15:04:05 »

was putting the aftermarket gages in hard? thats my next project for sure.
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Re: Ark
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2013, 19:50:28 »

was putting the aftermarket gages in hard? thats my next project for sure.

Not really all that hard. The hardest part is drilling the holes properly so the gauges are in a nice even cluster.
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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2013, 20:15:54 »

is there any wireing that is already there you can use on the new ones? or do you have to make new ones and just put rubber over the hole?
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2013, 20:43:23 »

I used some wiring in the dash for basic power and ground, and ran a couple of new signal wires. There's a thread about it in the garage somewhere.
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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2013, 20:51:44 »

where did you find the steering wheel?
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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2013, 20:58:07 »

where did you find the steering wheel?

Craigslist. It's just a basic Grant thing, you can find them at any parts store.
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Re: Ark
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2013, 21:04:06 »

with the chrysler logo on it?
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Re: Ark
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2013, 21:10:02 »

Summit had a whole list of horn covers for that wheel, happily they had a pentastar one. I think I paid $10 or something for it.
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2013, 21:12:56 »

hmmm sounds like another good idea. im just trying to think of gauges to put in. in that round spot where there is nothing i have a oil pressure one there. so i could do 3 and leave the brake light one in. im thinging. temp, volts and rpm. or get rid of all 4.
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2013, 21:23:45 »

hmmm sounds like another good idea. im just trying to think of gauges to put in. in that round spot where there is nothing i have a oil pressure one there. so i could do 3 and leave the brake light one in. im thinging. temp, volts and rpm. or get rid of all 4.

That's harder to do than you think. The gauges and idiot lights are part of one cluster to the left of the speedo. It pretty much all needs to come out for the new gauges to fit.

You could always use the wiring from the brake light to light up an LED or something.

I just figure if I lose my brakes, I'll figure it out.
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Re: Ark
« Reply #14 on: February 13, 2013, 21:37:18 »

Your car looks killer Ark.
Hey, this is The Showroom
How bout some more pics?   :whist:
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