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What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !

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Re: What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !
February 03, 2006 06:30PM
Chargers were never Mitubishi!!

Maybe you're thinking of the Plymouth Arrow, or the Plymouth Laser?

Not sure about the dealerships around you, but here they generally don't stock anything for cars beyond warranty period...





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Re: What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !
February 03, 2006 09:02PM
Pete Wrote:
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> Chargers were never Mitubishi!!
>
> Maybe you're thinking of the Plymouth Arrow, or
> the Plymouth Laser?
>
> Not sure about the dealerships around you, but
> here they generally don't stock anything for cars
> beyond warranty period...
>
>
>
> Pete Remner
> Cleveland, Ohio
> Converse All-Star (zero intention of rallying in
> the current US situation)
> 1978


No they were not Chargers, but they called them Challengers and I can't recall the Plymouth name. They had the Mitsu 2.6L, 5spd. ot Auto. I f I can find an image I'll post one.




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Re: What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !
February 04, 2006 01:12PM
pete:

I'm not suggesting that the B Body Chargers from 66-74 were a Mitsubishi and I really hope you didn't think I was.

The name has been brought back and dropped several times. From 75-78 it became based on the Cordoba (not sure what body designation that was). But in the 80s it was a FWD car.. whichever company gets the credit for it is mostly symantics it started life with a Peugeot made chrysler designed motor and the body was derived from the Omni/Horizon which was originally a Simca. Chrysler fitted Volkswagen engines in the early Omni's because VW had lots and Chrysler did not have an inline 4 that was legalized in America at the time..

And as GB said the 80s chargers had Mitsubishi motors in them at some points.. as just about any other FWD Chrysler product in the 80s-90s.

If you find that kind of stuff interesting www.allpar.com is full of info like that.

Once in Eorope we rented a brand new VW minivan and I popped the hood to find it had FORD stamped on various hoses in the engine.

Good point about the dealerships.. but he could also just go to UAP/NAPA. I think I suggested dealerships because there would have to be a mechanic there that could ID the ball joint.

GB Wrote:
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> Pete Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Chargers were never Mitubishi!!
> >
> > Maybe you're thinking of the Plymouth Arrow,
> or
> > the Plymouth Laser?
> >
> > Not sure about the dealerships around you,
> but
> > here they generally don't stock anything for
> cars
> > beyond warranty period...
> >
> >
> >
> > Pete Remner
> > Cleveland, Ohio
> > Converse All-Star (zero intention of rallying
> in
> > the current US situation)
> > 1978
>
>
> No they were not Chargers, but they called them
> Challengers and I can't recall the Plymouth name.
> They had the Mitsu 2.6L, 5spd. ot Auto. I f I can
> find an image I'll post one.
>
>
> G. Blanusa
> Whitby, Ontario, Canuck Eh!
> 1993 Mustang 5.0LX (wants to be a rally car)
> 2004 Suzuki DRZ400S (fun GPS events)
> sometime in 1966






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Re: What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !
February 04, 2006 02:44PM
I've managed to source and buy the brake hose but haven't put in on the car yet. I'm pretty sure that it's the right one, so that's one down.

I thought I had the ball joint matched up to a D50, but it isn't.

The lower control arms on my car which have been custom fabbed have the ball joints pressed into them. The other end of the ball joint isn't visable because it dissapears into the piece that is bolted to the bottom of the strut.

Does that make sense ?

Here's the pic again :

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Re: What really grinds my gears by Peter Griffen !
February 04, 2006 03:32PM
Morten,

Take it out. Once you do that you can match it up in no time. The fact your lower control arms have been fabricated doesn't mean much in terms of your problem.

Morten Wrote:
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> I've managed to source and buy the brake hose but
> haven't put in on the car yet. I'm pretty sure
> that it's the right one, so that's one down.
>
> I thought I had the ball joint matched up to a
> D50, but it isn't.
>
> The lower control arms on my car which have been
> custom fabbed have the ball joints pressed into
> them. The other end of the ball joint isn't
> visable because it dissapears into the piece that
> is bolted to the bottom of the strut.
>
> Does that make sense ?
>
> Here's the pic again :
>
>
>
> Navn : Morten
> Nationalitet : Dansk
> Rally bil : 74' Dodge Colt
> Herkomst : Samme aar som Jefferson Airplane
> Politik : Anarki






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