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Discussion in 'Mopar News' started by Dave Z, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. Scrounge

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    Certain imports were apparently exempt longer. Maybe the exemptions were tied to gas mileage? The Rabbit reportedly returned better than 40 highway mpg, but that's when the national speed limit was 55 mph. I wonder if the smallest Hondas were also exempt.

    And it looks like some trucks were exempt longer, too. According to this, the largest engines and the largest trucks were exempt, some until 1986:

    73-87 Chevy/GMC Pickup Emissions (at http://www.73-87.com/7387info/7387emislevel.htm )

    I test-drove an '84 D50 without a cat. Truck rules were apparently different from those for cars.

    The 1972 report is false. Unleaded was introduced around then, so maybe the author is confusing cats with hard valve seats. And I don't think that cats were mandated; for 1975, a severe reduction in certain pollutants was mandated, and cats were the only technology then which could achieve that.

    The Whippet article reads better now. In the third paragraph from the end, you might want to add a comma after "dropped".
     
  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    The Rabbit managed it by using multiple port injection. With points! Truck rules were indeed different from car rules.

    I'll look at Whippet again.
     
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    The dash instead of the comma works, but now, "thus" needs to be capitalized. Also, at the end where it says Willys never produced over 100,000 again, that's probably true for just cars and Jeepsters, but does the total include Jeep production?
     
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    I checked and you are right, they easily exceeded 100,000 Jeep sales for years, ...
     
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    Last large Imperial page:

    1974-1975 Imperial LeBaron cars (at https://www.allpar.com/cars/imperial/1974-75.html )

    Second paragraph: "They were longer than the largest Chrysler, though they shared the same wheelbase." This was following the paragraph stating that Imperials were unique only from 1957 through 1966. From 1967 through 1973 model years, Imperials rode on a longer 127" wheelbase. Starting with the 1974 model year, the wheelbase was 124", the same as the full-sized Chrysler models. That's probably what is meant, but, given the previous paragraph that ended with the 1966 models, clarification would help.

    About midway through, the last sentence just before the photo of the black 2-door: " a blowre type rear defogger." Should be blower.

    Second paragraph below the black 2-door: "The telescoping steering column would remain unusual for years." What was unusual about it? And this was Imperial's last year until a different model on a shorter wheelbase was introduced for 1981. If New Yorker Brougham is meant, it should be added.
     
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    The lockup torque converter article looks clean, except at the very end, where a dash would look better between "three" and "wire". I'm curious about when the speed at which lockup was activated rose from 27 to 42 mph. From the article, I'd guess some time during the 1978 model year, but one of the mechanics stated that it took years for the 904 problems to be resolved. Also, I had an '84 D100 with a 904 behind a 318; lockup in it usually engaged between 35 and 40 mph (about the same in the '92 Dakota I currently own). About when during the intervening years was the speed adjusted down? Or were trucks assigned a different speed?
     
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  8. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave
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    Changed that wording, thanks - and the Imperial page - and honestly I don't know but I tried to address it with “In later years, the lockup speed was adjusted as engine control systems changed; fuel injection, for example, allowed lockup to be used more often.”
     
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    Both pages look better. Until you know, the "adjusted" statement works.
     
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    Letter 300 page:

    The Chrysler 300 Letter Cars: C300 to 300L (at https://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/300C/letter-cars.html )

    First paragraph of the 300F: "The Hemi head design was more efficienct" -- last word, remove the second c. Also, weren't people more upset that the 300E didn't have a Hemi?

    2nd paragraph of the 300K: "it onky found 84 takers." Try only.

    The picture of the blue '63 is of a 4-door hardtop, when the letter cars had only 2 doors. Same for the pictures of the '64 4-door hardtop.
     
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    A engines:

    Fifth paragraph -- "25,000mile" works better with at dash in between.

    In the chart at the end, the 318 A was made through the '66 model year in the US.

    The Jeep 4.0 page looked clean.
     
  12. Dave Z

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    On the letter cars, I also found a note on the 300F saying it was hooked up to a three speed, followed by a note on the four-speed...
     
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    Thanks for the A-engine notes. The hyphen should be there, I retyped it to be sure.
     
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    More about the 300F 4-speed:

    Inside Chrysler: Chrysler 300F and Ram Induction Engines (at https://www.allpar.com/history/inside/plymouth-8a-300F.html )

    BTW, a typo in the article, in the paragraph after the interior photo: "He was traveling at a speed will above the posted limit" -- should be well.

    Another 300F article, with more info on Daytona:

    1960 Chrysler 300F: “The Banker’s Hot Rod” - high performance, luxury, and handling in one fast car (at https://www.allpar.com/cars/chrysler/300C/300F.html )

    Neither one mentions a 3-speed manual, and the chart at the end of the first one lists the TorqueFlite as standard. The 3-speed manual might have been a delete option.

    You might have another pair of eyes fact-check the Jeep article, since I have little background in that make. The only one I owned was a '96 Cherokee, and that was only for several months. It never got better than 15 mpg on the freeway. I liked driving it, but didn't like constantly repairing it.
     
  15. Dave Z

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    The three speed I meant was the automatic. ... no comment on the Cherokee!

    I cross linked the articles and cleaned up the styling a little
     
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    Up for grabs: Sylvania 9007XV halogen XTraVision bulb, never used, common to many Chrysler cars... an extra-bright bulb. (Just one.)

    Open to any participant in this exercise!
     
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    My Dakota takes a 9004. For those vehicles that take a 9007, that's a good bulb.
     
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    Yes, Dan Stern recommended it. I got one as a trial and then realized putting it in was beyond my abilities, requiring removing most of the front end...
     
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