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Thread: 84 Coupe Deville Project

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    There should be no problem starting it with one (good) battery. Even with the coil disconnected, it should crank for a lonnnnggg time before depleting the battery. Check the alternator output, and the battery cables and connections.


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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    With checking the alt, should I just read the volts coming off or is there another way? 14.4v what it should be at?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Take it in and get it load tested. Check the battery connections on both ends, and the grounds, too. May as well get the battery load tested while you're there. Charge it up completely before going.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    I have a load tester, I'll post the results. The last time, it passed.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Yes, but you should also get the alternator tested. It goes on a machine that uses an electric motor with a belt to spin it to check the output.

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    The one have test with the car running, with loads on and off and at high and low rpm...connected at the battery. It prints out the volts with and without load and a ripple chart. Think I should still take it off and bring it in?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Maybe it would be worthwhile to get a second opinion. Just thinking out loud. Something has to be wrong, for sure.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    That's a really nice ride csbuckn! I have a 1980 coupe deville with the 368...no where near the power of the 500 but love the car! mine is the same color as yours with the same interior!! I do have a question for you...i'm looking to upgrade my suspension system as well so I'm going to start with upgrading the springs and shocks. Did the impala SS springs fit easily or did you have any trouble? do you know of anyone that used the eibach lowered springs? i'm still debating whether I want to go with the slammed look but worried that I will have trouble driving over speed bumps and getting into my driveway since its on a bit of an incline...

    thanks

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Thanks. The Impala springs went in like the stock ones. Same indexing and spot as the stock ones, no mods needed. The shocks have to come out so you might as well replace them with Bilsteins or Monroe Severe Service ones. That will stiffen up the front end pretty good. I think Angry Matt has the Eibachs and I think his car looks better but I like the lowered look.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Thanks! His car is pretty nice. have you heard of anyone using the kyb gas-a-just shocks? any feedback?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    Never had them but I hear good things about them. Probably worth the money if you plan on hitting the track. For street driving, the Bilsteins are probably enough.

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    definitely just for street driving but good to know that they are still good...

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    So, the deal is done on the body. Dont know when I will pic it up but he said I can keep it there. The dude that did all the work is a beast on body work. He documented the build on LIL...100+ pages. I couldnt even read it all, my eyes were hurting. He shaved the wiper setup and had trouble with the quarter windows.

    If you're bored, the link;http://www.layitlow.com/forums/29-pr...pre-ident.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by csbuckn View Post
    So, the deal is done on the body. Dont know when I will pic it up but he said I can keep it there. The dude that did all the work is a beast on body work. He documented the build on LIL...100+ pages. I couldnt even read it all, my eyes were hurting. He shaved the wiper setup and had trouble with the quarter windows.

    If you're bored, the link;http://www.layitlow.com/forums/29-pr...pre-ident.html
    What kind of a body deal did you do?

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    Re: 84 Coupe Deville Project

    I traded a 98 Accord with 228K miles(with NO problems) for a brand new body for my coupe. The extra mile dude went to get this body right was amazing but he shaved the mounting area for the wiper motor and welded in some Brougham quarter window mounts or something. He deleted the heat and AC box at the firewall but I can live with that. The link above is to his project thread on LayitLow.



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