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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 7:27 am 

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Location: Helsingør Denmark
Just bought an original Yazaki tacho - and it works. now I am going to make up a mount for the center console. I'll post progress.

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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Sat Jul 05, 2014 8:06 am 
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Wow that's so cool! Great find. Very classy looking


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 1:44 pm 

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Wat are they chances if finding a retro 45degree mount for the center console?
I've basically trawled all fleaBay and other fora, but no luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:19 pm 

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then it's time to fabricate one :D
looovvve your car! lets just hope that wonderful tacho does not interupt your ignition and makes the car run poor.. :cry:


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:51 pm 
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Massively cool tacho! 8)
It'll look stunning once fitted to your stylish MS55...

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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:04 am 

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SM Hunter wrote:
then it's time to fabricate one :D
looovvve your car! lets just hope that wonderful tacho does not interupt your ignition and makes the car run poor.. :cry:

We'll given that it just takes the impulse from the side of the distributor cap I think it won't interfere at all.
Time will tell.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:25 pm 

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great find! tacho looks nice & classy
i like.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:49 pm 
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Bit late but congrats on the car. I always seem to miss these posts. :tu:

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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 9:19 am 

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Thx for the compliment.
Summer is hot here i Denmark - we're experiencing temperatures arount the 29-30 degrees - almost like Ausytralia ;-)
Here's a couple of pictures from the family trip to Kullen in southern Sweden last week.
Tomorrow we are off to the western part of Denmark.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/99468254@N08/


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:49 am 

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My gerabox plans are getting more and more confusing - I thought that the W58 would be the right choice, even though it means cutting a hole for the repositioned stick shift and having a new mound and new tailshaft made up.
Newest comment was that I should go for a W50 because it's shorte.
But the 5th gear ration on the W58 sounds like a better option being 0.783 instead of .853 (both being a hell of lot better than 4th gear 1.00)

But now a new option has come up - fitting an overdrive from a 3 gear box - I've been tld that the overdrive sits on the diff and not the gearbox?!
Anyobe clarify this - I'm stumbling a bit here ...


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:05 am 
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No it doesn't fit on the diff.The 3spd overdrive box is what the standard Crown ran.I have been told from many people over the years that the overdrive section of the gearbox can be bolted to the 4spd box that you have in the Deluxe.You unbolt the extension housing from both boxes and swap over.What else is involved I don't know as the people that have told me this have all now passed on.
The W50 and W58 there is no differences in length as they are both the same but the rubber mounting holes are in different spots.
Cheers Brett.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:24 am 

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Thanks Brett - so back to finding a W58 box.
And then some searching for lower springs - still haven't found the right solution yet ...


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 Post subject: Lowering the damn thing
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:21 am 

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Location: Helsingør Denmark
Finally found a supplier of custom made lowering springs for my Crown.
Just have to take them out and send them over to the UK to have them made up with the amount of lowering and stiffness that I want.
GREAT :-)
Now I just want to have a few tips and tricks on dismantling.
Rear end:
How much do I need to take apart? I am assuming that I'll need to loosen the lower part of the shock absorber and the just jack the car up?? Did this with an old Volvo PV544 years back and it was simple. But just from everyone elses experience in here - do I need to disconect any brakelines or other stuff?
Front end:
This looks a bit more complicated - and I think that even though it worked with my PV544 jacking it up I am sure that I will need to do some more dismantling here?

Tips please. And if anybody has a drawing or similar of the suspension for the front I'd appreciate it.

When I've got it all apart I am going to change the shockies as well.
Looking at the they seem pretty standard (well, the same as they were 44 years ago), but both front and read shocks have apin across en one of the ends that is bolted to either top of rear or bottom of front.

What do you guys say??
I'll try to upload some pictures to see if it works.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/99468254@N08/sets/72157645983755997/


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:24 am 

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Schucks - can't work out how to attach images so that they are displayed.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 11:31 am 

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https://www.flickr.com/photos/99468254@N08/14712055988/


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 Post subject: Re: MiLowering experiment MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denm
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:02 am 

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Location: Helsingør Denmark
Did a bit of photoshopping and experimented with different stages of lowering.
Straight forward with 1-6 being unifom lowering in equal increments and the 'a' version dropping it a step at the front relative to rear.

Let's have a vote.

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Exisiting height
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Step 1
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Step 2
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Step 3
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Step 4
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Step 4a with front a little lower
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Step 5
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Step 5a with front a little lower
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Step 6
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Step 6a with fron a litlle lower

Looking forward to thoughts ...


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:12 am 
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If you unbolt the shocks from the bottom and jack the car up you should be able to pull the springs out without unbolting any thing else.
Cheers Brett.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 5:18 am 

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crowncustom wrote:
If you unbolt the shocks from the bottom and jack the car up you should be able to pull the springs out without unbolting any thing else.
Cheers Brett.

Both front and rear??
If so - yeaaaarh!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:20 am 
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On the rear just drop the bottom bolts.On the front you will have to take the shock out then undo the bottom ball joint and make sure you have a jack under it then separate the ball joint from the stub axle.
Cheers Brett.


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 Post subject: Re: Mint condition MS55 1970 Crown Deluxe S from Denmark
PostPosted: Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:56 am 

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Thx Brett,
Will do - I'll look at changing som of the worn stuff at the front and back at the same time.
Bushing, ball-joints etc.
May even have to get some new shocks.
Do you have any idea where these can bes sourced?
Per


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