First post here, let me introduce myself first. Name is jeff, I am a younger guy, army vet, and been into cars for years. I have mainly had firebirds/camaros and have owned quite a few over the years. Anyway, while over at a buddies house I noticed a old Chrysler. I started checking it out and just honestly feel in love with it. It had some pretty cool features that just stood out, things like chrome window cranks that had spinning ends, nice chrome pull-handles on the rear seats and it just seemed like such a awesome car. Anyway, I got to talking with my buddy, and its been parked there for 25 years, his dad bought it new in 52. I asked him if he would be interesting in selling it and to my surprise he said yes. I ended up paying 1500 for the car plus delivery. I don't really know if the car is worth that, but I had to have it. I have always been interested in the 50's cars, but hadn't really been up close and checked one out. He told me it is missing some stuff, but once I had decided I wanted it, I wasn't phased. The car itself is fairly solid, the only major issue is the rear drive door is pretty banged up and the rear driver fender area. I have done body work many times though on projects so I am confident I can make it straight again.
As far as missing parts, I need a transmission but I am having a hard time knowing which one I need and more importantly, how the heck to find a replacement one. I know its a fluid drive, but how do you tell if its a manual or semi auto? Any ideas where to find a replacement? Oh yea, and a driveline
Also, I am missing the distributor, water pump, and radiator from the engine bay and probably more...any ideas where to get these parts and from what years?
Do you guys see anything else missing off my flathead? I am gonna have to get a book on flatheads as I have never seen one in real life lol.
Thanks and heres some pics!!!!!!