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  1. James, Duricy Motor Memes at duricy.com is collection of more than 2,000 memes that lampoon the conventions of advertising, particularly automotive advertising. I wrote these memes over a one year period for a Twitter audience of 1,700 people. It's new. It's different. The purpose is to provide light entertainment using satire, and other tricks of the literary trade, for readers who have broad general knowledge plus an interest in our wonderful world of cars. Fear not for Brenda, the Packard orphan. She is rescued by a Chrysler family in a subsequent meme. Visit the the site sometime. Perhaps you'll find something you enjoy. If not, that's fine, too! Best Regards, Dave Duricy https://www.duricy.com
  2. If you get it, you'll like Duricy's Motor Memes. Please visit https://www.duricy.com/ Thank You, Dave Duricy
  3. Thanks for waiting, Studemax. Best, Dave Duricy
  4. . . . at Duricy's Motor Memes. Please visit: https://www.duricy.com It's humor for the car curious. Thank You, Dave Duricy
  5. Duricy's Motor Memes. It's humor for the car curious. Please visit: https://www.duricy.com Thank You, Dave Duricy
  6. The Oldsmobiles are always merry at Duricy's Motor Memes. Please visit: https://www.duricy.com/oldsmobile/ Thank You, Dave Duricy
  7. The Imperial in the background is my 1968 Crown convertible: The '67 New Yorker belongs to my mother, and it is a wonderful car for all the reasons you mention. Thanks for the reply! Dave Duricy
  8. Twilight Turquoise with black vinyl top and black leather interior. Optional 15-inch wheels, optional heavy-duty drum brakes (recently rebuilt), AM/FM radio, air-conditioning (without AutoTemp), clock, bucket seats with power driver seat and passenger side recliner, outside passenger side rear view mirror. 131,601 miles. Original 440 V8 with Carter AVS. Runs and drives. Daily driver and same owner for many, many years. $6,500. Located near Cincinnati, Ohio. For photos, please go to: 1967 Chrysler New Yorker for Sale Thank You, Dave Duricy
  9. If I understand your problem correctly, you are saying that you cannot shift the car into reverse. This is not a Fluid Drive problem or a semi-automatic transmission problem. Your shift lever linkage is probably out of adjustment. I had this same problem with my 1950 DeSoto many years ago. Good Luck! Dave Duricy desotoland.com
  10. 1942 DeSotos used an elongated crest similar to the one in your photo. Dave Duricy desotoland.com
  11. Paint code 301 means black paint for the car body. DeSoto offered a wide array of paint colors for 1950. They are: black, Capri Blue, Imperial Blue metallic, Midnight Blue, Glen Green, Andante Green metallic, Dusk Gray, Arizona Beige, Morocco Brown metallic, Royal Maroon, Ceramic Yellow, Samoa Beige Metallic, Glad Green metallic. DeSoto also offered two-tone paint jobs. Dave Duricy desotoland.com
  12. I am working on a Maxwell article about the years when Walter Chrysler reinvented the company and brand. Many reference books seem to be mistaken regarding when certain engineering improvements were made to Maxwell engines from 1920 through 1925. In going back to period newspaper and advertisements, I think I have determined the following order for improvements to the Maxwell 4 cylinder engine: December 1920 for 1921 Maxwells: Lynite pistons (aluminum) September 1922 for 1923 Maxwells: new three bearing crankshaft with pressurized oiling March 1924 for 1924 Maxwells: sping engine mounting at front (not to be confused with genuine Floating Power engine mounts invented later) Somewhere in this sequence must fit a recollection by Chrysler engineer Carl Breer whose associates discovered that the siamesed exhaust valves in the center of the Maxwell engine hindered performance. These two exhaust valves were switched to intake valves. When did this change come into production? I suspect it began with the 1924 models but can find no confirmation. The Maxwell cars have the answers, and I am hoping someone here would provide some insight. Thanks for your help! Dave Duricy
  13. I am more familiar with the post war variations of the Chrysler semi-automatic transmission, but the concepts and basic design are shared with the pre-war original. I believe that the primary difference is that the prewar design shifts via vacuum device while the postwar design uses an hydraullic device to perform the shift action. When owners complain about lack of upshift, the problem is almost always improper idle speed. If the idle speed is set too high, the transmission cannot synchronize. The idle speed for your 1941 Chrysler is probably 425rpm. You can also find very helpful repair advice in the form of period service literature generously scanned and posted by the good people at the Imperial Mailing List. Please follow these two links: Diagnosing the Hydraulically Operated Transmission: 1948 Imperial and Chrysler DiagnoseThe Fluid Drive Transmission Session 12.1 from the Master Technician's Service Conference Troubleshooting in the Hydraulically Operated Transmission 1949 Imperial and Chrysler Repair Of Hydraulically Operated Transmissions Session 24 from the Master Technician's Service Conference Good Luck, Dave Duricy
  14. Thanks, Howard, that is very helpful. Dave
  15. I am looking for anecdotes, either contemporary or vintage, of axle and gas tank strap failure on 1919 and 1920 Maxwells. Searching through magazines and newspapers of the time has revealed surprisingly few stories of what has generally been repeated in secondary sources as common failures. Insights welcome! Thank You, Dave Duricy
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