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  1. My 1950 Plymouth is titled from the engine #. It doesn`t match the serial# on the screwed on door jamb tag.My 54 wagon is titled from the door jamb tag, but that tag is rivited on. Both factory. Missouri titles.
  2. I just saw your post. I`m about 30 miles west of California, but I can`t go during regular business hours , Saturday or Sunday work? Evenings? email nolt4@windstream.net I`ll try to check here too, but not on computer much. Gary.
  3. I`m only about 30 miles from Sedalia. Havent seen it, but I`ll ask around if you want.e-mail nolt4@windstream.net Good luck, Gary.
  4. Central Missouri auction with about 35 old cars and trucks, mostly 50`s and 60`s. June 29th Stover Missouri, Edzards estate. Sale bill can be seen at auctionzip.com Most of these are rough and many are parts cars but some are worth saving. Scrap buyers will be out in force so heres a chance to rescue some. Sale has lots of old tractors too.
  5. Hi George .I sent the pictures I have of them tonight (Thursday) will get more info and prices or phone #. Thanks ,Gary.
  6. I have a friend who has about six Mercurys for sale due to health reasons. We are in central Missouri. These all need complete restoration, and some may be only parts cars. None are running, but I think some are complete.Two and four doors,one has been wrecked. If there`s any intrest, I can get pictures and better information. I`m not always on here, but I`ll try to check for messages in the evenings regularly in the near future. I`ll ask Dave if he`s up to phone calls, he`s undergoing serious chemo and is pretty sick a lot. You can e-mail me at nolt4@windstream.net Thanks, Gary Nolting.
  7. Sometimes these older models like a higher octane gasoline. compare gas mileage with lower octane and the higher, I`ve found that if you get better performance with the higher octane, you will usually get better mileage as well. That helps offset the higher price. Sometimes the performance is allmost free. In Missouri most gas is an ethanol blend. In cooler weather( below about 50 degrees), count on losing five percent on your gas mileage. Plus carburetors hate the stuff. Some stations here carry 91 octane ethanol free gas. It`s worth the price difference ,especially if the car will sit over 90 days or so without being driven.
  8. I can see merit on both sides of the coin, keep in mind the manufacturers switched to 12 volt and never looked back. The main reason dad used to switch old stuff to 12 volt was to start better in real hot or cold weather. some 6V starters would stand it , some would actually break the mounting housing! I don`t remember what we did on the charging end of things. Had to change all bulbs. I rember things allways started better and had better headlights.
  9. I had a 64 Gran Prix that did the same thing, Sold it before I figured it out. Drove it several hundred miles with no problem except some funny looks.
  10. I think they`re the same as the outside body , I`ll look to be sure. Gary.
  11. Man ,that third picture looks sooo wrong! I would think the pucker factor factor would be really high the first time you drove into the water. Cool.
  12. HOOIE

    409 chevy

    Thanks for the information. What little we used this old truck, it was a horse! Thanks again , Gary.
  13. HOOIE

    409 chevy

    I have an early 60s Chevy C-60 truck with what it supposed to be a 409 engine. I know the second generation big block truck engines were a "tall deck" block, different from the car engines. Does anyone know if the 348-409 engines were different "tall deck" in trucks, than the car engines? Thanks, Gary.
  14. Here in Missouri that vintage of Chevys were titled from the engine number. I don`t know when they started using the serial number. I have a 50 Plymouth that`s titled from the engine number. The serial number is attatched to the door jamb with phillips head screws. I have a 53 Plymouth that`s titled from the serial number on the door jamb, but that tag is attatched with special rivets.
  15. If it has another number it`s probably somewhere on the frame. I`m not sure they even did that back then.