SparkEE

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  1. @Dynaflash8 any chance you could post the article?
  2. @Brooklyn Beer I hope you enjoy yours as much as we have enjoyed ours. I like the styling, and it’s the right mix of old car feel and modern-ish capability. ...and the overdrive!
  3. @autoluke Do you have an ad posted with pics online?
  4. I wonder if they have the front bumper and radiator cap. I think American Arrow may reproduce the radiator cap for this. Regardless, looks similar to the body on a 1932 Plymouth and that is a favorite car of my youth. Kudos to the sellers for getting the car up for sale rather than continuing to leave it under an orange tarp on the lawn. Someone will get a fun car at a nice price.
  5. Paint chips (link and attachment, in case link goes down):
  6. Agreed, the silver paint color on the two door for me is a lessor concern from: * damage to drivers’ rear paint * damage to front door paint AND looks like a dent thar could be caused by hooking a door * telltale electric window switch on driver’s and passenger’s side door interior panels (now we are certain mods have been made) * “extra” unterminated wire hanging down from dash * alternator on engine * extra wiring block on cowl * missing radio and extra modern controls for a heater * added audio equipment (see passenger’s side interior kick panel shot * “six cylinder original engine with updated 12volt electrical system”. ...lots of six volt components here, how were they dealt with? Maybe that was a step down on the cowl? ...but if the price is right, probably a fun car, and two doors aren’t as common. The two door ‘32 Plymouth sedans are popular with rodders because they have a larger front door (and it’s a suicide door). I don’t know if the front doors on a 1939 Chrysler are standard size on the two door sedan.
  7. Agreed, the silver paint color on the two door for me is a lessor concern from: * damage to drivers’ rear paint * damage to front door paint AND looks like a dent thar could be caused by hooking a door * telltale electric window switch on driver’s and passenger’s side door interior panels (now we are certain mods have been made) * “extra” unterminated wire hanging down from dash * alternator on engine * extra wiring block on cowl * missing radio and extra modern controls for a heater * added audio equipment (see passenger’s side interior kick panel shot * “six cylinder original engine with updated 12volt electrical system”. ...lots of six volt components here, how were the dealt with? Maybe that was a step down on the cowl? ...but if the price is right, probably a fun car, and two doors aren’t as common. The two door ‘32 Plymouth sedans are popular with rodders because they have a larger front door (and it’s a suicide door). I don’t know if the front doors on a 1939 Chrysler are standard size on the two door sedan.
  8. I’ve been casually looking for an 8 that’s not a project for the last few years. There’s a coupe with the wrong wheels (I believe) and some other modifications currently for sale in Hemmings, but I think it might be priced optimistically based on condition. ...but please buy it so I can stop looking at it, so much! 😆 Hemmings ad: https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/chrysler/unspecified/amp/2225544.html older Bay Area ad: https://www.forcbodiesonly.com/mopar-forum/threads/1939-chrysler-imperial-coupe-8-cylinder.21625/
  9. There’s also a 1939 two door that was for sale in the Seattle on Craigslist for a long time and was on eBay very recently. I can’t recall what they were asking on Craigslist (14k+?), but the last bid I saw on eBay was around 5.5k with reserve not met. UPDATE: 1939 Chrysler Royal DELUXE https://www.ebay.com/itm/402218509218
  10. Might explain why it’s been for sale for a long time. I’m not familiar with them
  11. There’s a Royal coupe project on this page (no OD, I believe): https://www.nepclassiccars.com/projectcarsforsale2.htm
  12. Here’s a good looking Royal, with overdrive that’s been for sale for a while: https://www.oldcaronline.com/1939-Chrysler-Royal-Staunton-Illinois-for-sale-ID896957.htm I do wonder why it has an extra button switch to the right or the steering column.
  13. This car has among the better original dash plastic I’ve seen. I’d heard some folks had drilled out the trim and vacuum formed some newer sheet plastic on the instrument cluster surround and glove box. If anyone is thinking about doing that, let’s talk. I have some to do as well.
  14. If it were near me and I wasn’t sequestered at home, I’d go look. It appears to missing trim where the hood meets the cowl and the oil bath air cleaner has a big dent on that side, which I’d want to fix ASAP, as the filtering part doesn’t seem to be sitting correctly. It has the banjo steering wheel which makes me wonder if there’s also over drive...
  15. Great! If it’s not resolved, and this isn’t the other forum you tried, definitely post your question here: https://p15-d24.com/forum/4-p15-d24-forum/
  16. I can appreciate that. For posted speed limits, my six with overdrive can hold its own on the interstate. In some places the default speed is what a friend termed “super legal”, which is too fast even for that combo. I have an eight project with overdrive as well, so maybe my daughter will get her wish eventually. I had the pictured car on a tour in Idaho several years ago and someone came by to tell me how they used a 1939 Chrysler Imperial to run alcohol between counties in a southern state. He said it was a great car, until it threw a plug through that hood.
  17. There’s a thread that discusses the ratios here, albeit on 8 cylinder cars (same body, longer hood) You might use that to figure out what you should do. I grew up running heavy equipment and was instructed to listen to the drive train to determine what throttle position / gear to run things at. With that in mind, I felt comfortable with a Royal at 45-50 with overdrive locked out and around 60 with good visibility / good roads in overdrive (hydraulic actuated drum brakes worked well, so did push that upper figure a bit on the interstate) . With that overdrive kick down, I was able to ascend a pretty steep mountain road in high. We love the car. I got mine in “well used” condition and have enjoyed it immensely and never worried about the car. ...though there is a one year only hubcap our there on the shoulder somewhere. ok, there was the one time shortly after I bought the car that the throttle linkage clip came loose - that *is* something you want to avoid (throttle opens completely when that happens).
  18. This is my teenage daughter’s favorite car (she’s claimed ours as her own already), though I have to say the cruise and climb overdrive really makes a big difference. There isn’t a picture of the left side of the dash/steering column for the Illinois car, to see if the OD knob is there. The firewall tag would also have “OD”, I believe.
  19. It looks like they are all on Craig’s list. chrysler: https://shreveport.craigslist.org/cto/d/bossier-city-chrysler-crown-imperial/7096406213.html 1952 Chrysler Crown Imperial331 Hemi - Fluid drive - runs - good brakes#3 gradeAsking $20K obo nash: https://shreveport.craigslist.org/cto/d/bossier-city-nash-ambassador-custom/7096395300.html 1954 Nash Ambassador CustomOverhead valve 6cyl - 252.6 cu.in - 130 hp - body by Pinin Farina - seats fold into bed. This was a national show winner.#2 gradeAsking $18K obo
  20. I enjoyed my time behind the wheel of a ‘56 DeSoto. ...I wonder how hard it would be to come up with the missing upper windshield trim.
  21. Here’s a photo of a 1967 Galaxie from the same year with a dark green exterior / tan interior. ...of course, then you’d want to change the top color too. I say, buy and enjoy! What is the trunk space like on that Lincoln with the top down? I forget if these are like ford retractable hard tops with the small tub, or if there’s a different configuration - and if access to the trunk is from the side of the car. Visiting a national park in one of these (Yellowstone, Redwoods, ...) with the top down could be life changing.
  22. A 2000 F350 diesel would have an international 7.3L engine. They have a cult following. ...but will admit I like mine as well. and the 350 would have HD on it.
  23. Thanks @Justin Kerns, I’d be interested.
  24. Ah, perfect! Now that I look, I see a thread on it over there at the ACD website. Maybe @Justin Kerns can shed some light on this (very old 2010 link): https://www.acdclub.org/forum/cord-810-812-acd-forums/4817-transmission-manual-updates