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1966 Chrysler New Yorker

Ripe for restoration, 100% original, 100% complete! Car has not run since 2002, but at that time had recent complete brake overhaul, new tires and muffler. Under 100K miles, never wrecked. This car was fully loaded with power windows, AC, etc. Clear title to the car, and I think I also have the original sales ticket, brochure and owners manual. You WILL have to have a flat bed with a winch to move the car, but will roll no problem and is easy to get to. Car has some parking lot rash, and a minor bump or two. Absolutely will need for everything to be checked out, but is all there and will make an awesome and cheap restoration project for you!!

$2500 or best offer. Located in Eastern Texas, close to Tyler -- 100 miles directly east of Dallas, 100 miles west of Shreveport, La.

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More than likely it would have the 440. Most Chrysler products from the late 60s have that engine or the special ordered 426 Hemi. This, is not a Hemi. It does, however, have the right air cleaner for the 440.

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For standard equipment . . .

In 1966, Newports had the 383/270 2bbl V-8. 300s had the 383/325 4bbl V-8 New Yorkers had the new-for-'66 350 horsepower 440 V-8.

Optional equiopment . . .

Newports could have upgraded to the 383 4bbl V-8 or the 440/365 "TNT" V-8.

300s and New Yorkers could upgrade to the 440 TNT also.

Newport wagons had the 383 2bbl as standard, 383 4bbl as optional, and a single-exhaust 440 as optional. New Yorker wagons would have been 440-only.

The 440/365 "TNT" used the same cam as the 440/350 and 383/325, but had: a dual snorkle air cleaner and dual exhausts. In '67, the 440/375 got the same hotter cam as the 1967 Plymouth GTX and the 1968 383/335 Road Runner got, plus better exhaust manifolds. The factory windage tray was in that mix, somewhere, too.

The 383/270 used the same 252/252 cam as the first B-block 350 2x4bbl V-8 in the '58 Plymouth Sport Furys. The 383/325, 440/350, and 440/365 used the 256/260 "4bbl" cam, which the 383 2bbls got in '67 or '68. Valve sizes with these engines (not sure about the earlier 350 and 361 B-blocks) was 2.08/1.60. The 440/375 and 383/335 brought the 2.08/1.74 sizes.

The '65-'66 Chryslers were great cars--period. With a good set of HD shocks, they'd have a comfortable crusing speed in the 75-90mph range, right on the peak of the torque curve with the standard 2.76 rear axle. And they'd get good fuel economy at that speed, too . . . with the gasoline we had back then. AND, they'd go around corners better than the competition, too, which was a big plus to me . . . without leaning too much either. Great cars!

The 426 Hemi was NOT available in C-body Mopars--period. Only A (early Barracudas for race use only), B, E-body cars. The 440+6bbl V-8 was available in the Sport Fury GT circa 1970, though.

Congrats on the Imperial, cargeek!

NTX5467

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Take a look at the front of the block right where the head bolts on on the driver side. If the flat pad with numbers stamped on it is horizontal, it is a 440 . If the pad is at an angle with the head then it is a 383.

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NTX I believe you must know of which you speak, but I did once read an interesting story of a midwesterner who insisted to the dealer that he have a hemi in his new station wagon. Story saID the dealer called the factory, and they were eager enough to please, and the guy got his hemi.

Perry

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NTX I believe you must know of which you speak, but I did once read an interesting story of a midwesterner who insisted to the dealer that he have a hemi in his new station wagon. Story saID the dealer called the factory, and they were eager enough to please, and the guy got his hemi.

Perry

Back in the day one could order just about what ever they wanted.

I was talking to a Chrysler salesman the other day, and he told me that he could still do that. But when I told him I wanted a four cylinder engine in a high end Dakota (mine is an 03 R/T that gets terrible milage, but I like the leather and all of the dodads that come in a loaded pickup) I was informed that there are no Mopar four cylinders engines anymore.

In these days of the customer wanting fuel economy I would think that Mother Mopar would be wanting to oblige.

If I remember the conversation correctly he told me in order to get a four cylinder engine these days you would have to buy an import.

I am not ready to do that yet.

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I have looked for the numbers stamped on the front of the block just below the head on the drivers side, but I cant see any stamping or numbers at all behind the power steering assembly. Should this be visible? Am I looking in the wrong location? Any other simple / obvious way to determine if this the 440?

Thanks for all the information - it's quite interesting to a VW airhead like myself! Still open to offers on the Chrysler!

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I have looked for the numbers stamped on the front of the block just below the head on the drivers side, but I cant see any stamping or numbers at all behind the power steering assembly. Should this be visible? Am I looking in the wrong location? Any other simple / obvious way to determine if this the 440?

Thanks for all the information - it's quite interesting to a VW airhead like myself! Still open to offers on the Chrysler!

The pad you are looking for is on the passenger side front of the engine. Big, flat pad about 1 1/2" square or so with numbers stamped, not cast.

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If its a two barrel its not a 440.

I have seen that pad on both sides. Its on the front where the intake manifold (make that the valley pan)meets the block, Or on a 383 where the head meets the block. It looks to be a machined pad.

Here are two pics, The first is a 440, the second is a 383.

Kinda hard to see that you are looking at the pad on the 383 as it is partially painted. But I wiped it off a bit. It is the flat right off of the upper corner of the head. These are both to the drivers side amd are about 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches..

Edited by JACK M (see edit history)

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I just looked at your pics again. With the AC in place you will need to do a bit of searching to see these pads.

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If its a two barrel its not a 440.

I have seen that pad on both sides. Its on the front where the intake manifold (make that the valley pan)meets the block, Or on a 383 where the head meets the block. It looks to be a machined pad.

Here are two pics, The first is a 440, the second is a 383.

Kinda hard to see that you are looking at the pad on the 383 as it is partially painted. But I wiped it off a bit. It is the flat right off of the upper corner of the head. These are both to the drivers side amd are about 1 1/2 inches by 2 inches..

Sorry...I had a brain fart.

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Sorry...I had a brain fart.

I hate when that happens...

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