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What a wonderful show in Gettysburg today!  Was surprised to get a First Junior and a National Award Nomination!!  Wasn't expecting that.  Thanks to the AACA and all involved for a wonderful meet!  Great to see you Chistech and thanks!!!  Ted, you are a great guy too!!!

Now to get a picture to send in.  Any suggestions???

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19 minutes ago, dalef62 said:

That is not mine.  Belongs to fellow Crosley club and AACA member Jeff Gladden.  But nice article.

I hope both ignition keys are different when they're parked side by side at a show!!

 

Craig

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Taking on a customer's 1948 Chrysler Windsor.  I have had the engine and transmission for several months and now I got the car in today.  I will be installing the drive line and getting it drivable, then send it back to the owner.  It is a one family owned car in very good condition.  

Just a tad bigger than the Crosley FOR.

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Today I was able to get the engine in the Chrysler Windsor today.  I rented a engine hoist and got some extra hands to ease the install.  It is alot heavier than the Crosley engine... Does anyone know what that Chrysler Windsor 6 cylinder engine with bell housing and torque converter and clutch would weigh?

It is now setting in the chassis and waiting on all the extras to be installed.

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On 12/22/2020 at 12:20 PM, dalef62 said:

I installed the transmission in the 1948 Chrysler Windsor today.  Was harder than I expected but it is now in place.

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Don't forget to put the E-brake band and linkage on the back of the transmission or else the car will roll away on slopes when parked.😬

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Yesterday I worked on the 1948 Chrysler to try and get it running.  The owners are away and I don't have the ignition key so I removed some of the wires I had connected and jumped the starter solenoid and coil.  After lots of adjustments and tries the engine came to life for the first time in a long time.  Sounds good.  Blew alot of rust and nut shells out the exhaust.  Now to get the radiator in.

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One huge radiator installed.  Did some work on the brakes, the master cylinder was dry, put fluid in it and pumped several times and started to get a pedal.  Then I lost it, fluid on the floor at front left wheel.  Pulled the wheel off and found out someone else was working on it.  The wheel cylinders are frozen and one was broke along with missing parts.  The brake line between the two cylinders was also missing, then I remembered I had seen that part in the trunk.  Put it in and now it built up pressure on the pedal.  A complete rebuild is in store for the brakes, just need to see what can be rebuild and what needs replaced.

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Installed the hood on the Chrysler today and took a SOS pad to the paint on the right front fender to see what it looks like.  Does make a difference and I am not one that like patina, but I might make an exception on this car.  Even if it isn't mine.

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Started to do some body work on my niece's 1971 Lincoln Mark III.  This car belonged to my mom and was bought used probably around 1976-77.  It wasn't driven much as it only has around 46k miles on it.  It was put into storage when my sister(my niece's mom) was learning how to drive as the insurance would have went sky high with her being a principal driver on one of the three cars they had licenced.  Then my brother learned how to drive, then me, so the car stayed in storage.   About 20 years ago it got a classic plate and was driven to a few shows.  

When dad decided a few years ago to sell all the cars my niece decided to buy the Mark III.  I have replaced all the belts and hoses and now I am starting on the body work.  My niece only wants it touched up where it is rusted through, leaving it mostly original.

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With the weather warming up, I got back on the bodywork on my niece's Mark III.  Two bad areas almost done with metal work.  One more to go on this side and then on to the other side.

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1 hour ago, r1lark said:

How is that '48 Chrysler coming along Dale?

I have stopped working on it to get my niece's Mark ready for her to enjoy this summer.  The people that own the Chrysler are in no hurry.

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Work continues on my niece's Mark III.  Was finally able to get some epoxy primer from the auto parts.  This Covid-19 sure has everything messed up.  I wanted light gray but they didn't get any in.  Got a coat on and then put some Allmetal filler on it.  Hopefully by the end of the week I will have this side in pretty good shape.

Last Friday, dad and I went to Carlisle for Spring Carlisle.  It was very busy and lots of people.  It really upsets me to see all these people riding mobility carts, mopeds, motorbikes, golf carts etc.  Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind those that are physically disabled riding them, but there are a lot of people using them to get around that should be walking!  Yes, there is a lot of area to cover and without them you might not be able to cover the whole swap meet, but how much do you see as you fly by on your cart.  And the drivers of these carts seem to think they have the right of way.  I don't know how many times I was sideswiped by a cart while walking on Friday.  And the other thing that bugged me was the wagons and such for hauling parts, kids, food etc.  The carts get bigger and wider and longer every year.  This year I even saw a double trailer wagon, (a wagon attached to another wagon that was at least 10' long)  They pull these thing around and I think they forget they are wider than they are and I got hit by by several of them and there parts that are hanging out over the edges of the wagons and carts.  Something needs to be done before someone gets hurt by the carts and wagons.  There was too many people in the walkways to have all these carts and wagons.

Ok, off my soapbox!  😂

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