Frank Wilkie

1926 Chrysler Coupe 58

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Finally got it running and just messing around with it.  Solid as a rock.. No rust.  Put new points, condenser, rotor, distributor cap, coil, new plug wires, new plugs, other wiring, took apart vacuum tank, dropped gas tank and cleaned, rebuilt in tank gas gauge, and lubed every grease fitting.  All lights work except one headlamp but I think it's just the connection. Putting the floor boards back in today..  All windows are good and function.  Just a good solid original .  

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What a cool car! I LOVE it. I had a 1926 Model 58 sedan when I was a kid....the steering was stiff and it took all the strength I could gather to drive it. It had been restored by Mason Chrysler-Plymouth in Royal Oak, Michigan, but the dealership left it outside behind their dealership and the wood started to rot. I drove it without doors for a while....it ran GREAT!

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Nice. Well done on getting it going, your perseverence has paid off, now drive and enjoy it.

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I love the medallion patterns on the headlamp and cowl lamp bezels that match the radiator emblem shape.

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Very nice looking survivor!! I just got my own 26 F58 four door. Can I ask you were you got parts for it?? I'm having a very hard time finding parts and also any leads or someplace to find a engine rebuild kit? Any help is appreciated.

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I live in the Pacific N West and would love to get together with other owners.  Love my '26 F58 Touring here it is.  I also have a '26 "70" Sport Coupe my Grand Dad had in the 1920's and found it last year.

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I think your car is not Type 58 but Type 50. Type 58 had an oil level indicator in the engine made by the float 
and the hand indicator on the engine block. Type 50 had only a rod inserted in the engine like today's cars.
The steering wheel type 58 was also fitted with metal bars and long metal levers.
Wheelbase only for type 58 109 "for other four-cylinder Chrysler only 106"
You will find your type exactly according to FEDCO

 

 

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