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Wow not only did it look great but it sounds like it's mechanically pretty good.   Alot of restored cars don't come close to that.  You can't beat original and figure the honesty of an all original car.  I don't think you could have plated all the chrome on that car for what you paid for it. 

 

Now did he have any other cars to get rid of?

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8 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

Wow not only did it look great but it sounds like it's mechanically pretty good.   Alot of restored cars don't come close to that.  You can't beat original and figure the honesty of an all original car.  I don't think you could have plated all the chrome on that car for what you paid for it. 

 

Now did he have any other cars to get rid of?

He said he has a few more that he is not parting with yet. Sold a few already. Didn't really seem too keen on offering up anymore then that.  This car is really mostly original down to the window felts which are in very good shape.  The flip up window crank handles are flawless and the windows go up and down better then the ones I restored in my 46 Dodge.  One odd thing though about what Chrysler did. When you roll down the rear windows the chrome across the top is attached to the roofline where as the front has the chrome attached to the window frame and comes down with the window leaving a chrome-less gap over each door when the windows are down.  One other thing is the push up cowl vent rod is not attached to the handle even though everything is in place.  

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One other thing is the push up cowl vent rod is not attached to the handle even though everything is in place.  

 

did the vent possibly leak and it was sealed off?

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something else I will dig into.  on the list of things to do !  First getting the parts chaser back on the road. Thought I had the 63 Dodge 880 fixed this morning but opposite of what I was "PROMISED" from one of the C body boards, 1966 Monaco rear drums do not fit a 63 880.  grr.  Too deep x 1/16 inch.  Perfect fit but tighten up the lugs and the wheels don't turn !  And according to Dodge, every once in a while a rear with 11 inch brakes made it onto a car instead of the 10's. Guess which one I got.

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Hopefully the 50 will give you more enjoyment with less agony than all the battles on the Cheaper beater 63 Dodge.  

 

That vent might not have leaked but maybe one on a previous car did so they made sure you wouldn't open it as a precaution on this one.  Remember ways of thinking in the old days.   

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something else I will dig into.  on the list of things to do !  First getting the parts chaser back on the road. Thought I had the 63 Dodge 880 fixed this morning but opposite of what I was "PROMISED" from one of the C body boards, 1966 Monaco rear drums do not fit a 63 880.  grr.  Too deep x 1/16 inch.  Perfect fit but tighten up the lugs and the wheels don't turn !  And according to Dodge, every once in a while a rear with 11 inch brakes made it onto a car instead of the 10's. Guess which one I got.

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  • where is that 10. HF grinder when you need one??????????  maybe a local shop can cut a bit off for you.

 

 

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1 hour ago, mercer09 said:

something else I will dig into.  on the list of things to do !  First getting the parts chaser back on the road. Thought I had the 63 Dodge 880 fixed this morning but opposite of what I was "PROMISED" from one of the C body boards, 1966 Monaco rear drums do not fit a 63 880.  grr.  Too deep x 1/16 inch.  Perfect fit but tighten up the lugs and the wheels don't turn !  And according to Dodge, every once in a while a rear with 11 inch brakes made it onto a car instead of the 10's. Guess which one I got.

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  • where is that 10. HF grinder when you need one??????????  maybe a local shop can cut a bit off for you.

 

 

those drums going back and evidently 67 coronet FRONTS are correct.  62-64   880's were half Chrysler and everything else till 65 when they gave up on it halfway through the year.   8- 3/4 rear with 2-1/2" shoes , 11 inches.    Trying raybestos

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From EBAY.   $3000 for pretty solid 2 door hardtop '68 Dodge.  70k runs good no leaks (according to seller.)  Looks like it will need some rust work, but not horrible. Need to check on title, though.

 

1968 Dodge Polara | eBay

 

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Great. Another old Mopar that fits the bill here.  I need the number of his exhaust guy. The hardware store is out of worm gear clamps and I think he has them all s-l1600.jpg

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One backfire from a bad valve and the shrapnel takes out 15 kids waiting for the school bus like an IED

 

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A couple cars in Canada, both in Canadian Dollars. The Chrysler needs a bit of reassembly and who knows what else. The Buick looks well kept but could use an engine bay cleanse.

 

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/st-catharines/1936-chrysler-airlfow/1466488361?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true    $9,500

 

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https://www.kijiji.ca/v-voiture-collection/st-georges-de-beauce/1936-buick-series-40/1466614046?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true    $25,000

 

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3 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

Great. Another old Mopar that fits the bill here.  I need the number of his exhaust guy. The hardware store is out of worm gear clamps and I think he has them all s-l1600.jpg

 

Hey, that almost would've been upscale when I was 18. Coke and beer cans were my most likely exhaust patching material. 😄

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Yeah, James ! And back when I was 18, those beer cans were more durable. They were made of steel. Those who consumed always carried an opener referred to as a "Church key". I wonder if that term is still remembered by anyone under the age of 50 or 60 ? The doctors allow me 1/2 a light beer now and then. It is so seldom these days, that when I do get around to it, I usually drink the whole thing.   -   Carl 

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1 hour ago, Sharps45-70 said:

A couple cars in Canada, both in Canadian Dollars. The Chrysler needs a bit of reassembly and who knows what else. The Buick looks well kept but could use an engine bay cleanse.

 

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/st-catharines/1936-chrysler-airlfow/1466488361?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true    $9,500

 

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What's going on with the speedometer on the Chrysler?  I can't figure it out.

 

 

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Speedometer as a tach. That's either second and high, or high and overdrive. I think the latter.

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7 minutes ago, neil morse said:

 

What's going on with the speedometer on the Chrysler?  I can't figure it out.

Neil, that's the "tachometer."  Shows next to mph the rpm in direct 3rd (higher number) and 3rd overdrive, in hundreds of rpm.  1937-38 Pierce had similar.

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That's got to be the cheapest airflow I have seen in that shape.  Usually they resemble more of a field car for that price. 

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Not bad but I think that 50 Chrysler 2 door hardtop,  raised the Mopar bar for deals. 

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1 hour ago, auburnseeker said:

Not bad but I think that 50 Chrysler 2 door hardtop,  raised the Mopar bar for deals. 

 

No question. The '50 Newport was a prize -- a more attractive model, likely better condition and better priced. But this comfortable old sedan could be an affordable entry into the old car hobby.

 

Don

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6 hours ago, auburnseeker said:

Not bad but I think that 50 Chrysler 2 door hardtop,  raised the Mopar bar for deals. 

This would be a good family car but if your holding it up to comparison to the one I just got then 3 k needs knocked off the price just by the sellers description

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I wonder with things changing in the market if your 50 is the exception or going to become the rule?  Lots of neat old cars with no following coming on the market.  Hell your 50 was on ebay and ran through more than once.  It wasn't like you bought it from an obscure auction like that Auburn I'm interested in. 

Either way to a degree the 50 is a bit of an exception in it being a survivor and not just a family sedan like most.  Still glad you bought it.  I was agonizing over it,  but would have cursed myself if i bought it as I would have found the perfect car for exactly 10G more than I now had at Hershey.  

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15 hours ago, Brooklyn Beer said:

This would be a good family car but if your holding it up to comparison to the one I just got then 3 k needs knocked off the price just by the sellers description

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, Brooklyn Beer, but your new old Chrysler also came with a title didn't it? The '48 four door is very cool, but doesn't have a title, and that might be worth thousands in and of itself (depending on which state you live in.)

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