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Steve

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« Reply #15 on: February 12, 2010, 05:43:49 PM »

I have to get a 10 car and a wad of cash and go visit Chris.
 
Hey Pooh!  Wanna go to AZ?
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« Reply #16 on: February 12, 2010, 06:03:07 PM »

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I have to get a 10 car and a wad of cash and go visit Chris.
 
I'll leave the light on for you Steve.
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« Reply #17 on: February 12, 2010, 08:10:10 PM »


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« Reply #18 on: February 12, 2010, 09:21:26 PM »


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There's a 'bird in the 'port next to the 'Dome.

Oh sorry, it's a 'Flite... the fancy pants model.



Thanks I didn't get Leaburn's refrence either....

Nice car BTW...what's powering it? Hemi?


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« Reply #19 on: February 12, 2010, 09:26:39 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: February 12, 2010, 09:27:45 PM »

Doooh didn't notice the second page of the thread.

Well since you found Hemi plug wire covers and it's a Desoto, which means it would be a Hemi.  Now what size is it?  330, 341, 345?




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« Reply #21 on: February 13, 2010, 01:31:47 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: February 13, 2010, 04:43:19 PM »

OIL THE CYLINDERS!
 
Damn. . .I didn't get to you soon enough
 
Spin it over a few times with the plugs OUT to pump up the oil, after you put some oil in the cylinders.  Also, CHANGE THE OIL before you start it.
 
Comeon Pooh. . .  You know this stuff. . . .
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« Reply #23 on: February 13, 2010, 04:48:21 PM »

How much space is under it?  Can you see into the trunk with a flash light?

You could drill out the lock and replace it. . . .
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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2010, 09:18:17 PM »

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« Reply #25 on: February 14, 2010, 04:18:53 AM »

I wouldn't even know where to start to find out the value of something like this.
 

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« Reply #26 on: February 14, 2010, 04:54:53 AM »

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The amount of space is next to nothing. Especially with that bracing in the way. I also wasn't too keen on getting my face any closer to the rat poop than I had to. There was only so much I could reach with my little dustpan.

As for the engine, I am hunting down someone who makes a wiring harness for the car. The amount of wires that have been nibbled on is just scary, and I'd rather not take a chance on letting the car catch on fire (I was suprised that the car had any power at all. The relay and regulator is just a nightmare). So, I think that is where we need to start. The engine cranks, and I am very encouraged by this.
 
It's been how many yrs since I've tinkered with a car? I've forgotten how to know better. I feel like I am starting from square one all over again.

  Let me know if you find a wiring harness. My Windsor needs one too.
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« Reply #27 on: February 14, 2010, 06:31:14 AM »



Mucho expensive if you need the engine and dash harness....I have all new wiring for my 55 NYKR vert, but the previous owner never ordered that harness. I may make it myself  (I have the old one in a box)

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1955 CHRYSLER Windsor Deluxe Series C-67
     1. Headlight Bucket Wires [pair] 74.00
     2a. Dash and Engine Harness [4dr.sedan] 773.00
    2b. Dash and Engine Harness [2dr.hardtop/conv.] 781.00
    3. Heater and Defroster Wiring 25.00
     4a. Power Window Control Harness [4dr.sedan] 407.00
     4b. Power Window Control Harness [2dr.hardtop/conv.] 404.00
     5. Power Seat Control Harness 138.00
     6. Rear Cigar Lighter Wiring 28.00
    7a. Body and Taillight Harness [4dr.sedan] 318.00
    7b. Body and Taillights Harness [2dr.hardtop] 297.00
     8. Rear Courtesy Lights Harness [2dr.hardtop] 71.00
    9. Negative Battery Cable 51.00
    10. Positive Battery Cable 34.00

 1955 DESOTO FireDome V8 Series S-22    

1. Headlight Bucket Wires [pair] 74.00    
2. Coil to Distributor Wire [low tension] 3.00    
3a. Dash and Engine Harness [std.trans.] 648.00    
3b. Dash and Engine Harness [auto.trans.] 648.00    
4. Turn Signal Switch Harness 45.00    
5. Map Light Bucket Wires [pair] 4.00    
6. Heater and Defroster Wiring 22.00    
7. Overdrive Harness [opt.] 112.00    
8. Power Seat Control Harness 138.00    
9. Power Window Control Harness [2dr.hardtop/conv.] 404.00    
10. Power Top Control Harness [conv.] 158.00    
11a Body and Taillights Harness [2dr.hardtop] 319.00    
11b Body and Taillights Harness [4dr.sedan] 314.00    
11c Body and Taillights Harness [conv.] 308.00    
12. Rear Courtesy Lights Harness [conv.] 51.00    
13. Trunk Light Bucket Wires 4.00    
14. License Light Connector Wire 7.00    
15. Engine to Body Ground Wire 6.00    
16. Negative Battery Cable 51.00

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« Reply #28 on: February 14, 2010, 07:08:23 AM »



Let's come up with ideas to get her in the trunk
 
Chris. . .can you look at the Windsor and see if there is another way of getting into the trunk?  If not, do you have a spare lock and key?
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« Reply #29 on: February 14, 2010, 07:19:42 AM »

from the Imperial website:
"I locked my keys in my trunk once. The guy at the locksmith around the
  corner must have been 800 years old. He took a key blank, a metal file, and a
  crescent wrench out to the car. Inserted key into lock and worked it back and
  forth vigorously, actuating it with the wrench as the lever, imprinting the
  tumbler marks onto the key. He then filed the key down to the correct shape,
  with minor checks and corrections done by re-inserting as he went and filed by
  hand. 5 minutes and I had a key that worked.
This idea not liable for any broken tumblers due to over stressing them
  when you rock the wrench back and forth. Price was right for me, though."

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