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Brendan

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« on: December 12, 2011, 05:03:33 PM »

Greeting to all at Moparfins.
Something a little different from Chrysler Australia back in the 70's
I'm sure you will spot much of her parentage in relation to US Mopars.

The 1971 CH as she was found:


And after a wash:

She's back in the shed now and getting ready to be stripped.



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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 05:15:29 PM »

WELCOME!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 05:46:49 PM »



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« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 08:35:50 PM »

Sure, I would love to go back to Australia, been in a few ports and coastal towns over there (like, um, 7 to be exact), one great country and more than willing to help out any way I can. Not sure about that swim Steve, my cigarettes will get wet.
 
On the serious note, Brendan, which engine do you happen to have under the hood (or is it a bonnet?)?
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« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 09:19:07 PM »

Welcome!
 
Hmmm...Western Australia. That's a mighty long swim! Perth/Fremantle? Made a port call there once. Mighty nice bit of country you've got down there
 
Oh yeah, cool car! Details man details!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2011, 01:22:11 AM »

Cool car! What engine, Hemi six?
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« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 03:41:41 AM »

Welcome..!  Wow, you can sure see the Coronet/Satellite influence,
but not one piece looks to be identical. No wonder Mopar was bankrupt
by 1979.

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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 04:26:19 AM »

G'day,
Hood or bonnet makes no difference, it is just the flatish bit that keeps the rain off the 360.
the CH came standard with the SB 360, American 727, and a 3.73 diff.
"Christine II" has currently a 360, mated to a 4 speed and a 2.92 limited slip diff, so i'm told.
No carby at the moment although i am expecting to get a thermoquad shortly after new year.
I call her Christine, after the 57 fury in the film, as the first time i actually laid a hand on her, the bit#h BIT me. Drew blood and all. I have never seen such a small cut bleed so much !!
Watch out for the bonnet (hood) safety catch on these...





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« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2011, 06:28:02 AM »

Yeah, spent five days in Perth/Freemantle area, pretty area, a combination of light tropical and southern California dry.
 
Yeah, Christine is a good name. I had a Barracuda that hated my wife. Should have kept the car and gotten rid of the .....no, don't want that in print, it can be used against you in the future..........
 
Cool, 360 and four speed. Nice hiway gears, and the most important thing, Christine has two doors. Love it.
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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2011, 07:26:17 AM »


Quote from: under_chrysler
G'day,
Hood or bonnet makes no difference, it is just the flatish bit that keeps the rain off the 360.
the CH came standard with the SB 360, American 727, and a 3.73 diff.
"Christine II" has currently a 360, mated to a 4 speed and a 2.92 limited slip diff, so i'm told.
No carby at the moment although i am expecting to get a thermoquad shortly after new year.
I call her Christine, after the 57 fury in the film, as the first time i actually laid a hand on her, the bit#h BIT me. Drew blood and all. I have never seen such a small cut bleed so much !!
Watch out for the bonnet (hood) safety catch on these...




Is that a hint
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2011, 10:38:34 AM »

carby - Ha!!  I love foreign lingo!
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2011, 01:30:14 PM »



No Carby on the Barbee
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« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2011, 01:21:49 PM »

Ha!
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« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2011, 02:59:07 PM »

Welconme... Christine was a '58 Fury,  not a '57. In the book she was a 4 dr, in the movie a 2 dr. 

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« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2011, 04:21:30 PM »

Very neat looking car.  Sounds like it's well equipped.  Hope you keep us updated with pics and info.  And we will help as much as we can from this side of the pond.

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