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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2012, 06:30:00 PM »

Nice car and you have its ability/reliability correct.
 
Sounds like you lost the front seal on the transmission, pain to change, but yeah, when they go, they go all at once. Usually doesn't damage the transmission itself, too much fluid is lost to allow any slipping, but replacement can be a joy, that seal with the input shafts coming through the center of it makes for some creative thinking to get it out.
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2012, 04:27:38 PM »

Here's some pics of the 400 I scored.
There's none of these cars left in our part of the great White North where salt had consumed the floors and rockers.
it is amazing how clean this car is for an original Ontario Canada car.


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1968 Newport Custom project BOAB
1973 Satelitte wagon
1983 Dodge 400
2006 300C HEMI!!

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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2012, 04:30:39 PM »

Car was garaged all it life. Original owner never drove it in the winter.
When she passed away,her grandaughter sold the car to the guy I purchased it from.
The well appointed interior is mint,mint,mint..Pretty posh in its day,too.
Bucket seats are very comfy..
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2012, 04:34:15 PM »

The Trenton built 2.2..It was the engine that defined Chrysler  in the 80's and 90's --much like the slant six did in the 60's and 70's.
Yup,mine has the enivitable holley 2bbl and lean burn system.

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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2012, 04:37:12 PM »

The 400 was based on the K car platform,but had a stretched wheelbase.
Chrysler nicknamed it the "Super K"
The Landau roof is still very soft and no cracks.
Note etching on the opera window.

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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2012, 04:38:54 PM »

The 400 borrwoed the styling of the Mirada grill and looked better than the cheapo Aries/Reliant arrangment.

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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2012, 04:45:55 PM »

I'll get some better pics of the belly tomorrow when i put her up on the hoist..
But you can actually see where factory paint line between the silver and black.
Note original exhaust.This car has THREE resonators--and nooo cat convertor..that's the way she was born.

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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2012, 04:48:39 PM »

The carpeted Trunk is cleaner than the interior..unbelievable..
The original 1857014 Goodyear Arriva wide whites are toast.

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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2012, 05:31:17 PM »



I 3 months it will be ready for a scrap heap
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2012, 08:43:23 PM »

Depends who is driving, based on the previous cars, right?
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2012, 05:29:25 AM »


That is a cool car in amazing condition!! Working in auto service must
pay off at times when you need a car.  I've always liked K-cars
and their derivatives for some reason, especially these early '80s
ones.  Very awesome find... find me an early pre '85 Reliant like
that!
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2012, 07:17:29 PM »

Roger,this may be the last K variant left up here in this good of shape.
Had her on the hoist on my lunch break..
I typically see plywood,stop signs,fiberglass and bondo,but my girl is factory solid...

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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2012, 07:23:33 PM »

Where muffler tape and furnace tin is usually found,my 400 still wears her original rocker panels.
Some road rash--but no bodyworked needed here.
Even the jack points are still attached.
Typically they are the first to rot away making every K owner throw a two ton trolley in the trunk and finding a place to jack up the car turn into an Easter egg hunt,LOL!
It 's been a long time since my screwdriver did NOT go through the rockers of a K car.

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« Reply #28 on: June 06, 2012, 07:27:01 PM »

Quote from: POLARACO
  3 months it will be ready for a scrap heap
That's why I am posting the BEFORE pics now,LOL!!
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« Reply #29 on: June 06, 2012, 08:27:41 PM »

Send her back to driving school. Then make her buy her own car and pay her own insurance. Worked for me.
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