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Bill

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« Reply #45 on: February 10, 2008, 12:52:45 PM »

Oh an I found telephone cord this time.  Runs up from the carpet, to somewhere behind the back seat.    Thought it was just a gray wire until I got the seat back off of and right behind the seat it was spliced to a bunch of black wires with spade connectors on the end.  Only reason I know it was telephone wire was at the splice.  Has me going what the blankety blank was this used for?
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« Reply #46 on: February 10, 2008, 01:18:19 PM »

This confirms that the Sherriff did use the car and had some type of two way radio in it.
Besides the CB.
The second sheet is in much better shape than the 1st.
Ist shows where the car was indeed an ordered car and the disc brakes are factory.
549 notes bright garnish trim --Somebody help out here--is this the wide trim that is supposedly be on the side of the car?
544 denotes sill mouldings (rocker panel?)
Not sure what 551 denotes in the foam seats
CBarge2008-02-10 18:19:26
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« Reply #47 on: February 10, 2008, 01:52:13 PM »

Yeah the story is almost complete.
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« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2008, 09:07:07 AM »

nice find on the Build sheet . those are always fun to decode
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« Reply #49 on: May 19, 2008, 06:14:30 PM »

Got another piece of the puzzle last night.   The Father in law was over, swore him to secrecy and took him for a drive in his fathers car... Kind of an odd moment.   Anyway it turns out that the carb as we know isn't original.  What I didn't know was the carb was purchased sometime in '71-'72 in an effort to get her moving a bit faster past 140mph on the open highways in MT.   Turns out the carb was spec'd off a '69 Charger 500 440.   I'm told that's the information he took to the dealership to track this thing down. 
 
Just another piece. 
 
 Oh man it's starting to wake up too.  Lastnight no hesitation, no feathering the throttle.  Almost like it knew my father in law was in the car.
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« Reply #50 on: May 19, 2008, 06:27:53 PM »

Spoooky! But cool!
Cars can be like dogs...They know...
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« Reply #51 on: May 19, 2008, 08:48:42 PM »

What's the carb # ? I have a coupla AFB's that spec out to 440 auto trans Charger and 383 manual trans 68 Cuda and wondered if the Charger carb was the same as your 440 one....

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« Reply #52 on: May 20, 2008, 02:45:59 AM »

Bob,
 
  The number I have is 4640SA.
 
 
Lea,
 
  Yeah it was a bit spooky
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« Reply #53 on: May 20, 2008, 06:31:15 AM »

Very cool story.  Car looks great.  Like you said it has more sentimental value and meaning than just any car. 
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« Reply #54 on: May 24, 2008, 09:08:00 PM »

HA! Success!  The car is officially my wifes.  No more worrying what the inlaws are going to try to pull next.  It is finally after all this time titled in my wifes name.   She asked me to go on it but I declined, it's her car from her grandparents and will always be.   Now, that doesn't mean I don't have creative license or anything.  I mean after all I am doing the work and paying for the parts. 
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« Reply #55 on: May 25, 2008, 05:57:29 AM »

After all this, and all you've put into it, I would have told them to go pound salt.  Frankly I commend you for what you are doing with that car.
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« Reply #56 on: May 25, 2008, 06:08:31 AM »

Well there was an issue that started to raise it's head again last month.  So I drew up the mechanics lein and storage fee paper work.  I figured if anyone wanted to complain and attempt to interfere with my wife rightfully owning the car they were at the very least going to pay for the work that was done and the storage for the past six months.  But thankfully it didn't come down to that and now I can tell them to pound salt and never darken my doorway with your presence.
 
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« Reply #57 on: May 26, 2008, 06:09:22 PM »


Yup, 4640 SA is my carb too. It spec'ed out to a 1969  Dodge Chrysler and Plymouth 440 with auto trans and A/C
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« Reply #58 on: May 26, 2008, 06:44:16 PM »

Yeah now if I could just get the off idle hesitation to quit I'd be happy.   My guess is the accelerator pump isn't working right.  I may tear it back down later next month but I haven't  made up my mind.  Haven't messed with it much either.  But since my issues with investing allot of time and trouble have been resolved it'll be time to start investigating the problems.    And to find a decent electric fuel pump.
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« Reply #59 on: May 26, 2008, 07:07:52 PM »

Besides the obvious sentimental reasons, having it in your wife's name means no complaints about the cost of parts. 

I just stumbled across this thread and after reading everything and looking at all the pictures, I think it's a great project and one that will bring a lot of happiness to your family. A car with an intimate family history really becomes a member of the family. I know mine certainly has, all my kids arrived home from the hospital in my car and went on many family trips in the car. A lot of great memories!


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