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Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 05, 2007, 02:05:46 PM

Let me also put some of my projects here in this forum.
Here's my '60 Chrysler NewYorker...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT18987.jpg)


Bought the car in SC in '06. Had it shipped to the Netherlands early this year.
Now I'm preparing the car for it's first DMV-checkup, so I'm replacing all the rubbers under the car and making things neat again.

Pics speak louder than words... So here we go...


The car still in SouthCarolina, as bought from this picture;
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a135/BigBlockMopar2/1960ChryslerNewYorker/60-homesm.jpg)


Delivery in The Netherlands;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT18953.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19008.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT18984.jpg)



Got straight to work and removed the stuck engine;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT18992.jpg)


The engine turned out more work than hoped for, so I put it aside for later worries.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/413Motor/AUT18976.jpg)


Shot of the axle-area;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19110.jpg)


Swapped in a rear-axle from a '72 GTX. No more hard to remove drums.
Cleaned up the GTX-axle and mounting hardware;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19456.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19310.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19309.jpg)


Removed tank and undercoating there, and further down the car and replaced it with fresh undercoating...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19654.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19802.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT19954.jpg)


Engine-bay disaster area and cleanup in aisle #1;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT20105.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT20305.jpg)


Front-suspension parts:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT19602.jpg)

Cleaned up;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT19701.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT20361.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT20370.jpg)


New lower-Ball joints;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT20454.jpg)

Selfmade Balljoint-tool;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT20455.jpg)

Modified Poly-strutrod bushings from a B-body;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/FrontSuspension/AUT20505.jpg)


BigBlockMopar2007-10-05 19:06:30
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 05, 2007, 02:12:56 PM
looks like a promising ride.
i can't wait to see it once it's done
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 05, 2007, 02:34:34 PM
Man Thats a sweet car, my question is what do you mean by stuck engine,
like it siezed?, Also thats alot of fine work alreasy done to that
Nyer, and did i see seat belts in that interior?(Scratches Head). 

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 05, 2007, 02:40:41 PM
The engine was seized up on a rod-bearing.
I knew this upfront, but had hopes the damage wouldn't be too dramatic, but it was not to be.
The crank was scored up real bad.

All my Chryslers ('60NY, '62NY, '64NY, '65-300) had seatbelts.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 05, 2007, 02:52:28 PM
Poor crank, when did seat belts become standard by federal regulation 66?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on October 05, 2007, 06:28:09 PM
That is SWEET Herm!!!!!! I LOVE hte 1960 Chryslers and Plymouths!!!!!
Is that the original paint????? I 've seen white and turquiose ones but never that shade of green. Keep up the good work and keep us posted!!!
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Johnny D. on October 05, 2007, 08:12:40 PM
Lots of companies had belts as optional P.

Also could be dealer installed, or later owner installed.

Cars werent REQUIRED to have seat belts if built before june of 66, but that doesnt mean they weren't available.

PLus you figure its a higher end car, so its gonna have the extras.

BIG BLOCK... those Pics are freakin sweet. Really cool style. Gonna be a mean machine when your done I'm sure!


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 06, 2007, 11:38:27 AM

The original color is a lighter shade of green, still visible in the first enginebay picture.
The current paintjob on the car is pretty sad. A lot of tiny pinsized bubbles and numerous scratches and issues.
I have some custom plans for the car but I'll start with the roof first. It will be an early '60s style custom paintjob with Metalflake, panelling and probably a lace-job on the roof.
I'm not sure yet what or how to do the body of the car. I have a difficult time spending a lto of money on a shiney layer of paint on a car which I want to use daily when possible.

Here are some 'custom' items I've already bought for the car;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT20701.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT20708.jpg)



BigBlockMopar2007-10-06 16:39:31
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on October 06, 2007, 11:42:58 AM
I'd kill for a garage like that
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 06, 2007, 11:47:05 AM
I'd kill for a house like that... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 06, 2007, 01:35:53 PM
i'd kill for a car like that , and the garage and so said house. lol
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on October 06, 2007, 01:54:02 PM
You need a big garage to house them thar big cars!
my garage is only 20X40-and Steve would still kill for mine!! 
Me? I'd kill ofr a hoist right about now.It would make cleaning the belly of my car much easier....on my back..
LOL!
CBarge2007-10-06 19:00:03
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 06, 2007, 02:12:43 PM
I better not show the engine-hoist I've got or there will be some more killing I'm afraid... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Jacques on October 06, 2007, 05:07:24 PM
THIS LINK IS ABSOLUTELY 100% ON-TOPIC (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif) (http://www.crimelibrary.com/serial_killers/)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Stitcherbob on October 06, 2007, 08:12:02 PM
[/QUOTE]
 
 
 
but....but.....not one of those killers killed for a garage......or a 60 NYKR (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley24.gif)
 
Lucky for you none were killed for posting off-topic posts....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 07, 2007, 09:52:54 AM
Man those are some nice rims. Steve needs a warehouse for all his cars and accessories.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 16, 2007, 01:16:02 PM

I've been cleaning up in the garage lately, because it got a little 'crowded' again on the floor (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) and also because I got a new toy to play with and had to make a some room for it...

Meet my tire-changer... (or, how it's called?) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/AUT20908.jpg)


Have been looking for awhile for one of these and recently got a sweet deal on this one.

In the mean time I've also been tinkering with the selfmade parking-brake system on the '60 I had to  make from scratch.
Here's how it looks at the moment;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT20903.jpg)


BigBlockMopar2007-10-16 18:16:48
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 16, 2007, 01:28:35 PM
looks nice. geez BBM you seem really creative. and lucky. a tire changer. another thing i jsut might kill for. lol  just kidding i wouldn't kill just maybe maim or harm greatly.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 16, 2007, 01:38:11 PM
Uptil now I've been mounting and changing tires by hand and unmounting them with some help of my carlift, but got a little 'tired' of that...  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Now I can change a tire on a rim within2 minutes, compared to 20 minutes... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Brian on October 16, 2007, 04:49:08 PM
Very nice shop, I have the wagon squeezed in my single car garge, about 12x25ish...
 
I had to give up a nice shop I had been renting for years, 20x30 with cement floors, comp air, 220V, Heated and such all for $175 per month....had to let it go once I bought a house and had a morgage to pay....DOOOH!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)
 
Oh well keep us posted on progress...
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on October 16, 2007, 04:55:10 PM
[/QUOTE]
 
Sigh. . .Now what?
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on October 16, 2007, 05:02:35 PM
My Shop wish list is a 80 X 80, two story heated building, 2 lifts, a CNC,  and a larger shear and brake/roller.  Paint booth or equal home grown.  Then I can space out and set everything up properly.  25 X 80 would have to be sealed off from the shop so I can work and park some cars.
 
Oh yeah, a new air compressor.  That poor thing doesn't owe me a dime.
 
But what Herman has will do.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 17, 2007, 12:34:57 AM
Yeah I know, what I have is not really worth mentioning, I know, but it's all I have at the moment... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Did I mention I have underfloor-heating? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)

The things I still wish for are also a brake and a lathe, and eh... oh yeah, double the garage space and number of carlifts... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 17, 2007, 12:05:39 PM
I wish i had air tools and a 3 bay garage with at least 1 lift, that would do wonders for me.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Jacques on October 17, 2007, 12:36:08 PM
I wish my house would be closer to my shop...

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 19, 2007, 01:01:42 PM
Getting back on topic I may ask this often but only becuase I'm
curious, but how are things comming and further more was 1960 the last
year for Fins for mopar?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 19, 2007, 01:07:16 PM
i always thought 62 was the last year for Fins. but i noticed that the 64 300 has the little chrome fin things on the back.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 19, 2007, 01:12:35 PM
I know Cadillac held out till 64.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 19, 2007, 01:13:42 PM
ahh i get it. i thought you were talkin about just mopar. i think caddy was pretty much the last ones
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 19, 2007, 01:18:57 PM
I was talking about just Mopar, I do know that the biggest fins ever
were pull on the 60 300. I added caddy in the last post for GP.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Jacques on October 19, 2007, 02:06:14 PM
It depends on how you define fins. The 64 Chryslers have something fin-like compared to the 63s.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 19, 2007, 02:25:17 PM
I guess in the sence of the fins being apart of thr car and not a piece of molding or trim

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 19, 2007, 02:26:27 PM
then i'd have to say 62 for chryslers then
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 19, 2007, 02:28:08 PM
62 it is

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 19, 2007, 02:29:36 PM
if you look at the pictures on the mopar fins mainpage you can look at the years and see when the fins end.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 19, 2007, 02:37:11 PM
Yea pretty much by 64 fins where dead, a shadow of their former glory

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Jacques on October 19, 2007, 02:37:39 PM
In that case, 61 is the last year of the fins, 62s were plucked chicken (as Exner used to call those)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 19, 2007, 02:39:05 PM
i wouldn't call it a shadow of their former glory but more of a change to their next stage of glory. the glory was pretty much gone by 74(depends on the car.)
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 19, 2007, 03:08:09 PM
Sorry to interrupt (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif) ... but there's yet no progress to be shown, as I haven't been at the garage all week.

Tomorrow I'll might do some work again on the '64, perhaps welding the emercengy brake-bracket. But I need to get a new 'long'-brakecable first before I can check if the system works properly or not.
I've got one of those long ones still on an axle, but it's a '64 tapered-drum axle, so I'm not sure if I'm able to get that bugger off without the proper tools.




Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on October 19, 2007, 03:09:42 PM
well good luck on the e-brake system BBM. hope to see more progress to come.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 20, 2007, 08:59:59 AM

Drums can be a pain if they sit for too long, keeo a BFH near by use when needed(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif). Good luck hope progress continues smoothly.
Potatoe2007-10-20 17:43:13
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 20, 2007, 12:00:25 PM

Nah, I looked at the axle today... but was humbled by the large nut and the huge drum that stared me right back in the eye, saying 'I won't budge today buddy'...(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) so I backed off without even trying and cheaped out and 'repaired' the old brake-cable with a small iron tube... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

BigBlockMopar2007-10-20 17:00:55
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 20, 2007, 12:42:22 PM
Hey sometimes you cant win them all, at least its fixed.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 20, 2007, 01:01:07 PM
At least it seems to be working, going by the feel of the pedal and hearing the springs expand inside the drums.



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 20, 2007, 01:03:43 PM
do those drums have self adjusters?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 20, 2007, 02:32:58 PM

Yes.
The rear-axle is from a '72 Plymouth RR/GTX by the way.
BigBlockMopar2007-10-20 19:33:26
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 21, 2007, 10:58:53 AM
Oh boy, I assume it had Suregrip. I smell awsome 1960 Chrysler NewYorker burn outs. What gears are in it?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 22, 2007, 01:42:51 AM
It currently has a non-SG '489' 3.23 in it with a large yoke.
But, depending on what engine will go in to this car, I will replace it with a SureGrip-version.
I've got a '741' 3.23 SG ready to be installed at the moment.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 22, 2007, 11:02:48 AM
Very sweet , with you put the 413 back in or a 440?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 22, 2007, 12:17:13 PM

Well, ya know...  I'm not really sure myself either... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
It might aswell be my 496" stroker who'll finds it way into the engine-bay.

One thing is for sure, the original 413 is not going back in the car pretty soon.
I'm currently rebuilding the 392 Hemi for my wagon, and it's crank needs to be welded and reground back to .010" oversize just like the rest of the mains and rod-journals. Can you say "costly"? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley6.gif)
The same thing has to happen to the 'special' longer 1960 - 413-crank, unless I swap it for a 440-crank. Next to that, the complete engine needs a full overhaul aswell, so more money to be poured... Won't happen at the moment.
So I decided the original 413 won't be tackled as of yet, and I will either drop in the current 413-engine of my stationwagon, a rebuilt 11:1cr 440, or the freshly built 496", which was originally planned for the '64 NY.

Decisions-Decisions-Decisions...  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley29.gif)
- If I pull the wagon's 413 now, it won't run again for at least some months until the Hemi is built again... not really what I want, but this engine is the most suitable candidate actually.
- The rebuilt 440 has 11:1compression, a wild, solid cam and steel heads at the moment... Too much cam and compression for the intended use in the '60. Especially when the longrams are going to be installed on it aswell, adding more cylinderpressure.
- The 496" stroker engine is a viable option because the '64 which it was planned for, won't be driving for quite some time anyway, so this will give me some time breaking in the engine in the '60NY.
But this engine also has a wild (solid) cam, so it won't be able to cope with a stock stallconvertor. So will I go as far to change the inputshaft on the pushbutton-tranny just to accomodate a higher stall convertor, in a car that's not really build for such an engine? [:/]


BigBlockMopar2007-10-22 17:20:56
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 23, 2007, 01:37:28 PM
Well thats a dilly of a pickle there. I f push comes to shove i guess
the 413 from the wagon would go in  the easiest even thought I get
the drift you dont want to take it off the road and I dont blame you.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 30, 2007, 01:58:04 PM
Did you ever figure out what you are going to do?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 30, 2007, 03:05:40 PM
I've just installed a 'tame' cam in the 496 stroker. This motor will be finding it's way into Project 60's enginebay pretty soon.

I've learned the more I try NOT to redo things over and over again, the more I get to do things over and over again in the end... So for now I just go for the 'fun-factor' and use the stroker engine in the '60 for a while.

... Only to run into a slight issue with valvecovers, adj.rockers and the longram-intake manifolds....
The longrams want to have 'stock' valvecovers under them, unless they won't fit... but the adj.rockers will hit the stock valvecovers, so they also need the room. I will be trying to put 2 rubber gaskets under the covers hoping this will clear the rockers and not have them hitting the intakes yet, otherwise I'll have to do another DOWNGRADE and install the stamped steel rockers... Which idea I still don't like at the moment.

We'll have to see.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 30, 2007, 03:37:34 PM
Hmm well at least you have an engine for it. Question what are Adj.rockers?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 31, 2007, 12:35:55 AM
"Adjustable Rockers" from 440Souce...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/440-1967/AUT18911.jpg)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on October 31, 2007, 04:46:43 AM
[/QUOTE]


I was looking at those this morning.  But decided to go with Hydros because I don't want to deal with it, nor the mess.  LAZY!  LOL
 
 
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 31, 2007, 07:32:45 AM
You got dual quads on that bad boy, woooooooo weeeeeeeee!!!!! ==============================================================(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 31, 2007, 07:41:01 AM
Nah, the manifold in the picture is just to keep the intake-side of the heads covered so no dust will be able to fall in. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
These babies shown below will be installed;

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/440-LongCrossRamSetup/AUT14560.jpg)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 31, 2007, 11:26:40 AM
is that a Sonaromic intake, this keeps getting better and better!

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on October 31, 2007, 12:09:55 PM
Yep. Bought it 9 years ago already on a Phoenix, Az swapmeet.
"Finally' I've got a suitable car to put these in.

Over the years I've collected a number of fun toys, but  now I'm having great difficulty in deciding which toy should end up in which car... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
I'm getting there, but ever so slowly unfortunatly.




Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on October 31, 2007, 03:49:55 PM
Those dust catchers would look great on my VOAB.  Don't forget the linkage. . .(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
Wow  What do you figure you have coming out of that motor?  450?  475??  Or is there somethig fancy going on under them???  If I recall, that motor had 405 HP stock with those manifolds. 
 
Long rams too.  Oh Yeah. . .
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on October 31, 2007, 08:13:21 PM
All I have to say is ==================================!

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 01, 2007, 01:04:36 AM
Well, I *had* a brandnew solid Ultradyne cam in this 496" engine with 235@.050 duration and .582" lift, but I took it out again last weekend in favor of a hydraulic cam with something around .465" valvelift, so I won't have to install a higher stall convertor in the car aswell.

At the moment I just want to get the car running and get some DMV-tags on it so I can enjoy it.
It's been a long time already since I had the pleasure to drive in a 'new' car.

I think this engine will probably develop something like 425-450 hp. But I'm not sure how well the longrams work with the current cam ofcourse.
I do think torque will be tremendous because of the ram-intake AND the fact that it is a stroker.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 01, 2007, 03:40:11 PM
Might as well declare it a hot rod NewYorker, man I tell ya, you must
try to get a picture or recording of the first ================ in that
bad boy.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 02, 2007, 12:05:15 PM
Good thing you mention that. I also really like to have these 'moments' on tape.
A friend of mine has a camcorder who I'll need to confiscate for the job (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Today I've been working on the engine. Trying to fit regular valvecovers under the intakes and 'over' rocker-arms. Maybe I'll have to use 2 gaskets per covers for added clearance.
If things work out I might be able to drop the engine in the car this weekend.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 02, 2007, 02:21:49 PM
Thats great news cant wait to see some awsome footag, its so close I can taste it





Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 04, 2007, 02:13:01 PM
Engine is in.
But the longrams don't quite fit properly on the pass.side yet. Got over 2 inch of room on the driversside, and none on the pass.side.
So I will need to find a way to either shift the engine about an inch to the left.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21059.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21065.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21067.jpg)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 04, 2007, 02:23:16 PM
Is one side longer then the other?, Looks great by the way(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 04, 2007, 02:29:57 PM
The manifolds are the same size.
Either an original longram-car has slightly different inner-fenders or their engine is more centered in the car and placed 1 inch to the left.



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 04, 2007, 02:46:47 PM
Redrill new mount holes? How do you fix that?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 04, 2007, 02:55:43 PM
The engine-mounts on these pre-64 models are pretty simple.
I think I can either elongate the large hole on the bottom piece of the mount, or just drill another hole next to it.

(http://www.imperialservices.net/IS-232.jpg)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 05, 2007, 09:42:14 AM
Those mounts do look pretty simple. I have no idea what the holes in
the crossmember look like but if I had to get Maybe with proper
measuring and lining everything up right drilling another hole in the
mount might do the trick, let me know how it works out.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 05, 2007, 11:10:07 AM
The crossmember just has two flat-pedestals with threaded holes in their center where a large bolt goes in.

My main concern is 'why' the intakes don't line up properly.
Either original longram-cars have the mounts in different locations, or the fenders are slightly different on those cars. I hope to find out from a friend of mine in NewYork if he knows the reason.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 05, 2007, 11:46:23 AM
I'm going to relate the placing of those mounts on the cross memeber to
being similar to a fusey only because that the only mounts I've done.
It may be very possible that the fenders where different, with the
menal picture I have in my head I dont remember the wheels wells in the
sonoramic cars being as big which enabled the proper room, but alas I
could always be wrong.

           Whenever
your friend gets back to you let me know. You never know when stuff
like that will come in handy.



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 06, 2007, 09:55:29 AM
I think I've found out that original LongRam-cars had different inner fenders. Most pics I've seen of real Longram-cars have some sort of removable panel in the inner fender.
Sounds like I'm in for some hacking in my fresh green paintjob... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley6.gif)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on November 06, 2007, 01:09:33 PM
(http://www.imperialservices.net/IS-232.jpg)
 
[/QUOTE]
 
I liked the ones they used in 59.  Motor couldn't jump out, nothing to break,  It's a cup which sits on a rubber insulated stud.  They probably abolished them because in time, they tended to get sloppy.  But it really was a simple, stressless design
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 06, 2007, 01:51:44 PM
For my '64 I've modified these mounts so they'll never can break apart again by shoving a 1/2" steel rod through them and welding the ends...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1964ChryslerNewYorkerSalon/AUT16151.jpg)





Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 06, 2007, 02:10:24 PM
Well I hope you dont have to do too much hacking, let me know how it
turns out , I figured they had different inner fenders how else would
those intakes fit.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 10, 2007, 02:10:30 PM
I've remodelled the fender with a lightweight, rubber-tipped hammer which worked pretty well actually.
The paint didn't survive the beating unfortunatly, but that's something I can live with.
At the 'scene of the crime' is now a nice and shallow 6-inch round dent, about an inch deep in the center.
There's about 1/2" play now between the intake and the fender. Since the motor is mounted pretty solidly in the car this won't pose a problem.

I also had to remodel the main brakeline and luckily I could use the existing line.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21105.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21106.jpg)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 11, 2007, 09:06:34 AM
Man that looks sweet sitting in there!, After you modified the fenders
was there still plenty of turning room for the tires, I would imagine
so but was just curious. Can't wait to see that bad boy burn some
rubber!

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 11, 2007, 11:23:22 AM

I will indeed be checking tire-clearance soon. But at normal ride-height I don't think the tire is getting up there at all.
But... As I do plan on lowering the car after it's roadworthy, this might pose a slight issue.
If it is I could always change the steering's knuckle arm-stop when needed.

I've done a mock-up of the transmission today, to see how everything lines up.
I knew already the tranny-crossmember and mount had to be changed somehow because the mount of the original castiron tranny is located at a different spot under the car then on the '64 transmission which I'm using now.
Luckily I still had saved the old trans-crossmember from my longgone stretched '64 Newport, and this turns out to be an easy crossmember swap.

BigBlockMopar2007-11-11 16:23:49
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 11, 2007, 11:48:37 AM
Sweet, yea I was worried about the Tire clearance but I'm sure you will
be able to make the proper modifications. I did not know the 60 trans
mounted different, when you have time could you take some pictures to
show me the comparison?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 13, 2007, 05:30:41 PM
Hows progress comming?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 14, 2007, 02:15:01 AM
Not much progress at the moment.
I did prep the 64 crosssmember with some paint recently and proceeded in cleaning up the transmission. Got a lot of 'gunk' of the transmission I'm going to use, so a lot of time has gone into that at the moment.
I'll shoot a pic of the 2 crossmembers to show what the difference is.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 16, 2007, 03:39:39 PM
The '60 crossmember is on the left...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21151.jpg)




Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 18, 2007, 11:50:04 AM
The 64 cross member is longer as you stated, but you are using the 64 trans. Now the only difference I see it the tail section on the 64 mount is longer but the mounting holes seem to be the same. You said it will be an easy swap , but is the length of the 64 trans the same as the 60, meaning will it fit in the trans tunnel. Thanks for taking time to shoot some pictures(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 18, 2007, 12:26:15 PM
The overal tranny-length seems the same between the '60 castiron 727 and '64 alum. 727.  I've installed the '64 transmission today along with the '64 crossmember.
If wanted I can install the same old driveshaft aswell I noticed. Which seems funny actually, because I've changed Everything under the car... engine, transmission and rearaxle, and still the old driveshaft fits in between all of this (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 18, 2007, 06:42:57 PM
Thats rocking man, let me know when its alive!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 25, 2007, 12:42:46 PM
Did the engine and trans go in without a problem?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on November 25, 2007, 12:56:14 PM
Is it done yet??
lol just kidding keep us updated


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on November 26, 2007, 12:28:07 AM
The tranny is in and bolted to the engine.
And I found out I need to a suitable speedometer-cable for this '64 tranny again. The old one was broken, and the cable of the '60 NY is of another design and won't fit.

I've had to take a break from wrenching because of other work that had to be done, like doing the layout of a Dutch US-car related magazine for instance... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
The mag is pretty much done, only 2 more days of work and it's off to the printer with this.
Then I can start hanging around the garage again.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on November 26, 2007, 05:17:37 AM
good to hear of some progress
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on November 26, 2007, 09:29:00 AM
Sounds good, good luck finding a 64 tranny speedo cable I'm sure they are out there some where. 

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Jessica on December 06, 2007, 08:37:22 AM
BBM,
 
This is a gorgeous car, and the work you've done thus far is top notch!
 
I drooled over your intake (had to wipe it up from the desk here at work). I had been considering dropping a 383 I had pulled from a 59 Fireflite into my 63 Plym, and putting together a sonoramic set-up. Chryslers @ Carlisle had what I needed, but I just couldn't shell out $2500 at that time. They weren't even original cast parts.
 
Your car is looking fantastic, and I can't wait to see the finished product!
 
J
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on December 08, 2007, 12:36:00 PM

Just a small update on what I've done the last few weeks,

- Created some heatriser-blokoffs for the longram-intakes.
- Looked into making an exhaustsystem.
- Played around with wheels and tires. Turned out my newly bought Supreme-wheels and tires don't fit on the car because of the wider '72 Plymouth axle I have under my car.
The only wheels which would fit under there, if I put on a slightly smaller tire, are the widened steel 15" wheels of my former '67 Newport.

There's currently a 325/50 tire on the rim, but it will rub when taking a corner, so a slightly thinner tire will need to be mounted... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21204.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21203.jpg)


BigBlockMopar2007-12-08 17:37:09
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on December 08, 2007, 04:00:23 PM
it's really looking great BBM. really coming together. i really dig those tires too.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on December 22, 2007, 01:10:23 PM
Alright Herman!, Things are comming along nicely. I'm sorry but i
forgot what kinda rear end is in the New Yorker, is it a peg leg? Also
those tires are serious(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on December 22, 2007, 02:02:39 PM
The axle is a Pirate Captain 'HarHarHar' OneLegger.
I think I will change it out for a SureGrip in the future but for now it will most likely stay put.
Also, now I won't flog the engine too much so I don't kill it... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Have been doing some odds and ends on the car, so progress seems low (which is actually).
I've started making a start with the exhaustsystem. The plan is to get the engine running and the car drivable, and focus on highperformance later.
Therefore I'm using the shorty headers now which end up in a 2.5" exhaust-pipe which will be under the rest of the car aswell.
I started out with a wrongly bent piece of scrap exhaustpipe from my local garage. I cut it up and rewelded the curves together again to create something that would fit properly and get around the torsionbars...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21253.jpg)


I'm also looking into a swaybar upgrade. I've got a swaybar from a B-body Mopar which I will try to make fit on the car. Seems kinda promising though...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21402.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21401.jpg)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on December 22, 2007, 02:06:28 PM
Pretty sweet Herman, It is tempting not to gun a 496 Stroked out piece
of Monster power! this is a real "Bad" fin car a true sleeper, kudos to
you Sir.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Bill on December 27, 2007, 05:05:10 PM
Undirtywordbelievable....  Awesome ride.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on December 28, 2007, 02:41:34 PM
If I really wanted to, I think I could get the engine running this "year".  But I don't want to rush it.

The engine-bay is filling up nicely now...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21452.jpg)


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on December 29, 2007, 06:27:57 PM

Herman, what happen to the CrossRams?, and yes the engine bay looks
sweet especially with a 496 Stroker putting power to the wheels(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Potatoe2007-12-30 15:34:37
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on December 30, 2007, 01:15:19 AM
When you want to testfit/mount sparkplugs, headers and exhaust it goes much easier without the rams in the way. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on December 30, 2007, 10:35:23 AM
Thats a good point, guess I didnt think that far ahead. You DA man Herman!

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on February 11, 2008, 08:22:00 AM
Hey Herman, whats going on with your NYer?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: James Brown Jr, on February 11, 2008, 09:00:18 AM
WOW herman it's really coming along!!!.
glad to see soem progress
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on February 14, 2008, 02:54:31 PM
Not that much progress lately unfortunatly.
Been busy creating a website for our local (and only) dragrace club, which has eaten up a lot of time already; http://www.ExplosionDragRacing.com (http://www.ExplosionDragRacing.com)

But the engine-bay is filling up nicely though.
Will try to put up some pics tomorrow.



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on February 14, 2008, 03:40:44 PM
HERMAN!  Where have you guys over there been?
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Jimmy on February 14, 2008, 04:24:26 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
HERMAN!  Where have you guys over there been?
 
   Id say between websites, magazines, work in general and the pics of his garage he's busier than a one armed fiddler with the crabs.
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Kevin on March 05, 2008, 08:33:37 PM
AHA!  So that's where that car went!  I almost bought that car but wavered on it because I really wanted a '61 four door hardtop I was looking at at the same time and when the '61 deal fell through I called the guy back with the '60 and he said, "Nope, it's sold to a guy in Europe."  Nice to see it went to a good home, and WOW are those some impressive updates to it!  Congrats!   The only question I keep thinking is, "you're not going to keep the drum brakes on the front of that car, are you?!?"  Post more pictures of that NYr, it's BEE-YOU-TEE-FULL!

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on March 06, 2008, 04:59:34 AM
Yep  It's over the pond being done by someone who seems to pay attention to detail.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)  He's just color blind. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)



That'll stir him up
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Arlen Vander Hoff on March 06, 2008, 05:01:18 AM
I just noticed he has tools lying on the fender!!!
C'mon Herm!!! How about some fender covers!!!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on March 08, 2008, 03:23:21 AM

OG,
The discs will be ditched in time, that's for sure. But I want to get the car on the road first before I tackle a (homemade) disc-brake swap.

I'm not colorblind guys, I'm just building the greenest car there will ever be (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Fender covers, hmm good idea... we wouldn't want my tools to get green aswell do we... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)



(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/IMG_0007.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/IMG_0029.jpg)
BigBlockMopar2008-03-08 08:25:56
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on March 08, 2008, 06:00:39 AM
Who is this masked man?
 
Now twin turbo it
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on March 09, 2008, 02:39:43 PM
Man Herman, This is one bad machine! How long till its road ready?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on March 09, 2008, 03:05:33 PM
I'm working on the wiring right now. I'm making the switch from the DC-generator to a one-wire alternator, and also from a points-ignition to a electronic ignition system. Also rewiring the high-amp wires and hardened wires with new ones in the engine-bay.
Need to install some oil & temp-gauges aswell.
When that's finished I'm ready to start the engine for the first time.

Then there are still some loose ends to tackle before I can go to the DMV with it.
I would be happy enough if I could just get the engine running next weekend orso.



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on March 09, 2008, 03:27:45 PM
You mean you haven't started it yet?
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on March 09, 2008, 03:49:07 PM
Nope.
The car also doesn't have a full exhaust at the moment. Something I DO want have before I want to start it actually, so I'm able to hear engine-noises (If there might be any)
But I'll most likely cobble up some sort of temporary exhaustsystem before startup.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on March 09, 2008, 04:12:45 PM
Makes sound sense.  But I always get them burpin and fartin before hand. 
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Stitcherbob on March 09, 2008, 06:48:56 PM

Quote from: POLARACO
Makes sound sense.  But I always get them burpin and fartin before hand. 

The car or the owner?

(http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o179/just4shtuff/cbodydrydock/Snotty1.jpg)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on March 09, 2008, 08:42:47 PM
Hahahaha, Oh Stitch your nuts.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on March 20, 2008, 04:27:36 PM
Stitch your nuts to what? (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)


I've been doing some electrical work lately, but not much to show for yet except a purdy mean pic of taillights glowing evelish in the dark...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21863.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21860.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21862.jpg)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on March 20, 2008, 04:34:06 PM
Pretty sweet Herman! can't wait till you fire it up.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on April 07, 2008, 04:29:09 AM


Sunday was the day!
Over more than a year ago when "Project-60" entered my garage, it has finally been able to 'speak' for itself.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)
Nearly 500 cubic inches of raw power ;D were eager to rotate the crankshaft with great enthusiasm.
I've done some temporary wiring just to get the engine to start today, so I will still need to tidy things up a bit under the hood.

Unfortunatly ofcourse, most cheapass-videocams have a lousy quality when it comes to recording engine-sounds. So if you have some sort of equalizer-settings on your PC, try to increase the base-tones and decrease the mid-tones slightly.

One headertube had a leaky gasket on the driverside which can be heared on the videoclip.
Luckily, in real life the entire sounded much more 'serious'.

At first try I had the distributor 180 degrees off (not my first time ahum ::) :D ), so I took it out, did a 180 on the rotor and plunked it in again and started the engine. To my confusion the engine fired up normally and it was able to rev fast like a regular tuned motor... without checking the timing... or idle-mixtures.
So, I still haven't checked the timing yet but I'm sure it can't be off more than a couple degrees at the most. I will find out tomorrow.
I'm still kinda thrilled the car made it's first noises again. The lighting-armatures in my garage were rattling aswell (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Below I've cobbled together some clips I took of the car and engine,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jz-1wMT5Fc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jz-1wMT5Fc)


BigBlockMopar2008-04-07 09:29:48
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Steve on April 07, 2008, 05:27:53 AM
Rookie Stuff
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
 
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on April 14, 2008, 12:07:09 PM
Alright Herman!!, Its Alive, ALIVE!!!!!!!!!! When is the beast ready to kick butt and take names?

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on April 14, 2008, 11:48:11 PM
Pretty soon I hope...
There are still quite some odds and ends to fix under the hood and on the car, but I think it won't be more than a month before that's all done.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21956.jpg)



I'm currently going to try yo 'restore' (read:fix) the old steeringwheel. I had planned on installing a green custom metalflaked steeringwheel but the Grant adapter doesn't fit on this carmodel. It only fits '61-'64 Chryslers unfortunatly.
If anyone knows of a junk steeringwheel from a '60s Chrysler, I might be interested in it to make my own adapter out of the center of the wheel.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21955.jpg)


I also did some work on the trunkfloor of the car this weekend.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21901.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/AUT21951.jpg)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on April 21, 2008, 07:22:56 AM
This weekend I couldn't resist starting up the engine once more... just for kicks (and ohyeah checking if the alternator is charging)
So I had my 10 minutes of fun while heavily playing with the throttle to seat the pistonrings (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

I tried to record it but my wimpy chickenpoop camera called it quits after a 1 minute, so no footage.

I've also been busy changing out the old milky taillight-lenses for fresh ones...

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/TaillightNew.jpg)


And together with my mother we've been trying to fix the steeringwheel of the car. I think it looks fairly OK.

Before;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/Steeringwheel-Before.jpg)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/Steeringwheel-After.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/Steeringwheel.jpg)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on April 21, 2008, 10:48:25 AM

I think that steering wheel looks great! Hey Herman whats with the seat belts are they required over there?
Potatoe2008-04-21 15:48:43
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on April 21, 2008, 11:12:38 AM
No the belts are still in the car. I'll probably remove them.

The law ovehere is;
Cars made before '71 don't have to have seatbelts. But if they are present, your are obligated to wear them.


Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on April 28, 2008, 05:44:51 PM
Were they added at some point in the cars life, or were they ordered? Sorry to ask so many questions I'm just curious.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on April 29, 2008, 10:13:40 AM

I presume they have been in the car all their life.
All my Chryslers had seatbelts in them, '60, '62, '64, '65, '67.
BigBlockMopar2008-05-03 19:37:06
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on May 03, 2008, 02:42:52 PM
It was MileStone-day for me today...!
For the first time since a while (or ever?), I have driven all my 3 'working cars' on one day (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

Project60 finally has been able to move itself from the carlift under it's own power, to catch a few rays with it's fellow garage-sharers...


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/IMG_0080.jpg)

I will still need to adjust and tune the engine as it's still a little temperamental at times.

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Brian on May 03, 2008, 04:44:01 PM
Right on!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)
 
I know how it feels to finally drive a car you have had for a LONG time...the wagon was here almost 2 years before I drove it the first time. 
 
Still have only put 6 miles on it but I did drive it....(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on May 10, 2008, 04:06:09 PM
Thats a beautiful site Herman. I really like that NYer wagon, 62
right?. And of course the 60 NYer is an excellent car, nice and mean
looking. And the 65 300 is a group favorite around here! Glad to see
everything is up and running.(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley32.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on June 24, 2008, 11:48:55 AM
Update-time !

Since 2 weeks now, I've got the car DMV'ed.
Here in the Netherlands you can arrange a One-Day license to drive to and from the DMV to get the car checkec over.
The trip to and from the DMV-office was a blast... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) Especially the trip back to the shop again.
The rightrear tire on the peg-leg axle I had under there at the time didn't stand a chance. On the on-ramp onto the highway back home that tire really shed some rubber... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Now the car had been licensed and all, it was time to get it ready for our 1st  (1 of 3) dragrace-events overhere.
Out came the pegleg 3.23 axle, and a 3.91 Suregrip-axle from my old '67 Newport was installed.  I also lowered the car 3" overall.

After the DMV-trip I only had the car out once around the block near the shop. The two 275/60/15-tires which were fitted now were screaming in harmony all the way... (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
The 2nd time out I took the car for a shake-down run of roughly 2.5 hours to the dragstrip...
But I didn't put it on the strip yet because there were still a couple of things I wasn't too happy with on the car.
I lost the powersteering-returnhose about 1.5 hour into the trip, so I had to remove the belt to be able to get to the track. The returnhose wasn't fuel/oil-resistant. (which I knew already, but didn't think it would fail that easy)
The engine doesn't idle that great yet, which makes stop-and-go driving somewhat annoying at times.
And there's still an imbalance in the driveline I think. Perhaps the rear pinion-angle is off too much because of the 3" drop.

Anyway, here are some trackside-pics...


Arriving at the track-field;
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/66sportfury/meetingfotos/drachten1-2008/vrijdag-autos/vrijdag269.jpg)


Getting officially Tech'ed...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/66sportfury/meetingfotos/drachten1-2008/vrijdag-autos/vrijdag271.jpg)

Shot of the engine-bay (look at the PS-returnhose, knicked in 2 places)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v90/66sportfury/meetingfotos/drachten1-2008/vrijdag-autos/vrijdag270.jpg)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on June 24, 2008, 02:59:40 PM
Car looks great Herman, glad to see she's on the road offically. The
small things arent bad at all just needs some fine tuning. Keep up the
great work this car is awesome(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Brian on June 24, 2008, 05:11:46 PM
Great Job...Looks great!!!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
 
That power steering return line....DOHHH(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley26.gif)
 
 
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on September 02, 2008, 07:15:08 AM
Last weekend... Third attempt, and last chance this year to go to the track again...


Finally some succes to report...! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v628/BigBlockMopar/1960ChryslerNewYorker/60NY-Drachten.jpg)





Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Stan Paralikis on September 02, 2008, 08:14:29 AM
You going to paint on the side of it "The Crazy Dutchman"?  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
 
Great job.  I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Stitcherbob on September 02, 2008, 06:24:01 PM
Well......? Whad she run???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on September 02, 2008, 11:18:21 PM
Due to a driveshaft imbalance I could only run the 1/8 mile flatout and had to cruise to the 1/4.
I did the 8th in 8.6sec, with a best 60ft of 1.88sec.
Not too shabby I would guess. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on September 03, 2008, 11:48:47 AM
That ET didn't make much of an impression here I see... Tough crowd. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif) (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)



Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 03, 2008, 04:00:53 PM
That's very impressive for a big heavy car!! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)
Lots of members are back to work or still on vacation.
They will post later on.. time zones et all.
CBarge2008-09-03 21:01:33
Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Stitcherbob on September 03, 2008, 07:27:02 PM
The 60ft time impressed me(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Mike on September 04, 2008, 05:05:20 PM
Thats  mean Machine my friend! Those are awsome numbers for such a
big car. No one would ever know what kinda trouble they were getting
into pulling up to that beast! Bravo Herman!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley20.gif)

Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Herman on September 08, 2008, 12:08:31 PM
Some clips;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTn99ypN1Y4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTn99ypN1Y4)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k79WR8M0xE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k79WR8M0xE)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br9eN8p8P2U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Br9eN8p8P2U)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUqG6HBaMN0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUqG6HBaMN0)




Title: 1960 Chrysler NewYorker
Post by: Tony Sauer on September 12, 2008, 06:34:00 AM
I love it!  IMO, one of the coolest cars ever!