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Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on April 29, 2013, 09:39:02 AM
I've been giving serious thought to selling my Newport.  While I love the car I rarely drive it.  Since getting the T-Bird over a month ago I've driven it 3 times - am doing so tonight.

Yes, it is on my mind....
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: R. Dave Carr on April 29, 2013, 10:47:01 AM

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on April 29, 2013, 03:26:03 PM

Same reason Polaraco is going
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Post by: Jacques on April 29, 2013, 11:14:00 PM
Come on, you have a new car so it's normal that you drive that one a bit more often for now, but once you're used to it, you'll take the Newport more often again.

Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: firedome on April 30, 2013, 04:09:46 AM
I don't really blame you Scott, the smaller ones are fun too and a lot more practical. I never thought I'd say it, but the huge Cs have had their day and are increasingly out of tune with the modern world, just too big really. I always used to say they were the right size, especially for us bigger guys :-)  but in recent years I've come to think that somewhat smaller B and A body cars are a better fit for actually driving around in. Plus sometimes one feels a change is good just to shake things up. I've had a few Darts in the past and wouldn't mind another one...

I must have missed the T-Bird news... what year?  There sure are a lot of varieties of 'em!



Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on April 30, 2013, 07:32:48 AM
Quote from: Sjak Brak
Come on, you have a new car so it's normal that you drive that one a bit more often for now, but once you're used to it, you'll take the Newport more often again.
That's true, but I haven't driven the car since November
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on April 30, 2013, 08:42:38 AM
Quote from: firedome
I don't really blame you Scott, the smaller ones are fun too and a lot more practical. I never thought I'd say it, but the huge Cs have had their day and are increasingly out of tune with the modern world, just too big really. I always used to say they were the right size, especially for us bigger guys :-)  but in recent years I've come to think that somewhat smaller B and A body cars are a better fit for actually driving around in. Plus sometimes one feels a change is good just to shake things up. I've had a few Darts in the past and wouldn't mind another one...

I must have missed the T-Bird news... what year?  There sure are a lot of varieties of 'em!



Amen on the size!!!   I have always liked big cars, but driving through the Taco Bell "Drive Through" last night was a reminder that the size of this car is no longer taken into consideration in modern construction.  Wow!!  There is another T-Bell where I have to back up after receiving my order - there is no way that car can make the necessary turn to get out.  Luckily no one has ever been behind me at such times!  (The Gremlin has no problem however! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif))  The thinking about an A body has been with me since a buddy offered me a straight-up trade for his Dart at a Spring Fling some 5 years ago.  Parts of me still wish I took him up on the offer.  His motor was junk but the body and interior were terrific.  Since my car can use paint and the interior is old I thought it would have been a good trade.  Alas, I passed.

The Wonderturd!  It's a '95 LX with the 4.6 V8.  It belonged to a woman in Wasco who I had once told to give me a call if she ever wanted to sell it.  She did!  She kept very good care of it.  When she offered it to me for $1,550, down from 2 grand, I bit.  After putting in a new Driver's seat, visors, trunk seal, and two rims with new tires on the Stratus I sold it for $1,500.  So, the 'Bird cost me $350.  I am quite pleased - thank God!  I am now driving a car that I am not worried about taking out of town - and enjoying it!
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on April 30, 2013, 08:55:51 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Quote from: Sjak Brak
Come on, you have a new car so it's normal that you drive that one a bit more often for now, but once you're used to it, you'll take the Newport more often again.


The reality is I have not liked the MPG of my Newp since the day I got it - I've written a number of posts about that subject on this site.  That is not going to change unless I drop a 383 into it - which I would like to do except for one thing - lack of funds.  Lack of funds is also why I don't drive the car much.  See, it's a continuous cycle.  I would love to have an A Body with a /6, or even a B/E with a 318, with a 4-speed.  A rag-top would be even better!  I could have the looks, the fun, and the mileage!  What I currently have is the looks, the fun, and crappy gas mileage.  As I said in another post, my '70 /6 Challenger got 27 MPG!!  I would love that!

The woman who bought my Stratus saw the Newp and said, "Wow, if I had that I'd drive it everyday!"  I said, "Not at 10 MPG."   I can't seem to get beyond the tight Scotsman attitude I was raised with.  And, as a Pastor, I have never rolled in dough.  That's why I sold the '62 - I would never have the money to do to that car I wanted to.  Now I have a car that looks and runs great but is too expensive to drive.  D'oh!!!

On that, Frances and  drove to Sac Town last Saturday for a lunch with a bunch of friends.  I really wanted to take the Newp.  Why didn't I?  Because that would have taken a entire tank - $60-70.  I drove the T-bird - half-tank.  There it is.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Stan Paralikis on April 30, 2013, 11:28:39 AM
I heard about this on the C-line so I logged in for one reason and for one reason only.

That is all.  As you were.



Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: azblackhemi on April 30, 2013, 12:00:07 PM
Quote from: Commando1
I heard about this on the C-line so I logged in for one reason and for one reason only.

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is Satan talking.  What have you done with Scott?????

That is all.  As you were.

WOW! Who was that masked man?
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: 300rag on April 30, 2013, 01:08:45 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: Commando1
I heard about this on the C-line so I logged in for one reason and for one reason only.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is Satan talking.  What have you done with Scott?????


That is all.  As you were.




WOW! Who was that masked man?


I knew I could get a response from Stan. It really would be a shame to let it go, but....if it doesn't float your boat anymore...

Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: firedome on April 30, 2013, 03:54:08 PM
Stanley.. we hardly knew ye! Don't be proud... it's a sin. Come back to torment us.. . please!!
 This place needs all the help it can get.

Scott what you say makes sense because it's a a heavy car with a big block, my Fury III 'vert got 18 mpg on the hwy, so maybe there's a compromise here, IF you want the big boat thang that is... me I've become  convinced that B body cars, and maybe A body cars,  are the perfect size, with a /6 or 273/318 for power, for the times were in.


Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: dana44 on April 30, 2013, 04:42:38 PM
B bodies need big blocks, suck the gas mileage up, they are becoming too valuable to drive as a daily almost, but they are fun for the different shows. In comparison, I barely get 20mpg out of my Dakota V6 (it's an aero thing I am convinced), so 17-18 isn't that far off. My old 361 68 Charger was a good solid 17mpg as fast as I wanted to cruise, but that was more than ten years ago when prices were a little more reasonable. 

A bodies at the same time are fine as a small block, and if going to the trouble, a 4 speed auto or even 5spd manual can get you into the low 20s without much difficulty, and definitely a little more fun than just point a to point b transportation.
C bodies and a little work, swap a full 5.7 Hemi in there and you could get low 20s, maybe mid 20s with the overdrive stuff would still pull the boat around without a problem and still be fun, both the swap and the driving.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on April 30, 2013, 05:27:02 PM
Quote from: azblackhemi
Quote from: Commando1
I heard about this on the C-line so I logged in for one reason and for one reason only.


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is Satan talking.  What have you done with Scott?????


That is all.  As you were.



WOW! Who was that masked man?
 
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on April 30, 2013, 08:47:06 PM
Quote from: Commando1


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Hang around a while Stan!
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on April 30, 2013, 08:50:01 PM
Quote from: firedome
 for the times were in.


That's the main issue, unfortunately.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on April 30, 2013, 08:55:06 PM
[/QUOTE]

Everything described here changes nothing because to do any of it costs money.  That's what I don't have.  However, if someone had a running 383 and some cash they would like to trade for a running 440 I could do that.  A 383, while less torque, would get me the mileage I could feel much better about and, therefore, drive my car more often.  It would not be the MPG a /6 or small block in an A body would deliver, but better than what I am getting.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Jacques on April 30, 2013, 10:13:29 PM


(vulture-mode on) How much the asking price?
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2013, 09:03:52 AM

I don't miss the Charger at all.  I only drive the 200 when we go some place together.  Even then I still prefer the truck
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Jacques on May 01, 2013, 10:21:12 AM
Sometimes, you just need to get another car for the sake of it. Next week, I'm having a look at possibly my next Mopar, this time something small and fuel-efficient.


Sjak Brak2013-05-01 16:13:03
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 01, 2013, 11:31:32 AM
[/QUOTE]

Ha!  I said "I'm giving it some thought."  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on May 01, 2013, 02:44:42 PM

******Polaraco bites his tounge to that statement******
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: on May 01, 2013, 04:23:48 PM
how abt posting some pics Snotty?  Or are there some on here somewhere?
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Post by: Steve on May 01, 2013, 05:02:12 PM

Welcome!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley10.gif)
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: on May 02, 2013, 06:19:38 AM
Carlisle.........abt a mile from the fairgrounds
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 02, 2013, 10:35:38 AM
Quote from: mdh157
how abt posting some pics Snotty?  Or are there some on here somewhere?


However, Stevo, I tried to place a picture here that is already on file with this site.  Why can't I?
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 02, 2013, 02:48:32 PM
Drive to Medford, I'll swap you a 383.......;)
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Post by: firedome on May 02, 2013, 03:43:46 PM
B bodies do NOT need a big block, and they need not be expensive either... I just paid 800 smackers for a ' 64 Dodge 440 318 wide block with only 74k miles and a no rust Denver body. They came with /6s as well and perform just fine since there was no emmission controls except a PCV.  Yes, if you want a 2 dr they are more, but I'm not hung up on that body style, I'm talkin' drivers here, not drag cars or show queens... I've decided I'm too frickin' old to be driving cars I don't like everyday, so I'm giving my Trooper to my son and driving the Dodge from now on.


Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 02, 2013, 09:23:32 PM
Quote from: firedome
B bodies do NOT need a big block, and they need not be expensive either... 


I meant to comment on that too but forgot.  I agree with you.  I have a good buddy that own's a '69 318 Charger - cool ride!  Also, like E Bodies, the majority of B bodies were powered by small blocks - they just don't appear at shows or else their original motors are long gone!

I also lament the comment - regardless of where it's made or who says it - that certain cars are "too expensive to drive."  Cars were made to be driven, not stared at behind yellow Police tape.  The day the first mass-produced American Car was sold for more than $100,000 was a sad day for automotive enthusiasts.  I am just glad the owner of Street Rods never came to that conclusion when I was a kid - would have never seen a Deuce Coupe on the road.

On that, I almost passed out coming home yesterday - some guy was driving his '70 Challenger in Chico.  Wanted to say, "What's the matter with you???   Don't you know that car is too valuable to drive???"  Wished I had been in my Newp or the Grem at the time to be truthful.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 02, 2013, 09:25:07 PM
Quote from: carrman
Drive to Medford, I'll swap you a 383.......;)

What condition?  Does it run?  Is it an HP?  Do you have a "B" AC Bracket?  (I had one but gave it away along with the 400 when I moved here.  Frances said the motor stays in Bakersfield. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif) )
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 03, 2013, 03:56:43 PM


Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 06, 2013, 10:35:49 AM
 Have you heard it run?  If not, how long has it been sitting?
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 07, 2013, 03:02:10 PM

I start it every few weeks and move it around.......
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 07, 2013, 03:13:44 PM

Donor?
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Post by: Steve on May 07, 2013, 03:52:10 PM

Donor?  Driver!
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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 07, 2013, 04:01:10 PM

Was thinking swapping the engines between the 2.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2013, 04:42:10 PM


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Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 07, 2013, 04:53:11 PM

No I mean for Snotty.  He'd have his smaller engine.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on May 07, 2013, 07:16:33 PM

Do the engine and trans together Snotty.  Freshen the seals  while it's out.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 08, 2013, 09:28:08 PM
Where's the post I made earlier today???
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Post by: Steve on May 09, 2013, 02:12:36 PM

No clue
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Post by: Snotty on May 13, 2013, 08:51:58 AM
Quote from: carrman


OK, let me try this again....

Dave, I might just do this.  However, by "Plain Jane" I assume you mean 2 bbl lo-po motor.  No problem, but 440s go for more than do 383s, even 383 HPs.  So, how would we deal with this?
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 13, 2013, 08:53:23 AM
Quote from: POLARACO

Guys, you need to see my first post on this thread - I do not have 2 grand, even to buy a car to swap the motor from.  Thanks, but this does not help me.  Dave's motor could....
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: firedome on May 14, 2013, 05:00:21 AM
Theres a guy here with a '73 318 outta p/u truck complete good running engine for 100 bucks, maybe you could find soemthing like that, it'd move that Newp, but not fast, if that matters. Me i don't care about fast any more... at least it'd allow you to keep the vert and get better than 10 mpg.

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Post by: dana44 on May 14, 2013, 05:29:23 AM
Any car with a clean title for $100 is worth purchasing. Heck, you could scrap it for more than that, but why scrap a Mopar, right?
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 14, 2013, 09:33:58 AM
Quote from: firedome
Theres a guy here with a '73 318 outta p/u truck complete good running engine for 100 bucks, maybe you could find soemthing like that, it'd move that Newp, but not fast, if that matters. Me i don't care about fast any more... at least it'd allow you to keep the vert and get better than 10 mpg.



Also, to do that I would need to swap the motor and the transmission, driveshaft and mounts.  It's not an inexpensive operation - but a good thought.  Thanks! 
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 14, 2013, 09:35:23 AM
Quote from: dana44
Any car with a clean title for $100 is worth purchasing. Heck, you could scrap it for more than that, but why scrap a Mopar, right?

True, but that particular car Dave posted was going for 2 grand.  It looks sweet, although the seller did not mention what motor and trans the car had.  (See, I've looked!!)  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 14, 2013, 09:39:56 AM
I just sent the seller of that car in Red Bluff a question about the motor and transmission that are in it.  You guys got me to thinking... and that hurts my head.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 15, 2013, 10:33:42 AM
No response at this time....
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Post by: Steve on May 15, 2013, 11:24:49 AM
Snots. . . .
 
I have a nice 360 and trans here. . . .    I even have a 4 BBL Manifold.
 
I can build it for you and put it on a pallet
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: R. Dave Carr on May 15, 2013, 05:41:26 PM

530-355-4381
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Post by: Snotty on May 16, 2013, 12:37:18 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Snots. . . .
 
I have a nice 360 and trans here. . . .    I even have a 4 BBL Manifold.
 


Remember, the issue is $$$$$$$$
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Post by: Snotty on May 16, 2013, 12:37:40 PM
Quote from: carrman
530-355-4381

Ooooo, could be interesting....   (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Jacques on May 17, 2013, 08:26:32 AM
Quote from: Sjak Brak
Next week, I'm having a look at possibly my next Mopar, this time something small and fuel-efficient.


That car turned out to be even more fuel-efficient than anticipated: it was already sold before I took the plane (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley36.gif)

Some pics though:

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/sjak_brak/full%20size%20talk/rear.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v704/sjak_brak/full%20size%20talk/front.jpg)



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Post by: Snotty on May 17, 2013, 09:13:10 AM
Oh, sorry you missed that one Sjak.  Looked good!
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Post by: Steve on May 17, 2013, 10:05:55 AM
I loved that year  63
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Post by: firedome on May 18, 2013, 07:03:13 AM
now that is a real BOAT!...gallons per mile.

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Post by: Jacques on May 18, 2013, 09:23:14 AM
Quote from: Snotty
Oh, sorry you missed that one Sjak.  Looked good!
No worries, had a good stay in Hungary anyway (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif) and there's 100 million other cars for sale, so will manage (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley16.gif)


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Post by: Snotty on May 18, 2013, 09:56:06 AM
Quote from: firedome
now that is a real BOAT!...gallons per mile.

If what the '62 New Yorker got can be an indicator (18 Hwy), I'll bet this Imp gets better than my Newp.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on May 18, 2013, 10:05:36 AM
Let's see what the 62 will get with the O/D trans in it
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Post by: firedome on May 19, 2013, 05:17:37 AM
Getting back to the original post, /6 cars make  a lot more sense for these times,
and even more so in the future... there were some cool early '60s models
with /6s, '60-66 Dart and Valiant, and all of the '62 and up B body
cars were available with the Leaning Tower of Power... I recently saw a
nice and solid '63 Dodge 330 with a /6 and 3 spd column shift, cool
car, and very reasonable for a good driver at $2900.


Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 20, 2013, 08:28:36 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
Let's see what the 62 will get with the O/D trans in it
 

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Post by: dana44 on May 20, 2013, 08:33:50 AM
With all the torque of a 413 and all, getting the rpm down to the 1600-1800rpm will give you a couple more mpg.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 20, 2013, 08:36:36 AM
Quote from: firedome
Getting back to the original post, /6 cars make  a lot more sense for these times,
and even more so in the future... there were some cool early '60s models
with /6s, '60-66 Dart and Valiant, and all of the '62 and up B body
cars were available with the Leaning Tower of Power... I recently saw a
nice and solid '63 Dodge 330 with a /6 and 3 spd column shift, cool
car, and very reasonable for a good driver at $2900.



That '64 Plymouth I mentioned is back on Craigslist.  Been there a while but at 5 grand it's going to stay.  He added a photo-bucket link - the paint is baaaaadddd!!!  Probably why it's still unsold.  Still, it's making me think.

OK, here it is.  (I was asked earlier.)  If I could get ten grand for my car it would be sold, but I know I will not get that - or anywhere near.  So, that would leave me with another car but no money to do anything with it that might need to be done - like a paint job.  All I would gain is mileage - which I want - but I would be in the position I currently am: in need of a paint job (or other items) and no extra funds.  

A catch-22....
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Post by: Snotty on May 20, 2013, 08:39:38 AM
Quote from: dana44
With all the torque of a 413 and all, getting the rpm down to the 1600-1800rpm will give you a couple more mpg.





(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif)

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Post by: Steve on May 20, 2013, 11:40:29 AM
It may have done better with those monster tires you had on it
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Post by: firedome on May 20, 2013, 03:43:08 PM
A six w/ OD would do way better even... yes there were a few C's with
/6, but their weight had to work against getting decent gas mileage. A
stripper '62 Dodge/Plym B body only weighs 3100-3200 lbs! And that's
why they were absolute terrors at the drags.



Good luck with the $10k thing, my '70 Fury was listed as higher price
than a '69 Newp, and at 82k orig mi and virtualy no rust probably in
about equivalent condition, and it still took me forever to get $5800
out of it
for pity's sake!  The new owner got a great car,  I lost a
few
bucks, but got out of it, which I needed to do to pay off some
bills, and my new '64 cost me $1800 delivered from Colorado, so the
balance was significant, so even though my modus operendi has usually
turned out to be Buy High and Sell Low :-) at least it was enough cash
balance to make the sacrifice worth it.  And
the sad saga of unappreciated Mopar C bodies continues. :-(  But
if it allows one to drive a fun car more regularly, it may just be
worth
it... so it turns out sometimes it's all about attitude change. I'm
totally getting
into the idea of driving a smaller '64 Dodge 440, and I might just drop
a /6 in there. It's all good.

firedome2013-05-20 20:56:19
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Post by: Snotty on May 21, 2013, 08:45:38 AM
Quote from: firedome
 And
the sad saga of unappreciated Mopar C bodies continues.




That car I've been watching was not on the 'list yesterday.  Could finally have been sold.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Snotty on May 21, 2013, 08:46:20 AM
Quote from: POLARACO
It may have done better with those monster tires you had on it

At the time of that run it had the factory 14's on it.
Title: Newport for sale - maybe....
Post by: Steve on May 21, 2013, 09:59:23 AM
He who hesitates is lost.
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Post by: firedome on May 22, 2013, 10:55:57 AM
The way I look at it is change is good and an opportunity to experience something different!  I've never had a B body and am looking forward to an abundance of available parts;  same is true of A body cars, I may get back into one, one of these days, I sure wish I'd never sold my 71 Demon.  A /6 one would be cool, and rare too since most have been converted.

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Post by: dana44 on May 22, 2013, 11:44:17 AM
Demons were nice looking cars. There are a few of them still around, 69-72 are by far my favorites.
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Post by: firedome on May 23, 2013, 05:16:31 AM
Actually they only made Demons for 2 yrs, '71/72... Duster came out in '70 and the Dodge dealers complained and got their version the next year... the name was changed to "Dart Sport" for '73 because thin skinned fundamentalist types were offended by the "devil" connotation of the Demon name, kind of a shame because the logo with the little devil & pitchfork was cool looking, at least to me.  And so it goes...

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Post by: dana44 on May 23, 2013, 05:53:25 AM
Thanks for that info, thought it was kind of funny I never saw any other years for one. I guess it is more the era of the A bodies in general, 69-72 which look the best then.
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Post by: Snotty on May 23, 2013, 09:54:24 AM
Quote from: firedome
Actually they only made Demons for 2 yrs, '71/72... Duster came out in '70 and the Dodge dealers complained and got their version the next year... the name was changed to "Dart Sport" for '73 because thin skinned fundamentalist types were offended by the "devil" connotation of the Demon name, kind of a shame because the logo with the little devil & pitchfork was cool looking, at least to me.  And so it goes...


There are a number of Darts, Dusters, and even a Demon on the Sacramento/Chico area CL.  A few are /6 cars.  All have been automatics; I would really want one with a 4-speed.  I could also go for a '74-5 Dart 360 Sport!  That was the "fastest US Built car" in '75 according to Car and Driver that year.  While not the MPG of a /6, would still be better than any 440.

The wife of the guy selling the '71 Newp in Red Bluff contacted me.  The car is a 383.  Hmmmm....
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Post by: azblackhemi on May 23, 2013, 12:04:57 PM
Arizona State University is known as the "Sun Devils" but when the Pope was here in the 90's and did a Mass at the football stadium it could not be refered to as "Sun Devil" Stadium. It had to be called the Arizona State Stadium. HMMMM what's worse, using the word Devil or intentionaly misleading people?
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Post by: dana44 on May 23, 2013, 07:30:27 PM
Too much political correctness is going to be the end of us all. Starting to become a shame listening to things on the news.
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Post by: Snotty on May 23, 2013, 09:52:46 PM
Yeah, it's the same for when people get a new license plate for a recently purchased car and the numbers on the plate are 666.  They will return it faster than death.  Ridiculous!  It's just a license plate and a number!!  (Revelation is my favorite book of then Bible, but it's just a number!!!)




That is about 89 Miles east of Chico.
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Post by: dana44 on May 24, 2013, 10:09:34 AM
That is kind of funny, but scary nonetheless. Heard about the earthquake up there, pretty big one from the news reports, didn't hear any damage. Glad to hear she is OK nonetheless.
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Post by: Jacques on May 24, 2013, 12:27:48 PM
Quote from: Snotty
Yeah, it's the same for when people get a new license plate for a recently purchased car and the numbers on the plate are 666. They will return it faster than death.
Funny detail, in countries where you can pick your own plate number (or part of it), 666 is a very popular pick (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)

On the other hand, I recently had a car for sale, couldnt really figure out the asking price so randomly filled out 666 euro's on the ad-site. The guy who eventually bought it said he dindt mind the prince range of the car, but felt very very uncomfortable with paying exactly 666 euros (his exact words were that it scared him). Since he was serious, and prepared to pick up the car quickly, I made it easy for him and lowered to 600, and within a few days, the car was gone, smooth sale.


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Post by: Snotty on May 24, 2013, 01:05:17 PM
Quote from: dana44
That is kind of funny, but scary nonetheless. Heard about the earthquake up there, pretty big one from the news reports, didn't hear any damage. Glad to hear she is OK nonetheless.

(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)

As for this quake, it was a 5.7 - bah!!!  I was in the Loma Prieta 'Quake of '89, ten miles from the epicenter.  Now THAT was some serious shaking!!!

HA!  Read the above as being said sarcastically, but it all seriousness it is true.  I was at a Pastor's Gathering at RCP in Boulder Creek, CA that day.  BC was the epicenter.  It was, truly, frightening!!  The worst part was trying to leave the next day being low on gas.  There was no electricity for miles so no stations were open.  I finally found one outside of Tracy, CA.  I thanked God for good MPG that day!!
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Post by: Snotty on May 24, 2013, 01:10:01 PM
Quote from: Sjak Brak
Quote from: Snotty
Yeah, it's the same for when people get a new license plate for a recently purchased car and the numbers on the plate are 666. They will return it faster than death.
Funny detail, in countries where you can pick your own plate number (or part of it), 666 is a very popular pick (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley1.gif)

On the other hand, I recently had a car for sale, couldnt really figure out the asking price so randomly filled out 666 euro's on the ad-site. The guy who eventually bought it said he dindt mind the prince range of the car, but felt very very uncomfortable with paying exactly 666 euros (his exact words were that it scared him). Since he was serious, and prepared to pick up the car quickly, I made it easy for him and lowered to 600, and within a few days, the car was gone, smooth sale.


Nice example Sjak.  

My RamCharger was black and it had a ram's head hood ornament.  (Remember those?)  A local man in Downieville told everyone who would lend an ear that the man serving the UM Church in town was a Devil worshiper because of the color and the ram head.  After all, the devil's color is black and he has goat's feet.  I don't know where exactly he got that info - except for some Hollywood piece of trash - but he believed it!  True story!
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Post by: Snotty on May 24, 2013, 01:11:23 PM
Going to the store now - driving the Newp!  Whoo-hoo!  (If it had a 383 I go to Costco too.  Ha!!)
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Post by: firedome on May 28, 2013, 03:56:31 AM
I did see that /6 Demon for sale on the Cali CL... I'd be really tempted if I hadn't just got the '64 Dodge. I do want a /6 Demon or Duster sometime , the ones I had back in the day I  liked. a lot.

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Post by: Snotty on May 28, 2013, 08:55:44 AM
Before I bought my '70 Challenger in '81 - which was a /6 A-230 3-speed - I tried to buy an A Body coupe (don't remember the model) that had a /6, 3 on the tree, AC and a sunroof.  It was at a dealer listed for $1,800.  The dealer would not budge!!  I paid $1,100 for the Challenger.  Was a better looking car by far, but that sunroof would have been fun!
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Post by: Steve on May 28, 2013, 12:44:09 PM

Sun Roofs came in Aspen and Aspen SE's  SE's were not available in stick.  They were also availabe in the Charger (Cordoba).  Not sure about the Diplomat.  But they were available in the 5th ave.  Not sure it was available in the grands

I have to say Sun Roofs were really uncommon in Mopars back then

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Post by: Snotty on May 29, 2013, 02:34:42 PM
Wasn't an SE at all.  The car was a 2-door coupe with fixed back windows.  My memory says it was a Dart, even perhaps a Demon.  I simply do not remember.
I contacted two people on CL yesterday.  One is selling a '64 Dart GT, the other is that '63 Valiant I've been watching - it's back.  Both are /6 4-speed cars.  The Dart does not have pics and I asked if he could send some.  Neither have returned contact yet.

I'll keep you informed. 
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Post by: Snotty on June 04, 2013, 09:38:32 AM
Took the Newpie for a drive yesterday to Gridley and back.  (Ate at the Black Bear - YUM!!)  Top was up and the AC on!  It was 101* by the time I rode back.  Nice drive.  The car gets decent MPG with the top up and AC on.  Perhaps I should do it all the time?  Ha!!

I do like driving this car and the thumbs up - got a lot yesterday!  I'm conflicted!!!!
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Post by: firedome on June 04, 2013, 03:57:16 PM
Fuel will only be getting way more expensive as time goes on, so I too
am more thinking  about a /6 in a smaller car. I want to snag the
right one before every Mopar fan wants one, when TSHTF.


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Post by: Snotty on June 05, 2013, 11:15:10 AM
Yes.  I said I've been eyeing a '63 Valiant?  I saw one yesterday and found a problem - they are UGLY!!!  My Newport is cool-looking.  Can I really do that????

As I said, conflicted....
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Post by: firedome on June 06, 2013, 05:13:44 AM
'63-66  Darts are cooler looking, Valiants were sort of dumpy until 69 or so... imo, and later Swingers,Scamps, Dusters, Demons etc are cool too, they mad a lot of Swingers, Scamps and Dusters with those slanty 6s.

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Post by: Snotty on June 06, 2013, 10:13:18 AM
Yes, I do like the '70s A Bodies, but they go for a little bit more.  Also like the '68-9 two-door dart; that curved rear glass just grabs me.  Probably grabs water to - HA!!!
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Post by: firedome on June 10, 2013, 03:35:01 PM
Ya I drove a B-5 blue '68 Dart GT, buckets, console &  auto on
the floor Slant 6 for a number of years, 40 mi each way into Baltimore
suburbs from the country when I was teaching.. until the wife borrowed
it and went and hit a COW with it coming home from night shift at the
hospital!  Poor car, I loved that thing!


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Post by: Snotty on June 11, 2013, 07:18:12 AM
Ouch!  Your wife was OK though, I take it?
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Post by: firedome on June 12, 2013, 06:16:01 AM
Oh yeah, she was fine, had her belts on and had slowed down a lot
before she hit it,  mashed the front end in pretty good... it
could have been fixed but we opted not to, sadly, it was replaced by a
Pinto wagon!

Not a bad little car, really, despite their reputation, but we missed
the Dart... after awhile got a low mi '72 Swinger from an old lady,
that eventually Dear Daughter inherited as her first car to drive to
high school!



Man all this talk about /6s makes me really want another one...
Chris... keep yer eyes open!! My transport guy lives in Phoenix! (and
bringing my '64 Dodge here soon!)


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Post by: Snotty on June 13, 2013, 09:21:03 AM
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Post by: azblackhemi on June 18, 2013, 05:43:25 AM
Hey Snotty you don't have the only Newport 'vert in Chico!
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Beautiful-1969-Chrysler-Newport-Convertible-/111099117131?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item19de05fe4b (http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Beautiful-1969-Chrysler-Newport-Convertible-/111099117131?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item19de05fe4b)

Sorry the link isn't working.
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Post by: Snotty on June 18, 2013, 08:57:10 AM
Chris, I've seen the car once - at Bob's Tire in Chico.  The owner actually lives in Paradise or a little above it.  He says he drives it all the time - I've seen it once.  Although one of my church members saw it because they asked me if I had been in Paradise on a given day.  I said, "What color was the car?"  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley17.gif)