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General Mopar Discussions / (2) 300-F cars on ebay this week
« on: June 25, 2008, 08:36:44 AM »
Yep, 2 "F"s........for sale on ebay and a rough clone!
.....Pics show one rough and other rougher......(NJ & CA)
HTF babies.....

General Mopar Discussions / Sad news from Chrysler Headquarters
« on: June 20, 2008, 05:52:56 PM »
[color=#ff0000 size=2]Click here: Nardelli: Industry declines worse than anticipated | Automotive News Blog - Wide Open Throttle[/color][/url] ..........Things look bleak back at the ranch, fellas.
[color=#ffffff size=2]This is gonna be one tough year for auto sales & auto workers. What would help Chrysler more than anything else right now?......Our inputs might show what the EXPERTS can't seem to get a handle on.[/color]
[color=#ffffff size=2]Dave[/color]

General Mopar Discussions / Rare Mopar found
« on: June 12, 2008, 11:48:42 AM »
[color=#ff0000 size=2]Click here: Viewing a thread - LaComtesse SHOW CAR[/color][/url][color=#ff0000 size=2] ......Boy, this one is RARE![/color]
[color=#ffffff size=2]Dave[/color]

Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / A-488 Torqueflite trans. question
« on: June 04, 2008, 10:12:03 AM »
Hi Fellas and ? here today!..looks like a fun site. One of the reasons I joined today was to try and get an answer to a question on my mind for almost 45 years. Patience??........(I waited 2 years for a 300-G back in early 60s!!!.) and that is part of the reason for my question. Everything I have researched tells me that my '57 Desoto Adventurer Convertible w/35,000 miles on it had the same torqueflite tranny as my buddie's '57 300-C w/ 30,000 miles on it. He beat the hell out of that "C" with no problem EVER!!...I babied my Adventurer and had 4 tranny's in it in less than 22 months. (all rebuilt??... by different shops)....can any MOPAR Garu here give me a clue?.......Cars were in Syracuse,NY at time....and my buddy even did this to his "C" one nite.....backed down out of a friends driveway onto city street going about 25 in rev......punched the DR.1 button and stompped the gas all-the-way down. Car did not move!! ...but clouds and clouds of smoke were coming in my passenger window!!........this continued for about 2 minutes and then we s t a r t e d to crawlllll..........3 blocks later was a stop sign and speedo was reading 135 MPH still burning on one side!.......that "patch of rubber was measured the next day and 2 tracks were over 500 feet long and one went over 3 blocks!!..........the whole street lite up as houses were wondering what to hell was going on........we turned at stop light and cruised down to center of town and got out and walked to the drinking fountain on square. At that exact moment the chief of police came up to my buddy and said,"Every S.O.B. on Elm, Walnut, and Oak Streets is calling about a nut, out on their streets".....(it was about 12:30 A.M.)............we looked blankly at each other? ...while the chief continued,"There is only one car in this town that can do that poop.........and if I can catch you doing it again?".....
"There will be hell to pay!" hahaha...........2 years later HE was directing traffic when I let my Mother drive my "G" thru town ..and he hurridly waved her thru the intersection...she forgot herself and punched it....she waved to the chief as she left him 2 streaks of rubber 9 inches wide at his feet!!!.......what times we had with our "Banker Hotrods"......hell, I was a young farmer and my "C" buddy painted houses!!
Sure would like answer to the tranny ?.........My Dad was convinced that Desoto meant : Chrysler engine mounted to a plymouth transmission!!!
He was all smiles the day they delivered my 300-G!!!.....(Oh, I got a little less in trade for the Adventurer than Richard Carpenter got for his.....I got 800 bucks trade and was tickled then!)

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