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General Mopar Discussions / Killer 300f pics
« on: June 10, 2008, 05:27:25 PM »

[color=#ff0000 size=3]Click here: KiekhaeferStrictlyStockIndex2-1-2005[/color][/url][color=#ff0000 size=3] ...this is probably the most conclusive history of the Chrysler Racing stable of CARL'S Chryslers I have ever seen. It clearly demonstrates how one man's commitment to a goal, supported by an OPEN manufacturer and support staff, could turn a sport upside down. Covers Carl's '55 and '56 seasons in racing.......also gives many clues to "lost 300s" around the country.[/color]
[color=#ffffff size=3]ENJOY my friends,[/color]
[color=#ffffff size=3]Dave[/color]

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General Mopar Discussions / Killer 300f pics
« on: June 10, 2008, 03:59:36 PM »
Pics alone can be very chillin'.........but drivin' one was jus' plain thrillin'.......I have a site that tells us where every single survivor "F" is today, and who it is owned by!
I'm guessing the winning bid to any of these owners will be measured more accurately in blood, rather than dead presidents!

Dave

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General Mopar Discussions / Killer 300f pics
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:45:33 AM »
[color=#ff0000 size=2]Click here: Watch Video at Racing Junk#theater_title[/color][/url][color=#ff0000 size=2] ........Found this 28 minute video last week. For those who have never seen it, is great piece of history on the "F". Bob Roger also made one on a "G" the next year which was shorter.[/color]
[color=#ffffff size=2]ENJOY![/color]
[color=#ffffff size=2]Dave[/color]

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General Mopar Discussions / Killer 300f pics
« on: June 10, 2008, 09:39:47 AM »
[color=#ff0000 size=2]Click here: 1975, CHRYSLER, NEWPORT[/color][/url] ............This has gotta be a DEAL for someone!..... Running car at parts price!
[color=#ffffff size=2]Dave[/color]

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General Mopar Discussions / Killer 300f pics
« on: June 09, 2008, 10:36:14 PM »
Nice pics..........and makes the oldmillmac think back over 48 yrs. ago. T'was a snowy day in Syracuse, NY at the War Memorial building, that Sunday in Feb.1960 when I traveled thru 10 inches of new snow, 30 miles, to the car show and see the new "300-F". (My '57 Desoto Adventurer was in the transmission shop, as usual.) I rode w/ my buddy who first introduced me to his 300-C, several years before. (I was only 15 then).....We arrived in his '58 Pontiac tri-power black Catalina Convertible.......recently crowned "Champ" at some dirt track, outside Weedsport, NY.
I watched Pontiac fans drool over the '60 Bonneville tri-power Convertible on display that day. I also noticed the Chrysler 300-F Convertible on display that day. No hood up, to show Ram-Induction,......no one to open the door and show power swivel seats, 4 passenger leather seating w/ consoles and power switches on demand. NO - ONE!
I went home knowing I would own one of these BEAUTIFUL BRAWNY BEASTS one day, and Chrysler Corporation damn sure needed my business and promotional advice.
What I learned over the next 2 years, before acquiring my "300-G", could fill volumes. If $100-$150,000 is the right price today for one.......I'd be the last to contest.
Jus' GET 'ER DONE.
5500.00 in 1960 was a little over 100 bucks a week! and they sold me one!
100,000 in 2008 is $2,000 a week....why doesn't everyone have one?..everything else is up X 20
Gas was 28 cents gal. in 1961.......is now $4.09
EVERYTHING IS INLINE EXCEPT....we don't make those fine cars anymore..........We make crap or import everything else.......
Harry Truman left the White House in 1952 in a new Saratoga HEMI......
Eisenhower left 8 years later in a Lincoln w/ a truck motor, using suicide doors.........
It's up to you young fellas to put America back into desireable, gratifying, performance automobiles.
 After 36 automobile purchases in my lifetime......never bought a Jap/mobile or Heiney-cruiser...........
Just Chryslers, Lincolns, Junk-Buckets, Monte Carlos, T-Birds, Charger R/Ts, Plymouth Fury lll (company car), Impala (Company car), Imperial,Buick, Olds, Grandville Convert., Chevy 427 SS, T/C van, Dodge Ram Charger truck, Ford Explorers, F150 4x4, Concorde, and yes, even a Desoto! (Adventurer Convert.)......Did I support the foreign car economy?.........not to my knowledge!
Walter P. died in 1940 w/ the best engineering in his factories.....tanks, airplanes and submarines wanted his products..........that's why Chrysler was able to put the Fastest Production Automobile on the market in 1955 and even made it greater for 6 more years. (H-L's were fakes)
Well, somebody bought Hondas and Toyotas and Mercedes for the last 25 years........ and someone paid for that foreign participation in our car market. You know now, it wasn't me! Even though we have lost our last 3 wars.......are we gonna lose this one too?........I, for one, want more than pics of grandous past days....we spend enough in Iraq every month to bring back the Edsel, Packards, Studebakers, Hudsons and Ramblers every day.
If we are stupid enough to put $4.00+ gas from the Middle East into German and Japanese cars every day while our car factories close, and EVEN borrowing the money from China to support it.....CRAZY!
I know I can be voted to be in charge of Chrysler New Car Production for 2009...........300-Fs & Gs....and a few 4 doors and wagons!.......
Dave

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Hey Steve...........u gotta get over this insurance crap.....accept they are all crooks and get down the highway. You are TOO young to let that poop cloud your thoughts.....You and me and us came into this world with a slap on our butts and no WARRANTY. (I crashed a '57 Lincoln convertible..red...that I was only the second owner of.....Insurance paid nothing...I had paid the note off ahead of time and collision coverage was cancelled as note was paid in full)........I quit that bank and drove a 6 cyl. Ford pickup, til I could buy my '57 Desoto...new day...new money.....God makes it all happen...KEEP THE FAITH!
Did you see this video yet?


Click here: Watch Video at Racing Junk#theater_title
Relax for 29 minutes and return to the times of yester year!
Dave


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God.........at 5 bucks an hour they still owe you for your time!.........insurance is NOT protection........it's a crooked law...
Hey, Steve found this today......interesting??
 
The most creative movie deal I've heard was with "Crime Story"... The guy who provided the '57 300-C convertible sold the car to Micheal Mann's production company with the clause that they sell it back to him for the same price. The car was then completely restored (to film making standards) and became famous. It has been recently advertised in Hemmings for $35K.... If you think about it though, a properly restored 300-C would be worth a bunch more.
........no poop fossRichard!
did u know it was for-sale?...may try to run it down.
Dave

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Steve......what is your TOGA?.......why you surprised about an insurance settlement?.......you should know by now that they are the biggest crooks in America today!......take what they give you and know the next one will give you less!
(I was a Nationwide insurance agent for 2 years)
high class crooks......

Dave

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General Mopar Discussions / Give me your take on the last Imps.
« on: June 05, 2008, 10:51:21 AM »
I was selling new Chryslers in 1995-1998 and there was no 1996 model Chrysler New Yorker offered. 1995 was the last year for that name-plate........so far!!  LOL

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General Mopar Discussions / Give me your take on the last Imps.
« on: June 04, 2008, 06:35:10 PM »
MORE.........
Click here: 1982 Chrysler Imperial Frank Sinatra Edition ..........this guy wanted only 6K or ?

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General Mopar Discussions / Give me your take on the last Imps.
« on: June 04, 2008, 06:30:09 PM »
Google....
Considerable marketing was put behind the new model as well, including commercials and magazine ads featuring singer Frank Sinatra, a personal friend of Iacocca. For 1981 and 1982, in fact, Sinatra editions were offered with special blue paint and emblems. This special edition included a set of 16 cassette tapes by the legendary crooner.
Nevertheless, the car did not take off. Other than its troublesome fuel injection system, it offered no technological advances, and the company's reputation for quality was still suffering from the disasters of the 1970s. Dealers often replaced the fuel injection system with carburetors. The rear styling, which had an odd, bustle-backed look vaguely similar to Junk-Bucket's controversial 1980 Seville, was a styling hindrance. Competition from the much cheaper and mechanically similar (and more reliable) Cordoba, which was sold in the same showrooms, could have been a factor as well.
Perhaps most importantly for the prestige-driven top of the market, by the 1980s the well-publicized misfortunes of Chrysler had simply rendered the name unable to compete in the same class as Junk-Bucket and Lincoln. A marque which was most often associated in the press with the word bankruptcy was unlikely to attract buyers shopping for a car that symbolized affluence. The Imperial also failed because of its tremendously poor reliability. [1] It was known to stall, suffer from premature engine failure, the electronics were known to fail rather continuously, and its overall reliability was just not up par with its competitors.
Today, due to their lack of success, these cars have some rarity value. Examples that did not have the fuel-injection system replaced are as apt to be troublesome now as they were then, though, and parts are scarce. Reportedly some Chrysler dealers just used carbureted 360 in³ V8s instead of converting the 318s when making the switch, so this configuration can probably be considered factory, even though the factory catalog does not show it. The extremely rare Frank Sinatra editions in particular will likely appreciate in value. Best I can find is 279 total production for 1981-1983..........is rare... but??....$9,000 bid has just about squeezed all the juice out of this rarity I believe...hold 20 years ...might bring 50,000.....long wait with a SPINSTER!!
Dave

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / A-488 Torqueflite trans. question
« on: June 04, 2008, 04:26:51 PM »
7 transmissions in 50 miles???..and u were torqued?...Ol' Walter P. did not have that patience!!
LOL
dave

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / A-488 Torqueflite trans. question
« on: June 04, 2008, 04:15:11 PM »
Kahoona.........apreciate the info........but in first post I explained this question was over 45 years old.
I solved it at the age of 18.......I traded the pretty old rare Adventure for the 300G and got-on-down-the-highway!
Was the MYSTERY of 4 different Chrysler dealers in upstae NY in 1960.
Thanks again.........

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General Mopar Discussions / 62 300 H
« on: June 04, 2008, 02:53:07 PM »
Steve.........still trying to find my way around this site ....noticed some needed info on '58 300D and '58 Adventurer Bendix FI systems......here is some good pics and info...
Click here: Welcome to 300 Country ....Tom White sounds like the GARU on the $630.00 package that should have gone to Ford for the EDSEL that year!
Can u see the fella's get it?
 
 

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Tech- - DRIVE TRAIN / A-488 Torqueflite trans. question
« on: June 04, 2008, 01:43:52 PM »
Hey Steve.......I always believe God gets even.......Maybe my 57 DeS. Adv. came into Richard Carpenters hands....if so, he only broke even at $300,000.00 in 2005? if he replaced trannies in his every 4 months!
Hey, it sat too low in drivers seat too.

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