I learned to drive in my parents '61 Chrysler 4 door sedan. It was equipped with a 361 motor mated to a 3 speed manual tranny. It was void of any options. Manual tranny, no power steering, no power brakes, no A/C, radio delete, no carpet-rubber mat instead. One good thing about it is that car would fly. My dad took it to the garage for a tune up. The mechanic took it out for a test drive after the tune up. When he came back, he told my dad " Brother Carrico, that Chrysler will roll!!!"
I searched for a long time to find my old car, but the trail ended in Richmond Virginia. It seems the man that owned the car, when it was there, died. It was setting, abandoned, in a vacant lot there. After several years, the city picked the car up and took it to the crusher. Crushed me to find this out.
Fast forward a few years and I'm in search of a replacement. I found this solid '61 outside of Houston Texas, made the deal and went to get it. It also has factory air with all components intact. Now to tear it apart and put it together again.
I have a low mileage 413 from a '59 Imperial that I want to put in it. I also have a 3 speed manual from a '62 Chrysler I want to convert it to. Trying to recapture my youth.
Problem is '62 tranny won't bolt to the pre '62 motor. They couldn't wait one more year to make the changeover. Oh well, I'll figure it out in due time. I've already requested info in the forum here. Hopefully somebody will give me a clue to a fix. I want to put a late crank in my 413 which will work. Anybody out there with a '64-72 413 or 440 crank they no longer need, give me a shout. It would be gratefully appreciated.