Bombing around in the beater Imperial

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  1. BLIMP

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    Today we recieved some snow so I headed out to my parents farmhouse to make sure they were ok and assist them if needed. Perfect opportunity to gently slide the all weather C body around some corners without being rough on her.

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    Wow! No salt on the road?
     
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    They've salted in the critical areas...hills, corners, etc. 20190112_092703.jpg 20190112_092725.jpg 20190112_092535.jpg 20190112_092637.jpg 20190112_102413.jpg
     
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    The gear inside the power vent motor was chewed up, resulting in it being stuck in the closed position. Installing a manual example enabled me to use it until I get around to buying replacement gear and rebuilding it
     
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    Saw the gear on EBay recently. Not sure if still available. Only motor available today.

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    I'd say that's a fair price if you need the whole assembly. Maybe I should look up the gear again and purchase a couple before they become obsolete...thanks for sharing
     
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    God bless you....I remember taking my first '73 Imperial out in stuff just like this. Chestnut Brown Metallic, Gold Brocade interior. Bought it in '78 for $500 sold it in '80 for $800. Just to buy my first '67 Imperial for $1500. Came from Hollywood. Couldn't resist...


    Ahhhhh the good old days!
     
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    I've been thinking about a winter beater C body. Now ya really got me going.....thanks!!:rolleyes:
     
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    Do it now, while gas is cheap. BREAK OUT THE BIG BLOCKS!
     
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    Put about 40 low speed miles on her today, although I did slide it around a bit. Its length made it easy to control when the back end kicked out :D 20190112_103606.jpg 20190112_103648.jpg 20190112_103830.jpg 20190112_142503.jpg
     
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    Heck why not? Winter is too long around here to wait till it gets nice out again. Find something rusty that will be a good parts car once it's useful life is over, and enjoy worry free driving
     
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    Great seeing it getting used...it's what they're for.
     
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    Those front and rear defrosters must be golden
     
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    Nice! You said you were gonna drive it year round, the previous owner did, why should they you? Rock on, Paul!
     
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    :wtf: I go away for a couple days up north and then come back to a few inches of this shit....
    Imma gonna blame Blimp for this..... And I will even let him come shovel my damn driveway....
    Is is pretty odd tho.. NO bad weather till I got to Richmond.. Even Genoa City was clean....

    Oh yeah.. BTW, blimpy... bring COOKIES when you come to shovel my driveway...
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    If we lived near each other I'd lend you the 782D that has a snowblade lol
     
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    The ATC on this Imperial was not only inop, it was totally missing. Previous owner Greg had run a switch directly to the battery for the fan motor. I redid all of it with a heavier gauge wire and a relay. When the fan motor is switched on, it actually moves a suprising amount of air. Controlling where the heat comes out consists of which vent you manually open and close. 20180402_170623.jpg 20180402_175908.jpg
    As for the back window, I bought the rear defroster and package tray from Wyatt when he parted out his New Yorker. Thanks again Wyatt! 20180416_110843.jpg 20180524_112810.jpg 20180524_101927.jpg 20180524_113304.jpg 20180524_114815.jpg 20180524_131119.jpg 20180524_150540.jpg 20180524_193711.jpg
     
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