I found my imperial!!

Imperial

  1. ImpJay

    ImpJay The different young

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    Lovely car, congratulations!

    Please put on proper wheel covers and not those Brand X ones...(they are either Buick or Mercury...either way they must go! LOL!).
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice score congrats.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Should be a fine ride when you get her cleaned up.
     
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    A real beauty. Congratulations. It’s always timing, being in the right place, at the right time.
     
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    Imperialist Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I second that motion. 70 covers are so dull, I’d take a look at 69s
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    I agree on the looks, but 67-69 covers are heavy and they don´t fit well to the solid 70-73 wheels. 70 Imps don´t have fender skirts, but it´s not nice to pick ``only`` a banged wheel cover up after it went airborne.
     
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    ceebuddy Well-Known Member

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    Excellent find, congratulations! Fuselage at its best!
     
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    15611371950121866890829891763275.jpg Found this at back to the fifties today. Figured since I'm getting a 70 imperial I might as well get a service manual! Three days until I pick it up!
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Is the show still massive?
     
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    fury1 Active Member

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    Yup! There had to be 12000 cars here today and it's not even Saturday yet!! Driving my 57 Lincoln premiere. Sorry I don't have a running pre 65 Mopar yet lol. IMG_20190621_073729400_HDR.jpg
     
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    crv Senior Member

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    12,000 cars?, bloody hell, that would be something to see!
     
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    Heavy? Jay... most Imperials weigh in at over 5,000 pounds. "Adding Lightness" per Colin Chapman/Lotus is a moot point at this stage of the game. :poke:
     
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    ImpJay The different young

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    Kenny, lighter covers would mean .1s quicker quarter mile times. :rofl:
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    Congradulation's. One can't help appreciating a Imperial. But a fusey coupe...…. They talk to me. :thumbsup:
     
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    More like .0001 :rofl:
     
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    Today was the day. Went and picked her up!! From what this guy told me, the original owner of this car owned a Chrysler dealership in Western MN and this was his personal car. Plates say last time it was on the road was 1978. Then the guy I bought it from bought it in 1983. And it's been in garages and storage ever since. He also stated he never got it turning over... I wondered at that a bit. When j got it home I threw a battery in and there's nothing. Cross the terminals on the starter relay and nothing. I look down and see the starter wires hanging. Haha I look underneath and there's no starter in it!! 30 mins later I threw in a starter from my inventory and she turns over good! Gonna lube up the cylinders and grab a tune up kit for it and see if shell fire later this week! Meantime I'm gonna use my endoscope to inspect the cylinders and the gas tank. Car is like Rick solid underneath, but the outer body has some issues. Paint is chipped and primer is showing in various spots. Some rust over the passenger side wheel well. And a spot or two in both front fenders. Vinyl top is peeling at the edges in the back and along the roof in spots as well. Far from a perfect car, but it's a great start. More to come!!
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    I cleaned up the interior a bit! Seat is in pretty good shape for its age and the dashboard isn't bad either. Bad news is. I'm gonna pull the heads... seems like valves are sticking. This way I can get a good look at the cylinders as well. Gonna work on getting my red sport fury running so I can sell it to fund this and another 65 fury project.
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    Marv Wannabe C-body owner FCBO Gold Member

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    Don´t think that´s bad, better safe than sorry, if she´s been sitting for 40 years I think it´s mandatory to have a look inside prior firing it up. Never know what you´ll find in there, water in the oil from crumbling seals or even chunky oil after all these years.
     
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    So I started disassembling the engine yesterday. Bagging and tagging everything and taking pictures. I get down to the cylinders. And upon closer inspection theres rust on the surface of pretty much every cylinder. Doesn't look/feel pitted, but not I was faced with the question? Do I just pull it and redo it? Well looks like I'm gonna be doing just that! I don't wanna mess around. I want a reliable driver. Here's some pics of the progress so far!
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