I found my imperial!!

Imperial

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    73A7A887-17A6-4FB4-9216-E48ED5C08524.jpeg Congratulations Fury1 what a fine, fine FUSELAGE! It’s been hard to even look at FCBO since my ‘71 flew the coop . . . looks like you are doing an EXCELLENT job on your restoration, BRAVO
     
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    So I've decided to go a different route with the imperial just in the light of getting it on the road again. We all heard about that massive Chrysler auction in southern MN. Unfortunately I had too many projects to bid on a car, but definitely could use a running 440 for my imperial. So this is what I came home with last weekend. Plucked from a 68 imperial that "ran and drove" two years ago. I'm still going to minimum regasket the engine and take a look at the 727. But this give me hope that it will be driving this fall.


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    Started to strip down the 440. Gonna get it on an engine stand so I can degrease it properly and start regasketing everything. Pulled the front rotors/calipers/dust shield off. Going to drop some stuff off this week to get sandblasted. As well as ordering a lot of new brake parts. IMG_20200822_162603254_HDR.jpg IMG_20200825_213641559_HDR.jpg IMG_20200825_213649081_HDR.jpg IMG_20200825_213659935_HDR.jpg
     
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    Ripinator Old Man with a Hat

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    Good score there. . . Good luck with the H53. . .
     
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    cuda hunter Well-Known Member

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    That is one sweet Imperial! Keep up the progress pics.
    Are you still rebuilding the original motor to the Imp?
     
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    On another note, I see in the back ground an ev2 70 barracuda with the M46 black out on the bottom. No factory stripe though. Any chance that is what the car is?
    Pm me, I'd love to talk about details!

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    I'm hoping I can get it operational. Otherwise I'll try to source all the manual ac components and convert it.

    I am going to rebuild the original 440 eventually. Just found this running one that I'm going to install for now. I've got multiple other projects that are full on restorations right now. I don't wanna start another lol. I'd rather just get this one drive able for right now. And the 70 cuda belongs to my sister. Was a factory 340 automatic. Drive train was all long home do it has a 440 now. And the lower black paint is something we did. We had the bottom sandblasted and the oversprayed like crazy. We wanted to keep it kindof original but there were too many bare spots so we just taped it off and painted it.
     
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    I'm glad your keeping the original motor and planning on reuniting it with the Imp in the future. Sure would be nice to have a beautiful Imperial like that and have it drivable. Totally understand.

    Thanks for the clarification on the cuda. Must be a BS code if it came with a 340. Only the 70 bh barracuda came with the lower black out like that on the M46 option. That's why it peaked my interest. That's one that I hunt for.
     
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    It's been a while since I've updated this. Life got in the way a little bit and I held off on this project for almost 6 months. I decided to just have the engine rebuilt. And I've finally saved up enough coin to make that happen. So this next week it's going into the machine shop Also scored on a few parts from a guy who is sadly going to derby this 71. A correct set of hubcaps front turn signals rear bumper markers which are far from perfect but they're better than the nothing thats on the car now Might possibly work out a deal to get the rear bumper since it's nearly flawless.


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    Small update. The 440 is at the machine shop. Gonna be a couple week wait until he starts on it yet. The radiator is also being redone. A local shop quoted me $550 to recore it. Picked up a better set of rotors and some functioning calipers from the 71 I posted about earlier. Currently prepping to pull the gas tank. I'd love to have this at mopars in the park in a couple months. It will be running and driving this summer. My biggest worry is the H53 system.


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    Small update. Got the radiator back. Thought he did a great job! Also cleaned up the calipers and splash shields to throw back on with some new inner/outer bearings.




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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Had a guy from mora MN recore it. He ordered the core new from a place in michigan. Wasn't cheap but since everything else is gonna be new I figured why not. Screenshot_20210408-075850.png
     
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