Might be getting back one of my old cars...

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Another Update....Finally got the cash deal sorted out, spoke with multiple people within the National Bank organization about how to proceed, got the final confirmation from a manager at a bank in his local area that is fine with me flying in and then picking up the cash.:thumbsup:

Deposit on the car has been sent, and I have booked my flights there and back towards the end of May....so the car is almost officially mine again!
If I'm understanding this, you're carrying a duffel bag of money, so to speak?
I don't know about in Canada, but in the US I believe there are laws limiting how much cash a person can carry on their person.
It's not illegal to carry it, but if above that amount, it can be seized anyway if it is discovered.

I'm not an expert, so better check for yourself.
 

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I don't know about in Canada, but in the US I believe there are laws limiting how much cash a person can carry on their person.
It's not illegal to carry it, but if above that amount, it can be seized anyway if it is discovered...
You can carry as much as you want. The 10k limit without declaring is for taking cash across the border, in or out, or depositing in a bank.
 

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I won't be picking up the cash until I'm in town, so it will only be in my possesion for a few hours. As 300rag mentioned the limit in Canada is for cross border and flying, depositing cash at a bank...I don't know..but since I'm only withdrawing it that's a moot point...;)
 

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The Coronet is officially mine again...payed for, signed and sealed! I just got back home late last night from my trip out to see the Coronet and meet the fellow who has preserved it all these years.

Wally is a super great guy, really enjoyed the two days I spent hanging out with him and talking old cars and life. He's sad to see it go but he said he couldn't be happier knowing that I'm the one getting it back.

Couple pics of Wally and myself together with the car....

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The car has not changed much in all these years...

This is the pic of the odometer I took the day it left on the transport 20 years ago....93,304 miles....

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This is the odometer the other day...93,629 miles...

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A whopping 325 miles in 20 years!
 

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Only deterioration I saw was the paint on the steering column is starting to flake off, one of the power windows didn't want to work, and the chrome on the console top plates has gotten a lot worse...it was in OK shape when I sold it but I had used the best pieces I could find at the time. Once it's home I'll go through the car front to back and replace all the hoses, seals, and service every system on the car to get it ready for cruising again.

I had forgotten and was actually surprised that I had only opted for 14x6 Chrome magnum 500's...I was sure I had put 15" on it, they were brand new reproduction rims back when I put them on. I like 15" rims so not sure what I'm going to do yet...just replace the old 14" Goodyear Eagle St's, or maybe look at a 15" chrome mag 500 with new tires?
 

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Isn't it great? So happy for you! There are two cars I have sold that I regret selling, and would buy back in a heartbeat if I could find them and if I had the money...
 

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Only deterioration I saw was the paint on the steering column is starting to flake off, one of the power windows didn't want to work, and the chrome on the console top plates has gotten a lot worse...it was in OK shape when I sold it but I had used the best pieces I could find at the time. Once it's home I'll go through the car front to back and replace all the hoses, seals, and service every system on the car to get it ready for cruising again.

I had forgotten and was actually surprised that I had only opted for 14x6 Chrome magnum 500's...I was sure I had put 15" on it, they were brand new reproduction rims back when I put them on. I like 15" rims so not sure what I'm going to do yet...just replace the old 14" Goodyear Eagle St's, or maybe look at a 15" chrome mag 500 with new tires?
For availability,you are best off going 15 inch.
I had the Eagle ST's years ago myself..they should not have discontued then they were great tires.
 

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Update on the Coronet....

When I was out visiting Wally and the coronet in Newfoundland we discussed transport and he said he would do all the leg work on his end since he has had cars and equipment moved all over Canada and knew a bunch of good people. So after a couple weeks I get home from work early one morning, I work nights, and a text comes through that I have to call this guy ASAP because they want to pick up the car that day! So I make the call, discuss the move and price and then send him the payment, car got picked up June 08 and was on it's journey west!

We worked out the move was only going to come to Edmonton Alberta, since they wanted a $1000 more to bring it BC and there were more back hauls in Alberta as well, so I said I would meet them in Edmonton and bring it back to BC myself for the final leg of the transport. So get the call on June 18th that the driver should be in Edmonton next day or so...he had a non runner on the back that they had to bring in a loader to get off so was delayed 8 hours...finally I get the call that I need to be in Edmonton June 19th between 12:00 to 13:00. So I left my place at 02:30 and arrived there at 12:30...I had only managed to get 2 hours of sleep before going..:(

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Jarrid was the young fellow who brought the car across the country for me, super nice guy and he absolutely loved the car and thanked me many time for allowing him to transport it for me...

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Got it loaded on my trailer...

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....and then had to find the one and only tire shop open on a Sunday in Edmonton since one of the tires on my trailer had decided to de-laminate during the 8+hr drive and the outside half of the tire was bulging and had worn off all the tread. I ended up getting 2 tires since I wanted a matching set on the rear axle. Once the trailer was back up and ready to go I decided that I wanted to tape cardboard to the windshield to protect from rocks and debris hitting and damaging it.

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Drive back went well...no issues at all and Ol' Patches just doesn't seem to care if I put anything on that trailer or not, such a dead nuts reliable tow vehicle!

Just before entering Jasper National Park....

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Got home about 01:45 and just parked in front of the shop and came inside and went to bed...I'd been awake 24+hrs and drove 1700+Km's on 2 hours of sleep....I was pretty darn tired!

Snapped this when I got up...

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My ramps were to short and the mufflers were going to get damaged so I had to get creative....

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Then spent a couple hours cleaning all the bugs off the front of the car...perils of open transport...and gave the car a quick bath.

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When coming off the transport truck the coronet had barely any brakes...just a spot at the very bottom where they would kind of grab. So I assumed the MC had died over the last 20 years and would need a new one....popped open the MC and found the rear reservoir empty and just a little bit in the front.

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I couldn't remember if I had used DOT 3 or Dot 5 in the coronet...so I went online and found a quick method of determining which one I had. used a syringe to pull out a bit of the fluid and put it in a clear glass cup, then add a bit of water...if it mixes you have DOT 3, 4, 5.1 Glycol based fluid, if it stays separated then you have DOT 5....I had put DOT 5 in.

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And after a little digging I found three new and sealed DOT 5 containers that I had purchased for the Coronet 20+ years ago! I couldn't believe I still had them!

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I topped up the reservoirs and pumped them a bunch and started to get some pedal again but will have to bleed the system.
 

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can't tell you how surreal it is to have the Coronet in my possession again, I knew academically that it was mine but actually physically having it home I have to keep checking that it is truly here!

I kept have these weird flashbacks today as I work on it and clean it...I start to feel like I was at my old shop/home and then look up and I'm here at my current residence.

But I couldn't be happier to have it back! :thumbsup:
 

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I searched for my 1st car before, a 69 Road Runner with no luck.
But you sir, have got plenty of luck by finding and being able to get back your old Coronet.
Congrats on following through with your search and acquisition on a very cool B body.
 

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I searched for my 1st car before, a 69 Road Runner with no luck.
But you sir, have got plenty of luck by finding and being able to get back your old Coronet.
Congrats on following through with your search and acquisition on a very cool B body.
I was lucky enough to spend too much money on my Coronet (my first car) to ever consider selling :rofl:
 
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