New, with a '77 Newport

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C.T.A. Rail. I spent 25 years with them. The first 12 as a repairman, the last 13 as an Instructor teaching new repairmen how to fix them.

Very cool, I'm a conductor.

Welcome. Nice car. Sounds like your buddy's farm is close to me, I'm west of Beloit wisconsin.

Thanks! Small world isn't it? Hes on County C just north of Sharon, and I have family in Janesville
 

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We can work both on the BN. Aurora to Chicago Metra stuff or freight. I spent the last 8 years on passenger and I'm working as a switchman at Eola Yard now for a change of pace for a bit.
An awful lot of repairmen left CTA and went to Metra.
 

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I remember that car well, I was at the Steve heitman auction too. I liked that color blue but it wasn't a Plymouth or dodge so I had to pass. Glad it went to a good home.
 

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Thanks guys, much appreciated! Wish I had known about the auction if not just to have spent a day seeing all those cool cars.

Worked out in the end as I got it at a pretty good discount from what the fellas paid for it there.
 

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Since it's the middle of winter and any real work is still a few months out, I did some ebay exercise today and picked a few things up.

Since in Illinois, one of the about 3 cool things we're allowed to do, is run year of manufacture plates, I grabbed these,

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Then found a cool '77 brochure for 9 bucks, so why not

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Getting together my RockAuto shopping cart for spring maintenance, along with the Lean Burn conversion stuff from elsewhere. Can't wait to actually get started


George
 

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That is a gorgeous Newport - extremely unique survivor. Take care of her and post more pictures when you can.
 

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That is a gorgeous Newport - extremely unique survivor. Take care of her and post more pictures when you can.

Thank you! It does seem to be a bit different than many I've seen. I know the Newport was more of the "mooch" model in Chryslers lineup, but this one seems to be pretty stripped, with a few choice options.

I will definitely post a whole lot more when I finally can get started. Trust me I'm climbing the walls just waiting for the weather to break!
 

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Got some stuff in the other day. My catalog and '77 license plates showed up.


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Plates are in pretty good shape but were absolutely filthy so I decided to see how much I could bring them back. Used a bit of comet then finished with a wash and some wax, they look nice!

During

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All done!
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George
 

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Wow, welcome and congrats! That is a beautiful Newport. Also, I like the 1977 Catalogue, as a have the same one sitting on my shelf. Looking forward to hearing about your lean-burn conversion and what it requires, as I'm hoping to do the same on mine in the coming months.
Good luck!
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Wow, welcome and congrats! That is a beautiful Newport. Also, I like the 1977 Catalogue, as a have the same one sitting on my shelf. Looking forward to hearing about your lean-burn conversion and what it requires, as I'm hoping to do the same on mine in the coming months.
Good luck!
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Thanks so much! I will definitely update this as I go along. Currently 19 with 25-30 mile an hour winds and snow so waiting for a bit of a thaw here!

Welcome @Georges77 -- great car! Hope that you, @traintech55 and @haywire 440 can join the small caravan lined up for Illinois River Run in three months (May 2) and the 5th Midwest C-body Show in late June!

Wow, I did nearly the same route with my '75 Oldsmobile this summer, I'll definitely be there, sounds like a blast!
 

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Thanks so much! I will definitely update this as I go along. Currently 19 with 25-30 mile an hour winds and snow so waiting for a bit of a thaw here!



Wow, I did nearly the same route with my '75 Oldsmobile this summer, I'll definitely be there, sounds like a blast!
You definitely need to make the show that will be at the rail museum this year.
 

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Did a little junkyarding today, at a friend's property. He's a demo guy with some cool stuff around, had a couple Newports I grabbed some odds and ends off of. Got a non lean burn air cleaner assembly as well which I was very happy to find.

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Going to grab the wheels off the white one, once we can get it out of the mud. Nice day.

George
 

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Welcome George! Congrats on the Newport.

You’ll find us very welcoming and usually helpful.

I know you just got here but.....

if you’re headed back for parts this weekend, I could sure use the Chrysler script emblem off the headlight door of that white New Yorker. I just painted mine and damned if I didn’t lose it somewhere.

Thanks and again, Welcome

Javier.
 
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