OMG on Nick's Garage

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  1. Mr onetwo

    Mr onetwo Active Member

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    be careful of what goes in your engine guys!
     
  2. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    All that time and not one word about it being painted the wrong color, GYC he is not!:rofl:
     
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  3. mr. fix it

    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    I know you know that the paint colour is the least of this owners worries...:lol:
     
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    You'd be surprised how bad an engine can be inside and still run.
    Took apart a 440 from a RUNNING New Yorker parts car and there was a bunch of plastic timing gear teeth in the oil pan and clogging the pickup.
    Got to taking out the pistons and rods and the chain fell off!
     
  5. Davea Lux

    Davea Lux Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    This is a classic example of how someone probably got screwed buying a car at auction. This car still ran when it was brought to the auction house. If it was not knocking badly, it probably went for $25k-$30k as it is a rare 4 speed car that appears to be reasonably rust free. By the time Nick's Garage does the high performance 440 upgrade, he will have at least another $12k just in the engine, probably more by the time the correct carb and exterior accessories are installed. Exhaust manifolds look to be repops which may or may not have the proper casting numbers, factory air cleaner is missing. The interior needs a lot work as much of it is not correct, missing or weathered. (Console is weathered, headliner sagging, seats appear to be the wrong pattern, red lenses in interior lighting, etc.) Floors need to cleaned up and repainted. Exterior paint is weathered and chipped. This is still a nice example of a '68 coronet RT, but the new owner is going to be seriously upside down for a long time to come.

    Dave
     
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    Mine ran "fine" with plastic bits in it for years. I was also able to remove the original chain without removing the gears first (It finally skipped a tooth)....