she's alive once more

Restoration

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    ricks_RR Well-Known Member

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    well after 4 years of being apart the 68 imperial 440 is breathing fire again . started it up yesterday and she sounds good now the fun begins putting it back together 0106200607b.jpg
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Way to go. That's always fun when they fire back up.
     
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    Dana Woodruff Carburetor Specialties FCBO Vendor

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    Alright Rick! keep us posted.
     
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    Looks great. Good luck with the rest of the work.
     
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    mikedrini Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Lookin sweet Rick! I remember seeing it on the stand during the painting phase at your annual get-together and the car I can personally vouch for as genuinally beautiful. Can't wait to see it in action in a few months.
     
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    thanks it fired up and ran better then i thought ( mikedrini ) do you remember the guy that did that big burnout at the house . the 69 primer road runner well he is the one that put the motor together and helped get it running . he knows his stuff brenda and him wanted me to paint the motor hemi orange but i could not do that so they there joking about if i did paint it orange it would run even better :lol::lol:here it is before the build 0111170530a.jpg
     
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    mikedrini Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    I do remember and I dig the turquoise personally. You gotta love the burnouts, despite the fact you had a GIGANTIC sign saying, "No Burnouts Please".

    I just yanked the 383 outta my New Yorker and have it next to the 440 so I can easily swap parts. I will be posting pics on my build and email you the link.
     
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    thanks for sure . he knows but he not one to follow directions but as long as i covered my ASS I WAS GOOD WITH IT . BOY CAN HE BURN THOSE TIRES .
    well you you have seen the imperial in all the pieces so i hope to have her some what together for the mopar get together june 6th here is last year at the start 0309170543.jpg
     
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    mikedrini Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    POR-15ing those frames like a champ! That's something I haven't done with mine yet, but will "get around to" in the coming years. Here's hoping this year I won't need to borrow a Campbell's Soup can to patch my exhaust!!!

    :rofl:
     
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    that is just making memory's but i will all way keep cans on hand for more of them:thumbsup:
     
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    ricks_RR Well-Known Member

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    just got the radiator recored not cheap 0306200608.jpg
     
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    mikedrini Active Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Looks nice Rick, who'd you go with?
     
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    riverside radiator in turners fall mass . he does great work
     
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    awesome keep up the ambition. I remember years ago at a street rod show in Owensville ohio when my friends intake manifold had a problem. a hole appeared the size of a pencil eraser. casting must have finally gave up some sand. we j b welded it in the parking lot of an oriellys I believe. cut out a piece of a beer can patched it and in a couple hours we were on our way. moral of the story never underestimate the power of beer cans j b weld and more beer. keep up the good work.
     
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    well its getting to call a friend and have a beer fest and get building on the car again :rolleyes: