The infamous 4-spd 76 New Yorker. Ask me anything.

Later Model C Bodies - "The Formal Years"

  1. commando1

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    MOST of the money went into the engine. Nothing fancy. Steel crank drilled for the 4 spd. tranny shaft from a pre-72 440. Heads rebuilt and polished.
    . 030 over. Holly sitting on a Performer. Keith, Comp, ARP, Milodoon, AutoZone, etc, etc, etc... $3k+
    The bellhousing, tranny, flywheel, I forget.
    3.51 rear... 40 bucks
    NOS motor mounts, transmission mount, I can't remember 75% of the odds, ends, and trinkets.
    Just too much over so long nickel and dimming me.
     
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    06 F-150
    16 Lincoln MKS
     
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    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

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    This is where the pic of the stacked cars would have been

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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    I got kinda friendly with the first buyer. He was super smart and knew his stuff. We talked a lot after the sale working through final details.
    The second owner became a member here. He was very disappointed with the car cuth he really wanted a Hemi Cuda.
    After that... Nothing.
    The only people that questioned my sanitation were the Fin guys.

    FWIW, the most help on the 4 speed adaptation were from some good guys on Moparts.
     
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    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

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    :lol::lol:


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    jake Senior Member

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    Was this done without a car hoist?
     
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    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Interest man facepalm.gif
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    No. I never would have attempted it without a lift in my garage.
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Agreed. He saw "440" and "4 speed" and thought he was getting a GTX on the cheap. Noooooooooooo.... It weighs 5,000.00 LBS!
     
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    What would you do different if you had to do it all over again?
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Convert a Fusie. A walk in the park in comparison because you can use all the original Mopar mechanical clutch parts from pedal to throwout bearing.
     
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    Yeah, but thats been done before.
     
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    I know exactly what you mean. I have an unhealthy obsession with full size standard shift cars.
     
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    What owner put the scoops on? What was you're first reaction to seeing them?
     
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    How long did you have the car after you made it road worthy?

    Did you take any trips in it?

    In your estimation, is a hydraulic clutch worth the extra cost if mechanical linkage is available? (for guys with bad knees)

    Is your Kubota hydro static, and do you have any future plans to convert it?

    Thank you in advance.
     
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    It's kinda a shame the way it's been kicked around from owner to owner after the first guy bought it from you. Some one needs to give it the love it deserves.
     
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    I agree, sitting outside in Florida rain is a death sentence. At the price it's listed for, it won't likely be getting a new home soon.
     
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    I tried.

    I offered last owner $7K last year -- I thought that was fair but he thumbed his nose at it. Why do you think he passed?
     
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    I know. And I wish I could be the next guy to do it. Being first means nothing to me.
     
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    commando1 Old Man With a Hat on the Porch FCBO Gold Member

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    Add this to your collection.
    1 of 4 Canadian Meteor (Marquis)

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