1. Triple Pickle

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    My friend has this 74 Monaco wagon with title, no drive train and a 77 NYB that we think will run good. They are both 440 cars. The NYB has no title or keys. It’s solid as far as rust but, is in bad shape otherwise.
    I bought the NYB and passed it along to him so he’d have something to play with.
    We are toying with the idea of putting the drive train in the wagon and parting out the NYB. The wagon is not as solid as the Yorker, but not bad.
    What are your thoughts?

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    The Yorker has 82000 miles around on it. We suspect that is when the lean burn went out and the owner gave up. (Long story). We got it to cough and run by pouring gas down the thermoquad and it sounded promising.
    Of course, this all depends on the Yorker having a viable drive train.
     
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    Wagon shows a lot of rust, so you are probably better off leaving the running gear in the NYB. The wagon also looks like it has been sitting on the dirt for some time so there may be issues with the frame rails and such. I would look into filing abandoned vehicle paperwork on the NYB to see if a title could be obtained that way before going any farther. Both of these cars are going to be major projects.

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    You should probably check the timing gears while you are evaluating the engine.

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    Very good points. You are right in line with my thinking. The wagon hasn’t been sitting like that for too long and the Yorker isn’t as good as it looks body wise but the frame and floor are very solid. The wagon needs a close evaluation before doing this.
    On the other side, not much money is involved in either one.
    I do think the wagon would be cheaper on a full resto only because it has less options like power everything!
     
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    Yes sir, I agree! That should be done at a bare minimum.
     
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    I’m leaning towards the wagon a little, just because if the frame and body are equal, the wagon has less power options and stuff to deal with.
    What I know so far is the Yorker has no functionality as far as windows goes, the wagons manually roll up and down fine, body wise, in the real world one is as bad as the other.
    Structural integrity, frame? remains to be seen.
     
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    I’ll try to take a few pics tomorrow to give you more to go on.
     
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    Another thing you will want to check as the rear axle assembly appears gone from the wagon is that wagons usually have a wider track than sedans, the axle housing in the NYB might be too narrow to transplant.

    Dave