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by Faulkner
Tue Feb 27, 2024 9:55 am
Forum: How To
Topic: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61
Replies: 28
Views: 11202

Re: Cast iron A-466 to A-727 conversion Forward Look 56 to 61

My '63 Valiant wagon uses the rear drum braking system for emergency brakes, Rick (as well as having a park pawl for the transmission). That's consistent with your observation.

What did Mother MoPar do for emergency braking before 1949? Or are emergency brakes a post-WWII invention?
by Faulkner
Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:07 pm
Forum: Sport Fury
Topic: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA

In November of 2009, Aivar sent me some pictures of his 1958 Regal Lancer from a car show he attended with Filly 0n 9/27/2009. I don't know what the venue was, and I never posted these pictures. Perhaps they appear elsewhere, but here for the first time. Regal Lancer Aivar & Filly Sept 27 20...
by Faulkner
Sun Feb 25, 2024 6:01 pm
Forum: Sport Fury
Topic: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA

These are some comments that were posted on Aivar's initial webpage, no longer extant. 8/20/2008 08:49 Pretty neat, Pops! I love that you have the classic car video clip included and photos of some of the other "girls" in your harem! Rumble on!!! 8/30/2008 23:19 I love your car. The 1959 P...
by Faulkner
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:52 pm
Forum: Sport Fury
Topic: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA

Other cars in his stable!

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by Faulkner
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:48 pm
Forum: Sport Fury
Topic: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA

Aivar's pride and joy - his 1960 Dodge Polara D500.

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As he found it
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undergoing restoration...
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...and a '60 Dodge convertible!

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1960 Dodge Polara Convertible.JPG
by Faulkner
Sun Feb 25, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Sport Fury
Topic: Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Aivar Lejins - Duarte Mesa, CA, USA

This is a posthumous recreation of a webpage first posted for Aivar in 2007, scanned from photographs he supplied to me - so it is obviously dated. Filly appears in many of these photos - then his "sweetheart" girlfriend, she is now his widow... Condolences, Filly. In 2006, Aivar and his a...
by Faulkner
Wed Feb 14, 2024 8:07 pm
Forum: Savoy
Topic: Jason Melson - Poulsbo, WA
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Re: Jason Melson - Poulsbo, WA

Jason Melson had been friends with Ed for over 35 years. After Ed lost his first wife after 50 years of marriage, he got remarried to Peggy - and as a wedding present, Jason gave them a 1960 Plymouth he had restored ("Hope"), as a promise he made to Ed thirty years ago when his first wife ...
by Faulkner
Wed Feb 14, 2024 7:49 pm
Forum: Savoy
Topic: Jason Melson - Poulsbo, WA
Replies: 1
Views: 999

Jason Melson - Poulsbo, WA

Ed Prichard bought this derelict Savoy in 2017 from someone in Georgia, and dragged it home to Madisonville, TN where he commenced work on it in earnest. It was powered by... a four cylinder Perkins diesel! How did Plymouths come to be diesel powered? That is in itself a bit of a mystery, which you ...
by Faulkner
Wed Feb 07, 2024 6:17 pm
Forum: Much Ado About Nothing
Topic: Interview with Ex
Replies: 1
Views: 2148

Re: Interview with Ex

Interesting, to think that Schmidt had to be cautious about what he said, and to not contradict Exner, who was not only Schmidt's boss, but also an impediment to take over Chrysler styling as its VP Styling. The timing is also interesting, because it was about that time when Chrysler contracted wit...
by Faulkner
Fri Jan 19, 2024 6:39 pm
Forum: Much Ado About Nothing
Topic: Interview with Ex
Replies: 1
Views: 2148

Interview with Ex

[Excerpted from Popular Mechanics, January, 1959.] cover.jpg Taking part in the Popular Mechanics interview were Virgil M. Exner, Chrysler Vice-President and Director of Styling, and William M. Schmidt, Executive Stylist. Arthur R. Railton, PM's Automotive Editor, asked the questions. 1a.jpg 1b.jpg ...
by Faulkner
Tue Jan 16, 2024 6:06 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Installing A/C on a Poly 318
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Re: Installing A/C on a Poly 318

Dick made a template - from a spare head, I suppose - and made the measurements. Here you go. Thanks Dick!

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by Faulkner
Tue Jan 16, 2024 4:21 pm
Forum: How To
Topic: Installing A/C on a Poly 318
Replies: 5
Views: 3594

Re: Installing A/C on a Poly 318

autocoolatlanta wrote: Tue Jan 16, 2024 3:55 pm How can we get those measurements?
Why, from Dick Koch, of course! I will alert him to your inquiry, and ask him to provide them here. Stay tuned!

Dan
by Faulkner
Sun Jan 14, 2024 5:33 pm
Forum: Belvedere
Topic: Simon Öhman - Karlbo, Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Re: Simon Öhman - Karlbo, Sweden

We missed some stuff on the first pass! Here's some more... 60649866_3299103653448474_6531032527061123072_n.jpg 91294673_4310791125613050_4518233616035086336_n.jpg Simon2.mp4 Simon1.mp4 109834826_10157968823624094_7986189025365523556_n.jpg 365939966_9866742823395656_2731494938161619294_n.jpg 3660318...
by Faulkner
Sat Jan 13, 2024 10:22 am
Forum: Belvedere
Topic: Simon Öhman - Karlbo, Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 1247

Simon Öhman - Karlbo, Sweden

. 386074707_24803867022545493_4579110550701249428_n.jpg Simon's Belvy turns an impressive 12 seconds in the quarter mile! I have had this car for many years - 36, in fact. It was a wreck when i bought it. I wanted a car just like that because I had seen a similar one while at a 50s Rockabilly Show, ...
by Faulkner
Sat Jan 06, 2024 5:39 pm
Forum: Vintage Photos, Postcards & Videos
Topic: Promotional Shots
Replies: 5
Views: 1713

Re: Promotional Shots

Actually, three hardtops! One SF with, one without sill moldings.