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Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 03:04 PM
So I was down on Eight Mile earlier today, yeah that Eight Mile, and ran across this old Dodge. I believe this model was only available for one year, 1962. This particular car has a 426 Hemi with a four barrel carb and push button torque flight transmission and factory air.

Oh... and seating for NINE!

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/IMG_1042.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/IMG_1040.jpg

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg239/PaulPless/IMG_1037.jpg

Michael D. Storey
07-22-2010, 03:10 PM
That's a thing about Michigan. They got tons of these really weird old cars, ones that could never leave home.

My Mother's '57 Plymouth sat 6, but had that push button transmish. Fast. She would leave for 9 AM church at 9:05 and arrive early.

Michael D. Storey
07-22-2010, 03:13 PM
When my father and my two uncles were in business, the uncles, who were the company salesmen, drove these for a while. As I recall, they had endless problems with the pushbutton transmission.... I have distinct memories of my father, screwdriver in hand, removing the bezel to 'unstick' one of the buttons.

Betsy would hit the dash with her fist. Hard. Worked every time. Steel dash. God was that girl tough.

Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 03:21 PM
I don't think it was really the transmision that was the trouble but rather the selector. The Chrysler Torqueflight 727 was in production for close to 30 years and was and is used in some pretty high-performance applications.

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
07-22-2010, 03:36 PM
So I was down on Eight Mile earlier today, yeah that Eight Mile, and ran across this old Dodge. I believe this model was only available for one year, 1962. This particular car has a 426 Hemi with a four barrel carb and push button torque flight transmission and factory air.

Oh... and seating for NINE!....

Cool - you izz planning a large family or a "Gostbusters Go Fishing" sort of a deal?

Hwyl
07-22-2010, 05:38 PM
My first American car was a Buick with a 454, and electric seats and tailgate,

http://chevywagons.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/1972_x.22795018_std.jpg



my last British car was a hotted up Mk 1 Cortina with a 1500 engine.(91.54 cubic inches).......culture shock.

I preferred the Cortina, not my picture but similar, this one is $14K I sold mine for 35 pounds

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/1966_Ford_Cortina_GT_Front_1.jpg

S/V Laura Ellen
07-22-2010, 05:50 PM
This is the perfect station wagon for a Summer Vacation
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_PuZoLkvmBbc/SWA5vayfnaI/AAAAAAAABys/1ZoK9FdKoow/s320/Wagon+Queen+Family+Truckster.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_LBoC-w1TAEM/SoFKUg6elXI/AAAAAAAAA4g/TWoa51gRSrk/s400/griswold.jpg

Harbormaster
07-22-2010, 06:21 PM
The hottest station wagon ever made:

http://www.museodelcoche.com/Galerias/wp-content/gallery/volvo/01_volvo-1800.jpg

The Volvo 1800es

Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 06:34 PM
No guys. . .

Surely the hottest wagon is one of the following:

http://www.pestalozzi.net/sb/ferrari_breadvan/bv_kloepfel1.jpg

http://images.carpictures.cc/photo/m/Aston_Martin_DB5_Aston_Martin_Edvvc_00015653.jpg

http://www.barrett-jackson.com/images/carjpg/2006bjcca/2/1248_1/2006BJCCA2_1248_1_Spc.jpg

Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 06:40 PM
What?! No Clydesdale's???

B_B
07-22-2010, 06:58 PM
one of my favourites from the '80s
http://www.lotustalk.com/forums/attachments/f152/36893d1158704517-ugly-beautiful-lagonda-sw.jpg

Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 07:19 PM
I actually really like the current and recent Volvo V70's (not the awd versions). Very clean and classic look to them. I think they're a pretty good value too, especially on the slightly used market.

As an aside, Paul Newman had a V70 with a Calloway Twin Turbo Corvette Engine installed in it with a completely stock exterior. Perhaps the ultimate sleeper car.

purri
07-22-2010, 07:36 PM
The hottest station wagon ever made:

http://www.museodelcoche.com/Galerias/wp-content/gallery/volvo/01_volvo-1800.jpg

The Volvo 1800es

I remember sideswiping one of those while street racing in a 1934 6 wheel equipment Buick straight 8 one night.

Not a pretty sight afterward. :p

Canoeyawl
07-22-2010, 07:53 PM
http://www.shorey.net/Auto/American/Ford/Mustang/Ford%20Shelby%20GT350%20Station%20Wagon%20-%20FVL.jpg

Hwyl
07-22-2010, 07:57 PM
http://www.myunusual.com/Pix/Cars%20pix/Harold%20and%20Maude%20Jaguar%20XKE%20hearse.jpg

Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 08:04 PM
that a wagon or a hearse?

Keith Wilson
07-22-2010, 08:10 PM
You never saw Harold and Maude?

Paul Pless
07-22-2010, 08:16 PM
You never saw Harold and Maude?somehow that one has slipped by me

so its a hearse

JMAC
07-22-2010, 08:21 PM
My Mom sold the 1954 Pontiac Chieftain wagon to somebody one day for $25.00....I was 15 and had just assumed that when I hit 16, it would be mine. Bad assumption! Also had a white 60's Cortina, when I finally got it running right it was a great car...Years later I had a '65 Chevy II wagon, just for fun. Sorry, no pics.

Bobby of Tulsa
07-22-2010, 08:31 PM
Seeing if this will work this time, having some trouble posting an image.

Here's the one I want

http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/images/gallery/TonyStewartHearsesm.jpg

Robbie 2
07-22-2010, 08:35 PM
[Q

my last British car was a hotted up Mk 1 Cortina with a 1500 engine.(91.54 cubic inches).......culture shock.

I preferred the Cortina, not my picture but similar, this one is $14K I sold mine for 35 pounds

http://bringatrailer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/1966_Ford_Cortina_GT_Front_1.jpg[/QUOTE]

That Cortina was the 1st car I ever drove.........belonged to Dad but I sort of inherited it when he passed away though I was only 12 at the time so I had to wait until I was 15 and could get my licence...............then it was mine......1965 Ford Cortina 1200 cc motor 4door saloon.

John B
07-22-2010, 11:32 PM
55 Chevy Nomad for me if I was choosing. Twist my arm and I'd take a 56 or 57 .

Duncan Gibbs
07-23-2010, 02:37 AM
This one should be getting the full treatment in about 6 months time (hopefully sooner): New 202 under the hood with duel fuel and revamped electric rear tailgate.

http://pic80.picturetrail.com/VOL1913/10058894/18199505/286083239.jpg

In about 12 months you can all say "Oooooo!" and "Ahhhhhh!"

Look! There's even a boat in the picture, and the number plate ALMOST spells out Paul's nickname! :D

purri
07-23-2010, 02:58 AM
Not the Kingswood! (HQ?)

Has the tailgate gone yet? (gimme a country buggy any day)

skuthorp
07-23-2010, 04:02 AM
For about a year I actually owned a sedan version of that Dodge. My dad was rather partial to them but this one was a 'temporary purchase' from a muso who'd got a girl up the duff and needed the cash urgently. I bought several cars in those circumstances, some blokes are so careless. A great pick up car if I remember with a tendency to boil in our summer heat. You know I can't remember the colour, something dark.

Bobby of Tulsa
07-23-2010, 11:16 AM
Seeing if this will work this time, having some trouble posting an image.

Here's the one I want

http://www.charlottemotorspeedway.com/images/gallery/TonyStewartHearsesm.jpg I thought Mr. Pless might recognize this one. It come with a hidden bar, lots of sound and more power than you will ever need. :)

David G
07-23-2010, 11:28 AM
I love the old Detroit wagons. My folks had several (Ford) as I was growing up.

The little Volvo wagon was a hoot. The head of my cabinetmaking program bought one the year I was the Shop Assistant. He'd throw me the keys and send me on errands occasionally - always reminding me to bring it back intact, since he knew how I drove :arg:eek::arg (I had an Alfa at the time). Now THAT was styling!

Bobby of Tulsa
07-23-2010, 12:39 PM
My Mom sold the 1954 Pontiac Chieftain wagon to somebody one day for $25.00....I was 15 and had just assumed that when I hit 16, it would be mine. Bad assumption! Also had a white 60's Cortina, when I finally got it running right it was a great car...Years later I had a '65 Chevy II wagon, just for fun. Sorry, no pics.

I wish I could find one of those 1954 Pontiac wagons. Lots of good teenage memories. :)

Black-Jack
07-23-2010, 01:08 PM
In my opinion

http://blog.willysjeep.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wagon.jpg

I cant seem to get this posted as a picture

B_B
07-23-2010, 04:07 PM
http://blog.willysjeep.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/wagon.jpg

B_B
07-23-2010, 04:12 PM
I cant seem to get this posted as a picture
go to the desired picture
right click on picture
select "copy image URL"
go to post in WBF
click this icon: http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/editor/insertimage.png
right click
paste your copied image URL
press ok
submit reply Y> ;)

and yes, she's a beaut!

Hwyl
07-23-2010, 05:20 PM
go to the desired picture
right click on picture
select "copy image URL"
go to post in WBF
click this icon: http://forum.woodenboat.com/images/editor/insertimage.png
right click
paste your copied image URL
press ok
submit reply Y> ;)

and yes, she's a beaut!

you have to undo the check/tick too

B_B
07-23-2010, 05:22 PM
what's the check/tick?

in neither Chrome nor IE do I have to undo a check/tick?

ChaseKenyon
07-23-2010, 05:51 PM
If that wagon has a 426 Hemi as a 62 or any hemi as a 62 it is not factory original' The Hemi (series 1) was dropped in late '58 and by the '59 models.

Even the Letter series Chrysler 300 e, 7 F, and so on were all switched to the 413 RB wedge engine. The wedge in 300 trim was good for 375 BHP and much more torque. In the full size cars it was a rare option but you could have the 300 letter series engine which had offset cross ram intake headers that sat the carbs way out past the engine footprint into the fender area. This was done t increase the torque by an additional 26 % IIRC.

Since Chrysler cars were loosing in NASCAR The looked into redesigning the Hemi head and putting it on the RB big block. In 64 they finally got the program going with 413 wedge blocks and hemi heads at the same 413 displacement. by late 65 and definately for 66 THat had made it into the 426 Hemi. They also had the 426 wedge which was turned into the 440 wedge.


I was the youngest certified service writer/service manager (assit.) in CT at age 17 in 68.

But here are just a couple of the links and quotes on the top of Google search.


"Hemi". Each Chrysler division had its own unique version of the early Hemi engine, with different displacements and designations. Chrysler and Imperial called their versions the FirePower. DeSoto called theirs the FireDome. Dodge had a smaller version, known as the Red Ram. Only Plymouth didn't have a version of the hemi. Their V-8 engine, introduced in 1955 as the Hy-Fire, did not have a hemispherical head design. Plymouth would not get a hemi engine until the 1960s. Collectively, these 1951-'58 Hemi engines are now commonly referred to as "1G" (1st gen), and the group is easily identified by having a rear-mounted ignition distributor.

As soon as this engine was introduced, Briggs Cunningham chose to use the Chrysler version in some of his race cars for international motor sports. A Chrysler-powered Cunningham C5-R won its class in 1953, and Team Cunningham automobiles using these engines finished as high as third place overall, at the 24 hours of Le Mans Grand Prix. Cunningham switched away from these designs in 1959 when Chrysler abandoned the hemispherical concept in favor of the wedge-head Chrysler B engine.

[edit]Hemi design reintroduced



Polished and chromed 426 Hemi engine in a 1971 Hemi 'Cuda.
The hemispherical head design was revived in 1964[citation needed]. These were the first engines officially designated Hemi, a name Chrysler trademarked. Chrysler Hemi engines of this generation displaced 426 cu in (7 L). Although just 11,000 Hemi engines were produced for consumer sale[citation needed] due to their relatively high cost and poor street-use reputation[citation needed], the engine became legendary, with "Hemi" becoming one of the most familiar automobile-related words in the United States. The 426 Hemi was nicknamed the "elephant engine"[citation needed] at the time, a reference to its large dimensions. Its 10.72 in (272.3 mm) deck height and 4.80 in (121.9 mm) bore spacing made it the biggest engine racing in NASCAR at the time[citation needed].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_Hemi_engine


Willem Weertman (engine design leader) wrote about the 426 Hemi:

We had been using the wedge-head big block V-8 engine and we weren’t doing very well with it [in racing], we were being outgunned by the very experienced and well-equipped Ford and Chevrolet teams.

Our senior management thought it would be nice for us to win races. They asked the question “What would it take for use to win a race?”

After a lot of consideration, the engineering response was that we should go back and try to see if we can run our Hemi engine again because we did so well with the first generation Hemis that had come out in 1951 and had been raced in NASCAR and had a tremendous amount of victories.

The inquiry came to us in engine design, “could we put a Hemi head on top of a raised B (RB) engine?” That’s when the story started and ended up with our indeed being able to do that and we had engines ready for the 1964 NASCAR race in Daytona Beach and we did extremely well and continued doing well during that season.



http://www.allpar.com/mopar/hemi/stories.html
:cool:;)

Hwyl
07-23-2010, 05:56 PM
what's the check/tick?

in neither Chrome nor IE do I have to undo a check/tick?


I do in firefox

B_B
07-23-2010, 06:05 PM
After you select the "From URL" tab, you get a dialog box with a spot to paste in the URL.
Right under it is a check box labeled "Retrieve remote file and reference locally"
Its default is checked.
Uncheck it.
I've never had this happen, I don't even know what you mean by "From URL" - been posting pictures for years and don't recall ever seeing it. Possibly this is a Firefox thing? Or is it 'cause I'm using an older version of Windows?

Thanks for the heads up though, I'll have to remember this necessary step...if I can ;)

edit: Gareth beat me to it - Firefox!

The Bigfella
07-23-2010, 06:16 PM
Who needs a wagon?

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Vietnam%20and%20Cambodia/DSC_0012.jpg

John Smith
07-23-2010, 06:37 PM
My favorite car of all I've owned was my '91 Buick Roadmaster wagon. Full size wagon drove like a limo, and had seating for 9, if they weren't all big adults.

Harbormaster
07-23-2010, 07:02 PM
My old '71 VW Squareback used to get about 40 miles to the gallon. 40 hard miles.

http://image.automotive.com/f/features/collectible_classic/8291358+pheader/0711_01_z+1966-1973_volkswagen_squareback+profile_view.jpg

brad9798
07-23-2010, 08:26 PM
Neat old wagon, Paul ...

But engine would not be original ... as, IIRC, the 426 wasn't introduced until 1964!

In fact, there are a lot of neat cars on this thread!!! :D

Paul Pless
07-23-2010, 08:39 PM
that weird Dodge color that wasn't green and wasn't bronzemetallic avocado

Woxbox
07-23-2010, 10:00 PM
http://jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/10/lambwag1.jpg

B_B
07-23-2010, 10:16 PM
It isn't Firefox. The behavior is the same in IE.
When you click on the "Insert Image" icon, you get a dialog box with two tabs at the top. One is "From URL," for use when you are hot-linking to an image on another site.
It's not the same as it was in the older editions of the forum software.
Really strange, I checked again, after four tries earlier to day, and IE finally showed me the box you're talking about. I never log out, that might have something to do with it. I use Chrome and it's still giving me the old box.