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Old December 30th, 2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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The '65 Dodge is running!

My dad's '65 Dodge has been sitting in the garage for a few years doing nothing. My brother in law and I got all the parts needed, and had a wrenchfest today.

'65 Dodge Polara 383cid 4 barrel, 727 Torqueflite

Before wrenching


The new parts



Everything in!


P.S.: Just took these pics with my digital camera....don't know why a couple are messed up lookin'.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 03:28 PM   #2
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Old December 30th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #3
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Nice pics. Sweet car. I love MOPARS!
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Old December 30th, 2005, 03:46 PM   #4
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plugs and wires cap and rotor kept it from running for a few years. how bad what the old radiator
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Old December 30th, 2005, 03:48 PM   #5
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plugs and wires cap and rotor kept it from running for a few years. how bad what the old radiator
It had major overheating problems, so it kept it from running for more than a half hour. The old radiator worked fine, just couldn't cool the engine, even with an electric fan.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #6
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cool ness car looks good whens your 440 going in there. thats a car for it
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Old December 30th, 2005, 04:06 PM   #7
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Thats cool Jeff, glad your dad could get some labor out ya, for all the $$$ he is spending on your college education.

Oh and he has a nice looking garage
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Old December 30th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #8
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Old December 30th, 2005, 06:03 PM   #9
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I am envious! Sweet car! Mopars are th3 h0tn3ss!! my friend has a '63 330 and I am thinkin about picking up a 65 Satellite similar to that.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 06:58 PM   #10
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I had almost the same car! it was the same color and the same engine but it was a 4 door and it was an ex Navy vehicle. it had a gash down one side like it hit an Ice berg. I think I paid $30.00 for it and then sold it to a buddy for $75.00
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Old December 30th, 2005, 09:14 PM   #11
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nice to see another old mopar fan. makes me want to finish my RoadRunner. That, and about 10 other projects I have
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Old December 31st, 2005, 12:49 AM   #12
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Thats cool Jeff, glad your dad could get some labor out ya, for all the $$$ he is spending on your college education.

Oh and he has a nice looking garage
I'm paying for my edumacation through loans!

My dad's first car was the same as that one. He had sold his original, then found that one a few years later, bought it and restored it to look identical to his first car back in 1965.

I've got video of it starting up, but need someone to host it so I can share...or I'll find a website to host files or something.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:01 AM   #13
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I've got video of it starting up, but need someone to host it so I can share...or I'll find a website to host files or something.
www.putfile.com
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:25 AM   #14
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sweet car - thats prolly one of the few cars that color could look manly on
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:01 PM   #15
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I still find it funny how Plugs,cap,wire,and a radiator kept it from running for a few yrs.. and not to mention how spotless your garage is...
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:04 PM   #16
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Here's the vid. Thanks for the link Cronk.

http://media.putfile.com/HPIM0051

The video for whatever reason is FUBAR...if it starts "skipping" just fast forward a bit.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 01:09 PM   #17
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I still find it funny how Plugs,cap,wire,and a radiator kept it from running for a few yrs.. and not to mention how spotless your garage is...
I rebuilt the carb over the summer. The jets needing replacing. It was running before, but wasn't running right. So it just sat for awhile before I was able to do anything with it.
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Old January 1st, 2006, 06:24 PM   #18
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