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Old 04-03-2013, 01:13 AM   #26
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Default Re: Whats better than restoring a 56 DeSoto Firedome?

Glad you got it running, early hemis' are one of my favorite engines, had a 392 in a drag boat in the early 70's, loved listening to it at full song, made your hair stand up. Performance Automotive Warehouse (PAW) used to have an early hemi catalog that was separate from their regular catalog. Early Hemi.com is a pretty good site also. Good luck!
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Old 04-03-2013, 04:19 AM   #27
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Glad you got it running, early hemis' are one of my favorite engines, had a 392 in a drag boat in the early 70's, loved listening to it at full song, made your hair stand up. Performance Automotive Warehouse (PAW) used to have an early hemi catalog that was separate from their regular catalog. Early Hemi.com is a pretty good site also. Good luck!
PAW only does the Hemi stuff now they discontinued there regular lines
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:15 AM   #28
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PAW only does the Hemi stuff now they discontinued there regular lines
Dangit...I used to love flipping through that big yellow book
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:49 PM   #29
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So, went to a yard that had a 56 Firedome sans motor and trans, and a 55 wagon same deal. So, pulled the black face gauges and clock, horn ring, AM radio and misc trim off the wagon... And bought the whole 56. TONS of killer good parts. All for 400.















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Old 04-06-2013, 03:03 PM   #30
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You went part picking, and I didn't get an invite...:fangers:
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That "conditioaire" is neat. I looked it up and it's a gasoline fired heater. Wonder why they don't have "arctic packages" on vehicles now a days with those?
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:28 PM   #32
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You went part picking, and I didn't get an invite...:fangers:
Sorry man, spur of the moment deal with my cousin. He knows Gary down there. Next time. I have tons to do next r and r, I'll hit ya up...
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:29 PM   #33
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That "conditioaire" is neat. I looked it up and it's a gasoline fired heater. Wonder why they don't have "arctic packages" on vehicles now a days with those?
Yea no kidding. I am thinking it should pay for what I just bought... Lol. They aren't common from what I've read.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:18 PM   #34
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How bad is that 55 wagon?
Can you tell me where the yard is?
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:57 PM   #35
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If you have money, it's not bad. As we know you don't. Lol. Aside of that, it's going to cost you if you want the Fire Power that's under the hood.
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:10 PM   #36
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I thought you just said it has no engine or transmission?
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The 56 doesn't. You are referring to the 55 wagon. The wagon has a motor. If you want what's left of the 56 after I'm done with it, we can talk then. Not goin to be much left.
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The reason I said the wagon has no motor, is because even if you could get him to sell it, you'd be paying out the ***. Essentially it's not for sale. The wagon is rusted bad. It's a shame. Cool old car.
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Oh
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