Re: Welcome new member - 1965 Dodge Coronet 500
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Re: Welcome new member - 1965 Dodge Coronet 500

I thing Doug is probably right about the battery location and purpose. No harm in leaving it that way or switch back to 
factory if desired. 

The only restoration manual or guide for the '65 Coronets I recall is "Authenticity Guide -- 1965 Dodge and Plymouth 
Hemi Super Stocks" by Jim Schild. It really is focused on the Hemi cars though. I don't know if it is still in print. I 
posted about it over 15 years ago. (Yikes! LOL)

I suggest if you have a specific 1965 Dodge question, start a new email and put in the subject the topic and mail it to 
the mail list address and ask here. This mail list is better than a general guidebook imho.

Gary H. 

>  -------Original Message-------
>  Well, battery relocation is "generally" for weight distribution, and
>  the cutoff switch would point toward a racing application, which might
>  explain the fresh engine. Your car may have visited a drag strip on
>  occasion.   65 Dodge is a great body style.  Enjoy !!!
>  Doug
>  63 Sport Fury ragtop
>  On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:01 AM, <islandtimes2  wrote:
>  > Jake here. Sorry I forgot to leave my name. I recently bought this
>  > '65 Coronet 500 in an auction out of California. We had one like it
>  > when we got married 48 years ago, so it has special significance to
>  > my wife. This one has a fresh 383 and auto, disk brakes on all 4
>  > corners, flawless black interior, and very nice repaint in the
>  > original medium turquois metallic. The body is super straight and
>  > all the original trim is there! Even has the original Owner's
>  > Manual. One quirk tho' The battery has been moved into the trunk
>  > and a battery cutoff switch installed on the rear panel. This was
>  > never a hemi car, so I'm not sure why? Thinking about moving the
>  > battery back up front and restoring the trunk layout. I'll share
>  > photos if it ever stops raining here in the Northwest so I can bring
>  > it out of the garage. Anyone know of a restoration manual or guide
>  > for the '65 Coronets? I'm working off of other folk's photos trying
>  > to figure out where stuff belongs. Jake.
>  >
>  > On Monday, January 29, 2018 at 8:45:25 PM UTC-8, The 1962 to 1965
>  > Mopar Mail List Clubhouse wrote:
>  >
>  >> Welcome new member. (Sorry I do not have his name, only his the
>  >> email islandtimes2.)
>  >>
>  >> Below is his introduction.
>  >>
>  >> Thanks,
>  >> Gary H.
>  >> ===========
>  >>
>  >> I am completing the restoration of a 1965 Dodge Coronet 500
>  >> hardtop and look forward to shared ideas and advice.
>  > 

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