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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-28 3:03 PM (#562429)
Subject: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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Hi Guys...I've not posted much on here lately...I've been mainly on the FL facebook page
Anyways...I've been negotiating the purchase of a 57 Coronet Lancer 2dr D500 that someone put me in touch with that was for sale
in Upstate NY and I'm in AZ...it was/is an Estate sale ..the story goes that the owner Lou Faust (some on here knew him through the Nat' DeSoto club? )..Lou bought the car new in 57...her color scheme is black body white fins and roof with red/black interior..optioned with the single 4bbl 325 Hemi.

Lou drove it until 1966 and then backed it into a barn to change the tires on her...that's the last time the car was touched!
She was put up on blocks and had the wheels removed ...with a time frame of about 50 years later the barn fell down around her and she was moved to another barn on another property..(where its seen in these photos)

Where she was until i found her...Dear Lou passed away last year and the family wanted to sell her as is...people looked her over and made stupid low ball
offers for her, but they were all turned down as they should be

...i started negotiating around Sept-Oct last year... then in March we came to a fair price and
i bought her!!...this car is like a time capsule..never been repainted...the interior still has the original clear plastic covers on them!....she's got a bit of rust here and there and bumps and bruises as to be expected from an old NY car...but in general she's pretty sound!...i only just got her home last night (transported)...and i've not had time to give it a good looking over as im working through the weekend with 12hr days

..i have about 75 photo's of when it was in NY...but i'll be taking a bunch more once i start cleaning her up...from what i saw this morning before heading to work was the 1966 NY reg' tag on the windshield and a 1966 newspaper on the front seat...first thing I need to do is dry her out the mold inside is a bit nasty! ...once i get the photos resized i'll start posting them ..and her progress from here on.

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56D500boy
Posted 2018-04-28 4:11 PM (#562435 - in reply to #562429)
Subject: RE: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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Congrats. Nice find. I would struggle to NOT pull those plastic seat covers off to see what it's like under there for sure. BUT probably better to leave them on until you do some interior cleaning.

I know that you know more about these old Mopars and restoring them than I do but, when you get to doing the valve covers, you might want to have a peek at the thread I created when I did my 56 D500 valve covers (and wire covers):

http://www.forwardlook.net/forums/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=65655&...





Good luck.



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Posted 2018-04-30 12:52 PM (#562535 - in reply to #562429)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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Great find! It even has the Custom Coronet (Sport) interior.

Don H.
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Posted 2018-04-30 1:30 PM (#562536 - in reply to #562429)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!


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its a 315?
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-30 3:44 PM (#562545 - in reply to #562429)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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It's a 315?

In 57 it became the 325

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Posted 2018-04-30 4:07 PM (#562546 - in reply to #562545)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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arizona mopar gold - 2018-04-30 3:44 PM

57 is 325


Absolutely.

"1957’s “Super D-500 Engine” and “D-500 Engine”

For 1957, a Dodge brochure clearly stated that the “Super D-500 Engine” was “available at moderate extra cost on all models... Full hemispherical combustion chamber with double rocker arms. Compression ratio, 9.25:1.... 325 cubic inches.” It was rated at 310 hp and 350 lb-ft and included dual exhausts, heavy-duty double breaker distributor, heavy-duty air cleaner, and dual four-barrel carburetors.

The “D-500 engine” was also sold, “at little cost on all models. All specifcations same as Super D-500 except: Horsepower, 285 @ 4800 rpm. Torque, 345 lbs ft @ 2800 rpm. Single 4-barrel carburetor.” (The Super Red Ram was 260 hp and 335 lb-ft.)"

REFERENCE: https://www.allpar.com/model/d500.html





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Posted 2018-04-30 4:52 PM (#562550 - in reply to #562429)
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Looks like a great find. Congratulations! What are your plans for it? I'm happy to see the fender skirts on the seat and not on the car.

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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-30 5:43 PM (#562554 - in reply to #562550)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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Powerflite - 2018-04-30 1:52 PM

Looks like a great find. Congratulations! What are your plans for it? I'm happy to see the fender skirts on the seat and not on the car. :)


Those skirts are going on the 57 ASAP!.....just kidding....I never thought Mopars looked right with them on...Cadillac's?...yes
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-04-30 5:54 PM (#562556 - in reply to #562546)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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56D500boy - 2018-04-30 1:07 PM

arizona mopar gold - 2018-04-30 3:44 PM

57 is 325


Absolutely.

"1957’s “Super D-500 Engine” and “D-500 Engine”

For 1957, a Dodge brochure clearly stated that the “Super D-500 Engine” was “available at moderate extra cost on all models... Full hemispherical combustion chamber with double rocker arms. Compression ratio, 9.25:1.... 325 cubic inches.” It was rated at 310 hp and 350 lb-ft and included dual exhausts, heavy-duty double breaker distributor, heavy-duty air cleaner, and dual four-barrel carburetors.

The “D-500 engine” was also sold, “at little cost on all models. All specifcations same as Super D-500 except: Horsepower, 285 @ 4800 rpm. Torque, 345 lbs ft @ 2800 rpm. Single 4-barrel carburetor.” (The Super Red Ram was 260 hp and 335 lb-ft.)"



the 4bbl D500 at little cost on all models?...

My 57 Royal's price jumped from $2712 list to $4095 with the D500 option box ticked off.... (i have the sales invoice)..that's a little bit more than a "at little cost increase"

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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-05-09 2:29 PM (#563033 - in reply to #562429)
Subject: Re: 1957 Dodge 2dr Coronet Lancer D500...Home!



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56D500boy

Asked if i could take some photos of the wire holders/combs that are bolted to the heads...Here they are, I hope these are of help to you to get some made



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Posted 2018-05-09 4:15 PM (#563039 - in reply to #563033)
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Thanks for posting those John. Should be easy enough to make.
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-05-09 6:55 PM (#563047 - in reply to #562429)
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I'll get another photo tonight of it without the wires to see how the base is formed/shaped.
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Posted 2018-05-09 6:58 PM (#563048 - in reply to #563039)
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56D500boy - 2018-05-09 1:15 PM

Thanks for posting those John. Should be easy enough to make.


How are you planning to do the rubber dipping process, or are you going to make them from plastic?
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arizona mopar gold
Posted 2018-05-09 8:12 PM (#563054 - in reply to #563048)
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Powerflite - 2018-05-09 3:58 PM

56D500boy - 2018-05-09 1:15 PM

Thanks for posting those John. Should be easy enough to make.


How are you planning to do the rubber dipping process, or are you going to make them from plastic?


you can buy the plasti dip in bulk can form

https://www.amazon.com/Performix-12213-Plasti-Dip-Black/dp/B00I9SK8X...
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Posted 2018-05-09 10:44 PM (#563061 - in reply to #563048)
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56D500boy - 2018-05-09 1:15 PM
Thanks for posting those John. Should be easy enough to make.


How are you planning to do the rubber dipping process, or are you going to make them from plastic?


I was thinking metal and rubber dipped. That said, I contacted Hot Hemi (heads) and asked if they sold them or if they knew who does. This would be perfect for a CNC plasma-cutter. (which I don't have).

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Posted 2018-05-10 6:51 PM (#563117 - in reply to #563061)
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56D500boy - 2018-05-09 1:15 PM
Thanks for posting those John. Should be easy enough to make.


How are you planning to do the rubber dipping process, or are you going to make them from plastic?

I was thinking metal and rubber dipped. That said, I contacted Hot Hemi (heads) and asked if they sold them or if they knew who does. This would be perfect for a CNC plasma-cutter. (which I don't have).
:)


Eric at Hot Heads replied:

"Dave, I'm not familiar with that wire separator either, the ones we have are by Taylor and break down 4-3-2. I'm not sure who to tell you to check with honestly, post that same picture on the Forward look and see if anyone on there recognize them. Thanks, Eric"

Apparently he missed FL reference in the email I sent him:

"Someone on the Forward Look website has a new to him 1957 Dodge D500 with the 325 hemi engine. He has posted photos of wire "combs" that I have never seen before. I wondered whether you sell them or if you knew who did. See attached photos."

So I guess we are on our own to make them or ??

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Posted 2018-05-26 10:19 AM (#564036 - in reply to #563047)
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arizona mopar gold - 2018-05-09 6:55 PM

I'll get another photo tonight of it without the wires to see how the base is formed/shaped.


Randy: You might have forgotten about this. (I did until just now).
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Posted 2018-06-25 5:16 PM (#565601 - in reply to #562429)
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Some photos i took of the D500 this weekend...She's all cleaned up and running now (totally 100% untouched body)...I've taken her for a few short drives into town 20 miles each way (I'm rural)...She's looking a lot better now but still has a few teething problems to sort out but drives like a brand new car...I just checked the speedo...she just rolled over 50K...i thought there was more but hey i wont complain...lol...enjoy



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Posted 2018-06-25 6:09 PM (#565607 - in reply to #562429)
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Looks like the old saying that it'll buff out is true! Nice job, looks great and a D500 runner to boogie with.

I never understood why people get a car and let it sit without doing anything with if for so many years. My '58 Coronet passed through 3-4 owners, each who had thoughts of fixing it up and enjoying it, but never actually did anything to it over the course of at least 25 yrs. I get it and put it together in less than a year and have been driving it around ever since by just fixing little stuff on the motor, along with brakes & tires (of course!). Makes me wonder what the hold up was for these previous owners.
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Posted 2018-06-25 6:15 PM (#565608 - in reply to #565607)
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Powerflite - 2018-06-25 3:09 PM

Looks like the old saying that it'll buff out is true! Nice job, looks great and a D500 runner to boogie with.

I never understood why people get a car and let it sit without doing anything with if for so many years. My '58 Coronet passed through 3-4 owners, each who had thoughts of fixing it up and enjoying it, but never actually did anything to it over the course of at least 25 yrs. I get it and put it together in less than a year and have been driving it around ever since by just fixing little stuff on the motor, along with brakes & tires (of course!). Makes me wonder what the hold up was for these previous owners.

I was about to buy that 58 of yours when it came up for sale....I was watching the price drop far enough to think..OK...But you beat me to it
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Posted 2018-06-25 6:30 PM (#565609 - in reply to #562429)
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Yeah, he started out very high, and finally ended up somewhere reasonable.
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