Re: [FWDLK] Flathead Six Power Steering
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Re: [FWDLK] Flathead Six Power Steering



Back in the day (around 1984 or so) I turned down a '57 Fury wrecked in the nose for $100.00 (at the time I didn't realize the guy had the engine,it had been pulled out), luckily I had the opportunity to buy the car a couple of years later for $650, air cleaners and all, I bought a '57 Belv 4DrHt (sand dune white and gold with wing tips) that had 51,000 miles as a parts car, sold the package for $3,000 a couple of years later and thought I did good!
Adam
 
In a message dated 9/22/2012 9:53:46 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, cgico@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
  This would have been about the time I said the most moronic thing to ever leave my lips ....

  I had been introduced to Merle Wolfer as a guy owning three Adventurer convertibles, two 57 and a 58.

  At that point in my stupidity, I thought the 57 was the only car to own.  Merle said neither of the two 57's
were for sale, as one was his special car, and the other one was jointly owned with another guy and they 
had no plans for it at that moment.

  But the 58 was for sale.  A very nice, high miles, well maintained car that really needed nothing to enjoy.
Probably a #3 survivor.  Merle's price ? ...  $4500.

  The stupidest words to ever leave my lips ?  "Nah, ...  I think I'll hold out for a 57".  :-P  It went to Sweden.

  The next time I found one, it only cost $500, but was delivered to me on pallets.

  B.

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On Sep 22, 2012, at 6:16 AM, Adam Lindenbaum wrote:

That '58 Savoy needed front floors, fender work, 1/4 work, rockers, the windshield was broken, It was rough, especially considering it was before these cars hit their popularity and a clean Fury could be had for $5,000. After seeing the cars people are trying to (and some successfully) restoring, this car was a gem by today's standards.
Adam
 
In a message dated 9/21/2012 11:09:36 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, cgico@xxxxxxxxxxx writes:
  My Grandad special ordered a stripper 60 Buick LeSabre 2s with no radio.  He was adamant that radios did not belong in cars.  They just invited disaster from the distraction !  White walls were too flashy.  He thought the all-white paint was fancy enough.

  Those were strange days in the car buying world (compared to today).  How else could Nash/AMC sell a single car, if the world wasn't still full of frugal, practical-over-flashy car buyers at a time like the late 50's ?

  It is a major reason why I found a stripper Plaza to park beside my over-blinged Fireflite convertible.  Too many car guys focus on the super sexy stuff and the reality cars of the day are grossly under-represented.

  I too am guilty of parting some cars that today would be of high interest as restoration projects.  Several police cars come to mind.  :-P

  B.

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On Sep 21, 2012, at 11:04 AM, Adam Lindenbaum wrote:

I used to have a '58 Savoy 2 DrHt. parts car with a Flattie 6 and power steering, the generator was separate.  Oddly optioned car too, PS, padded dash and visors, Powerflite, Sportone trim, heater, reverse light, and a radio in a hardtop with a 6 banger. By today's standards it would have been a restorable car (most likely turned into a Christine clone), in the '80's it was a parts car.


-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Parker <hemirr@xxxxxxxxx>
To: L-FORWARDLOOK <L-FORWARDLOOK@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, Sep 21, 2012 1:06 pm
Subject: Re: [FWDLK] Flathead Six Power Steering

One of the hot rod forums has a tech article on this I believe. I'll try to find it tonight after we get back from the Monster Mopar Indy show

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On Sep 21, 2012, at 11:57 AM, Roger van Hoy <vanhilla@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Off the cuff, I知 not sure there ever was such a thing as PS on a flathead six not mounted on the generator.
 
Even if there was, the number of PS 6 cyl cars must have been miniscule.
 
You might save a lot of time and effort by just fabricating a bracket to fit.
 
--Roger van Hoy
 
Sent: Thursday, September 20, 2012 4:03 PM
Subject: [FWDLK] Flathead Six Power Steering
 
Hello Folks:
I'm looking for a power steering bracket and then a pump to fit that bracket, which will mount to a Flathead Six engine. But, not a pump that is driven from the back of the generator, as I now have a alternator in place of the generator.
Does any one know where I can get a bracket and pump? Or where I might begin looking?
Any ideas welcomed.
Thanks George
'56 Dodge Wagon 3 spd. o/d, Hemi (stock)
'56 Dodge Pickup Aluminum auto., 265 Flat Six (highly modified)
'55 & '56 Crown Imperial Limo's 331 & 354
'56 Crown Imperial 2 dr sedan (basket case)
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