68 town & country wagon

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  1. chalky1601

    chalky1601 New Member

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    More pictures of the strip down, decided to try and bring the tailgate back to life so sliced it open to take the glass the motor and mechanism out they were jammed inside, had to temporarily turn into a rocket scientist to figure it out and that was after I cut a big hole in the tailgate
    The Wife thinks I'm crazy even attempting to rebuild it,but if I can rebuild that I can rebuild anything. continued wagon strip down 001.jpg

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    Congrats on your choice of super cool wagon...:2_thumbs_up_-_anima

    Well I'm a 68 T/C wagon owner myself, but I started with an car exactly the opposite of yours, rust free! I hate rust, been there and lost a small fortune fixing it. I now spend a little more buying a car with no rust, and then paying to have it shipped up from either AZ/CA or any of the high desert states along the West coast. Cheaper in the long run.

    Anyway here's a link to one of my build threads on my wagon.


    http://cbodydrydock.com/forum_viewtopic.php?7.58811
     
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    The only problem you'll run with an A-518 is that it's a small block bellhousing only. If your running a big block then you'll have to have a jig set up so you can cut off a big block bellhousing and have it re-welded to the 518. It's been done.
     
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    Five speed?

    What other transmissions can go on a rbb? I only have 727's but I'd be interested in info for other trannies.

    I'd do anything to get the gas mileage from God-awful to just awful.

    By the way, I like the post for transplanting a 68 300 front end. I had a 69 300 in college, they are sharp. It's even in a movie- Rudy, but only on accident and only part of a quarter panel. They filmed the movie when I was going to school.

    Good luck with your project.
     
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    I notice in the '68 details, that the 3 sp auto trans was optional, I wonder how many units actually left the factory with the 3 sp manual? How about the 440 TNT or "wagon special" 440 with a 3 sp manual?
     
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    spent the day welding patches to the fuel tank and started repairing the tailgate.
    Welding sunburn great feeling totally worth it
     
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    3 speed manual was only available with the 383 2bbl engine in Newport models only.Some did come out the factory that way,but not many.
    68 was also the last year for the C body 4 speed.They did not advertise it,but could be ordered.
    All T&C wagons were automatics with 383 2bbl single exhaust or 4 bbl with dual exhaust,and the 440 lo-po with the dual snorkel air cleaner,hp logs and dual exhaust.The 375hp TNT was not available in the wagon.
    BTW,I am another 68 Chrysler expert/nut and i know Azblackhemi very well.I also have a US shipping addres if you need help.I an be the middle man so to speak,LOL!
    Keep up the good work!
     
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    Currently mine is a 440 with an Edelbrock performance intake, a 9811s thermoquad carb,dual exhausts,with a 3 spd auto.
    I think the engine was originally a 383
    having trouble finding a carb kit for the aftermarket thermoquad, so if anyone knows the part number of the carb kit that would be a great help
    both side hinge panels of the tailgate are now welded,need to make the new outer tailgate skin and weld that in next
     
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    Met a guy at Moparfest last week in New Hamburg who specialises in transmissions and he said the 518 isnt really an option for me with the 440 better to get the aftermarket overdrive unit and beef up the original 727
    Also at the show met a guy who made a 1965 barracuda 2 dr wagon it was absolutely amazing work and an inspiration to all wagon owners see below only hope mine will look half as good when it is finished
     

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    Thks for the info Waygun. That B Cuda wagon looks awesome! Exner would of been proud of that one I bet?
     
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    Sweet Cuda wagon. Would love to see it parked next to Wix's Buick when he gets it done.
     

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