The guy with the hemis was there again. A 392 and a 354. Plus a bunch of parts.
The parts included these John Deere valve covers. He also had one with the "Chrysler" covered up on the Chrysler Fire Power script. It was replaced with "Fiat." You have to love a guy with a sense of humor.
I haven't seen a first generation Charger at a meet in ages. This one was a big block car. I assumed a 383. Missing the radiator. 4 speed car. No price. This one is a great project car.
I am always amazed at what turns up at swap meets. Today, Ford FE stuff seemed to be popping up everywhere. The first photo is one of three, count them, three FE 3 X 2 intake set ups. This one was the "cheap" one at $1000. The next photo is the "expensive" one at $1600. There was a third one at $1200 which I did not photograph. Note the 427 heads for $700 next the the intake setup.
The Edsel is a 2 door hardtop. The price was marked as $3.5000. Not sure what that was all about. At $3,500, it was probably a good buy. At $35,000, not even close. At $3.50, I would have bought it!
The good news - I only spent $28.
The bad news - $13 was for food and parking.
The good news - I bought 5 tee shirts at $2 each so my wife can throw out the ones with rust stains and weld burns.
The bad news - The remaining $5 was for a Bender Geetar (The wife said I had too many guitars - I tell her I am still trying to find one that works!)
First time to Muscle Car Ranch. It is about 10 minutes from the fair grounds where the Chickasha meet is held. This year MSR had their swap meet the same weekend as the Chickasha meet. There wasn't much at the Muscle Car Ranch. But what was there was interesting. Worth the trip. In addition to the swap meet vendors, there were old signs and old cars sitting around. There were 8 Toronados. Five of them are in the photo.
The release mechanism was bent, welded on, and tweaked in order to clear the channel while keeping the latch opening close to the center line.
The cover will have to be modified and a flange will have to be made and welded in place before the cover can be mounted.
The release cable was temporarily routed to verify that it will work. The mounting nut will need another access opening. The solenoid for electrical popping will probably use the same access opening.
One down side was realized when the closed trunk was checked. The trunk portion of the latch will extend a skull creasing 3-1/2" off the inside of the trunk. The alternative would be to have a "box" on the tail pan extension which would make trunk access more difficult. We will just have to watch our heads when moving around near the open trunk.