Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby moparmike » Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:27 am

You did, I wasn't knocking you for it.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:47 pm

I look every day.
I don't find much, though.
It is also difficult to find trucks that specifically are labeled as having the 5.9 in them. I usually try to find 2500s because they usually have them.

Dropped off the fenders at Mike's last night.
Excited to see them fixed and rust-free.

Ordered new door hinges for the front doors this morning.
Going to replace them while the fenders are off to stop myself from having to lift the doors up to shut them properly.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby moparmike » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:51 pm

Lifting the doors is good exercise
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Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby moparmike » Tue Feb 23, 2016 8:57 pm

They sell the engines in the junkyard for $225-475. Granted they all have high mileage but you can get one in that price range that runs. The A518 transmission in 2wd form is a little harder to find but they get $200 for a rebuildable core. You could clean up the engine for now and run it while you save up for some speed parts like a striker kit and intake. Those heads are pretty good and depending on how crazy you want to get you could run them with little work. You could even use the transmission you have until you find/rebuild an overdrive, just need a balanced converter.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:59 pm

If I did the swap, I'd want to do engine/tranny together at the same time.

Get the benefits at once.

I continue to look, and I go to junkyards pretty often, so I am always hunting. If I came across a 2WD Ram in the yard I'd consider taking everything from it.
I'd rather do a Hemi though. I'm considering waiting just to be able to go that direction.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby moparmike » Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:29 pm

The hemi would be a slightly more difficult of a swap but worth the wait I think.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:42 am

I *think* I saw that car at Carlisle two years ago. Or at the very least one just like it.
The guy even looked like that guy in that picture.

I figure I'll shell out the $1,800.00 for a Hemi with the newer Eagle heads.
I just can't do it right now. Just too much money.

The more I think on it the more I think I'll try to fix the 318 up for a while to keep it going until I can afford a Hemi.
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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby MOPAR_AMC_FAN » Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:58 am

Not sure if you're interested, but I have a late-80s roller-cam 318 with the 302 swirl-port heads. It's cleeeean inside (was supposedly rebuilt with 4K on it). Would be a great replacement engine until you can get that Hemi. :)

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Re: Sneke_Eyez's 1969 Plymouth Satellite Station Wagon

Postby Sneke_Eyez » Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:12 pm

Brian, I think I'll just let my wheezy, stock 318 soldier on for now. Thanks though!
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