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Updated:   03 Mar 2017; 20:30  ET
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note - The vast bulk of my massive Web presence (over 485 pages) had been hosted by AT&T's WorldNet service since 30 May 1996; they dropped WorldNet effective 31 Mar 2010 and I have been scrambling to transfer everything.  Everything's saved but all the links have to be changed, mostly by hand.  See my sbiii.com Transfer Page for any updates on this tedious process.


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(The original Chrysler page, et seq., grew completely out of hand and this had to be added;
please have a look at it, the Chrysler Continuation Page 1, the Chrysler Continuation Page 2,
the Chrysler Continuation Page 3, the Chrysler Continuation Page 4,
the Chrysler Continuation Page 5, the Chrysler Continuation Page 6,
the Chrysler Continuation Page 7, and this Chrysler Continuation Page 8!)

These pages are basically unindexed but a HELP section is now on the continuation page 3 and the Chrysler Links section is being recreated.

Chrysler Imperial 8.

  '31-'32-'33 Imperial 8 Major Model Year Differences.

plus much more on Cont. Page 4.

Imperial L-80/L*80 - the "Big Six".

Jeep (moved to Chrysler page 1 on 02 Jul .

Model Chryslers.

On Chrysler Continuation Page 5:
    '39 and '41 Photos - moved to this page on 11 Nov 03.
    Miscellaneous Chrysler Photos - moved to this page on 11 Nov 03.
    Dodge Power Wagon.

On Chrysler Continuation Page 6:
    Gyról Fluid Drive and
    M4 Vacamatic and M6 Prestomatic Semi-Automatic Transmissions
    1930 Chrysler Pickup Truck!
    1929 Chrysler Pickup Truck!!!
    Odd 1940 Chrysler

On Chrysler Continuation Page 7:
    1931 CG Imperial 8 Limousine (moved there 26 Dec 09).
    1931 CG Imperial 8 Sedans (moved there 26 Dec 09).

On this Chrysler Continuation Page 8 (25 Oct 2011):
    '31 Imperial 8 CG Close coupled Sedan - "Old Betsey" (25 Oct 2011).
    '49 Highlander (New Yorker) C-46 Straight 8 Club Coupé (25 Oct 2011).
    Ken Harris's '49 Royal C-45 Sedan.   new (03 Mar 2017)

On Chrysler Imperial 8 Page (26 Nov 2012):
    Classic '31-'32-'33 CG, CH, and CL Imperial 8s (26 Nov 2012).

On separate page - 1949 Chrysler 8 C-46 Owner's Manual


Chrysler and Daimler (Mercedes) merged as DaimlerChrysler in 1998 and split back apart in 2007 - two of my most favo(u)rite cars!


HELP! - What is the approved substitute for Gýrol Fluid Drive coupling fluid? (14 May 2008)


'31 Imperial 8 CG Close coupled Sedan - "Old Betsey"

I'd sold my old 1931 Chrysler Imperial 8 Close coupled Sedan, the one described on earlier pages as having been owned originally by José Greco's manager, John F. Nonenbacher, Sr. and his son, John, Jr., and known by them affectionately as "Old Betsey".  She was resold a few years back out to the Seattle, Washington, area.  Proud new owner Greg Nowak writes that he drives it every chance he gets (it IS a low mileage car and a real drivin' masheen!) and that he hasn't restored her so much as he's "resurrected" her (25 Oct 2011):

31ImpCCS-1 31ImpCCS-2
(photos received 25 Oct 2011 and © G. Nowak 2011 - all rights reserved)

Look at that profile; the driver's seat is half way back!  Unable to find a sixth wood spoked wheel (so far), Greg put wires on her and added a gazelle mascot (the smaller one, as is fittin' for a straight factory body).  That front view shows the front bumper as it SHOULD be.

31ImpCCS-4 31ImpCCS-3
(photos received 25 Oct 2011 and © G. Nowak 2011 - all rights reserved)

There's what Greg terms a 'happy engine" (although I don't remember a steam radiator under the hood).  The score in the #1 cylinder was much worse than I had realized so Greg sleeved it and bored out all the cylinders 0.030" oversized (smart moves).

[That "steam radiator" is actually the seldom-seen inner side of the hood louvres!] (09 May 2016)

31ImpCCS-5 31ImpCCS-6
(photos received 25 Oct 2011 and © G. Nowak 2011 - all rights reserved)

Lastly, now you know the score and there are the remains of that "infamous piston".  Thanks for the update, Greg; enjoy driving "Old Betsey"!

help-rwb - Does anyone have, or have a clue to the whereabouts of,
a 7.50 x 17 wood-spoke artillery wheel for Greg?

Here are the car and Greg (left) at its debut at the 2011 Greenwood (Avenue) Car Show in Seattle on 26 Jun 2011 (04 Dec 2011):

31ImpCCS-7 31ImpCCS-8
(photos from WPC Club - Puget Sound Region - July 2011 newsletter - all rights reserved)


'49 Highlander (New Yorker) C-46 Straight 8 Club Coupé

I was kinda hopin' to show you progress on the 1949 Highlander (New Yorker) C-46 Straight 8 Club Coupé I sold off to the South but haven't heard a peep from the buyer; that sure doesn't bode well. (25 Oct 2011)

Well, for whatever reason, it did NOT get finished; these "For Sale" photos cropped up on the Net ca. 27 May 2015 from North Carolina and there's not much question which car it might be (20 Jul 2015):

49HiCoupe0 49HiCoupe1 49HiCoupe2
(click on thumbnailed pictures for larger images)

The sad shape of the front chrome and bumper over-riders and the front seat squab establish this as my old car beyond any question.  The body work was done (although the door-fender fit isn't that good) and painted but, apparently, not much else.  Pity; she was a sweet runner.  She was listed at only $3,950, so she must still have been pretty ratty.


Ken Harris's '49 Royal C-45 Sedan.   new (03 Mar 2017)

Waiting for the FIAT to be serviced and not finding any more magazines I wanted to read, I was idly thumbing through a repair periodical when this image jumped out at me (virtualy screaming for my attention!):

49HarrisC45Sedan
(click on thumbnail for larger image)

"It's MY car!"  Well, it's NOT, and it's "only" a C-45 Royal at that, and a sedan to boot, but that wheel and dash, not to mention the front and the hood ornament, are burned in my memory; of such nonsense are Chrysler fan(atic)s made!  It's also a beautiful story.

[I'd give proper credit but I haven't a clue from what magazine this came.]



(The original Chrysler page, et seq., grew completely out of hand and this had to be added;
please have a look at it, the Chrysler Continuation Page 1, the Chrysler Continuation Page 2,
the Chrysler Continuation Page 3, the Chrysler Continuation Page 4,
the Chrysler Continuation Page 5, the Chrysler Continuation Page 6,
the Chrysler Continuation Page 7, and this Chrysler Continuation Page 8!)


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