1966 Chrysler Newport 383 from North America
If you go cruising in this car just once, you will want to drive nothing else.
- Master cylinder went out and I rebuilt it, no problem.
- New Brake Booster.
- Alternator went out.
-Distributor got a little funky, replaced it with an electronic one and runs like a dream.
-Turn signal switch quit (if yours ever goes out, just rebuild it, it's a LOT easier to rebuild it than find a new one. Mysterious absence of new part.
- Seats dried out from being left in the warm California sun. Rip in the back one, seats covers are my friend.
-Expansion valve on the A/c went out, easy fix. You have to love A/c when it works.
- A few other little things, nothing substantial.
As far as things that I fixed that didn't need fixing:
- Added an Edelbrock intake with a Holly 4-barrel.
-Electronic distributor with electronic control unit.
-Finally my personal favorite: Side Pipes. Yes that's right side pipes. Made them myself with a couple of cherry bomb mufflers. I went to a couple of muffler shops and asked them advice and wanted to buy parts from them. They told me to forget about it because it was impossible. Yeah, they told me it was impossible, that's what motivated me really.
You have to love that suspension. It's as smooth as glass. It's a 4door with huge bench seats. I love road trips in this thing.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th March, 2005