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Daily driving a 496ci 1960 NewYorker. Rain or Shine.

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Daily driving a 496ci 1960 NewYorker. Rain or Shine.

Post by BigBlockMopar » Sat Sep 07, 2019 4:03 am

My regular daily ('73 Dodge Dart) has been in the garage for some cosmetic and rustproofing-maintenance for some 2 weeks now, so I had to resort to another car to perform the daily duties; It's my 1960 Chrysler New Yorker.

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- For the more interesting specs:
The car has a 4.15" stroked crank, 496ci engine,
Long ram intake manifolds with two 625cfm Edelbrock carbs.
84cc Edelbrock heads
10.5:1cr Diamond Pistons
Solid roller CompCams XR274R, Adv. Dur 274/280, Lift .564/.570
Balanced assembly

Shorty headers, into dual 2.5" exhaust with Walker Dynomax mufflers
'64 pushbutton transmission with stock stallconvertor.
Late '60s 8-3/4" Chrysler rear axle with a 3.23 ratio.
Front wheels are custom made dual white line wheels from Diamond Back Tires
Rear wheels are Mickey Thompson I-profile tires.

It's a nice grocery-getter, although when the weather isn't cooperating, accelerating the car needs to done with some tenderfooting as it likes to spin the tires with joy often... 8)

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Re: Daily driving a 496ci 1960 NewYorker. Rain or Shine.

Post by ijames » Sat Sep 07, 2019 2:54 pm

That car just says to me: Hurry up, get in and turn on the key, we're already doing 100 mph and waiting on you!!! =D> =D>
Carl Ijames, chemist not engine builder
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Re: Daily driving a 496ci 1960 NewYorker. Rain or Shine.

Post by BigBlockMopar » Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:53 pm

Thanks.
I really like the car, the engine and how it drives, runs and idles. Eventhough the longram intake and the questionable fueldistribution from the carbs into the long tubes make the engine a handful to throttle at times.
But with the vacuum advance hooked to ported vacuum on one of the carbs, it's 'do-able'.
If there's one engine/intake system that really wants/needs port-EFI, then it's this one.

Here is how it idles with the transmission in Drive;



Some pics of the car's dash;

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Re: Daily driving a 496ci 1960 NewYorker. Rain or Shine.

Post by 77cruiser » Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:00 pm

That's pretty awesome. 8) This GM guy would even drive that. :D
Jim

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