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Re: [oletrucks] A trader to my kind

To: "John Rockefeller" <dbr@powerweb.net>, <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] A trader to my kind
From: "G. Simmons" <gls@4link.net>
Date: Thu, 27 Apr 2000 09:59:30 -0700
Hi John,

>I'm going to go look at is a 1958 Plymouth wagon.

>With 50,000 miles on the original straight 6, would it be a reliable

I had a friend in high school and college named, by a strange coincidence,
Bob Adler.  The bane of Bob's existence was his parents' 1968 Dodge Dart.
It was a very uncool car to drive in the early eighties, but the slant 6
would take any amount of punishment and keep going.  He really wanted that
car to fall apart, but it never would.  We called it the car that wouldn't

I'm assumming the engine in your prospective Plymouth is a similar engine.
Chrysler made these engines forever, and they're cheap to work on.  Should
be real reliable.  Don't know about the rest of the car.  As I recall, late
'50s/early '60s Chrysler transmissions were not outstanding, but then if it
has lasted this long, it's probably ok.


Grant S.

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