Ed on the Ridge
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- May 14, 2011
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- On the Ridge, TN
Hello B-Body Family,
New member here from San Antonio and just recently acquired a '78 Monaco Patrol car- a model I've been looking for for years. Original 440, 727, 9.25 diff complete with oil/PS coolers, HD suspension, brakes, and all of the goodies. Been off the road and uncovered for 18 years so definitely a project to keep me busy and likely leaning on the vast archives here and the fantastic mopar family to get this roadworthy and enjoyable soon. This is my first classic mopar, but definitely not my first classic car project.
Hope there's still love out there for the last of the B-bodies among all of the better known earlier examples I've seen among y'all's posts for the years I've been lurking the site!
complete with oil/PS coolers
Didn't get underneath of it to tell if it has differential cooler, however I was not aware they were/could be equipped with one.Do you have engine AND transmission oil coolers?
Did they also come with differential oil coolers?
Yeah, lol. Plus it's sandwiched on two really thick cork carb-to-intake gaskets so there's definititely opportunity there to right some wrongs. When the lean burns go bad (which is often), the thermoquad looked less ideal than the quadrajet apparently. On a search now for a replacement thermoquad now.......so.....any leads there? =)Cool! Thanks for the pics! It don't look too bad. The only 'issue' that jumps out at me is the Quadrajet being on there instead of the original Thermoquad. For how grungy the carb is, the swap must've been done a long time ago.
(the only Mopars I'm aware of that came with a Q-jet were the later M-bodies).
This is awesome. Thanks for posting. What publication is this article from?No hate here as long as you post some pics!
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This is awesome. Thanks for posting. What publication is this article from?
Didn't get underneath of it to tell if it has differential cooler, however I was not aware they were/could be equipped with one.
Yes, auxiliary engine oil, PS, and transmission coolers are intact.