Through the kind guidance of some other forum members, I am moving a conversation about the restoration of my 4 door 1969 Dodge Coronet 440 to the correct location! I bought the car 3/14/2016 as I love the body style of 68 and 69. I chose a 4 door because it is far less expensive than a 2 door and I can make good use of a 4 door to carry my retired neighbors to dinner out and no one has to climb behind a forward tilted front seat! In the first few months I had the car, I started looking for an after market A/C unit as I live in southeastern Arizona! In looking for the A/C unit, I found one on Craigslist for half the price of a new unit. I asked the guy who was selling it if he would install it as he had mentioned installing a unit in another car of his. This is how I came to meet my Friend Carl who is a hardcore Mopar Guy. Carl not only installed the A/C unit, but did tune up work, belts and hoses, thermostat, manifold gasket, oil pan gasket, aluminum radiator installation, brakes, all 4 shocks, and front and rear suspension work among many other things. All this was to get the car safe to drive and take care of most of the leaks. I did new front and rear bumpers myself. The car always had a noise in the engine and it sounded like a lifter tick, so I was cool to drive the car and check in to that later. As time when by, it seemed that the noise in the engine was getting worse. There is a thread on the forum where people were giving suggestions on how to find out what it was or give their opinion on what it might be. The bottom line is that I made the call to invest the money to rebuild the engine and have the car painted while the engine was out. Check out these youtube videos to see where the project is and of late March 2019!