Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

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Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by Cross on Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:40 am

I just picked up a 71 Newport, its a local car with only 51,000 miles on the clock. Not a surprise when you consider the weather in the north slows rust to a crawl and since there are no places to dispose of cars, they kind of collect all over the place. This one is nothing special its a 2 barrel 383 with the basics...it runs very well and other then what I wold expect from a car this old shows reasonably well. This is my first attempt to resurrect this vintage of vehicle and my first classic mopar. Any tips or ideas are welcomes, thanks everyone.

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by GONEFISHIN' on Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:43 am

nice catch - there are a number of good Mopar forum where you can get lots of friendly help and parts too Very Happy

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by smoken340 on Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:11 pm

Welcome to the site. Post some pictures if you get a chance. What are your plans for the car, a complete restoration or just a dependable daily driver ?

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by Cross on Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:42 pm

I don't see a full restoration, just some touch ups...bring it back to reliable, with some tasteful upgrades. Once i figure how to post some pics I will

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by smoken340 on Fri Jul 31, 2015 1:22 pm

Sometimes the best idea is a daily driver, the your not afraid to drive it. If you have any problems posting pictures you can email them to me and I'll post them for you.

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by Drache on Fri Jul 31, 2015 9:31 pm

Welcome to the site!

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by Grumpy427 on Sat Aug 01, 2015 7:39 am

Welcome aboard ..

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by ARCTICMOPAR on Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:30 am

Hello fellow northerner and welcome! Nice hwy cruiser, had a 74 once, two tonnes of fun!

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by JGL on Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:19 pm

Welcome from all the way across Canada...Dieppe, New Brunswick

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by Cross on Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:45 pm

Thanks everyone...it is a little intimidating, given parts availability up here...Im sure to be leaning on some of your experiences.." />

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by 440w2r/t on Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:59 am

nice looking ride, I love the big ships. the ride is awsome

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by blown motor on Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:05 pm

Welcome from Ontario. Put a Hemi in it!! Smile

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Post by 70DartMike on Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:24 pm

Welcome, nice find! I love those fuselage cars.

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by JGL on Sat Sep 26, 2015 7:30 am

That car is surprisingly rust free too.

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Re: Northern Hello (Yellowknife NWT)

Post by Cross on Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:35 pm

There are quite a few examples of older cars around town, many are simply parked as there is no formal way to dispose of them. So its not unusual to see the typical daily grocery getter from the 70s and 8-s parked behind someones house or stored in the industrial area of town. Add to that the low humidity and dry environment up here and stuff rusts at a much slower rate...no salt on the road helps as well. Although not particularly a collectors car, the Newport is a good example and although back in the day was a dime a dozen, today it stands out at show n shines between the rows of cud's, chargers and challengers.

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