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This car is equipped with air conditioning installed from the factory, and part of the task was to restore the componentry and make sure everything worked again when the car left. Here, the air conditioning compressor is removed and documented.
Soon, the crew was ready to remove the 340 V8. A lift plate was installed, the motor mount bolts were removed, and the engine was carefully lifted out of the engine bay.
The engine bay on Chrysler products of this era was painted the same color as the exterior of the car, and that is one of the unique features of these cars. Unfortunately, rust can hide in several areas like behind hood hinges and under stamped panels between resistance spot welds.
We will soon find out what secrets are hiding in this engine bay!