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2362 [ 2301 ] Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan

Model Information
YEAR:
1949
SERIES:
23rd
MODEL BODY:
2362
MODEL CHASSIS:
2301
MODEL NAME:
Deluxe Eight Touring Sedan
VIN NUMBER:
2362-5933A
THEFT NUMBER:
901367
BRIGGS/OTHER NUM:
2362-5933A
General Information
STATUS:
Current Owner
STATUS DATE:
ACQUIRED WHERE:
Grand Island, Nebraska 47,000 Miles
ACQUIRED DATE:
ACQUIRED CONDITION:
Original Survivor
OWNER:
Ernie Vitucci
OWNED LOCATION:
12430 North 120th Place, Scottsdale AZ
OWNED CONDITION:
Original Survivor
ORG DEALERSHIP:
DELIVERED DATE:
Interior Information Exterior Information
INTERIOR CODE:
PAINT CODE:
PAINT NAME:
Grenadier Maroon Metalic
INTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Nice second generation seats, door panels, head liner. The carpet is original and in very useable condition with no holes or stains. The trunk is painted semi gloss black and has a new spare tire to match the other four new tires.
EXTERIOR DESCRIPTION:
Older repaint in very useable condition
Drivetrain Information
ENGINE:
288 (8 Cyl, 135 Hp)
ENGINE SERIAL:
H211696
TRANSMISSION:
3 Speed With Over Drive
Other Information
OPTIONAL EQUIPTMENT:
Radio, Oil Filter, Vacuum Antenna, R
11
Overdrive, Oil Bath Air Cleaner,
Heater,
Defroster, Electric Turn Signals,
Exterior Windshield Visor, Trunk Light
VEHICLE HISTORY/
PROJECT STATUS:
Prior Long Time Owner was Dave Raile of Grand Island, Nebraska. Dave is still going in his early 8's.'Miss
Prudence' is a good old girl. She is driven at least weekly. She always draws curious people, some of
which want to sit in the back seat! Interesting! We purchased her in 2012 with 47000, miles, now 51000
miles and counting in 2021!
Vehicle Modifications
MODIFICATIONS:
Pretty much original..23rd Series... Lots of repairs! We hand sanded and repainted her sides below the chrome strip. We
dropped the pan and inspected the mains and rods...they were fine. We adjusted the valves, she sounded
like a thrashing machine! New aluminum radiator, Drained the transmission, flushed it good and filled with
140 weight oil...shifts much nicer now...does not get stuck between gears. New 142 degree thermostat, New
36" glass-pack-muffler with 2 1/2" tailpipe, Start timing adjusted to 8 degrees btdc. Now runs a bit
cooler.We have changed from an Autolite distributor to a rebuilt Delco distributor, much better vacuum
advance. We moved the vacuum advance line from the base of the carburetor to the intake manifold and she
runs a bit cooler at long lights. We pulled the head, had it decked and installed a new head gasket. We
noticed that oldhead gasket was leaking between four of the cylinders. The old girl now runs between 150
and 195 degrees, depending on what we are doing with her. Replaced outer tie rod ends. Replaced universal
joints. Replaced the insulator at the rear end of the R-11 overdrive, Replaced the coil. Replaced stock
fan
with a higher capacity (CFM) fan. Replaced the fuel pump. Replaced rubber gasket around the trunk opening
to stop trunk rattle. Replaced gaskets around the stop lights. Replaced the gasket around the radio
antenna. Replaced the rubber gasket around the shift handle. Replaced the hoses on the wind shield wipers.
Replaced spark plug wires, Replaced spark plugs. Added carburetor heat shield and fuel pump heat shield.
Added new radial tires. Added new Optima 800amp battery, Added a radiator return tank from Speedway.
Installed a rebuilt master cylinder. Self fabricated and installed a radiator shroud.
Rebuilt the
turn signals from after market with a switch under the dash, to the correct lever in the steering column.
Rewired the horn from a button under the dash board, to the middle of the steering wheel. Installed new
gasket between the exhaust manifold and the tail pipe...very quiet now. Replaced the driver's window and
driver's wind wing as they were cracked when 'Miss Prudence' came to us. Replaced all of the brake springs
and clips...cleaned all the parts and the backing plates. Brakes work great again. Replaced the basic Hood
Ornament with a Cormorant Ornament, now I have to look through it when I drive the old girl. Replaced
the Blinker Flasher with a new one from Max---This one makes enough clicking noise that I know when it is
working without looking at the little yellow light. Replaced the two rear springs with new ones from Eaton
Detroit Spring...The folks who made the original rear springs for Miss Prudence. Her rear end is no longer
lower than her front bumper! When changing the springs we noticed the rear shocks were toast. We have now
replaced them and the old Girl really rides nice! We noticed that the brake pedal was becoming soft and
found the right front brake cylinder was leaking so replaced both front cylinders with new ones from Max.
Added a second 00 grade ground cable...now one to the frame and one to the engine...turns over (cranks)
much faster now! Older women are trickey!
Max Merritt has been our major supplier...nice people...They put up with 'Miss Prudence' and I.

Easy does it, one repair at a time keeps Miss Dolores happy!
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