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  2. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I'm a fair weather driver. The '36 was stored inside an old garage from 1957 thru 2005, and hasn't been wet in 60 years. The '49 is a 40 year old restoration and leaks in lots of annoying little places in the rain. I just drove it today, and now it's in for an oil change.
  3. My original CARTER fuel pump.

    Today I measured the compression ratio of my IND-251c.i.d(psi) Nr 1cylinder:75,90,75,90,90. Nr 2 cylinder:40,80,70,80,80 Nr 3 cylinder:70,80,90,90 Nr 4 cylinder:80,90,90,80 Nr 5 cylinder:70,80,90,70 Nr 6 cylinder:70,90,90,70,80.
  4. Factory Colours for the 1949 P18 Special Deluxe

    Ausie49..........is your car an Oz build by T J Richards in Adelaide?.......if so the main problem you'll find is that here in Oz the paint suppliers were generally British Paints, Berger or Balm and records are very hard to find...........I'd try & find a place on the car that has not been repainted, usually inside the trunk, door or sill areas and give it a clean & polish and compare it to whats listed on the link that Gregg has provided...it maybe close or an exact match but the problem then is that the old paint formulas are now hard to get in the modern paints ..............if I haven't said it before.....Welcome aboard................BTW where are you?...I'm in Sth Grafton NSW.....02 66425963 if you want to talk anytime..........regards, Andy Douglas
  5. Antifreeze and your car

    Yeah i hate that it happend and i knew better, its not that big of deal, last year i bought another engne and it runs really good no knocks or smoke when running in the floor of the shop im just kinda lazy and dont feel like putting it in. The engne in the car has a slight rod knock. But is way quieter when i replaced the harmonic balancer from the replacement engne. Im willing to throw 20 bucks worth of j.b. weld at it to see if it works.
  6. 49-51 Shoebox Ford rims fit on 48 Dodge?

    Now behave children..........lol............its all good, regards, andyd
  7. Greetings All, Since I want to take my truck to Chrysler @ Carlisle this year, I need to fix my door lock problem. Right now the locks act as if they are working when you stick in and turn the key. But you can still open the door regardless. So I want to get that resolved before spending a weekend in Carlisle. My net searching has not produced anything yet that would show me how to install new locks and cylinders. Does anyone know of a source. Eddie
  8. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Kinda hard to get lost on a country road where I live as long as you you have an idea what time of day it is, (it would be really difficult to make a wrong turn - no GPS required). It is an enjoyable time spent driving,touring without the traffic, although sometimes you may have to backtrack because the road suddenly ends....
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  10. Houston we have a problem

    I called Andy today that's the only one they sell, he said mine must be modified. I went to City Brake and Clutch here in OKC where I had my flywheel, clutch and pressure plate redone. City brake had one that was a perfect match, $2.00.
  11. 39 dodge business coupe taillights

    I am having trouble downloading pics from my phone I will post when I can any photos would be a help. Thanks Gary
  12. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Trying to get lost on back roads is a LOT more fun in this day of cell phone GPS and driving directions than it used to be. I get what you are saying,though. My favorite cruising is around 35 mph on back roads as I just ride along and enjoy the view.
  13. 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook P24

    They made outtside sun visors with slots cut in them so the driver could view traffic lights?
  14. scarebird brake conversion

    Don, I’m sorry that you have cause to feel that you have to give your tools away. Take care, and hang in there.
  15. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Oh yes, and Flip Wilson "Here com da Judge", I saw Red Skelton on a $2.00 cover change stage in Las Vegas in 1958. The humor then was was always directed at themselves!
  16. Antifreeze and your car

    A 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water cools better than pure antifreeze. Water has a higher heat capacity than antifreeze.
  17. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Nah dont need overdrive with 3.23 gearing. Sorry would not be good. 3.55 is a minimum i would go on an Overdrive. 3.73s would be great. Im at 2450 rpm at 60 mph 2700 at 70 mph perfect RPM band. Now if my goal was for cruising 70 to 80 mph then yes.
  18. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    I find those are the best cars! My car and truck are basically the same although I do have redone seats and mostly DIY interiors.
  19. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Mine is a rolling restoration. In other words, I had enough money to get it drivable, but not enough to paint and upholster. That being said, I drive mine at least a couple of times a week around town or to work and back. Joe Lee
  20. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    My B1B is pretty much my daily driver all year long unless I have to go to Tucson or farther on the Interstate. The '49 is dead nuts reliable but gas mileage would kill me so I take my '94 Mazda truck. I pretty much always stay local so I drive my '49. Getting behind the wheel and riving it never fails to put a huge smile on my face. John
  21. Shock absorbers

    well they are trucks. Back in the day overload was the meaning of owning a truck! However yes truthfully it's a bad design that is prone to collecting dirt leading to rust and then breakage.
  22. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Hills and curves don't seem to be a major concern of yours. I do believe you could use a overdrive,though.
  23. Rumble seat/ rear glass question?

    In the 1936 parts manual I have, it is called a "rear window drain trough". Probably it would be difficult to find this part for your car and you will have to fabricate one. That is a very nice car you have.
  24. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    Then you are familiar with the Buddy Hackett and Johnathan Winters appearances. Absolutely hysterical. You could look at Buddy Hackett's eyes and see a mischievous 8 year old with a VERY "dirty" imagination peeking out and dying to be set free. One of my favorite Carson shows had him doing a long monologue,and apologizing for it at the end and justifying it by explaining "My guests tonight are Johnathan Winters and Robin Williams,so I know I won't have a chance to speak another word tonight once they come on." And he was right. For all practical purposes he was just an audience member sitting on the stage,and laughing as hard as everyone else.
  25. 49-51 Shoebox Ford rims fit on 48 Dodge?

    HorseHillary! Everybody knew what I was writing about and why.
  26. 49-51 Shoebox Ford rims fit on 48 Dodge?

    I suspect at some point your rear end has been changed. Every 40's Mopar I have ever seen left the factory with lug bolts,not nuts. You need to get someone that is familiar with the various rear ends to take a look and tell you what you have. While you are looking,look for a tag bolted to housing that has a parts number and gear ratio on it. Maybe measure the diameter of the axle housing where the drum slips over it,too.
  27. Shock absorbers

    I’ve seen these come up as options for my car all over the Internet. I know well enough to not fully trust the internet. Haha. i was really just interested in seeing if they would improve the ride. I assume they were a stiffer shock because of the spring assist.... but if there was a shorter one, in theory, would it keep a lowered car a little more stable? I’m using Aerostar springs with a relocated spring pocket/control arm.
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