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  1. 13 points

    Showing off my new find!!

    I found this Authentic 1948-53 full sized 49"×38" dealership poster at a outdoor antique flea market
  2. 12 points
    Robin (UK)

    The P-15 Picnic (UK)

    We just held our 5th Annual P-15 Picnic in England and were delighted to welcome a record number of owners and cars for two days of Plymouth-filled fun. With Mark joining us from the USA, Tommi travelling from Finland, Martin from Sweden and cars gathering from all over the UK, it was a very special weekend. The weather wasn't great, but the atmosphere was superb, with cruise-outs to two local museums and a lovely dinner and dancing at the hotel. The line-up of cars was truly impressive, with a total of fifteen P15s or derivatives and several 'guest' classics. We'll be doing it all again in September 2020... you're all welcome to join us! Here's the roll of honor: 1946–1948 Plymouth and Derivatives: 242 UYE - 4-Door Sedan - John & Elly 424 YUJ - Business Coupe – Simon & Julie 562 YUG – Convertible Coupe – Chris & Rebecca 763 UYX – 4-Door Sedan (D25) - Richard & Karen 774 UXB – 4-Door Sedan - Garry & Gaynor 782 XUL – 2-Door Sedan - Dean & Joyce 977 XUP – Club Coupe - Colin & Liz ESK 523 – Club Coupe – Mel & Sue MSJ 674 – Club Coupe - Ian & Marie UVS 437 – Club Coupe (SP15) - Dusty & Deb WXG 507 – Business Coupe – Tony & Dawna WXG 932 - Business Coupe – Alan & Annette XAS 458 – Convertible Coupe – Robin & Colette YVL 306 – Business Coupe - Terry & Amanda YWG 566 – Club Coupe - Steve & Hayley 1946–1948 Chrysler: 268 XUR - Club Coupe – William Guest Cars: 1927 Ford T Hot Rod 1937 Plymouth – Russ & Steph 1938 Ford 1939 Dodge – Simon 1940 Plymouth – Nigel & Jan 1947 Nash – Bob & Irene 1948 Chevrolet – Richard & Lynne 1953 Buick 1953 Plymouth Convertible – Paul & Rita 1953 Chevrolet – Rob & Sue 1975(?) Dodge Truck – Spud & Katie
  3. 8 points

    Ward Tractor

    Yesterday I picked up an addition to the farm - an 1948ish (still somewhat unsure on exact year) Ward Tractor sold through the Montgomery Ward mail order catalog. These tractors were built by the Custom Manufacturing Corporation and marketed under a long list of names, but were more or less all identical. These tractors were build using mostly military surplus parts and depending on the exact options and manufacturing location, they were more or less Dodge trucks with big rear tires. The Ward tractor now under my care has a little less in common with the typical Dodge truck as the rear axle is very different. It utilizes a Timken rear axle with outboard planetaries - there were some versions that did use actual truck axles with a 2:1? gearbox between the transmission and the rear axle. This particular tractor has a 230ci 6A engine, with a fluid drive clutch assembly, a 5 speed New Process transmission. On the right side of the transmission is an auxilary PTO assembly that runs a 540 PTO shaft to the back of the tractor to power implements as well as the belt pulley on the side. There is also a PTO hookup to run a PTO shaft forward if desired (not sure if it was ever used like that). It has the before mentioned Timken rear axle with planetaries and utilized hydraulic drum brakes for the rear wheels. The dual exhaust was a factory option from Custom and this tractor is basically stock when it comes to the exhaust. This tractor is also converted to LP at some point in its life. I have a large LP tank and misc parts that were originally on the tractor, but now it currently runs off a 20lb LP tank stuffed up under the hood to reduce the weight and make it into an antique pulling tractor. (also notice all the extra weights and it has wheelie bars on the back). These tractors were governed pretty low from the factory (2100rpmish I think) - and consequently they were pretty low on power because of that. I think this tractor is about a 48hp unit as it was shipped from the factory. My plans are to restore the tractor to like new condition - eventually - for right now, I'm just going to clean it up and make it presentable. It needs a good bath, a wax, some wiring cleaned up, some paint on the pulling parts, a little TLC to the LP setup, and it should be good to go. I should note - it sounds damn good under a little load - and I think its going to fly in road gear based on the very little bit I have drive the tractor. I've been hesitant to take it out and open it up as I don't think there is much propane in that little cylinder and I know how much my LP Deere drinks under load.... that grill cylinder isn't going to get me far. Anyway - I hope everyone enjoys something a little different, but mostly on topic. If anyone has any experience on these engines running on LP - I'd like to pick their brains on vaporizers and LP carbs.
  4. 8 points
    Vet Doc

    Progress on Ernie

    I don’t post many pictures, but I have enjoyed looking at everyone else’s projects so here’s what I’ve been able to accomplish with a lot of advice and information from everybody here. This has been a little over a year and half project to this point, with a lot more to go. Complete tear down and rebuild of my wife’s great uncle’s pickup that he bought new in 1948. It sat in a pasture since 1964 after his passing until we brought it to our place in May of 2018. It sure was a pretty cool moment when the motor fired for the first time in 55 years.
  5. 6 points

    The Windward 48 dodge survivor

    Cruisin the coast 2019! Love it! I take a week off work each year at this time. I live for it each year! Keeps getting bigger each year. I put the 48 on the interstate for 60 miles this morning. Although I didn't pass a single thing, the car did great!
  6. 6 points
    Jim Roach

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    While this isn't my truck I thought everyone would enjoy it. I took this picture yesterday at a local pumpkin festival. It does not look like it has been repainted. Note the pinstripe on the grill.
  7. 6 points
    About a month ago, my car died on me a few miles from the house. Towed it back to the house, went to troubleshoot found the points carboned up. Cleaned them, car started just fine for a day or two. Then it was hard starting all the time. Changed the points and condenser, no luck. Check the plugs they were fouled so I changed them (they were about 5 years old and rusty from water in the plug wells), no dice. Checked the timing, since I pulled the distributor and may have put it in 180 out (we've all done it), nope. Put my spark checker inline on the number 1 plug, Sparked in fits and was a yellowish color, AH HA getting some where. Rechanged the condenser (cause you know how the new ones from China are hit or miss) no change. Checked out the rotor and cap, the rotor looked good and the inside of the cap was fine no cracks that I could see and no scoring or arcing. So now my aggravation level is up there since I park the car on the side of the house away from the garage and can't start it to move it, so I'm walking across the yard and back for tools and stuff in 95 degree sunshine and 200 billion percent humidity. So I'm thinking maybe the carb, so I pull it and take it apart, clean it and reassemble put it back in and nothing. Now I'm half bald from pulling my hair out. By the way this is over the course of 3 or 4 days, So after the last attempt and running the battery down for the 3rd time, I'm setting on the porch thinking about dynamite to solve this problem, I started cooling down and realized it has to be the cap and rotor. I mean I changed everything else, the old plugs, the points and condenser with about 20,000 miles on them, cleaned the carb and that was the only thing left. So I order the tune up kit from Andy B's. It gets here on Saturday I open it on Sunday and go to install it. Pulling of the old cap I see the coil wire contact to the cap has green corrosion all over it and the center hole looks like something left in the fridge for about 3 months. My guess is the boot hardened up and the vibration let it weep moisture in there over time. If I would have checked the cap wires sooner when I check the cap, I could have saved myself some heart burn and hair, but for some reason it never crossed my mind that that could be the problem. As much as I've seen on this forum to check the grounds and wires for corrosion (even offered that advice from time to time) it was a brain fart of immense proportions. Oh well live and re-learn. So now I'm ready to reassemble and the cap from Andy B's....It's the wrong cap. It just goes to show that sometimes Murphy can homestead you and there is nothing you can do except wait him out. I hope you like my tale of woe and maybe learn a little something. 1. It's always something simple on these cars. 2. Proper troubleshooting can never steer you wrong. And finally 3. Check the %%$#^ grounds and wires for corrosion. Joe Lee
  8. 6 points
    My first car when I was in high school in 1966 was a 1933 Plymouth sedan with dual side mounts. I paid $225 for it back then. I had to sell it a couple of years later as I became a dad and had no place to park in at my apartment complex. I always kicked myself for selling it and kept an eye out for another just like it for many years. Fast forward 46 years to 2014 I finally found one on Craigslist in Tacoma,Wa. !!! This one was owned by the seller since 1958 when he bought it from the original owner. It's in amazingly original condition and still runs like a top.
  9. 6 points
    Young Ed

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    Paul wouldn't want to accidentally get some paint on his truck!
  10. 5 points
    52b3b Joe

    What would you do??

    Well, I thought I'd give a small update on the COE. Progress towards starting on the COE project has made a huge leap in the right direction. My wife and I are in the process of buying a new house that is very equipped to handle my hobby needs! We're buying a nice house in the county with no neighbors to speak of, more than enough land (more grass than I wanted), a stick built 30x50 shop, and a 40x60 pole barn. I have no idea how I'm going to fill up the pole barn, but I'm sure I'll figure it out in no time! The current owners were nice enough to let me park it there until they move out, so I was able to take the COE there this past weekend. It's still going to be difficult to find time to work on it with our baby, but it'll get there eventually.
  11. 5 points
    Finally rolling so I took it out for some sun 😎
  12. 5 points

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    Punk'n pick'n
  13. 5 points

    My new find!!

    Found this authentic 1948-53 full sized 49"×39" mopar parts, with part numbers motor breakdown poster at a antique flea market
  14. 5 points
    Vet Doc

    Progress on Ernie

    One more.
  15. 5 points
    Merle Coggins

    New door panels (interior)

    I did find some pics of my doors before disassembly, showing the original cardboard door card installation. I got my interior from Quiet Ride Solutions. https://www.quietride.com/index.html I've been very happy with it since completion. It is made from ABS plastic that can be painted, with the proper paint. I went through some struggles during the install process that I have documented on this forum. I didn't use the push button fasteners with the new one, just new stainless screws with trim washers.
  16. 5 points

    My new 54

    Thirty years ago, my dad bought me my first car. I still have that blue and black 54 Belvedere Hardtop. Today I got another one(but this time yellow and black), I was 17 then, and my son will be 17 in two years. Two years ought to be enough time, huh?
  17. 5 points
    I am told I came home from the hospital in my moms 1949 Desoto Convertible. It went away when I was 10. It came back when I was 55 in the same shape with 45 years of storage. Now it is sitting in my garage restored. First photo is of my dad, no doubt taken by my mom sometime between 1949 and 1955. The Third photo is of me on my birthday with my first "ride" and the '49 in the background. The Second photo is recent.
  18. 4 points

    Todd Build Thread

    with a little help from some friends....
  19. 4 points
    buds truck

    Trying again

  20. 4 points

    Spare Parts Day! A good haul.

    They are many guys here who are bad influences! I am on my way to becoming a parts hoarder. Today I secured: A D32 C 1818C SN engine. I think it came out of a truck. Canadian 25” long block.with clutch assy, flywheel and housing on it. Carb. Manifolds. Distributor. Starter. Etc. It was running when pulled. Stored indoors. Bars over. Think its maybe a 251? We’ll see. A 3 speed manual tranny with park brake assy on rear. Part number 138238-1 DPCD cast in it. Some other giblets too. A 10” brake drum. Another flywheel and bottom tin cover. Clutch linkage etc. Most excited about the oil bath air cleaner that I also took home. It fits my ‘38 Ply very nicely. The ‘38 came with a modern type paper air filter. It just looked wrong on there. My garage is getting fatter. My wallet thinner. So much fun though. Got a great deal for all from a solid local fellow Mopar enthusiast. A good club of folks to be a part of.
  21. 4 points

    Monkeying around on the truck today

    I knew the engine was not (currently) the original, that one needs a rebuild. So I decoded the engine number. Seems it is a 230ci engine, 1958 from a D100. Cool! When I rebuild the original one, I plan on using this crank and rods to keep the displacement Some days are better than others.
  22. 4 points

    Passenger side fender installed

    So how do we know these trucks were built by people and not robots? Each fender install is just that different and lines up just that different to make it apparent human hands were used not robots. My passenger side fender went on needing much more persuasion than the drivers side. A little shove here and bend there and yep it is installed. Having box end ratcheting wrenches makes this such an easier job as some of the bolts are tough to get access. I also found on the passenger side the heater defrost hose was in the way so it had to be disconnected and then reinstalled on the heater box. I also installed the door skirts with new rubber. More steps closer!
  23. 4 points

    Drivers side front fender installed

    So I installed the fender today and it was so much fun 😋 After drilling out the old rivets, I installed new weatherstripping and filler. I then attached the lower rear bracket and the upper rear bracket to the fender loosely to help align things. I already had the splash shield installed and used one bolt towards the rear to help keep things in line while I worked on the front bolts and weatherstripping. It took a while but things finally did line up and I was able to put in all the bolts in the front. I went back and installed all of the splash shield bolts with anti squeak and then tighten things up making sure I was happy with the way things lined up. I am happy with the gaps and hopefully the hood will fit without too much fuss. Next the passenger side...
  24. 4 points

    The Windward 48 dodge survivor

    Thank you! Today, my son came over while I was working in the shop. Normal conversation while I tinker. Next thing I know, he's climbed behind the wheel of the 48, started it up and says "get in" so we go for a ride. At one point, about 2 miles down the road he said "I love this old car". At another point he makes the statement "I just wanted to go for a ride ". That's the kinda moments, one day, one or both of us will cherish! Making memories!
  25. 4 points

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    1946 WD15
  26. 4 points

    We and the Windsor 2018

    Some new wallpaper for the shop:
  27. 4 points

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    Just bought this WC-12. Named her Kittenfish. Can't wait to get her on the road!! First up is locking hubs. She's either got a 218 or 230 Flathead 6 and at some point will be getting dual carbs & headers. THEN a Lycock Model J Overdrive will be added. Just looking to do whatever I can to help her breath and work easier.... Would love to hear from any other WC 1/2 ton 4X4 owners who have done any of these mods!!
  28. 4 points
    I slept for dang near 24 hours since since I got home yesterday. I logged 4000 miles....over 43 hours, going to and from my home in California. I took naps equaling 8 hours. I took this trip out to Minnesota to get Mark the large truck parts he bought from a California Bay Area wrecking yard. It was an excellent trip!!! The whole deal ended with a BBQ fire pit party at Mark's. My good friends Jeremiah and Sarah, Merle and Michelle, Mark and Linda*, Ed and his family, Todd,and few of Mark's local buddies....they are all awesome! Todd drove 8 hours for the met up at Mark's and then 8 hours back late after the party started winding down. Merle and Michele drove 4 plus hours from Wisconsin in their 50' truck...spent the night and headed out after breakfast with us. I can't thank them enough for being there. I know I wasn't the only reason, but it added greatly to my trip! ED and his family are the greatest. His kids had me laughing and missing the fact that my kids are all grown up.....I called a few of my kids during the drive...my daughter laughed and asked me if I was ever gonna grow up.....I said "no". Had a gooood dinner at Jeremiah's on the way out.... Sarah and Jeremiah both cooked the dinner, great way to end the trip!! The best part was, with all the correspondence on the forum, its no wonder we all spoke as if we were longtime friends who were just trying to "catch up"! Thanks to everyone....it made my summer. *Linda wasn't actually there, but her presence was felt through her preparation and a phone call!
  29. 3 points
    I think maybe it’s time I started a build thread for my 51 B3B. I’ve actually been a member of this forum (or it’s earlier derivatives) since the late 90s. I bought the truck in Hailey Idaho in 1996 and trailered it home to Lincoln Nebraska. Over the next couple of years I proceeded to dismantle the truck and started the rebuild process. By early 2000 I had a rolling chassis with engine and cab installed and all sheet metal painted ready for installation. It was at this point things sort of ground to a halt. I proceeded to change jobs (working overseas or a number of years) and then moved, with the truck still in pieces, from Lincoln to Dallas, then from Dallas to Little Rock Arkansas and finally to Richmond Kentucky. During the years from 2001 till now I’ve really not had the opportunity to work on the truck with the exception of a few sort periods of time. There were multiple times over the years I considered selling but just couldn’t bring myself to do sot. In 1999 the engine was rebuilt by a respected dirt track engine builder. It has been bored 0.060” over (with 3 cylinders requiring sleeves) and has a new 230 cam. Around the same timeframe I had the transmission rebuilt by a local shop along with the differential pumpkin. The frame was sandblasted and painted as was just about every component I touched. I built my own sandblast cabinet and small wall mounted paint booth, both of which have also made every move with the truck. I spent 2008 in Pasadena (on short term work assignment) and while there I fabricated a complete wiring harness using wire and connectors from YnZ while using modified diagrams that someone on this forum had posted. Also during that period I rebuilt two carburetors for use on the Offenhauser dual intake manifold that I’m installing. Over the intervening years I would watch for parts on ebay and elsewhere. I managed to come up with a NOS steering wheel, NOS floor mat, NOS fuel gauge, NOS temp gauge, NOS coolant heater valve, NOS rear bumper, NOS amp gauge, and NOS speedometer cable. I might have a few others but can’t think of them off the top of my head. Oh yeah, I think I have a NOS front bumper as well. So as it sits today the truck is a finished rolling chassis with cab and engine installed. All of the sheet metal has been leaning against the wall for years and is covered in dust and grime. The rolling chassis desperately needs to be hosed down and scrubbed clean. There are five new (in 2000) radial tires that probably have a grand total of 500 feet on them but will need to be replaced if/when the truck is ever ready to finally hit the road. When I bought the truck in 1996 I was able to drive it up onto the trailer in Hailey and drove it off the trailer in Lincoln. Since then the truck has traveled 2,711 miles and none of it under its own power! I still don’t have a much free time to work on the truck but I’m going to at least make the effort to tinker with it from time to time. The first step is to gather up all of the parts boxes and sort through them to see if I have the parts I’m supposed to have. I think that will be a good winter task. The pictures are from 2009 after it arrived from Arkansas getting ready to be pushed in to my new shop. You can bet I will be having lots of questions as time goes on. Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😁
  30. 3 points
    Pictures of the wiring harness being constructed in Pasadena in my little apartment. Also pictures of the engine being built.
  31. 3 points

    Soaing Pistons Before Start-up

    I would add to the last post - before attempting to start, remove the spark plugs and then turn the engine over to get rid of any excess oil remaining in the cylinders,otherwise the engine may hydrolock.
  32. 3 points

    New Car Day! 1938 P6 Plymouth Deluxe

    I'm not laughing. I used to do the exact same thing in my '38 Chrysler which I have since sold. I would sometimes sit out there at night with the instrument lights on and sip on a beer and just enjoy the moment. I would wonder who were the people who travelled in that car and discussed what was happening during World War II. I sometimes have seller's remorse when I see a picture like this.
  33. 3 points
    buds truck

    Trying again

    Hoping this pic comes thru. Please be patient, trying to learn how to upload pics.
  34. 3 points

    Me and the B-1-D

    10-7-19: Sitting in my garage gazing down at the highway while enjoying a pair of Hostess Cupcakes. 😋 The 48 is sitting comfortably behind me. The sound of the traffic mixed with moments of silence is calming.
  35. 3 points
    Slight change of plan. The radio that I just repaired was working fine. Unfortunately Tommy two tooth the truck driver, had hacked into my dash with an after market radio many years ago. When I went to fit the repaired radio, I realized that the dash would have a hole in the dash that wouldn't be covered by the Mopar 830 radio when installed. So I moved to plan B, which was to take the Mopar 820 radio that I had purchased,, recap and clean and test it, then fit that into my 53 Truck. Here's the radio installed in my truck, the speaker is in the center of the dash, here I purchased a new 4 ohm speaker and fitted the new speaker under the Top speaker grill. I now have a working radio in the truck and it sounds great, it's actually pretty loud at full volume.
  36. 3 points
    The 53 tube radio fought me all the way, but I won. The radio is now working, still need to do some adjustments and fit the correct speaker with the correct impedance, that should fix the higher volume distortion. Should be fun to have a 53 tube radio in my 53 truck 🥰
  37. 3 points
    Robin (UK)

    The P-15 Picnic (UK)

    Here's the glovebox notebook that everyone got as a souvenir...
  38. 3 points
    buds truck

    Trying again

  39. 3 points
    Brent B3B

    Axle swap b-4-d

    I apologize if you have seen or heard me say this before I recently had Les Schwab do mine. (2018) power coated and radials! handles and stops well for me (and I have the drum brakes) good luck on yours
  40. 3 points
    Looks like I will need to replace everything, not surprising. I told myself, if it comes to this point, just go ahead and do the disk brake conversion. I dunno, I just cant do it. Sometimes I think of this old truck as therapy, the basics and simplicity of it. Today I was able to get all the original brake lines off and can use them as a pattern to make new ones. We are talking easy peasy complete brake replacement. Just straight and basic mechanics to do the brakes on these old trucks. And relaxing. No hair pulling trying to fab a master cylinder bracket, or figure out proportioning valve , get the rod length correct, buying new wheels to fit the rotors. Basically this was a bridge I needed to cross. I am at the bridge, I just refuse to cross and do the disk brakes on this truck. So I am looking at different suppliers for parts for our old trucks. Would like any input. One example, Rockauto sells the brake shoes to fit this truck for $35, The photo they show does not fit the look of the actual product. Another example, cost a bit more, but are they selling better quality? Just curious where others are happy to deal with.
  41. 3 points

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    9-30-19: Drove my daughter to a neighboring town for a hair appointment. It was a good cruise for us. Warm today, above 80. 50s the rest of the week; that's more my kind of weather. When we arrived back in our town we hit Dairy Queen. After sitting in the car for a bit and enjoying our ice cream, the owner came out and asked me what year the car was, and said he really liked it. He also made the comment that I must be happy that I could get the car out and drive it today, probably meaning that I could only drive it if it's above 75 degrees and sunny LOL. I told him I drive it all the time. I bet he'd never guess that I drove it when it was 33 below zero!
  42. 3 points
    This is the first one under my ownership. Been 19 years now. This is how it looked when I got it along with 4 pickup loads of all the pieces. Before that I spent plenty of time in on and around all of Dads mopars. and current This is the latest mopar experience. Picked this up the end of May this year and have been driving it all summer long! poly 318 push button auto 64 belvedere 6pass station wagon. https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v172/dodgepu1946/1964 Plymouth/IMG_20190601_174249.jpg
  43. 3 points
    As an old English teacher, I'm getting a bit confused when you guys start talking about "breaks". I can't tell if you're talking about something breaking, or if you're talking about "brakes". Brakes are what stops your car on purpose. Breaks are what stops your car not on purpose. I know, English is confusing because it's full of these homonyms.
  44. 3 points
    Jim Roach

    Rams Head Hood Ornament Placement

    Well I took everyone’s advise and I was able to install the hood ornament tonight. Let me know what you think? I have another question. Is there supposed to be some type of gasket between the hood and the ornament?
  45. 3 points
    Todd B

    Lets see pic of your trucks

    I’m glad I live in Wisconsin where I’m nowhere near you clowns driving with poor eyesight.
  46. 3 points

    Rebuilding engine

    I thought I'd share the latest and my experiences and what I've learned. Along the way. The rebuild shop dropped off the engine to me and stated that they did not have to proper stand to put the engine on the dyno as they initially mentioned they would be willing to do for an extra charge. The shop installed everything on the engine- Distributor, plugs, wires, water pump, head, flywheel, starter, triple intake, exhaust, etc.. When I proceeded to break in the motor as soon as I put water some head studs, one exhaust bolt, the water pump and one freeze plug leaked water. This is without staring the motor. When I communicated with the shop they stated that this was common and that they will self seal over time. I removed and reinstalled the water pump using permatex pft sealant on the threads and also removed and used permatex on the leaking head studs. Added water again and no leaks. When attempting to start the engine it would not fire up due to the timing issue. The distributor was installed 180 degrees off. I adjusted it it and to avoid having to reindex the oil pump I extended the adjusting gap on the distributor cap to be able to do further timing adjustment. While doing so my neighbor that was assisting me to find TDC dropped a 6 inch wire down the 6th cylinder chamber :-O.. Lucky I had an extra head new headgasket laying around. We were finally able to minimize the water leak and get the the motor to start and stay on for the 20 minute break in period without overheating. All other head studs started leaking. I eventually removed all studs and resealed them with permatex PFT. Man, so far this stuff works great. I have since installed an electrical pump (rather not rant about what happen with the mechanical pump), a Holley 2-4.5 psi pressure regulator, a triple carb fuel block and plumbed brass/nickle hard fuel lines to the carburetors. The car starts fine and stays idle, timing issue solved but I do noticed that the carburetor gaskets seem to slightly leaking fuel. My neighbor which is not a big fan of Carter B&B's says that this is why he doesnt like these carbs and since they are old technology will always leak like that and will be near impossible to tune and adjust due to tolerences on the mechanisms and thus causing vacuum leaks...?? I'll send an email out to Tim Kingsbury and see what he recommends regarding the fuel leak. Attaching a couple of videos and pictures of the project. Once again, thanks to all those that have provided advice and input.
  47. 3 points
    Good one @Worden18. Some good entertaining stories to read here! Keep ‘em coming. I should have taken more time to add some color to my story about my mid-‘70’s Dart slant six. You folks took the time so I will too. I was turning 16. I wanted a car so bad. I was working nights and weekends in a restaurant. Dishwasher was my best skill at the time. Good grades and home work were about #10 and #11 on my list of interests. Girls, car, electric guitars, buddies, & my job being probably the top 5 back in the day. My older brother bought a rusty, but running 1974-ish Pinto. 4 speed manual if I recall. I had $300 in my bank account. I offered it to him and bought it. He spent 5 mins with me in a mall parking lot late after work one Friday nite. Then that was it. I was driving stick, had my wheels and freedom! 2 weeks later I was laying under it, on a piece of plywood installing a new clutch. Outside in the rain. Hang with me for a Mopar minute. I had to tell you that story to tell you this one. After a few months and a ton of hours working in the restaurant earning about $3 an hour, I was ready for an upgrade. My father was adamant that I had to buy an American built car. No imports. “Junk” he said. “POS that won’t last 65,000 miles” he said many times over the dinner table. I was buying the paper Auto Trader every week. Scouring for something for sale that was cool to attract chicks. Something I could afford. Countless times I went to Dad with another import I was interested in. Not even a German VW Scirocco. No way, no how. Finally the mid 70’s Dart appears. Dad pointed it out to me. He said, “look this is a decent car. You and I meed to go look at it.” It was affordable. By now the Pinto was broke down. Electrical fire. I was desperate. I sighed and said “Ok Lets go.” The Dart was very clean. It was a two door. I could live with that. It had a front bench seat. I could sure use that when I round up some girls for a cruise. Automatic tranny. The 225 engine was pretty anemic. But, Dad approved. I think I paid $700 for it. I had to wait for another paycheck to buy insurance. I asked the boss for extra shifts. “Late nights too” I pleaded. School grades be darned. Once the Dart was on the road the issues began to develop. Hard starting when hot. It was not happening. I was scared as I had little money to spare. Plus, I had a new girlfriend who liked to sit right beside me when we went out on dates. School, girlfriend, job and car repairs...I was stressed. Little did I know how well the situation was preparing me for adult life. A short time later my brother and I yanked the slant 6 engine. I sold my Pinto to a guy in school for $50. He dropped by with a few tools and some electrical tape and drove it away. That was mildly embarrassing as my Dart was down with the engine out. Week after week of no car. Extra shifts at work again. Every dollar I earned was going into parts and machine shop services to rebuild the Dart’s engine. My brother and I rebuilt it outside. No roof over us. I was walking and biking everywhere. I kept seeing that dumb old Pinto of mine around town. Driving. I was doing my best to keep my new girlfriend happy. I felt like a fool with no car. I could not take her on dates for a while. Finally we flashed up the slant 6 engine. All was good in the world! I was riding high again. The little lady hung on and we used that bench seat again. Allowing her to sit right next to me. We cruised and got ice creme often. Then one day it happend...I was sitting at a red light in my Dart. A buddy of mine in the car with me. My old rusty yellow Pinto pulled up beside me at the light. Revving his engine. The guy I sold it to was behind the wheel. It was race time. I had rebuilt my Dart’s engine myself! I was confident and proud. The light turned green. Off we went......And the Pinto beat me. My buddie in the passenger side nearly died laughing. That was a humbling event that sour’d me. A few months later I sold the Dart. I did not bond with it. The Pinto humiliation stuck with me. I think I sold the Dart for $700. My Dad shook his head. What a fool I was. He never said it. I saw it on Dad’s face. The cutie in the front seat is still with me today. Now we cruise in my ‘53 Wndsor. She doesn’t sit in the middle of the bench seat any more. Lol. I never see any Pintos on the road any more either. Probably best anyway. The only photo I can find of my Dart. Here we are pulling the engine. Dad and my brother yanking on the hoist. Nice grass floor hey? Me in the coveralls. Worried sick, thinking how am I going to pay for this?
  48. 3 points
    In 1986 my best friend bought a 65 Ford Mustang with a 289 and 90K miles on it for $2300. It was a pretty good deal. Not much rust, had the original blue paint with white interior, floor shift automatic. It even had all the hub caps. Ran really good too, and we thought we were cool every time we beat a 350 Camaro by a car length from a stop light. We'd cruise by the lake and gaze at the college "women" (jeez their just girls now) tanning in their bikinis. We always had to scrape together our spare change just to put a dollar fifty cents worth of gas in it to cruise around for just a little longer. The damn car was dangerous as all hell, though. Those light ass-ended Mustangs would get loose around corners, in the rain, in the snow, etc. Winter of 86-87: after school my friend asks me if I want to ride with him to my place, because he wants to talk to my brother about something. (My brother graduated in 84, so we knew he'd be home after work). I declined because I was big into weightlifting at the time, and I wasn't going to miss a workout to go see my a**hole brother whom I still shared a bedroom with. Not going saved my life. My friend lost control of the Mustang on a snowy corner, hit the gravel on the side of the pavement, flipped upside down and wrapped it around a telephone pole on the passenger side. The passenger side seat was mashed into nothing. The car was a complete wreck. I would've died, seat belt on or not. My friend was a big guy, six foot five, 240lbs. He kicked the windshield out and started to walk toward my place, which was another 5 miles. Another school friend was out riding snowmobile and picked him up. He dropped my friend off at my place and my brother said he was all bloody and his leather coat was torn up. He ended up pissing blood for about a week but turned out with only minor scratches and bruises. After I saw the wrecked Mustang I was horrified. My guardian angel was looking out for me that day. My friend's old man bought him a 77 Volare with a slant six as a replacement. It was a complete dog compared to the 289. We made fun of the car singing Dean Martin's "Volare!" over and over again while we drove around depressed as hell and embarrassed to be seen in it. It didn't have any rust, and was light blue with a matching interior, automatic on the column. I don't know what ever happened to the car. But I know this now. I'd take that Plymouth over that damn Rustang any day of the week. What a cool car that Volare was. Just didn't know it at the time. Latest Mopar experience: I looked at the Meadowbrook today and remembered I need to change the plugs and tranny oil LOL
  49. 3 points

    We and the Windsor 2018

    I enjoyed your last post featuring the 58 Vette. BTW, I'd take your car over any year Vette without a second thought! My car does really well too with everything on at once: heater, lights, wipers,etc. Not a damn thing wrong with our 6v systems. Thanks for posting, I was hoping you would!👍
  50. 3 points
    Todd B

    48-53 B-series quarter glass

    You would not want me to moderate. All the whiners would be prohibited.

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