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  1. 2 points
    We started up the Plymouth today for the first time in over a month. Just had to share this one photo
  2. 2 points
    JBNeal

    Radioshack Closing

    I knew Radio Shack was in trouble when they took sooooo long to start selling cellular telephones & mobile devices from established providers. They had the infrastructure to support that kind of commerce, but they continued to sell batteries, remote control cars, so-so stereo equipment, PC accessories, etc... I went into 3 separate Shacks in the last year for various odds & ends, and was greeted by "we don't have that", a csr looking up inventory on their computer, and saying they might could get it in a few days...otherwise known as "something I could do on my own from my laptop or smart phone"... There are several good electronics suppliers online for project components, but looking online gets tedious versus perusing a paper catalog or browsing shelves of parts...I've had some good ideas by accidentally noticing something completely different from what I have been looking for in catalogs or on shelves to solve other problems, but looking stuff up online, ya almost have to know exactly what you are looking for in order to get any information...for example, NAPA's old website allowed me to look up all kinds of technical information on PCV valves in order to generate a list of a currently manufactured valves to match the displacement of my flatheads, but then they revised their website several years ago that required the user to give a vehicle for reference and most of the technical information was no longer available. But that's the way of the world now I reckon: if ya are working on something outside of "the system", then you are on your own
  3. 2 points
    steveplym

    Almost 60 degrees here today.

    Had the dodge out and about today. Decided that with gas already up to $2.29, it was time to fill it up. Hope it doesn't go as high as they are predicting. Nevertheless it was a beautiful day for a drive.
  4. 2 points
    DJ194950

    2 BBL on later truck L6 engines?

    A lot of good info on this site for carb. changes 1-2 etc. and cfm to work best. classicinlines .com http://classicinlines.com/carbchoice.asp. DJ
  5. 2 points
    This morning I led a group from the Chester county antique car club to the 3Dog Gage in Boyertown, PA. They had an openhouse this morning. This museum/restoration is run by the Myers family out of Worchester PA. In this collection he has he 1932 Ford Hottrod that has won several major awards. Classic race cars, Classic hot rods from the 50 and is currently working on a Ford Cobra body. The tour was free and they have a very nice collection of cars. There is a car that is part of the Paul Newman racing cars. Also they had several Chrysler Hemi engines and a hotrod with a Chrysler Hemi that has a supercharger that is chain driven and not belt drive. The body of the cobra was on a rack and you could see the internal framework and how the aluminum body is attached by hammering the ends of the body around the steel frame work. All of local PA members missed a great museum. I have attached some pictures for your viewing please. if anyone want to see other photos I can send them to you
  6. 1 point
    So I drove north of Dayton Ohio today and just couldn't pass up buying this car. I have never owned a Flathead yet, but I have owned several older cars. I even have a '63 Mercury Comet in the garage that my son drives and as soon as I put the carb and floorboard back in it... the Dodge is stealing the garage. After making the deal (okay I spent like 3 or 4 days reading every post I could on this site) I bought it and drove it home and about an hour later I pulled into my driveway. The only issues is the gas gauge shows full when it still took 9 gallon to fill it up. The Voltmeter bounces more than the seat and the right front wheel clunks just a little going over bumps. But I will not complain for a car that has less than 51k miles on it. I will have to admit I love the fluid drive I do have at least one question though... what in the world is the lever under the dash in the last picture? Thanks in advance for any help. I am sure I will have more questions as I do things with it.... and of course a name must be figured out.
  7. 1 point
    Jim Shepard

    Pulling Axles

    Well, Doug's suggestion about separating the differential and using some cord and gasket-maker to fix my leak didn't work. I couldn't pull it apart enough to even pull out the old gasket and clean the surface. Looks like I'll need to pull the axles to free up the carrier. I can't tell from the manual whether I'll have remove the backing plates, shoes, and lines. Can't I just pull the axles out a few inches to free up the carrier, put a new gasket in and then shove the axles back in and button it up?
  8. 1 point
    I found some photos I was looking for. Here is a photo of the horn contact components: The horn wire plugs into the brass strap. Ground the strap and the horn toots (snicker, snicker). The silvery cup is pushed by a spring against the brass strap. The spring contacts the steering shaft, and therefore, is grounded. Left as it is, the horn will blow constantly. The pot metal cross bar connects through the fastener holes in the steering wheel to the horn ring. The cross bar has four lugs that push the cup away from the strap, silencing the horn, once the fasteners are, well, fastened, tightly. (The cross bar and horn ring are isolated from ground by the plastic of the steering wheel. As an aside, if you connect the horn ring to ground, the horn should sound.) Pushing or pulling the horn ring moves a lug away from the cup, allowing the cup to contact the strap, completing the circuit. Edit: the cup goes on first, under the large nut. The lugs push back the spring.
  9. 1 point
    DJ194950

    Need some help

    All the dist. caps i,ve dealt with the center contact is spring loaded. The contact has a nipple that the spring pops over and the cap itself has a ridge to retain the spring with the contact on it. It you drag the cap too close to to rotor as it's installed the parts can be pulled out of the cap by the rotor. Happened several times to me over the years. Make sure the spring And contact did not end up inside the dist. Found most of mine somehow ended up on the floor below car. Try to start it now, may have been the problem. Best of luck! DJ
  10. 1 point
    Very nice. Grandkids are great.
  11. 1 point
    So, Dons........gazzooks, theres a pair of them....lol......if I drag my lower extremeties along the ground that should provide a grounding to negate the chance of me tooting?.............oops..........back in my corner I go...........lol.............andyd
  12. 1 point
    Then there was the tutor who tutored two tooters to toot. But I digress. I sense that we are straying from the theme of the thread.
  13. 1 point
    I have discovered that controlling toots is much more difficult the older the system gets.
  14. 1 point
    Paul; If it is legal or not wouldn't be the first question I would ask myself. Is there actually room for 4? and how safe would that be? Legal or not? I think you already know the answer. How would you feel if something nasty happened ? would be the question I asked myself. If it is just me that gets hurt....no big deal...but my loved ones? That is another story. For what it is worth. Jeff
  15. 1 point
    That's a GREAT Picture ! Thanks for sharing.
  16. 1 point
    ledfootslim

    Almost 60 degrees here today.

    Sweet! Had Lady Grey out for a little run on Friday since it was in the upper sixties here- may be the last till spring...
  17. 1 point
    MATT47025

    Update - 1950 Dodge

    So I thought I would post a video of our progress of the 1950 dodge truck. Turns out it had 3 stuck valves and it was 180 degrees out of time plus it needed a carb kit. This is all pretty straight forward repairs but an interesting note. We removed the head the bolts and according to our manual should be torqued once when cold and once when the engine is at full temp. It fired right up and we pulled it out of the shop. We noticed it had a lot of water vapor from the exhaust not smoke. When we did the second torque setting the water vapor went completely away. IMG_1264.MOV
  18. 1 point
    MATT47025

    Update - 1950 Dodge

    Well the list is long, Brakes may be the next thing.
  19. 1 point
    falconvan

    1949 Busy Coupe Update

    All ready for cruisin' season; back to work on the 48 now.
  20. 1 point
    Niel Hoback

    NEW DOOR LOCKS

    Cut the paint around the edge of the lock with an Exacto knife.
  21. 1 point
    jcmiller

    NEW DOOR LOCKS

    My neighbor calls that "Plymouth talk."
  22. 1 point
    Desotodav

    1953 Dodge 'coupe' truck project

    Good to see you back here IanT. It has been a while! Sorry I wasn't able to meet up with you in Toowoomba today. I'll be heading home from Kiama in the morning & hope to get back on to working on the Pop motor soon. Progress on the Pop truck has been good to date, but I need to chase up the Panel Beater again to see if I can get him to make a start!
  23. 1 point
    Geekay

    1953 Dodge 'coupe' truck project

    That would have been an interesting drive..i can only imagine how the Fargo will handle corrogations...I am thinking of a lot of bouncing around and shaking. Boonoo...sorry, but had to go to Whereis to find it. I see not far inland from Brunswick Heads where my sister-in-law lives at Ocean Shores. Must check it out next time I am up there.
  24. 1 point
    John-T-53

    "Job - Rated" logo

    HAHAHA!
  25. 1 point
    ggdad1951

    "Job - Rated" logo

    I received a LARGE file format of the logo a few months ago from a member here or on FB. I got it shrunk down, cleaned up and all pretty. Someday these will be lasered out of 1/4 SS and on TODD's mudflaps. Fruits of the labor below. If anyone wants the file let me know.
  26. 1 point
    Jim Shepard

    "Job - Rated" logo

    Ok, John. You haven't been married long enough to earn a "job-rated" sign above your bed...
  27. 1 point
    Every summer while growing up I would go up and spend the summer at my Grandparents ranch. It was then in the '80's that I learned to drive in my Grandfathers pilothouse truck (somewhere around here I have a picture of my mother at 16 learning to drive in that same pilothouse truck). So the love started there. Sadly when my Grandperents passed, my uncle got all that stuff and promptly sold it. Fast forward 20 years and I was driving around a '52 Chevy pickup...I happened across someone one day who was driving an old Dodge pilothouse, and in talking to him found out that he didnt particularly like Dodges but loved Chevys. So what else could we do? We traded trucks. And a friendship was born. That old gent and I are still friends to this day.
  28. 1 point
    Niel Hoback

    NEW DOOR LOCKS

    But almost all of them are stuck tight. A good soaking with a penetrant for a few days wouldn't hurt any. I say that in memory of the set screws I've ruined.
  29. 1 point
    I owned many pick-ups (Dodge, Ford, Chevy) in my bachelor years (1980s), but gave them up when I started a family. Now I'm able to indulge again (they're very handy for all my projects), and took a look around locally. I had a taste of sticker shock (prices can change in 25 years!), but finally found a local '48 pilot house with a straight body and rebuilt engine that I could afford (asking $3200., bought for $1900.). Probably got it because guys around here prefer a short bed Chevy to a long bed Dodge. Fine with me, I've long been aware of Dodge's superiority!
  30. 1 point
    Uncle-Pekka

    NEW DOOR LOCKS

    Rick gave the correct answer, but let me elaborate on it. Please see below "fig.2" on the body manual: On my car the tiny door covering the hole where the set screw hides was partially covered by weather stripping. Without this picture in the body manual I would never found it.
  31. 1 point
    oh tim please do storys on Al and Gene. Ive seen no. 554 34 ford coupe flying down the track and have met Gene Mooneyham and Al Sharp. Both those good old boys didn't take **** from anyone, didn't kiss asses, didn't care about anything beyond eating drinking showering and likely shitting performance. Als hemi heads were just the best on the strip and Genes blower and ability to get off the line better than anyone just made for one incredible pair of true drag racing legends. Im on the other end of the country but Als legend was coast to coast. He also seemed like quite a business guy and likely the fenton pattern purchase and producing stuff like flathead ford v8 items helped pay for his other passions. if Al had designed the intake it would be top shelf stuff however just using using a pattern would be more to sell product with out the need to develop. cant blame him for that. I am sure if I had lived on the left coast I would know more about both. if you can put together blogs on them it sure would be fun to turn back the clock and learn more than the information that got passed the country on them during their campaign days. thanks tim. great stuff
  32. 1 point
    Driven to them (Dodge) by previously owning and operating 4 Chevy pickups and 2 Fords!!
  33. 1 point
    Smokeybear

    SUCESSFUL REAR AXLE SWAPS.

    I forgot to add, I used the drum explorer rear in mine and I'm very happy with it. Plenty of strength so far with the 360 and 5 speed.
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