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  1. 7 points
    Forgot the final pictures of the install....many thanks to my better half for the assist....lol 48D
  2. 5 points
    Roadkingcoupe

    Very disapointed......

    This is a common problem on many public internet forums. It is not limited to auto related sites either. There seems to be an ebb and flow to this phenomenon and it is worthwhile to understand. As a site grows it seems to develop different "flavors" of participants. They include the "frequent flyers" the vocal (high post counts) and exclusively readers as well. There are members who read or post for entertainment and those who want to share info, stories and or resolve a specific issue. There are members who really enjoy the site but never post (nothing wrong with that either). Possibly more people read then ever post on the site. What's troubling is the % of members who read or visit and rarely post. Nothing wrong with it BUT they are the silent majority (not a political reference). As a result the tone and tenor of the high participant vocal members set the tone for the whole forum. By nature the quiet majority are rarely heard and that skews the optics about the "personality" of the site. I really think that there is room for everyone. Some of the "vocal" posters are very knowledgeable and I would miss their "wisdom". I sincerely encourage a community that is welcoming to all members as the 1930's 1940's 1950's MoPaR interest could easily die off due to demographics. We need to encourage younger members and make it a welcoming site for all. Restorers and hot rodders have generally tolerated each other on this site much better then elsewhere. The growth of this site and the relatively dwindling participation in the Plymouth Owners Club is a good example. There is room for everyone, I hope it can remain inclusive. The more the moderators need to ref the site the more restrictive the site might become. That would be a loss.
  3. 5 points
    Wow, what a day in Clements!!! My wife is an inspiration, she is never to proud to try something new. Today on "INTERNATIONL WORK ON YOUR TRUCK DAY", she jumped in and helped me hang the bumper on "THE BRICK". Damn, what a woman! Charged the 1949 COE's battery steering wheel installed on B1BQ (finally) Rear bumper on the The Brick aka Wedding Truck 48 "lucky" D
  4. 4 points
    Took FEF out for my car/truck club's "Mystery Run". Put about 100 miles on him. Oddly stalled out 2 times at an intersection and the starter would not turn over. Waited embarrassed as all heck and after 2 minutes or so a weak turn over got him running again. Stopping and turning him off the starter fires off just fine...wth?
  5. 3 points
    greg g

    Very disapointed......

    So we all agree to never start an answering post " This is how I did it , it is the only way it can be done, and if you don't or can't do it MY way you must be ignorant!". I do not believe in the fifteen or so years I have asked and answered questions here, that I have ever seen that sentiment expressed. I have seen several instances of folks interpreting replies that way. But come on guys it is a hobby board. It is an international forum with folks sourcing supplies from varied sources, and various points of view. I am waiting for some one announcing that the transmission from the TATA mini bus in India is a bolt for bolt replacement and there are so many available that they are fifty bucks with free shipping, or that the Fish carburetor design has been rediscovered, and now that the big three have no more interest in carburetors the will begin to be manufactured and we can all enjoy increased power and unprecedented smoothness, all at a minimum of fifty miles to the gallon. So no Torrey's v workers, Liberal v conservative, moderates v zealots polarization is needed. Its pieces and parts and procedures and as been said many times before your car, your time and money, knock yourself out. Don't like an answer, say thanks, but no thanks and move on.
  6. 2 points
    BigDaddyO

    Drama on this forum

    A dog with only 3 legs walks into the saloon, barks to get everyones attention and then says; 'I'm alookin' fer the fella that shot my paw'.
  7. 2 points
    Matt Wilson

    Very disapointed......

    It is possible for people to behave respectfully here. There are other websites that I frequent, where people very rarely act the way some folks do on this site. People on those sites seem to think about what they post before they post it, including how their wording may come across, knowing that there are inherent challenges in conveying emotion in the written word. (It is possible to word things in a manner that doesn't illicit negative emotions from the readers.) On the rare occasion that someone does post someone that seems accusatory or confrontational, the other guys either ignore it, or they respond in a mild manner, so as not to escalate the situation, and perceived tensions usually die down quickly. So yes, I, like others here, have been disappointed in some behavior I've seen, and I know that people can do better, regardless of their egos or some poorly-worded post that they think is meant as an attack on them.
  8. 2 points
    I used my truck to pick up a 218 engine that is ready for installation. 40 mile drive RT. He will put a V8 clip in his car so gave me the engine. Great friend. TKS
  9. 2 points
    Flatie46

    1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Good luck with your build, be good to document your progress here for yourself and others. I think you owe Ted a cold beverage!
  10. 2 points
    JOHN EDGE

    OFFICIAL ENGINE PICTURE THREAD

    My 218 bored .040,edgy head polished,offy intake polished , two carters carb, Langdon air cleaners,otb oil filter,coil cover,filler tube and cap,dip stick tube, chrome 6 volt alternator , Langdon manifold exhaust manifolds, dual optima s battery ,lokar carb linkage
  11. 2 points
    Worden18

    1951 230 Flathead 6 rebuild

    Nice! I just did that very thing to my 51 Meadowbrook. Next week I'll be finishing it up and then I'll be ready to cruise! Good luck on your rebuild and have fun along the way
  12. 2 points
    Does she have a sister(s)??? What a catch!, as you are also for her !! DJ
  13. 2 points
    Feudin_Wagon

    Very disapointed......

    If there's anything more important than my ego in here, I want it caught and shot now.
  14. 2 points
    Worden18

    51 Meadowbrook engine rebuild

    Here's a pic from the other night my friend sent me after i went home for the night. He has an awesome garage with a hoist he put in himself. Can't tell you how grateful i am that he's letting me keep my car and piles if parts in there. Almost done though...
  15. 2 points
    BigDaddyO

    Very disapointed......

    Well, if you're asking me...(how do you make words with italic script?) why? I would say it's peoples egos. Not knowing when to or wanting to stop/get the last word in. Some of it can be attributed to the medium, the typed word. There is no intonation, no facial cues or any other form of non verbal communication. (nod nod wink wink for example) I thought there were some valid points being brought up in the thread in question, others didn't see it that way. Some want to battle it out while others will just take their marbles and go home. Why can't we simply exchange information and ask questions without fear of derogatory rebuttal, real or imagined? This is the internet, I try to take it as it comes. If someone tells me to 'get a life', for example, I could just, well, the possibilities are endless. I mostly choose to just let it slide and press on regardless. I've seen so many posts and replies that folks have obviously misunderstood or not entirely read all the posts and offer 'off the mark' comments. Why get all bent out of shape about it? As much as I like this site and all the invaluable information here and held by so many of the members, I have a lot more important and real life issues to deal with that cause real angst than to worry about some of this stuff. Me? I like to make wise cracks and try to leave people laughing. I'm not always successful but I keep trying. And some folks don't get it and never will. Oh well. I'm still looking for the perfect joke. Is this what you mean by a typical response?
  16. 2 points
    Here we are... playing with our trucks...
  17. 1 point
    BobK

    Very disapointed......

    I'm very disappointed in the actions of a couple members on this forum, maybe in the moderators as well. Both parties have good information to share, but.......,. why can't they just get along? I know one thing, when or if I do my trans conversion, I'm not telling anyone here how I did it. I might get my head chewed off. It's almost as bad as the Ford guys and Chevy guys arguing over who is number 2. Here on this forum, we all know who is number 1.
  18. 1 point
    Hello everyone. I'm new to the site, and don't have any auto repair experience. I'm kinda diving in blind into the hobby, and might be asking a lot of dumb questions, so I hope you'll have patience with me. I purchased a 1951 Dodge Coronet with the Gyromatic transmission. It's been sitting in a barn since about 1984, 25,000 original miles. Interior is in pretty sad shape. It starts, runs and stops, but almost ALL the wiring insulation has been eaten by mice. A lot of the electrical things aren't working on it, and I hope most of that is due to the wiring being bad. The battery drains overnight while parked, so I know I have at least one major short somewhere. Breaks are ok, manual shifting works, but I'm not hearing the "Click" or "Clunk" for the Gyromatic. Running lights, horn, and the heater motor work, but the headlights, interior lights, panel lights, and the windshield wipers aren't working. One thing I can't seem to find a consensus on is what gauge wiring to buy. I found an online store that sells cloth covered wire for about a buck a foot. https://enginebarn.myshopify.com/search?q=Cloth+Covered+Wire&x=0&y=0 Some people have told me that for the best performance I should use 10 gauge for everything on these old 6V positive ground systems, but I worry about not having enough room for the wires to fit through the firewall. I have a service manual on order, but I'd like to buy the wire now so I have it ready when the manual comes. Any recommendations or tips about the wiring?
  19. 1 point
    Reg Evans

    Engine Parts Color Schemes

    Got this photo of a factory 230 on the Allpar site.
  20. 1 point
    Plymouthy Adams

    what is the name of this part ?

    believe that is referred to as the spring clip...usually four per leaf spring assembly for quick reference these are for 1 3/4 width http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=leaf+spring+clip&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xleaf+spring+clip+1+3%2F4.TRS1&_nkw=leaf+spring+clip+1+3%2F4&_sacat=0
  21. 1 point
    knuckleharley

    what is the name of this part ?

    Ok,I see it. Maybe I was having a senior moment. They are spring clamps,and you can buy them anywhere. The only thing that is critical is they be the same width as your springs. If it were me,I would also consider putting new insulators between the leafs when putting it back together to eliminate squeaks..
  22. 1 point
    I am collecting my 41 windsor with its new twin exhaust split manifold and 3 carb set up intake manifold.The centre carb has been swapped to the original carb with the electrical connection to the gearbox.It has a flat spot just on transition but seems to run fine.First test drive will be interesting to say the least!
  23. 1 point
    TodFitch

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

    While the topic is performance, conversations can wander and a few posts digressing into Fulton or fulton style visors does not seem unreasonable to me. I assume the main topic will be resumed without further complaints to the moderators. . .
  24. 1 point
    BigDaddyO

    Very disapointed......

    This is just what we don't want here. I'm always interested in how others 'skin a cat'. It's cool to see how different peoples minds work and come up with solutions, especially in a world where most minds aren't working much if at all. Sorry you feel this way but I can understand.
  25. 1 point
    Sharps40

    Very disapointed......

    Agreed. Several are aweful. I ignore listed the worst of the lot early on since I found myself starting to shoot back at them. Better not to. Since, I occasionally post in my build thread. Somewhat less occasionally read other threads. And lately, I don't post much at all, even to answer questions. For me, those fellas pretty much kill the desire to participate. Its like finding a booger floating in the punch bowl at a party, after ya had a sip. Good for you BobK for bringing it up.
  26. 1 point
    normanpitkin

    Dodge Build Card

    I found mine hiding in the archives of the Chrysler Historical Society.
  27. 1 point
    On my lunch break, I opened and closed the doors on the '48...they didn't squeak creak or groan, so the MMO that I used last fall is still a-workin'
  28. 1 point
    knuckleharley

    Motor and Transmission ID

    I can't believe this. To the best of my knowledge,I can't remember even seeing an actual Suburban in the steel. Not even in the 50's,when they were new/newish. Now it seems like half the people here one one or two of them,and "new" ones are popping up all the time.
  29. 1 point
    Young Ed

    Hole saws

    Just ordered some common sizes. I'm sure this means the next time I need one it will be an uncommon size!
  30. 1 point
    If you get a shop manual it will have the wiring diagram including wire gauge. Doing everything 10 is completely overkill. Most of it should be 12 and 14. Actually a lot of the lighting stuff is OEM at 16 but I upgraded all of my lights to 14. Better lighting and saved me on buying another size wire.
  31. 1 point
    51Meadowbrook

    Engine and trany swap

    Will a flathead 6 and transmission out of a 1958 Plymouth fury belvedere interchange with a 51 Dodge Meadowbrook?
  32. 1 point
    In the spirit of the thread but with a twist, this is what I did this morning in compliance with work on my INTERNATIONAL truck day....I got the front grill section out and went back over it closely and touched up a few welds, added a few welds where needed and thoroughly embarrassed by Tim will now be sure to finish the initial prep and get this chunk of metal in primer. At this rate, 378 more international work days and I will be finished...the entire lower panel I had hand fabbed and welded on earlier. Too many things, too little time....but always fun to be had in Elko bit back I sold my 59 Dodge D100 and while I regret this to some extent, I also knew I would most likely never get it finished. the International with the double roll hood finds favor in my eye....
  33. 1 point
    Bingster

    Very disapointed......

    I agree with Plymouthcran Brook. I hesitate to ask help anymore because I know I won't pass muster and get past certain folks on here. So I just watch and wait to see if my questions are answered by somebody else. I will say that this site is about the only place in my life that can make me lose my cool "in public." Criticism is fine if it has a constructive purpose. But it sounds very malicious for some.
  34. 1 point
    Eneto-55

    Very disapointed......

    The interactions here have for the most part been kind & considerate. That is one of the reasons why I stopped visiting another old MoPar site, and visit here nearly every day, even if I don't find anything of particular interest that day, and even though I don't often contribute (mainly because my project is on hold, and my experience is rather old). Some car forums are widely known for their rancor and spite. Let's not be that sort of people. The issues discussed here are not matters of eternal destiny.
  35. 1 point
    P15-D24

    Very disapointed......

    Unfortnately 4 or 5 individuals currently are generating 90-95% of the reported content to the mods. I usually just let them cool down for a day or two but this group keeps going back to old bad habits. I'm pretty patient but if this behavior continues the entire group will get the permanent boot, including accounts deleted and their ip addresses blocked from accessing the site. It takes two to tango ( or in this case 4-5) and we are about at the end of the dance. You know who you are and take this as your last and only warning.
  36. 1 point
    JOHN EDGE

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

    I've enjoyed these past 8 pages some great some not so. New to sight and a first time builder of flat head Plymouth 6 but much experience with ford v8 flat heads and almost everything else. I bought this 1952 Plymouth suburban out of Adele brown's car collection in Salt Lake City. 44672 miles very nice car but I had plans it arrived at our shop on a Friday night and my partner meet me for breakfast the next morning. I knew he wonder what was I thinking and what was l planning. You see our shop has produce 29 feature usac wins 2 owner of the year awards in usac 3 NHRA national event wallys(super stock/alcohol funny car/Nitro funny car) multi class wins at Indy, bonnieville with our 32 roadster over 200 mph. You get the idea so when this 218 cid 90 horsepower vehicle I was the blunt of many jokes but I like many of you have grown to love this mayflower. This car now draws more looks than some of our high dollar builds and I love it. The car is the same 100 percent stocker that arrive 10 month ago but she is now Cinderella at the ball . Detroit Eaton lowering springs front /rear, fatman dropped uprights,fatman front shock kit, Coker wide whites,1957 caddy eldorado hub caps, Neil riddle from Seattle has helped me beyond words. I want to use and find as many factory upgrades and parts to keep it true to it heritage. Radio,clock,back up lights,rear arm rest,stainless belt moldings,door handle key guards,rear fender gravel guards, tailgate inner and outer hinges and handles factory chrome all OEM and most nos but I took some libertys with the engine bored .040 , edgy polished head,offy polishish intake,dual carter carbs 2barrels,tom Landon's linkage and air cleaners,tom's exhaust manifolds, otb full flow oil filter system,otb fuel filter,otb dip stick, champion aluminum radiator,chrome 6 volt posi ground alternator , dual 6 volt optima battery's , custom fan shroud , etc. don garlits picked it as the best vintage mopar at this year mopar show at his museum. I just returned from Atlanta Autorama with the best wagon beating several nomad wagons. Over 1000 miles and no hickups with overdrive and 3.70 gears . So go for speed and durability. Working with tony at Ross Engines (Rodders journal) on a period correct magneto for the 216. Taking a GM 6 cylinder mag and using the base of a stock distributor . I'll post pictures im far from done ,we all agree now in the shop that it's cool and if I could shift it faster I'll teach those ford flatheads a lesson. Where's that t5 and adapter kit I bought from Dave at vintage metals. Right at 20 miles to the gallon. Will post some engine and body picture
  37. 1 point
    Andydodge

    Very disapointed......

    Bob, just read all the posts on the Trans Conversion thread and I agree completely with you, its a shame that people take things to heart so much when really all is required is to acknowledge that some of us have a differing view and as a result of our own experiences a differing way of doing things........for example here in Oz all except a very small number of cars using the T5 trans use the Ford pattern box, this is behind both Ford AND GM products and all are the standard bucket seat style box with the rear mounted shifter........when I wanted to put a T5 in my 1941 Plymouth I made various inquiries here in Oz and the US and ended up importing an S10 T5 with the front mount shifter from the US..........at the time it was the only way I knew to get an overdrive box with that shifter position at a reasonable price........since then I have discovered by various threads and posts that there are quite a few alternatives to the T5 gearbox, some I'd consider, others maybe not but without all the posts and info they contain I would have been none the wiser...............its a shame that there is this bickering and such.........we all are mopar fans at heart so I suppose it is what it is...........whatever way you decide to do your car is your discision so I hope it works out for you, and I for one would be happy to hear how you go, mate.........regards from Oz.......Andy Douglas
  38. 1 point
    1952B3b23

    Ignition coil replace question

    You can call Pertronix customer service and they will help you with finding the coil you need. I believe that depending on what the coil is filled with dictates if it's orientation sensitive. Meaning if it can be mounted horizontal,vertical, or maybe it doesn't matter. -Chris
  39. 1 point
    55 Fargo Spitfire

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

    ...
  40. 1 point
    grady hawkins

    Got the time?

    I found a NOS d24 clock on e-bay but it was priced over $500 dollars! I decided to remove the clock and install a quartz movement which cost less than ten dollars. A slight modification with a cut off to make room for the Quartz movement and put the clock back in the car. The double A battery should last a year or more and the clock is accurate with in a few seconds a year.
  41. 1 point
    Don Coatney

    Open Topic Engine Thread?

    So of these 3 things what one told you the engine raced to a higher RPM quicker? Tachometer indicates engine RPM's but with no means of indicating elapsed time. Speedometer indicates driveshaft rotations with no means of indicating elapsed time. GPS indicates vehicle speed with no means of indicating elapsed time. I believe what you are trying to say is that without restrictive mufflers your engine will spin at a higher RPM due to less exhaust restriction. But I, like you, have no means of measuring elapsed time. With my glass pack Smithy mufflers I have spun my engine in excess of 4000 RPM's more than once. Noise can be fun. With my glass packs, T-5 overdrive transmission, and 355/1 differential ratio selection, I enjoy passing a vehicle on the freeway at 70+ MPH in 4th gear and just as the rear of my car passes the driver window of the car I am passing I take my foot of the gas and man alive I shove it on down into 5th gear overdrive and my exhaust tone changes. Makes the driver I just passed wonder just how many more gears I have to go.
  42. 1 point
    Andydodge

    Engine and trany swap

    Wayfarer..........lol.........you know what I mean............lol..........heres a pic of the exhaust manifolds that I used to make a split manifold setup, these were the # 1 and # 2 versions that I referred to previously..........haven't got a pic of the manifold with the # 7 cylinder outlet........andyd
  43. 1 point
    Don Coatney

    Engine and trany swap

    It might. Suggest you do a mock up before installing the engine/bell housing/flywheel in the vehicle. I had to modify my bell housing as pictured below.
  44. 1 point
    I had made and smoke a many of corncob pipes growing in in the country. NIce corncob, reamed and heat seared with a rod..grapevine stem. The secret to a good corncob pipe was the small pebble wedged into the bottom to prevent burnout of the pith while enjoying your favorite smoking media be it cornsilk, rabbit tobacco or burley stolen from the barn and if green, heat cure in the ole cast iron pan...my mama knew what we kids were up to in the line shack and the shack was out of view from the entrance to the home place...she would sneak out the back door and run down to the shack and tell us to put everything out and hide it as an adult (one of our parents) was now on the property.
  45. 1 point
    even better when you don't spend the fuel cost and just flip on the travel channel
  46. 1 point
    I prefer snow to Florida 10-1. Florida is always BORING, snow comes and goes. I spent a year in Florida one night!
  47. 1 point
  48. 1 point
    fordkustom

    OFFICIAL ENGINE PICTURE THREAD

    a few pics of my 53 canadian long block
  49. 1 point
    Don Coatney

    OFFICIAL ENGINE PICTURE THREAD

    I almost forgot, here is my steam engine
  50. 1 point
    Fancy leak tester? and I thought i was old skool ! ! !
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