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About BobDeSoto

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    Madison, WI
  • My Project Cars
    1951 DeSoto, 1973 Corvette, 1979 Minnie Winnie

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    US Navy
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    Cross Plains, WI
  • Interests
    Nascar, baseball

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  1. BobDeSoto

    vintage auto gadget

    I once installed a pair of Hush Thrush on a Z28 - 2 1/2" pipes. Started the car and blew the end off one the the mufflers!
  2. BobDeSoto

    Tire Purchase

    51 DeSoto with original wheels - P225/75R15 - Radials
  3. BobDeSoto

    Rubber in the front and carpet in the back?

    51 DeSoto Custom Deluxe two door has rubber in the front and carpet in the back.
  4. BobDeSoto

    Metal strips at radiator top

    I don't know how they actually stapled through the steel. Most of the staples had pulled through and tore slots in the rubber. The staples are still in the steel. I pop riveted the rubber back on using the staples to align the rubber.
  5. BobDeSoto

    Metal strips at radiator top

    51 DeSoto has a continuous metal piece from side to side and then the rubber gasket stapled to the steel.
  6. BobDeSoto

    Why Different Oil Viscosities?

    straight 30 - non detergent
  7. BobDeSoto

    Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    We drive the 51 DeSoto to church on Sunday to honor the old lady who did the same!
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    How to I remove the seats to take them to get upholstered? 1951 DeSoto Custom - two door
  9. I am working on the tip toe transmission in a 1951 DeSoto. Where can I get a new wiring harness?
  10. BobDeSoto

    oil Recommmendations

    I use straight 30W non detergent in 1951 Desoto
  11. BobDeSoto

    Age Demographics Please Take The Poll...

    Took my driver's test in Dad's 1950 DeSoto. Cop asked me how long I'd been driving already!
  12. BobDeSoto

    Wire harness

    got one from YNZ - looks great. Tip Toe transmission is a DeSoto thing. Two speed transmission with high and low range (= four speed). Low range is seldom used. Usually you drive with the high range. Once in gear you don't need to use the clutch. Press the gas and go, when you are at about 20 mph let up on the gas and it shifts into high. When you come to a stop sign you only have to use the brake, even when you're stopped. When the light changes - repeat
  13. BobDeSoto

    Wire harness

    I am working on the tip toe transmission in a 1951 DeSoto. Where can I get a new wiring harness?
  14. BobDeSoto

    Tip Toe Transmission

    1951 Desoto with fluid drive and tip toe transmission. Transmission makes a rattly sound when it shifts from low to high and then it slips out of high at about 35 MPH.

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