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Rosco

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About Rosco

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • My Project Cars
    1950 Plymouth Deluxe

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    St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Antique and classic cars

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  1. Got my cables back from the shop and installed today. The shop did a nice job and they work great. They are 1g because that is what size the original solenoid to starter cable was that I removed. Again, thanks for all the assistance everyone has provided. Ross
  2. So am I correct in assuming you have two grounds? One to the head and one to the frame?
  3. Thanks to everyone for your input. I discovered that the cable between the solenoid and the starter is (probably) an original cable. It’s a heavier guage than the other two battery cables that were on the car. I wasn’t going to remove it, but I’m glad I did - it’s all cracked, so I’m having a local shop here in St. Catharines make up a set of all three cables in the same guage as that one. We’ll see how that works out.
  4. I’m sure this has been covered at some time on here but I can’t find the info I need, so I’ll ask again - what size (guage) battery cables should I be using on my stock Canadian built 1950 Plymouth? It was brought to my attention at a cruise that I’ve been running with 12 volt cables on the car which were there when I bought the car and I never noticed. It starts and runs fine, but will probably start better, especially when warm with the correct cables. Thanks in advance for any help.
  5. I’m sure this has been covered at some time on here but I can’t find the info I need, so I’ll ask again - what size (guage) battery cables should I be using on my stock Canadian built 1950 Plymouth? It was brought to my attention at a cruise that I’ve been running with 12 volt cables on the car which were there when I bought the car and I never noticed. It starts and runs fine, but will probably start better, especially when warm with the correct cables. Thanks in advance for any help.
  6. I have an original ‘50 Plymouth Deluxe which I drive on the highway quite frequently at speeds between 50 and 60 mph (it seems quite happy around 55). It has new tires and brakes all round and gets checked for safety as well as having all fluids topped up or replaced once a year. These cars are a lot of fun to drive and can be quite safe if driven properly.
  7. Here’s my two cents for what it’s worth. When I bought my car about five years ago, it somehow passed the safety certification, but the first time I took it for a drive, it pulled so hard to the right, it popped the hood open! I immediately took it to my mechanic, who repaired the brake system including relined brake shoes, re-surfaced drums and new wheel cylinders all round, some of which were leaking badly. Everything else was checked thoroughly, including brake lines and the master cylinder, and the system was flushed and refilled with Dot5 fluid. With new tires and the relatively few miles I put on the car each year (approximately 1500 city and highway driving) the original brakes work fine for me.
  8. I’m far from an expert, but I’ve never seen anything like this either. It looks like a by-pass line or an overflow line of some kind. What year and make of vehicle is this on? Hopefully, someone with more expertise will be able to shed some light on this for you. I’ll be following your posts, because I’d like to know what it’s for too!
  9. I have to admit to not having a lot of experience in this area as well, but it looks like a fairly complete car to me. I would try to sell it as is rather than part it out piece by piece. Hopefully, someone with the right skill set (not to mention, cash) can put it back on the road. Just my two cents, for what it’s worth.
  10. I agree - buy it! What’s one more? Your wife will get over it.........won’t she? Lol!
  11. Thanks, Keith. This is exactly what I needed, very helpful. I don’t have any of these symptoms yet, but now, at least I know what to look for.
  12. I’m 68 yrs. young, so optimistically assuming I’m good for another 15 to 20 years (my mother is 102 and still going strong), you might be right. Lol!
  13. Just a quick question for future consideration - at what mileage should I consider rebuilding the original, stock 218 cu. in. engine in my Canadian built 1950 Plymouth? It has 41000 miles on it right now, compression is good, it doesn’t burn any oil or make any scary noises and starts and runs very well. I put 1000 - 1500 miles on it each summer and change the oil (10W30), top up other fluids and check the antifreeze every fall before winter storage. Thanks in advance for any input.
  14. I grew up working on my uncle’s farm every summer, where my older cousin got me into old cars, much to my parent’s chagrin. My cousin had a 1940 Plymouth Road King which he gave to me, but because of a lack of funds (I was seventeen at the time), I, in turn gave the car to another cousin, vowing to have another one some day. Well, fast forward about fifty years, several sports cars, motorcycles and old cars, family cars and vans, I was finally able to purchase about five years ago, another Plymouth - this time, a 1950 Deluxe, that I bought from a friend of my brother’s. The car is a survivor, mostly original (which is how I intend to keep it) with 41000 miles on the odometer. All it needed were new brakes and new tires and since buying the car, I have also had the water pump rebuilt and replaced the thermostat. I really like this car and enjoy driving it whenever weather permits.
  15. Welcome to the forum. Looks you have a very nice car, very similar to my ‘50 Deluxe four door. I had a few of the same minor problems - fan belt, new plugs etc. I had to put new brakes and tires on the car when I purchased it about five years ago, too. I also replaced the thermostat and rebuilt the water pump and will soon be putting on new shocks and rebuilding the carb. Other than that, my plans are the same as yours - just drive it and enjoy it!
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