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    Wokingham, UK
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    1941 Dodge Kingsway

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  1. Wiggo

    Cooling System Techie Talk

    You think? I wouldn't be at all surprised if they just took what they had been using for the previous five years and bolted that in. If the first few thousand off the line boiled like kettles and the dealers complained, borrow the radiator from a truck and see if that works instead. Then sell it in the following model year as a super new feature.
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    P11/P12/D20 floor

    Aye, the passenger side is nearly identical, but slightly higher, and the floorpan has more patches than a pirate's convention. I'm not even sure the transmission tunnel is original. If you look in the first photo, there's a nasty shiny patch piece at the top left of the 'jerry can' that isn't even tacked down properly, and another light coloured patch on top of the trans tunnel at the left of the picture, under the parking brake cable, just left of the two bolts sticking up. There's also a bracket on top of the tunnel, dead centre of the photo that is an original part of the tunnel, which leads me to believe the floorpan from the A pillars back is made out of whatever was lying around. Can anyone confirm if the floor is a single skin? I have areas where it seems to be double skinned, too. To be honest, I'm now scared to go looking underneath!
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    P11/P12/D20 floor

    Well, I thought it was at first, then I looked at some, and the "standard" pattern ones you see most of the time are different: However, a bit more digging turned up this pattern, which seems to be WW2 US issue, so maybe it was a very early floor repair after all!
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    P11/P12/D20 floor

    Just for curiosity, really, but while stripping the interior ready for the new (old) seats, I found this delightful piece of floor pan: Is the floor of a P11/P12 supposed to look like this under the driver's seat (and the passenger's seat) or has someone really welded half a jerry can in as a repair?
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    P11/P12/D20 floor

    Just for curiosity, really, but while stripping the interior ready for the new (old) seats, I found this delightful piece of floor pan: Is the floor of a P11/P12 supposed to look like this under the driver's seat (and the passenger's seat) or has someone really welded half a jerry can in as a repair?
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    Another brake adjustment option

    I love the seller's note: Seller notes: “MAY CONTAIN MISSING PARTS/PIECES” I wonder how you'd identify them?
  7. Wiggo

    glass lens gaskets ?

    Intrigued. What material did you use, out of interest. I've only used PLA and it is too rigid for a gasket and not watertight, either (when you 3D print a 'solid', it tends to be a honeycomb to reduce material usage and also to stop the part swelling as it is printed).
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    Rewiring! Ground the fuel sending unit?

    Dennis, do yourself a favour and buy one of the EZ Wiring kits (other brands are available). A colour-blind monkey had been employed at some stage to rewire my D20, using a random GM truck harness from a scrap yard. Maybe 15 or 20 unused and unlabelled circuits were just zip tied out of the way behind the dash, but still live and occasionally sparking out when they touched bodywork.. Where wires weren't long enough, another random colour wire had been crimped on, but the join hidden inside conduit or wrapped in electrical tape, so while you might start out looking for a blue wire with a white tracer, it may be dark green at the other end... By far the easiest thing to do in the end was to rip out the entire harness - every last piece of wire on the car - and start from scratch. Every wire in the kit is labelled with it's name printed every few inches. An absolute joy to install. You need to be methodical and patient, but it is so much easier than trying to patch what is already there. I'd also recommend buying a kit of 1/4" multiway automotive connectors and the right crimp tool. This is a UK one, but you're bound to find a local supplier: https://www.12voltplanet.co.uk/26-piece-multiple-connector-block-terminal-kit.html
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    1939 Plymouth

    Nothing wrong with a little bondage. Don't knock it till you've tried it...
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    LED Headlight Bulbs

    Correct link: http://www.dynamoregulatorconversions.com/ Thanks for that, though. Delivery times are not a problem, but they'e only about 120 miles away for me...
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    Show your tools.

    Yup! It scared the bejesus out of me...
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    Another cunning mod...

    OK, here's the light cluster in place. Just got to wire up the fuel gauge and refit the dash now...
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    Show your tools.

    Ah, that reminds me of trying to get the rear drum off an old CJ3. A half inch thick hub puller was bending under the strain. I had an impact socket on the puller, a 3' breaker bar on the socket and a 6' length of scaffolding pole over the breaker bar, and me bouncing on the end of the pole. When it finally let go, it sounded like a grenade going off, and the drum ended up 10 feet away on the other side of the drive...
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    Another cunning mod...

    I'll post a pic shortly, but I moved it in the end and inset the cluster into the dash just under the wiper switch. The indicator and main beam warnings are simply run in parallel with the lights they are meant to show, so they're easy. For the oil warning and ignition lights, bear in mind I no longer have the flat head, but someone dropped an SBC in there many, many years ago. I replaced the oil pressure takeoff with a remote mounted T piece, so now one outlet has a pipe that runs to the existing oil pressure gauge, and the other has a conventional oil pressure switch that is wired to my little light cluster. The ignition warning light is just run between the ignition output from the ignition switch and the ammeter input from the alternator... I will get a wiring diagram up later...
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    Another cunning mod...

    Yes, sorry, I forgot to mention that. I have the coloured gels and a perspex front panel already.
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