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About MarkB2PW

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    Northern Ca
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Plymouth Business Coupe
    1950 Dodge B2 power Wagon
    1950 Oldsmobile Futuramic 88

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    I fish too
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  • Location
    Sacramento, Ca
  • Interests
    Old Vehicles

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  1. MarkB2PW

    Horn Relay or Switch

    Tom I had the same problem a while back and I'm just now getting around to fixing it. Forgive me for being cheap, but, is there another way to wire the horn without spending ANOTHER $100 for the relay? Will a modern relay at 1/4 of the price work?
  2. MarkB2PW

    Clunk from the right rear

    Yep. Cured it. New leaf Spring Shackle Bushings. My son was over on Christmas and grabbed the rear fender well and rocked the car with all his might. I was underneath of course, and could hear the popping coming from the leaf spring shackle bushing. So I replaced them today. All better. Thanks again for your help. Mark
  3. MarkB2PW

    Clunk from the right rear

    I'm sure I didn't torque the drum to 142 ft-lbs so I will go back and do that. It's going to be about another week or two, before I get to work on the '48 again, but I'll start with the drums. I'll let you know what happens. Mark
  4. MarkB2PW

    Clunk from the right rear

    Shock bushings look ok and are tight. Spring bushings look terrible. That could be the problem. Are they hard to change?
  5. MarkB2PW

    Clunk from the right rear

    When I replaced the brakes I greased&checked the wheel bearings and everything felt ok. Differential has not been touched, other than changing the fluid. I've never had the cover off.
  6. MarkB2PW

    Clunk from the right rear

    205/75-15. I just checked. I have about 2.5" clearance all around between the fender and the tire. I don't think that's it. I'm going to keep looking.
  7. MarkB2PW

    Clunk from the right rear

    Looking for some help in identifying a clunk I have in the right rear of my 1948 P15. The car is all stock. If I make a right turn I hear a clunk from somewhere near the right rear wheel well and the gas tank. If I make a left turn, same thing, same place. The shocks are old, but, not loose. The exhaust is old but all tight. The gas tank is an aftermarket purchased on Ebay last year. The leaf springs don't seem to be loose. I've been under the probably 10 times car shaking everything to find this noise. No luck. So, I put myself in the trunk and had my son drive it down the road swerving left & right. I could hear it just below me, but, I still can't find it. It sounds like a loose wrench hitting the side of the frame on every movement left or right. Could something be loose in the gas tank? Any suggestions? Mark
  8. MarkB2PW

    Internal Fuel Tank line or sump is clogged

    I've never liked buying something I could just fix. But, it's time to buy a new one. Thanks for all your input again. What an awesome community. mm
  9. MarkB2PW

    Internal Fuel Tank line or sump is clogged

    Joe I've got some CLR. I'll try that tonight. I seen a nice tank for 300 bucks but would rather not spend the money for this driver. Thanks Mark
  10. MarkB2PW

    Internal Fuel Tank line or sump is clogged

    120PSI doesn't work. Hitting the end of a Coat Hanger still doesn't work Solvent doesn't work. Unless someone knows where I can get a clean looking 7/8-20 to 5/16 right angle hose barb fitting... $230.00 at Summit Racing might be the ticket.
  11. MarkB2PW

    Internal Fuel Tank line or sump is clogged

    I'm going to try the compressed air tomorrow.
  12. MarkB2PW

    Internal Fuel Tank line or sump is clogged

    The ferrule fell out when I removed the line. I 'm not sure of it's function. I just put it back in when I reinstalled the tank. Should it slip around the internal line? It looked like it was compressed from the flare at each end.
  13. I had the fuel tank line off the '48 P15 today. The old fuel looked like WD-40 but the inside of the tank looked pretty good. I'd like to save the tank but the line going to the sump internally seems clogged. It seemed like it had some flow so I remounted it. Nope, could not get fuel from the tank. Any suggestions on clearing this out? I tried soaking it in diesel, then gas. I tried sticking bailing wire through it from the outside and the wire goes down about 8" then stops. Nothing seems to be clearing it. I'm now considering just using the tank bottom drain for accessing the fuel, if I can find a fitting. I welcome any thoughts.
  14. MarkB2PW

    '48 P-15 rear brake drum

    Has anyone ever used Kanter Auto Products? Are they a reliable source of parts?
  15. MarkB2PW

    '48 P-15 rear brake drum

    I'm replacing the brake system completely, but saving the drums and re-cutting them. My drivers side rear brake drum is bent😟. Wobbles like crazy on the lathe. About .070-.100" maybe. Where can I get one at a decent price? And if I find a passenger side drum can I use that one? Or am I overlooking something? I know the thread will be right hand , not left but I'm ok with that. Rockauto has been good for most of the parts , but not the drums. Thanks for your help.

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