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Richard Cope

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  • My Project Cars
    1939 Plymouth Business Coupe

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    New jersey
  • Interests
    Car was restored stock several years ago. Want to modernize lights , brakes for safety and up date

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  1. Richard Cope

    1939 business coupe build

    I have a 39 coupe also, thinking of changing the wheels and tires., what size wheels and tires are you using? Getting disk brakes on the front, so my choices of wheels may be limited. Will be looking for photos of wheels on your car. Regards, Rich C
  2. Richard Cope

    6 volt battery 1947 Plymouth business coupe

    A couple of years go, changed my 6 volt conventational battery to an optium 6 volt. Half the size, more crank amps and doesn't require water with is a big plus since it is under the seat. Took and old battery, took the insides out and put the optium inside so when viewed from underneath the car the original battery is seen. Rich C.
  3. Richard Cope

    1939 Plymouth

    Appreciate everyone help, changed the switch out and working fine now. Tried bleading, however no air in lines. For the small size and how easy it is to change out, going to start carrying an extra. Rich C.
  4. Richard Cope

    1939 Plymouth

    Great Thanks Rich
  5. Richard Cope

    1939 Plymouth

    My brake light sending switch went out. Tail lights work, however brake lights aren't. Connect the two wired at the switch and brake lights light up. When I unscrew the switch from the brake line, is there any precautions have to be taken? Will brake fluid come our as long as the brake pedal is not depressed. Appreciate your help Regards, Richard C
  6. Richard Cope

    Canadian Dodge & Plymouth

    Hi Roadkingcoupe, Admiring your 39 coupe, very nice. I have a 39 Ply business coupe appears that the body / fenders are similar to yours. I want to change the tires to a modern radial, however difficult selecting a tire size and wondering if I should use 15 in rims.. The size you have on yours look appropriate for the car, would you kindly let me know the size of tire and wheel your are using. Regards, Richard C
  7. Richard Cope

    You just can't trust anybody on eBay these days

    The radio with the separate control knob was a standard model, however your car was set up for the deluxe radio. The front grill would have been nickel plated and the two vertical strips that have been painted red snap out on both sides, The knobs would be where these fillers are and the speaker would be in the center. My photo of the deluxe radio is too large, therefore copied into Word. Hopefully you will be able to open. Regards, Rich C 1939 Plymouth Radio.docx
  8. Richard Cope

    You just can't trust anybody on eBay these days

    Attached are a couple of photos of the deluxe radio for the 39 Ply. The part on the nickel plated part that has been painted red, snap out on both sides and that is where the knobs will be. I haven't put the one I came across in yet. My photos were too large, copied into Word. Hopefully you will be able to open Rich C. 1939 Plymouth Radio.docx
  9. Richard Cope

    LED Headlight Bulbs

    I don't normally recommend products, however I will be purchasing additional bulbs from the company.
  10. Richard Cope

    You just can't trust anybody on eBay these days

    If it is an original radio, they are difficult to find and expensive. Five or six years ago they were selling over $400. For a power invertor may want to try " Antique Automobile Radio Inc, Palm Harbor Fla. 1-800 -WE FIX AM Rich C.
  11. Richard Cope

    LED Headlight Bulbs

    A few weeks ago I came across the following web site for Classic Dynamo Regulator Conversion. The company offers LED bulbs that are a direct fit for a 39 Ply. headlight, are called 6-24 Volt Double Dipper Bulb. They are polarity sensitive, positive is P30dAPF. (for low beam one LED is lit, and for high beam 2 LED light)I purchased to try out, The light is very very bright with the amp meter on car hardly moving. Doesn't appear that the 39 headlight lens effects the light, however haven't had an opportunity to test at night will do so soon. Now the not so good news, I don't reecall the cost however they were very expensive around $25 each. Another issue was the first bulb that I received, the metal ring which locks into the bulb into the reflector was not securely fastened. I applied epoxy to hold it into place and it is working. The company indicated that the problem has been corrected and is sending me replacements, at this point appears they stand behind their product. Another comment, they are located in the UK, so it takes awhile to receive the product. Anyway may want to look at their web site: www.dynamoregulatorconversion.com. Regards, Rich
  12. Richard Cope

    LED Headlis;ght Bulbs

    A few weeks ago I came across the following web site for Classic Dynamo Regulator Conversion. The company offers LED bulbs that are a direct fit for a 39 Ply. headlight, are called 6-24 Volt Double Dipper Bulb. They are polarity sensitive, positive is P30dAPF. (for low beam one LED is lit, and for high beam 2 LED light)I purchased to try out, The light is very very bright with the amp meter on car hardly moving. Doesn't appear that the 39 headlight lens effects the light, however haven't had an opportunity to test at night will do so soon. Now the not so good news, I don't reecall the cost however they were very expensive around $25 each. Another issue was the first bulb that I received, the metal ring which locks into the bulb into the reflector was not securely fastened. I applied epoxy to hold it into place and it is working. The company indicated that the problem has been corrected and is sending me replacements, at this point appears they stand behind their product. Another comment, they are located in the UK, so it takes awhile to receive the product. Anyway may want to look at their web site: www.dynamoregulatorconversion.com. Regards, Rich
  13. Richard Cope

    You just can't trust anybody on eBay these days

    The 39 coupe will be nice when you get it running. I have one, was a real basket case also, probably much worse than yours. When you determine what all you need make a list and post. I am starting to go through boxes after a recent move and have some left over parts Rich
  14. Richard Cope

    1939 Plymouth Coupe

    Want to put radial tires on my 39 Plymouth business coupe. Engine, trans and rear are stock, however will be adding an overdrive. Currently has 600x16 bias ply tires and for safety would like to switch to wider modern size radials. Thinking of using 16 in wheels, either 5.5 or 6 in width. Seems that the selection of tires are better with a 6in wheels. Was considering either P215/65R16 or P225/60R16. Considering purchasing a wheel and have a used tire installed to verify fit. Would 15 inch wheels have any benefit, however may be difficult finding a 15in. that has enough clearance as the car is getting disk brakes on front. Appreciate your thoughts on size of wheels and tires. Richard
  15. Richard Cope

    39 Fuel Tank & Elec Pump

    Enjoyed your post, very informative, I was not aware that the alignment would have to be redone when radials are installed. I have a 39 Plymouth business coupe, currently having front disk brakes and dual master cylinder installed, don't feel comfortable with the single reservior. Later this summer will be adding a Mitchells overdrive, the current transmission was rebuilt and this seemed like the easiest approach. Other than these changes, the car is all stock with 600X16 in bias ply tires, thinking of changing to radials with a wider foot print, the current tires don't provide much traction in the rain. Going to be tough finding an alignment shop here in N.J. with the experienced to do an alignment without specifications. Has anyone had any experience with size of wheels / tires for a 39 Ply. when converting to radials? Thinking of using 15 in. wheels, either 5.5 or 6 in. wide and for tires use P215/65R16 or P225/60R16. Or should I be considering 15 in wheels? I am new P15 D24, will search for post on Radial Tuned Suspension.. Richard
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