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About captden29

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 01/05/1949

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    wilmington nc
  • My Project Cars
    1954 Chrysler convertible

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  • Biography
    I'm married, 68 years old, and have found the car of my dreams.
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  • Location
    Mastic Beach, New York (on Long Island)
  • Interests
    My hobbies include my 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe Convertible and fishing.

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  1. rustoleum grey primer will match your grey paint almost perfectly. capt den
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    Wide-Whitewall Radial Tire Choices

    fyi, the green rim has the oval hole for the stem, so you will need the special stems that it uses. ask your tire shop, but they are readily available. i have never used bias ply, but they are known to wander more than radials. i do not know about the radials that look like bias.personally i like a bigger tire, so the 215's would be my choice. less money too. i tried 235's on my 54 Windsor, but they rubbed on suspension, so i went to 225's. without power steering, all parking lot maneuvers will be hard no matter the tire. i went back to blackwall for the original look, but now i wish i got whitewalls. dennis
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    Heater Control Valve

    i cannot help you locate one, but i do know there are companies like texas air that rebuild them. maybe they can help. i took mine off and had the heater core fixed about 2 years ago and now i forget where the heater valve even goes back. it is a 54 Windsor and i guess somewhere there is a diagram for this. good luck finding one. i do not think i have an extra, but i will look. dennis
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    "original sale date

    cost is around $45. dennis
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    "original sale date

    Chrysler historical society may be able to provide you with a build sheet. it will have the date of first sale and where sold. dennis
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    Starter Removal

    on my 54 Windsor it took every wrench of every angle to get the top bolt off. it is hidden behind the starter motor body. not impossible but time consuming . not familiar with what a moon wrench is, but i may even have some. i buy unusual size and angled wrenches at flea markets if they are cheap. always found a need for them if only once. capt den
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    48 Chrysler New Yorker starting issue

    my car has sat for 3 weeks due to the hurricane. i tried the wingnut thing and the car started very fast. thanks. now back to installing new carpet. captden
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    48 Chrysler New Yorker starting issue

    so John, if you loosen the wing nut on the air cleaner the gas you put in there goes directly into the carb? none goes into the oil bath area? i always take the whole air cleaner off to do the same thing. capt den
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    46 dodge oil pressure

    54 Chrysler only has idiot lites for amp and oil, so i never know the oil pressure.i do know from owning other mopars of this era that 20# at idle and 40# running are good numbers. if it ain't broke...…! capt den
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    Bath time

    Russ, my 54 has a 265, which is silver. trans too is silver. oil pan is not green. i keep meaning to lube the linkage joints. the trans is very difficult to get in drive after not using the car for a while, but loosens up after driving a day or so. i am afraid the issue is in the steering column, but may just be the linkages. i will try my pressure washer. capt den
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    need help with carpet

    thanks for the replies. ebay has it all! i am going to try the instabind that greg showed. like to make it more of my own work. will let you know the results. capt den
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    need help with carpet

    i purchased carpet for my 54 Windsor convertible from JC Whitney. a fair product for the price. it needs some cutting to fit well. i have cut the front. now i am not sure how to prepare where it is cut so it does not keep fraying. also, where can i get a grommet for the dimmer switch hole? i just had the seats recovered and they are beautiful. the carpet is a dark grey and the seats are a red and off white. i will post a picture when the wife gets home and she shows me again how to do that. this may inspire me to get the car painted. maybe maaco?. budget is important. thanks for ant tips. captain den
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    Door won't open. 1952 Dodge coronet

    i once closed my door on my 54 Windsor and a screwdriver was left along the bottom. door did not want to open after that. i forget how i got it open after that, but once i realized what it was i figured it out. capt den
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    Wheel cylinders and parts

    these guys can re sleeve. apple hydraulics, NY, 631 369 9515. capt den
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    armrest removal 1954 chrysler windsor convertible

    don, i tried peeling back material but got nevous as it seems glued on. there are nuts or bolts there somewher, just installed as a mystery. and dodge, i am trying some upholstery shops today, and will also try WPC

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