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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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    Mastic Beach, New York (on Long Island)
  • Interests
    My hobbies include my 1954 Chrysler Windsor Deluxe Convertible and fishing.

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  1. captden29

    new battery

    my computer skills are bad. tried to look up old threads on buying a new battery, which ones may be better. I need a group 2 for my 54 Chrysler with a 265. I have bought from batteries plus in the past but do not have good luck with their product. the one in the car had to be replaced under the warranty 2 to 3 years ago, and is now getting weak. maybe I should just go up the street to advance . I know there are more expensive ones like optima, but not sure if I should spend the money. many are made overseas, poor quality. seems like we are stuck these days and have nowhere to turn. capt den
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    Why Different Oil Viscosities?

    10w 30, detergent conventional.i have been around the dial using different oils. now i buy whatever is on sale. were the weights rated differently in 1946? maybe a 20w was thinner or thicker. capt den
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    Thoughts on Flat-towing?

    DON' T try this with a powerflite. that tranny has a pump in the rear of the tranny that will pump when you tow it in neutral or not. that is why you can push start a car with that tranny. capt den
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    Heater Core & Control Valve Access ‘53

    there are a few that ar54e inside, but they are not that far up and a little searching will find them. capt den
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    1950 Wayfarer sedan

    any 23 inch block. i think up to 1952 in passenger cars. capt den
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    Freeze plug troubles

    mike, dorman makes a plug that you do not have to dimple. it goes in the blocke and it has a nut yo tighten and it expands the plug into the hole. a little sealant and you are done. part # 568-010. great for when the block is in the car and you have no room to swing a hammer. they have been in my car now for 2 years, no leaks.blowout resist to 300 PSI. 1 5/8 diameter. about $5.00 each at any auto parts store. capt den
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    53 New Yorker brake booster problem

    the return line to the master is only for any fluid that gets past the diaphragm in the booster. capt den
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    heat riser info

    thanks for the reply. i got the info on the heat riser that i need. how do i find these links next time i want these sights? capt den
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    heat riser info

    where is the site that explains the operation of the heat riser? how do i get to the classified? i want to sell a manual for the industrial engines. capt den
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    Starter repairs

    nice work.good looking car. i love the grill on that year. i guess the broomstick just holds it open wider. start it and drive it. capt den
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    mufler explosion

    it was a combination of things, but the dist. was in properly but the wires were off by one or two.the timing was bad because i played with the arm on the underside of the dist. not really knowing what it is there for. i still do not know why it is there and the manual does not mention it. what big box store sells mufflers? i ordered new tune up parts that are NOS and not Chinese. i put all the old stuff back in and the car runs fine. what's the old saying about if it's not broke? while i got the car up for the muffler i can do the universals. i finally found a set for a reasonable price. captden
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    mufler explosion

    trying to do a simple tune up, i ended up with the wrong rotor. after cranking too much with no start, a spark got into the system and blew the muffler apart. i tried to contact Kepich exhaust for a new one as that is where it came from. their phone number is no longer in service. are they out of business? where else to look for just a muffler? 1954 Windsor 6 cyl. capt den
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    251 L head runs bad HELP!!!!!

    you need steel core wires. try a new condenser. china stuff can be bad even new. 118 lbs of compression is like a new engine. check the dist. lead wire to the points. the insulation can wear off from the dist. plate moving when you accelerate. capt den
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    rear axle bearings

    thanks dodge. i seem to not understand the way this is set up on my 54 Windsor. i should have mentioned the car and year. i believe the axle has 2 bearings, and i only wish to do the one in front of the seal. maybe i need to look more carefully at the manual. the one i want to service only takes grease from a small hole in the axle housing. i am told that the grease in there can be dried up and needs replacing and the bearing repacked or maybe replaced. capt den
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    rear axle bearings

    i would like to clean and grease the rear axle bearings but i do not have the special puller the book calls for.is there a newer puller available,or some other way to remove them. what about the seals? i am nervous about this job. old age i guess. was a time i would just dig in and figure it out as i went along. i want to drive the car longer distance and feel this maintenance would be a good idea. i am sure it was never done before. thanks, capt den

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