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First P15

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    48 Plymouth coupe

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    Not really old, but I remember when dirt was new....
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    Exterior construction


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    Farmington, mo
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    Hunting fishing old cars

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  1. Good advice. The 1/2” threaded holes are way too small to press in the 9/16” studs. The splines are larger than the threaded parts the Dorman stud specs should give the correct size to drill for the spline to fit properly
  2. Normally I would do the same but I’m in rural Missouri 75 miles from St. Louis. Too far to chase qualified recliner, machine shop etc. Fortunately I’ve got some experience with wrenches and hammers, lol
  3. Thanks Sam, I have ordered weather stripping from them and it came promptly and price was fair. Kanter has shoes for almost 20% less but have found way too many negative reviews. Think I’ll stick with Bernbaum By the way how are you getting pictures to upload? Every time I try it says it’s limited to 3Mb. Only one picture. Maybe I’m doing something wrong
  4. The rear drums are off and time to start reassembly. Looking at getting shoes from Kanter or Bernbaum. Does anyone have any opinions about product quality and service from these guys. Thanks.
  5. SUCCESS!!! Drilled the stripped hole to 31/64 and tapped it with 9/16 - 18 tapered plug tap. Used the heavy puller and dead blow hammer..... bingo both drums off time to replace the wheel cylinders, shoes and lines.
  6. That’s an option I haven’t considered. If threading the holes in 9/16 doesn’t work that may be the next attempt. Thanks
  7. Great ideas about installing the studs. Especially tacking them in place. The biggest problem here is being able to get the hub pulled off first. The two completely stripped out holes are side by side making it impossible to get the puller to pull straight Thanks for the input guys
  8. Pulling the rear brake drum and hub off my 48 Plymouth coupe today and the passenger side came off as expected. A little patience and time. Dead blow hammer and good puller did the trick. Drivers side not so lucky. Apparently the previous owner didn’t realize the bolts are left handed. Two are useable, one is barely serviceable. The other two are completely stripped. Heres the options as I see it 1) drill and retap the holes to 9/16 NC and pull the hub then replace it 2) weld a bolt into the stripped holes and pull the hub and replace 3) cut the drum to allow putting a nut on the bolt going through the stripped hole then replace 4) last option is to drill and retap all the bolt holes and use larger bolts if anyone has input or experience dealing with this issue it will be welcomed. I think the drum has a lot of service life left based on the passenger side drum. Really hate to destroy it if there’s another option
  9. This is one of the things I really like about this forum. Lots of hands on experience and great people willing to share it. Thanks to all who replied. I’ll be pulling them out this weekend and will post pictures of the results. Maybe the thread will help the next guy trying to get them out.
  10. I’ve searched the archives and technical post but haven’t found the answer yet. I’ve got a 48 P15 super deluxe couple and I’m trying to remove the sill step metal plates without destroying the fasteners. Has anyone got experience with remove the pins that go through the rockers and hold the plates in place.
  11. Thanks for the good info. I’m pulling the dist tonight and matching parts tomorrow, hopefully.
  12. I’m Having trouble locating tuneup kit for the 218 inline 6 in my 48 Plymouth special deluxe. If anyone can steer me in the direction of a supplier I would sure appreciate it thanks
  13. Glad to hear you got it working. I’m soon to be doing a 12v upgrade to the 48 Plymouth super deluxe. Was just checking these out this morning. My dad was an automotive electrician so a lot of these old wiring repairs sure bring both good memories. Also glad to have the help from all the members here when I get stumped
  14. I really like your coupe Andy.... have seen this picture of it in front of the garage online and saved it for a color reference. I’m starting a restoration of a 48 Plymouth club coupe and intend to make it a similar color. Anyway, very nice ride
  15. Found this picture that might help make sure that the wire is not a ground for the reducer. Using a test probe check for voltage at the opposite end of the reducer. You may need to solder a wire to the connection point on the reducer once you find the output site
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