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48ply1stcar last won the day on December 4 2013

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About 48ply1stcar

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 10/09/1951

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Blaine, MN
  • My Project Cars
    I've only had one project car since 1968.

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  • Biography
    My mother purchased this car for $75. Joined the Army in 1970 forgot to get out.
  • Occupation
    Retired Army and retired govt employee.


  • Location
    Blaine, MN (North of MPLS)
  • Interests
    bowling and visiting Army buddies.

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  1. 48ply1stcar

    Jeep axle swap

    I only wish that you have documented the conversion with pictures.
  2. 48ply1stcar

    Heater and 12 volt conversion

    You are asking for a lot a information in one sentence. I assume that you do not have a heater and you want to convert to 12 volt. Most here will ask why convert to 12 volt, but that doesn't matter. If you want to covert to 12 volt and don't have a heater, google "Street rod heaters" and you'll find products that have heat and defroster vents that can be modified for your car. You can search here for 12 volt conversions and find a lot of information. If you can't find the answer to a specific question, just ask someone has solved that once before. Good luck. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/vta-506101/overview/
  3. 48ply1stcar

    6v stereo wizardry

    This company is in the links directory, electrial. Radio conversions - not cheap. http://www.turnswitch.com/radio1.htm I thought odd that they're in Blaine, Mn I want this when everything else is done. So maybe never.
  4. 48ply1stcar

    leftover parts

    Love the window and the telephone. To think, when the telephone rang we have to walk over to it and answer without having any idea who was calling.
  5. 48ply1stcar

    clutch pedal bushing

    Are you asking me? No the brass tube was a 3/4 inch ID and 13/16th OD and fit perfectly.
  6. 48ply1stcar

    clutch pedal bushing

    This is what I did.
  7. 48ply1stcar

    P 15 Interior- What to do?

    Remembered this post thought you might find it interesting.
  8. 48ply1stcar

    39 dodge duel horn wiring diagram

    I hope this helps.
  9. 48ply1stcar

    electric wipers

    Isn't a 47 Dodge body the same as a P-15 body? I was considering the Newport Engineering 12 volt, with a seperate power suppy.https://newportwipers.com/product/1946-48-dodge-and-plymouth-wiper-motor-clears-stock-radio/#wiper-motor
  10. 48ply1stcar

    Teaching my grandson to drive a stick

    I know some real Army heros, but your the man. I often brag about my wife and daughter. When I met my wife she had a Ford Maverick with a three on the column. Our first car in Germany was a Opel Rekord with 4-on-the three, yes FOUR. When other kids in our area would take their driver's License test on a testing area that is closed to real traffic, my daughter took her test on the city streets in Minnesota, in the winter with a Five-speed Toyota. One proud Dad.
  11. 48ply1stcar

    Fuel Mixture Screw doesn't change the idle.

    Yes I do, I've noticed that they have different thickness. Multiple gaskets per set.
  12. 48ply1stcar

    Fuel Mixture Screw doesn't change the idle.

    Thanks everybody for the information. Maybe I'll get a chance to work on the car in the next couple of days. And I will post the solution.
  13. 48ply1stcar

    Fuel Mixture Screw doesn't change the idle.

    I'm sure I'm using the distributor from the 218.
  14. 48ply1stcar

    Fuel Mixture Screw doesn't change the idle.

    Swap that out from my box of carbs. I drove the car from 97 until 2012 with this carb. I switch the block from a 53-218 to a rebuilt 56-230. I just transferred everything to the new block. The car still has my 68-69 High School Parking permit.
  15. I have seen a lot of threads about my issue, but no answer. Hard to tune-up my car when the idle mixture screw doesn’t change the idle. Many said you, “must have a manifold leak.” Re-installed manifolds with new gaskets. Rebuilt the carb no change. A member of my Plymouth club brought his carburetor to my house one night after I re-installed the manifolds. He installed his carburetor, and I quote, “I hope my engine runs this smooth after I get it back together.” So, I must be doing something wrong with my carb that I’m not seeing. I have disassembled and cleaned my carburetor, made new gaskets because the others had center holes that were bigger than the throat of the carb (Summit Racing). This carburetor is cleaner than most of the coffee cups I used in the Army. What am I doing wrong or what am I missing.

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