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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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    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. I started working on the car in 95, and it has my 68-69 High School parking permit on the windshield. Still not done, still things to do.
  2. Not the best picture, but thanks for the inspiration.
  3. Now don't be a old curmudgeon "Frank the Elder". I had mine engine rebuilt two years ago and have been runnig it without a filter. I've wanted to add a spin on oil filter for years. I've been inspired and almost finished, just filling the filter and then a oil change after lunch.
  4. I thought about adding a spin on filter years ago and then bought a canister and never installed it. I was so inspired by seeing the installation that I ordered the filter mount and filter form Rockauto yesterday. Thanks for the pictures and the mount mount that you made.
  5. Is it absolutely necessary to fill the filter before it's installed.
  6. Did you get out the screw? I guess it could be a corroded set screw. Also, check to see if there maybe two set screws in there lock them up.
  7. You might want to check HAMB site. In Minnesota I would a black 48 Plymouth year after year at car shows. Nothing fancy. One year I notice air-conditionaing he opened the hood and there was a 318. He took the front end of a dakota cut the frame in front of the cab and cut the frame on the Plymouth, over-lapped them and put the Plymouth front end back together. Used the dakota rear end, new drive shaft used the orginal gear lever for the automatic, basically it looked like a old car.
  8. Has anyone used these shock mounts? https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Stainless-Steel-Upper-Front-Shock-Bracket-Unpolished,3331.html?sku=91636004&utm_medium=CSEGoogle&utm_source=CSE&utm_campaign=CSEGOOGLE&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjYHpBRC4ARIsAI-3GkFLtxzfJilBGZSZhmItTbUbLWy6QevPtWv8vHLenAav8Dy3flQey58aAspEEALw_wcB
  9. "G" Did you use a F1 Shock mount, if so which lenght and what shock did you use. Also, I installed new rear springs from Andy Bernbaum and new CC850 from Rock Auto. The car is level and maybe a little high. The Front springs were easy and it was the first time for me.
  10. So based on what I've read whether using the 5 1/2 or 6 1/2 inch F1 shock mounts doesn't really matter. Matching the shocks to the travel of the suspension is what matters. I just thought that with so many people here there would be a concensus of what works best.
  11. Four years ago I started "Successful rear axle swap" we ended up with great information. I have looked for for Successful F1 shock mount relocations and the threads don't seem to finish. Some pictures have spacers between the frame and the mount. It appears that the mount just needs to be directly above and next to the king pin. I also have new MOOG CC850 springs, and new rear springs, the car sits level but a little higher and leans in the corners. I put in new shocks in 96 or 97 Questions: What length mount 5 1/2 or 6 1/2? Which shock?
  12. IT"s FIXED, I think. Last year I removed the glass filter bowl because it was just decoration and served no real purpose. So I added a desposal filter before the carburetor. I cut the metal fuel line and used two short rubber fuel lines on either side of the filter. Because I was running out of small clamps I used the claps that came with the filter. Not tight enough. Replaced the clamp and was able to adjust the carb. Doing the big turn-up up today and I finally bought a real vacuum guage. I also swapped out the bowl section of the carb with another, didn't clean it. Someone told me that sometimes it cracks and it's almost impossible to find the crack. As I stated in post #1 someone used their carb and it ran fine. I'll return the loose clamp and if it runs find it definetely the float bowl portion of the carb.
  13. Ed, there are two passage ways under the accelerator pump, I think I have putting the ball in the wrong passage way. Now I put the ball in the smaller round hole so that gas can't be pushed back into the bowl. I'm also going to reask the question on FaceBook.
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