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About Thomba48

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 10/18/1967

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  • Interests
    Sucker of the 1940s period
  • My Project Cars
    Used to have a P15 Business Coupe and now own a 1949 convertible


  • Location
    Germany, Munich
  • Interests
    Learning on how to use both my left :-) hands

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  • Occupation
    Business Consultant
  1. Body number Vehicle number

    thanks :-)
  2. Body number Vehicle number

    Thanks for that. I shall approach Chrysler historical for more insights. Thom
  3. Body number Vehicle number

    Sorry - of course I ment P18 :-(
  4. Body number Vehicle number

    I am sure this has been covered many times here already. Somehow, however, I was not able to find exactly what I want to know. Especially as I am owning a P18. And for that car the resources section doesn't provide a lot of help. (Not a criticism, after all it it is a P15 dedicated forum :-). My question is actually easy: What information can I draw from both my body and vehicle number? So what does it tell me beyond simply being a production tag number? Vehicle number: I22900I0 Body number: 704 9518 thanks for a brief update on that insights question? thanks/ thom
  5. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    This particular head is a 218/ 230 one not the 250 Canadian one
  6. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    May I rephrase my original question :-) Obviously compression is an important measurement for improving the engine performance. All I have read is completely logical. Especially the part referring to the fact that simply shaving off a head without having tested anything else being a bad thing to do :-) Now I might be able to acquire an NOS head originally ment to be used for a a Dodge M37. So technically this should be a 230 head. Am I right? Would that exchange be a. possible from a technical perspective b. beneficial from a compression perspective? Also, being NOS nothing has been done with it before. Would it therefore be additionally "benefecial" to shave that particular head for further improvements? thanks
  7. I am not planning a lot in terms of power boosts for my 1949 Plymouth. Shaving the head (or something else) shall be the first step. And then end of next year a dual carb set-up will be on the agenda. In regard to the "head shaving" matter: What brings the best performance boost shaving the head of an actual 218 engine or exchanging the head with a 230 head (I believe they should fit my engine). thanks for your insights
  8. Need a photo or two.

    What is actually the correct inside diameter for the tubing: 5/32 or 3/16? thanks
  9. 1950 Water pump removal/installation

    Why can't one leave the fan attached to the water pump section and than take everything out together? :-)
  10. 1949 radiator removal

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  11. 1949 radiator removal

    Very grand advice from both sides :-)
  12. Overdrive frustrations

    To me the following link leads to a perfect description of how the OD works. http://www.fordification.com/tech/overdrive.htm Sorry for the "ford" in the name link :-)
  13. 1949 radiator removal

    Hi, the radiator removal shall be first on my agenda. Looks simple, but than everything is quite tight in that area. Any tips on how to proceed (with the main aim: to remove as little other parts as possible). From my handbook I can see that it is only a question of three bolts. But than nothing is ever "only" :-). thanks for any hints.