desoto1939

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    own a 1939 Desoto 4 dr sedan
  1. There are two hoses to the heater. One delivers water to the heater and the other returns the water to the radiator and water pump to circulate the water. That is why I use the two shutoff valves. Check withyou local NAP store and they might have the shutoff value or I might have an extra. Rich Hartung
  2. Why not put a shutoff valve instead of the metal tube? This way you can controlthe flow of water to your heater. I have a shutoff valve at the wp and also at the back of the head on the engine block. I have done this so that if you ever have to do work on the heater you do not have to drain the radiator of fluid, just turn off the flow with the two shutoff valves and then you only have water in the two hoses to be concerned with and this is almost factory looking and no one really knows. Also when the metal tubes gets old it gets rusty and then it gets harder to remove from the bypass connector. The shutoff value has square bosses so you can get a wrench on them to remove and tighen them. Mush eachier job to maintain. rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  3. yes this is the mopar part for the by-pass.
  4. bingster: are you refering to the pictures that i had posted? The top one is the bent tube and the bottom one is the shut off type that canbe used. i prefer the shut off valve. I might have a couple of each. Rich Hartung
  5. This is the main reason why we stress that you get a stated value on your antique car. egular car insurance will value it as a car with the depreciation factor and go against the Blue book for a value. with the stated value if the car is insured for 15K and it gets totaled then you get the 15K not the blue book value. Please beware the difference inthe coverage by the regular car insurance carrier versu an antique car/truck specialty carrier. This has been discussed many time at the annual AACA general meeting and lecture series every February in Philadelphia. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  6. My first question is do you have a service manual or motors manual on your car. The alignment would be covered in the service manual. I know onthe 1941 model there are special camber thin wrench that are used to adjust the camber. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  7. Mrtimer: I have my 39 Desoto insured with Grundy Worldwide and the car is valued at 20K I only pay $160 for the entire year and the car is insured at the stated value. If your car is insuded via the regular carrier then if you have anaccident then the carrier can claim depreciation on the car and if the car is totaled then they also deduct for depreciation. Contact one of the regular antique car Ins carriers and you might get a better price and coverage. Right now you then are paying 280 a year, remember that you car does not have to be a show car. My 39 desoto is a driver and Grundy does not have any mileage limitations, ecept that the car must be garaged. The $160 is for full coverage liability and comprehension and collision. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com Cell 484-431-8157
  8. Mike: Yes it was very nice of travis to donate the tools. I have been collecting the various miller tools to support my 39 Desoto over the years. I do not have every tool but have acquired some of the more hard to find items. I am always looking for the miller tools and if anyone has duplicates or if they are getting out of the antique car hobby I am always interested in their collection. Someday in the future yes I will get ready to sell my 39 Desoto and then i will post on the forum what is up for sale but tht is still a long way in the future. Since i am 67 hope to still be driving the car for another 15 years. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  9. Since you are going with Coker I would suggest that you call them directly and talk with them. Since they are the ones that know their tires and the new radial style they would be better at giving you the correct answer. Be safe and a call is alot safer than relying on input from the forum members. There also might be a specific tube that is used with radials vs the old style tube that was used with bis ply tires. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  10. As all of you know I collect the old Miller factory tools. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from Travis Hall and he informed me that he had several old miller tools that he would like to donate to my collection. These tools are to be used by the forum members that might need them to help with their cars or trucks. I would like to personally thank Travis for the donation and he has saved these tools from being put in the trash where no one would ever get to see or use them. Travis is a members of the P15D25 forum. Here is a list of the following millers Tools: C-745 rear axle outer seal tool for the 41 Mopar cars and up C3640 c3821 Driver and thimble worm shaft seal C3782 driver power steering pump shaft seal c3284 used on powerflite trans c355-7 part of the engine front end puller equpiment set Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  11. If the little mounting pin is missing then get a rodd that has the same thread pitch and then screw it into one of the mounting bolt holes then put the rim on so that one one on the rim uses the rod to hold the rim. My volvo uses bolts but there also is not mounting stud or pin. There is a tool that screws into the hole and the outer part of the rod is not threaded so the rim slides over the rod or temporary moutning pin to hold the rima dn tie in place until you can thread in several of the bolts. Rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com
  12. I currently have my 39 Desoto insured with Grundy World wide located here in Pa. NOTE: If you have a child or anyone relative under the age of 25 They can not drive your antique car or truck. I just checked with Grundy World Wide Antique car Insurance. Below is a comment taken directly from their webpage when you are initiating a request for a quote *There is no deductible in most states. To be eligible for coverage, your collector car must be used for pleasure driving only. You must have a separate regular-use vehicle. Your collector car must be kept inside of a locked garage. All drivers must be 25 years old. So beware that if you have a children that is under the age of 25 they can not drive your antique car and be covered with the blanket insurance policey that you have on your car. Suggest that everyone check their carrier. Here is the policy statement from J C Taylor: the drivers must also be 25 years of age or older. Rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
  13. I just checked with Grundy World Wide Antique car Insurance. Below is a comment taken directly from their webpage when you are initiating a request for a quote *There is no deductible in most states. To be eligible for coverage, your collector car must be used for pleasure driving only. You must have a separate regular-use vehicle. Your collector car must be kept inside of a locked garage. All drivers must be 25 years old. So beware that if you have a children that is under the age of 25 they can not drive your antique car and be covered with the blanket insurance policey that you have on your car. Suggest that everyone check their carrier.
  14. You indicated that you son was learning to drive the car. Might want to check with the insurance company on your antique car. Some have a limit on the age that a family member has to be before they can drive the even if they are your immediate son or daughter. I have read that they must be at least 25 years old. Just check before you get them behind the wheel. If they have an accident then your coverage might not be valid. I urge everyone to check their individual antique car policy for the age restrictions for a family member to drive your car or truck. Beware of this now and not when and if you have an accident.
  15. On the rear of the rngine block there is a welch plug. Noticed that on your engine blockthe builder used the galvanised welch plugs. Would suggest that he installthe brass plug on the rear to help insure that is will not rust out over time. Do in now since the engine block is out of the car. The others can be done at another time when need but would suggest that you also do it now since the brass will not rust out. Just a suggestion. rich Hartung desoto1939@aol.com