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Robert Horne

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Robert Horne last won the day on February 11 2013

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About Robert Horne

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    38 coupe


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    Abingdon, VA
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    retired , factory supervisor

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  1. I have a bench seat in my coupe. The shifter on the TK5 5 speed is at the rear of the trans, so I did a little bending on the shifter, and added a piece of steel tubing, works great....
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    1954 Starter Motor

    In my 38 Coupe with a 36 or 37 engine, I am running a 12 volt MDF 6007 starter from a 1956 engine. Before that I was running a 6 volt that was listed as from a 1954 model car. I believe the 57 and up starters are a little different that the 56 year.
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    Show your Goodies!

    This is the two barrel intake from my 56 engine.
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    A Matter Of Exhaust Decibels

    I made my exhaust from straight pipes, no muffler. Painted exhaust before install. At about 80hp, not too loud for short trips. On a 4 hour rod run, I discovered, I need a muffler...
  5. I installed a Ford Ranger 5 speed trans in my 38 a few years ago. No adapter needed on the 38 bell housing. Has done very good with a 3.73 rearend, but I think would do better with a 3.55 rear.
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    scarebird brake conversion

    These photos were posted on a different thread, for a 36 Plymouth, bolt on, no adapter. The caliper looks to be Volvo. I have not found anyway it could be bolted on without an adapter...
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    Antifreeze and your car

    I ran rain water through, and drained several times during the summer. Before cold weather, I flushed one more time, and added all antifreeze, no water. The all antifreeze has been in about 4 years now. I will drain it this year, and see the condition of rust or not....
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    Engine swapping

    Don Coatney's engine was a Desoto, so a little different setup on the flywheel I believe....
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    Happy birthday to me

    Happy Birthday John. What is most important, is that you like your ride, and enjoy it. Here is a photo of my birthday gift to myself in 1986. Mom said it needs a top....
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    found source for bolt in dual master cylinder

    I cut some bad sections of flooring where the foot area is, and did not have to go under the seat area. The only bracket I had to install, was the blue piece. I made the push rod longer also..... The new Mustang II MC worked great....
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    found source for bolt in dual master cylinder

    On my 48 I left the original MC on, and added a bracket, and Mustang II MC..worked very good......
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    1936 Plymouth No Adapter Plate Disc Brake Conversion

    Here is a couple of photos of the 88 and 89 Volvo caliper. The closest to the original photo so far....
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    1936 Plymouth No Adapter Plate Disc Brake Conversion

    Not sure of anything so far 55. I get conflicting info from different sellers. Going by the first posts photos, my best guess so far, is the rear rotor from a 68 1800s, and the caliper from the 1988 Volvo 240.....
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    1936 Plymouth No Adapter Plate Disc Brake Conversion

    In the first post photo, the rotor seemed very high. This photo of a 1968 rotor, Volvo 1800S, is for the rear, 4 1/2 bolt circle, seems higher than front rotors. I seen rotor listings of 67 to 74 140 Volvos that suppose to fit 1800S Volvo, but had a 4.25 circle.
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    1936 Plymouth No Adapter Plate Disc Brake Conversion

    Thanks for the link. I have not been looking into old enough Volvos for the 4 4/5 bolt pattern. I had researched a few years ago on doing disc brakes, with Explorer rotors, and some type of bracket for the caliper. The Volvo setup would be the way to go, it seems. I will do more research into this... My stock brakes have worked ok, until the last time I drove my 38, and front brakes failed, due to loss of fluid. I still had rear brakes, thanks to the Bronco MC setup....

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