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Don Coatney

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Don Coatney last won the day on September 10

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About Don Coatney

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    1948 P-15, 1948 D-24

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    Northern Indiana
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    1948 P-15, 1948 D-24

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    Learning something new everyday
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    Northern Indiana
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    Yes I am Interested

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  1. Don Coatney

    What's wrong with this picture......

    What is wrong with this picture. It is pretty hard to sit on the couch and watch TV with that dang winder parked there. You just missed watching your favorite Boyd Coddington show.
  2. Don Coatney

    Dual Carbs on 218

  3. Don Coatney

    Partial rebuild

    Common problem with a high mileage engine. I heard a ticking noise while stopped at a stop light. Drove home and tore the engine down to find this.
  4. Don Coatney

    230 dodge w/Edgy aluminum head, problems

    This might or might not help.
  5. Don Coatney

    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    Good idea. Is that a colonoscopy camera?👁️
  6. Don Coatney

    48 Dodge Starter Question

    Bendix should be retracted when the starter motor is not running.
  7. Don Coatney

    Vacuum to air wipers

    I added a vacuum reservoir.
  8. Don Coatney

    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    How can you see the piston tops through the spark plug hole? The spark plugs are located directly above the intake valves.
  9. Don Coatney

    Need help , Engine misses / stumbles

    Not sure what you are saying about the distributor being one tooth off. No teeth on the distributor just a tang so it only can be installed 2 ways. As mentioned there are two slots on the distributor to adjust timing. It is possible your spark plug wires are one hole off in the distributor cap and that may be why you cannot correctly adjust the timing.
  10. Don Coatney

    48 Plymouth flathead starting problems

    MoTors Manual
  11. Don Coatney

    New Project

    As a cousin to the Nash Rambler it should run 110 MPH in second gear so no 3rd gear required.😎
  12. Don Coatney

    rear axle swap

    I will never forget my visit to Tennessee Clutch. I walked in and found dirt/grease lumps on the floor and 3-4 guys sitting around a pot bellied heater drinking coffee although the stale grease burnt clutch stench out weighed the coffee smell. One fat guy sitting on a stool with a cigar stub and drool hanging out of his mouth asked me what I wanted. I thought I was had! The front office was not an office but looked more like something that you would find in the deliverance movie with no banjo playing. I once again thought I was had! I told the fat guy I wanted my pressure plate re-worked and I plopped it down on the counter. Again I thought I was had and this fat guy would rape my old fat punk butt. The fat guy hollered to the back of the shop and some young kid appeared, grabbed my pressure plate, and disappeared. The fat guy told me it would be an hour so I disappeared out the door before something dreadful happened. An hour later I returned. The kid plopped my rebuilt pressure plate down and he once again diappeared to the back of the shop. There was a girl behind the counter this time although the drolling fat cigar smooking guy was still there and very much in charge. I told the girl I needed a clutch disc just like the one I plopped down on the counter. She disappeared into the rack of shelves and I once again thought I was had by the drooling fat cigar smoking guy. She plopped the required disk on the counter and I shook as I asked the dredded question "how much"? She told me something less that one hundred dollars for the whole deal. I about fell off my stool but I know that if I had done so the fat drooling cigar smoking guy would have had his way with me. I then got brave and said I needed a pilot bushing even though I did not need one. She produced the bushing for me and I asked "how much"? She said no charge. Then I really got really balsy. I told her I want two bushings knowing the fat cigar smoking droller was still there. This is a true story but this business turned out to be a great vendor and many forum members have sent there clutch parts there for a rebuild. 
  13. Don Coatney

    rear axle swap

    Check with these folks for clutch parts.

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