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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    manlius, ny
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    46 ply business CPE


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    Just outside Syracuse, NY/ 46 Plym Business Coupe/ Home of the electric traffic signal
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    hittin stuff with hammers

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  1. Dim headlights

    Cycle your dimmer switch about 12 to 20 times. Check that the ground wires from the head lamp buckets are attached to good clean sheet metal. If your car doesn't have a ground from the body (typically the firewall to the frame or engine, provide one. Also clean and tighten the wires and terminals where they go to the individual lights. The terminal block is on the drivers side of the radiator support. Clean and tighten all the wires attached to the battery side terminal of the starter solenoid, and finally put a new fuse in the holder on the headlamp switch. You can also repower the brake light switch with a dedicated fused line from the battery side terminal of the solenoid. This takes the brake light circuit out of the general light load making booth a bit brighter.
  2. Help identifying engine

    So if the stroke measures 4 3/8 in. it was a 218, with the over bore its around a 220. If the stroke is 4 5/8 it's was a 230 now a 236. Is there nothing legible on the block over the Genny? Might need to wire brush it.
  3. Help identifying engine

    How long is the head? Note that in the head above #6 cylinder is a plug. Remove this plug, insert a six inch or so piece of stiff wire. It will ride the cylinder through its stroke. When you know the stroke you can figure the displacement. Is there any info about an overbore?
  4. Need 6v help

    Ah so like Christmastime many small packages rather than one big one....did you check you private message?
  5. Need 6v help

    Years ago I sent an assortment of parts to someone in Norway. Throttle linkage, a voltage regulator, and some other odds and ends. Instead of auto parts, we filled out the paperwork as a gift of hobby supplies. As I recall there was no tax, no duty,no customs fees. I know Germany and Norway are not the same but maybe a thorough reading of the regulations might turn up something similar. Sent you a PM with another possibility.
  6. New to Plymouth Forum with questions

    Ï thought commercial cars also refered to sedan delivery, panel delivery, cab and chassis, sedan utility, and ambulette,and some huckster trucks.
  7. Need 6v help

    I had a 68 BMW 1800 that was still 6v, had a bosh coil. But most coils without internal resistance will work on 6v. Most 12 volt systems contain some sort of resistance, like Mopar ballast resistors, or GM's resisted feed wire to supply 6 to 8 volts to the coil when the ignition switch is in the run position. So you do note need to look for a 6 volt specific coil, just stay away from the ones marked internally resisted.
  8. Everybody in California OK??

    Pictures on the news very saddening! Hope more folks will check in as areas get under control. Concerned for everyone's safety!
  9. Lots of info, videos on the web about grinding narrow whites to expose more white. Most manufacturers put about 2.5/3 inches of white under the thin layer of black. Several suggestions of Cornell brand from pep boys. I have a pair of them 225/75 15's on the rear of my business coupe on 5.5 inch aftermarket wheels. They have been on for 10 years and +35000 miles they still have 7-8/32nds tread on them. I did have a bit of rubbing on sharp turns, but new shocks, and spring hanger bushings took took care of that. I mounted them white wall in on my business coupe.
  10. Did/can you do a compression test? After sitting it may have valves stuck open.
  11. Hope everybody is safe from the fires.
  12. 1946 3 speed transmission specs

    You're fine as far as strength is concerned unless you will be doing pulling competitions. Big power from a fully built motor is not going to approach 200 HP.
  13. Did you check locally to see if you can have them cleaned and relines with new friction material? In this area there are still three or four shops that still do this. If you have your service manual it should list a spec for max thickness of the material. They should also be able to re surface your drums, and reach the shoes to match.
  14. Brake lights are stuck on

    Haunted???? While you are messing around there, think about repowering the switch through a seperate and dedicated fused line. You can grab power from the battery side of the negative cable near the starter Bendix assembly should be hot with key off. This will eliminate any questions on the power side of the equation. It doesn't take a lot of debris within the switch to mess them up.