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About greg g

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    manlius, ny
  • My Project Cars
    46 ply business CPE


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

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    re-tyred (currently radials)

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  1. greg g

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    Tug Boat Annie is a custom bodied wrecker built on an International Truck chassis. Apparently it was done in a private body shop. The shop also supposed re-bodied several trucks into streamliners for beer company delivery trucks. There are higher definition photos on the web when enlarging them will reveal the three diamonds. Our next door neighbor years ago had a similar vintage IH Metro series delivery truck next to his garage. It was a plumbers job truck with a standard van body but doors, windshield and headlight treatment were very similar to Annie.
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    Grounding and painted parts

    Clean to bare metal, properly secure ground, touch up paint.
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    Exciting 1933 Dodge project!

    Did you inspect for and remove the mylar bar code inventory sticker that Coker puts inside the tires before you mounted them??? If not they will with time and miles chaff the tube sides causing flats.
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    Turn Signals Made in America?

    The switch handle bre off mine, I pulled it apart and replaced everything with a dbl pole dbl throw toggle switch, but mine was the simple four wire set up.
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    Turn Signals Made in America?

    Check the taillightking.com site,. Still has some nos stuff from the 60-70's.
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    What is this?

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    What engine do I have in my 48 Plymouth?

    Unless 23 internals were swapped into the engine it's a 218. Plymouth's didn't get 230 engines till mid 54.
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    Notice anything different?

    White reflectors are correct for 1946 application. Lots of detail problems, does look to have an od relay on the firewall. The rear bumper looks to be upside down. The side spears are. Definitely on the wrong side and the clips on the cowl pieces are upside down. Don't ask me how I know...
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    Ecodiesel Files

    My dad's place only had a one car garage he wanted to add a lean to style addition to it so he didn't need to deal with ice and snow after mom claimed the garage spot. He went to the town office to get a building permit. Came home fit to be tied with the village clerk, the Town supervisor, the zoning guy, the building inspector and the assessor. All their crap about plans, engineers reports, drainage concerns, percolation tests, property line set backs, taxes,etc. He was cutting and burning wood at the time. So he stacked his eight or so face cords for "next year" in an "L" shaped configuration with the long side about seven feet high and the opening facing the street. And to keep it dry, he ran some rafters from the garage roof over to the long wall and covered them with metal roofing. He was told he didn't have a permit for his structure and he needed to take it down. He said show me where there is any thing any where in the town codes pertaining to regulations for stacking wood piles...there wasn't, and his wood pile was still up 20 years later when we got the property ready to sell after he passed away. We got a good price for that nice dry wood. Not artistic, but a creative way to give a Bronx cheer to all the petty bureaucrats at Town Hall and keep his car clear of snow and ice.
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    P15 transmission weight?

    They weigh about 50# give or take. I did mine with a trolley jack modified to hold and position the trans. Also cut some heads off 3 inch long bolts to act as guides,I also used some Allen head cap screws on a long extension to start the upper trans to bell bolts once the trans was positioned. It also helps to jack the rear end of the car so you aren't fighting the angle with just the front end jacked up. Just did an od which weigh about 25 more pounds. Definitely not a one man job when those involved are 65+...
  11. greg g

    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    Contact Egge Machine in California, they make pistons.
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    Ecodiesel Files

    OK now let's see some creative artsy piling.... search the web for inspiration.
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    What is the limiting factor on mopar flathead rpm?

    Why build a race engine for the street??? Factory peak hp was pulled at 3600, it falls off after that. My machine shop guy suggested 10% over that was safe and a bit meaningful, over that was just more noise. Also suggested 80/85 % of 3600 was a safe cruise all day speed assuming good engine condition and proper oil pressure. So rather than build for a peak rpm, why not build to usable street able range. These are torque engines not hp engines. Torque gets you going, hp keeps you going... My slightly modified 230, accelerates fairly briskly, has plenty of power to pass and climb hills, and cruises nicely at 65 with overdrive and gets 20+ mpg in the bargain. Personally there isn't much more I require of a 72 year old car.
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    Amp meter on 39 Desoto not working

    If your old battery had bridged cells causing an internal short, it would not take a charge. Depending on where the short was it might show a discharge with the key on and small load of the ign system. Conversely a new fresh fully charged battery might not call for a charge even after a few start cycles. The regulators job is to sense when the battery is low and to recharge it then. So a brand spanking new battery in a car that starts easily the regulator might allow the Genny to idle till it sensed a sufficiently low charge condition before it closes the cut out points. Step on the brakes with the hih beams and heater blower on full and report back.
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    Making smoke.... on purpose.

    I guess I don't understand why you would want to do this. Leave the smoke to the flyover planes. Most folks toss candy to the kids. We changed up a few years back and we now toss dog biscuits to the k9 s in the crowd. The looks on the kids faces run the gamut from what the heck, to oh I get it!!

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