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Everything posted by RobertKB

  1. 1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Don't you have other cars you could use for parts. Those are four small pieces, two per end that surround the balls on the ends of the other pieces. I have two parts cars with those pieces that can be reused in any of the three cars I have that use them. You can never have too many spare parts.
  2. Thermostat NOS vs. New ones

    I believe those two old style thermostats should have a rubber gasket that goes between the thermostat and the thermostat housing. These are often missing and appear to be with the older thermostats shown for sale. Without it there is always an opening and the thermostat will always allow coolant to pass and your engine will eventually start running hot each time it is run for a prolonged time. The Stant one has a good recommendation above so I would think that is your best option. Just my opinion.
  3. Where do you buy door checks?

    I just drilled some small holes where the spot welds were and bolted on the broken off supports that take the end of the door stop. I did have to get a couple of used parts from another vehicle. When bolted, it is easy to do and removable if necessary.
  4. Energizer Bunny arrested...!

    Maybe he needs go join AA.
  5. What would you do??

    That is one cool old beast. I can't wait to see it woken up and brought back to life. Please keep us updated when you do start working on it which I realize will be a bit down the road from what you have indicated.
  6. Pay Pal question

    I've used PayPal probably at least 100 times and never had a problem. This would include buying as well as selling in the days when I sold lots on Ebay.Item description, as mentioned above, is very important for both seller and buyer. I still buy quite a bit online and use PayPal almost exclusively as that is what sellers want. This has been my experience but no guarantee of a safe transaction.
  7. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    Pretty sure Tim has all the documents and documentation mentioned. This topic should either end or go back to the purpose as asked by the original poster.
  8. Reccomended timing

    I like 4 BTDC.
  9. What would you do??

    Just read this thread from start to finish for the first time. Very interesting! I like your plans to keep it original and look forward to more pictures and updates when you start the restoration project! Good luck in the future with it!
  10. They are still out there. Here's an interesting '47 Plymouth project. This old girl needs a ton of work but would be beautiful when done just like the P15 convertibles owned by some members. Not my car and I have no connection to the seller. https://www.kijiji.ca/v-classic-cars/medicine-hat/very-rare-1947-plymouth-convertible/1302110169?enableSearchNavigationFlag=true
  11. Amazing '53 B4B for sale

    Some trucks and their patina look OK but that one, to me, looks brutal. $17,250 is a lot of money and only worth it if everything else is really good. I think it needs a good orange paint job as that is the colour of the dash and firewall. Probably looking at another $5,000+ depending on what an owner would like to do and how good a job. Do it your-selfers would save some on that cost. Just my two nickles worth. We no longer use cents in Canada and it is rumoured the nickle is next. Everything is just rounded up or down.
  12. California & The Internal Combustion Engine

    Don't think it can't or won't happen. Timeline is unrealistic but the world will likely change in ways we can't conceive of presently. Interesting read. http://www.lfpress.com/2017/09/15/dyer-car-changes-will-reshape-society
  13. Personally I have Coker tires on three cars and never had an issue. I have no affiliation with them but am just a satisfied customer.
  14. Personally I would go with bias ply. For what you plan on using it for they would be fine. Radials would look out of place in my opinion. Check out Coker or Lucas as you can get some old school looking tires from them. Blackwall would suit the truck as is. Bit pricey but I've had good luck. Just my two cents worth. Your truck, your call.
  15. I am jealous! Love the truck and your plans for it. Please keep us updated.
  16. What flathead is this?

    Most likely rebuilt and put in a car, hence the car dipstick tube. Later in life likely pulled and installed in a truck, hence the truck dipstick tube. Well worth your while doing a few minor diagnostics on it like compression and if you get it running, oil pressure. It may well be better than it looks, although it doesn't look too bad to me.
  17. Plymouth Truck

    Love it. Nice to see being restored to basically stock!
  18. Discontinued the loaning of my Miller Tools

    Sorry 39 Desoto to hear of your disappointment and hope the tool can be repaired. When I was 40 years younger (now 68) I had a neighbour who had every tool imaginable for almost all jobs around the house or yard. He told me that he never minded loaning any tool to me as it always came back in a timely manner, undamaged, and sometimes cleaner than when loaned. That should be how you treat borrowed tools. I will occasionally loan tools out to people I know and expect the same kind of respect for the tool.
  19. Wax or leave it alone.

    It looks great!! No need for a repaint. You will just need to keep it waxed occasionally or it will oxidize again. Well worth the effort.
  20. P19 front fender

    Yes there is a support but the one on my '51 business coupe looks different than the one shown. Middle hole in the bottom of the fender is for the front of the rocker trim. Right hand hole should have a stud that screws into the body, comes through the fender and then uses a washer and nut to hold the bottom of the fender in place.
  21. D24 BusCpe meets S-11 'burb

    Great looking cars!! Thanks for posting.
  22. Wax or leave it alone.

  23. So this is what being fired feels like

    Sorry to hear. Not sure what is with people like that. Lacking in humanity would be one likely cause. Egocentric would be another. I don't personally believe in an afterlife but if I am wrong, I hope they go where you suggested.