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Plymouthy Adams

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    Wheels and tires

    I agree they do look a bit yellow...but at least they are not red...
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    Score: New car -1, Plymouth +1

    poor little Moggy was cut up for this....???????
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    Overdrive Questions

    there is the early all steel Suburban built on the Concord chassis...it is 49-52 and is 111 the woody body of the era was on the standard full size Plymouth Chassis 118.5 with the earlier P15 46-48 at 117 HOWEVER in 1953 the Plymouth went to a one size chassis for all models and that is 114......some account this chassis as the best all around smoother and better handling vehicle due to the 114 chassis... I thought you still had a copy of the Plymouth manual, all this is spelled out in the book under General Data and Specifications
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    Overdrive Questions

    no...by 1953 there was a single wheelbase for all Plymouth being 114"
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    Front spring removal

    the repair m annual explains the process of removal by using two jacks and here to place these while doing the job...and I second the very concept of a safety chain to prevent it from flying should a slight mishap occur during the process....
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    ANSWERED Driveshaft - Pinion Angle

    bolt it up and let the big dog eat...I would however suggest to anyone that has disturbed a drivetrain and reinstalling to pay close attention the condition of the rear shackle bushing as tend to get beaten out of shape and cause the rear axle to bit a bit out of kilter that could show as a vibration or 'shuddering' on take off.
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    Cut pile, 80/20, 600 series

    cut pile is what it says...loops cuts....and has a soft yet fuzzy look while the loop will look a bit more at home in your car but then this is a personal opinion
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    Overdrive Questions

    as it did not come out to the public till mid 1952 the OD will be stock for that wagon and retrofit to the 48 the 1951 models dealer installed OD are also considered as stock....
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    ANSWERED Driveshaft - Pinion Angle

    question of concern is, if this is the stock engine going back OR a retrofit...if stock, using the stock components engine mounts front and rear..this will not be an issue...
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    backing plate and slight interference fit usually compounded by a tad of rust...
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    Thinking About Selling Most of My Parts

    members in good standing can open a classified ad by following the link at the top of the page...be sure to list you location and price per item in your ad so folks can determine if shipping is feasible
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    218 performance bump

    the effects of your drinking is showing......
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    1952 Dodge Coupe hot rod

    and boom we are back to the prob with most of the BEST ANSWERS..where is the question that the answer was selected?
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    Cruise control, anyone? anyone?

    one of the largest makers of aftermarket cruise controls, I called and talked to Brian...unfortunately NONE of their products even those slated for install on 50's model cars will work with 6 volt.....their website mentions products for the 50's car but again, they do not address the voltage requirement thus the phone call.....12 volt upgrade is required.
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    Cruise control, anyone? anyone?

    the electromagnet generates its own voltage and is supplied to the controller...the pickup voltage is the reference voltage supplied and the purpose of the controller is to maintain this reference voltage which represents X speed at set trough varying the supply of vacuum to the cable linked servo to the throttle...the problem is these units is not the pickup but rather the voltage supply to the controller circuit.
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    Bias Plys or Radials

    Nankang makes a 165/80/r18 but finding a distributor local to you that may have these or will to get them may be difficult. These will likely be the only real option you have....the tire series is a 668
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    Bias Plys or Radials

    unless you have a severe addiction to using the original poverty style hubcaps....wheels updates are very affordable and easy to find. If you plan for disc brakes...you will need to ensure the proper wheel to fit these also. A very good wheel choice is the last of the Diplomat/5th Ave wheels for fit...you may need a 1/4 spacer in the front for clearance on the tie rod end to side wall issue as the radials do bulge a bit....secondly, you will need to add positive caster for steering issues so to prevent road walking as a radial needs +caster. bias ply has this built into the tire's rolling characteristics. IF you want 16 inch which I think is the wheel shown....finding these in steel will lead you to a later model car but the offset will now be an issue in play as will an alloy for these years. These older wheels are basically a centerline design. New wheels are +offsets. Summit Racing is just one company that sells wheels for the older cars in a wider profile and are reasonable in price. Maybe browse their online site before rushing out to buy.
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    1952 Dodge Coupe hot rod

    the rotisserie if you build it yourself can be easily set up on the lift itself through the very holes that the casters are pinned if you apply yourself a bit. I like the chap's rotisserie on the boat trailer posted on this site a couple weeks back. Easy move about in this manner.
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    1952 Dodge Coupe hot rod

    buying a complete running donor vehicle for upgrading is the wisest thing to do. You are going to be surprised at the number of trips you will make back to that donor chassis grabbing this or that for the job. Be sure you the install complete before discarding of the carcass. These are fun builds doing complete transfers...
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    Cruise control, anyone? anyone?

    while the throttle will allow a set position of the throttle plate, it will in no manner compensate for load and elevation...
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    I bought another old dodge !

    yes..that is a possibility....
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    Cruise control, anyone? anyone?

    other than the voltage issue, the aftermarket kit by DANA was one of the better all around universal set up with magnet on driveshaft for pick up coil to sense, controls were stem or pad. Many years ago I installed 1 or two of these a week. That is the age old battle between staying 6 volt and going 12 is for accessories and creature comforts such as these. Unfortunately, I have not seen a kit of this style for a long time...not sure if available anymore. Finding a NOS unit is not impossible I would think.
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    soda or sand blaster

    the frame is open to the elements at many many points and normally they can be found full of dust, mud and other debris from years of being on the highway..they were never treated on the inside from the factory that I have ever seen signs of and Ihave split these frame numerous ways and times.....their normal draining points and flow though design keep they for the most part aired out and dry...it is usually when they sit on the dirt and the self cleaning/rising aspect is not into play that they to rot away
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    Resistors?

    capacitor...purpose, filtering....
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    unless you have very deep pockets and care not for return of your money given the unforeseen possibility you may have to move this car later....YOU are the Plymouth Dr.
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