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Plymouthy Adams

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  1. Plymouthy Adams

    Rear ended not turning .

    did you look to see if the axles are turning inside the hub and someone just left the keys out of the keyway...ELSE...you got serious differential problem...
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    Show your tools.

    if you set on 24" you still setting 5 on 8'.....most folks forget that you have to start at zero...which is the first truss
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    Sleepless nights

    retirement means mailbox money and a chance to do for yourself...HOWEVER that is sadly a myth....you cannot do what you want for having to do what is needed....I try to find a balance.....my e-mail is unlisted....
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    '52.plymouth hood ornament

    yes, why I stated "with modification" I cannot recall the actual curve difference..but I do recall laying the 54 on my 51 hood to check fit long ago
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    '52.plymouth hood ornament

    slope of hood in not correct to intermingle without some modifications.....the 54 hood ornament is very common to find and actually they seem to hold up a bit better than others...
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    Sleepless nights

    as of this morning I am rained out.....but so far have gone from a stump in the ground to this......fire pit, edgers, landscape and clean up landscape left to do..in time there will be a matching walk way to the other set of steps to the right and a small pad at the water fountain.
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    Swapping drivetrain in my 1948 p15 coupe

    there were so many of these things made they still falling like leaves from the trees....you can go online any given time and find dozens of these for sale from parts cars, projects, drivers, modified, so called restored...just about anything for any price range....they are not anywhere near rare or endangered.
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    Newbie question: how to remove windshield and back window

    IF your glass is good and you are only wishing to pull for body work and go back with a new rubber seal...I highly recommend that you cut the outer lip of the glass channel to the pinch weld....these old seal get hard as rock with age and there is no give to them to try to remove the glass without cutting the seal.
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    Sleepless nights

    Frank. I'm retired and loving it......all I am going to say
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    Swapping drivetrain in my 1948 p15 coupe

    this swap is very much a daily procedure and the HAMB website would be a very good place for you to solicit views, ideas, tips and pointers. You will find a lot of folks there that share your thoughts on builds https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/
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    Engine builders

    actually the body of the distributor can still be indexed in location to the side of the block as normal as IT IS the shaft that is turned by the oil pump drive and the notch that locks the rotor that will dictate the index of the distributor cap....basically the point is that if you wish to follow along in the book for tuning, it is best to index the oil pump for proper rotor location on the distributor.
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    Sleepless nights

    I would have to go into full time grinding business to pay for one of these...Vemeer is expensive...Vemeer dealer is 1/2 mile from me in beautiful downtown Elko..... I had one guy who promised me on three occasions that he would grind that stump for me....I watched as he and his crew sat idle for 6 hours waiting for the man to prep a tree for felling in my neighbors yard...guess he did not need the money for overhead to be able to lounge about in said manner...HIs grinding equipment all along was less than 200 feet from the stump....him and his crew of three...sat over 6 hours....amazing is all I can say...I do not expect him to stay in business long.....I would never refer him.
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    Engine builders

    simple, you have to take the answers in context with the question posted in post #7 If you ever removed the oil pump in a flathead you would have timed the gear to the cam in regard to the distributor or indexed the tower as the oil pump mates to the cam and drives the distributor...on a total rebuild, you will have to align all from scratch on assembly and THAT IS ONLY IF YOU WISH YOUR WIRING ON THE TOWER TO BE THAT OF THE BOOK...you can do it anyway you want, AND as the mopar LA 8's (even big blocks) you mentioned have an intermediate gear that IS TIMED on install to the cam for the same purpose this gear drives both the distributor and the pump...you simply just index the oil pump on any of the six drive flats....slant six as you mention is yet a different setup as both the distributor and oil pump have their own individual gears running off the cam at just less than 90 degree to each other. Of the four mentioned engine groups in this post, only the LA has an internal oil pump....the rest are externally serviced.
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    1950 Wayfarer sedan

    fluid drive is a sealed coupler...….oil feeder to the torque converter is a Hy-Drive feature....
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    Engine builders

    don't plead stupid, you have to just get your head around the fact that the oil pump is what aligns to the cam and is what drives the distributor.....the procedure is to correctly index the oil pump so the slot for the distributor drive is aligned 7 to 1. The process of how to align and engage the oil pump for proper indexing first time every time is also in the book.
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    230 with 218 rods.

    you must use the 230 length rods if you have the 230 crank.....there is more to this than the piston popping out the top, me thinks you will encounter issues with piston lands also....
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    Cuba’s Vintage American Taxis

    interesting bit of info but I still cannot see how on an island in the middle of salt environment, constant washing in of storms and surge tides....how can they can not suffer rust.....I will give you the fact that they may take some preventative steps....but even prevention is not a cure all....amazing is all I can say....
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    Cuba’s Vintage American Taxis

    as these old relics see daily use since day one on an island in the ocean....I wonder at the thickness of bondo throughout these puppies.
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    Identify this motor cycle

    And if you were to prove to me that before you start any engine ANYTIME you check the oil.....I'll gladly draft a letter to Disney to get more correct in their cartoons.... Ford stated point blank to any customer with a oil consumption problem that 500 miles per quart of oil is not only common but well within their tolerance and acceptance level....
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    New member

    The two door sedan is in my opinion much nicer looking body than the club coupes.....only the bz coupe tops this body style....you got some solid bones with that car.
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    Fuel Milage

    17 to low 20's depending on state of tune, driving habits and of course tire inflation and rolling weight. If you live and traverse in a hilly area and or lots of stop and go city/urban low speed...expect less...same about any advertised MPG...all boils down to you, terrain and tune.
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    Main Seal Replacement on a 1964 Plymouth Savoy

    I don't do scans but here is a photo that may help...do not pay attention to penciled notes..that pertains to rear bearing shell...written replies will be few do to this would be a long typed answer for any person to reply in words...unless one wishes to scan a page.....this is my reply... pay close attention to the text outlined in the box.....it is there for a reason..... if you continue to work on your own car of this vintage, a repair manual is an asset that provides much info and special notes to protect you and the car/parts when wrenching.
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    Desoto station wagon

    Thanks Frank, I did see that pic, however...that is a trashed littered tailgate and flooring and does not show the flow from the seat back to and including the tailgate when lowered.....I would think a minute to at temporary remove the filth for snapshot would have gone a long way on promoting the car....the cargo bay is a very important part of a long roof...very nice selling feature and given the fact it is a 4 door, it could use the help....
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    Desoto station wagon

    I was surprised they did not show pictures of the seatback and flooring...this is a very sharp rear interior...
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    driver door sag

    I usually call in my order via phone.....nary a problem...on long items like door fuzzy strip....those that are 8 foot long, they will cut a specific length for packing into a tube 6 foot or smaller.....allows you to get the 8 foot lengths and not pay arm and a leg to ship. But you will need to know your cut so not to have waste. When I would attend a swap meet they were scheduled to attend, I would call to ensure some of the mopar stuff I needed would be on hand for pick up under my name....mobile, they cannot carry everything....if you have a swap meet in your area, check their schedule...they very accommodating.

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