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John Reddie

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John Reddie last won the day on June 22 2016

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About John Reddie

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 01/07/1942

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    2 1967 Plymouth Furys, 1 convertible, 1 four-door hardtop

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    former shipyard worker, school custodian, automobile repair
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    vintage american cars and old films

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  1. John Reddie

    Change a 39 Ply Business Coupe (P8) to a floor shift

    Here is a previous thread regarding the '39 Plymouth floor shift that may be of interest to you. Best of luck to you. John R http://p15-d24.com/topic/46949-transmission-question-1939-plymouth/
  2. John Reddie

    Plymouth South Africa

    Hello and welcome. If possible, could you post a few photos of your car? Thanks. John R
  3. John Reddie

    Dodge car chase

    So true. I remember back in the late '50's, there were still many '30's and '40's cars around and I never spent more that $75.00 for one. One in particular was a 4 door extended trunk "37 Oldsmobile six cylinder that I received as a gift. It ran well and even had blue dot tail light lenses. If only I had kept that special car. John Reddie
  4. John Reddie

    Dodge car chase

    Fun to watch but I really hate to see a neatly styled '39 coupe beat on like that. I have always been really fond of that year's coupes, the Dodge, DeSoto and Chrysler. There ain't many of 'em left. John R
  5. John Reddie

    Lost A Good Man

    So very to hear of Bob's passing. He was a salt of the earth type of a man. His memory will last forever through his wonderful postings and photos. My most sincere and deepest sympathy goes out to his family. John Reddie
  6. John Reddie

    Notice anything different?

    I am interested in the flexible hoses running along the passenger side inner fender and in through the firewall. It almost appears the someone has incorporated a later model heater box and core into the engine compartment. My '49 Chrysler had that arrangement. The car overall is real purty. John R
  7. John Reddie

    36 vs 37 Plymouth Identification

    I just thought of this. Try contacting Scott Oller. He is the 1937 Plymouth Technical Advisor in the Plymouth Owner's Club and may be able to help you with this. Scott Oller scott_oller@yahoo.com (317) 371-7109
  8. John Reddie

    36 vs 37 Plymouth Identification

    I see what you are asking. I'm sorry but I can't answer that. The body style did change between the two years so there could be frame dimension differences as well. Hopefully someone on the forum can provide you with the info that you need. John R
  9. John Reddie

    36 vs 37 Plymouth Identification

    Your Plymouth does in fact appear to be a 1937 model. A 1936 Plymouth is noticeably different in appearance. John R
  10. John:  Look at the bottom of the knob to see if there is a small slot on the end at the base. If there is a slot then the knob is held onto the end of the shaft to the switch by a flat spring washer.  So you willneed a set of jewerls screw drivers inster the end of the blade into the slot and you with then push on the  end of the spring that willthen release the tension and you then canpull the knob off the shaft.  Ths is how they are on my 39 Desoto so this might be the same with your car.


    Let know if this works.


    Rich Hartung


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      John Reddie

      Hi Rich,

       I am not sure which posts or knobs you are referring to.  I did post a suggestion to one of the participants here that was asking how to remove dash knobs from his 1935 Plymouth. I told him that Wayne Brandon (aka Plymouth Doctor) may be able to help him where deals with these cars. Back in 1953, my first car was a '35 Plymouth rumble seat coupe but I never tried to remove the knobs. Thank you anyway for your response.

      John R

  11. John Reddie

    1935 plym busness coupe pj light switchs

    You could talk to Wayne Brandon who is the 1935 Plymouth Technical Advisor in the Plymouth Owner's Club on how to remove these knobs. He may even have some extra knobs. Wayne Brandon 517-675-5717 plymdr@aol.com
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    next question for the 1935 plym coupe

    I found this gauge on ebay which is listed as a temperature gauge for a 1935 PJ Plymouth. It is pricey but is said to be in good working order. Good luck to you. John R https://www.ebay.com/itm/1935-Plymouth-PJ-Temperature-Gauge-NEW-OLD-STOCK-635242/183084309688?epid=27015210686&hash=item2aa0acdcb8:g:iLkAAOSw6eZaixCk:sc:USPSPriority!02025!US!-1:rk:1:pf:0&vxp=mtr
  13. John Reddie

    Bob Drown

    So sorry to hear about Bob's condition. I first communicated with Bob some years back when he had a web page featuring photos and information regarding the 1940 Plymouth's. I have a book by Hemmings with photos of vintage abandoned automobiles. There was one car, a 1940 Nash coupe that had been abandoned in the early '60's beside a hiking trail in the Catskill range overlooking the Neversink River and I soon learned that Bob resided in Neversink, New York (a name that you don't easily forget). I sent Bob an email asking him if he was familiar with the whereabouts of this car and if in fact, it was still there. He got back to me right away and wasn't aware of the car but actually contacted the man at Hemmings who had written a small article about the car but was not able to provide any additional information about it.. Since then, Bob has written emails to me and sent me a nice calendar that he had made up with pictures of his tours in the beautiful rural countryside where he was. I only wish I had had the opportunity to meet him in person and I will always enjoy the pictures that he has posted of himself and family. He is a special person. John Reddie
  14. I must agree here about the torqueflight transmissions. I'll probable jinx myself for admitting this but one of my "67 Plymouth Fury's has a 727 torqueflight transmission that other than several fluid and filter changes and a shift seal replacement has gone over 500,000 thousand miles. I drive it sensibly; no burn outs😀
  15. John Reddie

    1955 Coronet

    Todd, Try this guy for rims and wheel covers etc. He has lots of vintage Mopar stuff. I bought rims and other parts for my 1967 Plymouth Fury's from him. He is a nice person and great to deal with. John R http://www.cbodies.com/

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