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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

    Power top

    Sorry I can't help with your diagram search but if you could post a photo or two of your '41 Chrysler, I'd love to see it.Thanks. John R
  2. John Reddie

    54 desoto

    Hello and welcome, I would indeed run a compression test to evaluate the cylinder and valve functions. Look for a possible significant loss between two adjacent cylinders which would indicate a head gasket failure. If this is the case, it could produce the symptoms that you describe. I agree with desoto 1939, this is a nicely styled car and will really look sharp when repainted. Good luck to you. John R
  3. John Reddie

    54 dodge royal front brake drum

    Tom, Welcome to the forum. Are you looking for a front or a rear drum. I believe there is a rear drum on ebay (right side) 11" but rather high shipping cost. If it is the correct one that you need, could you transfer the lugs from your old one? Good luck. John R
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    ID of the vintage car

    Hello and Happy Holidays. This car is a 1942 Plymouth two door coach (sedan) which I can identify by the placement of the parking light and the chrome piece on the rear fender. I am partial to this year Plymouth because it is the same year that I was born. Nice photo, thanks for posting it. John R
  5. John Reddie

    they are different!

    If I remember correctly, the '47 came from the factory with 16" wheels where the '48 had 15". I once had a '46 Plymouth and I remember that the radio itself was attached to the firewall under the dash and the control on the dash had two cables running to the radio, one for the on/off and volume and the other for changing the stations. I'm not sure if it was factory or aftermarket?? My '48 Plymouth had a one piece radio that mounted to the dash. John R
  6. John Reddie

    Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

    Wishing all a most joyous Holiday Season. John RšŸ˜€
  7. John Reddie

    Flathead to Hemi swap?

    Hello and welcome. I am not sure how difficult it would be to swap in the DeSoto hemi engine and transmission but where the vehicles are similar, it may be doable without too much trouble. If it were my car, I would first investigate the problem with the present engine to find out what has happened to it. I am sure that others on here will be able to provide you with more detailed information regarding this subject. Whatever you decide to do, best of luck to you. Reading your profile on your post, you have an interesting assortment of project cars.šŸ‘ John R
  8. John Reddie

    Surprise! My Plymouth Wagon Is a Covergirl

    From pretty much a parts car to a pristine show car. Well done! John R
  9. John Reddie

    '52 Plymouth mystery piece???

    Thanks guys for the responses. Was this a factory option on Plymouth's in '52 or an aftermarket application? John R
  10. John Reddie

    '52 Plymouth mystery piece???

    I saw this on a '52 Plymouth pictured in a salvage yard and am wondering what it is? I never saw this piece before on a flathead Mopar. Thanks for any info. John R
  11. John Reddie

    Inspection Camera for Valves

    I too had the camera inserted into the small hole mentioned here and it was not pleasant. I realize that it was necessary but if I never have to have it done again, it will be fine. John R
  12. John Reddie

    A bunch a new P15's

    Good point Bob about the trim rings. I think that possibly they were installed when the cars were at the dealers but not sure. John R
  13. John Reddie

    A bunch a new P15's

    I just found this article on "Tho Old Motor" site. John R http://theoldmotor.com/?p=171243
  14. John Reddie

    A bunch a new P15's

    That is a good question and I wish I knew. I remember growing up in the '50's, P15's were everywhere. In Boston, they were used as taxi cabs and many other cities too I'm sure. John R
  15. John Reddie

    A bunch a new P15's

    I wonder if any in this photo are still around to day. I'd like to think so, at least one maybe. John R

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