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John Reddie

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  1. nice P15 Deluxe locally

    I checked this nice P15 today not far from my house. I say it's a '46 because the outside door locks have the little disc covers rather that the figure 8 shaped type, It also has 16" wheels. It is a Deluxe because of the lack of the windshield trim piece, no horn ring, no door arm rests, and non-opening rear vent windows. It has a radio grill but no radio or piece above the grille that says P L Y M O U T H. I also saw that the gas tank filler tube was sticking out further that it should be and I don't know why that is. Really nice car I think. John R
  2. deluxe or special deluxe ??

    Hello and welcome. If you go to the top of the page and click resources, in the drop down, select P15 Spotters Guide. It will point out the differences of both models. John R
  3. Noises?

    Another thing I would do before removing the timing chain cover is to make sure that the crankshaft pulley and the balancer are tight. You can also remover the fan belt and run the engine momentarily and see if the noise stops. I have seen cases where the belt itself was the cause of a noticeable noise. Good luck to you. John R
  4. Transmission question 1939 Plymouth

    Here are several diagrams that I found in an old Plymouth book that I have. They are of the '39 Plymouth transmission with the floor mounted gear shift that you asked about. John R
  5. 1942 Business Coupe Victory model

    Hi Knuckleharley, you are correct but I'm wondering if he was referring to a rear seat or the front seat backrest. Would a front seat from a "42 Dodge two door sedan work in a business coupe as well? If so, that would narrow down a parts search slightly. John R
  6. 1942 Business Coupe Victory model

    I couldn't agree more. It would be labor intensive for you but well worth it I think. These '42 models were limited production so to find a survivor is golden. Best of luck to you. John R
  7. Who Is Actually Driving Their Vintage Mopars?

    In 1956, I bought a '36 Plymouth coupe almost identical to the one pictured here. Mine was a rumble seat model and cost $25.00 Also pictured are my present vintage '67 Plymouth Furys. Not as vintage as most listed here but they are 50+ years old. I use them year round unless there is heavy rain or of course, salted roads. John R
  8. Rumble seat/ rear glass question?

    Another super rare gem. Could you post a few photos of this? Thanks. John R
  9. Rumble seat/ rear glass question?

    Great looking car. Thanks for posting the pics. John R
  10. Rumble seat/ rear glass question?

    Here is a photo of a friend of mine's '37 Dodge coupe. It was originally a business coupe with a full trunk but he fabricated a rumble seat into it instead. It looks factory installed - a fantastic job. John R
  11. Rumble seat/ rear glass question?

    That car is rare. As I recall, the company made many more trunk style coupes than rumble seat ones. Could you maybe post some more photos of the car, I'd love to see it. Thanks. John R
  12. I Can’t Help Falling In love...1951 Dodge

    I wrote to dpollo once regarding the differences in the '51 and '52 Plymouths and received a most informative response. I also really enjoyed his articles in the Plymouth Bulletins, in patricular, The Sylvan Lake garage stories (I hope that is the correct title). Thanks to dpollo for all the helpful input. John R
  13. I Can’t Help Falling In love...1951 Dodge

    Great rare cars. Gotta keep as many going as we can. Superb resto job Robert KB. JOHN r
  14. 53 HyDrive Gaskets

    Hello and welcome, You can try these guys. I have never dealt with them before but I have read positive feedback regarding their service. Good luck to you. John R http://www.nwtparts.com/
  15. Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor reproduction

    I just noticed that they offer a top motor rebuilding service as well a new one for a bit less money. John R
  16. Convertible Top Hydraulic Motor reproduction

    These guys show tops and parts for older Plymouths. You might give them a try. I have never dealt with them but they do list a lot of items. Good luck to you. John R https://www.convertibletopguys.com/convertible/517/1949-52-Plymouth-Cranbrook
  17. which engine would be best

    How long has it been since the 201 engine in the car has run? If it has been a while I would remove the spark plugs and put seven or eight squirts of thin engine oil into each cylinder. Let it sit for a short while and then with the plugs still out, turn the engine over several time so the cylinder walls get coated then replace the plugs and see if it will start up. I have had success with engines that have not been run for a while. If it does start up after doing this, it will smoke like hell but burn off in short order. You may notice that after the engine has been running for a bit, the compression might improve somewhat. I hope so, John R
  18. Where does this fit?

    Welcome. A Wekcome. A really nice looking car there. Good luck with it. John R
  19. 1949 detective needed to identify two items

    It looks in the photo of the heater blower motor that the fastening points have rubber grommets to prevent any vibration noise when running. If this is the case then the ground wire is needed. It sounds like you have two fine cars there. Good luck. John R
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  21. Cold start problem Weber conversion?

    Mike C, your engine should start and run fine if everything is properly set up and adjusted correctly. As Don C pointed out about the ethanol fuel now used and it's evaporating after a spell, my two '67 Plymouth Fury's take a little time to start if if haven't used them for two or three days, but never 20 minutes. I don't have an electric fuel pump on either car. If I had your car, I would perform the test listed on this thread and get everything in order. Swapping for a different designed carburetor would not be something I would try. My opinion and good luck to you. John R
  22. Is there a better fluid then Type A

    Tommy and Don, wishing you both the best in your treatments. John R
  23. Is there a better fluid then Type A

    Tommy, what I would do is contact the company who makes the fluid that you are using and see what info they would have regarding updated fluids you can use if any. I have had very good luck doing this with motor oil questions for my two 1967 Plymouths. "56 Dodge Lancer is a sharp looking car. John R
  24. Throttle, choke, head light knobs

    Agreed. John R
  25. Throttle, choke, head light knobs

    I do agree that there people who want NOS items and will pay dearly for them but for the kind of money that is being charged here, I would expect show quality which this item is not. I will be interested to see if this item sells at all or at least at the asking price. John R