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About BobT-47P15

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    Male
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    Joplin, MO
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    Old cars in general....especially older Chrysler products.<br />
    Blues and old rock music.
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    My only old car is the 47 Plymouth convertible.

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    Have owned the '47 Plym convt since '73. Enjoy driving it & improving it. Bob Toft (age 69)
  • Occupation
    Retired....play music for fun & small profit

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    Joplin, MO, on Rt 66. 47 P15 convert
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    Old cars, particularly MoPars; old rock, & blues music.

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  1. BobT-47P15

    Water pump -Water jacket

    Likely for a "freeze plug". I will let those with more knowledge answer......
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    Bought a new gadget I hopefully won't have to use.

    That sounds right Tim.
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    Bought a new gadget I hopefully won't have to use.

    I think I can use my jumper cables as extensions.
  4. Went to the local battery warehouse store last week and noticed this item.....a small battery jumper unit at a reasonable price. (The largest size offered was three hundred and some dollars....they say it's capable of starting a semi) This one sells in their store for $116.00....is 12 volt and 1000 amps. NOCO "Genius" model GB40. My Plymouth is still 6 volt....which I have jumped with 12 volts on past occasions. I just remove the jumper as soon as I can once the engine starts. This one is charged via a usb cable which I plugged in using the wall adapter from my cell phone. It comes with a cigarette lighter type plug to charge from a vehicle. The reason I bought this thing is because I drove the car last Saturday in the Veterans Day parade and wanted a dependable method to restart it in case it died and was being hard to start. My battery is fairly new and I even put a trickle charger on it overnight before the parade. The car ultimately ran fine even in the cold weather (in the teens). The heater worked as good as it works, but took longer to heat up due to the new more efficient cooling radiator. And, the speedo cable made strange squalling noises while the needle went berserk..... As usual, it's always something. The fun of old cars.
  5. BobT-47P15

    Heater duct and stuff

    Is the thermostat ln the head....right where the radiator hose neck attaches to the head? There are usually some heat range choices for a thermostat......cooler or hotter.
  6. BobT-47P15

    P 15 Interior- What to do?

    S M S Fabric company is also a source of vintage cloth.....but pretty pricey. If there are any fabric wholesale suppliers in your part of the country, (where local auto shops buy their goods) you might take time and visit them in person. Sometimes when you explain what you are working on, they may allow you to look in the warehouse or back room where they may still have some old style fabrics. It might be good to find some pictures of what you would like to use...for their benefit. My son in law got the two colors and materials he used on my car from a place in Kansas City, MO that went out of business. I visited there once and they had a lot of old stuff.... the place had been around since just after WW II. Otherwise, try to get acquainted with some local upholstery shop owner who may be able to help in various ways. It seems pretty impossible to find the rubber mats for the floor, so I just went with loop pile auto carpet.
  7. A friend told me last night he will be going to Palm Springs, CA later this month (Nov) and while there will attend at least part of a McCormick vintage car auction. He mentioned that one car offered is a 1947 P15 two seat coupe which has been chopped and customized, even sitting on a different frame. I rather like the look of it from the few pictures I have attempted to borrow from the auction site. Has Chevy running gear and frame. Just posting because it's another old Plymouth someone has saved and made into something usable (whether we each like it or not). Owner Comments: 1947 Plymouth Club Coupe converted to Business Coupe. Custom grill. Frenched headlights. Ferrari Blue Roof has been chopped 4.5 inches. Charcoal gray tweed interior. Airbags for safety. Frenched custom dash. Electric windows w/remote. Tilt steering. Memory stick and blue tooth stereo. 5 speakers. Dual exhaust. Glass Packs. 1970 350 Chevy engine. RV cam. Oversize radiator with electric fan. 700 R4 transmission. Genie floor shifter. Resting on a 1978 El Camino chassis. Air ride Suspension with 4 separate controllers. 2:73 Rear end ratio built for cruising.
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    Wide-Whitewall Radial Tire Choices

    I'm using the B F Goodrich branded ww radials sold by Coker (about $250 each) in 215R15....makes the car drive better but harder to turn at very low speed. I then bought one of the American Classic brand radials that look like bias ply for a spare.....670 x 15....(about $250)…..so it will fit into the spare tire well. My spare bias tire was many years old and it was due for replacement. So now all 5 tires are radials. Mounted on 1955 Chrysler wire spoke wheels with original drum brakes. Old bias ply Goodyear Double Eagle spare on left......new bias look radial on right. Width of white wall just slightly larger on new tire. Have never driven a car running a set of narrow radials. Tread design of narrow radial. Sorry for the duplicate first pictures but I can't figure out how to delete one of them.
  9. BobT-47P15

    Bob Drown

    My thoughts and condolences to Bob's family. He was a really neat guy and I enjoyed reading his stories about his travels. On his way to Josh's home, they passed through the edge of Joplin, where I live, on the interstate and he sent me a brief note to say hello.
  10. BobT-47P15

    Time for an overhaul...

    Placement of air filter decal...….
  11. BobT-47P15

    Lost A Good Man

    Bob was living in Oklahoma at the home of his son Josh. They have been keeping friends informed via Facebook. Their name on FB is: Joshua Diana Drown. He gave that cancer as good a fight as he could....will miss his stories and pictures.
  12. BobT-47P15

    Notice anything different?

    It's possible the rear bumper might be upside down.....sure looks to stick out on the ends more than usual. That trunk handle is perfectly normal ….. it was used on all of Mopar's cars in the late 40s. There is a license plate light at the very top of that handle with a removable glass lens. And a key lock just above the handle. Here is the trunk handle on mine...…….. My rear bumper stands out from the fender a few inches...….. And.....I have no idea where I got my stainless trim pieces for the rear quarter, as they come to a more narrow and tapered point than most P15 trim. Most that you see is like that on the green coupe......more blunt with a taper mainly on one side. Another "old Plymouth mystery". When I bought the car in 1973 all trim including the grill had been removed ….. perhaps because it was taken to a body shop for accident damage repair on the passenger side. There was NO trim with it at all. So everything on it was removed from some version of a P15 in salvage yards in the 1970s......when there were still quite a few yards (and old Mopars) in existence.
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    Notice anything different?

    Pretty sure the white reflectors are correct.
  14. BobT-47P15

    Notice anything different?

    I had to replace my original radiator with a new aluminum one this summer. Did not care for the nice shiny aluminum tank, so I masked off the fin area and painted the top and bottom tanks and side pieces gloss black (Krylon with primer). Also found a welding shop that cut out a pie shaped piece from the radiator neck to change it from a 90 degree to approx. 45 degree angle.
  15. BobT-47P15

    Notice anything different?

    Yep.....that's it Mr.Special Deluxe. Those seem to be pretty hard to find at swap meets nowadays. Thanks for the pic.
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