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    Horn Relay or Switch

    Tom....here is a wiring diagram for a 46-48 Plymouth P15........showing everything including the horn circuit. Your horn relay appears to be mounted on the inner fender, whereas mine is attached to the horn mounting bracket. They should both operate in the same manner. I can't understand why two relays would be needed if all wiring is correct,
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    steering box kit

    There is a place in Spfingfield or Nixa Missoui that rebuilds steering boxes.
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    Chrysler/Plymouth Flat head Rebuild

    Oops ...., someone hadn't done their homework on that.....
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    Greetings from KY

    Hi Welcome. Just a detail of old Plymouth ownership.....if you look carefully at that small chrome lettering on the top edge of the front fender just before the cowl.... I bet it will say Special Deluxe. super Deluxe as I recall is a Ford model name. The 1946-47-48 and first 3 months of 1949 cars that look like yours, are Special Deluxe for the nicer model and simply Deluxe for the slightly cheaper car.....all are Model P15. A repair manual and parts manual are the first two things you should buy.....they can usually be found in both originals and reprints on eBay. The grille and side trim are stainless.....other items regular chrome. Your triangular stop light in center of the trunk lid will have raised lettering on the back side saying "coupe"......which indicates the correct curvature for your body style. If you wish to use original small hubcaps .......Spec Dlx are 10 inch diameter.......deluxe are only 9 inch. A 1947 model can have either 16" or 15" rims depending on date of manufacture. All glass except rear window is flat....so if your rear window is good, take good care of it. New rubber gasket can be purchased. Lots of knowledge on this forum. Bob How about a pic of the dash and of the interior?
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    Nameless sheet metal piece

    Shown in my P15 Parts manual on P187 and described simply as "panel, front fender, assembly". Part # 12-01-95. Listed on P. 189 of same manual. Joins the two front fenders together. Is rather v-shaped
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    Heater Options on a D24 Sedan

    Yes Some cars of the 40s had dual heaters. I think Young Ed has two in his car with attendant plumbing. My 47 Plymouth convertible had two when I got it....I think the left one was a different model than the right. I took both out and replaced only the right one as I figured there would not be much winter driving. This one has an attachment for having defrosters. This is close to original color.
  7. In looking at various Plymouth parts for sale, I saw a new name in the ads __ "moparpro" ___so I sent them a message. Their reply was "same company--new name". Their previous name was Vintage American Parts (of Farmingdale, N Y) owned, I believe, by a Mr. Warshaw. Just passing this on for general information.
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    steering box kit

    Your steering may be tight because you have that "tightening adjustor screw" cranked down too tight. Been a long time since I messed with it, but I think it's that bolt with the star washers on top of the steering box. If this is not correct....somebody please correct me. (One time I cranked things down real tight......made the steering wheel hard to turn but really did not improve the worn steering system looseness.)
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    mufler explosion

    One day several years ago I was driving down the street and the car, which had been running OK (as I recall) backfired. Yes, the muffler was a lot fatter after that. Now I'm using a later model resonator muffler, which we happened to have lying around at the time. It generally works alright, but is a little louder than stock. Sources of mufflers should be parts stores and muffler shops.
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    they are different!

    I believe they switched from 16 to 15 inch wheels about midway through the 1947 model year. Yes. there are two styles of headlight rims (with and without a flange). and both red and white reflectors......but I don't know the dates either were used. Regarding radios......I believe the long-ish single piece unit was the correct factory radio (as opposed to the one with the body of the radio on the firewall and a separate tuning head. Radios back then were installed by the dealers and perhaps some dealer had a source of the non factory units and liked to use them.
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    Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas

    Well said Rich. Season's greetings from our house to everyone on this Forum. Hope that 2019 is a better year. Bob Toft Joplin, MO.
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    1957 Town Panel D100 front brake Drum sources?

    Hi Clay. Have you checked with Desert Valley Auto (and truck) Parts in Phoenix? They seem to have some trucks in their collection. Phone is 800-905-8024. Website; : https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=desert+vintage+truck+salvage+parts&qpvt=desert+vintage+truck+salvage+parts&FORM=IGRE
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    P15 turn signal switch loc on column ??

    My turn signal unit is only maybe an inch below the wheel on it's back side. I now have a different switch from the one shown......which has a rubber wheel that presses against the back of the steering wheel and cancels the signal following a turn. Mine is a 7 wire unit.
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    Brake lights conversion

    Here is one version of hooking up turn signals. Hopefully it may be helpful.
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    Surprise! My Plymouth Wagon Is a Covergirl

    Excellent Bob. Looks perfect.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    To DJ194950................Yes You are correct. Sometime in the 1970s I purchased a local car, a 1955 Chrysler Saratoga New Yorker two door hardtop which had those wheels. Removed them and replaced with original style steel rims.....then re-sold the Chrysler. Would have been a nice car with quite a bit of work ..... had a hemi and a continental kit spare, was two tone green and cream. Have run those wire wheels ever since with no problems so far.
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    Rebuild Stock Steering Box or replace with Vega style?

    You might check with this place located in a suburb of Springfield, MO, I think they do manual as well as power steering boxes. http://www.powersteering.com/ They also do a thing called Fast Ratio Conversion......could maybe be interesting.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    There is a website called "carnut.com" by a guy who has gone to many car shows and photographed lots of old cars...many of them customs. There are many colors of paint to see on these non original vehicles. The more varieties you see.....may help you decide what color you like best. There are cars listed by make and year on that site. http://carnut.com/ Plymouth section: http://carnut.com/photo/list/ply40.html
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Of course I like yellow,,,,but it probably would not look so good on a sedan. If you do black.....perhaps medium grey or medium tan rims with wheel trim rings.
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    A bunch a new P15's

    I see at least two woody wagons and one convertible in that picture. It also serves to show there were NO two tone P15s........all were a solid color. Don't see any of those white metal wheel trim rings either. Perhaps they did not use them in 46. Neat picture.
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    Junkyard Photos

    Yes.....most all small salvage yards are gone in my area. It's good they were still here in the mid 70s as I had to find all the exterior stainless and chrome trim for my car.....it had been removed before I found it in a salvage place. I was also able back then to buy spares of many small items for the Plymouth which I have used over the years since 1973 when I got the car. Many items are still available on eBay but the price is much higher now. If I find something needed currently, I just have to pay the price and go on.
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    Hubcaps/center caps

    As far as I know, the P15 caps should fit the 52. There are two outside diameter caps for a P15......a 9 inch size for the Deluxe (cheaper) model, and a 10 inch o d for the Special Deluxe. The inner dimension is the same on both. You could measure the I D of the newer and older caps. There have been a few "baby moon" type caps for old Mopar rims, but they are pretty much impossible to find. I don't know what other type fits our rims. There is an ad on ebay for a 51-52 Plym cap per the seller.....if you have some like that and maybe use steel wool to remove any red paint, they would resemble baby moons at a glance..... https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-1952-Plymouth-Hubcap-Wheel-Cover-Concord-Cambridge-Cranbrook-Mopar/264050072047?hash=item3d7a9c59ef:g:REQAAOSwpY5b6GDh
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    Venetian blinds for a P15

    In a post a few days ago, the subject of rear window venetian blinds came up. As usual, some liked them and some did not. Today I discovered on our favorite shopping site (e---) a fellow who professes to sell new blinds for P15s and others. I included a link to this fellow in the forum page for mention of other web sites and pages. Putting this note here as I don't know how many look at the referrals page.
  24. Was looking thru eBay and saw the attached ad. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1940-1948-CHRYSLER-DODGE-PLYMOUTH-DESOTO-VENETIAN-BLINDS-SALE/143014018922?hash=item214c4cbf6a:g:sncAAOSwQKla~Kh2:rk:66:pf:0 ***SALE*** Finish off your classic with this impossible to find accessory. Classy 1940, 1941, 1948 PLYMOUTH (may fit others CHRYSLER DODGE DESOTO) rear window venetian blinds. BRAND NEW, HEAVY DUTY BRUSHED STAINLESS STEEL BRACKETS, ALUMINUM ALMOND SLATS, Made in the USA! May fit other makes and models. Easy installation instructions provided. Ebay won't allow me to link my web adresses but google AUTOVENETIANBLINDS to see more pics and compare my retail prices. ( I also carry other blinds from 1937-1954 sedan, coupe, Fleetlines, 47-53 truck, Impala so check out my other listings) Good Luck and Happy Bidding! Posted with the eBay Android app
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    P 15 Interior- What to do?

    Daniel L...….click on this link which should take you to a website done by a fellow in California a few years ago. He had a super nice restoration of a P15 four door. He went to a lot of trouble to determine the correct upholstery materials. Hopefully his work will be helpful to you. http://www.angelfire.com/ca/bojeta/indexpage2.html
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