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  1. Little Help Deciphering Engine Number

    Hello, I just purchased a engine from a friend that came out of a early 60's Power Wagon. Also, this engine was a replacement that his dad bought from Sears way back. It has a Spitfire Head, although I know it may not have been original. It is the long block. Numbers as best I can read are; This is where my P23 engine number is located, driver's side, front close to the head. N258979CAL Another number on the block, close to where the starter is; 1138129-5, I think this is the casting number Any help as to what size motor this is? Everywhere I looked on the internet do not show a number starting with N,, but this letter I am sure of. Thanks in advance
  2. Mopar Flathead Pictures

  3. Mopar Flathead Pictures

  4. Little Help Deciphering Engine Number

    Yes, I believe the raised numbers toward the rear by the starter is the casting number, the 1138129-5. It's the one I used to determine it is a 251.
  5. Little Help Deciphering Engine Number

    I was able to use the casting number to find out it is a 251. The rest is a mystery still
  6. OT Boo Birds? Really? OT So Long

    Been thinking about this for awhile, and not real sure if I can get this down correctly as yet, but here goes. I am glad the "select few, or more" have enjoyed the status of Boo Bird. I am all for fun n games, I even have some of my own. I even don't mind if the so called "founding member" has taken every opportunity to poke jabs in my direction since those two famous words were posted, by me I might add. But, I have grown tiresome of it to be honest, and so I would guess my participation on here will end soon. Either by being banned, (not without have my say once at least, unless this post gets deleted), or just walking away. So I have a few things to say to the birds, then all the birds, or wanna be birds (add that to your signature), can have theirs. Don, Crankshaft (?) Coatney; Should be Don, 'my way or the highway" Coatney. You have driven away more than several members who no longer post on here, or who wont post at all. All because you harassed them for not doing it your way. You have been on my case, albeit subtle, since I didn't have my cam ground the way yours was. In fact, ANYBODY who does not do his or her project your way is just plain wrong, and you take it upon yourself to discredit them. Your a wanna be friggen dictator. I have tons more, but I try to positive in my post, however so hard to do when describing your bullish tactics. You hide behind the facade of what is for the good of the forum, yet in reality it's all about you. I could go on, but I am aware even this will get deleted. I am hoping you can get my drift. Tim Adams Your probably the most informative person I have met concerning these cars. Although I must say on some posts I have to read, read again, and yet once again, to figure out exactly what your saying sometimes. And I would not be surprised if you were the most respected poster on here. I have benefited many times for you post, im, and email, for that I thank you. But I do not think you realize how much weight you opinion carries, I can only say for sure on me, but I suspect many many more. I don't see you in this group of Boo Birds, maybe it's your way of poking fun, or I'm just wrong and you do. But, also IMO, you have a responsibility, albeit possibly unwanted, to post both pros and cons, not just negative as Don thrives on when dealing with a individual. But if you feel I am wrong, and you want to discredit me too, well I can live with that. But you, and a few others genuinely are out to promote our cars and hobby. Frankie, Little Ed I really don't know you both that well. Please read on; I think our debates were just that, difference of opinion, and for the most part not cutting or mean in nature. To everyone; I think for the most part I have been a positive poster here. I have brought some new ideas maybe even, and in general I think a pretty fair guy. Obviously to some I have not been that way, I guess I rubbed them the wrong way. I am not sorry for that. But if I did offend someone indirectly, I do apologize for that. I feel it is a cowardly act to not confront something or someone directly. Which I feel has been happening here. It is still beyond me how someone can magically wave their hand across the computer screen in a manner of seconds and determine is something is good or bad. I find it offensive to attack someone for trying to make a few bucks selling something. Even if that person does not know the going price, or has another's knowledge of exactly what is being sold. To put somebody down for that is childish. If you don't like something, don't buy it. If you have something to say to me, say it. I have asked several members in IM questions concerning what they meant. I hate backstabbers. Guess I should end this. (some would say rant) So, if I leave, or get banned for stating my opinion, that's fine. Don, you may be able to list another driven out of here. That's what you should have in your signature, not a saying you didn't have the intelligence to think of yourself. Founding member? Many a good person left because of you, and many a good person won't participate in this forum because of you. Put that in your signature.
  7. OT Plymouth Prowler OT

    I waited all of two weeks to take the fronts off. I waited till I got a good looking rear panel before I took the rear bumper off.
  8. OT Plymouth Prowler OT

    I owned this one.
  9. OT This is not the old VA OT

    I am a self employed fellow, a very small time general contractor. We have been hit especially hard. during the past three years or so around here. Am also a Viet Nam Vet, Phu Bai Two years ago I was forced to drop my health insurance, I just could not afford Blue Cross anymore. So I spent all this time, save the last 4 months or so without any. A buddy of mine talked me into seeing what the VA had to offer. I was hesitant, but I did use them to buy my first hours almost 40 years ago, (although I lost that during divorce, another story), and I did go to a in patient program for some alcohol and substance abuse issues, (20 years this past February). But the medical portion was way behind the times back then. My how things have changed. I went through the process of getting into the system, not too hard. Immediately I was scheduled for, and have already had a medical, eye test, ear test, physical therapy for some bad knees that may require surgery for one. Everything is equal too, if not better service and organized than the Blue Cross I once had. I live in the Bay Area, CA where everything is as close to high tech as you can get, and the VA is right up there. Today I left the clinic with two state of the art Hearing Aids. Both programmable, with controls on the aid itself PLUS a remote to turn one off, louder, etc. I get any meds mailed to me directly, I pay a mere pittance of that cost. That is all. Guess what I am trying to say is THANK YOU VA. If any vet is in need of assistance, I strongly suggest you contact them. This is not like it use to be, where you sit waiting all day for a doctor or nurse would barely give you the time of day. The VA is now a up to date, high tech facility. I don't know who was responsible for the change, (no politics please), but it has changed in a mighty big way. It was pretty emotional to walk out of the hospital being able to hear things I have not heard in over 30 years probably. In the service I worked at a ammo dump most of my 14 months, very close to large gun fire bases. That and the rock concerts when home took away most of my hearing. Even Blue Cross wanted me to pay 8 K or so for a lesser quality, one ear hearing aid. I am very grateful. OK I will step off the box now.
  10. Bamfordsgarage and "Classic Car"

    I really like the magazine too. With the latest format change, it is good reading to me. Be nice if it got in. My guess they will look it over.
  11. NEW dash knobs for our cars on EBAY

    And there you have it Ladies and Gentleman. The Boo Bird Stamp of Non Approval. We are safe once again from the tyrants of free enterprise.
  12. The Great Hershey Road Trip begins...

    Man, a spare garage, I am so envious. That car, even with a few issues, has entertained many people through it's journeys. Here's hoping for a safe journey home for you, and the car next March.
  13. Not including the original price of the car Say $50 per hour I realize for most this is a hobby, a few may be even in it for profit. For me it's my second car, (2003 4x2 Ram), so it has to run well. We take it everywhere, hence the T-5, AC, Stereo, three point seat belts, etc. But if I was to charge for my hours working on my car to get it to where it is today, it would be way way overpriced. Heck I even rewired the car twice because I didn't like the first results. When I bought this car, from a Chevy guy, he said don't put any money into it, just use it to get you into the correct car events. (because it wasn't a ford or Chevy, or any popular car used for hot rodding or classics.) I haven't seen him in the six years I have had it, but I think he would be surprised to see it now. I started crunching numbers, my car would be worth a mint.
  14. *@!!*%^&@#!! water pump

    YW,, did you hook up with Vargas Upholstery?
  15. *@!!*%^&@#!! water pump

    If not, I think you can put some sealant on there and let it get tacky or a bit rubbery before you tighten the plate bolts up snug.
  16. *@!!*%^&@#!! water pump

    I see you did seal the bolts, my bad. I believe there are two types of backing plate for these. One has a hole for a by-pass I believe. If it is different from your original you may have to swap plates.
  17. A Weekend Update

    Tedious work but well worth it. Man it is lookin good.
  18. Gasket for 47 Plymouth Trunk Lock Cylinder

    Or Restoration Specialties they have a online catalogue http://www.restorationspecialties.com/catalog.htm
  19. If your time billable, how much would your car be worth?

    I'm lucky enough to True I'm lucky enough to have a partner who enjoys both working and cruisin in the car. But we still watch the money part of it. Labor is free...And actually she works less on it now, which is ok too. That's why I mentioned $50 per hour. It's all variable, in everything.
  20. Decent Price For a Convertible?

    Convertibles certainly add to the maintenance procedure. Keeping them dry inside, especially the trunk is a big issue. Luckily all mine were OK, I tend to like my cars to look good, so I was pretty anal about detail stuff. Only issue I had was a Le Baron that had drain hoses going from the top's rear window thru the trunk and out below. For some reason they were short, and sometimes ended inside the trunk. With wind, I have yet to see a convertible be free of wind noise. Although I would guess the newer ones are better. I didn't mind it, for me having the top down and the wind blowing through my hair, (or hairless head nowadays) was worth any minor inconveniences. Good upkeep will get you though everytime. Problem is now finding a old one that has not been left out for long periods with no cover. After thinking more, if I add sport cars to the mix, I have had 7. You would be surprised how much scenery you miss in a hard top while traveling.
  21. The Great Hershey Road Trip begins...

    Kind of sorry your not gonna take it home.
  22. Decent Price For a Convertible?

    Man, almost spit out my coffee on that one. Very very true words. It does say obo, for someone interested certainly be worth a up close and personal look. From what I understand the top may not be road worthy? So that's some bucks.someone tried to patch it awhile ago. A good inspection would reveal lots. My last three cars were topless. Something to be said for cruising (not in the hot sun), on a cool evening with the top down.
  23. OT How many of you have done this? OT

    Video deleted, with my apologies if it truly offended others. I did not really think about it too much, just posted it is all. I would have done this sooner, in case anyone wants to jump on that, but At&T was here doing repairs. Edited again, Peace
  24. Decent Price For a Convertible?

    Yep, let's hear it for this one.
  25. Gasket for 47 Plymouth Trunk Lock Cylinder

    Pad, trunk handle and license lamp housing. Molded correct replacement for #938977 & #1149304. 1942: All models 1946-48: All Chrysler and DeSoto; Dodge and Plymouth 2 dr sedan & 3 pass coupe 1949: Plymouth 2 dr sedan & 3 pass coupe Dont know if you have a two or four door. 40-0391-85.....$ 30.30/ea. They have pictures on their web site. After reading more, I don't think thats what your looking for, but they may have it. https://secure.steelerubber.com/