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Robin (UK) last won the day on November 23 2017

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About Robin (UK)

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    http://www.RockTheJoint.com/robincolette
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    Music event promoter

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    Male
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    London, England
  • My Project Cars
    1947 Plymouth P15 Convertible Coupe

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    London, England. 1947 P15 convertible.
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    My P15 Convertible, time with family, all aspects of 1940s and 1950s music, dancing & culture

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  1. Robin (UK)

    1948 Dodge convertible - what number is it? D-24?

    It is most probably a D24 but, if it's Canadian built, it could be a D25, which is a Plymouth-based car with Dodge trim. Compare the lines of the fenders and the shape of the grille...
  2. Robin (UK)

    Dodge cam in a 218?

    Checked with the guru (George Asche) and he says there's not much difference between the cams, so it's most likely that the Dodge cam was probably the part that was to hand at the time. Thanks for your replies.
  3. Robin (UK)

    Dodge cam in a 218?

    My car is just about to get a replacement engine, which is a strong-running unit from a friend's car. (He's dropping in a V8) The motor was hopped up sometime in the 1960s and was run with dual carbs and fenton headers, but we know nothing about the internals. Looking at part numbers, we've found the following... The motor is a Plymouth unit, with a P23 number (1951). The number on the crank appears to be correct for the year, but the camshaft is showing a Dodge number. Is there much difference between the Plymouth and Dodge cams? Could there be a 'performance' reason for swapping to a Dodge profile? Or is it perhaps just that the part was available at the time and/or it's been reground? I'd welcome any ideas or thoughts. Thanks, Robin
  4. Robin (UK)

    Overdrive indicator lights

    The VW part number you are looking for is 311-941-581 C Relay, Headlamp, 6V, All Models -67 https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-6V-Headlight-Dimmer-Relay-Hella-311-941-581C/112589845727?hash=item1a36e0b4df:g:Ql4AAOSw~jpZ1bH-&vxp=mtr
  5. Robin (UK)

    Happy Thanksgiving

  6. Robin (UK)

    Newly Acquired 1947 Dodge Special Deluxe!

    Actually, D25 bumpers and gravel pans are different to those on the P15 Plymouth. I posted some pictures and info on this thread, below. Best of luck with the Dodge. NIce find!
  7. Robin (UK)

    What some of us got up to in England, today

    This year, we were at the National Museum of Computing, Bletchley Park. We're currently talking to suitable venues for 2018 and will announce details as soon as we can. Hope you'll be able to join us.
  8. Robin (UK)

    What some of us got up to in England, today

    Graham was hoping to bring his DeSoto business coupe but didn't make it. Dave will also hopefully have his finished for next year's meet. There's a T&C that's local to our meet but the owner is usually away at this time of year. Don't know of any woody wagons in the UK, though.
  9. Robin (UK)

    What some of us got up to in England, today

    You'll be guest of honor, Mark. Looking forward to it.
  10. Robin (UK)

    What some of us got up to in England, today

    Yes, all left hand drive. There are a few right hand drive cars over here (originally supplied to Africa) We also say 'The States'... it's almost like we speak the same language!
  11. Robin (UK)

    What some of us got up to in England, today

    Yes... 11 Plymouths, 3 Chryslers and a Dodge. Also a few owners whose cars couldn't make the trip. And some 'guest' classic cars, too.
  12. The 3rd Annual P-15 Picnic was a great success. We even welcomed our first overseas visitor... a P15 owner from Holland who is planning to bring his car next year. It was a good day out...
  13. Robin (UK)

    P-15 Convertible tacking strip

    When the vacuum system works, it's sweet. I shot this today...
  14. Robin (UK)

    Chrysler 1941 parts needed!!"

    Someone in the UK has been advertising 1941 Chrysler parts from a car he's breaking. I will try to track down the advert. Edit: Found it. PM on its way.
  15. Hi Robin

    Do you have any photos of your Plymouth's vacuum system from the firewall forward?

    I am looking for the correct way to connect a vacuum booster fuel pump to the system

    Thanks

    Hope all is well with you

    Ward Duffield

    Pine Plains, NY

    1. Robin (UK)

      Robin (UK)

      Hi Ward,
      Good to hear from you.
      I hope this picture will help. It was taken a few years ago when I had a George Asche intake on the car.
      My car's at the shop at the moment, so I can't get another for you but, as you can see, there's just a vacuum pipe from the intake that goes straight to the top valve in the dash.
      The piece in the line is the factory non-return valve.
      Best of luck,
      Robin
      PS  Do you know that Mark Duggan and I have set up a facebook group for P15 Convertible Owners? It'd be great if you could join us on there...
      www.facebook.com/groups/1862345127367284

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