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  1. vintage6t


    I'd also check your float level again and make sure it's not too high leading to the rich condition you describe. Additionally for the off idle stumble make sure there is no vacuum leak at the carb base by spraying some carb cleaner around it, there should be no change in idle.
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    P15 convertible counterbalance springs

    They look very similar to a typical clutch return spring. As a replacement I'd try to match one with something you'd find in an aftermarket multi-spring pack. Also a good hardware store will carry a whole section of replacement springs, could probably find something close there..
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    Upholstery for D24

    If you're looking for leather I had a very good experience buying from these guys, including a no hassle return of an extra hide. http://www.waterhouseleather.com
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    E brake light switch?

    You can pretty easily do the same setup with a modern micro switch and 6 volt panel lamp. Something like this https://www.todaycomponents.com/omron-ss-5gl13-switcher.html?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI99bbyun32wIVSrHtCh25yAzlEAQYCyABEgJ0FvD_BwE
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    Movie Plymouth

    Here's a pic of one copied from a HAMB discussion. https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/index.php?threads/1105080/
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    Movie Plymouth

    On The Town was also on TMC last night. They cruise all over NYC in a Desoto Skyview cab.
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    Water pump bolt head snapped off

    You can put some beads of weld on the broken face to make it "longer". This will provide a larger area for a vice-grip or even to then weld a nut onto the stub. The heat from welding also creates the heat cycle as mentioned above which is key to this technique as well.
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    What paint to use on wheel rims?

    For a durable finish you could always blasted and powder coat them. Either professionally or do it yourself. I did a set for my 54 F100 myself and they came out pretty good.
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    Where to buy a Desoto s11 starter

    If you do need a square solenoid PM me, I have a few of them and round ones as well.
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    Vapor lock?? Problem found!

    Thanks for the update, I hope that does solve it. BTW - if it is a dirt issue, you may find you have to clean the bowl of your carburetor as well.
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    Vapor lock?? Problem found!

    Could also be rust or other sediment in your gas tank clogging the pickup when under suction and then releasing back into the tank once parked. Thus unclogging itself until started and running again for a while.
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    CHANGE TITLE "Fuel Pump, Putz"

    Not saying a weld wont work but I'd be worried about the uneven surface of a weld concentrating pressure on a small single spot of the cam lobe that drives the pump possibly scarring the lobe or wearing it unevenly. In other words you no longer have to smooth surfaces interfacing with each other over area they were designed to operate with.
  13. I'd dismantle the pump and make sure there is no rust or other residue from the tank keeping the valve partially open. Agree with clogged fuel line as mentioned above but sounds like you already bypassed that. One last thought, do you have the correct gasket between the pump and block? If for some reason the gasket is too thick it will move the arm away from the cam, effectively shortening the throw.
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    What is HFOP in AACA Classes? Is It a Big Deal?

    Don't know anything about it but found this link with a Google search. Hope it helps. HPOF Oh and congratulations.
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    Name this car, maybe??

    Checkout mid-30s Terraplanes. I think they are very similar.

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