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  1. vintage6t

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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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    Rewiring! Ground the fuel sending unit?

    If you decide to start from scratch and use something like an ez-wire kit make sure it is compatible your car's voltage. In other words if your car is still 6 volts, you need a kit with wires sized for a 6 volt system. The wires on a 12 volt kit will be undersized in terms of carrying the current for 6 volt circuits.
  13. This is my mine PM me with need a may have what you're looking for. https://hartford.craigslist.org/pts/d/vintage-mopar-parts-chrysler/6557464297.html Thanks.
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    battery relocation

    If you change to 12v , battery in the trunk would be ok, but you'll need a large gauge cable, like a welding cable to the starter. With 6v may the trunk might be problematic because you'll need a very large gauge cable to avoid dropping the voltage too much. My 41 Plymouth has the battery king of tucked under the front fender. I'm wondering if you can do the same. 12v conversion is pretty straight forward. Don't think you need a lot, but will need 12v bulbs, generator, etc. and possibly 12v to 6v reducers for some of the guages. Lots of info on the net.
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    Door Hanle Conundrum

    Similar to the trunk lock on my Desoto. Disassemble as mentioned here by loosening the pressed keeper. Put back together by punching the keeper in the same place where it was originally presssed or drill a small hole through ther keeper and square rod and put a cotter pin through it.
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    51 B-3-B Crank pulley problems

    Also make sure the crank snout is clean w/o surface rust as well as the inside of the pulley hub. Lubricate those two surfaces too.
  17. Do you have the specific dimensions of the A and B pulleys? I'm obviously running an A on my 41 and want to see if maybe the pulley was changed to a B. Either way it's been on the car for many years and works fine.
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    Looking for a carb rebuild part

    PM Sent.
  19. I checked the number on my 41 and it is a GDZ-4801-A, at least that the tag on the body, the car was restored in 1970's so don't know if it is original or not (most likely it is) but with the proper pulley. The attached picks are of the tag, how it lines up with the other engine pulleys and a measurement from the front pulley edge to the generator end plate edge about 1-5/16". I also looked through my stack of generators but all newer mostly GGE or something like that and probably from 49/50 Desotos but not sure.
  20. Agreed, seems like the pulley could simply be swapped.
  21. BTW - I have a 41 plymouth as well. I'll try to get the generator number off of it to confirm and maybe a measurement of the pulley for you. I also have a stack of generators and Ill see if I have a B that could at least be used as a core. I'll post back later.
  22. I found this info on a discussion of military jeep generators, different model but I would assume the letter to have the same meaning. Autolite generator discussion "The letter designation at the end of the four digit GEG number indicates the PULLEY that was attached to it at the Autolite factory...and the Dodge pulley is a different length which, if used on the jeep, will cause the fan belt to be out of alignment to the crank and water pump! If you found a 5001, 5002 or even a 5101 with NO LETTER at the end of the number that would indicate it was built as a REPLACEMENT without a pulley attached to it at the factory!"

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