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Adam H P15 D30

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  1. Adam H P15 D30

    A 1948 Plymouth Defeats Winter

    Too bad you could only read the teaser paragraph without a subscription.
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    1K or 2K Enamel Over Rustoleum Auto Primer

    I am not an authority on paint and I would never claim to be, but I shot a 2 part Urethane clear coat over Rustoleum enamel on the roof of my 49 without issue. In fact I shot it over the old paint and rattle can primer spots without issue. 7 months of sitting in the sun, rain and dirt, looks like the day I shot it. FWIW When finished spring of 2018 last month, no issues Adam
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    from the driver's seat and other images

    Northbound hwy 35, 5 miles north of 84 (Alice’s Restaurant) headed toward 92. And you’re exactly right, nothing like the view of the road through a split windshield with the hood ornament leading the way. Adam
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    Dirty Oil!

    PCV needs a manifold vacuum source to function correctly. If you want a "closed" system you could plumb the breather to the air filter assy, but not the valve itself. Adam
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    from the driver's seat and other images

    Here is a shot take by my son as we drive through the coastal foothills in the Bay Area Thanksgiving weekend
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    Who has swapped in a ranger rear end

    Offsetting the pinion to one side will not cause any vibration as long as you don’t install the engine crooked.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    PCV is nothing more than a metered vacuum leak with a check valve Incase of backfire. It is always doing its job except at WOT when the intake vacuum approaches atmospheric pressure (no vacuum). This is displayed about the same time the wipers stop. Adam
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    Must be a "drive your car to work" day, glad I wasn't the only person. Since my daughter is home from school for a month, I loose my truck and my 49 becomes my daily. Looks lonely in the sea of plastic cars Adam
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    Rebuild Stock Steering Box or replace with Vega style?

    Here's one, much better than the rack & pinion option. Adam
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    ignition switch question

    I believe 49 was the first year.
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    37 Plymouth Sedan Resto- New Member

    It's the speed sensor, the "hose" is the wire shield.
  12. Adam H P15 D30

    1940 Windsor Coupe Triple Carb Manifolds-Which carbs to use?

    Your manifolds look top notch! Much better than the others out there...
  13. Adam H P15 D30

    What Disc brake conversion to use on a 53 coronet

    What size tires are you planning to run?
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    Floors

    Just make sure your body is securely bolted down to the frame. My floors were non-existent so I made a new structure and used 14ga for the flat parts, 18ga for the trans/driveshaft tunnel and lower rockers. Harder to work with but very solid and quiet.
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    Old transmission

    I would just replace it. Look for GL1-GL4 oil only, stay away from GL5.
  16. Adam H P15 D30

    Residual Valve redundancy? Scarebird

    The valve built into the original master cylinder is more like a 10lb residual valve. My disc brakes were dragging with it in there. I removed it and added no external valves and it’s been working fine for some time now. Even after sitting for weeks I never have a low pedal. Adam
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    When you have more questions than answers.

    Multiple carbs and dual exhaust do make a difference. I agree 3 may be too much and you could also run into firewall clearance issues. I would look at dual Carter-Webers from Langdon, mine run very well on an otherwise stock flathead. Performance and driveability were both improved. Adam
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    My starter broke!!!

    Looks like there is rust in part of the crack indicating it had been cracked for a while before it broke off. Could it have been dropped at some point? I’ve run several 6v starters on 12v for years without issue. Adam
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    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    Hello group - Thought I would post some pictures of a project I've been working on with my 49 Dodge. Looking at some old spare parts I had hanging around the garage and decided to make use of some of them. Initially I was planning to make some headers for my 230 using an old set of SB Chevy Sanderson headers I've had for a while. Then I decided to make a header / intake combo with a Rochester 2bbl I had lying around. As all projects seem to go I decided multiple carbs was the way to go for better fuel distribution. Thinking through this further, I wanted to use Tom Langdon's Weber 32's as my carbs of choice. Hopefully I can share (remember) all the things I did correctly, pitfalls I encountered, and mistakes I made (there were a few). First was to cut a plate to act as a flange, I chose 3/8" steel. Note: Purchase a good holesaw for this and use a drill press.
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    Home Made Intake, Exhaust & Freshen-Up

    Hello Everyone, 1500 mile update and I have to say all is well. I have aligned it so I don't eat up my new tires and retorqued the intake/exhaust, it has been a hoot to drive. I also cleaned up some over spray from the glass and polished the chrome as much as I could. I have taken it to 2 local shows and it seems the Dodge crest on the hood and the intake gets the most attention. My oldest comes home from college this weekend and I will loose my pick-up for a week so the Dodge is on deck... Supposed to rain a few of those days but my wipers are up to the task it's just a car, right? Picture from local car show #1. It sure felt good to park next to the Ferraris and Lambos only to have to stand there all day and talk to people about the old Dodge. One guy with a 6 digit Italian car asked me why am I getting all the attention? I said "Not sure, it's just a POS old Dodge." He left in a huff Show #2 And with my youngest, she always asks to take "Lumpy"
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    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    Thanks, used to look like this, took a lot of wet sanding to get the primer off the green paint.
  22. Adam H P15 D30

    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    You don't have to have a shiny paint job for a driver. "Crappy paint" as you so eloquently put it suits me just fine.
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    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    This makes sense except some of the worst work I have ever seen comes out of these so called "pro shops." Unless you or your friend (who you trust) knows what to look for, it's a gamble with any car, modified or not. Sometimes a bigger gamble coming out of a '"pro shop."
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    Fan blades. Mounting

    I think they were built well. I don't think Ma Mopar thought these cars would be running 70 years later? Fatigue starts the first day after construction, it's only a matter of time after that point.
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    Fan blades. Mounting

    Exactly right Tim, after that incident there's only 2 fans I'll ever use. 1. New 2. Electric (also new) All others get tossed in the scrap bin. Funny thing is I drove the rest of the day without a fan and only hit 200 once, lol
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