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Barabbas

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Barabbas last won the day on August 16 2013

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About Barabbas

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Fort Wayne, IN
  • My Project Cars
    Doris--Nile Green 52 Cranbrook

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  • Biography
    1st car was a P22 then 60 Valiant, 70 Cuda and now am back in the MOPAR fold with my 52 Cranbrook
  • Occupation
    Retired--Mechanical Engr--AC Motors

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    Port Townsend WA
  • Interests
    Guitars, Cars, Playing with my Labrador "Hero", movies

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  1. Barabbas

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    AHH a real car lover---loving the style of 50s/60s over the jelly beans of today.. My 2 cents: Dual Master cylinder, SEAT BELTS, LED brake lights...and good tires. I put Disc brakes on my car for safety, but I was living in the hills and mountains of the pacific NW---on the midwest flatlands I expect the drums are adequate. My car originally had the 4.1 rear end and it ran all day at 60 with no issues but was a bit noisey
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    Another cunning mod...

    Really cool, I like it a lot! How did you connect the warning lights for the oil pressure and ammeter/voltmeter?
  3. Barabbas

    Fuelling multiple carbs

    Airtech (I think that's the name) makes a remanufactured fuel pump that had serious reliablity issues--personallyI tried 3 different ones--the best lasted 3,000 miles and the other two lasted less than 5 minutes. Now my experience is 3 years old so things may hav changed but I had no problems once I used the rebuild kit from then and now....had over 5,000 miles on the rebuilt fuel pump when I sold my car and it was still running strong with no leaks
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    Fuelling multiple carbs

    I had the stock fuel pump with my Dual Carbs--get a rebuild kit from here: http://www.then-now-auto.com/fuel-pumps/
  5. Barabbas

    New to forum

    No Don I haven't. I keep looking for him to show up here
  6. Barabbas

    New to forum

    Looks great! Does it have that distinctive Horsehair smell? I kind of missed that when I redid my seats
  7. Barabbas

    Goodbye and Thank you!

    Don, I doubt it--I donated the car to PBS and it was auctioned off in South Bend
  8. Barabbas

    Goodbye and Thank you!

    I will probably lurk around and speak up once in a while---
  9. Barabbas

    Goodbye and Thank you!

    If you have to go on rutted gravel roads tho--give me the Plymouth
  10. Barabbas

    Goodbye and Thank you!

    I hope so too..it is a bit like letting a pet go---these old mopars are more than just a machine BTW. I left a sheet of the "care and feeding of Doris" in the glove box for the nest owner--the last line read: " MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF ADVICE: JOIN THE P15-D4 FORUM www.p15-24.com. Virtually any question for problem you may encounter will be answered there. The members are quite helpful and know darn near everything about these old Mopars.
  11. Barabbas

    Goodbye and Thank you!

    The "Z" is a different kind of fun--but it is fun. We took it on a 4,500 mile road trip to the Maritime Provinces and had a great time
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    Goodbye and Thank you!

    I have a toy in the garage that doesn't quite fit in the mopar family...plus I do have a habit of drinking and ebaying, so maybe the dart gt could still happen. I will check in here once in a while..I gave away a lot of parts with the car but I did keep my shop manual for those nights when I can't sleep
  13. Barabbas

    Goodbye and Thank you!

    11 Years ago I bought "Doris" a 1952 Plymouth Cranbrook. I wanted a retirement project and it came down to an old P23 like I had in High School or a 1965 Dodge Dart GT that a girlfriend parents had. After surfing the net, I found this forum and Pete"Blue skies" blog--that settled it for me. I bought the P23. I've been mostly a lurker the past years, searching past posts and, for many years, this forum was the first thing I read every morning and the last think I read it night. All of you helped me in getting Doris up, running and reliable. I really enjoy driving the ol time machine but it became obvious to me that it was time to let her go. I no longer had garage space for her and the summer midwest sun was taking a toll on her paint. Also I am now 11 years older--arthritis is a little more advanced and getting underneath an ol car just wasn't fun anymore. So she's now gone--she and I had a good run and many (25,000) happy miles that wouldn't have possible without the help and expertise of this forum--so Thank you Mike
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    T142 engine

    Since you have a truck engine try Vintage Power Wagons http://www.vintagepowerwagons.com/ for distributor parts
  15. Barabbas

    I really dislike winter weather

    When I retired 10 years ago, I moved to the Olympic Peninsula of Washington to escape the wide temperature swings of the midwest. Well, after living in an area where the temparature only varied between 20F to 80F, I found that I really missed the 4 seasons so I moved back to the midwest. I like winter as much as the other seasons, I like the challenge and I like the quiet. When it gets cold I just follow my Dog's lead
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