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mrwrstory last won the day on January 10

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About mrwrstory

  • Rank
    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 09/27/1917

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  • Biography
    Grew up in Suburban Detroit playing the American Grafitte game on Woodward Ave.
  • Occupation
    car slut

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  • Gender
  • Location
    So Calif
  • Interests
    anything that burns fossil fuel and is older that 50
  • My Project Cars
    48 P-15 Club Coupe
    40 P-10 Coach
    32 Ford Roadster


  • Location
    So Calif
  • Interests
    Hybrids, anything with four wheels that burns fossil fuel and rubber.
  1. Carpel Tunnel damage

    I had it about a dozen years back. Not severe enough for surgery but confirmed by a neurologist. Changed my habits and did stretching exercises that took care of my issues.
  2. 51 Plymouth, Mustang II Kit, Custom Stub?

    See my response to Mark888 on his thread IFS swap 1948 Plymouth. Your car is virtually the same as ours. I have the Kugel Komponents front end om my Plymouth and I couldn't be happier. No tire wear evident after 35K miles and I don't baby it. Sounds like your Grandpa has good experience and careful measuring and fabrication should yield a quality modification. Great that you two have a project together. He will get at least as much pleasure from the project and the companionship as you. Also check the thread "My Friend Mike" in OT Form. He used the Fatman clip with no issues. No guts,....no glory!
  3. IFS swap 1948 p15 de luxe

    Well Mark, you get the "gist" of mostly the resto guys. Adam nicely listed the "pros and cons". Unless I missed it, no one listed "the journey". If you're not a resto guy, patching in an alternate IFS can be fun project, 'tho not an easy one for a beginner. I WAS a beginner! I faced the same issue and considered a purpose designed clip from Fatman vs. and IRS crossmember from Heidts or Kugel. With lots of measuring and stressing I installed a Kugel Komponents IFS cross member and couldn't be happier with the Wilwood brakes, R & P steering and adjustable ride hight. After 35K miles I feel I made the right decision and I are now "experienced",....to some degree. -
  4. How Many Drive Their Old Mopars In Rain

    Hey Andy, I'm livin large!!!! 241 and 270 Dodges were smaller versions concurrent with the Chrysler 331 and 354 starting in 1953. Desotos were somewhere in between. When Chrysler raised the deck and increased the stroke to yield 392 inches, Dodge decks and strokes were increased to yield 315 and finally 325 inches in 1957. The 270 and 315 Dodge Polys are the same block as the Hemis. The 318 Poly you mention was a new architecture, 1958-59........I think. I've got a gillion engine pics but won't "abuse the privilige". Here is a link that is way outta date. You'lI see I attempted 180 headers but threw in the towel in favor of getting the car on the road. I gave up on Photobucket http://smg.photobucket.com/user/wstory/library/HEMI build?sort=3&page=1
  5. Welding uh-ohs

    The majority of responses mention solid wire and gas. Solid advice! Even with solid wire and gas, cannot overstate cleanliness, fit and practice. practice, practice!
  6. How Many Drive Their Old Mopars In Rain

    Andy, I'm real proud of the Hemi. It's a '57 Dodge at 325 in. Built it myself as well as the headers. Also has a 5 spd manual trans. When I drive it, rain or shine, I'm 16 years old again. I just love this car.
  7. How Many Drive Their Old Mopars In Rain

    This count???? Nearly drown several times. Doors leak but that also lets the water out! One doesn't sign up for this but it has never intimated me from enjoying the moment. Ya get hero points too!
  8. 50 Coronet project

    Gregarious, I am struck by so few "attaboys!" Even 'tho I'm way past wiring issues on my car, I enjoy seeing you workmanship and your work ethic. We need more "hands on" young guys and you are a great example. Keep up the good work, keep us posted and,....keep us honest! Good job and,.. atta boy!
  9. Age Demographics Please Take The Poll...

    I believe the key word is "HOW" I can't figger it out,...either. But I guess that's irrelevant now because in scanning this thread I see I have already posted and I assume included in the poll. Like I said,....CRS Now I'm over 80,...I think.
  10. My Friend Mike

    Copied this image from Aug. 2016 40plyrod post above, because someone on another thread mentioned patina. The Sub. still looks like this and the car is pretty much a daily driver. Mike is a very involved Dad so much of his free time lately is working with Josh on school work, rockets and quad runners.
  11. Home Made Intake and Exhaust

    Just discovered this threat. Great project! I love the "McGiver" factor. In scanning the thread I have a question and a comment. Comment - In my opinion, you don't need to rationalize (for others) why you're doing what your doing. It's the journey, right? If you want the best of an old Mopar, restore it. If you want better performance or economy or reliability, buy a new car. Question - I may have missed it but what's the source for the air cleaners? I love the Siamese effect and imagine it X3 for my Hemi.
  12. Show us your suburbans

    Always loved Suburbans so this thread got my attention. I'll probably never have one and this is probably as close as I'll ever get. Just had to revisit the thread, "My Friend Mike" which is over a year old and chronicled his build prior to a run to Canada in July, 2016. Perhaps some of the new guys would enjoy the documentry,....
  13. 50 Coronet project

    I did that, I think on Ed's advise, some years ago and heartily endorse the suggestion. Bad enough hanging upside-down like a bat, but at least you can see.
  14. 50 Coronet project

    Did not use tape to wrap. I changed things too many times so just left zip ties a frequent intervals.