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  1. Body removal 48 Plymouth coupe

    Flame arrestors!
  2. Dennis Bickford might have a repro owners manual but more than likely for the Town and Country Convertible "8" as that's his business. has all the same info as the regular C39 steel bodied cars. The eight cylinder Saratoga/NY'er owners manual is a tough one to find. The Royal/Windsor six manuals show up occasionally online.
  3. Oil Pan Removal, Engine in Car. '53 Windsor 265.

    We have talked about these two rubber seals before.
  4. Oil Pan Removal, Engine in Car. '53 Windsor 265.

    Most gasket sets supplied two roughly 1-1/4" long/straight round cross section seals to go under the front seal aluminum support plate that the front end of the oil pan seals up against with the large curved cork gasket. Seal 10-24-17 in the parts books... engine section. I guess now they make you make your own out of a O-ring? Stupid IMO. You don't need to deal with that if all your installing is the oil pan..
  5. Motor Mounts

    The tube washer assembly is pushed down and into the original factory type replacement upper rubber mounts. Replacement offshore mounts might be made different. Another pic of an assembled mount in my vise....The factory way these tube washer assemblies are sized/made prevents over compression of the rear mounts and also helps prevent engine noise and vibration issues. Too hard of rubber is a no no to on mounts.
  6. Motor Mounts

    The 3" washer is actually welded to the tube and is not supposed to be separate.
  7. 1951 T&C Wagon stuff

    Did you buy that from "Joe" ? He was on the AACA site as he bought it a couple years ago and recently sold it.
  8. Highlander was a very common 1941-48 Chrysler upholstery fabric.. both blue and green... the Chrysler Data book does not show it... the upholstery section is kinda weak to say the least... my other same Data book does not even have that accessory section. I am currently finishing up a NewYorker 3 passenger business coupe with the Highlander interior. One # 53 Rt heater too.
  9. Overcenter Spring Adjust Tool.

    Same OC spring tool for all 1946 to 48 cars. Also used o eight cylinder Chryslers too. 1949-52 uses a different OC spring tool.
  10. Get a NewYorker owners manual... explains all the optional heater systems on Saratoga/NewYorker and Imperial cars.. Dual heaters were an option on all Chryslers. The passenger side MoPar Model 53 was a very common installed heater on 1946-48 Mopar cars including Chryslers. The # 54 was the drivers side Mopar heater. Other types of heaters were dealer installed too. Dual heaters #53 and 54 with the fresh air package and kick panel vents were another option on the C39 Chryslers . Depending on the heater package some marked knobs are not used and do not pull out! I could go on and on and on and on but will not. Too much to type.
  11. just for giggles

    I have a friend who has run air cooled vw's for 30 years......runs high 10's.... 121MPH. I have a friend who does race a 69 air cooled VW...... high 10's 121 MPH. 30 years of it.
  12. OT - What's wrong with THIS picture ???

    A "Speed Cushion"... ! Such a nice relaxing name for a traffic calming device.
  13. Power Steering Idea

    Hard truck steering? Improve the caster angle on the I-beam. The the kingpin is leaning too far to the back. It will make the steering on turns lighter. Don't over do it though!
  14. Moore's Auto Salvage

    $50.00 is a good deal for a NOS trunk handle for a 1950-52 Plymouth! They are hard to find ................. Especially if it's a Mopar handle and not a Regal replacement.
  15. 1946-1948 Chrysler Plastic Dash parts repros?

    Call Dennis Bickford in New Mexico... he sells T&C repro parts and more....
  16. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    Wonderful job on a nice car! To have all that pot metal grille that nice and shiny...oooh weeee!
  17. 48-50 Grill Bars

    Now that's a beautiful and handsome looking Dodge truck grille!
  18. Question on freeze plugs?

    And people think JB Weld is just that! not so...
  19. The pages I have shown are from the mid fifties as there are three different FM books I have shown with part numbers. Same #'s used up through 1971. I'm not telling anyone to use my books at all or to follow what they say.. Just showing thru all those years they did say FD and torque converter cars should use a heavy service # 4 rear main bearing. I do buy nice clean old stock big name bearings and other critical parts for my cars and trucks instead of modern day import parts and my old books help me do this so I don't have poor quality part failures.
  20. The #4 main bearing is different because of material used and probably flange size thickness. This is noted in my old 1950's thru 1971 Federal Mogul books. Fluid Drive/ and TQ engines are noted as requiring a different # 4 rear main bearing....
  21. Question on freeze plugs?

    I have used JB weld on all Mopar engines that had pitting in the recess...and on all shallow or shallow cup plugs for years. Never a leaker. Another reason is to help prevent soft plug blowout on high performance Hemi's....I have seen them being blown out at high RPM. Not much of a recess on those old 331/354's. I've never had a problem. They remove OK too. I cannot have come backs!
  22. A different H-duty rear main bearing is required on the fluid drive 23" smaller engines. A loss of oil pressure if the rear main end play is excessive.
  23. 48-50 Grill Bars

    Geez... I don't like you anymore!
  24. Question on freeze plugs?

    Hump outward....use a large flat heavy driver and carefully slightly flatten the hump. Clean the plug seating area well and use sealer like permatex # 1 or I use JB weld.
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