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Eneto-55

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About Eneto-55

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

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    Male
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    United States
  • Interests
    P-15, RatRods, Mini Cycle Cars
  • My Project Cars
    1946 Plymouth

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  • Biography
    Born 1955
  • Occupation
    self-employed

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    Ohio
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    1946 Special Deluxe
  1. Running without inner/outer fenders

    The right side inner fender well sheet metal is in two pieces to allow the lower section to be removed for access to the valve covers.
  2. How to keep the mice away?

    There was an article about this a year ago on Hemmings, with lots of discussion/ideas. Of Men & Mice
  3. working under-sized L-Head six

    That is interesting, and would be helpful if you were undertaking the task of building a small L-Head, but is this smaller than the stock engines? Anyway, I should have said a "running under-sized model". What I mean is, one that you can start up, not just power it through the motions by some other means.
  4. I seem to recall someone posting something about a working scale model L-Head engine, but I cannot find anything about it. Can someone point me to that thread, or did I dream this?
  5. Rim sizes

    I've always heard that the P15's changed to 15's in late 1947 or 48. I don't know about Suburbans. Are they on a pickup frame? If so, that would explain the 16's. But people often changed wheel sizes back then (I guess they do now, too) - for example, about as soon as my Dad brought home a 62 Chrysler Newport (in 1966) he took the stock 14's off & put 15's on it off of our old DeSoto (53 model). Later it was my first car, and they were still on it when I quit driving it around Christmas of 1977.
  6. '37 Plymouth

    I once overheard an Amish business man saying something like that - he said: "I should have started my business when I was 19, because I knew everything then."
  7. Chilton's online manual

    I think the older Chilton's were better, but anyways I bought one when we got our first minivan, a 93 T&C. The manual was like RCB said, sort of the 'black box theory', where you remove a component & toss it for a new one. And it covered too many models, and didn't cover any of them well. Most of the pictures didn't look like what our vehicle looked like. The electrical diagrams were so small you couldn't read them, and they were also incomplete. [It did help me once, though, when I was stranded in another state, and the shop I had the car taken to said he doesn't work on Japanese engines, and it was only after showing him in the Chilton's that the 3.3 was USA made (unlike the 3.0, which was in fact Japanese) that he consented to do the repair. (It was a water pump R & R that I needed to have done.)]
  8. Miss Belvedere headed Illinois auto museum

    Yep, that's it, but that one is in better shape than the one we have. Originally they were still all in paper wrappers, but you know, children will play. (And it was only 6 or 7 years later when we found them, so no one thought about what they might be worth later on.)
  9. Miss Belvedere headed Illinois auto museum

    I was about two years old when this car was buried, living 16 miles north of Downtown. I heard about this car all through my early childhood, and wanted to visit back home when it was brought out, but didn't make it back there. My grandpa owned a service station back then, and when I was 5 or so, we moved a storage shed from the service station to the place we were living. In a loft in that building was a whole stack of brand-new commemorative 'license plates' that said 1907 Visit Oklahoma 1957 across the top, and OKLAHOMA in large letters in the middle. I think there is only one left, and my Dad has it. (I had it for a while, but thought I should give it back to Dad, although I'm pretty sure it was me that saved it when it was the last one around, probably in the early 70's.) When it got close to 2007 I had an idea to make a bunch of them just like it, but with 2007 in place of the 1957, but when I found out how much the dies would cost, I gave it up. Afterwards, seeing what a big 'circus' the whole event was, I think it would have been a good investment. But maybe it would have been better yet to leave it say 1957, I don't know.
  10. No thermostat in thermo housing

    I know there are a lot of different opinions about doing this, but my dad always removed the thermostat in the Spring, then put it back in in the Fall. Also ran straight water in the Summer, pretty sure. Quit doing all of this after getting a car with A/C.
  11. P15 dash

    I have been told that the wood grain is intended to look like the African wood Sapele.
  12. A place for the spare

    I was thinking you all were talking about retro-fitting a 'modern' set up onto your PU. I thought the stock setup was always on the driver's side, just ahead of the rear wheel. (Remembering my Dad's 53.)
  13. A place for the spare

    Not only that, but those cables either get frozen in place, or they rust in two, although I don't imagine that would happen on a historical vehicle, because it's not going to be exposed to road salt like a daily driver is (at least here in the "salt belt"). I had an S-10 PU, and when i was going to sell it, I looked underneath to see what the spare looked like, and it was gone! The cable had broken at some point, and the spare dropped away onto the road, and who ever was driving it at the time never noticed.
  14. Very disapointed......

    And if you know both languages fairly well, when you see what Google does with it, it is often laughable - so wrong that you cannot even make out the meaning in your own mother tongue (what was originally written in your second or third language).
  15. ROOF INSULATION

    I didn't say so, but was hoping it would work for you. I replaced the headliner in my 72 Dodge Coronet years ago (previous owner chain smoker damage), and the insulation was deteriorated, so I glued that stiff type of fiberglass furnace insulation up there. It stuck until after I had the headliner up, then began to sag. I never took the headliner back down to fix it, but it always bugged me that it had done that. It might have done better if it had been all in one piece, but I had used scraps.
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