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

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  • Biography
    Born 1955
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    1946 Special Deluxe
  1. riding season

    I still have the Flandria 10 speed 27" racing bike I bought from my Freshman college roommate at the end of the school year in 1975. (It was one year old at the time.) I have replaced both tires, and one tube, and wore out the chain as well. (He had already replaced the seat, as it had one of those really narrow hard ones on it originally. I finally got one of those "old man" seats made for kindness to the prostate. I'm 62, and have to see the doc about it every 6 months or a year, sometimes it's been every 3 months.) It is also a tall frame - I'd have to measure it to be able to say. But last year I bought a used 18 speed with the higher handlebars. My wife has a multi-speed bike as well, and we take them along on our church group camping week-end every summer. We don't get out with them very much otherwise, but they have quite a few miles of bike trails here - Rails to Trails. These bike paths follow the rail way line that has been abandoned. Most of this is for bikes & walking only, but parts are open to horse drawn vehicles, and the Amish use them quite a bit, to stay off of the highway. There is an access point right at the local WallyWorld, so there is a good deal of buggy traffic there. (Horse piles, too, of course.)
  2. Door latch and striker for 52 plymouth

    I think they would have originally been cadmium plated (and not anodized or painted), but it also sorta' seems like I've seen some painted on old cars, years ago. Can't say for sure.
  3. Too far gone?

    I found your other thread, where you posted a photo of the car, and it's amazing how nice the car looks, as bad as that front cross member is. I did see a P15 in a salvage here in Ohio, though, where the upper sheet metal looked just about perfect, but the bottom 6 inches or so was just gone. I didn't try to get down & look under it, because their whole yard was one big mud puddle, but I imagine the frame was really bad, too. I commented about it to the guy working the counter, and he said that he sees lots of cars like that around here, said it's from leaving them parked (for years) on some sort of mining leavings - it's been quite a few years already, and I don't recall exactly what it was.
  4. Song and video about 6 inline.

    Cool. Shared on FaceBook.
  5. hood bumper diamensions- 1947 P-15

    I have a very dried up & broken one from my '46 that appears to be about 3/8" in height. I have a couple of taller ones that I brought back from Brazil, that were used on the Kombi. They appear to be 15 mm in height (+/- 9/16"), but they could be cut down. (The base appears to be just slightly larger in diameter, but since mine is so dried up, I don't know what the original diameter was. It also diminishes in diameter more than the original MoPar one does.) I haven't tried these VW Kombi ones on the Plymouth, because I forgot to take them along the last time I visited my parents, where my car is stored (900 + miles away). The Kombi is no longer being manufactured, but these bumpers may still be available in Brazil.
  6. Almost immediately is no joke. Years ago I worked in a plating shop, and if someone stopped you to ask a question right as you took something out of the Muriatic acid tank, you could see it rust right before your eyes. (We plated a lot of stuff with cadmium, and that's what I did with the hardware on my car. I even cad plated the intake & exhaust manifolds, the head, the oil pan, and the bell housing, too, I think. I can't tell you if it burns off of the exhaust manifold, because over 35 years later, I still have not run it. My wife & I spent 18 years out of the country, and my car is still waiting for me to retire so I can finish it. Problem is that when we moved back to the States almost 15 years ago, we settled at a place over 900 miles from my folks, where the car still sits. I just don't have a place for it here, or a way to get it here, and my job keeps me too busy anyway. Self-employment does that.)
  7. Off topic hobbies

    I also sorta' "collect" Bible commentaries, Greek Lexicons, etc. Weird, I suppose, but I was a Bible translator, and I often have questions about a given text, as to how different people interpret it, and if there is an unusual one, then also whether there is linguistic evidence for their interpretation. But my wife says I collect junk. (What is 'junk' to her is just stuff I haven't found a use for yet.) Also have a bunch of old 78's (records) that go back to the late 40's - Western Swing, etc., and a 1921 phonograph. But it isn't a collection, because I only have one. When I was a teenager I started a 'collection' of unusual brass doorknobs, but I only ever found 2 or so that I really liked. The only one I still have (and the one that got me started with it) has a non-symmetrical design on it - that's what got me interested in it.
  8. Off topic hobbies

    Gardening. Recently have also developed an interest in what some are calling 'cyclekarts' - mini cycle cars with 6.5 HP one lungers as the power source. (The biggest problem is the cost of the wheels - 17" motorcycle wheels are specified.)
  9. Building a Garage...Input Appreciated

    See, I didn't know about this one. (I guess because I don't have a shop at all.) I thought that "claiming it's part of the house" or something was limited to an attached garage.
  10. Building a Garage...Input Appreciated

    Sky lights, if not too expensive. No lighting is cheaper than natural lighting. Oh, & I get why some would say no windows, but I would go nuts in a closed up space like that. (Maybe put bars on the windows to deal with the security issue.)
  11. Lurker coming out

    This is the same color as my 46 (after I got down through two layers of other colors, one of which had been brushed on - thick). I decided to put it back the original color, even though I didn't care for it, either, not at first. My personal advice would be to wait a while, and see if it doesn't grow on you. Did for me, and I love that color now. Don't know what I was thinking.
  12. help me please!!

    I know some will say this is not the right way to rebuild an engine, but this was how it was done at the Chrysler-Plymouth-Dodge-DeSoto dealership where my dad worked (parts man at the service desk) starting in the middle 50's up into the early 60's or so before he moved to Rambler. They were so tight after a rebuild that the starter couldn't turn them over. They would hook onto the car with a chain a drag it around the block a few times till it started the first time. (This was right in downtown Tulsa. The dealership name was FourStates.)
  13. V8 conversion for my 47 P15 sedan

    Yes, I suppose it means that a person should think about that potential later interest in the donor car as a part of the decision on what parts to use. It can be a gamble, sure, but by the time the donor cars are becoming available at reasonable prices, there might well already be indications of future demand. It might make the original outlay a bit higher, but in the long run may be the better choice.
  14. V8 conversion for my 47 P15 sedan

    My personal feeling about frame clip swaps is that after 15 - 20 years, you just have a non-original old car with a mix-match of parts, and with suspension parts that may not be available because they are old, but not old enough to be available as restoration parts. Disk-brake upgrades are a different case, because the changes are reversable, or later model parts can be substituted when the upgrade is no longer the best available. But the main thing I'd say is to document the sources for any upgrades, so that later you or another owner will know what parts are being used. How many times do you see posts on hotrodding sites where a guy is trying to identify a non-original part on a car someone else built?
  15. Is Craftsman comming back?

    The only SnapOn tool I ever purchased new was an air hammer bit to cut sheet metal, the type with a tooth in the center that would peel a narrow strip out as you cut. It was handy because you could do pretty tight curves, too. The first one I had was a Craftsman, and after I hit a floor cross member by accident a couple of times, it was a goner. Then I bought the SnapOn one, and I also went through a few of those, until the SnapOn guy wouldn't honor the warranty anymore, and gave me a used one from someone else that was worn so much that it wouldn't cut decent.