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pflaming last won the day on September 15

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About pflaming

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Reedley, California
  • Interests
    shop work on an old car
  • My Project Cars
    1952 B3B Pickup - daily driver
    1953 Plymouth Suburban, under construction

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  • Biography
    Raised in western Nebraska, taught school in the late 60's and 70's, sales career, now retired
  • Occupation
    Former packaging machinery salesman


  • Location
    Reedley, California, Central Valley
  • Interests
    Fishing, Mechanical Design, Od Trucks

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  1. pflaming

    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Transmission levers. I have two three speed transmissions. The gear selector and gear shifter levers on the two are NOT the same. Tomorrow I will check the numbers on the casing and . . . . .
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    Hubcap use

    ''Tis the season! Enjoy.
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    Everybody in California OK??

    Tonight the news reported 600 people unaccounted for. Fire so hot it just incinerated things. Very serious. Very sad. We stoped the logging, animal grazing for environmental reasons. Terrible! To clean out the thistles in our pasture fences, we would wait for a near west wind. When we set fire to the farmost west end, that fire of thistles would travel down that fence row so fast we could not run fast enough to keep up with it. It burned so hot, so fast, and so short a time that all thistles vanished yet the barbed wires would not get hot! Most of our fences were half to a mile in length. Life was different back then.
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    Oil Pan Installation

    I just finished installing the pan on my 218. 1) I use permatex Indian head sealer, but others are good too. For ne it's just added projection but if/you remove the pan later, it will be more difficult. 2) I just snug the bolts the first round and I start from the inside out, why, don't know. I set the torque on my electric drill light to start then full torque 2nd. Then I watch what happens when I start the engine and I tighten the bolts one more time with a socket wrench, but never full tight. Let the gasket do its job. This may may not be how most do it but such as it is.
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    Source of front shock mount

    I believe the late 90's Cherokee anti sway bar is supposed to swap in.
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    Electric wiper motors

    Question: are the 53/54 Plymouth electrical motors and mounts the same as the P15's?
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    Fan blades. Mounting

    Where I store my extra blades.
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    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    Yes I do. I will test them with a battery and get back to you. Do you need the inside arms also? Well maybe, mine came from a '53 Suburban.
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    Bought a new gadget I hopefully won't have to use.

    That I need. TKS for sharing.
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    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    "Electric wipers for $400? Wow I have two on my shelf. A good wiring harness $350 - $400? Try EZ wiring, my lit cost $180 and has twice the items I needed. My disc brakes from Rusty Hope and all required totaled about $500 with new lines and dual MC add $100. , new muffler and exhaust installed was $160. I paid $300 for the station wagon, bought a second for parts @ $300, and a third one with an overdrive for $800. I sold the OD for $900', one rear gate for $400, most of my parts came out of those two cars, oh and a fuel yank for $400, do the math. But I guess one can buy it all .... well do as best suits you, but I still don't see 10K.
  11. Too often it's too easy to flap ones gums and then be wrong. I put $500 - $4000, 1938 - 1954 cars and let it search. Here is a sample of what we see a lot of. I ignored any car that was not stock and chose only mopar. CL '50's cars https://visalia.craigslist.org/search/cto https://merced.craigslist.org/cto/d/48-plymouth-business-coupe/6726150778.html https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/46-special-deluxe-project/6748236152.htm https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/47-plymouth/6747590911.html https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-dodge-powerglide-delux/6747302132.html https://inlandempire.craigslist.org/cto/d/lead-sled/6728244563.html https://bakersfield.craigslist.org/cto/d/1953-plymouth-cranbrook/6743637826.html https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1940-plymouth-2-door-sedan/6738043790.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/lgb/cto/d/1950-plymouth/6746412898.html https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/cto/d/1948-vintage-classic-dodge-4/6726488554.html https://losangeles.craigslist.org/ant/cto/d/mid-50s-plymouth-station-wagon/6715157643.html
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    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    I can buy such cars all day long. Last spring I had first dibs on a 1939 Chrysler Royale for $1400. I coiled have cleaned the fuel lines, tuned the engine and driven it home. I nearly cried when I let it go. So maybe I ought to be a buyer for you midwesterners.
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    An Immodest Proposal (with apologies to Jonathan Swift)

    Anyone who can't make a daily driver out of a late '40's /. Mid 50's mopar is throwing money at foolish choices. This week a no rust, no dents '54 Plymouth Suburban, a completely stock vehicle sold on CL for $1500. --Disc brakes/dual pot MC. $750 --Electronic ignition. $150 --Electric wipers. $100 --12-volt conversion (if necessary/really helpful). A good kit at $180 --Radials. $800 --Shoulder belts. $150 Now tell me, where will the other 10K go. Now if an expensive paint job is added, A/C, fancy upholstery, new engine by others, then some $$. Will be spent, but hardly $10K. I've put two dependable '50's mopars back on the road, so I know what can be done. The perfectionists make this hobby far too expensive. IMHE. My two daily drivers.
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    Oil Pans Types

    Wasn't the "V" for victory added after the Great War?

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