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About pflaming

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    retired, now a novice mechanic on '50's mopars

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Reedley, California
  • Interests
    Bible study, grandkids, old cars, fishing, Maine
  • My Project Cars
    1952 B3B Pickup - daily driver
    1953 Plymouth Suburban, lm

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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

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

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    Familiar territory

    Wire rims, COOL! Of the top ten trucks I like, yours is in the top five for sure.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Long day today, I tidied up a lot of loose ends today and and installed new shocks. Tomorrow I will tow the chassis to the muffler shop for a new muffler and tail pipe install. To tow, I have a 2" pipe with a log chain though it. I hook the chain ends so that the pipe is near snug at both ends. Now the towed vehicle does not need to have brakes, the pipe is the key.
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    53 Chrysler More Door

    To keep those parts makes a lot of sense. Mine will go with the car. "I would only add that we should all keep the drums and other parts we take off for the next owner in case he wants to restore it. Can't sell that crap for enough money to be worth your time anyhow,and having it might even help your sale."
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    53 Chrysler More Door

    Some times a disc brake kit is less expensive than a drum brake restore.
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    Shop Art

    I like such as:
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    Springtime In The Midwest!

    Packing houses are packing peaches out here. Early peaches sell good, but I don't eat peaches til mid June.
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    Wi-Fi Security Cam In My Garage

    Wow! But can it detect cats? ! ! !
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I just restudied the repair manual, here is its information. It appears the only adjustment is pedal related, not clutch release.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I have only attached this clutch release, have not adjusted anything. Any tips on how to adjust, I will consult the manual, but recollection of past reading is that the manual is vague. The old adage "The devil is in the detail" is ringing too true just now.
  10. I like the trunks, yet I prefer the full cover. I placed a 2x6 "wall" across the bed to keep things near the gate, easy to load and unload and nothing is tempting. Full cover also helps some on gas mileage, but not much.
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    '53 Meadowbrook

    Go lightly with the DA and don't press down, let it work and you won't cut to metal as often. I used 600 grit
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    Why? Or why not?

    Probably a limousine company.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    Today I received my body mounts from Roberts. I misread their prices to wit: $9.00 per mount times 20 = $180.00. The price is $9.00 per set of two or $9.00 X 10 = $90.00. Since I had misquoted I felt a correction was needed.
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    1954 Plymouth Suburban Project

    I'm very close to a drivable chassis.
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    Optima 6v battery

    The tractors and other engine powered machines had magnitoes, so the crank was a way of life. I've cranked many a farm engine. Those cranks were permanently mounted.
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