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About kbuhagiar

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

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    South San Francisco, CA
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  • My Project Cars
    1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe

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    I'm still alive
  • Occupation
    **RETIRED** Telecommunications Manager


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    1947 Plymouth Special Deluxe 2-Door Coupe - South San Francisco, CA
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  1. kbuhagiar

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Nick, No offense taken - at least certainly not by me. Our opinions are just that - opinions. Your preference is all that matters, the car will be beautiful in black. Go for it - just post lots of pictures!
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Not to hammer the point too much, but....Black is absolutely GORGEOUS when done correctly, and it looks GREAT...for the first five minutes after the car has been washed and detailed. Black is like a dust magnet - every little thing shows up. My first car, a 1968 Cougar, had an incredible black lacquer paint job, and looked stunning, especially with the chrome Cragar wheels, but the amount of effort it took to keep it looking nice was overwhelming. That was my first - and last - black paint job.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Nick, Nice progress. Keep up the good work!
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Hello Crew, Nice to see the project progressing so well. Hard to think of any options short of replacement...I know that budget is a primary concern, but unless you have an inside connection to someone with serious fabrication/welding skills, it may be your only option. If you go that route you could probably keep costs down by adapting a column from a wrecking yard. You would need to modify the box end to accept the appropriate u-joint/rag joint. I'm sure someone on board here could chime in with which columns are easiest to adapt to a P15. Good luck!
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Nice Job, Nick, looks like a bit of time and patience is worth the effort. Glad to see that the grill trim is in such nice shape. Regarding polishing, I have had success with a product called Simichrome on stainless steel trim, but I'm sure others will chime in with better suggestions.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Nick, Where are you located? I think I have a spare front grille, I have to check in my parts shed.
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    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    I have the three-point seat belts installed on my 47 Plymouth...personally I think it's worth the effort, and when done skillfully & tastefully will blend right in.
  8. kbuhagiar

    Carpeted Floor Mats for P15

    Greg, thanks for the lead. I checked their website, and apparently they do replacement sewn-to-fit carpets, and replacement rubber mats, but do not do any floor mats. To be clear, I am talking about a set of four floor mats to cover my existing carpet in the footwells...something like these.
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    Carpeted Floor Mats for P15

    Hello Folks, I've looked/searched/Googled everywhere but haven't been able to find a vendor who makes carpeted floor mats for a 47 Plymouth. Any leads? Thanks.
  10. Hello Folks, I am in the process or re-wiring my modified 47 Plymouth. The car had already been changed over to 12 volts when I got it. Although the factory fuel gauge was operational, it has never been particularly accurate. I've just discovered that the gauge was fed a straight 12 volts (not reduced). Is it safe to say that this would have affected its accuracy? Would the gauge be damaged by the increased voltage? And, if memory serves me correctly, the resistance range of the factory fuel sender should be 0 ohms (empty) to 30 ohms (full), correct? Thanks in advance.
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    Driver side door lock assy.

    I may have an extra in my parts shed, but it may be just as worn as yours. Nonetheless, if you still need one and are desperate drop me a private message and I'll check on it. Cheers, Ken
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    My wife's gotta be the absolute best :)

    I am also very fortunate to have found someone who understands my (near-) obsession with all things automotive. Dorothy and I will be married 30 years this September, and in that time she has always been supportive of my hobbies. In December I finally realized my long-time dream of a four-post lift...that evening, after final assembly and testing was complete, I came in from the garage and she met me in the kitchen with a bottle of champagne and two glasses. I asked her what this was all about. and she replied that she knew how much this meant to me and that we should celebrate! Damn near brought a tear to my eye. OK, maybe it did. I am grateful every day for all of life's blessings.
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    Clements, California Tailgate BBQ 11th Annual

    Hey Tim, What's the address/location in Clements of the BBQ? Thanks.
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    P15 Brake Pedal Draft Seal (Grommet?)

    I got my pedal draft seals from Andy Bernbaum. They are of a very high quality. After removing the pedal pad from my brake arm I was able to stretch the seal enough to get past the threaded portion. It requires some effort but it's not too bad. Running the seal under some hot water prior to the installation helped a bit. Afterward, I was able to maneuver the seal past the floorboard to its intended location at the base of the pedal arm. After observing it in operation from down under, I am quite surprised at how effective it appears to be. It is firmly gripped in position on the arm, and yet is pliable enough to form a surprisingly good seal on the floorboard. Two thumbs up. Thanks again to all for the input and observations.

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