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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. 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.
  2. Clements, California Tailgate BBQ 11th Annual

    Hey Tim, What's the address/location in Clements of the BBQ? Thanks.
  3. 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.
  4. Hello Folks, Can someone please confirm that the brake (and clutch) pedal "grommet" on a P15 isn't really a grommet, but a draft seal which is fixed to the pedal arm and moves with the pedal arm under the car, thus creating a seal when the pedal is at rest (not activated)? I was operating under the (apparently) mistaken impression that the seal was actually a grommet that was fixed to the floor and the pedal lever slid through it. Thanks in advance.
  5. Firewall Brace for GM Tilt Column in P15

    Thanks for the suggestions so far. At this point I am leaning towards the Speedway/Ididit brace, but a friend has a firewall brace from an early 70s Blazer that I may be able to adapt with some minor fabrication. Fun, fun, fun.
  6. Hello Folks, I am in the process of re-wiring my modified 1947 Plymouth Club Coupe. Since I have everything under the dash removed, I thought it would be a great time to fix all of the Mickey Mouse 'upgrades' made by previous owners. My biggest challenge yet is removing and replacing the GM tilt column that was mis-installed some years ago. I have rebuilt the column itself; now I need to install it correctly. The upper steering column support was done well, and can remain, but the lower support was the definition of 'hack job'. Can anyone recommend either a universal-type firewall support that will work on the P15, or perhaps a factory-style GM firewall brace that can be adapted? The column itself is the standard-issue early-70s GM with a 2" outer diameter. I realize that just about anything can be made to work, but I was hoping that someone out there has been through this before and perhaps could share what worked for them. Thanks in advance.
  7. temperature gauge

    Mark, You have a PM.
  8. Inexpensive Firewall Cover Repair 46-48 p15

    Beautiful work! For the benefit of those of us who do not have one to repair, (mine is long gone), which vendors have firewall covers for sale? Thanks in advance!
  9. Pretty Dodge Brothers Coupe

    Get over it. His car, his choice.
  10. Hello Folks, I am finally in the process of installing the defroster in my 1947 Plymouth. So far I have installed both diffusers to the slots in the dashboard (underneath the corresponding outlets under the windshield). However, I am at a loss as to how to install the remaining equipment. My shop manuals have virtually no mention of the defroster installation, and Internet research for information has been futile. Would anyone out there happen to have any pictures of their existing defroster installations that I could use as a reference? Any and all information would be greatly appreciated.
  11. Inside Sun Visor Location

    Hi MJ, I found mine on eBay, took a few weeks of searching till I found them. Brought them to my local trim shop and had the pair rebuilt and recovered. Good luck!
  12. P-15 Business Coupe

    Dudley32, Nice car...looks familiar! Any more details (drivetrain, suspension, etc.)?
  13. Inside Sun Visor Location

    Hello YukonJack, I just went through the same process as you - new sun visors, new headliner. Andydodge's procedure is spot on, that's exactly how I did it...admittedly it took me about a half-hour or so to muster up the courage to poke the first hole in my nice headliner! If you have a light-colored headliner, make sure your hands are clean; doesn't take much to dirty it with fingerprints. Good luck!
  14. Here's the wagon.......done!!

    The car looks fantastic..love that blue! Nice work. Can you provide more details, or a link to a build thread, etc? Thanks.
  15. Defroster Option on 1947 Plymouth?

    Resurrecting my 5-year-old thread for a follow up question... My 47 has a Hupp Model 356 heater installed under the passenger dash; should it have some provision for adding defroster ducting? Thanks again!