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  1. Clements, California Tailgate BBQ 11th Annual

    Hey Tim, What's the address/location in Clements of the BBQ? Thanks.
  2. 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.
  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. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. temperature gauge

    Mark, You have a PM.
  7. 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!
  8. Pretty Dodge Brothers Coupe

    Get over it. His car, his choice.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. P-15 Business Coupe

    Dudley32, Nice car...looks familiar! Any more details (drivetrain, suspension, etc.)?
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. Hello folks, Was a defroster an option on the 1947 Plymouth? Reason I am asking is that I was under the dash last night, doing some wiring, and I realized that there did not appear to be any cutouts on the dashboard which could be used to direct air up to the windshield. OR, to put it another way, if I want to add a defroster unit, would I have to cut holes in the dash? (shudder!) Thanks in advance!
  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!
  16. Painted Pinstripe Removal

    Hello Folks, My 2001 Ford F150 Lightning pickup has a painted pinstripe (applied by the previous owner) applied all along the top of the body line. Over the years it has become faded, and in some spots it has completely disappeared. The original factory red paint is otherwise in excellent condition. I would like to remove the remainder of the pinstripe - is this something I could do, perhaps with careful use of polishing/rubbing compound? Thanks in advance!
  17. Painted Pinstripe Removal

    Hello sunsetdart, I am aware of that tool, but I was under the impression that it was for tape/adhesive striping only. I will check it out once again. Thanks!
  18. Hello Folks, I just purchased a 1996 Mercury Cougar with only 35,000 miles (neighbor down the street passed away). While cleaning out the trunk, I came across this: It is inscribed with US Patent number 4303966, and the circuit board is stamped '1415'. The previous owner went through great pains to stash this - it was sealed in plastic, wrapped in a paper bag, taped up and then hidden under the trunk mat underneath the spare tire in the tire well. It appears to be some sort of dongle with a tiny flashlight. The light doesnt work, but I can't seem to find any way to open it up to change the battery. My curiousity is piqued; anybody out there have any idea what this may be? Thanks in advance!
  19. Guess The Part - Mystery Key Fob

    Hello Greg, I think you may be on to something. He worked for a hazardous waste transportation company, and was on call 24/7 up until a couple of years ago. That key may be to the security gate at the corporate yard, or perhaps to the company fueling station.
  20. Guess The Part - Mystery Key Fob

    Thank you Joe. The first thing I did was a Google search on that patent number but I did not get any satisfactory results on the first few pages...I'm curious, what did you use as your search criteria?
  21. Today's Dilbert Comic

    I usually like Dilbert, but I must be overlooking some subtle level of humor here... http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/2013-02-11/
  22. What are you having trouble with

    I am getting email notifictions for EVERY new post on subscribed threads, as opposed to a single notification (as was on the old board). I changed my notification setting from 'Instant' to 'Offline' , but still get the multiple notifications. And what does the option for "Push Notifications" do? Thanks in advance for your time and trouble.
  23. What are you having trouble with

    EXCELLENT! - Great new feature. More than makes up for the missing 'hover' Please disregard previous disenchanted remark...
  24. What are you having trouble with

    Hello all, Another feature I miss: In the old version, you could 'hover' the pointer/cursor over the topic heading and get the first few lines of the content (which would allow you to decide if you felt the post was worth reading or not, without clicking it and then having to back out). In the new version if you 'hover' the pointer/cursor over the topic heading, all you get now is a dialog box repeating the topic heading. Oh, well.
  25. What are you having trouble with

    I am in the same boat as Mr Scruffy - trying to figure out how to reference all of my saved PMs from the old board. Also, I can't find the list of subscribed posts from the old board. Otherwise, the new look is great, and I greatly appreciate all of the efforts of our webmaster Mr P15-D24!