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oldodge41 last won the day on December 20 2015

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About oldodge41

  • Rank
    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 06/26/1958

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Central PA.
  • My Project Cars
    1941 Dodge Business Coupe

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  • Biography
    I am an avid do-it-yourself guy. I like all types of cars, stock, modified, antique, muscle, trucks
  • Occupation
    Maintenance Supervisor at PSU Power Plant


  • Location
    Central Pennsylvania
  • Interests
    Old cars, motorcycles, dirt track auto racing
  1. Off topic hobbies

    Motorcycle for me too.
  2. Keep right?

    Great question. I work on the campus of a large university. Many nationalities represented and no one seems to know to keep right on the sidewalk. Americans included.
  3. President

    "Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it"
  4. December photo op

    Cold Stream Dam Philipsburg, PA
  5. Master cylinder kits problems

    My '41 Dodge had a 1-1/8" bore MC when I first started driving it. I swapped it with a 1" bore with no ill effects. I think the 1" will require more pedal travel to move the same amount of fluid, but the affect I saw was minimal if any. I was told the smaller bore creates more hydraulic pressure with the same foot pedal pressure, but I don't know if that is a tested fact or a law of physics or something. Should you swap to 1-1/8"? It is my "opinion" that it doesn't matter, but that is a choice only you should make. I am only relating my personal experience with each MC bore size. I have been known to do some things that others feel are, shall we say, abnormal.
  6. Master cylinder kits problems

    I have both 1" and 1-1/8" master cylinders here. Both look identical. Just different bore sizes. Like P.A. said, stuff gets swapped around on these old cars all the time.
  7. The legend lives on

    Best part of my old car are the memories of my Dad. your grandson will never forget the time he spends with you on the Plymouth. Good for both of you!
  8. temperature behaviour/ reading, cranbrook 218 engine

    Another vote for a plugged / bad water tube.
  9. Long Time Lurker Official Car Introduction

    i live on Fernwood Road, the road before the one you turned on to. Those are Chevy's, they belong to a guy who lives in Morann. Early fifties I believe. He has, or had, a very nice '54 Chevy. I haven't seen it for quite a while now. Not sure if he still has that one or not. His Dad used to live on 28 Road where the old cars sit.
  10. Long Time Lurker Official Car Introduction

    Nice car. I remember that car from the Pennswoods ads. I think the guy had a Javelin and a '67 Dodge for sale that looked interesting too. Had to r-e-s-i-s-t the urge to go look myself. With some (ok, a lot of) help from my wife I was able to restrain myself. I am glad the '48 got a good home. I am real close to you in Fernwood, just outside Houtzdale. I am sure we will see each other out and about. I thought I caught a glimpse of a Mopar coupe in Houtzdale a couple weekends ago. Maybe a '41 Plymouth, possibly just passing thru, or maybe these old Mopars are taking over Clearfield County.
  11. Coupes you like

    41 Dodge
  12. The Picture Game

    5/29/17. Clearfield, PA. Next picture-- your Mopar at a neighborhood baseball field.
  13. Look what I found!

    That is a beauty! Nice find!
  14. What's in the Box?

    Good topic! Spare tire, lug wrench, jack, rags, jumper box, window cleaner, california duster, small toolbox of hand tools, oil, tow strap, points, condenser, fuses and bulbs. Phone and credit card. As far as use, I have used the jumper box on a few other cars when out and about and on mine a time or two at home before I got the battery tender. I have used a variety of the hand tools on different occasions. My cars and others. Had to put a fuel pump on my Dart once only to find that my fuel problem was electrical and I stopped in the next pull off and replaced the points. Pulled the thermostat on the Dodge coupe once on the road. I used to carry a gallon of water but gave that up a while back. Disassembled, cleaned and reassembled a stuck wheel cylinder on a '48 Chrysler on a show field once. (had to send someone for brake fluid, should add that to my kit). Pulled spark plugs on a '50 Ford one time that wouldn't turn over on a show field. Found two cylinders had water, one full. Cranked it over, reinstalled plugs, pushed it and caught in gear, water blew out the exhaust but the flat six ran and the guy made it home. That is where my water jug went, I remember now, I gave it to him in case he needed it on the way home. I used the tow strap once the first year we had the Dodge Coupe, towed it home with a Dodge Dart, 340 4-speed of my brothers that Dad was driving that day, it was an overheating issue, my first encounter with a water tube. Was probably quite a sight with the Dart towing the Coupe. Can never be prepared for everything, don't even try to. React, asses. formulate a plan and execute the plan, Once the bugs are worked out, with a little maintenance these cars are very reliable.
  15. Tail light socket source

    When I did my rewire I used all #12 wire. Paralleled where it could have been #10. I did it for simplicity, bought one spool of wire and did the whole car. I soldered the #12 to as short a lead as I could at a couple new tail light sockets that had thinner (probably 16 or 18) gauge wire. .