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About plyroadking

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    Member, been hanging around a while...
  • Birthday 12/09/1985

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    Des Moines, Iowa
  • Interests
    Vintage vehicles
  • My Project Cars
    1930, '40, and '55 Plymouths, 1941 Buick, 1957 International, and 1983, and '86 Chevy K30s


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    Ames Iowa
  • Interests
    Plymouths, Mopars, and Plymouths

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    Process Engineer

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  1. 1940 Dodge instrument panel

    My clear plastic speedo centerpiece did the same thing. I went to hobby lobby and bought a sheet of heavy clear plastic. I cut out a new centerpiece and glued it in.
  2. 1940 Dodge instrument panel

    That is interesting, perhaps the picture came from Cuba? I can't imagine a usable set being that hard to find. I had a similar issue with finding 40 Plymouth gauges, it took a month or two but I collected enough clusters to get a nice set and a really nice spare set.
  3. Reccomended timing

    I set mine with a vacuum gauge, set it till you get the highest vacuum reading and then go for a drive to check for pinging, if it pings just retard it a little.
  4. So what what was it before it ate the snickers?
  5. Transmission second gear ratios

    They went to pin type synchros in 55, don't know about ratios though
  6. Transmission questions

    Yes but you'll have to swap the input shaft as the fluid drive's is a lot longer
  7. 230 Flathead

    I usually just go off the numbers stamped on the block to determine what size it is.
  8. Chrome T-handle under dash

    It won't hurt anything to drive it like it is, the overdrive won't work
  9. Chrome T-handle under dash

    That would be the overdrive cable then, sounds like the clamp that holds the cable jacket probably let the jacket slip. There's a bracket that mounts to the bottom bolt for the solenoid, you'll have to jack up the car to get to it. Usually it's a Phillips head and a 3/8" or 5/16" nut. You'll have slide the jacket back up and reclamp it at the end. It could also be that the cable pulled out of the pivot on the engage/disengage lever. Both are pretty easy fixes but you'll have to jack the car up. I wish my 57 ih was a jubilee, it's the 8.5 foot fleet side. I bought it because it was 3/4 ton, 4x4, and only $450. Brake drums are unobtainable so it's now got 70s chevy 3/4 axles and 35" nondirectional tread military tires. just have to do brakes and steering till I drive it.
  10. Chrome T-handle under dash

    Thanks for the vote of confidence! but I'm just a simple minded turner of wrenches
  11. Chrome T-handle under dash

    How thick is the rod that the handle is attached to? By saying "hanging" there I'm wondering if it's the hood release? The overdrive handle is usually attached to a solid rod and connects to a cable about 8 inches later. Both are common to bind up if they've been sitting a long time. What part of Iowa? I'm in Des Moines.
  12. Motor transport stand

    Y'all are a lot more particular then I am, mine ride on the rubber cushion of an old tire. But then none of the ones I've hauled look as nice as the ones pictured either.
  13. Single Or Double Flare Brake Lines in My '53?

    The biggest thing I've learned with making double flares is to spend some time cleaning up your cut. I file them perfectly flat and polish with some fine sandpaper and then take a round jeweler's file to the inside. Takes a while but you'll get a perfect double flare every time.
  14. Ball and Trunnions: removing trunnions

    I just took my old driveshaft into the shop, 3 days and $450 later I had a new one with modern u-joints. Only complaint is that I have to use a thin open ended wrench to remove the 9/16" nuts because the Spicer yokes make it tight to work on. Not really a big deal but I use the car to test drive overdrive transmissions and takes longer to drop the shaft then it does to swap transmissions.
  15. Carburetors need replacement

    I stacked two gaskets to cure the leaking on my strombergs and also my carter