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plyroadking last won the day on June 23 2017

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About plyroadking

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

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


  • Location
    Ames Iowa
  • Interests
    Plymouths, Mopars, and Plymouths

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    Process Engineer

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  1. plyroadking

    start with 12V, run on 6V

    I did it with my '41 Buick to get the straight 8 turning over quicker. I used two Optima 6 volt batteries wired in series. I use a 12 alternator to charge the positive side of the 2nd battery. Negative on the first goes to ground. I pull my 6 volts off of the cable that goes from the negative on the 2nd to positive on the 1st. Ground is the same for both voltages. I went a little further and just use the 6 volts for the radio, heater blower motors, and the fuel gauge. Its been several years with out any problems.
  2. plyroadking

    Work bench height

    I built mine to be 44 inches, I’m also 5’17” and it was the most comfortable height for me. I stacked blocks of wood on the kitchen counter till I found the right height for my garage bench. The only downfall is it’s a long way to lift heavy stuff up on it and also a long fall for stuff rolling off.
  3. plyroadking

    Interesting photos I have run across.

    https://desmoines.craigslist.org/cto/d/1955-plymouth-89-dodge-dakota/6590248301.html hold my keystone lite.....
  4. plyroadking

    Asian Beetle Invasion/ Infestation

    Them and box elder bugs! My first summer/fall roofing houses in Iowa I met them, just about enough to make you cry when they won't leave you alone while you're hugging a steep pitched roof. I've worked on houses in the winter where we've pulled siding or dry wall off and they're stacked 3 feet high, just billions of them. In really cold winters they don't survive. We resided a house one winter and when we were done it looked like an air tanker dropped a load of that orange fire retardant around the house. Bug-b-gone works but the box elder and asain beetle stuff is the best, they crawl over it and go a couple inches before croaking.
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    Carburetor Blues

    He is from Bosnia and Stella is the pinnacle status symbol of success..... seems to me like a girly beer as it's not even 12oz...
  6. plyroadking

    Carburetor Blues

    I don't have the tools at home yet, but a coworker has a fully stocked machine shop that for a case of Stella Artois can be mine after hours.
  7. plyroadking

    Carburetor Blues

    Hi Lloyd! How are You? We're good here, I'm impatiently waiting for our 10 month old son to start helping me wrench on the cars. He crawled out into the garage today but was more interested in the floor jack than helping out. I've heard about someone that can install bushings on the throttle shafts, and thought about taking one to a machine shop. I need to get some thing figured out and get that car painted before the national meet this year, I think it's close enough to us to attend.
  8. plyroadking

    Carburetor Blues

    Sounds similar to the can I opened up! I ran out of good nonleaking carb bases (worn throttle shafts) and started looking for other options. I found a two barrel setup on a 55 dodge. Throttle linkage was different and I ended up making brackets and using a throttle cable to make it work on my 40 Plymouth with a 55 230. It works but the gain wasn't worth the effort. I had to convert to electric choke too. Then last fall at a swap meet the guy I bought the two barrel setup from had a nos 40 Plymouth carb sitting in a box. Once the car comes out of winter storage the two barrel setup is coming off.
  9. Thanks Mike! I strive to sell something I know will bolt in and work the first time. Ernie, I've been to Cedar Rapids many times. A good friend I met at Iowa State lives in Waverly, he's a ford guy but I'm sure one day he'll own a quality car. I originally grew up in northern California and still visit a couple times a year. My email address is plyroadking@gmail.com I'd check your lockout switch, I have a jar full of ones that had lube leak into them and insulate the contacts. They are available NOS. I usually troubleshoot them by running a ground wire to the lockout wire terminal on the kickdown switch. I push the cable in, turn the ignition on, (without starting the engine) and listen for the relay and solenoid to click.
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    Old Mopar Junk yard near Sacramento, ca

    Been to Brian's a couple times, had/has? A 40 Plymouth i robbed parts off of and an overdrive I picked up. Reasonable guy, probably sat there and bs'd half a day. Also has/had? a factory big 6 dual intake on a dodge dump truck, wanted a grand for the set up 5-7 years ago.
  11. plyroadking

    just for giggles

    Almost half as fast as my '40 Plymouth! I run a 1/4 at a solid 20 seconds...........
  12. plyroadking

    Ball and ball accerator pump

    An elderly mopar owner told me of that "trick" supposedly you'll dump more gas when you stomp on it as the plunger raises higher than it was designed too. I never tried it though. Does your 38 have neck snapping acceleration? I think I recall that the linkage on the throttle shaft has to be modified also to increase the stroke.
  13. plyroadking

    where is this heading

    We bought new kitchen appliances lately, they said it would void the warranties if I hooked them up as about 50% of their returns/issues are from improper installation. They also said you can't reuse the 220 volt plug/cable from your old oven, new ovens don't come with one....
  14. plyroadking

    Overdrive frustrations

    How's the rest of it wired? Did you follow a factory diagram? If your wired like it's intended to be it's electrically trying to engage overdrive when you're driving around at +25-30mph with it mechanically disengaged. I never recommend bypassing the lockout switch. I troubleshoot mine by running a switched ground wire to the governor terminal on the lockout switch. When the rest is wired as intended, you can push the cable in, turn the key to the on position, and toggle your "gov overdrive" switch. You should hear both the relay and the solenoid click.

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