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jcmiller last won the day on April 21 2014

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About jcmiller

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    1942 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe; 1970 Plymouth Fury III


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    Portland, OR
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    1942 Plymouth Special Deluxe Club Coupe

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  1. jcmiller

    fuel pump question

    I followed Worden's advice and it worked! Note to self: it takes at least two minutes of cranking to get fuel to the carb after sitting for a long period. Thx guys.
  2. jcmiller

    fuel pump question

    Thanks guys. In the past I have started the car after long periods of inactivity and agree it takes a while for fuel to get to the engine, but I think I am beyond that amount of time spent cranking the motor (more than 90 seconds, but not all at once). But, assuming that is the issue, wouldn't I feel some air pushing out of the line at the carb inlet if the pump was working and a column of fuel was on its way?
  3. jcmiller

    fuel pump question

    Hi, I tried to start my '42 for the first time since November. I'm not getting fuel to the carb. I disconnected the fuel line where it goes into the carb and do not feel any pressure coming out of the line when I crank the motor. Does that mean the fuel pump is bad or could it possibly also mean clogged line, hole in line, or empty tank? I think I have a quarter tank and also added about 1.5 gallons to be sure and inspected the fuel line and don't see any holes or cracks. It's a mechanical fuel pump with a glass bowl. Thx!
  4. This one is mine. Please PM me if you are interested. Thx. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/cto/d/1942-plymouth-coupe/6650444670.html
  5. jcmiller

    Correct jack for '42?

    I think he was referring to your warning about not working under a car that is jacked up and not your suggestion about using the differential as the lift point.
  6. jcmiller

    Correct jack for '42?

    I''ll check the bumper for the notches, but here is what I really need to know - is this more likely from a 1970 Fury or a 1942 Plymouth? The reason I ask, is that I am selling the '42 and agreed to include the things that came with the car. This is on a shelf in the garage, and I can't remember which car it came from. It looks an awful lot like the one that my 70 Barracuda had. Thx!!
  7. jcmiller

    Correct jack for '42?

    I'm just following on this. Did anyone get a chance to check? Thanks.!
  8. jcmiller

    EPiX's 1942 Plymouth Coupe Resto

    I do have those. PM sent.
  9. jcmiller

    Correct jack for '42?

  10. jcmiller

    Correct jack for '42?

    Does this look like the correct jack for a 1942 Plymouth? It was in the trunk when I bought it.
  11. jcmiller


    We're working with a company that helped operate an oil disposal sump on the bank of a river in the 1940s and 1950s. The sump was created at the request of and with the assistance of the local authorities because until the sump was created the used oil and dirty bilge water was poured directly into the river. The sump was occasionally burned off. It seems crazy now, but it was an improvement at the time. Now the river is a Superfund site and guess who has to help pay to clean it up?
  12. jcmiller


    I guess so. That is a common justification though.
  13. jcmiller


    Yes, along with uranium and asbestos. Plus used motor oil has other toxic constituents in it. I'm pretty sure the original post was a joke to show stupid methods of the past. In my line of work, I regularly deal with properties that are contaminated by this sort of thing. It is usually on a much larger scale, but we have dealt with residences as well. It's really pennywise and pound foolish to get rid of oil this way. It costs many thousands to excavate contaminated soil and many more thousands if it gets in the groundwater.
  14. jcmiller

    Toyota V12

    It reminds me of the Chrysler WW2 multibank engine. https://oldmachinepress.com/2012/10/05/chrysler-a57-multibank-tank-engine/

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