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About Labrauer

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 10/20/1954

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  • Biography
    I am disabled and take life one day at a time. I became disabled in 2005 with Guildon Bree' sendrum.
  • Occupation
    Before I got disabled I worked for National Oilwell Varco

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  • Location
    18611 McKay Alvin, TX. 77511
  • Interests
    I love working and driving my old cars around getting the thumbs up when someone passes by or I pass them. I love woodworking in my spear time. I love talking to the geese, chickens, ducks, goats, squirrel and dogs in the morning when feeding them on the farm. These are just a few of the animals we have. Just a way to clear my mind and get a friendly response without something negative coming out of their mouths. LOL
  • My Project Cars
    I have two project cars at this time and they are two 1948 Plymouth,s. I have a coupe and a sedan that I love to drive more than the 2000 F250 Ford pickup or the 2007 Toyota we have also.


  • Location
    I live in Alvin, Texas or I should say a little town called Algoa but my mailing address is Alvin.
  • Interests
    Woodworking, Fishing and camping, Old cars and trucks

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  1. Labrauer


    Well Wiggo' I am starting with no old wires in the car as usual I messed up when I decided to redo the wires and let some young folks rip the wires out. I regret doing that now but that was then and this is now me feeling the pain and frustration of the new wiring harness. Here's what I have done so far on the car in which it is 1948 P-15 by the way. I have purchased a new Ignition Switch #70702B with 4 connections, new Headlight switch #70701, New turn signal switch #6020, and a new starter button. All have been installed on the car. ?The signal switch was wire up according to the kwik wire book instructions. The ignition switch also was wired by the book, the headlight was wired by the book but still there is nothing working except for the headlights but no instrument lights, dome light, dimmer switch and indicator high beam light, electric fuel pump that runs off a toggle switch. The fuel gauge and fuel sending unit seems to be working. I have not hooked up the starter button yet. When I hook up the battery and look at the signal switch the red center glass glows a faint light but when I flip the handle down or up the light goes out and nothing blinks at all. The horns are not working but when I push the horn ring I hear a click sound in the fuse box at the built in horn relay, I will try what you have down for me to change and see if it helps. I have my fingers crossed that it does. Thanks for the reply and help
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    Thanks Dave72dt /That is what I thought but was not sure.
  3. Labrauer

    Electronics wizard needed...

    Robin is the overdrive a R7 or a R10? I think I might have a wiring diagram for the R7 shift rite on the shift knob somewhere here on the computer if you need it.
  4. Labrauer

    Electronics wizard needed...

    Robin is the overdrive a R7 or a R10? I think I might have a wiring diagram for the R7 shift rite on the shift knob somewhere here on the computer if you need it.
  5. Labrauer


    Wiggo Look in the download files there are wiring diagrams for the 48 Plymouth and others.
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    Thanks for all the helpful replies guys I now have power to the fuse box. I have power to the fuse box and the head lights and dome light except the dome light will not turn off without disconnecting the battery cable. Those three things are working but nothing else. Tomorrow I am going to take my wiring book out and go through each and every wire to make sure it is going to the right place out of the fuse box. I thought we (my son and I ) hooked everything up by the book but apparently we did something wrong or didn't hook up wires right. I have one more question to ask you guys and that is there is a pink wire # 20 14Ga. that comes from the fuse box and says to connect to the positive lug on the coil. I don't know if this way is for a positive ground hookup or a negative ground hook up out of the book. I have a hard time reading and understanding these instructions and diagrams. Anybody know? Thanks again.
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    I have some pictures of the starter, and solenoid
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    Thanks for the information guys I am willing to try anything from suggestions to get the car running again
  9. I purchased a wiring harness from Kwik wiring and put it in my 48 Plymouth but now I can't get any power to anything on the car. My car is 6 volt positive ground and I have also added a single wire 6 volt alternator with a built in regulator. I called the alternator guys and they told me how to wire it up by passing the old regulator on the car. The # 15 red 10 Ga. wire runs from the fuse panel to the alternator battery lug on the alternator. The #16 10Ga. wire runs from the fuse panel to the starter battery lug on my starter solenoid with a Maxi fuse installed on this wire. My battery cables from the battery are hooked up with the positive to the engine block and negative to the other side of the solenoid opposite of the starter lug. There is a third lug on the solenoid in the center that nothing is hooked up to and I don't know if anything goes there or not. I've got 6.4 amps in the battery so I know it's good. I have no power to the ignition switch nor to any of the fuses on the fuse box with the key on and flipping the switch on the fuse box that kills the power to the coil. Can anyone think of a reason I am not getting power? I have also e-mailed kwik wiring for some answer. If no response tomorrow I will call them on the phone. Sincerely, Larry Brauer
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    dip stick gasket

    Well guys we are on a role here tonight I have learned another difference in the dipsticks. On my 48 P15 engine I have the one with the cup in fact both of my 48 cars has the same stick all though the one engine I got from Paul it seems that the stick hits the bottom of the pan just before it covers the end of the dipstick tube. I had no idea that there was such a difference in the length of the two. So which one is the right one to use?
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    Bright dash lights

    I am chiming in here also in saying the one on my 48 P15 is also just the on and off one. I could never figure out why anyone would want to cut the dash lights completely out and why they even put a switch in like that. I never knew it was supposed to work as Don says who knows maybe it was changed out before I got the car by the owner before me. On my light switch there was a way you could turn the knob like it would dim the dash lights but it never worked either. I have since changed the light switch but it only turns the lights in the dash and head lights on or off. Oh well we learn something new every day here on the forum.
  12. Labrauer

    '47 P15 Starter & Generator Rebuild, also Fuel Tank

    As far as removing the gas tank you need to disconnect the wires to the gas sending unit or take it completely out first and be sure to take the filler hose off the fill tube. In my P15 there are two bolt heads in the trunk one on each side toward the trunk lid opening that are I think 11/16 or maybe 3/4 that are attached to the straps that hold the tank up. You will need a floor jack to hold the tank up while you unscrew them. After you remove them you will see that they are a female threaded nut that are about two inches in length. The tank should come out when the straps are all the way down. Oh yes don't forget to disconnect the fuel line too.
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    Optima 6v battery

    Those battery holders are out of site they must be made of some kind of precious metal or something. Can't see spending that kind of money just to hide a battery. By the way Paul I would like to see that hand crank maybe that's the way I should go.
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    Optima 6v battery

    I was looking into getting one of those batteries too but of the price I haven't pulled the hammer just yet. If and when I do I would like to find the battery holder that would make it look like it has a full size battery in the car. Any one know of one anywhere that will fit the 6 volt Optima and look like the original battery holder?

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