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Labrauer

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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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    braular@aol.com
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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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  • Gender
    Male
  • 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.

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  • 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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  2. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Hey Don I did tell what fixed the problem in my post # 33. I guessed you missed it but you were the one that nailed it on the head. There was the metal spring still in the points box and when I installed it the car ran fine at 60 mph and above. Thanks
  3. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Thanks for all the great information on my problem it is fixed and running good. We have a great group of people here on the forum.
  4. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Well guys I have finally gotten to look at the Plymouth tonight after getting the wife all settled in. She came home yesterday and seems to be doing okay just hurting a lot and taking some pain pills for release of pain. What a crazy weekend and week this has been. Now to the Plymouth. I think we have a winner with Don"s commit on the points bouncing. I took the distributor out once more and also the points. It's much easier for me that way if I take it out. I look in the box the points came in and there was another clip spring in the box. I connected it to the points behind the copper tab and put back together. Started the car making sure the timing was at TDC once again. Stepped inside went through all the gears all the way up to 60 mph and no spit, spud-er, and no backfire at all. The car ran just fine up on the jack stands now when I get the R10 wired up and get it back on the ground we'll see if I get the same results as tonight. I know a lot of you don't like a 12 volt conversion done on these old 6 volt cars but I tell you I am very pleased with how easy the car starts now. I am amassed it seems it starts in less than one revolution of the engine. Anyway I appreciate all the replies and all the help as always. Thanks, Larry
  5. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Well guys it will be a few days before I can get to the car now because I had to put the wife in the hospital Monday morning with possibly of surgery so please bear with me and I'll get back on this as soon as possible. Thanks for all the replies and I'll let you know how it goes
  6. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Don what I am saying is the car was converted over to 12 volts from the 6 volts so I got a 12 volt coil, condenser and points.
  7. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    Well guys this is all great advice. I have not checked the timing when this happens. I will do so as soon as I get back in town Monday. I have to leave town in about one hour so it will be Monday or Tuesday before I can report back. I take all of your commits and check each one I'm sure someone hit the nail on the head. Thanks a lot, Larry
  8. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    No I am not sure it isn't a carburation problem. I would think that if it runs fine until I run it through the gears it wouldn't be that but maybe I just don't know. I guess that could be the problem I am just wondering because the carb came off the old engine and it was doing fine although it has set on the shelf for about 6 months before reinstalling.
  9. Labrauer

    Got a Problem Need Advice

    I have got the 48 Plymouth coupe ready to go on the road again but I have one problem. The car is still on the jack stands and I have run it idling and with the throttle cable pulled out running. It runs great at this stage of the game but when I go through the gears and in high (3rd) revved it up to around 45 mph the engine starts to spud-er and back fire and seems to loose power. I have checked the timing and it is TDC. Put the timing light on it and revved it up to see if the vacuum advance is working and it is. Everything seems to run great until I get up to the speed of 45 and then all heck breaks loose. Checked the compression and it is great on all cylinders. Put new spark plugs in. Check the gap on the points several times and they are right. Changed the points and condenser in the distributor checked the wires inside the distributor all looks to be fine. The car has been changed over to 12 volts with a new 12 volt coil and also everything in the distributor 12 volt. I just don't understand what's the problem or how to fix it. Any suggestions or advice please. As always thanks in advance, Larry
  10. I am thinking on changing the points out for the pentronix electronic ignition system but have heard different stories on using with the R 10 overdrive unit. I have heard the interrupt service for the overdrive will not kill the engine for a millisecond for the shift. My car is now 12 volt negative ground and is a 48 Plymouth Flathead 218 if that will help and the distributor number is IAT-4011 #1343554. I know many of you have had experience with this type of setup so I'm here to get some reliable information. Will this setup work? Is there any modification I have to do? By chance do anyone know what part numbers I need to order? And last is there a such a thing as a 12 volt condenser and a 12 volt set of points available? As always thanks in advance, Larry
  11. Labrauer

    Fuel lines

    Heck I went down to my local parts shop and just got some 5/16" brake lines in different lengths they have male fittings on each end. Bought a couple of female brass cuplers and ran that from the tank all the way to the fuel pump on the engine. Worked fine for years.
  12. Labrauer

    Antifreeze

    Norm I once had an engine (218) that all three spark plug holes got full of water after filling the radiator and starting the engine. Didn't see the water until I started the engine. The gasket under the thermostat housing was leaking. I tried to tighten the bolts down but got to the point that I thought I was going to break them off. Still was leaking so I took the housing off installed a new gasket but this time I put some permertex gasket sealer on top and bottom of the gasket and never had a leak since. If that isn't your case I would look at a leaking radiator upper hose or the radiator it self. Check to see it the radiator cap has the gasket on it also.
  13. Labrauer

    Fulton visor installation

    The video that DJ194950 reply is a great video of door adjustment for these old cars and trucks. I enjoyed watching.
  14. Labrauer

    HELP !! NO POWER TO THE NEW FUSE PANEL

    To fix the problem to get the car started I took the plugs out and hooked up a wire with an alligator clip on one end to hook to the starter relay on the middle bolt and then put my finger over the spark plug hole on # 1 cylinder. Took the other end of the wire and touched the positive side of the starter relay and bump the engine over till I felt the pressure come from spark plug hole. Was close enough to TDC that I was able to turn the engine over by hand to exactly TDC. Took the distributor out just far enough to turn the shaft so it would line up again with the oil pump spline. That put the rotor on the distributor right at 7 oclock. Tightened the distributor back up hook up the wires to proper holes on the cap and woohoo turned the key and started right up. Looked at the oil pressure gauge and it came up quickly to around 40 to 45 PSI at idle with all the other gauges working fine too. Have yet to adjust the valves according to the book at running temp but I will do that tomorrow and re-torque the head bolts after that. Went out twice today and cranked up very fast running just fine as can be except for a little tappet noise that will be addressed in the morning. Now to address the R10 overdrive situation being 6 volt and the car is 12 volt. Thanks to all the great people that have chimed in for their knowledge and experience it is greatly appreciated.
  15. Labrauer

    Fulton visor installation

    Yes there is You have to remove the inside door panel and there are three bolts on each hinge that can be loosen. Pull the door back and re tighten the bolts. You have to be careful to make sure the door lock assembly is not to far out of adjustment other wise the door will drag on the door pillar. there are three bolts per hinge inside the door that provide door hinge adjustment.
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