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Mark D

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Mark D last won the day on September 12 2017

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About Mark D

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor

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    www.rdusaclassics.com
  • Biography
    just a wild colonial boy...
  • Occupation
    At the moment: Corporate Real Estate, In the future; old car sourcing & export.

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    Male
  • Location
    Bolton, MA USA
  • Interests
    a little of this and a little of that, its all good.
  • My Project Cars
    1949 Plymouth - First Series Sedan<br /><br />
    1947 Plymouth - Convertible Coupe

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  • Location
    Bolton, Massachusetts - 1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe
  • Interests
    Anything hands on.

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  1. Clock repair recomendations.

    Set it to 5 o’clock and leave it alone. Unless you’re looking for concourse quality, its really not worth repairing. If your car is not a daily driver, the clock will just drain your battery if left energized. The alternate to repair is to replace the guts with a modern battery driven motor. There are threads in the archives here that describe that in full.
  2. Kick panel resource

    Just bought kick panels and correct door cards for me 47 Convertible from a seller on eBay known as muscle maniac car parts. They’ll be waiting on my doorstep when I get home from Australia on Thursday. Will let you know quality and fit after I get back.
  3. this was the exact "look" i was after when I bought my p15 sedan. I wanted it to appear stock, but have a few extra things that a highschooler would have done to the car that his dad gave him. So I went with the Offenhauser dual intake, and headers. Installed finned covers on the galleys, but they really cant be seen from most angles. Last thing I did was the OD which I rebuilt end to end and swapped myself. It's a sedan so alot of people walk right by it, but anyone that's an in-liner fan usually asks whats under the hood, which leads to some decent conversation. Some day I will tear down the engine and rebuild it, when that happens I will shave the head and swap out the cam for something with some pop, but for now the mods i did are perfect for a "highschool" driver, that graduated 33 years ago.
  4. Not silly at all. It’s the longest threaded post on the back of the ignition switch. But be careful of how many accessories you tie to the post, you might want to consider and accessory fuse block installed on the firewall.
  5. Just a quickie: Transmission gasket set?

    If you have gasket material available I can send you a PDF that you can trace and cut your own. - Mark D
  6. I was granted permission by our Admin today to host a community page in the Clubs section of the site. I invite anyone in New England and New York to join and contribute. The goal ultimately is local support, exchange of info, parts resources, and potential future gatherings. Looking forward to your participation. You can find the relevant page by following this link; All the best - Mark D
  7. Just posted on a Facebook page

    Clicked on the sellers name and it said Syracuse, but now the link is gone.
  8. Just posted on a Facebook page

    And it’s in your backyard mr. g
  9. Edgy

    Edgy is only grinding custom cams now.
  10. Headliner edge strips

    Pics please!! the rest of us wanna see what this looks like too.
  11. price differences wheel brake cilinder

    We can still buy these off the shelf at auto parts stores for decent prices. Can’t recall exactly what I paid for a single, but it wasn’t anywhere near the $50 people are gouging in ebay.
  12. Look what I found!

    I was lucky to find a local old skool installer that been in the biz for 40 years. Most of the guys I went to wouldn’t touch any car made before 1960. This guy also let me work along side him which I wanted so I knew how it was put together, and also for personal experience. The guy I used is at the end of his career, has severe arthritis and put about 6 hours max per week into my top replacement. I won’t put his name here, but if you’re interested to speak with him, drop me a PM.
  13. Look what I found!

    Been some time since I provided an update. After many trials and tribulations, the convertible came home last night. Spent the day yesterday with the trimmer in his shop covering up the staples, trimming fabric, installing stainless trim and snaps, and cleaning her up. She hadn’t been started for 13 weeks, and I was pleased she jumped quickly to life and other than the tires with flat spots from sitting, which thumped a for a little bit), she drove well on he way home. Lots of stares and thumbs up kept me grinning. Next up, the interior replacement. Stay tuned.
  14. Duals for Plymouths - Speed Mechanics 1954 View File Part two of the article I last uploaded. Submitter Mark D Submitted 11/30/2017 Category Reference Information  
  15. New to Plymouth need some help

    Gonna need some photos to say exactly what you have. Photo attached shows my 47 convertible. Note they were painted body color for this body style, all others were wood grained.
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