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About Doug&Deb

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    Junior Member, just joined the forum !

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    1952 Dodge Coronet


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    Cars and grandkids

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  1. Doug&Deb

    Color on wheels

    I believe they should be body color.
  2. Doug&Deb

    Electronic ignition again

    Some people have had no problems with Pertronix but I’ve heard more bad news than good on this forum. I’ll wait until it’s time for a tuneup and decide to convert or not. I had no problems with the points just looking to simplify maintenance. Btw I do have the correct coil and wires. Pertronix agrees that the module is bad. They’re going to stand behind the product so no complaints about them.
  3. Doug&Deb

    Electronic ignition again

    I never got mine in service. I’m having my engine rebuilt and the module worked twice and hasn’t worked since. Pertronix is willing to send me a new module , I’m just not sure I will use it. Does the slant six mod work with a 6 volt positive ground? I’m not willing to convert to 12 volt.
  4. Doug&Deb

    Electronic ignition again

    Well it seems that I got a bad Pertronix module. I guess I’ll stick with points. At least I found out during the rebuild not on the road.
  5. Doug&Deb

    Tire size question for p-15

    They did indeed change size in late 47 I believe. It seems odd that the speedo reads correctly with the 16s on. I had the same problem with my D24 when I put radials on the stock wheels. I’m not aware of any changes to the gears or speedo
  6. Doug&Deb

    Automatic choke

    Never mind I found the old posts from this forum that covers this topic. I seem to be on the right track.
  7. Doug&Deb

    Automatic choke

    I tested the choke and it works. The screws had broken which seems to be common. I’m trying to use the linkage from a D24 on my 52 Coronet and I’m not sure it’s the same. It’s hooked up, I’m just not sure it’s right. Guess I’ll find out when the wiring is done.
  8. Doug&Deb

    Automatic choke

    Can anyone with a 49-52 Dodge please post a picture of the choke assembly. Mine was in a box of extra parts and a hand choke was installed. Since I’m having the engine rebuilt I’d like to install the correct setup. Thanks.
  9. Doug&Deb

    Gyromatic Tranny 1951 Coronet

    Do you have the gyromatic trans? These cars also came with a 3 speed trans with the fluid coupling. With this you need to clutch to shift. You have the option to start in 3rd gear and leave it there. You don’t need to disengage the clutch when you stop. I have a 52 Coronet with the gyromatic and it’s a blast to drive. The Imperial website has a troubleshooting manual available for download along with other information. If I can help just ask.
  10. Doug&Deb

    My First Car -- P15 1947 Plymouth Deluxe

    Welcome! Great to have young people join the hobby. Remember this was someone’s daily driver when new so it can still be your daily driver. This forum is a great place for help. Good luck and keep us posted on your progress.
  11. Doug&Deb

    steering box kit

    Can’t remember. I think bushings for sure. Not sure what else.
  12. Doug&Deb

    steering box kit

    I bought one about 7 years ago from him. It fixed my steering just fine. I don’t recall any problems with it and I’m probably the most incompetent mechanic around.
  13. Doug&Deb

    Synthetic oil

    Engine rebuild is almost done. Any thoughts about using synthetic oil after break in period? The mechanics aren’t sure about the seals being up to the task even though they’re new.
  14. Doug&Deb

    Rad cap

    Any idea how much pressure I can run for my 52 Coronet? My engine rebuilder suggests a 15 psi cap. I’m concerned about that much pressure on a system not designed for it. My radiator is stock and in good shape.
  15. Doug&Deb

    1952 Coronet Transmission Question

    Idle speed is critical. Download the troubleshooting manual from the Imperial website and follow the steps to troubleshoot the trans. I have a 52 Coronet also. Mine was my daily driver until the engine went. It’s being rebuilt so I can rack up more miles. The gyromatic is bulletproof and fun to drive when operating correctly.

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