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Tom Skinner

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Tom Skinner last won the day on November 19 2017

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About Tom Skinner

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 11/13/1956

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    Huntersville NC
  • My Project Cars
    1948 Chrysler Royal Sedan

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  • Biography
    Had 1948 Royals all my adult life
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    Huntersville NC
  • Interests
    Restoration - Stock

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  1. Tom Skinner

    Need help , Engine misses / stumbles

    I thought (If a 250.6 cu. in. Engine) Timing should be 2 Degrees B.T.D.C. Advanced somewhat for 87 Octane - about a 6 Degrees B.T.D.C. would be about right.
  2. Tom Skinner

    1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe wireing harness

    Rhode Island sends Instructions that are idiot proof - no mistakes - top quality.
  3. Tom Skinner

    1946-1948 Chrysler Plastic Dash parts repros?

    Who can recommend a Plastic Repro place for making Glove box Door covers. I have an extra to submit to them
  4. Tom Skinner

    Heat Shield

    Vintage Power Wagon has them for about $17.50 Make one Cheaper yourself, it is after all possible. If you continue to pay some one else to do all your work you most certainly be upside down (financially) with your car as it relates to the actual value of your car. V.P.W. Phone is: (888) 695-0578 page #22 of their 2016 Catalog Tom
  5. Tom Skinner

    Exploring my Meadowbrook

    Just Remove the Radiator. Turn it upside down in the yard. Put a Water Hose in the bottom and wash it out. You will get a cup of crud out of the top where you usually fill it. It will all come out be patient, and it will probably be fine. Buying and spending doesn't have to be the first solution
  6. Tom Skinner

    Best slide hammer?

    Should just pull out by hand
  7. Tom Skinner

    Easy things are getting difficult

    Awww, mix a Margarita or two. The pain goes away and your young again. Just don't drive after 2 or 3 or 4. L.O.L. Don’t drive after 4? I would have to drive, after 4 I can’t walk!!! Mike, I drive after 4 - all the way to the bedroom. L.O.L. Tom
  8. Tom Skinner

    Will worn shackle bushings cause clutch chatter?

    insane radio, Highly unlikely Spring Shackles would cause a Clutch Judder/Chatter. I too thought of everything under the sun to deny the Clutch Judder problem. Question does it Chatter/Judder at lower Speeds say 15 m.p.h. and then return again in the 30 - 35 m.p.h. range? Take your Cover off beneath the Clutch and examine the Clutch Plate for wear. Good Luck, I hope you find it was just your Shackles, however, that may not be the case. Tom
  9. Tom Skinner

    Easy things are getting difficult

    Awww, mix a Margarita or two. The pain goes away and your young again. Just don't drive after 2 or 3 or 4. L.O.L.
  10. Tom Skinner

    Help! Stuck door on 49 coupe

    There are oil holes at the jamb. Administer some 3 in 1 oil in every one you can find liberally. It should loosen things up a bit
  11. Tom Skinner

    Upholstery for D24

    Another way is to measure the Interior with a Cloth Measuring Tape. Much like the ones used by sewers. Remember to account for the seat backs, door panels, armrests, etc. Remember its all looked at as Square Yards by them.
  12. Tom Skinner

    E brake light switch?

    Donald, They do sell these on ebay at rare times - usually around once every three years or so one will be listed on ebay so one can buy one. I have only seen 3 listed in the last 10 years though, and snagged one for about $20. Getting harder to find these switches. Tom
  13. Tom Skinner

    My Favourite At The Show...T&C

    Kiethb7, Maybe the guy had a chebby 350 under the hood. If you look closely at the Picture and Video, he has the wrong Hub Caps on it. The Hood Ornament has something wingy on top of it - also incorrect. It has been my experience at shows that guys that keep their Hoods down at shows are either a little ashamed at the mess that is under that Hood, or have never actually worked on it and are ignorant of what is under the Hood, because they always paid someone else to work on it. Or maybe he was just tired or too stoned to bother. I see old hippies in the background of the picture. Ha Ha. Tom
  14. Tom Skinner


    Rich, When you say the old original AF, do you mean the stuff in the white plastic gallon bottles? Please advise as to which container, or what title you are reffering to. Thank you. Tom
  15. Tom Skinner

    Philco radio model 802

    A good try would be maybe ebay I have bought tubes for my Philco Radios on ebay. Type in your part number under Philco Tube Radio. You might also try buying a cheap 9 Tube Philco Radio on ebay and using the vibrator out of it.

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