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Tom Skinner

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  1. I'm on board with that. Service Manuals. What a concept. True dat.
  2. How about a Clutch adjustment? It doesn't cost anything. Gotta try something it sounds like.
  3. One can also set their 592 plugs to .035 Gap as well as they come set at .030. Any Resistor Plug should be set at .035, or reset them
  4. Once again. Do you have any Clutch Judder? Leakage will wet down a clutch and cause slippage the Front Seal or Fluid Seal are possibly bad but it sounds like Clutch Disk slippage or Judder. Smell has nothing to do with a proper inspection of the Clutch Housing area. Just my humble opinion
  5. I had to Sleeve my Yolk. They Groove, and make things very un-groovy L.O.L.
  6. LazyK, My thoughts exactly. One must position a seal correctly. That is to say to hold back the Pumpkin Grease it must be in the correct position. The Cupped side facing the Pumpkin, not facing the Drum/End of an Axle. The Seals shown in the above pictures appear to be in backwards. In my Humble Opinion. I am not trying to incite anyone here - just to help out. Tom
  7. Jsabah, It looks like your seal is in backward?
  8. I just have a 250.6 Six (C-38). So I may be off on some of the Numbers here however my Manual shows a C-39 (323 Eight) as follows: 1. Set Points at 18 Thousands 2. Check Dwell @ 27 -30 3. Start - set Timing 2-6 BTDC (Lean toward 6 because of modern Gas) 4. Use Vacume Gauge to set Carburator Mixture @ 19-21 Deg of Mercury (Or as high as you can get it) 5 Set RPM Last (usually in the 450 range at Idle for a six. 6. Use a decent Tach and Dwell with a RPM Gauge to set things up correctly No run good - something wrong - Conduct tests - Compression Test Cylinders - Vacumm Leaks with Starter fluid around Intake Manifold Gaskets etc etc
  9. Correction: Hecho en Mexico Senor! L.O.L.
  10. I agree with Andy. Just get a gig going separately. That Radio is not hard to repair. I use my phone using (Pandora) with a small speaker attached to my phone at shows. Not a big deal.
  11. I am not sure what you'all are talking about. Goodyear in Concord N.C. put my 1948 Chrysler Royal on their rack and aligned my front end in 20 minutes. It rides like a new Cadillac (I know, I know, what T.H. kind of foreign car is that)? L.O.L.
  12. You have got to re-torque it when hot, otherwise you are wasting your time. Smell the plugs. Change the oil. Do not take a chance on internal engine damage
  13. I went to Frank's Transmission in Concord NC. He put my drive shaft in a Lathe and spun it. While using an Acetylene Torch, Crayon, and cold Water Wet Rag he straightened the Shaft, right on that Lathe, and then installed my new U-Joints in the Drive Shaft with a Ball Peen Hammer, and Wires to hold it until I got home to re-installed it. He only Charged me $80, I told him that was the most interesting thing I have ever witnessed and tipped him generously and left. He even tried to not receive any tip at all. It took him less than 20 minutes. It was as we say in the South - The G.D.est thing I have ever witnessed. I even asked him if he had a degree in physics. He laughed and informed me that he never even finished school. Older Machinists know their stuff. Tom
  14. Kanter had mine (1948 Chrysler Royal) about 10 years ago for $125 each. Mine are the Bat Wing Type. They are in Booton NJ
  15. Run it a while till warm. Take the plugs out and smell them. Do they smell like coolant? If so you have a slow head Gasket Leak. Particularly if say 1 and 2 smell like coolant as was the case in my Head Gasket Leak, or say two adjacent Cylinders. Tom
  16. Ubung macht dem meister. Practice makes perfect. Pick out your Wood whether it is burled Chestnut etc. Apply a base coat . Use Brushes and feathers to complete the application. Then seal with many clear coats. Walla!
  17. Small Plastic Prybar/flatbar pop them back and off clip by clip. Not hard you will get the hang of it. You could use a thin flat screw driver also but could scratch paint if the paint is too purdy to risk it.
  18. Gents, I do Not want to sound high falooting, however, there is a section in your service manual on how to adjust your fuel gauge at your dash board. Bending the float Rod sounds like the right thing, but the Service Manual addresses this issue in a completely different manner. Jus sayin, I cant barely read. Livin in NC takes away my abilities to do such. L.O.L. Tom
  19. A 250.6 cu. in. Spitfire calls for between .007 - .015 Ring Gap. Always reference your Service Manual. All other information is heresay. Service Manuals pay for themselves immediately in cases like this. Good Luck! Tom
  20. Chrysler1941, The above carpet from East Orange is only one piece. One for the entire front and one for the entire back. It is also loop carpet not hogs hair. Save your Carpet for patterns. One will have to sew the configuration you refer to above. I know of but 1 extant Company in Newark New Jersey (Bill Hirsch) that sells the hogs hair carpet and piping one can sew to the proper fit. That one will either be you, or someone you pay to do the job. Good Luck. Tom
  21. Cold Blue, I believe this Thread started with a Carpet referral request. When you go on ebay and type in 1948 Chrysler Plymouth Carpet from East Orange New Jersey you will see a listing with colors for your car. I believe its about $175 for a sedan. These people have been in business for over 45 years and seem to have the right stuff that fits. I have not bought from them but they have excellent feedback. I have heard guys up there speak highly of them. I would think they have been doing something right to stay in business that long. I have lived here (NC) for 39 years and remember hearing good things in the 70's about them as I am originally from East Orange and have owned 1948 Chrysler's since the early 70's. Good Luck! Tom
  22. Adjust Clutch first. That is most likely the problem. Then drop back and punt if and only if need be.
  23. It should go to yellow around 40 then red around 50. There is a prism in the unit that does this.
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