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Tom Skinner

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Adjust Clutch first. That is most likely the problem. Then drop back and punt if and only if need be.
  8. It should go to yellow around 40 then red around 50. There is a prism in the unit that does this.
  9. Great Job! You must have that young energy working for you! Tom
  10. Is your 10WT Non-Detergent Oil full in the Tranny? Is your Tranny Screen Clean? Have you checked all your Electrical Wires and Connections? Also is the Fuse in your Tranny Selenoid good? Just a small check list before a full on trouble shoot from the manual Tom
  11. Amen Frank, Bleed them brakes two or three times around after checking for leaks at Wheel Cylinders. You should have a pedal by then or then maybe its the MC
  12. Andy Bernbaum 315 Franklin Street, Newton, MA, 1-617-244-1118 or go on line
  13. Looks like a new 13-33241 will do it. They didn't list ebay but they sell them on there as well
  14. There is also a plate at the back of the Trans down bottom in the back. It holds a filter cylinder in it. At some point remove and clean. insert back into the trans and I believe a small gasket will need to be made to seal the plate cover back into place. An easy gasket make with scissors or an exacto knife. I believe the "Fill with 10 WT Oil Tab is attached at the base of the Governor on the passengers side of the Transmission, whereas the plate for the filter is the backside lower driver's side of the transmission. Have a happy, fun, safe road trip! Tom
  15. Kanter in Booten New Jersey sell them too.
  16. Also I think you just spin the whole Long Rod once the TR End Bolts are loose not one side at a time. Go talk to a Front End Guy they are friendly Chaps when you catch them early on a Saturday Morning at opening. Bring a box of Dohnuts L.O.L.
  17. Sounds like you got the toe in toe out close to correct. What about Camber? I did my tie Rods got it close (Camber with a 2' Level and Toe in and Toe out) and went to my nearest Good Year. An older Mechanic put it on the rack with my Camber Wrench and Finished up right with a Computer Print Out Sheet and all. I wasn't even close. Now it rides like a new Cadillac. Only $89. The only thing I have ever let another mechanic do on any of my cars was the front end alignments - worth every single penny
  18. Just mash the clutch pedal down - it should drop right in
  19. Woodrow, Do what you wish. The Clear Sealant cleans up easier than the black sealant with the 3M Cleaner. I know because I have done it both ways on many cars. Mr Doctor would have you breaking your glass out and needing 3 helpers along the way. I used 2 - 2" X 4" 's jutting off my front seat to do my front windshield (remember Petie and Henry)? by myself. Didn't break anything and found and repaired the small leaks afterward with 3M Clear Sealer. Good Luck. Tom
  20. Congratulations! Now test it with a hose. No leaks and then your'e done. The Clear 3M Sealer can be used by pulling the rubber back gently with a plastic scraper - where if you suspect any leaks insert some Clear Sealer. I also thought I was done. and the hose of water proved me wrong. Once I used the Clear 3 M Sealer (Sparingly) I cleaned up the excess later with the 3M Cleaner. Then I was done. I hope you do not have any leaks. If so try my method above. My front and back windows had leaks in the lower corners - slow ones but non - the less. No more leaks after using the sealer.
  21. Saiers, Ebay 1946 1947 1948 PLYMOUTH FRONT FLOOR MAT MOPAR RUBBER PLIABLE SPECIAL DELUXE P15. Mopar Pro is selling for $589. There is another from the same seller Listed as 1848 Chrysler Mat for $399. These are the only ones I have seen on ebay in over a year of searching. Opportunity knocks! Tom
  22. Woodrow, The Service Manuals are really quite complete with instructions, also when you purchase your rubber ask what sealer or cleaner to use. They will sell you the proper stuff. When I bought my Rubber Seal for my back window (before I bought my front rubber for my windshield) at Steele Rubber the Counter person never mentioned the Sealer of Cleaner. I had to go back (I live about a 40 minute ride from there) and purchase the additional supplies $25 More. It would sure be nice if Sales Persons would think to ask customers if they had the other things to use to do the job instead of just existing at a Sales Counter. I remember back in the day if you went into a shop to buy a new leather belt, and went to pay with a worn looking wallet the Salesmen (Yes I am not PC) would ask you if you would also like to look at some new wallets. Now that was Salesmanship at its best. There are just warm bodies at most store counters today. I used Clear 3M Sealer and 3M Cleaner. Good Luck you won't break the Glass unless your really trying to. Tom
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