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    1947 Plymouth master cylinder

    Remove the floor panel from the inside of he car, then the master cylinder and pedals can be removed as a unit. Once you get it on the bench you can remove the circlips to remove the pedals. The pin should then slide,or perhaps press out of the master cylinder. I do not remember it being too difficult to get out.
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    Starter key for a '51 pickup

    Hardware stores and home centers won’t have the correct key blank. You might get lucky if you find an old hardware store or a locksmith who has been in business a while. The key blanks are available on eBay, but somewhat pricey. Once you get the correct blank your local hardware store should be able copy your key.
  3. I’d love to see it someday. My uncle was a seargent in Patton’s third army who marched behind the tanks to relive Bastogne. He would’t Talk abou t it much, he just said that it was cold!
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    Vinyl Plank Flooring Accent Walls

    Looks good! Is that self stick vinyl tile flooring or the hard pergo type? The self stick would be easy to apply.
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    Happy Birthday!

    The build sheet for my car says that it was “delivered” on this date in 1948, so today is its 70th birthday. To celebrate my wife and I took the old Dodge to a local ice cream/snack bar for lunch. When we got home I told the car I would give it some oil when it cools off😛
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    46 dodge 3 window coupe

    Before you buy a kit to fix something you should probably figure out why the car does not shift Into first gear. It may be something very simple like a clutch adjustment. ... Can you shift into reverse with the engine running? First and reverse are not synchronized and will not allow you to shift into them if the clutch is dragging. Did you check the clutch pedal free play? ... When you do get the car driving, does the clutch slip? Does the engine race when you try to accelerate but the car does not respond? If the engine races without affecting the motion of the car then the clutch could be damaged, or the fluid drive could be low on fluid. .. if the rear engine mounts have collapsed as suggested in an earlier post, it is possible to adjust the shift linkages so that you will be able to drive the car. If and when you replace the damaged motor mounts you readjust the linkages to accommodate the new position of the engine/transmission. As for speed, I have a 48 Dodge 3 window coupe with fluid drive, very much like yours; it has no problem running at 55 mph and occasionally faster. Will yours go faster than 40 mph or are you just reluctant to try?
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    46 dodge 3 window coupe

    I agree with Don and DodgeB4ya. It sounds like a clutch problem. The easiest thing to check is the the free play at the clutch pedal. You should be able to push the pedal abo ut an inch before it meets any resistance. If the pedal is tight right from the top you may be able to adjust the clutch under the car where the linkage attaches to the throw out fork at the side of the bell housing. You said that you have had this car 20 years, did it run well in the past, or has it had this problem as long as you have owned it?
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    Heat Shield

    Some people have complained about vapor lock if the shield is missing. However, I have never had a shield on my engine and have never had vapor lock. The fuel line from my fuel pump to carb does bow out somewhat around the outside of the exhaust manifold; perhaps that keeps it just cool enough to prevent vapor lock.
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    Fuzzy dice

    Here’s lookin at you kid.
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    Look what I found!

    Looks terrific!
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    Vacuum advance enlightenment

    If you have the vacuum port for the wiper motor open that is likely the cause of your problems. Try plugging it to see if it makes a difference.
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    ? about oil pan removal

    I took the pan off of my 48 Dodge a couple of years ago. I did not have to remove the steering linkage.
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    Temp needle adjustment

    Thanks, I forgot that his gauge was out of the car. I wonder if an infrared temp gun could be used on the engine. Perhaps by measuring the head temp near where the gauge bulb is inserted.
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    Temp needle adjustment

    How did you find out that the gauge is reading low? Did you measure engine temp? Where and how did you read the temp?
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    Master brake cylinder quality?

    Check with Bernbaum, but with some of his catalog listings he shows a picture and lists a range of years with a price, but when you order the item he asks for the make year and model. I suspect he stocks parts for specific models, but lists them with one listing to simplify his catalog.
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    Fluid Drive Stumble Help

    Greg is right. The ISO32 goes in the fluid drive coupling. The transmission gets light gear oil. Another thing to check is the point gap and the timing.
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    front fender mount spare tire

    You should probably post this on the truck side of the forum.
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    Speedometer cable lubrication

    I have not lubed my speedo cable, but it looks like it would be a straightforward process. When I bought my car the speedometer needle jumped plus or minus 20 mph. A few drops of oil in the speedometer head cured it. There is an oil tube behind the center of the speedometer. A “ Zoomspout” Oiler makes it easy to get oil into it.
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    free 1 46-48 Dodge coupe rubber sill.

    Pm sent
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    D24 Ignition/Won't start

    Since the car has been sitting, and you have no spark, perhaps the points have an oxide coating on them. Try cleaning the points with very fine sandpaper, or better yet, a metal fingernail file.
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    D24 Ignition/Won't start

    The resistance on the low voltage side of the coil should be low. 1.6 ohms sounds possible. The resistance on the high voltage side should be in the thousands of ohms range. You reported it as “8”. 8 ohms is far to low, 8 K (thousand) ohms would be reasonable. What did you measure? If you pull the hi voltage wire from the center of the distributor and position it near the block while cranking the engine, do you get a fat spark?
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    What Is This Tubing For?

    Could it be a brake line to connect the brake light switch to the connecting block for the front brake lines?
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    Woodies on the Warf

    Beautiful cars.
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    1st car show with the coupe

    That is a sharp car! How about some pics of your coupe at the show?
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    Replacing press fit seal / Cleaning differential

    Sometimes you can use a seal puller tool to get the old seal out. It is kind of a hooked tool available at an auto parts store. If there is not enough room to use the tool, another trick is to punch,or carefully punch or carefully drill a small hole in the face of the seal and insert a sheet metal screw. You can then pull the seal out by pulling on the screw. When you put the new seal in be sure to clean the bore carefully and seat the new seal fully.

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