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About MarcDeSoto

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    Temecula, CA
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    Cars, phonographs
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    48 DeSoto business coupe

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    age 67, retired teacher.
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    Temecula, CA
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    Old Mopars, and old phonographs

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  1. Back in the 80s, a guy who worked as ship's carpenter on the last iron side ship, The Star of India, in San Diego drove a 1947 Chrysler Windsor business coupe. He hired me to work on it and it was having a similar problem to yours. I replaced the fuel pump, fixed a burned valve in the 5th cylinder, and no fix. He finally took it to a shop and they discovered that he had a tiny little rust hole at the top part of the fuel line where you can't see it sucking air. Have you replaced your fuel line from the tank to the fuel pump?
  2. I do remember why I changed the on engine mounts my car in the 80s. The originals were smashed like they were marshmallows! Hard mounts would never have looked smashed like that! the originals were soft, that's for sure
  3. Are these incorrect parts sold by A. B. as being correct for your car?
  4. Sam, I bought new rubber mounts for my 48 DeSoto in the 80s and had the same problem that you are having. The mounts were purple in color and hard as a rock. It's like the after market manufacturer didn't care about softness, but just wanted to make something the same size. I knew they were supposed to be much softer. So finally switched them out with softer mounts that I got I think from A B, but in the 80s. Now they are probably made in China with no quality control. Also here are some Master Tech tips on engine mounts starting after 5:00 minutes into the video. http://www.mymopar.com/index.php?pid=620
  5. Hey 42, that would be quite an interesting filmstrip with the Coronado and its Hemi engine! I heard somewhere that DeSoto in the fifties was going to bring out another model called the El Dorado. But Cadillac was thinking of that name at the same time, and beat DeSoto to it! El Dorado just sounds a little snazzier than La Salle.
  6. I'm definitely interested in seeing these, and, yes, I know it's annoying when they have a poor sound track. I didn't know Ross Roy made 16" records at 16 rpm. My Califone record player can play a 16 rpm record. Sometimes they sound better when played with a thicker 78 stylus too.
  7. Hi, maybe you saw my post about sales filmstrips.  I have some sales strips from 49 and 50 covering the Plymouth and the DeSoto.  I've had them since the early 80s when I got them at a San Diego swap meet.  I don't have the records.  I'm in the process of trying to digitize the filmstrips so that other collectors can see these rare films.  It would great if I could find the records too. Do you have any of the records from those years of sales filmstrips on DeSoto or Plymouth?  Thanks, Marc.

    1. Dodgeb4ya


      I don't have any 1949-50 Plymouth or DeSoto record and film sets...I do have plenty of 1950-53 Chrysler ones though and all the 1947-60 Service film and record sets.

      Also 4 filmstrips on late 30's Mopars.. no records though.

    2. MarcDeSoto


      That would be great to see those late 30s filmstrips digitized.  They must be ultra rare!  I'd like to see them even if it's silent.  There is a comparison filmstrip showing the 50 Chrysler New Yorker vs. the Buick Roadmaster on Youtube that I find fascinating.  I wonder if there is any Mopar vault or library that has all of these AV materials?  You probably have some of the special Mopar tools made by Miller in your garage as I do.  What's your opinion of loaning them out to someone on the forum?  I know there was a guy who used to do that until he got burned.  There's a guy in Los Angeles who wants to borrow my upper and lower control arm tools.  Marc.

    3. MarcDeSoto


      Also, just wanted to let you know that I have a little more faith in my storage ability.  I was looking around my garage for filmstrips and I looked in a box and found the missing C-clamps with all the bolts and nuts for my 48 DeSoto 3 window coupe!  I knew there was at least a 50-50 chance that would happen eventually.  But I don't mind having a spare set of such an impossible to find part.  Marc.

  8. I have the two biggies, C-594 and C-608, but not the little thing that looks like a shoe horn. There was a guy on here that used to send tools out to members for free until one guy decided to stiff him about returning them. So I'm reluctant to send them out. I'd never find another, that's for sure.
  9. Yes the filmstrips are 35mm film. Costco will not take them because they do slides not filmstrips. A lot of the MTSC filmstrips have poor sound, not because the record is worn out, but because the editor records it with a modern stereo cartridge. I use an old school phonograph called a Califone which plays 16, 33, 45, and 78 speeds and has a flip cartridge for 78 or LP. Sometimes the old RCA 33 rpm records sound much better with the 78 stylus.
  10. I'm sure owners of the car you have would be happy to take some pics of that area. I combed over my collection of car pics and found a couple showing that area. they are not very good pics, but it's a start. The first pic is a 48 DeSoto and the one below it is from a 50 DeSoto.
  11. Another resource you can look at are these MTSC filmstrips from 1948 on youtube. Watch Vol. 1-8 and 1-9. You might want to skip 1-8 and go to 1-9 if you already know the basics.
  12. I would use what your shop manual suggests. I'm guessing your differential is 4.1 but that us just a guess.
  13. I never knew the left brake drums had a red hub, and never saw brake drums look so pretty! Good work!
  14. I talked to Gary who does the filmstrips for the Imperial club. He used some kind of scanner to do it. A low tech way to do it would be to project the filmstrips on a screen and make a video of it with the camcorder on a tripod so there is minimal shaking. It's sad to see these filmstrips sit in a box when so many collectors would love to see them. If have you a video tape of the 42 DeSoto, Costco can convert it to a DVD for you at a low cost.
  15. The Imperial Club transferred my filmstrips on the MTSC Special kit A and A1 on the M-5 semi-automatic transmissions of 1946-48. But because I have DeSoto and Plymouth filmstrips that don't relate to Imperial, they won't transfer these. But I might still try to make my own just by running my projector and filming it.
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