Oldguy48

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Oldguy48 last won the day on August 21 2013

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  1. Well, if you're ever in the Bloomsburg, PA area, stop in and say Hi. I'll be glad to show you the old gal. Wayne
  2. Yes....the panel on the driver's side has a Ford style solenoid that is activated when the starter button is pushed. And the solenoid that's mounted on the starter is wired to the main starter terminal. That way, the heavy gauge wire from the trunk to the starter is only live when starting the engine. Wayne
  3. Make certain you slip the fitting on the line BEFORE you make the flare !! And I mention that simply because I made a few flares before realizing I DIDN'T slip the fitting on, and had to start over!! I guess I needed the extra practice ! Wayne
  4. M first car was a P15 that was originally purchased new by my grandfather. Sadly, that car is gone (I tried to find it, to no avail), but I found a sister to it back in 2006. After approximately 4 1/2 years, it was roadworthy. Yes, it has been modified quite a bit, but at first glance, it looks stock. Upgrades include a 350 Chevy engine, TH350 transmission, power rack & pinion steering, air conditioning, Road Runner rear end, new interior, and custom rewiring. It's fun to drive, dependable, and still brings back a lot of memories of that first P15. Oh...and I'm 68 years old.
  5. My grandfather had a D24, and the one thing I remember most about it was how beautiful the dashboard was. I was probably about 10 years old at the time.
  6. My P15
  7. You've got a pretty good assortment there, but I would add some electrical items. Like a small roll of primary wire (#14 AWG), some fuses, either a test light, or a small volt/ohmmeter, roll of electrical tape, a spare bulb or two. And out of curiosity, how many times did you actually have to fix something along the road, with your spare items in the trunk? Wayne
  8. Never seen one of those before, but it looks like it could be a vacuum operated control valve for the heater hose....maybe.
  9. I would take a close look at the points, and make certain the contacts are clean, and properly gapped. If the points don't "make & break" as the distributor cam turns, there won't be any spark from the coil. Make sure the wire in the distributor that connects to the points isn't touching ground inside the distributor housing. If the coil is indeed defective, I'm guessing your local NAPA store should be able to help you. And if you have a "Tractor Supply" store in your area, they also should carry 6V ignition coils. Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress. Wayne
  10. I would take a close look at the points, and make certain the contacts are clean, and properly gapped. If the points don't "make & break" as the distributor cam turns, there won't be any spark from the coil. Make sure the wire in the distributor that connects to the points isn't touching ground inside the distributor housing. If the coil is indeed defective, I'm guessing your local NAPA store should be able to help you. And if you have a "Tractor Supply" store in your area, they also should carry 6V ignition coils. Good luck, and keep us posted on your progress. Wayne
  11. You could cut out a cardboard pattern for each sill. and have a local sheet metal shop cut the sill plates for you. Drilling and tapping the holes is fairly easy, but if you're not familiar with the process, read up on it, and practice on a piece of scrap before you tackle your car. (small taps can break easily if you force them, and can be difficult to remove), and be sure to use a threading lubricant. You can definitely do this youself...I KNOW you can do it !! Please post pictures when you're finished. Wayne
  12. I had the same problem. I didn't want to spend a pile of money, so I fabricated my own. 14 gage steel cut to size, and rubber material I purchased at Lowe's. Glued the rubber to the steel, drilled and tapped for 8-32 stainless FH screws & finishing washers. I think they look good, and the cost was minimal. I attempted to provide pictures, but I guess the pics were too large . I'll try again later if you'd like to see them. Finally added a pic. Wayne
  13. I had the same problem. I didn't want to spend a pile of money, so I fabricated my own. 14 gage steel cut to size, and rubber material I purchased at Lowe's. Glued the rubber to the steel, drilled and tapped for 8-32 stainless FH screws & finishing washers. I think they look good, and the cost was minimal. I attempted to provide pictures, but I guess the pics were too large . I'll try again later if you'd like to see them. Wayne
  14. I purchased headliner bow grommets for my P15 from McMaster-Carr. Can't recall the stock number, but they were a very close match to the originals, and worked well
  15. They look very much like 1948 Studebaker lights