Oldguy48

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Oldguy48 last won the day on August 21 2013

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  1. 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.
  2. My P15
  3. 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
  4. Never seen one of those before, but it looks like it could be a vacuum operated control valve for the heater hose....maybe.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. They look very much like 1948 Studebaker lights
  12. I hope someone can rescue that Dodge. Crushing that car would be a sin.
  13. Nice !!
  14. Great pictures Rich.....Of your wife, you, and the car. Nice. Wayne
  15. I cannot answer your question about modifying the steering ams, but..I installed a Cavalier rack in my P15. It's true that the turning radius has increased somewhat. But the increase is not dramatic, and I feel no need to make any modifications to improve it. I have not taken any measurements to accurately note the difference, but I'm satisfied with the performance of the steering. Just my opinion on my steering performance. Others may disagree, but I'm OK with what I've got. A marked improvement over the original design.