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About 40plyguy

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    1940 Plymouth 2dr sedan


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    Woodworking, Home Improvements, VW's and Vespas
  1. Moore's Auto Salvage

    Keep us updated on that. I stopped there many years ago while going through Rapid City SD on the way to Seattle. They had a lot of 30's, 40's and 50's Mopars in addition to later ones. I've often wondered if they still are in business as well.
  2. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    I've cleaned many brake shoes from leaky wheel seals by a hot tank bath or using a degreaser and then rinsing them off or you can use brake clean. I would think the same would go for a clutch disc.
  3. 1947 Chrysler modern rim substitutions?

    God! That's a nice looking car and it sits just right. Did you lower the suspension at all or use stock rated springs?
  4. 1940 Dodge instrument panel

    Is that the same as a 39 Dodge? I know I have an instrument panel for one of those laying around.
  5. Dual carb/split intake

    Wondering how thick of a carb "riser" would normally be used?
  6. Hershey swap meet this week 10/4 to 10/7

    I came from Wisconsin and paid tolls for the majority of the roads I traveled through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Pa. Pa was more than 35 bucks one way. I anticipated this problem and purchased an IPass in Illinois the day b4 I left. I registered it and thought all was cool until I came to the 1st toll. It wouldn't accept the IPass. After calling the co that issues the transponders, I found out that because I was from out of state I had to wait 48 hrs before using it. Total nonsense! I thought 15 bucks to get in wasn't bad at all especially when there's no real admission fee...............To anyone fr Pa, does an IPass/EZ pass reduce the price of the tolls in your state like it does in others?
  7. Hershey swap meet this week 10/4 to 10/7

    Was there all day Friday. Amazing how much stuff is there and the quality of the cars. Last time I was there was 2001. I like how everything is on a paved surface now. Unfortunately I think it's my last visit to Hershey. Too long of a drive for me-12+ hrs and too many tolls to pay. I paid more in tolls than in gas! The other unfortunately is there's no local show or swap meet that can compare.................The weather was outstanding and my wife and I enjoyed Fri evening in downtown Carlisle. So it was a good time anyway.......................
  8. L-Head 6 valve removal

    Just removed the valves fr 2 of these engines and found that if you give the retainer a sharp rap with a brass punch and hammer before installing the compressor helps free the keepers. Then compress the spring. Remove the keepers-a magnet helps. Remove the compressor and gently pry the retainer and spring away fr the lifter. Remove the valve and move on.
  9. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Thanks a lot. It's easier to see the difference with the picture...............
  10. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Would anyone be able to post a picture of the 40 vs 41+up upper control arms for comparison purposes? Thanks much................
  11. 1940 Dodge D14 Build Thread

    Interesting to me as I am in the process of refurbing my 40 Plymouth sedan. I didn't know the upper control arms interchanged. Do these work with the 40 uprights or do those need to be changed as well? Thanks for the info...............
  12. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Wonder if a gloss polyeurethane (oil base) would richen the color a little? I've never used poly on metal and not sure how it would work but it sure does wonders on wood. Just a thought.....................
  13. Rebuilt 25 in long block

    You'd have to pursue it by clicking on the link keithb7 provided
  14. Rebuilt 25 in long block

    I don't know how to forward anything to this website but thought there may be some interest here. A friend of mine found a rebuilt 25" longblock for sale in Racine, Wisconsin. If you go to the Racine craiglist website you should be able to find it if you search for chrysler longblock. Figured ther might be some interest in it here. I know this probably belongs in the for sale section, but thought I'd pass it on here anyway..........................
  15. Inspecting rebuilt motor

    I'm always a little leary of any used engine. i picked up 2 supposedly good engines. Both had cracked pistons. One had an actual chunk missing from the top of the piston and part of the skirt. If there is no paper work dicumenting the rebuild, I think I'd want to see the engine with the head and the pan off. That's just me. In my mind any used engine is just a rebuildable core. That's just me.