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About Hawkeye

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    SW FL
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    Cars, film photography, golf

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  1. Hawkeye

    Flea market find

    Home is Pacific Gas and Electric. Headquarters is 77 Beale Street, San Francisco. I'm sure they would be happy to have their property back!
  2. Hawkeye

    Mr. Hopkins said I can finally buy his 48!!

    Great find! You are right, this is a great forum, lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here Looking forward to seeing the progress.
  3. It is a good video. Wonder why he painted it blue. I'm not a Triumph expert, did own two MGA's, but I'm pretty sure Triumph never painted any engines blue....
  4. Glenn, Can you post the info on the central Missouri Mopar salvage yard? Mark
  5. Hawkeye

    A Test

    Us old guys will remember film strips. Play the record, listen for the beep, advance the film projector to the next frame. At 8:24 the little guy says to turn the record over... Don, thanks for sharing the training film strip!
  6. Hawkeye

    Removing Stainless Trim On A P15

    On my D-24, after removing the nuts that that knuckleharley pointed out, I used a piece of wood, placed lengthwise and parallel against the trim and rapped it with a hammer. I used some cheap trim removal plastic pry bars (the blue ones) I got from Harbor Freight to pry them out. Prying carefully on the opposite side I was tapping on. Worked my way from one end to the other. My car needs paint, so, my main concern was not denting the trim. I'm confident I could have gotten the trim off without damaging the paint.
  7. Hawkeye

    D42 Questions

    Where are you located?
  8. Hawkeye

    Where to buy a rear drum puller?

    I had been looking semi frequently on ebay for a few months. I was looking for a Herbrand, Blue Point or Snap On. I am now to the point where I need the puller now. I found a gently used New Britain puller for $42 plus $15 shipping. Not a steal, but, a fair price for what should be a good quality puller. Here is the ebay photo:
  9. Hawkeye

    48 Dodge - Original Rear Axel?

    Bob, Andy, Thanks for your replies. Also, to all who read the post, thanks for not getting after me for the misspelling in the title! I do know how to spell axle. And, being Norwegian, I know that Axel is a name. But, sometimes I type faster than I think. I searched the forum for panhard and found some more good information. Looks like some D-24's had them, some did not. I'll have to keep my eyes open for one. Mark
  10. I'm thinking my rear axle may not be original. According to my shop manual and parts list book, there should be a fill plug on the rear of the differential housing. My fill plug is on the diff carrier. Also, the rear differential housing is a perfect dome shape on my car, the literature shows it is shaped around the gear. There is also a bracket on the passenger side, circled, that does not seem to be needed on my '48 coupe. That bracket looks like it may interfere with the shock, if it did not, it would be really close. Another thing that seemed odd when I got the car, the shocks were hanging, not attached to the springs. The bottom bracket of the shock absorbers were missing. Almost like they were hacked off and the car was run without rear shocks. Maybe the shocks were disconnected because there was interference with the bracket? What do you think??
  11. I had actually checked the yes to the "range of years" option. Before I hit the go button, I read Merle's post and I changed to no after considering his input. There is so much in common between the pre war, post war and 50's cars that having us all together seems to make sense to me also.
  12. I learned to drive when I was 14 in my mom's '66 Mustang. We lived in Yorba Linda, Ca., which at the time was very rural. My dad would let me drive him around quite a bit before I got my learners permit. A couple of years ago, I finished the restoration of that same Mustang.
  13. Hawkeye

    D-24 Door Trim Removal

    Guys, thanks! Trim removed without incident. Cass, I took a look at your posts, you are right, we are at about the same stage. I have an insulated garage that I heat to about 50 degrees with a 5KW electric heater so I can keep moving forward during the winter. The 50 degrees does not feel too bad with a couple of layers of clothes...
  14. Hawkeye

    D-24 Door Trim Removal

    Guys, thanks for the response. My question was not clear. I want to remove the exterior stainless trim on the door and the rear quarter panel. I did remove the small stainless piece between the hood and door by tapping up with a hammer and block of wood. I'm thinking the technique may be the same, but wanted to be sure before I start swinging a hammer. Thanks, Mark
  15. Hawkeye

    D-24 Door Trim Removal

    Need the trick for removing the stainless door trim on my Dodge business coupe. The trim is perfect, so, I do not want to chance goofing it up. I did do a search and could not find anything. I know it is probably out there somewhere.... Thanks! Mark

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