61farnham

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About 61farnham

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    Romsey, England
  • My Project Cars
    '48 Plymouth Business Coupe
    '61 Ford Zodiac Estate

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  1. The repro f100 arms available new from the hot rod shops come in two lengths 5" and 6" measured between the top bolt hole and the shock mount centre with the longer length matching the original part, ask me how I found out!!!!
  2. That's weird, the link works fine on my pc but on my phone it goes to completely different site sorry about that. Try tying "49-52 mopar gas fuel tank new steel reproduction" into ebay's seach box and it should come up the tank, sellers name is tomsclassic. I've used Rockautos many times always a good service and import duties are included in their shipping price so you won't have Royal Mail charging you £8 for the privilege of collecting the duties.One thing to watch with them is to try and make sure all your order comes from one distribution warehouse to keep shipping costs down. There's usually a 5% discount code available with a google search too. As said above a factory workshop and or parts manual are first thing to buy if you haven't already. regards......... Simon.
  3. Hi Andy, Welcome to the forum, nice looking project. Where you based? I brought a reproduction fuel tank for my 48 Plymouth from this ebay seller in the States which was good quality and fitted nice and he has one listed for a 49-52 mopar http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/49-52-MOPAR-gas-fuel-tank-NEW-steel-reproduction-Dodge-Plymouth-Desoto-Sender-/231485803592?hash=item35e5a10c48 I had it shipped thru a third party contact who's based in Luton though to keep costs down a bit, pm me if you want his details Rockautos should have wheel cylinders and flexy hoses they did for my Plymouth. As for shoes they're company's here in the UK who can reline your old ones a google search will find the nearest to you or try the links section above to find suppliers in the States. regards ......... Simon.
  4. You're not kidding about the factory paint hiding it, found it today just in front of the fuel filler pipe with a combination of a wire brush a bright torch and me reading glasses!!!!! Reads P15 682197 which is different to the engine no. which is P15 995471 so obviously the engines been replaced at some point in the cars life. Thanks all for your help.
  5. Thanks all for your input, double checked not there on mine perhaps they did things differently on L.A. built cars? regards.... Simon.
  6. That's a good shout, forgot you reverse month/day when writing the date over there. Had a close look round the rear of the frame and can find no number stamped into it, front end is still coated in underseal and that's for another day!!!! Thanks..........
  7. Thanks for that I'll have a look tomorrow, would that be stamped on the inside or outside of the frame? Anyone else got any clue to what the painted no's for? It's been hiding under that underseal for a long time. Simon.
  8. No, mine came already cut but i replaced them with stock height springs and left the rear end on lowering blocks as that's the look i wanted. If you do a forum search on "Front springs" you'll find plenty of info. Simon.
  9. Easiest way to lower the front end is to cut the springs you have on the car. I'd suggest cutting a little at a time to get the ride height you want as for the drive experience it'll bottom out easier on a pothole but hey you can't look cool and ride in comfort too.!!!!!!!
  10. Hi all, Finally found some time to work on the Plymouth. I was busy chipping the some old underseal away when I uncovered a painted no. stencilled on the frame upside down in red, it's on the drivers side outside rail mid point of the car. I'm guessing it's the frame no. from when the car was manufactured can anyone out there decipher it for me? It reads 3-23-48-78-30 The car's a '48 Bus. Coupe built in L.A. if thats any help. Regards.......... Simon.
  11. Nice looking Bus. Coupe Steve, good to see another over here. Ask Robin if you can borrow his door locks, they're no use on a vert!!!! regards......... Simon.
  12. Sorry to hear your news Don, I've enjoyed reading your input on the forum, keep it coming. Best wishes from across the Pond.
  13. I used KYB 344068 after much searching, they measure 9.76" compressed 15.28" extended with a 5.5" stroke, but had to change the lower shock mount on my car as these shocks have a smaller hole in the bottom mount. This is also using the shorter F1 bracket I mentioned in my previous post. By your description it sounds like you've measured wrongly, you should be measuring the distance between the centre lines of upper and lower shock mounts on your car, with the spring out and control arms reassembled lift the front hub fully up to give your compressed measurement and hanging right down for your extended measurement.