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About 61farnham

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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


  • Location
    Romsey England
  • Interests
    old cars

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  1. I had a new prop shaft made for my 48 Plymouth here in the UK cost me £315 (around $400 at todays exchange rate) it has modern uj's and a slip joint like dodgeb4ya's picture. New ball and trunnions joints were around $90 each end then I had to factor in shipping and duty and they still had to be fitted and maintained. New shaft is fit and forget except a couple of squirts with grease gun twice a year, I kept the original transmission and rear end. You should be able to take your original prop shaft to a specialist shop and they'll make you a new one to bolt back in. I would imagine the price of those original uj's is only gonna keep rising as they become scarcer. Regards........ Simon.
  2. Have you tried https://www.rockauto.com/ , shipping costs aren't too bad and import duty's included in their price so nothing to pay when the package lands unlike when using Royal Mail , you could always add a few other small bits, points, condenser, gaskets, etc, to make it more cost effective. Autolite 306 listed at £1.04 each. regards........... Simon.
  3. Hi GiraffeDan, The seals i used for my rear axle were as follows - Inner - National 470950 2.44" Outer Diameter 1.375" Inner Diameter 0.5" Width Outer - National 6241s I never did find out if the axle in my car was the original one or not but the seals listed above fitted it and are still good so happy days. Would recommend pulling the old seals first to get the part no. off them before ordering new ones if this is practicable. Hope this helps Regards........ Simon.
  4. Good to see your progress, look forward to seeing it on the road, I'll add my vote to leaving the paint as is. I can highly recommend Robins P15 picnic. Thanks for posting.
  5. Thanks for taking the time to post this build, got to love a wagon but then i'm a little biased, look forward to seeing your progress. Regards.......... Simon.
  6. Big thanks to Chris, Dean & Robin for organising the weekend, looking forward to next year. Nice photos........ Mines the '48 grey business coupe which was imported to UK in 2011 and I've owned since 2013. It came out of the LA plant, I only know some of it's history from the late eighties onwards gleaned from a large wad of receipts that came with the car and it seems it spent most of it's time in the San Francisco bay area with owners living in Freemont, Oakland and Los Altos that I know of. That would make a nice toolbox/bumper sticker😉 Regards to all ............ Simon.
  7. I used these bushings that fit a '48 Ford https://www.ebay.com/itm/1940-48-Ford-brake-clutch-pedal-shaft-brass-bushings-flathead/261944785986?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D4c532b0e9b374ebc9b5117f5f89d11c9%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D15%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D163287081014%26itm%3D261944785986&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Af0c9f562-c5c0-11e8-8fb9-74dbd1805b4f|parentrq%3A3188537a1660aad3210c51b6fff3d181|iid%3A1 od - 0.8125" id - 0.750" Length 0.680" They used a pair of bushings on each pedal on the Ford My '48 Plymouth needed a bushing 1.250" long for the clutch and 1.750" for the brake pedal so I fitted a pair of the Ford bushings in each pedal and cut off the excess on the clutch and lived with the 0.390" gap between the two bushings on brake pedal. I also used the Ford shaft and e-clips from the same seller. The Ford shaft is 0.750" in diameter but about half an inch longer than the Plymouth's, if your clever you could cut it length and remachine the e-clip groove or if your too impatient like me you can add a couple of 3/4 id washers on each end to take the slack.When i'm next under the car I'll take a photo and post it. Hope this helps regards............. Simon.
  8. Never come across them before but I'd say you'd need at least a triple carb set up to run one of our flatheads. A standard 1000cc A series engined Mini runs an 1-1/4" SU carb for comparison on my Ford Zodiac which has a 2600cc straight six i'm running triple 1-1/2" SU's which was a period upgrade in the day to replace the original single Zenith carb. Still would be a cool thing to see and a good talking point at a show and obviously you'd need to make an intake manifold as well.
  9. Pm sent regarding international shipping.
  10. Plan on using brass ones, still able source imperial sizes over here. Thanks for everyone's help.
  11. Thanks for the recommendation I was planning on using a smear of sealant with the new plugs but two plugs sounds even better, definitely not an easy place to get too.
  12. Thanks to all the believers, appreciate your input.
  13. Hi all, Finally got some time to tackle the leaky core plug in the rear of the block on my P15 and got everything stripped out by the end of the day. I was wondering if the smaller plug to the right of the large leaky one in the pic below is in a cooling passage or oil gallery. I'll replace them all while i'm in there just curious before I dug them out. Thanks.......... Simon.
  14. Gotta love a wagon, welcome to the forum.
  15. Nice ride, welcome to the forum.
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