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Flatie46

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  1. Artistic or to much time on their hands?

    Sorry...I'd have to give it the boot...
  2. Been a while: My '49 Coronet

    Good looking car, I also like the seat covers. How do you like the T-5. Conversion?
  3. There ya go! Like to see someone save it or use it.
  4. https://knoxville.craigslist.org/pts/d/1932-plymouth-frame-and-axles/6561475207.html Saw this, thought someone on here might be interested.
  5. TImes have changed.

    Pretty funny! wonder if any are still around?
  6. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    I saw some other things of interest there for most mopar guys but I didn't get pics. There was a guy that had brought quite a bit of a 39 Plymouth there. Had a complete front clip, rear fenders, trans, pedal assembly's, chrome etc. It was late in the evening when I walked by his spot. He had covered everything up with tarps, the wind had blew the tarp back and this was just what I saw. I would have like to talked to the guy but I never did make it back to that section. I really didn't have a need for any 39 stuff anyway. I didn't buy much for my Plymouth there. I bought some very old new in the box Wagner wheel cylinder rebuild kits for 2bucks a piece. The cute little can they come in was almost worth that to me. Lol and bought some intake/exhaust gasket sets. I didn't really need them but at 5 bucks a piece I added them to spares. I have other projects such as my 70 Chevy truck, I scored some good parts for it. My son has been building an old school style small block Chevy engine, he found a tunnel ram and some vintage valve covers. Love to see him interested in old cars. ( raised that boy right! Lol) saw an vintage dual carb intake for a mopar flat 6 but it was pretty expensive, had $375 on it. It may have been a good deal I just wasn't really looking for something like that.
  7. Walking around at the Auto Fair I saw a familiar site. Saw this Plymouth flat 6 on an engine stand. And met the owner/ builder/ fabricator of it. His name was Sid Killough, had a nice conversation with him. He fired the engine quickly with a flick of the switch. It sounded really nice and had the V8 style cammed sound most everyone loves. When he cranked it I noticed how people that seemed as if they might have walked on by an inline 6 engine were drawn in by the sound to see if the sound was really comming from that engine. I told Sid about the forum and that I may post a pic. I hope he will comment on the engine. He told me some specs on it but I'm not positive on what he told me so I'm afraid to post them. Great guy, I hope he might join the forum.
  8. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    He said he just did that to make it look symmetrical. Not sure if their was a real purpose.
  9. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    There were some European parts in the NOS that I saw. Some of it was aluminum body panels. Not sure what all that went to, neither did the seller. I thought that one fender was a 40 Plymouth. He said he didn't know. Said he would take $300 for it. Might could have bargained for less but I don't own a 40 Plymouth.
  10. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    This was a neat car.
  11. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    Also saw some NOS parts there.
  12. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    Walking around at the Auto Fair I saw a familiar site. Saw this Plymouth flat 6 on an engine stand. And met the owner/ builder/ fabricator of it. His name was Sid Killough, had a nice conversation with him. He fired the engine quickly with a flick of the switch. It sounded really nice and had the V8 style cammed sound most everyone loves. When he cranked it I noticed how people that seemed as if they might have walked on by an inline 6 engine were drawn in by the sound to see if the sound was really comming from that engine. I told Sid about the forum and that I may post a pic. I hope he will comment on the engine. He told me some specs on it but I'm not positive on what he told me so I'm afraid to post them. Great guy, I hope he might join the forum.
  13. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    Yes it was. I enjoyed our conversation, we talked about everything from Plymouths to raising kids. Great guy!
  14. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    I'm not sure if he adapted them or made them.
  15. Saw a neat engine at the Charlotte swap meet.

    Sid made the intake and breathers and some other pieces on the engine. It ran flawlessly with no hesitation, no rich smell, very responsive. I said I would love to have it. He said it wasn't for sale as it was for his current project but he might build one for someone.
  16. Changing jobs after 25years

    Well after careful consideration and evaluation I have accepted a new job offer. I have been at my present job for 25years as a maintenance tech. I really hate to leave but the opportunity just seems too good. At my old job overtime was always the norm. It had become overwhelming in the last few years. Been wearing me down. I had almost become apathetic tword my 46 Plymouth project and a few others. The new job will be a weekend days shift. I will be working three 12 hour days and getting paid for 40hrs. I will have 4days a week off with the new job among other perks such as a very significant raise that will almost equal the overtime pay I was receiving. Other perks are a much shorter drive, profit sharing and a it's very solid company. I've been so excited about it all. My youngest daughter who still lives at home is also excited. We have lots of plans for the summer. Fishing, camping and bike riding just to name a few. It's kinda scary making a change after so long. I will loose my comfort zone but I think the potential benefits outweigh the risk. Wish me luck guys!
  17. Changing jobs after 25years

    Thanks, I hope so too. 40 Years is a long time and change isn't easy as we get older. Today was my last day. They had a dinner for me with the other maintenance guys, supervisors, etc. A lot of nice things were said about me. I told my wife, "I bet people don't speak that nice of me at my funeral". lol They told me the offer still stands, if the new job doesn't work out they would love to have me back. It's hard to leave, spent more time with a lot of the people there than my own family over the years. Made some really good friends. I know I'll see some at Wal-Mart or the grocery store but some probably not. It was a sad day all in all but I hope to make new friends and look forward to the time I will get to spend with my own family now. I know at the new job they are pretty strict so some of the horse play and pranks will stop. I got in a few before I left. One fellow maintenance tech was on vacation. I was concerned his tool box might roll away so I welded a piece of bar stock to his table and his box frame. I was also concerned about his locker, the lock looked a bit flimsy. I would hate for someone to break in with him gone...so I welded the door up. We've always looked out for eachother. All of this has been kinda stressful. I'll be leaving out in the morning for the Charlotte Auto Fair and swap meet. Going to have lots of cold beverages and just roll myself in old car junk. Maybe I will find a few parts for the Plymouth or the other projects, if not I know at least I will find a good time.
  18. Changing jobs after 25years

    Thank you, Morristown .
  19. P-15 Totaled

    Sorry to hear about this, really you should stick around for the laughs and knowledge you can share. Post about the Barracuda in the OT section, we all would love to see that.
  20. Changing jobs after 25years

    Thank you for the compliment!
  21. Changing jobs after 25years

    True, that's how I feel. I told my son when I started there 25yrs ago I could go back to any job I've ever had and they would welcome me back. I'm really proud after all these years I can still honestly make that statement.
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