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Silverdome last won the day on September 22

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About Silverdome

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

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    In no certain order except family is always first.
    Old Cars
    Hunting & Fishing
  • My Project Cars
    '48 Plymouth Deluxe Business Coupe<br />
    '34 Dodge Business Coupe<br />
    '34 Dodge 2 Door Sedan<br />
    '66 Plymouth Valiant V200 4 Door Sedan

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    Born and raised around old cars.
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    McCune, Ks.
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    old cars

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  1. any thing that can go wrong will

    Murphy is always lurking in the shadows and will follow you around silently like a cat on the prowl then pounce on you when you least expect it. He is nobody's friend.
  2. galvanic corrosion / stainless steel washers ??

    So what are the suggested gaskets and fasteners for an aluminum head and intake on the flat head sixes?
  3. No Idle, etc

    Do you still have vacuum wipers? That is another possible source of leakage.
  4. If you are using fuel with ethanol in it you will probably have to have a slightly lower float setting. Probably a 1/16" difference at most. If the car sat with this ethanol enriched fuel for more than 2-3 months you may have to clean out the carburetor as it tends to gum up pretty quickly.
  5. Stalls and hesitates when choke is open

    Start with the basics. With engine idling turn the idle mixture screw in until it starts to stall. If it doesn't stall when completely screwed in it most likely is a vacuum leak. If i starts to stall back it out while counting the turns to see when it starts to stall. Split the difference and turn back in, for example if it's three turns between in and out then turn 1-1/2 turns. Check the rubber fuel line near the tank it may look good on the outside but be collapsing on the inside. Put a clear fuel filter inline to see if it is pulling junk from the tank. Take the top off the carb and inspect for sediment in the bowl. If the car sat for a long time clean the carb and fuel pump. Good luck and keep us informed on the progress.
  6. Stalls and hesitates when choke is open

    Too many variables and not enough information. Condition of carburetor and fuel system? When was the last time it ran correctly? And so on so forth.
  7. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Nice Job belvedere666.
  8. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Looks Great! And yet another way to accomplish a woodgrain finish on metal.
  9. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Jdee, thanks. I would also like to thank you and your company for your input and support of this lost art. I feel like all information whether it be a success or a failure can be useful. Patience and a good attitude go a long way toward success.
  10. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Very nice jdee.
  11. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Veemoney, thanks that looks real nice. Did you just dob the stain on with that open pored sponge? Mortimer452, thanks, my dash isn't too bad yet but my garnish moldings were pretty worn so I started with them for preservation purposes if nothing else.
  12. Dual (Split) Exhaust Manifold

    I wasn't aware that any '39 Plymouths came with factory dual exhaust. If you can share some pictures of this it would help.
  13. You can also buy them direct from Coker and they have the liners and tubes.
  14. Gates 42554 water pump

    That's the weep hole. It is put there intentionally to let you know when your pump is about to fail.
  15. Woodgrain Thoughts

    Can you get a close up picture of the grain? It looks interesting. What was your technique on the graining?