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About Andydodge

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    South Grafton Australia
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    1940 Dodge sedan have had since 1971, also have had 1941 Plymouth Coupe, 1948 Chrysler Windsor, 1968 Dodge Phoenix

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    63 yrs old
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    between jobs, was book & hobby shop owner

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  1. 48P15...........welcome aboard......lol...........I'm a hotrodder so you'll get some support from me although you have ruffled a few feathers re the dodge gearbox statement....lol.........Torqueflites were'nt and aren't too bad..........lol............you have the Frod engine/trans/rear end so yep it makes sense to me to use what you have, why, I've even got an Oz Frod 1991 Falcon wagon rear axle, it bolted straight in replacing a 1962 Oz Chrysler rear end that had been there since 1973 when I installed the 318 Poly & Torqueflite, 4 wheel discs, rack & pinion, 2" widened rear fenders, etc.........your car looks to be a nice car, actually I like the wheel tyre combo........my car has been a hotrod since 1973 so I've seen it all and heard just about every comment whether good intentioned or smartarsed over the years, all I'd suggest is not too worry, its YOUR car, YOUR money and yeh a few of us may and will make suggestions that may seem that we don't understand..........lol........ its probably just that we've been around the traps a bit.........lol........err....does it show?......lol.............anyway heres a pic of my 1940 Oz Dodge.............welcome aboard.......Andy Douglas,
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    Red Ram Hemi engine size

    Mr Story...........you sir get the sloppy kiss.....WITH TONGUE!!!!!.............would you like it via this thread or would you prefer me to deliver it in person?...........lol.........mate, this is very much appreciated................btw what capacity is your engine and you are quite certain that all the Dodge Red Rams are the same physical size, just different bore & stroke?.........andyd.
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    I think I broke my transmission!

    Would it be possible to just mount a brake light switch, the type that is used on hanging pedals and has a button thats pushed or even a door light switch and just mount it so that the button is pushed by the O/D lever and you just have a completely separate power circuit to this switch and back to the indicator light........one thing I've noticed is that there seems to be a range of problems encountered by those using the original style Mopar/Borg Warner electric overdrives and that coupled with the cost that they go for now was what made me decide to get a T5 gearbox with its purely mechanical overdrive selection.........but that was just me, of course there are other factors that come into play also but as I ended up selling the car & gearbox etc its a moot point anyway..........lol...........just thought I'd throw my Oz 2 cents in..............I'll go back in my corner now........lol...............Andy Douglas
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    1948 Plymouth Special Deluxe interior

    Have you spoken to an upholsterer?..........sometimes these sort of jobs are for the "man"..........a pic will help tho'.........welcome aboard from Oz.....Andy Douglas.
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    Red Ram Hemi engine size

    John......thanks but it needs to be the hemi........RNR...........yep, I have been having this argument since the "new" Ala Kart kit came out in the early 2000's........having a shop, Scale Automobilia from 1996 to 2016 gave me a different insight into modelling, a hobby I've had since I was about 7 yrs old..............lol...........I 1st built the original 2n1 Ala Kart kit back in the mid 60's and it was always a favourite of mine both in 1/25th and 1:1 scale........and didn't really think much about the engine size till the late 1990's when i obtained an old built Ala Kart from a mate in the USA who was a member of the StraightLine Modellers group.......I rebuilt & restored the model and about the same time AMT released their newly tooled 1957 Chrysler 300C 1/25th scale kit............this is where the "problem" arises...........both the 300C kit with its full size 392 Hemi and the original tooled 2n1 early 1960's kit Ala Kart with its"baby" 240 Hemi have rocker covers that are the same size.......so something is wrong somewhere.........then the "new" tooled Ala Kart came out in early 2000's with a "small" hemi that everyone reckoned was too small..............yet I am still waiting on finding out the exact size of a 240 or 270 cube Red Ram Hemi...........maybe the new kit engine was slightly undersized, however I don't think it is by the same margin that the original kits engine was oversized................lol..............I'm a modeller and I build models, sometimes I build straight out of the box and sometimes I'm the original anal modeller, an example is the 1957/58 318 DV800 Poly I mastered in resin and sold thru the sold thru the shop, see pic...............lol..............its just that everytime this discussion comes up no one seems to be prepared to offer actual measurements which would at the very least .......lol..........shut me up................lol.........BTW....I have a built original Ala Kart and a new tooled Ala Kart both sitting on the shelf beside a built AMT 1957 300C, and just checked all 3 engines.......lol.........and rest my case............lol............anyway anyone got some red Ram rocker covers they'd like to measure?.............Andy Douglas
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    Red Ram Hemi engine size

    This may sound like an unusual request however does anyone on this forum have access to a 240 or 270 cube Dodge Red Ram Hemi, the early/mid 50's small version of the mopar hemi.........what I'd like to know is the length and width of the valve or rocker covers in inches..........this is to answer a question regarding the scale size of the Red Ram Hemi that is in the AMT 1/25th scale plastic kit..........I can do the maths.........lol........I just need to know the rocker cover dimensions........here in Oz these engines are very uncommon, ie, were never sold or used here............thanks, Andy Douglas
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    1935 Plymouth Coupe in Australia

    Dave, sent a pm.......andyd
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    No heater

    I wouldn't think there would be any issues, just to make sure you have the correctly threaded plugs, which would be either steel or brass, either way I'd use some neverseize or similar pipe thread compound also.....I can relate to the lack of a need of a heater...I installed one 30 yrs ago & have used it about 3 times..........lol...........andyd
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    1935 Plymouth Coupe in Australia

    Dave........welcome aboard............where in Oz are you?...........does it have TJR stamped into the firewall?............if its RHD and NOT as recent import from Sth Africa or NZ then its more than likely assembled by TJ Richards in Adelaide who were the body builders for Chrysler in Oz............does it still have the stock mechanicals under it?...................as for it being hotrodded these guys have had to put up with me for a while now and seem to have survived.........lol.............got any more pics, details etc.............BTW I'm in Grafton, NSW north coast, just up from Coffs Harbour..........regards , Andy Douglas
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    6vdc fan motor to 12vdc

    Don C...............you funny guy!!!.........now she who must be obeyed drives car..............SHITE!!..........me no want to sit in seat now, nuthin to hold onto............me walk..............lol.........andyd...
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    6vdc fan motor to 12vdc

    My 1940 Dodge has been 12 volt since 1973.....the water gauge is mechanical so its just a matter of connecting the water sending unit to an adaptor thats screwed into the block or head, if you don't have the water gauge then you either have to find one or get another gauge and see if its possible to fit it into the instrument cluster panel( use some neverseize or similar on the threads on the block adaptor to stop the galling that sometimes occurs)......the oil gauge is also mechanical and again just screws into the pressure line that runs alongside the block on the dissy side, there are up to 4 or 5 blocked off ports, any can be used ..............the amp gauge reads amps, voltage is immaterial....................and the fuel gauge will need a voltage drop resistor and should work tho' it may not be absolutely accurate, check the sending unit that the float is o/k and not fuel soaked.........my car whilst using a 318 Poly uses all the original instruments and they work fine...........see pic........yep its RHD........lol...........andyd
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    Carburetor float bowl emptying out overnight

    Paul............ yep Tims right re the fuel pump as well..........in a general sense both the fuel pumps state of health and the carbys various issues should probably be looked at as one or both affect each other and without playing with both you can sometimes end up chasing your tail...........lol.............believe me, we all have enjoyed this experience over the years...lol.......the only hiccup I've sometimes found with trying to get new spring washers for these small machine screws or bolts is that sometimes the old spring washers are a tight, difficult to remove fit around the threads and have to be cut off with a pair of sharp snips, also the "new" washers may be hard to get in the exact size , at least here in Oz due to the mongrel "metric" size that supposedly is the same size.............ah, the joys of old cars..........lol............andyd.
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    Carburetor float bowl emptying out overnight

    I'd be getting a carby kit and replacing all the gaskets, the accelerator pump plunger if its included and the needle and seat.........at least then you should in theory have a carby that shouldn't leak or loose fuel...........at least thats how I'd start the problem solving........also try and get new spring washers for the bolts on the carby top .........andyd
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    1937 Plymouth Sedan Rear Springs

    Up to and including 1940 the rear spring shackles are the screw in type....I've seen a number of the rubber shackles from the 1941 onwards supposedly to suit the earlier cars and yes the springs are the same width and yes the rubber bushes will fit however unless the threaded part in the chassis is removed then my thoughts have always been that the thread will chew up the rubber very quickly and thats why I haven't bothered to swap in the rubber in my 1940 car..........but it was interesting to compare the setup between the two years when I had the 1941 Plymouth sitting beside the 1940 Dodge............andyd
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    Pullin' the 218

    Total weight with engine, bellhousing and gearbox maybe an issue........but.........have you inserted a large screwdriver or crowbar between the bellhousing mount and crossmember as they can sometimes get "stuck" to each other even with the bolts removed..........same with the front mount where it attaches via the upturned "U" bolts or sometimes the replcement is just 2 bolts on each side into the front crossmember.........it maybe easier to get the gearbox to clear the bellhousing crossmember by removing the gearbox......otherwise so long as the engine lift is no overweight then it should come out............lol............andyd
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