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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. 48 Plymouth dash removal question

    Just a suggestion when you do remove the dash is to paint the rear of the dash a light colour, white or similar or if you intend to sand blast the whole dash then primer and paint the front then leave the primer on the rear as its near enough to white to make life easier when looking at the rear of the dash when upside down........lol...........its also worth wiring up a small light on the firewall facing the rear of the car thats wired ideally direct from the ignition and/or a power take off..............I haven't had any experience with a 48 Plymouth dash but apart from the various wires the only bolts & screws etc on my 1940 dash were the ones under the front screen garnish molding, a pair on either end of the dash at the cowl side and the steering column and dash/firewall brace..........don't think there were any more.........I left the instruments and chrome moldings attached to the dash and undid them once the dash was out of the car................dunno if this helps.................andyd
  2. 1951 T&C Wagon stuff

    Greg51........don't suppose you have any more pics especially a full side on shot and is that rear bumper an original?.............regards, Andyd
  3. 1951 T&C Wagon stuff

    Greg51.............WOW!!!...........I don't think I've ever seen a pic of one of these let alone a rear pic and my 1st comment was shite!!......look at this!!!...........I am VERY impressed with the rear design...........and that bumper bar, WOW!...........seriously tho' we here in Oz never got any genuine Chryslers, apart from a few fully imported 48 Windors sedans after WW2 only Plymouth, Dodge & DeSoto 4dr sedans allbased on the shorter Plymouth chassis and Oz only utes from 1951 to 1956 so a wagon is something I like to see pics of but I've only seen pics of the Plymouth Suburbans as far as I can recollect, that rear end treatment is amazing and what a great looking car...........even the reversing lights would be almost big enough to be used as headlights on lesser cars........lol............anyway many thanks for posting the pics, feel free to post more.........lol........oh' and welcome aboard the forum.these guys know their stuff..............BTW I just looked in my John Lee Standard Catalog of Chrysler and there is only one wheelbase measurement given for 1951 Windsor, Windsor DeLuxe and Saratoga, 125.5 inches and it doesn't differentiate between sedans and wagons so I don't know if this helps at all.........regards, Andy Douglas
  4. Dodgeb4ya........the Highlander Upholstery is not listed in that booklet you have?...........the 1948 Windsor I had came with the Highlander Upholstery in the red plaid and was the only one I had seen with this back then....well, mid 70's anyway, lol........... there have been a few 46-48 Chryslers imported into Oz over the yrs so I suppose a few may have the Highlander upholstery.........how common is it anyway?......................thanks, andyd
  5. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    I love the dash in these cars, art deco at its finest..............andyd
  6. Me and the Meadowbrook

    DJ..........haven't had a picnic on the beach in years, too much sand but this year i decided that we is gunna have a Turducken so have ordered one from the local butcher, it comes as a small turkey stuffed with a chicken stuffed with 4 duck breasts & seasoning, the turkey & chicken are deboned so it should carve o/k........she who must be obeyed didn't want to have anything to do with cooking it so it ill be my job, hopefully on a cool Xmas day.............lol............we generally have a cold Xmas lunch as nobody likes to cook in mid 30 degree temps...its 31C here already at 11am & will probably hit mid 30's again, so as the Turducken was my idea then I'm the cook........lol......supposedly as it will be about 4kg in total it should be about 4hrs in the oven ............what brought you to Oz 30yrs ago?.......I thought I saw a tall Yank around the place back then!..........lol..........andyd.
  7. Me and the Meadowbrook

    DJ...........next time we get any hail I'll box some up and send it to you.........lol..........our rainy season is from now until March/April, we've had 12-15" in one night a couple of yrs ago, from now on its hot & steamy with a good chance of afternoon thunderstorms every day, hopefully it cools down over Xmas............btw, are those brush fires anywhere near you?..........they don't look good from here.............andyd
  8. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Well............we had a good dose of hail last saturday.........does that count?............lol.....................andyd
  9. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Donald, you are right re the salt tho'.........just as I typed this I heard what we have as a sound of summer.........mangos falling off the tree beside the house, onto the tin roof and rolling down to take a flying leap onto the ground, every few minutes another takes a dive................lol..............these are whats referred to as "local" or "turpentine" mangoes, they are smaller than the normal ones sold in shops and have a stringy texture but are edible but make great chutney or pickles which I do every year or two.............the mango tree can be seen on the right, peeking out above the roof....................its aiming to be a nice hot day today..........regards from Oz........andyd.
  10. Me and the Meadowbrook

    Thats something we don't get here in Oz, at least where I live on the East Coast, in fact I don't think there is anywhere in oz that salts the roads, even the Snowy mountains which get the only reasonable snowfalls here in Oz don't have to put salt down, we just get enough rain here that generates rust.......lol..............btw I really have enjoyed your trips and stiries as it gives those of us outside of the USA a neat view of what happens away from the news bulletins, in the real world...........many thanks and a safe, happy Xmas and New Year to you...........Andy Douglas
  11. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    Polaroids???...........nah thats a pic from an old 35mm camera I, tho' it may have been from the oval shaped Kodac Brownie...........lol.........andyd
  12. 1947 Chrysler Windsor garage find finished

    Uberchin, love the Chrysler, I had one back in the mid 70's, there apparently were 12 Windsor 4dr sedans brought out for official Govt use, mine had the Highlander upholstery and was in unrestored but driveable condition, I had it for about 18 months then sold it and had to deliver it so early one sunday morning I drove it about 20kms down the main highway to its new owner, luckily I didn't get caught as it was not registered by then and would have been a hefty fine if I got caught.............I had had my 1940 Dodge for about 4-5 yrs by then and could not get over how much bigger the Windsor was compared to the Dodge...........anyway thanks for the pics, feel free to post more as I for one would love to see some more.......thanks & regards, Andy Douglas
  13. Oz Production Figures 1949-1952

    Patrick, nice to hear from you again.........I am a member of The Chrysler Restorers Club of Australia and it maybe worthwhile contacting them, the club website is www.chryslerclub.org.au Adam McKenzie is the current president of the club and his email is president@chryslerclub.org.au , you could also contact Les Sonter from the club who I have known for 30yrs on lasonter@hotmail.com............make sure to mention my name to them as that may help......lol...........btw I have a 1933/34 Dodge radiator mascot that was on a 34 Dodge my grandfather owned in the 1950's, unfortunately the attachment point for the actual radiator cap had corroded so he replaced it but kept the cap and gave it to me 40yrs ago............anyway try the Chrysler club here in Oz............regards, Andy Douglas
  14. Shaving a 218 head vs. a standard 230 head?

    Fargo..................yeh I know its not stock but when I looked at the pic again as I hadn't for a few yrs..............I too noticed the difference in spark plug location and thought that it might add something, I know not what, to the discusion........lol.........anyway apologies for the intrusion............lol.............and BTW, the cam was a 1/2 race Waggot grind, note the pointy lobes........... .andyd
  15. p24 engine help wanted

    BTW.......just a suggestion but you maybe better to measure and quote in Imperial measurements when dealing with US suppliers as I think that would be what the original parts and dimensions would have been made in and the US suppliers work in................do you have a thread gauge as this may help when quoting sizes in metric dimensions?................andyd
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