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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. Andydodge

    Fluid Drive fluid, what is available in today's oils?

    James..........I've never had nor driven a Fluid Drive mopar nor do I expect to in the future, they were available here in some Oz Dodges and DeSotos ,tho' am not sure whether any Oz Plymouths ever had this setup...........I enjoyed reading the report and commend you for taking the time to research this and whilst its not something or information I expect to personally need its good to learn something new each day.........thanks..... Andy Douglas.
  2. Andydodge

    butt connectors / whats the deal, pickle :)

    Ed..........I have found that the "new" bullet connectors that are of the crimp style with either red or blue insulation are of a slightly larger diameter than the ones that are shown in 3046's second pic.......they CAN be used and in fact I DO USE them but I had to carefully enlarge the four "holes" on the headlight switch......works o/k but as I have found the original bullets and their holes are smaller......at least here in Oz they are...........andyd
  3. Andydodge

    Oil Leak Help

    Did you replace/install the small seals on either side of the rear main cap?.....andyd
  4. Andydodge

    Differential Vent?

    Yep its probably the same bolt, 1948 to 1967 is only 19 yrs so more than conceivable that the same part would have been used.....its surprising what parts were used unaltered for yrs and by the same token its just as surprising what things were changed purely for asthetics.........andyd
  5. Andydodge

    I need an english translation :-)

    Thomba......you are a clever lad, why don't you make the bracket, just mount the air cleaner on the carby and use a piece of steel strap about 1' wide by 3/16th thick and just drill a couple of holes................andyd
  6. Andydodge

    1949 Plymouth Super Deluxe 4dr Sedan Parts

    The bulb holders are just a press fit into the back of the panel..........you should be able to grasp the bulb holder and pull/wiggle it and it should come away from the panel, then push & twist at the same time to remove the bulb.........installation is the reverse of what I've just typed.......lol..........andyd
  7. Andydodge

    Negative Ground

    US cars when they were 6 volt were Positive Earth......when they went to 12 Volts they changed to Negative Earth..........as for the non working lights I'd be checking the light switch as all lights should take their power from that switch.........do you have a workshop manual with the wiring diagram?..........as your car is 6Volt then it SHOULD be positive earth.......I'd be starting over from scratch, checking the generator, regulator & starter, they should have their voltage on them..........the actual headlight switch, dimmer switch and amp gauge don't care whether they work on 6 or 12 volts, the original Fuel Gauge will need a voltage drop or resistor wired into its power circuit if the cars 12 volt..........all the globes should be the same voltage as the battery voltage............then go thru all the earth connections, check any fuses that have been added, generally speaking these mopars usually only have one fuse in a holder attached to the headlight switch and when it blows All lights are affected but who knows whether someones added a couple of extra fuses.......thats why the wiring diagram comparision to whats actually there is worth doing..............lol.......welcome aboard from Oz BTW...........lol.......andyd.
  8. Andydodge

    1949 Plymouth Super Deluxe 4dr Sedan Parts

    The screws across the top of the dash and each pillar just hold the inside windscreen molding onto the opening.........to remove the dash you remove the inside molding completely then there should be screws holding the dash where the inside molding lived and there should be screws/bolts underneath the dash and at either lower side to remove............as has been mentioned you may have better luck selling it complete rather than trying to part it out, tho' the bumpers are parts that customisers have used since 1949...........andyd
  9. Andydodge

    Internal Fuel Tank line or sump is clogged

    the ferrule is a close fit around the fuel line and the ferrule or sometimes called an "olive" has a tapered end and usually a stepped other end.......whne it is around the fuel line and the gland nut thats on the end of the line is tightened against the ferrule, it is pushed into the inside of the tank fitting and the ferrule is compressed around the metal fuel line sealing the outside of the line and the ferrule against the tank fitting............a similar arrangement with a smaller ferrule or olive is used at the metal oil line/oil gauge junction............I've seen this type of ferrule/olive also used around the hard black plastic oil lines on more recent mechanical oil pressure gauges..............andyd
  10. Andydodge

    Received approval for 1947 plate!!

    Here in oz its a different story..........there are 6 states and 2 territories, basically they have all had the same general procedure....when you bought your new car it was "registered" for use by the state Dept of Motor Transport who issued a pair of "number" plates, metal stamped plates with 5, 6 or 7 letters and numbers and the state of issue stamped into the plate.......the DMT also issued a windscreen decal with the month of issue highlighted together with the year and some basic car details such as chassis number, this windscreen decal essentially takes the place of the "tags" that you guys in the USA have on your licence plates...........around 1 month before the yearly anniversary of the date your car was registered the DMT posts out a copy of the original registration papers that they issued with the new date the car has to be checked that its roadworthy by a DMT authorised and licenced motor mechanic who checks the car brakes, steering, lights etc and issues it with a form saying its passed........you take this form, your new rego papers and money to the DMT and its o/k'd for another 12 mths of use...........if the car is kept roadworthy and in use from the day its 1st registered then it may have the same number plate that it was originally issued with 10, 20, 50 or 80 yrs ago which won't have the year of issue on it as that was only ever on that windscreen decal which was issued each year with your new rego papers when you paid the money at the DMT........... ..............over the years there have been some changes such as now in the state I live in, New South Wales they don't issue a new windscreen decal any more as the police can do a search via the number plate and immediately know if the car is currently registered and therefore insured( if you look closely at the 2nd pic you can see the old "rego" decal in the Oz passenger side 1/4 window)..........there are a whole pile of "personalised" number plates available but these cost various amounts ranging from a one off fee to upwards of $500 per year for different colours and number/letter combinations..........there are also plates issued for vintage, veteran, classic and historic as well as Street Rod plates, these variations have the type of plate stamped into them and are of different colours to the normal personalised plates....... ...........my 1940 Dodge when I bought it in September 1971 had ECR855 as the number plate which was not the original plate, this was a yellow with black letters & numbers issued in the early to mid 1960's probably just as a replacement for the faded original black with white lettered original 1940 plate...........I replaced ECR855 as it was getting a bit old & tired looking in the mid 1970's with GXL942, a yellow /black plate which it still uses............one thing that I am unable to verify but have assumed is that as my car since I have owned it from September 1971 has never been unregistered it quite possible that as its registration renewal is due in November each year then thats when it was 1st registered back in 1940..........unlike the US these cars were generally released for sale around the middle of the relevant year, certainly not like the USA from September/October the previous year so my car was probably 1st registered and on the road possibly from November 1940........I've no way to confirm any of this as the Oz records are non existant but who knows............lol............anyway this is my oz 2 cents worth.......andyd
  11. I'm a hotrodder so I am somewhat biased, eg, my 1940 Dodge has had a 318 poly, auto & 4 wheel discs since the mid 70's............when I bought the 41 plymouth I had it had the original 201, my intention was to instal a 230 with an S10 T5 adapted to the original bellhousing using one of the available adaptors such as that made by Paul Curtis.......the T5 allows for various ratios but in doing so the handbrake is no longer on the driveshaft so I was going to instal a late model rear axle with a ratio of around 3.5/3.7 which I thought would give a reasonable turn of speed as well as allowing the car to use the overdrive top gear..............I was also going to instal front disc brakes so the front & rear would have been compatible.........as for installing the V8 etc personally unless you have access to fabrication tools and skills then upgrading the stock 6 to maybe a later version such as a 230 from a 40's or 50's mopar with the attached o/drive and rear end maybe an easier option......whatever will require some sort of fabrication unless you find a way to install a 30's o/d ..........dunno if any of this helps........andyd.
  12. Andydodge

    Oz Production Figures 1949-1952

    Ausie........that restored car looks a nice job, tho' a pity the bumpers not chromed tho I assume the cost maybe a large factor in that, probably very little change from $800-1000 alone..........those "Chrysler" badges certainly reinforce the point and brand...........lol..........andyd
  13. Andydodge

    P18 Plymouth 1949 carb alternative in Europe

    Thomba, have you thought about looking for some sort of carby from say an early 60's Mecedes, also I'd check around for any large Solex or similar, maybe even something from the UK such as Vauxhall, Bedford, Ford Transit, etc.......personally I would think the electric or automatic choke would be the least of my concerns as a manual choke should be easily setup using an after market choke cable, just mount it inconspicuously under the dash..........I'd make a list of what cars have been sold in Europe over the past 50yrs or so with a capacity of around 3-3.5 litres and go from there, irrespective whether they have a single or 2 barrel throat the find an adaptor to suit.......or just bite the bullet and get a rebuilt carby from the USA.................regards, andyd
  14. Andydodge

    engine studs and gearbox gasket set

    Bluefox........in all seriousness have you given any thought to making a few of those heater ducts then selling them to raise some cash or maybe even working out some sort of swap for the parts etc you need............and it sounds like you need to stop eating that Belgium Chocolate.............lol..............I have a 46 to 54 Shop manual that includes all the rebuild specs etc for the O/d trans but it doesn't have the gearbox or O/d serial or part numbers...........I can copy and post the info via snail mail if wanted.........too much to scan tho'..........regards, andyd
  15. Andydodge

    318 Poly info help

    Jack............any chance I can phone you?............thanks, Andy Douglas
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