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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 1939 Plymouth Roadster Ute,1941 Plymouth Coupe, 1948 Chrysler Windsor, 1968 Dodge Phoenix & 1973 Valiant Wagon

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

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  1. Welcome aboard from Oz............these guys know their stuff.............first I'd be getting a Workshop Manual and read it cover to cover, even the things you think you know you'll learn something new, as for the brakes, what Keith says is correct, go through everything.........you mention that you replaced the entire fuel system because a screwdriver was dropped into the tank......why did you replace everything?.......fuel would not have affected the screwdriver........unless it was made of something that was meltable by fuel?.........I'm not trying to be a PITA but honestly I'd be getting the shop manual asap, ideally a paper version, rather than a CD..........the mention of a rear brake drum puller is good advice as the rear drums are held onto the rear axle via that centre nut and a 5/16th keyway......also if its basically stock it should have the left & right handed wheel bolts that screw INTO the drums and should have the letter "L" on the top of the bolts indicating the left handed ones.........I've attached a pic of the puller I have used, you need the biggest one you can find, one that is held onto the drum by 3 of the wheel bolts...........as for rebuilding the brakes, ideally I'd see if you can get the wheel cylinders resleeved with either stainless or brass sleeves or try mopar guys like Roberts or Bernbaums.............so long as the brake lines are in good condition then they should be o/k but its probably good to replace the rubber brake hoses on each front wheel and the rear brake hose that attaches onto the rear axle as these start to perish after a while, also replace the brake shoes either get them relined or Bernbaums I think offer a kit...............regards from Oz.......Andy Douglas
  2. Welcome Aboard from Oz.........I like the DeSoto.....don't think I've ever seen a pic of one, certainly never seen one in the flesh as all mopars post war were 4dr sedans based essentially on the Plymouth 4 dr body shell with variations of the Plymouth, Dodge or DeSoto grilles and body moldings etc and for a few years in the mid/late 50's some Utes and a few wagons.......hardtops just didn't arrive..........nice car..........andyd
  3. YUK!!!..............lol..........would a 2 or 3 groove pulley from another model fit and have the grooves line up?.........have never seen a pulley off anything cracked like that.......bizzaar!..........andyd
  4. What I did with the 41 Plymouth was to use some allthread or long bolts with the same thread as the striker plate screws and cut off the bolt heads then screw the allthread into the plate which was long enough to stop the plate dropping into the abyss yet allow me to remove the striker plate and replace it..........also its worth checking but I think there is the ability to use the opposite lock assemblys as a swap, ie, drivers front and passenger rear swap and passenger front and drivers rear swap, obviously from a 4dr sedan but the rear door stuff generally gets much less use and is in better condition for swapping from a parts car or also maybe available at a better price for a NOS piece than the front door pieces........andyd
  5. Dodgeb4ya.........whats the "timberliner" script on the dash pic from?...........andyd
  6. Mark..........its surprising how many old cars have that ventilation option yet its not mentioned on any list of factory options.........must have been a dealer installation via letting the cars sit uncovered in open paddocks or fields prior to making the trip to the new car lot............lol.........andyd.
  7. The door adjustment as far as I know is on the door pillar by loosening the striker plate screws..at least thats how the adjustment was on the 1941 Plymouth Coupe I had worked......but just be careful not to undo completely or remove the screws as I found there wasn't any "captive" nut plate and I nearly lost the plate into the pillar........andyd
  8. Those knobs are hot rod aftermarket knobs, maybe SoCal or similar, also check Speedways catalog as I'm pretty sure they sell those as well........BTW I like the flow through floor ventilation option .........lol...........hows the rest of the car re rust?.......andyd........
  9. Nick.........we all have to learn somehow.........tho' just a tip, I never place a stub axle in a vice with the vice jaws clamping on the king pin bush area, to me its just inviting the vice jaws to ever so slightly crush the area where the king pin bush fits...........if you have to remove the bush clamp the stub axle on the upper or lower brake backing plate/steering arm bolts........also a tip is to clean the grease nipple holes and threads and even clean the crap out of the grease nipples with a small piece of wire or ideally replace them with nice new ones, some times its also a worthwhile thing to check that the threads where the grease nipples screw in are fine...........I'd like a dollar for the number of times I've gone to grease something, attach the grease gun, squeeze the trigger and the grease shoots out everywhere but into the grease nipple or pulls the nipple out of the hole.........greasing a car is one of the most unenjoyable jobs there is...................lol..............andyd
  10. 48Dodgeguy..........Welcome aboard from Oz....one thing you may not have realised is that whilst your Dodge is only a 1948 Black sedan.....lol.......its an UNCOMMON 1948 TOWN SEDAN ........and to be honest I had not ever seen a pic of one till a few yrs ago on this forum, they were never sold here in Oz and I don't mind seeing pics of them so post away.............regards from Oz.....Andy Douglas
  11. I live in Australia and have subscribed to US Collectible Automobile on & off for the past 30 yrs or more.......lately it seems there has been a change to the way the magazine is sent.........I am trying to contact those who are subscribers, especially from outside of the USA, ie, in Oz, Europe and elsewhere........have your recent copies arrived 3 months after being sent in the plastic bag BUT with a postmark from the UK, ie, Great Britain/England?..............I can be emailed direct at scaleautomobilia@hotkey.net.au .................could this thread be left here please, Mr Moderator?....thank you, Andy Douglas
  12. I had a couple of spare dash grille pieces so I gently cut one to suit the radio/CD player, as it has some chrome bits and is a light colour it sort of blends into the overall dash ......andyd
  13. Great work Nick............your work is an inspiration to all of us...........and to be honest you certainly put a smile on my face with every post......thanks, Andy Douglas
  14. Nice pic Sam, BTW who built the Fokker?............any details on it you would like to share, engine etc?...........lol.............andyd
  15. Yep..........tho' some genuine ones came in over the years......the trick is to know what it is you actually have........lol..........andyd
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