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    Wiper Motor 6v to 12v

    Electric wipers were the standard fitting in Oz mopars from the late 30's at least and when I converted my car, a 1940 Dodge to 12 volts in 1973 with the install of the 318 Poly I used a voltage resistor in the power wire to the wiper which worked fine for years, the only reason I ended up swapping the wiper motor out for a BMC cable system was that the stock splined "washer" fitting used on the original wiper towers were stripped and unobtainable in Oz in the early 1980's...........the cable wipers have worked fine since...............the voltage resistor or drop that I used is the same style that is used in ignition wiring , white porcelain with wire wound inside it.........worked then and the same style of resistor is still used on the original fuel gauge in the car and working fine.............andyd
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    Steering Gear Box Lube

    The Penrite lube I have says made in Canada but packed in Australia........I would have thought that it would have been readily available in North America......andyd
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    Steering Gear Box Lube

    The problem with mopar and other steering boxes is that the pitman shaft seal wears and then the lube seeps out........Penrite Steering Box Lube is a heavy weight oil that is specifically made for our type of steering boxes......grease if used is basically pushed from one area to another by the action of the worm & rollers and cannot "flow" back to where it is needed whereas an "oil" can flow...........I used the Penrite stuff in my 41 Plymouth Coupes steering box and there was a noticeable improvement..............the Pentite Steering Box Lube I have says "Made in Canada" so it should be available I'd think, in the USA...........I'd be hesitant about using a heavy gear or diff oil as the steering boxes use bronze or brass based bushings on the pitman shaft and I think that gear and diff oils are not recommended to be used where brass or bronze is used.......not 100% sure but check anyway..........But I'd fix the seal at least as even the Penrite oil would seep out if the seals R/s.............andyd
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    Suspension components

    I've had a 318 Poly V8 in my 1940 Dodge since 1973, the front suspension is basically the stock style although I have used 41-54 upper A arms and mid 50's Frod coil springs, I have 11" vented disc brakes, a rack & pinion, relocated upper shocks and a 1" thick sway bar........car drives and handles well...........these mopar front suspensions are basically the same overall design thru to 1956, however they are more than capable of handling the weight of a big block engine so just upgrade the springs, shocks and brakes...depending on how the engine is mounted and located will decide whether a change of steering is required, when I installed my engine there wasn't the options and info available back then and I used the rack from an Austin 1800, cavalier racks are available now and also other steering options ...........a frame swap or front end graft is from my perspective, the last card in the deck, as there really isn't any need to do it and a well thought out upgrade of whats there will give you what you need with a positive nod from fellow Mopar fans and enthusiasts.........regards from Oz...............Andy Douglas
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    41 ply coupe p11 i think

    Nunzio...........hey....its all good.......lol............any chance you can send me some snow?................lol...............andyd.
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    1940 Plymouth clutch pedal

    What I'd do would be to get and mount the correct BB Chev slave cylinder to the bellhousing, then see what clutch master cylinder options are available and whether its possible to mount/adapt this master cylinder to the stock pedal setup........taking into account that a hose connecting the two can be made up if a stock style one is too short or has the wrong fittings or exits the wrong way........an aftermarket pedals assembly should work, just have to make sure that the pedal assembly is securely mounted to the firewall and the firewall is braced and the dash as well.......my car whilst an auto has a 63 Chev auto pedal assembly that I modified to fit the dash, on the firewall I welded in 14 gauge metal then modified the firewall end of the pedal assembly and it bolts to the strengthened firewall, the booster bolts to this on the engine side.......there are various aftermarket pedal assemblies available thru places like Jegs, Speedway Motors and hot rod shops, I have seen a number of setups that "hide" the master cylinders at 90 degrees to the pedals underneath the cowl......personally I think that these would be a PITA as access is very limited............anyway have attached a pic showing the booster on my car......this is an old pic taken a few yrs ago but shows the firewall side....& yep, its RHD............dunno if any of this helps.......lol..........andyd
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    28 Chrysler 25" Engine tear down and rebuild

    DJ..........my thoughts exactly..............lol.............andyd
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    vintage auto gadget

    His boy Elroy.......Jane his wife..............lol...........sorry Plymouthy.........better get back in my corner.......lol..........andyd
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    41 ply coupe p11 i think

    Nunzio..........that no vent window option would not be common as just about every 1941 Plymouth pic I've seen shows a car with the 1/4 vents, in some respects the lack of the 1/4 vent would make life easier re one less thing to have to fiddle with as the 1/4 vent rubbers can be a PITA to install............I think the 318 install is a good idea but to be honest the flip front unless its done REALLY well will more than likely not increase the cars value, more than likely will decrease it from my experience of this type of modification on cars over the past 50 yrs.......yeh..I've had my 1940 Dodge since 1971.........lol..............have you got any pics of the car......we love pics..........lol.............regards from Oz...Andy Douglas
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    Gremlins within

    Maok.....nope............lol..........andyd
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    Gremlins within

    Don..........watched that & just about wet myself.............lol............prime candidates for Darwin Awards......lol..........andyd
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    We and the Windsor 2018

    That looks great, interesting too that the window tint if anything helps to accentuate the colour........very nice..........andyd
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    new 1947 plymouth owner! where to get parts

    Please say you are not going to leave the rusty appearance on it............sorry but crap rods do none of us any favours, the general public sees a crap rod and thinks that all old cars are pieces of crap, then the politicians weigh in to get the crappy old cars off the road and we all get included in the roundup..........and the idea that they are reliving something from the past is not true, no one called their patina'd car "finished"............at least give the old girl a coat of undercoat or something approaching one colour to let her know she's loved................. o/k....I'll get off my soapbox...............lol......Andyd
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    new 1947 plymouth owner! where to get parts

    Bloch........I can understand the engine choice tho.........the main thing is to get the car on the road and use it..........these cars respond well to a disc brake upgrade, and general suspension rebuild & tidy up...........my Dodge has a 318 Poly & torqueflite and has been that way since 1973........a small block mopar is basically the same size as a SBC but its your car and as you have the SBC on hand it makes sense.........anyway got any pics?............lol...............andyd
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    new 1947 plymouth owner! where to get parts

    Bloch..........I have been getting stuff from Bernbaums for over 30yrs and recommend them, however depending on what you are going to do to the Plymouth you may find that there are great deals sometimes on obscure listings on ebay...........I'm in Australia and when I was doing up the 230 engine for my 1941 Plymouth Coupe I started searching on US ebay under various year listings such as , say 1956 Plymouth or 1954 Dodge as depending on the parts that I needed I realised that the same part may have been used over a number of years and that search widened the chances of getting the parts.......I found that Mopar opened a spare parts distributorship for the middle east in Turkey, yep That Turkey and when it closed or whatever a large number of NOS parts became available and were being sold by a couple of guys there........I ended up getting an oil pump, valve lifters, timing chain and gears and a few other bits & pieces at less than half the US dollar prices and great shipping as well.........so don't discount obscure ways to skin the cat......also I'd strongly suggest getting a shop manual and a parts book if possible as these will help immensely no matter how you intend to do your car...........also check the classifieds on this site...............and finally...........Welcome aboard from Oz...........pics, we need pics of your car.......heres mine...........Andy Douglas
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    The ole' 218 got a make-over...

    I find that general purpose lacquer thinner or Acrylic lacquer thinner in good to clean carbys withpour some in a dish then use a stiff brush with it on the carby, it evaporates quickly also............andyd
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    28 Chrysler 25" Engine tear down and rebuild

    Maok.......and with a tailwind and the spinnaker set?.............lol..............andyd.
  18. Maok..........so you are replacing the ball & trunion crap with a proper universal joint...........ain't hotrods great ............lol............andyd
  19. I know, I know......I know...........it was all the loose change in your pocket...............lol................yeh......back in my corner I go.........lol............andyd
  20. I don't have any interest in this sale but just noticed that there is a 1948 Dodge 4dr Town Sedan for sale on US ebay at present of $6500 or make an offer........it actually looks like a decent car, nice original upholstery and would on appearances make a good entry level car, assuming that the body is as good as it looks.....its in Michigan so I assume a good look underneath would be required.............lol........as its an unusual Town Sedan I thought I'd mention it...........Andy Douglas
  21. Still on ebay, wish it was in Oz................andyd
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    Source for Kingpins?

    Bob, that piece is also known as the spindle, also thats the lower outer arm hole...........andyd
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    T5 to flathead adaptor.... AGAIN :)

    Not that I'm aware of..........andyd
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    Date of manufature for 1940 Dodge Coupe

    O/k..........that IS a 1940 Model Dodge, no ifs, buts or maybes....that is a 1940 Dodge Grille, and RHD dash.............the Plymouth hood and headlights also indicate a D15 as the D14's used a short hood that opened inline from the radiator and the parking lights above the headlights were a 2 piece trapiezoid shape not the triangular D15 Plymouth style.....also does your cars grille attach to the sheetmetal via small screws from the radiator side, ie, you have to remove the triangular metal piece in front of the radiator after opening both sides of the hood and use a screw driver from the rear of the grille........this may seem like a useless piece of info BUT the D14's attached their grilles using screws from the FRONT as having a short hood that stopped you gaining access to the area in front of the radiator meant that the only way the grille could be attached was from the front which is how the D14 cars are............the attached pics of the green 1940 Dodge D14 Coupe belonged to a mate a few years ago, he imported it from Arizona around 2007..........note the differences in the hood, fenders, headlights, taillights, front bumper, overriders...............yep its the "same" as our D15's but with lots of differences...........that maroon car in the background was my 1941 Pymouth ASC Coupe.....ASC stands for Auxillary Seat Coupe...........mine did and does yours have the two small folding seats behind the folding bench seat?.............more pics......we need more pics.....well, I do.........lol.............regards from Oz.........Andy Douglas......
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    T5 to flathead adaptor.... AGAIN :)

    Unless I'm mistaken the S10 T5 is the only late model 5 speed , overdrive gearbox that has the forward mounted shifter which if you want to retain the bench seat is something that has to be taken into account and that irrespective of whether its a GM, Frod or mopar box is the main reason it gained popularity in swaps into early cars......it was the reason I imported mine from Fresnoeven tho I could have got an Oz rear shifted T5 for a quarter of the price...........the Toyota boxes are very good but the shifter is in the wrong spot for a bench seat car...........back in the 1970's..yep, that far back I helped my brother install an Alfa Romeo 5 speed behind an Oz Holden six, sort of like a 7/8th size 250 Chev six, it was one of the 1st adaption sets that Dellow Automotive released and am familiar with what can be done, this was in a customised 1951 Chev, see pic taken in 1981 with my Dodge..................I bought the car 5 yrs later and used it as our family sedan, complete with 3 childs seats in the back for about 10 yrs till the early 2000's, as it had a pair of bucket seats the rear shifted Alfa gearbox was a gem............nothing like rowing a 5 speed behind a hopped up six cylinder.........lol...............andyd
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