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About Lloyd

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 12/20/1954

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    Friendswood Texas
  • Interests
    Old cars mostly the 1930 era although 40's and 50's are pretty cool.
  • My Project Cars
    1939 Plymouth P8 Deluxe. Almost on the road.

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    I talk to my cars.
  • Occupation
    Boat captain


  • Location
    Friendswood Texas
  • Interests
    Old cars, mostly early 30's.

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  1. Lloyd

    39 Side Mirrors?

    Well so much for this eBay mirror. https://www.ebay.com/itm/172855156996 Store Name: cencaldistributors Moved it a little yesterday and the glass fell out. I could glue it back in but still ticks me off. Taiwan stuff. I'm not using them. $20 bucks down the drain. Looking at these now: http://www.westcoastmetric.com/c-1173800-vw-bug-sedan-1960-vw-bug-sedan-exterior-mirrors-hardware.html Says made in USA. Little more expensive but I don't mind if they last more than a couple days without falling apart. I was thinking of something else with welding the screw portion onto the hinge pin. Rather than cutting the VW pin and leaving a portion of the shank then welding that onto the head of the original pin, I was thinking cutting right at the base of the threads then drilling a hole all the way thru it. Grind the protruding cap portion off the original pin and inserting it into the threaded portion then reaching inside and putting a little spot weld inside there. That should put the threaded portion right on top of the door hinge.
  2. Lloyd

    ? for auto electricians out there.

    Dont know a thing about this type of clock except what Greg just added. But it sounds like it needs a lot of amps to work. I would think the heavy gauge wire would afford that opportunity. While its in your car might try and run some of that heavy gauge wire straight from the battery to the clock. One wire at a time, which ever one works the clock then the other one you are using would be at fault.
  3. Lloyd

    39 Side Mirrors?

    Well I got some time to work on my car. Since I plan on painting it I thought I would tackle the side mirror problem. I ordered the pins and mirror off eBay. Stock Door Pins: www.ebay.com/itm/283081985270 VW Mirror Pins: https://www.ebay.com/itm/172251506289 VW Passenger Mirror: https://www.ebay.com/itm/172855156996 Cut the screw portion off the VW pins. Flattened out the head of the stock pin with a grinder so the cut VW pin would have a flat surface to place it on. Placed a nut on the threaded portion to try and keep from buggering the threads - little note here, it was hard finding a nut, don't think its SAE or metric - best fit I could find was a metric M12-1.25. Got a few threads before it seemed to want to tighten up so I took the few threads. Then used a C-Clamp to hold it all together then welded it up. The pin sticks up a little and the mirror does not screw all the way down onto the top of the hinge. Don't care for that much but I plan on getting a chrome spacer with a teflon washer below it to help protect the paint. Cut that to fit and slip it between the top portion of the hinge pin and the base of the mirror to hide it. Included some pics, looks like it will work. The pic with the two mirrors shows the pins as well. The middle pin is the stock pin from my car and the other two on each side is what I got off eBay. The second pear shaped mirror I thought I would try but cannot see it from the drivers seat. So it does not work. I just ordered the other mirror for the other side. This one has the long arm but the one for the drivers side does not have the long arm. Guess thats they way they came out on the early VW's. But I'm going to roll with it.
  4. Lloyd

    overdrive transmissions

    I have a 39 P8. I swapped the original 201 with a 1950 218 and used the original bell housing from the 201. I know an R7 trans bolted up to the bell housing. The only problem I considered was my 39 had a cable actuated shifting mechanism which was unique to 1939. This meant I had to swap the steering column with a later model to get the standard shifting linkage. Any of the later column shift linkage would have fit the R7 and from what I was told the R10 as well. I then got an R6 OD. This was the OD trans available for the 39 and previous years. Then I swapped top plates from my original to the R6 and it bolted right in. The R6 I got originally came with a floor shifter. Not sure what kind of shift linkage a 37 has - does your original trans have a bolt on top plate or 2 shifting arms on the side? I would guess if you go with a floor shifter you should be able to use the R10. I would. May have to get the shifter to if your original had a top plate. Honestly I don’t see how it could be true you have to have a column shift to put an OD in. Lots of guys on here have an OD on the floor. Here’s a pic of the R6 with the top plate and cable shift.
  5. Lloyd

    What paint to use on wheel rims?

    Its 2K Urethane. Same paint you put on your car. If you have a compressor and paint gun you could get it cheaper by the quart. Put a couple clear coats over and it will be more durable. Better than enamel from a rattle can anyway. Although I’ve used rattle can paint before and it did OK. Lasted maybe a year. Thing is any paint is subject to scratching and chipping then rust. Proper prep and primer is a must. Spray can primer for enamel also pick up a couple cans clear coat. For Urethane I would use an epoxy primer and a Urethane clear coat. All spray gun. Never used powder coat so I can’t say yeah or neigh but if I was painting my wheels I believe I would try that because paint is something you will have to touch up after maybe a year or so when it catches chips, scratches, lug wrench circles. Will powder coat scratch as easily as paint? I don’t know.
  6. Lloyd

    676337 head

    Well. Based on the chart above looks like they used a lot of the same casting numbers thru the years. Casting number 1676337 was used from 1942-1960. So if the high compression head casting to look for is 1676337 and it was used on the 1957-59 engines it would have to be one with the internal bypass (hump). And the chart does show this at the first line. Appreciate the help from all. I learned a few things.
  7. Lloyd

    676337 head

    So did any of the engines continue with the external bypass after 1951?
  8. Lloyd

    Engine stalls and misfires

    Yep fuel filter or may have picked up some trash in the fuel pickup in the gas tank since going downhill is causing problems. When you have the carb top off as joe suggests check your float, inlet needle and seat to.
  9. Lloyd

    676337 head

    Well Greg you just blew it out the water. I’m thinking since the head I’m looking at does not have the hump it must be pre-50. Guessing the internal bypass didn’t start happening till later models. Possibly an upgrade in design from that point forward. So, the head I’m looking at might not be the high comp head I’m thinking it is. But you are saying internal or external was spread out thru the years from early on till late. So looking for the hump is not a tell tale factor. My engine is a 218 with a 230 crank so I’m guessing the piston should come up to about level with the deck. It has the original 218 head. I had my machinist resurface the Head but did not cc it. Wish I would have checked all this before I put it together. Pulling a head on these engines ain’t all that much though and I would like to know what my CR is and then possibly look at bumping it up a little depending on what it is.
  10. Lloyd

    676337 head

    Thank you Shelny, I've been looking for a picture of that. Its obvious the head I'm looking at does not have that bump. Did some research on this internal/external water passage. I had seen it mentioned but did not know what it was about. Whole idea of a bypass was to help provide for more even warm-up reducing hot spots plus let the warmer water come into contact with the thermostat sooner. Seems it removed the water connection on the thermostat housing and the water pump seen on early engines such as mine. So a different thermostat housing and top fitting for the water pump would be required. As far as water pump either type can be used but the backing plate may have to be swapped out to accommodate the extra port on the newer head. Appreciate the input guys.
  11. Lloyd

    676337 head

    Heres a couple pics. First two is the 1676337-2 and the second one is the head on my 39. I havnt got the head yet but from tte pic The only bump I see from this angle is the middle one where the head bolt goes thru.
  12. Lloyd

    676337 head

    Thanks dpollo for the information. But I’m not sure where to look for the extra water passage. I’ve only seen two heads. A 1939 201 and a 1950 218. The thermostat housing fit both. The numbers I gave were not part numbers. They are casting numbers. Looking at the numbers I gave I see I missed the first number. The correct casting number I’m asking about is: 1676337-1 using the first 7 numbers before the dash in a search brings up a few previous topics like this one .
  13. Lloyd

    676337 head

    That was my thoughts as well. But this is suppose to be the high compression head for a 230. I seen it on an early post and I think it took a 230 to almost 8. But yeah. I’ve already started reading up on cc’ing a head. Don’t look to hard. Looks like I’ll need a buret. Couldn’t have told you what that was till an hour ago. Thanks.
  14. Lloyd

    676337 head

    No. The 218 head is working on the engine. I haven't got the 230 head. I have to buy it. I just don’t know if it will give me a bit more or not and if there may be some things I should or could look at beforehand. From older posts I read these heads bumped a 230 up to 7.7-8. I believe by stroking my 218 I took it to a 230. So putting this head on should do the same?
  15. Lloyd

    676337 head

    I have a chance to pick up a head casting number 676337-1 Ive read on some older posts this is one of the higher compression heads on the late 230’s. My engine is a plymouth 1950 218 that I have stroked with a 230 crank. I re-installed the original 218 head with only a resurfacing done. Question is would swapping out the original 218 head for this higher compression 230 head give me a higher compression ratio?

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