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jeffsunzeri last won the day on December 9 2015

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About jeffsunzeri

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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    Hollister, CA.
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    Dodge, Plymouth, Chrysler and Imperial from 1941 through 1975.


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  1. OEM? I didn't know MoPar made those. Even if threads are bad (just two for the thermostat housing) it would still be a great find. Aluminum can be more easily repaired than cast iron. Photo?
  2. New owner, 51 Plymouth Cambridge

    If by saying you are "redoing the brakes" you mean adapting discs, why? And you should not head forward into a 12 volt alteration without serious thought either. Why not repair the car the way it came and enjoy it that way first? Many people believe that these cars are fine performers just the way they came from the factory.
  3. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    There should be no problem using your older MoPar for daily driving. I used my 1947 pickup for daily go-to-work for many years, bone stock in the '90's and early 2000's. Differences between GM and MoPar are generally: beefier frames, more robust brakes, much better electrical, better suspension components, fairly bullet proof drivetrain. I think the Carter carbs are far better than the Rochester, double leading shoe brakes are much better, and a lot of little things. If you keep your old MoPar bone stock, and well maintained, it should be a very reliable ride.
  4. Photo’s of my Truck

    Inspiration!!! Awesome.
  5. Who does this??????

    I believe you'll find tapped holes on the left side of the block just above the oil pan rail, aft of the distributor provided by mother Mopar for just this purpose.
  6. everdry kit

    I've been running a pickup with the evr-dry kit for over 30 years (same kit). You don't need the crush washer under the plug. It won't hurt if you leave it on though - no change. The kit keeps water from pooling around the plug and causing corrosion on the plug. The kit also stops corrosion between the tip of the plug and the terminal clip. I have three more flathead mopars which don't have the evr-dry kit. The kit looks cool and keeps things cleaner. If I had three more kits, I'd install them.
  7. 1940 pt105

    Assuming you don't have 4WD, its likely you have a truck assembled from WC-1 parts for a civilian purpose. A few of the earliest WC-1 had a Plymouth engine. Some more tell-tale aspects of the WC-1: - The windshield pushes out and has locking knobs on either side. - The windows edges are metal (so you can rest a rifle on them and not chip the glass). - Gascolator/filter on the left firewall. - Pull-out map table beneath the right dash.
  8. '40 p10 deluxe firewall ignition coil

    More money has been wasted on replacing coils needlessly than on any other operation on old cars that I can think of. Leave your coil alone, and search for the problem elsewhere.
  9. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    My tug with the 218 Industrial.
  10. I swapped out the entire carrier section from a Plymouth to my '47 dodge rear end. Axles fit just fine, and was an easy 1 for 1 replacement.
  11. Chrysler Industrial Transplants

    I've used Industrial motors transplanted into road-going Plymouths. 218 CI. The only change I made was to the distributor. The Industrial engines run a distributor with no vacuum advance. The only other outward change from the car motors is that the industrial engines use studs to hold the head down. Cam profiles and compression ratios are not changed from the automobile motors up through about 1947, I believe, at least with the 218's. I have run a 218 industrial in a tug for a long time too. Great engine.
  12. Transmission interchange

    Generally, yes.
  13. Pulling Engine - Quick Question

    What reason would there be to go against the service manual's suggestion? Even if you are not planning on a trans rebuild, you will have a much easier time dealing with the engine/trans as a unit rather than trying to un-mate and mate later.
  14. Time for an overhaul...

    Do yourself a favor and put the distributor on a distributor testing machine. A truly rebuilt distributor with new springs, freed up advance weights, and new bushings with a perfectly straight quill will do wonders for the rebuilt motor.
  15. Easiest Way To Cut Welding Cable

    Preferred method is to use cable cutting pliers (special jaws). Next best, wrap the area to be cut with masking tape to prevent fraying, and hold in a vice. Use a cutoff wheel (in an air die grinder, or second best an electric hand-held grinder) to make the cut. Third best, would be to use a sharp hack saw after wrapping the area with tape as above.