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About Mike36

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands
  • Birthday 12/19/1945

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    Columbia, Iowa
  • Interests
    Anything with an engine and covered with rust. Love to bring em back!
  • My Project Cars
    '36 Plymouth P2 coupe ( owned 51years ). '39 Dodge D11 4 door. '51 Dodge 1 ton. '39 Oliver tractor. 6 John Deere 2 cyl. Tractors ( '31- 51 ).

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    Son of Chrysler dealer mechanic
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  1. If you have an overdrive question, listen to plyroadking. He KNOWS of which he speaks.
  2. Cork has always been too easy to over tighten. If you crush it, it's going to leak. Don said it right.
  3. Frank, I don't think Don was being sarcastic. He has been more than helpful to many on here. I didn't understand it either and just went on. Possibly and probably Don was wanting clarification so he could help the guy.
  4. Didn't remember your car sat for 7 years. You were right to change oil. Good luck on starting.
  5. I imagine those bicycle front wheel bearings were singing pretty good at 80. If it was faster than your Plymouth, there's something wrong with the Plymouth. Back in the day of stock car tracks being plentiful, many Plymouth and Dodges were run. I know that for a fact. Have a 217 Ply out of a old stock car in my shop now. I suppose somebody somewhere ran a 216 Chev, but I never heard of it. The Plymouth would outrun it, and last longer. Like your car, good luck with it. Lots of help on this forum, welcome aboard.
  6. If the oil was clean, why did you change it?
  7. I remember hearing those Pontiacs go up the street when I was a kid. Quiet and smooth. Also slow. Just now remembering how nearly every common brand of auto could be identified by the sound of the engine. This was back in the '50s, when I could still detect sound.
  8. If you think that Plymouth is slow, take a drive in a '48 Chev. Oh! Wait a minute, not too many of them survived.
  9. I have no doubts that a Pinto would pull out and pass a VW Microbus. They were as bad as I described. Know what you mean about the motor homes. Bright side is more of them are turbo diesel powered, and do a respectable job. Another sign of management getting farther ahead of the time clockers.
  10. No sir, have never worked on, or inspected one. But I am old enough to remember when you they were a common sight on the roads of America. OMG, you did not want to be behind one in hilly country. If in the mountains, stop for lunch and you would catch him before the summit. Seems like I remember hearing they had the same engine as the he car. Several times I was behind one with the whole family and all their camping gear aboard. Often wondered why VW was allowed to put such a seriously under powered vehicle on our roads.
  11. Ahhhh, Saturday morning! Hot cup of fresh coffee and a new post from Worden to read. Interesting treatment on your Dodge. Let us know how long it lasts, sure looks good now. I rubbed my '39 down with scotchbrite pads and water. Really cleaned up the paint. It now has a shine, but not as much as yours. I wonder about doing the scotchbrite, and then doing the Penetrol? As usual another interesting post from Worden. Just thinking, maybe we should all chip in a buck for gas to keep him going!!!
  12. See the tricycle on top? It will go up a hill faster than the VW !
  13. Good thinking. Will be useful. Thanks for posting.
  14. Gary, that is your brake light switch. It will have 2 wires. One is hot, the other goes to the brake light circuit of the tail lights.
  15. Homer, you would want to see compression at 100 lbs or higher. Re read post 8. With oil on the rings , compression will come up. Hopefully enough for it to start. With good luck any stuck valves might break free.