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Mike36 last won the day on January 28

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About Mike36

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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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    Antique vehicles and machinery, western US history

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  1. Too far gone?

    Only guy I ever heard of that could crush a car by lying on it!
  2. Sbc in 50 plymouth

    OMG!!! If that sickle ever tipped over, it would take a crane to get it upright. Better hope those crash bars hold, or an amputation is next. In the background I see a Blatz beer sign. It came in short stubby bottles, and they were advertised as glass cans. It’s what we bought as youngsters because it was the cheapest in our area.
  3. Sbc in 50 plymouth

    Neat story. I had not heard of that.
  4. help me find sbc swap into 50 plymouth links

    I won’t need to “ break it down for all of us “, as you seem to be the only one who doesn’t understand. The man asked for info and pic’s on installing a sbc in a ‘50 Ply. With me so far? Since there is almost none of that discussed here, I tried to help him out by telling him where that type of info is common topic. In the posts you’ve made, which one helps him find what he was asking for? I did not tell him he wasn’t welcome here. Did you read the first answer he got? I think if you read ALL the answers, the only one that tried to help him find his “ info and pic’s “, was mine. It sure wasn’t yours.
  5. help me find sbc swap into 50 plymouth links

    I did not tell him to go to the HAMB, I said he would be better served there with the questions he has. And he will. If my wording is too complex for you, let me know and I will simplify it.
  6. help me find sbc swap into 50 plymouth links

    When I referred you to the HAMB, it was an attempt to steer you to a group that does what you were asking about. I know there will be way more help for you on that site than on this one. At no time did I say you weren’t welcome here.
  7. help me find sbc swap into 50 plymouth links

    You would be better served asking on the Hamb. This site is for those that appreciate the old Mopars, and enjoy saving them. Sbc’s are not much respected here.
  8. Splitting exhaust manifold

    Rusty Hope sells a kit for this.
  9. 1 ton to 1/2 ton front end swap

    I was told a few years ago that non split ring wheels from a International truck would fit these 1 ton Dodges. Unfortunately I do not remember the model or year range of the IH truck. Does anyone have a interchange manual that contains that information?
  10. engine year help

    Below the distributor near the bottom of the block are 3 numbers cast on the block. These will tell you when it was cast, but not necessarily when it was installed. Example- 2 17 48. This block was cast on February 17th of 1948. It would have been used in a 1948 year vehicle or newer. Hope this helps you.
  11. motor choice question

    Hang in there Sailor! There’s calm seas ahead!!!
  12. Replacement Radiator Cap Source

    Several ways to clean this up. I would wire wheel, then bead blast. Paint with Rustoleum Rusty Metal Primer, then Rustoleum black paint. Will look brand new for not much money. Don’t forget a new gasket. If no bead blaster is available, soak in vinegar after wire wheeling.
  13. 1939 Dodge D11 speedo

    Madmutt, you have a very sharp D11.
  14. Old mopar's. What do I need to know?

    Chevrolet has always had good attractive styling. That has gotten them where they are today. Nice chrome, good seats, sharp paint, on and on. Lacking was engineering. For two auto companies to compete with each other, they have to have comparable expenditures on finished product. GM put there money into glitz, Chrysler put their money into dependability. My employer was constantly ridiculing my 91 Dodge pickup. According to him his 88 Chev pickup was far superior to mine. His Chev needed a new engine at 49,000 a new rear diff. at 75,000 and was jumping out of high gear when he traded it off 10 years ago. I’m still driving the Junk Dodge. Nothing major has been done to the drive train in 200,000 miles. Auto trans went out 2 weeks ago due to hole in trans cooler line. I will gladly take that reliability over nice lines and fancy chrome. Welcome to the forum.
  15. Pretty nice 1952 find.

    On - off on your heater is defroster control. Top left of heater is a hole where defroster hose goes. Headache rack not original.