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Mike36

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Mike36 last won the day on January 28

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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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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Columbia, Iowa
  • Interests
    Anything with an engine and covered with rust.
  • My Project Cars
    '36 Plymouth P2 coupe ( owned 52 years ). '39 Dodge D11 4 door. '51 Dodge 1 ton. '39 Oliver tractor. 6 John Deere 2 cyl. Tractors ( '31- 51 ).

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  • Biography
    Son of Chrysler dealer mechanic
  • Occupation
    Retired-machinist

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    Columbia,Iowa
  • Interests
    Antique vehicles and machinery, western US history

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  1. Mike36

    52 cranbrook ?

    The color of the engine suggests it is not original, which raises doubt about the mileage. A check of engine number would answer.
  2. Mike36

    little Hit and Miss going on here

    These Maytag engines were used on washing machines because rural areas did not have electricity as soon as cities and towns. Most farm families had several children in those days, so was areal labor saver. Sure beat a tub and a washboard, but still had to hang everything to dry.
  3. Mike36

    Rear brake question

    Don’t know about the shoes, but you can’t have brake fluid going to rear wheels. Another problem.
  4. Mike36

    Crank Pulley Install Question

    I saw my cousin beating on a crank pulley once. The next thing I saw was the pulley lying on the floor, with the end of the crank in it. True story.
  5. Mike36

    a gas tank story

    ggdad, why waste a rat? They are excellent on the grill with the hair on. 😜
  6. Mike36

    Looking to rent brake adjusting tool

    Many have put adhesive backed sandpaper on the contact area of the drum, then run the shoe back and forth over the paper until the arc of the shoe matches the arc of the drum.
  7. Mike36

    engine rebuilding parts

    Oops, hand me my glasses!
  8. Mike36

    engine rebuilding parts

    After spinning a bearing, is the block usable?
  9. Mike36

    6 volt battery 1947 Plymouth business coupe

    Batteries come in different grades, reflected by different price levels. If you are buying low price, you are getting low quality. Optima is a very good choice, but on the upper end of price range. Interstate is a good choice and less costly.
  10. Mike36

    Making my Airflow a daily driver

    I know everybody has there own ideas on this, but I think that car is worthy of the effort and expense to find an overdrive. It will bolt right in, and be the easiest path to a better cruising speed. Looks to be a very nice car.
  11. Mike36

    1939 Plymouth Coupe

    I have a R6, no electrics on it. 100% mechanical.
  12. Mike36

    T5 Swap or R10 Rebuild?

    Ply Roadking on this forum knows these OD trans, and rebuilds a lot of them. When finished they are installed in his ‘40 Plymouth and test driven before being shipped. I know him personally, and can tell you he does good work. As a former resident of California, he visits family there a couple times a year, and might be able to pick up and deliver for you. Currently located in Des Moines Iowa.
  13. Mike36

    Cylinder Corrosion

    Jocko, great job on saving that block. It looks great, hope it lasts you a long time. I love seeing these old Mopars saved, my hats off to you!
  14. Mike36

    48 Dodge - What happened to my threads?

    Your Dodge was designed to have 5 studs ( with good threads ) in each hub. Yes you can use a stud from the front on the rear. Make sure it is from the same side of car so you don’t have left and right threads on the same wheel. They press out.
  15. Mike36

    Get together?

    Sounds good to me!
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