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About rustydesoto

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  • Birthday 07/12/1971

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    South eastern Oklahoma
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    1951 Desoto<br />
    1966 Dodge Charger

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  1. Heavy Duty Rear Hub Puller For 46-86 Jeep & Willys. This is what I use on my '51 Desoto. Got it from JC Whitney a few years ago.
  2. Can someone tell me how to attach a copy of my '51s wiring diagram? Would it be alright to post it here. I'm better with cars than computers.
  3. This is correct. Mine idles at 450 RPM. Any faster and it will not up shift automatically. Ok this is how I was told how to drive mine. Tip Toe Shift is easily identified by the junction box located on the air-cleaner brace. Other under hood clues are the three wires that go to the carburetor - two to the anti-stall device at the front of the carb, and one to the kickdown switch at the rear. If the previous owner wasn't sure, and the car does have Tip Toe Shift, chances are no one has driven this car the right way in years. Here's how to drive with Tip Toe Shift: You don't need to use the clutch during normal driving. The clutch is only needed to put the car into "Drive" or "Reverse", or "Neutral" or "Lo". Once you shift into drive, all you have to do is accelerate to about 15 miles per hour, then lift your foot from the gas. Wait about a second. Click! The car shifts automatically. Put your foot back on the gas and resume acceleration. No need to use the clutch. Need to pass something? Floor the accelerator. Zoom, the car shifts down into passing gear automatically. Done passing? Release the accelerator and wait for the car to shift back into cruising gear. No need to use the clutch. When it's time to come to a stop, just ease up on the gas and brake normally. No need to use the clutch; no need to worry about rolling backwards or stalling at the light. When it's time to go again, just hit the gas and accelerate to 15 miles per hour and lift your foot then wait for the clunk. Hope this helps you as much as it did me.
  4. Hello all, I'll introduce myself second, but first as i have owned a 1951 Desoto custom since 2005. A wise , not to old gentelman , once assured me that, In the absence of 10W oil, 30W non-detergent motor oil works fine in warm climates. I was able to aquire a quart from our local Wal mart. These guys are correct about the tip toe shift, please leave the 90w for the rear end i do believe. Secondly I go by the handle Rustydesoto, a reference to how my car once was. I live in south easter Ok... Its good to meet u all!!!!!!!!
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