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Vin's 49 Plymouth

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About Vin's 49 Plymouth

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  • Gender
  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Interests
    Mechanical projects, researching family history and learning new tech.
  • My Project Cars
    Only one currently: 1949 Plymouth Special Deluxe P15.<br />
    I've had several MOPAR muscle cars that I have owned.

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  • Biography
    I'm a 19 yr. Military Vet. and I'm an Instructor at a local Technical College
  • Occupation
    Metrology Instructor


  • Location
    Kirkland, WA
  • Interests
    family history and restoring mopars

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  1. First restoration project

    If you are going to recover your seat in the original wool as I did, you will need a pattern. The top stitches from the 40's are a bit tricky to learn. also the arm rests in back are very important to keep.
  2. First restoration project

    This looks like the poor dodge had been sitting in the weather for a long time. Time for the Navy/ Marine Corps corrosion control manual! My experience with these metals tells me that heat is not going to do much, other than change the hardness. So I recommend (for the broken plug) easy-out and let it crumble so you can dig it out with a scribe. The rest of the motor use an impact socket with a breaker bar (very very slowly) so you can feel the threads and bolt twist. I learned my lesson with my P15, that being patient is important, but I got too excited to get the damn thing apart.
  3. First restoration project

    We live very close, & my restoration project is 3/4 done. If you want to stop in and check out my project, it's in Granite falls. So you can get a grasp on what your in for, also check out my photos on my profile. I'm a weekend only guy, with a family the project sometimes takes a backseat. I will be there this Sunday, it is at my brothers house. I live in a condo in Kirkland. Welcome to the club! Vince
  4. 51 coronet d42 dash refinishing?

    I was looking in my P15 maintenance book and found a section on trim codes. If you still have the original tags under the seat like I did and look at the build sheet, the book tells you the color of the trim package. One thing I noticed about the photo of your door trim, is that the color is distorted because of spider cracks in the finish.
  5. 1949 Plymouth super deluxe 4 doors

    I had taken the body off the rotisserie in November or so. Here is another view from the side. Triple carbs and painted fire wall matching the 1948 Airwing grey.
  6. 1949 Plymouth super deluxe 4 doors

    I do have a photo from the front after sand blasting. And my resent photo I will include as well.
  7. 1949 Plymouth super deluxe 4 doors

    I have a 49 1st series and completely restored the frame. I will include some photos.
  8. Bronze bushing/ spacer for flywheel bolts, Help!

    Thanks D' That is very generous of you! I work a technical college and one of the faculty has an extra one as well. When I get it finished we will definitely have to drive across the border and meet up.
  9. Bronze bushing/ spacer for flywheel bolts, Help!

    Well this weekend I got the engine, flywheel, clutch, pressure plate and bell housing installed. But as you can see from the photo the step in the flywheel is too far away from the bolt heads to do its job. Any thoughts?
  10. Bronze bushing/ spacer for flywheel bolts, Help!

    Thank you both, I think what may have happened is that someone put the bolts in backwards and made a disc to fit inside the bolt pattern? I remember the nuts being on the engine side, not the transmission side. So i guess I will be putting the motor back on the stand and removing the rear main and oil pan before installing the flywheel?
  11. Hello everyone on my favorite forum! I have miss placed the spacer/ bushing that fits on the crank to make the flywheel bolts not turn! The parts book says it's a bronze piece, but no dimensions listed. (for my P15C) It's been about a year and a half sense I removed it, and I did place it in a safe location. But with all that life has brought to me this year, I cant seem to find it. I know this is a small issue to create a new topic for, but I cant install the trans and motor into the car without it. And I'm ready to see what it looks like in the car, after restoring the frame (even the factory date painted 68 years ago) and dropping the front and rear springs. So does anyone have photos of this or specific dimensions so I can have one machined?? Thank you for your time. Vince McLellan
  12. Wrong Differential?

    This sounds like what I discovered, when restoring the frame and axle I ordered the bearings from Timken and they didn't fit. Turns out the car was totaled in the fifties and an axle from a 47 Plymouth truck was put in. I had good luck with matching bearing part numbers to find the axle make and model. Hope the lil bit helps. Vince
  13. 49 P15C off frame resoration

    This an update for the last couple years. My work solowed down after my secound son was born in January. And an accident at work left me with a broken leg and months of recovery.
  14. radio model 606

    Thanks for the information, I have feeling that this business is most likely part time. Or a "when I get to it" kind of job.
  15. radio model 606

    Hi everyone, It's almost time for me to get my radio restored for the 49 P15C, anyone know a place to send it? I remember someone saying the radio guy wasn't in business any more? I think he also put a hidden input jack? Thanks, Vince