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About Branded

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    Guru, have been a long time contributor
  • Birthday 09/26/1957

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  • Occupation
    AEP Power Plant , Retired

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    Yorkville In
  • Interests
    Anything with wheels
  • My Project Cars
    1949 Wayfarer Convertible<br /><br /><br />
    1954 Ford F-100<br /><br /><br />
    1955 Chevy Bel Air 2 dr http


  • Location
    Yorkville Indiana
  • Interests
    Cars and trucks

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  1. Engine Replacement

    The original motor or at least the block and crank will be stored away, it will be kept just in case.
  2. Engine Replacement

  3. Engine Replacement

  4. Engine Replacement

    New engine ready to go in the Wayfarer
  5. Engine Replacement

    Out with the old engine.
  6. Engine Replacement

    Having found a hairline crack in my engine block in the 49 Wayfarer Convertible I located a complete 49 D30 stamped engine for a replacement. After a total rebuild things are starting to happen.
  7. 3 door hinge pins out / 1 being stubborn / heat ???

    I have no experience on these old Mopar hinges but I have restored numerous Muscle car era door hinges using bronze bushing to bring the hinges back to life and they have held up very well. I also believe there is quite a bit of weight in the modern car door once they started adding the crash beam inside the doors along with all the power operated features. You would be surprised on how heavy these later era door are compared to these old Mopars. Have you ever removed a door from a 1974 Grand Prix, if you have you know what I’m talking about. It’s a 2 man job, compared to my 49 Wayfarer Convertible door that I can install by myself.
  8. 3 door hinge pins out / 1 being stubborn / heat ???

    If you find the hole for the hinge pin is worn excessively you can install a bronze bushing and use a new pin.
  9. https://www.ebay.com/itm/162844858520?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
  10. https://www.ebay.com/itm/162844870338?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
  11. Notches in Pan Gasket?

    No trimming is required or advised, when the pan is tightened everything slides into place creating a leak free seal. The end pieces float are left long to allow them to slide and fit tightly into the radius of the oil pan as it tightened down. If the end pieces are cut they won’t wedge themselves and seal properly and most likely leak oil.
  12. Using Engine ID Number to Title Car

    Happy everything worked out for you.
  13. Notches in Pan Gasket?

    What did you trim,
  14. Belt replacement

    Tell us !
  15. Notches in Pan Gasket?

    If you look at the pan rail gasket on the top in your picture you’ll see an offset. That gasket only fits one way to line up with bolt holes. Whaerever your notch ends up install the other gasket in the same direction