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fede

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About fede

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    Advanced Member
  • Birthday 09/14/1985

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Montevideo, UY
  • My Project Cars
    1946 DeSoto! (4-door, SP15C)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0DACB-atnI

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    master of the staircase wit
  • Occupation
    software developer

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    Montevideo, Uruguay
  • Interests
    cars!

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  1. Awesome! thanks! I had never heard of these two sites before, but I wrote earlier today to Deception Pass Motor Parts and I will check this forum
  2. Thanks for the video! It's great, very informative and also very enjoyable just for the vintage alone. It affirms that the exact rear joint in the car is rare, because it's never mentioned. Swapping is the plan if we can't get any repair or rebuild kits. But as it seems to be a rare system, I'm not sure we'll be able to get one. On tuesday the car goes to a shop to fix a small fuel leak, an oil leak on the differential, and while it's there, a check on the joint. We'll see what happens then!
  3. @Dodgeb4ya Awesome! Thanks for those pics. I have a Plymouth service manual that goes from 36 to 41 or 42 and I didn't find anything about this joint. If you have any more info or diagrams about it, please send it to me (either here or to fbarbieri@gmail.com) Thanks!
  4. That's the plan, maybe not right now, but it'll probably be done. Even more so now that I know that this kind of joint is not that common
  5. As far as I know, it has not been modified. My grandfather bought the car used in 1959, and I'm sure it wasn't modified after that. Maybe the ball and trunnion type is the one used on the exit of the gearbox, from what I google now that I know the name, it looks like it. In this case, I don't think there will be many parts available! According to the serial number (11538034), the car was indeed built in 1946. Did the cars after '46 use the ball and trunnion type? or the more common u-joint?
  6. Hello, I need a bit of help about the availability of parts for the driveshaft and differential joint. I understand that the system in my 46 export DeSoto (SP15) is not of the universal type that is more widely used. So, are there any repair kits available for this? I'm not sure about the english names of the parts I'm looking for, so it's been hard to find. The differential is leaking a bit, and we'll take it to a shop to change the seals, so it'd be a good time to adapt an universal type joint in case there are no parts available for the original. I attach a photo of the joint, just in case I got something wrong. Thanks for the help!
  7. A brief update: I ordered two different led bulbs to try out, as I'm convinced that is the best way forward. But I was checking the bulb that was in the stop light, and it was a 5w! Now it has a 15w, and it's much better. Still, I think the led will be even better.
  8. @Frank Elder thanks for the advice and that possible workaround for the flashers. It makes sense that the old glass lenses are darker than new thin plastics I generally try to avoid calling shops in the US because my English is not quite ready for tech support conversations yet and international calls aren't that cheap (I'm in Uruguay), but I might give it a shot. thanks!
  9. I guess I'll have to check that distance, or if they are as cheap as I hope, just order both and try them
  10. @thebeebe5, @DJ194950, @Jerry Roberts, @belvedere666 Thanks for the links and the tip about the flasher, I hadn't thought about that. I think I'll start with the brake light, and then see what happens (long term, I'd like the tail lights to do all 3 functions)
  11. This is the reason I want to go led. The lenses are all the original glasses, but I don't really want any more temperature. The cooler the better. From what I saw, the led bulbs are about $5
  12. @Ward Duffield, I'd love to get a copy of the MoPar 802 manual (the email is fbarbieri@gmail.com). My car doesn't have that condenser, but the original fuel gauge was changed years ago, so maybe that's when it lost it. Thanks in advance!
  13. Has anyone tried to use led light bulbs for the brake light or tail lights? The idea is to get brighter lights with as little change as possible. Some time ago I found a company that makes the complete tail light assembly, but I don't really want to change it all. And there is a big difference in price from led bulbs to this. http://www.cool-leds.com/led-taillights-plymouth.htm So, if anyone has tried, two main questions, - which lights did you use? (size, watss, lumens, etc) - white or red ones? (white should work, but maybe reds look better?) They seem to be quite cheap, so if nobody has tried this I might give it a shot and report back with results.
  14. thanks @desoto1939!! I'll sure read the article! I found the measurements of a filter I had taken some time ago and will try one local business first
  15. Hello everyone, kind of a basic question here.It's time to change the oil, so I need to get a new filter. My issue is that there seems to be a lot of options, and I'm not really confident that I'm getting the correct one. Since I'll be buying online in USA shops (summit? speedway?) and sending it to Uruguay, there is no return option if I get it wrong.Can someone point me to the exact filter I should get for a 23 inch 218ci flathead 6? A link would be great. I attach a photo of the engine in case it helps.Thanks!
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