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normanpitkin

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About normanpitkin

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    Senior Member, have way too much spare time on my hands

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Colchester Essex UK
  • My Project Cars
    1948 chrysler new yorker coupe
    1941 chrysler windsor convertible

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    colchester essex uk
  • Interests
    1940s/1950s everything!

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    textile agent

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  1. The only hard part on mine was getting the kick down to work ,with the original carb in the centre ,there isn't enough vacuum for the kick down to work ,so put in a switch ,like a shift right to make the car shift down from 4th to third .Works perfectly
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    When you have more questions than answers.

    I have a 41 windsor with a triple carb set up ,the centre carb is the original ,with the fluid drive it was essential, the outer two are standard b and b.Runs like a champ with the twin exhaust pipes and split manifold.The only problem was insufficient vacuum to work the kick down but that is now working with an electric switch to kick it down.
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    Color on wheels

    My 19,000 mile original 1948 NewYorker has black wheels ,however it is a black car ,so this proves nothing and helps little.
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    Advice on worth of my 41 Chrysler

    That seems a great buy at $10500 ,easily worth that in the Uk!
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    Bob Drown

    Sad to hear this news ,a very good man and one who will be much missed
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    The 4th Annual P-15 Picnic in the UK (pictures)

    A great weekend as always!! Cant wait until next year
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    What is this button used for?

    Its an electric down shift ,called a shift-rite ,i have one in a box somewhere which i have never got round to fitting.
  8. hi ,im visiting Tucson on vacation from 4th to 9th september ,is there anything old car related i shouldn't miss ?Am thinking of the car show at Little Anthonys diner and also the Pima air museum? Anything else?Thank you ,in advance!

    1. The Oil Soup

      The Oil Soup

      That and Freddie's at the intersection of Orange Grove and Thornydale on Thursday nights, Freddie's at North Oracle on Friday night and Cars and Coffee at La Encantada Śaturday morning. Enjoy!

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    Bad Reproduction Fender Stone Guards on Ebay

    There is no such thing as bad publicity.......unless there is.
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    Bad Reproduction Fender Stone Guards on Ebay

    hi, is this vendor who i think it is??
  11. My 41 has a top from Bill Hirsch ,a great top and he is a very nice guy too!
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    Some updated photos of the ol' girl

    This looks like the perfect car to drive me around Los Angeles!
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    Upholstery for D24

    I was told 6 to 7 square yards for a 41 chrysler windsor convertible in Highlander plaid.
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    Optium battery in parallel, Powermaster alternator

    i have a 48 new yorker with 2 OPTIMA batteries in parallel ,it turns over very quickly,I also have a 41 Windsor with a single OPTIMA ,it seems to be fine but not as quick as the new yorker with two .Both cars are generator equipped .Seems like the smaller 6 cylinder engine is fine with just one.
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    Big Jim's fender skirts

    i i used them for skirts for my 41 windsor ,they are really nice ,would use them again!
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