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dpollo last won the day on June 13 2018

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About dpollo

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    Vancouver Island BC
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    Chrysler products, farm machinery, off grid power
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    in process 52 Dodge convertible . Finished : 35 Ply. coupe, 40 Ply. coupe 50 Ply sedan, 51 Ply Convertible 52 Fargo half ton , 28 Chrys roadster

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    have never been without a Plymouth or Dodge six since 1956
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  1. regulators were adjusted by bending the spring hook on the regulator elements. This is simple enough BUT read the shop manual or the advice given in a Motors manual first !
  2. on 49 to 52 cars, the Stop light switch is mounted on a junction block just forward of the left rear axle. Standard Motor Parts "SLS" 24 will work although wire terminals on SLS 23 or 25 may be more suitable.
  3. I have one on my 35 Plymouth's 217 (51). Works very well except for trouble with automatic choke. Originally from a 56 Dodge 230.
  4. Great exploded view of the engine ! As a kid, looking in a shop manual, I thought that if you took the lid off the engine it would explode into all those many pieces. As a teenager I discovered that if you kept the throttle down hard in low gear, the engine would explode into all those pieces. Never forget, it was our duty to find the weaknesses in our parent's generation of automobiles. A digital image of this would be great but it is possibly still protected by copyright.
  5. gas pedal , arm rests and visors and possibly the trunk latch will fit
  6. Plymouthy is absolutely correct. However: There is a D25 Dodge and much of the Plymouth trim will fit it because it is built on the Plymouth body
  7. 6.50 16 is a good replacement size try Jim Benjaminson in N. Dakota, he advertises in the Plymouth Bulletin
  8. you can remove the bell housing by driving the dowel pins toward the flywheel, then the bell housing will lift off from the top Connecting rods are shorter as the stroke gets longer. I have the part numbers written on the wall. Saves time when trying to identify an engine. D32 is a 49 Canadian Dodge. 218.
  9. most Plymouths did not have the harmonic balancer however a mechanic I knew had worked in dealerships when these cars were new told me that if a customer complained about an engine which was not really smooth, the installation of a balancer from a Dodge would often correct the problem, Other sources of vibration should be looked for, like rear mounts that are too firm, a pressure plate which is not well balanced, fan blades and so on. on my own car, bad ignition wires of the carbon fiber type set up what seemed to be a vibration on an engine which I had balanced/
  10. Features of the Special Deluxe could be installed as options on the Deluxe. Here are features that would likely be found on the Special Deluxe:. Dome light switch on the driver's side and a door switch on the right hand A pillar. (Deluxe had the dome light switch on the rhs) Horn ring, radio panel, chrome highlights on the window garnish moulding, chromed vent pane frames ( Canada) bypass thermostat, oil filter, interior handles had a plastic overlay on the bezels Heaters, turn signals dashboard clock are all dealer installed options and could be found on both series.
  11. the by pass and oiling setup in general is thoroughly explained in the manuals of the day but especially in a Tech bulletin called Engine Oiling. (c 1950) I have this, but not handy-by
  12. Eleven inch brakes from a Royal or Desoto can be easily put on your Plymouth but you must have the spindles as well. Twelve inch brakes from a larger Chrysler,( but not the Imperial) will fit but the Plymouth wheels will not clear the drum. In both cases you must reset the toe in because of the change in position of the steering arm. Slight, but necessary.
  13. before you get too excited, make sure the pinion nut is tight. just tight is fine, if you pull it up to book specs, it will barely turn. that spec is for new parts.
  14. earlier FFs had a canister type filter with large pipes maybe 3/8 to and from. Full flow blocks had an interesting emergency and startup bypass circuit in addition to the regular pressure bypass. If and when this got plugged there would be a knock upon starting reminiscent of a rod bearing with too much clearance. This was caused as air was forced through the oiling system. Alarming but not fatal.
  15. First experience was in the spring of 1956. My dad said I could drive the 35 Plymouth around the farm if I could make it run by installing a water pump. So, at age 8, I did and I had my own car. How I loved it ! I blew #2 connecting rod on Jan. 25 , 1959 . (Burns Day) Latest experience : helped my friend Ed (40 Plymouth) put the crankshaft and pistons in a 3 7/16 +.o60 block. when I am done here on the forum I am repairing the body mounts on a D40 convertible. Likely my last restoration so I will try to get it right. probably take months to complete. No sense of urgency as with the water pump.
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