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JerseyHarold last won the day on July 2 2017

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About JerseyHarold

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    Zen Master, I breathe vintage mopar!

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    Freehold, NJ
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    Old cars in general, old Plymouths in particular
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    52 Plymouth Cambridge


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  1. Very true. The ballast resistor in the photo has only 2 terminals so the points always see reduced voltage. That's why I think the pushbutton is a bypass. There are '4-terminal' ballast resistors (beginning around 1972 for Mopar with electronic ignition) that allowed full voltage during cranking.
  2. The under-dash pushbutton may be a ballast-resistor bypass to give the coil a full shot of 12V during cold cranking.
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    My new truck!

    The truck is a beauty. Enjoy it!
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    New Member!

    Welcome to the forum. I'm very partial to '52 Plymouths (have had several) and yours is a beauty. It's actually a Belvedere 2-door hardtop, the top of the line in the Cranbrook series. Is there still a flathead six lurking under the hood?
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    Light switch Dodge Kingsway 51

    The lights are operating correctly. The parking lights go out when the headlights are on.
  6. JerseyHarold

    Tips on radio static

    This Mopar training film may have some useful info: http://imperialclub.org/Repair/Lit/Films/043/index.html
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    Bad Reproduction Fender Stone Guards on Ebay

    Seattle, WA
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    started on the 55 pontiac

    Is the '55 Pontiac drum the same as Chevy? 'Tri-5' Chevy parts are a dime a dozen. Rock Auto shows drums for under $30.00 each. If you go to the '55 Chevy brake drum listing in Rock Auto, and click the blue 'Info' button on the Bendix listing, they show a list of alternate part numbers. if one of those is the same as your wagon, I'd say you're good to go.
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    New to the forum, Here's my dilemma

    Your car looks great! I'm a little biased because I have one, too. Another thing to try is put some ice (in a plastic bag) on the ignition coil when the engine dies. If the car starts after cooling the coil, that's your issue. I also found that a Ford fuel filter with one end threaded and the other with a hose fitting (try 1970-ish six-cylinder Ford products) screws right into the fuel pump. You can then run a short piece of rubber fuel line hose between the metal fuel line under the radiator and the new filter. You'll eliminate the braided fuel line that way, which can be another source of woe.
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    Me and the Meadowbrook

    FWIW, my '52 Plymouth uses the same master cylinder as the Dodge and my factory shop manual mentions that you should remove the big rear plug when reconditioning the master cylinder. They even have an 'exploded view' of it showing the plug and gasket removed from the body of the master.
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    Paint detailing on chrome ?

    The '52 Plymouth has painted accents on the license-light ribs, also red accents on the hood ornament boat and hood nameplate. When you think about it, a lot of workmanship went into these cars.....not like the plastic cars of today.
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    Oh, what to do? AND Are these wheels stock?

    I've read about the high clearance package but never saw one until now. It's a neat option. The original trans probably had a special speedometer drive gear to account for the large tires.
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    started on the 55 pontiac

    Any updates on the Pontiac?
  14. JerseyHarold

    1952 Cranbrook

    They will physically interchange (have to transfer the carb linkage) but you'll lose some HP as mentioned previously.
  15. JerseyHarold

    1951 Meadowbrook Rebuild

    I thought about it afterwards and realized I got it backwards.

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