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1949 Wraith

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About 1949 Wraith

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

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Ailsa Craig, Ontario
  • My Project Cars
    1941 Chrysler Windsor Club Coupe C28
    1938 Dodge D10
    1949 Rolls Royce Silver Wraith
    1936 Chrysler Imperial Airflow C10
    1948 Oldsmobile 98 Custom Cruiser Club Coupe

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    Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    vintage vehicles. motorcycles

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    retired

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  1. 1949 Wraith

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    If your car has the Canadian engine and want premade you will have to look for the long block dual intake. Any units manufactured for the Chrysler blocks should work.
  2. 1949 Wraith

    Split header - dual exhaust - reduced torque?

    I have a 218 with a split exhaust. I have been told and it seems to reason, the design of the stock with it's rear dump creates little if any back pressure at the rear exhaust valves and a fair amount of back pressure at the front valves. Spliting the exhaust should help the engine breath better. These engines have loads of torque with or without split exhaust. The dual exhaust sure sounds like the car is going faster whether it is or not I don't care.🙂
  3. 1949 Wraith

    Clutching

    I believe the owners manuals of these era semi automatics instructed drivers from stationary to; put foot on the brake, engage clutch and select required gear reverse , low or high range. Let out clutch in gear while still engaging brake, release brake and accelerate as required. As stated engaging clutch is only required when moving gear selector.
  4. 1949 Wraith

    1938 Dodge 1/2 Ton

    I have been looking for a prewar truck for a while now. I have come across an 1938 that is a couple of hours away. I'm waiting for some decent weather before arranging a viewing.The truck looks like its not in bad shape and mostly all there. The "but" is that a previous owner braised all the fenders, cowl and running boards. Being in eastern Canada, rust is an issue, so the probably 30 year old previous restoration is due for a redo. I would prefer a frame off restoration, but body parts for the 36-38 model, I imagine are quite rare. My fabrication skills leave much to be desired and will leave me in debit, for years, to friends who know what they are doing. Back of my mind says run far away, fast. But it sure would be nice to match 1938 Dodge sedan. Thoughts?
  5. 1949 Wraith

    Fresh air heater

    Depending on your size requirement these might work. The old carb pre heat hoses, flexable and stretch up to 18 inches they come in1.5, 1.75 and 2.0 inch diameter. I just used a set of 1.75" as defroster hoses for my '46 Oldsmobile restoration. https://www.oreillyauto.com/shop/b/fuel---emissions-16775/carburetors---parts-16801/carburetor-pre-heater-hose-25263/bf3497afe52e?q=Carburetor+Pre-Heater+Hose
  6. 1949 Wraith

    Newport wiper motor/ using the original switch

    I have a Newport wiper on my '46 Oldsmobile. The knob screws onto a 3/16" shaft with a flat spot. You could get in touch with the company and see the size of the shaft for your application and see if your present knob will fit.
  7. 1949 Wraith

    1950 Plymouth special deluxe from Canada

    Great looking car. Reminds me of my old 1949 Dodge Special Deluxe, she was a great car and would drive all day at 50mph. She never let me down and always got lots of attention. Where are you located?
  8. 1949 Wraith

    MY 51 WON'T CRANK VERY FAST

    Were there any issues when the starter was serviced? Or just bad battery and cables?
  9. 1949 Wraith

    Gyromatic fluid

    I have bought 10 weight oil at Tractor Supply Company. Not seeing it on the web site but it was their Travellers brand. Maybe check with a local store and see if they can still get it.
  10. 1949 Wraith

    Anti-theft devices

    Do you keep the doors and trunk locked on your car? I always install a hidden master cut off switch to the battery. Mainly for my grand kids as most of the switch are live on these old cars. You might want to check into alarms that attach to your cover I think they offer them for motorcycle covers so would probably adapt to a car cover. Hopefully it was just curious kids messing with your car, as I imagine a determined professional thief will be difficult to deter.
  11. That looks like the best $400 purchase made in a long time. To make it even better for our American friends it is only $280 US
  12. 1949 Wraith

    37 Dodge 1.5 ton gear ratio

    I would suggest you post your question in the flathead truck section of this site for more truck informed members. I would imagine you could have gears made to fit but I'm sure the price would be scary.
  13. 1949 Wraith

    License plate restoration

    Have you tried a google search for YOM plate restorers in your state? Here in Ontario there are a couple of enterprising individuals who restore and sell YOM plates that are quaranteed to meet our MTO requirements. Both companies usually have a good selection of restored plates to chose from. I have one set for my 1938 and have just ordered one for my 1946. Unfortuately YOM plates here are basically treated as personalized plates, so yearly stickers are same price as a normal vehicle, not the bargan renewals of historic plated cars. But there is no restrictions on the YOM plated cars like our historic plates.
  14. 1949 Wraith

    Advice on worth of my 41 Chrysler

    Very nice car. Definitely a rare '42. How is the plastic trim, is it very brittle? My '41 Windsor was an Arizona car and the plastic had been changed to padded vinyl. If the transmission is original it will be the Vacamatic (with the vacuum pod on the side of the transmission)
  15. 1949 Wraith

    Giving up on the Carter and going to Stromberg

    I have the stock Stromberg on my '38 Dodge. She works perfectly, I don't even use the choke (other than below freezing). Three pumps and a little throttle on a cold start and she fires right up, no perculation or hot start issues either and I run the car in temps 20 to100. I have a dual Edmunds intake and 2 Carters for the car, but the Stomberg is so trouble free that I can not bring myself to install them.
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