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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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    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


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    Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    vintage vehicles. motorcycles

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  1. 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.
  2. 1949 Wraith

    MOPAR Luxury entertainment unit

    I saw something similar at a swap meet last year. Made me wonder how they would be going over railroad tracks.
  3. 1949 Wraith

    Not starting

    I had an issue where my '41 Chrysler would start fine when cold. But would have a no start issue when hot, like stopping for gas (if I opened the hood while filling she would start). Tracked it down to a bad coil affected by heat.
  4. I had an 1964 MGB as a teenager. The car developed an engine rattle, it drove me nuts trying to figure it out. Turned out it was the engaging spring on the starter was loose and was rattling. Have you checked to see if anything is loose on your starter, possibly even touching the flywheel?
  5. 1949 Wraith

    1939 desoto s6

    +1 when they are set up right they are fairly decent. Very nice car by the way.
  6. 1949 Wraith

    47 Plymouth won't shift into 3rd gear

    NIce looking car. For the shifting issue you might want to try cleaning all the gunk of the shift linkage on the shift column. Lube all the linkage up and see if you have access play anywhere. I had a 49 Dodge that the linkage was gummed up and rock hard from sitting for decades. Took some work, but she would shift like butter when cleaned up.
  7. 1949 Wraith

    Will worn shackle bushings cause clutch chatter?

    Since you have changed most of your clutch parts. Have you checked the condition of your universal joints?
  8. 1949 Wraith

    New 1936 Chrysler

    The headlights and front end of the car was what appealed to me. Reminds me of some of the 20's style cars, while still being able to drive easy at highway speeds.
  9. 1949 Wraith

    New 1936 Chrysler

    Yes she has the 323 and overdrive. She is a Canadian built car, one of about 9 Imperials built here. The car was found in a lumber mill and restored about 11 years ago but never registered for the road. She will need to be gone over again pretty throughly. I suspect I will be joiming the Airflow Club and I think I can join the Imperial club as well.
  10. 1949 Wraith

    New 1936 Chrysler

    Thanks for the comments on the Airflow. The gentleman had about 25 cars for sale and I was really taken by one of the others. He made me a deal for the two that I could not refuse so I ended up with 2 of his cars, unfortuneatly the 2 were painted the exact shade of white. There must have been a sale on white paint.
  11. 1949 Wraith

    New 1936 Chrysler

    After a couple of years of searching I finally found a half decent reasonably priced Airflow. 1936 Chrylser Imperial Airflow
  12. 1949 Wraith

    Electrical Disconnect Switch

    I install these switches an all my cars. Install high on the firewall out of sight, if the battery is in the engine compartment. In front on the floor of the drivers seat covered by the floor mat if the battery is under drivers seat. So far the grandkids haven't figured out why nothing works when they are horsing around in the vehicles. These are readily available on E-Bay for around $12-15 https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Master-Battery-Disconnect-Switch-kill-2post-SPST-kill-cut-off-nascar-ON-OFF/292137545245?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D52473%26meid%3Dcaeddcb3b6104fa29192a718eb6a7288%26pid%3D100005%26rk%3D5%26rkt%3D12%26mehot%3Dag%26sd%3D123049864971%26itm%3D292137545245&_trksid=p2047675.c100005.m1851
  13. 1949 Wraith

    What was my original engine?

    Your 1940 Windsor would have originally been the 241. If you are located in Canada the Canadian Dodge and Plymouth made 218/228 will fit also. There were a lot of industrial Chryslers 251/265 engines that are all long block as well along with the trucks. What does your engine serial number indicate your present engine was out of? Maybe if your car was Canadian you don't have the fluid drive option?
  14. 1949 Wraith

    Clutch Pedal is on the floor

    Did you adjust the screw at the clutch pedal to get the proper it's hieght? Under floorboard on my older cars, 1 for clutch pedal and 1 for the brake pedal. It should be set so the rubber seal connects with the floorboard. This adjustment effects where the clutch to fork rod position is and will shorten the stroke giving you more length for your adjustment threads. You should be set to go now that the fork is on it's pivot.
  15. 1949 Wraith

    Retro fiting Indicators

    On my 1938 Dodge, I put dual elements in the rear lights and on the front I installed some reproduction 4.5" amber fog lights and wired them up as the front turn signals.

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