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Bob Riding

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Bob Riding last won the day on December 14 2018

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About Bob Riding

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

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  • Gender
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    Sanger, CA
  • Interests
    Vintage cars, wine making, fishing, camping,history, film, travel.
  • My Project Cars
    1940 Plymouth wagon
    1952 Plymouth wagon

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  • Biography
    Grandfather, married 39 years (to the same woman), have 2 grown boys
  • Occupation
    Economic Development Specialist


  • Location
    Central California
  • Interests
    Old cars-have 6 Mopars (2 Dodge B1Bs), 5 Plymouths from '40-'51

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  1. I have a '40 Plymouth wagon and struggled with the original color scheme. It was a total basket case so leaving it as it was was not an option. It came from Chrysler beige with blond wood, yellow bracketry and hardware and a tan top, with blackwalls, which was Plymouth's only option that year. The wife wanted a pretty color, so we opted for Brewster Green (a GM truck color from the '40s) with contrasting wood. In 1941 you could get multiple body colors and two tone wood (blond ash with mahogany panels) Because it spent it's life on a turkey ranch in Tonopah Nevada, delivering birds and eggs - it was considered the delivery van of it's day and so didn't warrant all the fancy color schemes, etc. After seeing your wagon, I almost wish I had stayed stock.Your wagon's color scheme reminds me of vintage postcards showing street scenes of the 1940' and 50s. - very cool! I agree that you should leave it as original as possible (6 volt, stock motor, etc) but the two best "hidden upgrades" that you can make are front disk brakes, which can be done without lowering the vehicle, and bias-look radial tires. My dad always said to me (during my wild teenage years) "you may want upgrades, but but you only need two things- good tires and brakes"
  2. I ordered the 1955 1956 1957 Chevrolet Chevy Turbo Transmission Mount Brackets, from eBay- I think I can make them work for the Wilcap adapter. I will let the group know the results!
  3. Looks interesting. What is the title of the auction, or auction#? Thanks Bob
  4. There is a hole on both sides so you have the option of mounting the starter on either side.
  5. I am in the middle of fitting my 218/2004R combo into the '52 Suburban and can't quite figure out how I'm going to support the rear engine with mounts. I have a transmission mount with polyurethane pad for the rear tail shaft of the transmission, and I'm using the stock single motor mount for the front, but the stock rear motor mount crossmember needed to be cut out to make room for the auto tranny. I've looked at a number of after-market solutions from Summit, JEGs, Butch's Cool Stuff, and other sites, in addition to Forum threads, but most of the swaps are for SBC or other V8s, and not designed for a GM auto trans with our stock motors and frames. The shiny Wilcap adapter has a number of pre-drilled mounting holes, but I'm not sure if it would be better to have rear engine mounts under the rear of the bell housing, or attached to the Wilcap adapter. Anyone else face this issue?
  6. Thanks everyone- Once Plymouthy set me straight on the correct name - steering knuckle- NOS examples popped up everywhere on eBay. I was able to find a set for less than $100. Reminds me of a T-shirt my english teacher-wife had: “Lets eat grandma!” “Lets eat, grandma!” Punctuation matters!
  7. On my 1940 Plymouth wagon, I used ECI's front disk brake kit and their dual master. Fits with existing brake pedal setup. Very well made. Dual master for Chrysler products. Others have gone with Summit Racing's generic offerings with good results.
  8. Andy Bernbaum, or Roberts will supply you with all the correct pieces and you will be supporting American business. Never quite sure what you will get on eBay. I just did mine from Bernbaum's and they were perfect.
  9. You might also consider Tom Langdon’s GM based HEI distributor if you are not worried about an absolutely stock look. Langdon’s Stovebolt
  10. Got mine recently from Bernbaum...gave me exactly what I needed at prices competitive with China, and NOS equipment to boot. Good people.
  11. I stand corrected- it is the steering knuckle support - Thanks Plymouthy Adams...that search term turns up a lot more eBay offers. It really helps to use the right terminology!
  12. It's the assembly that holds the kingpin.It is attached to the spindle with the kingpin.
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