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TX48Plymouth

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About TX48Plymouth

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Port Neches, Texas
  • Interests
    I have a 2000sqft man cave & I collect just about anything. Nothing of major value, but stuff we all grew up with. 60's Schwinn Stingrays, 1968 Honda CL90 all the way to GI Joe, metal signs, license plates and other guy stuff from the 1910's to 70's.
  • My Project Cars
    1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe 4 Door Sedan
    1948 Plymouth Deluxe 2 Door Sedan Jalopy
    1948 Plymouth 2 door Sedan - Frame Off Restoration
    1959 Dodge Coronet

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    Retired USAF, 40's-50's Mopar Collector
  • Occupation
    Live & Breath Fat Fenders and Fins

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  1. TX48Plymouth

    Need advice on my 59 Dodge Coronet 325/326

    The mechanic didn't really get into the engine so I really don't think he did anything to cause the problem but it seems pretty suspicious . And yes i screwed up & paid him with cashiers checks but i didn't pay him the last $300 until I knew the engine was 100%. He came over & listened to the engine and he thinks its a loose connecting rod. I'm going to tear into it as soon as I finish installing the rebuilt 217 in my 48 Plymouth. I have a local machine shop that can do the work, but he's 73 and very slow, it took him 6 months to finish my 48 217 engine. So I'm going to start by calling Automotive Machine and Supply in Cleburne. Thanks guys for all your feedback. Yes, this is the second time this engine has been gone thru in it's 29000 miles life span. First mechanic was an idiot too. It set in a barn for 20+ years too. In my area we did not have decent old school mechanics. I wouldn't think the 326 was crappy I guess if I could find a trustworthy mechanic to get it 100%. I want to be able to get in this thing & drive anywhere. I'm not scared to get my hands dirty & I think I can do it but thanks to my job I don't have alot of spare time to work on it, but I have the money to get it done right so I can enjoy it when I do get time off. Problem is finding that right person to do the work. Thanks guys! Mike
  2. Hey Fellow Texan,

    I saw one of your posts & it looks like we have them same projects...I have two 48 Plymouth 2 door sedans.

    a 41 Plymouth 4 door sedan, a 59 Dodge Coronet... A Ford work truck & newer Tundra... Plus I live 2 hrs from ya!!

    IF you need 48 Plymouth parts or may have some let me know!! 

    Thanks, Mike

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    1. Labrauer

      Labrauer

      Where are you located I would like to maybe get together some day. I am located in Alvin as I guess you already know that. I had planned on rewiring the coupe this past winter but never found the time to do it yet with all the other projects I have been doing for the family and friends. If it isn't one thing it's another that comes up but I am bound and determinant to get it done before summer is over I hope. post-7392-13585365857331_thumb.jpgpost-3724-0-81378800-1406446030.jpgpost-3724-0-27580800-1428036514.jpg20170222_195548.jpg.837cf97aa4115fb343e1e6fb049be3ad.jpg

    2. TX48Plymouth

      TX48Plymouth

      You have a great collection!! You willing to trade your red 2 door for my beige 41 that's in the picture?

      I'm in Port Neches, its a about 8 miles from Beaumont. Yes, we need to get together soon!!

      Mike  

    3. Labrauer

      Labrauer

      Hey there TX48Plymouth I am sorry I haven't gotten back to you untill now I was out of state and just got back. I have family in Orange Texas we go visit from time to time. Maybe next time we are on the way up there to see them I'll give you a shout. My Red 48 coupe is not running at this time as I had some wires that need replacing so I took all the old wires out and just haven't' had the time to rewire her yet for too many other projects going on. I plan on getting her running again buy November I hope. While I am doing the rewiring I have been thinking of changing to 12 volts as the bulbs and such are so hard to find around here. You always have to order then on line from the internet. Only one auto parts store has them and they only carry a few for old 6 volt tractors that are still around. Anyway I love you collection and if I need any parts in the future I will contact you and maybe you will have what I am looking for.

       

  3. TX48Plymouth

    59 Dodge 325/326 Problems

    I have a 326 A-block Poly engine in my 59 Dodge Coronet, it's the original engine & only has 29750 miles on it... I am in desperate need of someone that rebuilds them OR where the hell to get a rebuild parts kit for it? I just had the engine gone thru, new tank, fuel lines, rebuilt power steering pump, radiator, etc, etc.. Started it & it starts knocking bad, shut it down and now I need it torn apart!! So much for trusting THAT mechanic again... I'm about replace it with a bowtie 350 (no not really, just frustrated...Sorry Chevy guys/gals it's a joke). A 325/326 is a crappy engine and it has been giving me nothing but grief since 2004. Or if anyone can suggest where to get a turnkey crate 318. I want to keep the push-button transmission set up & don't want to have to modify it. I'm not looking for power just reliability. Thanks for ANY help!!
  4. I have a 326 A-block Poly engine in my 59 Dodge Coronet, it's the original engine & only has 29750 miles on it... I am in desperate need of someone that rebuilds them OR where the hell to get a rebuild parts kit for it? I just had the engine gone thru, new tank, fuel lines, rebuilt power steering pump, radiator, etc, etc.. Started it & it starts knocking bad, shut it down and now I need it torn apart!! So much for trusting THAT mechanic again... I'm about replace it with a bowtie 350 (no not really, just frustrated...Sorry Chevy guys/gals it's a joke). A 325/326 is a crappy engine and it has been giving me nothing but grief since 2004. Or if anyone can suggest where to get a turnkey crate 318. I want to keep the push-button transmission set up & don't want to have to modify it. I'm not looking for power just reliability. Thanks for ANY help!!
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