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About rvannoy1

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  • Birthday 05/15/1944

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    Clarksburg, WV.
  • Interests
    Grandkids, hot rods and guns.
  • My Project Cars
    47 Plymouth (230 + .060), 56 Plymouth (277), 57 Plymouth (318), 63 Plymouth (383), 65 Dodge (318),48 Plymouth with 56 Chrysler Hemi (354 +.040)/727 torqueflite transmission, 2011 Ram 5.7 Hemi.

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    73 Years old.
  • Occupation
    Retired Mechanical/Hydraulic Designer


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    Clarksburg, WV.
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  1. That might be a back seat heater for a limousine or a station wagon, just guessing.
  2. Don, I have a manual rack for a Cavalier. However, It has a different input spline than the power rack and is approx. 2 inches shorter on the passenger side. I did have it installed on my 48 Ply. coupe but, I have a 354 hemi in it and the manual rack didn't like the weight of the engine so I went with a power rack. As a side note, the Cavalier rack offers at least (2) different steering ratios and believe me you don't want the "sport" steering because it's the fast ratio. Also, I have pictures and drawings of my installation and parts that I made if you're interested. Ron
  3. rvannoy1

    341 Hemi

    John, That sounds like a real neat project. I put a 354 Chrysler in my 48 Plymouth coupe, and I'm glad I did. You have to look at it as what you really want to do and keep at it. Good luck with it. Ron
  4. Thom, I installed the Newport wiper motor last winter in my P15, however, I can't remember if I even tried to maintain the original knob. As soon as I get a little time to look, I'll see if it will work. Ron
  5. Nice looking P15. What headlights mare you using? Regards, Ron
  6. Nice ride. Good luck with your conversion. Regards, Ron
  7. mrwrstory, Here is another way that might work. http://www.route66hotrodhigh.com/RnPMisadventure.html
  8. Barry, I will try sending photos to you of what I did for my P15. Regards, Ron
  9. Hey Yukon Jack, I just sent you a PM. Hope you can read them. Ron
  10. Thanks DJ, I found the pressure adjusting valve, but a little steep in price. I have also used the modified orifice fitting which allowed me to get (oh so) close to having the proper volume so as not to be twitchy, or quick steering, going down the highway. I think the oriface I have in there now is .094 and it seems just about right. Thanks for the info. FYI, TURN ONE STEERING has some real good tech articles on the type II pump. Ron
  11. I had both (sport & standard) from scrap yards and realized the sport steering ratio was not for my P15 with the weight of a 354 Hemi. I also installed a manual Cavalier rack and, much to my dismay, I could barely turn the steering wheel while the car was sitting on the garage floor. I still have mounts welded to my frame for both racks as the manual rack, passenger side mount is approx. 2 inches closer to center than the power rack. I left both mounting brackets in just in case I change the engine someday to a much lighter small block Mopar. I will tell you that I've been struggling with my type II GM power steering pump to find the proper pressure and volume that works best with the extra weight of the engine and also the fact that I fabricated new, shorter steering arms to correct for the turning radius that the original steering arms would produce. When you get further along with your conversion let me know if you would like a drawing of my steering arms and mounting brackets. I can also send you photos of the installation if need be. Regards, Ron
  12. ply 51, I think 1986 to 1992 Cavalier rack is what you're after. That's what I put under my P15. Be aware that there are various steering ratios for the power rack as well as a manual rack too. Good luck with your conversion.
  13. I think you'll like the Newport Engineering electric wipers. I installed them in my 48, p15 coupe this winter and they work great.
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