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    49 Dodge coronet

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    Just got a 49 coronet
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  1. Dodgy49

    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    Busy coupe That’s a good tip, I wouldn’t have necessarily thought of that. Greg, once I start driving it I’ll adjust as you have mentioned. All good things to look at
  2. Dodgy49

    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    Ok I have found the problem. I flushed the both the radiator and block. I attached a sock to the outlet of each and started against the flow. The had radiator had a little bit of grit in the radiator , but the block was clean. I removed the thermostat and reassembled everything. Filled with water and ran it. Ran hot again. Put a box fan in front of it, came down a bit, brought up the RPMs and the temp readily came down. So the three tube radiator and the mid-alignment of the fan isn’t drawing enough air at idle. So im going to get a new thermostat (just cuz) and look for a 6 volt radiator fan. Thank you everyone for your input.
  3. Dodgy49

    Overheating. 210 in a 160 thermo

    Sser2, I’ll check the lower hose today. Torqczar, Yes there is flow at temp, if I rev the engine the level drops a bit then comes back up as the rpms drop. The bubbles are larger and clear. I’ll have to check both hoses this time. Just thinking aloud. The fan is not parallel to the radiator it’s 3/4 inch on the bottom and about 1/12 at the top. In addition to all the things mentioned I may add a box fan in front to see if that helps. Thanks for your replies I know this is a worn out subject
  4. Dodgy49

    48 Plymouth flathead starting problems

    What year, what engine, positive ground? 12 Volt? 6 Volt? Has there any wiring done? (Assuming positive ground) If you run a jumper from the negative side of the battery to the negative side of the coil. See if it starts then. it may rule out a switch problem. (Or check voltage on the negative side of the coil while cranking)
  5. Ok I have read the tech sections, I am a little freaked out and I don’t want to blow this thing up. I checked the thermostat 160 degree. Did the hot water test it did open. it’s installed the correct way, pellet toward the block. I Added a 1/8 bypass hole (which I used on my bomber race cars) used a turkey fryer thermometer at the radiator fill. Newer aluminum three tube radiator. Stock guage reading 212, fryer reading 190 -200 very slight downward trend. But the overall trend is hotter not cooler. I am running in the garage at an idle and some higher revs. This is the same equipment the original owner of the engine was running in his Wayfarer with no issue. At the lower temps I could see a cycle of the thermostat but the temp just kept climbing. I have a time lapse that shows the fryer at 200 but it’s much to big to load here. What do ya think stuck thermostat?
  6. Dodgy49

    3:73 vs 3:90 rear end.

    Ah!! All good things... thanks
  7. Dodgy49

    3:73 vs 3:90 rear end.

    The 49 Coronet has a 3:90 rear gear, BUT it is in rough shape. I have a 3:73 rear end out of a 50 wayfarer, in good shape. The only differences I can find are the ratio and drum size. The Coronet has 11” drums where the Wayferer has 10” drums (but they work) RPM calculators show a difference of 100 Rpm at the same speed. I’m going to swap the rear end BUT I am curious as to what you guys think. I’ve never driven the car aside from around the block, but if the 3:90 is worth a rebuild I can start getting parts together and still keep the project moving forward.
  8. Dodgy49

    What’s a good upholstery cleaner restorer

    Sorry guys I forgot to mention they are a vinyl. I’ll look into the armor all products and see what they have.
  9. Hey folks, So the original seats in the Coronet are in mostly fair to good shape but are dirty, dry, and brittle. Is there a wax, lotion, balm, whatever that will rejuvenate the material? I’m not expecting perfection but these poor things need some attention and I don’t want to clean them with something that will do more harm than good. Thanks
  10. Dodgy49

    my first project car at 16

    Like many have said, don’t get in to deep. List the things needed to get it road worthy. Work on those things first. It will be tempting to upgrade this and that while you have it apart. Don’t! I have been fiddling with a 49 Coronet, all I hear from others is upgrade to 12 volt, convert to disk brakes, etc. I was able to drive it last Thursday after rewiring the dash and charging system, motor and trans change, and brake work. She’s not pretty, but I can drive it... keep it simple, keep at it... no mountain is ever conquered in a single step.
  11. Dodgy49

    Dieterich Sunvisor installation

    Yes sorry it an exterior windshield visor. Similar to the Fulton
  12. Dodgy49

    Dieterich Sunvisor installation

    Figured it out. Once I found the nut that was hidden under bondo it became very clear. 😜
  13. Does anyone have installation instructions on a Dieterich J-10 sun visor?
  14. This milestone has taken 20 months. When the mood struck I’d spend a night or weekend afternoons working on it. I was hoping to be further along but I’m pretty happy with this. Many thanks to several members of this site in providing answers and guidance. 39DEBBC0-698F-419C-A440-078BCE4124AE.MOV
  15. Dodgy49

    M6 transmission parking brake cable routing.

    Dodgeb4ya, thanks for the pics. there is a small space but the cable wouldn’t come through. It makes sense, I’ll look again in the next few days.

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