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sser2 last won the day on January 7 2017

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About sser2

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

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    Los Angeles, California
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    Cars, electronics, music
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    1937 Plymouth P4 2 door touring sedan

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    Born St. Petersburg, Russia. In US since 1991, US citizen.
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    Mariposa, California
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  1. sser2

    1937 Plymouth Sedan Rear Springs

    OEM '35-39 rear spring rear shackles are screw type U-shape with grease fittings. OEM springs used with these shackles have corresponding threads. Later bracket style shackles do not have threads or grease fittings, they have rubber bushings instead. OEM shackle Later style shackle
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    1937 Plymouth Sedan Rear Springs

    No personal experience with these guys, but their price is good. Springs come with silent blocks and require later model rear shackles. Plymouth rear springs
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    Teaching my grandson to drive a stick

    Wish I had a grandchild like yours. When my daughter needed a car, I offered to buy it for her and even help with insurance and maintenance, but under condition that it would be a stick shift. Incentive of a free car was strong enough, and she ended up in passing her driver's exam in that stick shift. She is now enthusiastic driver, and expressed gratitude to me for teaching her how to stick.
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    218 Timing Issues

    But apparently it doesn't spring back to its original correct position. This could happen if, for example, vacuum pot is stuck in the middle. You should use shop manual procedures to check the distributor. Twist and spring back is not a recommended test.
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    218 Timing Issues

    Centrifugal and/or vacuum advance mechanisms might have seized or malfunctioning otherwise, which would cause distributor cam to get stuck in a wrong position. You probably need to rebuild your distributor.
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    Door hinge and hinge pin request

    Yes. When door is off the body, pin can be driven out easily. Pin wear may form a ridge that makes it difficult to drive out the pin when door weight is pushing on the hinge sideways.
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    Door hinge and hinge pin request

    Posting a few hinge pictures, as promised.
  8. High reciprocating mass (pistons and upper parts of connecting rods) combined with long stroke. These conditions create high inertial forces that put strain on rod bearings. Forces at rod bearings are proportionate to square of rotational speed, so at 4,000 rpm the load on rod bearings is 4 times that at 2,000 rpm. Excessive force squeezes out oil film, leading to bearing failure. Modern engines can run at higher speeds because they use lighter pistons and rods, and because they are generally short stroke.
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    Worm gear replacement 1948 Plymouth

    Worm is same 1940-48.
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    Pulling The Radio In my '53

    I have shitloads of NOS 6AQ5 tubes and can send you a matched pair for free, PM me. DC-DC converter should be 6V input 250V @ 50-100 mA DC output. Converter replaces the whole power supply, so no need for vibrator, power transformer, and 6X4 rectifier. I guess your $30 thing is electronic vibrator, that will still require T2 and rectifier. NOS 6X4 tubes worth about $5 apiece, don't pay too much for it.
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    Pulling The Radio In my '53

    The circuit is the last stage of power amplifier/phase splitter + power supply. In addition to capacitors, which should be all replaced regardless of whether they test good or not, the power supply vibrator unit is one component particularly prone to failure. Check high voltage (should be about 250V under load) to make sure PSU is working. Bad vibrator sometimes can be fixed by opening it and cleaning contacts. BTW, it would be a good idea to replace the vibrator PSU with a modern solid state DC-DC converter All tubes in this unit are still cheap and plentiful. 6AQ5 tubes have to be matched for equal current through primary halves of the output transformer, so buy a matched pair if you need replacement. To your question, vibrator is a buzzer that switches 6V DC through the primary halves of the power transformer T2. Upper contact on the diagram connects 6V to the upper winding half, and lower contact to the lower half. This sends short pulses of 6V opposite polarity through primary halves. The secondary winding of T2 raises the pulsating voltage to 2x250V.
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    Body mounts

    Rubber parts can be easily made too out of sheet rubber and rubber tubing. Doesn't have to be exact replica, it is just rubber cushion.
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    Pinion seal number 1949 Chrysler New Yorker, 8 cyl

    Interesting... I relied on my 37-54 parts book, which covers passenger cars, including V8. Looking closely, it covers C45, but not C46. Thanks for the information!
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    230 dodge w/Edgy aluminum head, problems

    This needs clarification. There's no way coolant can flow through radiator without flowing through head. Is overheating your problem? Earl recommended Fel-Pro gasket with his head. Regular Mopar copper gaskets may not work well with aluminum head, unless they were purposely designed for such use. I also noticed you did not use washers under head bolts. Hard steel washers are must with aluminum head, otherwise you won't get proper torquing.

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