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MackTheFinger last won the day on October 16 2017

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About MackTheFinger

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    1947 Plymouth 4 door

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    Long time shadetree mechanic.


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  1. Just got the info on the tumbler. The part I bought is Locksmart LC14400. I had James snap a pic with a smartphone but haven't received it. James is an absolutely lovely, devoted person with many positive points but his grasp of technology needs attention. He did, however; let me know that the package clearly states it fits 1949-1968 Chrysler. I believe I bought this on the recommendation of someone on this forum. James offered to attempt to install this assembly but he's getting on in years and would likely require extrication service after folding himself in half to access the underdash area. After all his years with the family I wouldn't like to risk causing him discomfort for something that isn't absolutely necessary at this time. Hopefully this information will be helpful. When, and more likely if; I receive the picture I'll be happy to post it. 🙂
  2. It's easy when you ain't got any..Like me!! 🙂
  3. I'll post a part number of the tumbler assembly I bought for mine later today. It's at my summer home.. 😉
  4. Without knowing exactly which years were compatible would limit the ability to do so. I'd just throw in a universal switch and be done with it.
  5. Not if you're looking specifically for a 1947 Plymouth ignition switch. Or at least I can't find 'em that way. https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1312.R2.TR10.TRC2.A0.H0.X194.TRS2&_nkw=1947+plymouth+ignition+switch&_sacat=0 edit to add: This one would probably work but it doesn't show up in a search for a '47 Plymouth switch. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1950-DODGE-NEW-OLD-STOCK-IGNITION-SWITCH-KEY-MOPAR-MADE-IN-USA-49-CHRYCO-DPCD/183710135809?hash=item2ac5fa3601:g:TesAAOSwqctceV8k
  6. My '47 needs an ignition switch, too. I don't have a key but a screwdriver works. I bought a tumbler set but haven't tried to install it yet. There are lots of universal switches on eBay but not much specifically listed for a '47 Plymouth.
  7. C'mon, you know what's wrong with them, they're idiots. 🙂 I gotta modify this post somewhat. Most of the bikers I've always associated with are tattooed. I never liked the idea of the expense or the pain so I never got any. My wife got one back in the late '70's or early '80's. Some guy in Philadelphia put it on her but I can't remember who. He was well-known in that world at that time and put lots of ink on the club guys. Now there are ink slingers everywhere. It doesn't even mean anything anymore. Maybe it never really did.
  8. It sure has me looking at my '40 Plymouth in a different light. Did anyone notice the businesses in the background? There has to be a massage parlor somewhere nearby, or maybe a stockbroker's office 😉
  9. I took a leaky tank off one of my cars a couple of years ago, sanded it down, washed it with lacquer thinner, lathered it up with JB Weld, let is set for about a week before putting gas in it, and it lasted a couple of months. It may have started leaking in another spot but I wasn't really interested in looking. If money's short, by all means do whatever it takes but the only sure way to fix a rusted out, leaky gas tank is to replace it. If it's rusted through in one place it'll rust through in another before you know it. And don't sell it to someone else without letting them know what you've done. That's bad karma.🙂
  10. I spotted this car in a parking lot today. I ain't afraid of no lockjaw!! 😉
  11. I never had any luck with JB Weld on gas tanks. I suspect that the expansion and contraction rates differ for the tank and the JB Weld and sooner than you'd like it's leaking again. Never tried Seal All. A buddy just put a Boyd tank in a pickup he redid and it's a thing of beauty. It cost about a third of what my P-15's worth. 😉
  12. You're gonna end up spending more on it than it's worth so you may as well be happy. There's nothing wrong with a good old SBC. Good power, parts swapping is easy, you can find them almost anywhere. What's not to like? Well, maybe the oil leaks but what's a little oil drip among friends? 😉 You're starting out with a nice car, good luck with whatever you choose to do!!
  13. Been away for a while, got confused reading this thread and now I'm mad at all of you.. Still love Hank, though!! And still rockin'!!! 😉
  14. That's a cool car!! Get her running and enjoy the heck out of it!!
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