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  1. How many here could look the other way when this opportunity presented itself? 1938 Chrysler Royal. Restored right down to the single last bolt, 25 years ago. 7,000 more miles on the odometer today, since it was appraised in 1998. Came with all the candy. I have receipts as far back to the original owner in 1959, when he installed a new engine. Been sitting indoors for 25 years, barely used. Has a 265 ci 25" engine in it. Gobs of torque. 3 speed manual with OD. Factory options include cab heater, clock, AM radio. Everything works like new as it should. It is so tight, and drives li
    19 points
  2. I’ve had this spare engine for about twenty years. I ran it when I first got it and it’s been sitting in my garage since. I robbed a couple of pieces off it that were needed elsewhere, fuel pump being one. Lately, I’ve been watching a lot of Cold War Motors and they start engines that have sat for ages, lots of them Mopar flatties. Motivated by that, I decided to get my old flattie going. It turned over fine. I removed plugs to help build oil pressure quickly. Reinstalled plugs and checked for spark which was strong. Put a bit of gas down the carb and cranked. It fired immediately an
    13 points
  3. My 52 B3B. My grandfather bought it on October 21, 1952 for $1,634.81 to use at his auto repair business. He told me when I was about 10 that it would be mine one day and I inherited it in 1975 with just under 48,000 miles on it. Work, kids, life, I just got around to the restoration thanks to the pandemic lock down. My goal was to put it back just like it was the day he got it. That's him at his shop in the early 60s.
    13 points
  4. RobertKB

    Out in the country

    Had the ‘48 Dodge D25 club coupe out in the country this afternoon. Roads were mainly paved but the old girl did some gravel as well. I’m pretty careful on gravel and take my time but she still got a bit dusty. Oh well, not the first time she’s seen gravel. I imagine in her early life most of her miles were on gravel as roads around here weren’t paved until the mid ‘50’s or later.
    12 points
  5. Yesterday I posted about taking my ‘48 Dodge for a run that included some gravel. Today I had the ‘51 Dodge D39 business coupe out for a run. I sometimes like driving down the old service roads that run beside small canals or former canals which is what this partially overgrown road runs beside. I like to park the car and just enjoy the day and a beverage. Today I took the road less travelled and that has made all the difference. (Acknowledgement to Robert Frost).
    11 points
  6. Some updated photos. Took the truck out for the first time to a local cruise night. I still have work to do on tailgate and other odds and ends. I brought her home on Oct 16th 2020. I’m a little beat up from all the sanding and sanding and sanding and it still looks like crap. But I’ve done the best I can do in my driveway with a HF paint gun.
    11 points
  7. A little dash candy for you. Just getting behind the wheel nets a big grin. Before you even excite the condenser.
    8 points
  8. @Los_Control I have two ‘38 year cars now so I cant call my Plym just “my 38”. My Plymouth isn’t going anywhere. I don’t have much YT content to share latey as I am still waiting on the block. It’s my learning aide. I learn so much working on it. I will carry on as planned and have it running again. I’ve not lost interest. My ‘53 will go. I have a 2 bay garage. My Ply is going nowhere. So the ‘53 Chrysler has to go to offer up indoor, warm parking for my new coupe. Deep down I prefer the ‘35-38 styling and simplicity. The ‘53 was my gateway drug into old m
    8 points
  9. Nicholas had visitors today. Mr. Sadler and his crew came out interview Nicholas for their show, Speed and Shine. Nicholas presented himself and his car pretty well. He gave a shoutout to the forum. Once we get a link to the segment they put together we'll share.
    7 points
  10. Worden18

    Me and the B-1-C

    4-29: Long lost brothers meeting for the first time. 😁 Did some garage cleaning so I could back in the 3/4 ton. Now I can work on it out of the weather. 👍
    7 points
  11. pictures! not a Q without fixing a truck! some bones at the yard I could pick over a few miles away (2+ hours) Tim Driving his bus! some parts I picked....yes, those are SS bars...sadly no SS parking bucket...that was carbon steel.
    7 points
  12. Go Fleiter

    Out in the country

    inspiring pics! Should take mine out- beautiful weather today! This is for You, beautiful Denmark! Climbings without mountains available! Kolding Harbour and E20 en route to Copenhagen, 2017 Greetings from Düsseldorf! Go
    6 points
  13. Took them both out today. My younger son drove the ‘53. I took the ‘38. We had a street cruise organized. Was fun. Lots of cars of all types turned out. That’s my cousin’s ‘68 Mustang California Special. A good hue of greenbacks there.
    6 points
  14. So, i got my 51 Fargo to the point where i could get a safety inspection and get it on the road. It was last insured in 1965 to my knowledge. I havent taken it out on the highway til i was on my way for inspection. Will it even make it?? It did,and passed inspection. So, off for a cruise around town. I have never had something like this to cruise around,so its all new to me. Cold dreary day, never imagined it would bring joy to so many people seeing it drive by. Its a little difficult to drive,but its getting easier, and i really enjoy it. i have driven lots of street rods and classics, but
    6 points
  15. Furylee2

    Film Strip

    I have one of the original Chrysler dealer players.
    6 points
  16. Sent the car out to Harold's Truck Frame (Novi MI) to double check my front suspension and do a complete alignment. They know these types of suspensions well. It was only away for a day. Alignment is great and they said they only had to redo the side my dad worked on. Now back to putting it back together.
    6 points
  17. The Blackfeet Nation in Browning, Mont., and the Blackfoot Confederacy are sharing COVID-19 vaccine doses with their neighbours to the north.
    6 points
  18. Thank you everyone for the best time of the year!!! I'll sort the pictures I have and post them soon. I was looking at Brent's (Brentb3b) burnout and realized there's no way to save it, so I took a few more pictures for my own memories of Gary. I'm working on a collage of past pictures to give his wife. She contacted me before the show and wished everyone a good time and wants to see the pictures of this BBQ. Ed......next trip to Minnesota, I'll hand the stainless steel grille bars over.....BUT you owe me a trip to the BBQ before there are no more!!!!!!
    6 points
  19. Gawd,but how I LOVE solid original "survivor" cars and trucks! Don't get me wrong. If I buy one that is starting to rust-out/fall apart,I am all for restoring it to like new condition,but I love to see people just do what they have to do to preserve an original one to keep it from deteroiating,fix it mechanically,and drive the hell out of it. I have a 33 Dodge 4dr that I bought from a guy that lives in a place called "Cold Water,Michigan". Saw the photos,didn't really believe it was as solid as it looked,but the opening bid was low,so I placed it. I can't understand to
    6 points
  20. We plumbed the fuel lines this week and connected the electrical (all but exterior lights) and started it up again. Started right up after sitting all winter and still idles nice. Would have taken it out for a test drive except that I haven't connected the throttle yet. I go to connect it, but no hole in the floor for the accelerator arm and the grommet that goes around it. Measured twice and still didn't get the hole in the correct alignment so the arm was sticky and rubbing against the bell housing. We came up with a way to get the alignment right every time. M
    6 points
  21. Was watching a bunch of coldwarmotors on YouTube. Was working on a Frazier which had the same ball and trunion joints as are common to our cars. Instead of ordering up new boots he grabbed some dirt bike shock absorber gators. Got them with inside diameters as close to the tube diameter, trimed to length fastened with strap clamp binders. Done and done. Size may vary according to applications
    5 points
  22. Those are cool. I try not to but occasionally I have spoken in cursive when working on cars.
    5 points
  23. Finally got some things done on my truck for a change! Between yesterday and today I managed to get about four hours of quality time with the truck. In that time I finished the PCV tubing installation, finished the throttle & carburetor linkage, finished the carburetor and fuel pump tubing, retimed the fuel pump so the distributor rotor was in the 7 o'clock position and installed the radiator hoses. Just need to finish the starter and generator rebuild s and I could probably try starting the engine Not sure whe
    5 points
  24. Thanks again Tim & Stephanie for a great event. Great people, great cars and trucks, great scenery, and great food. What more can you ask for. I am so proud and humbled for the trophy. When I bought the truck back in 1980, I could have never imagined that I would have this honor. I wish I had a picture of it when I first bought it for $25.00 dollars. Needless to say, it has come a long way in its evolution since then
    5 points
  25. #BER TEN!!!!! NUMBER 10!!!!! Freakin' #10 IWOYTD!!! This year it will be on MAY 15th The Five Rules: 1. Work on your truck. Not Brent's, but yours...unless you are Brent, then work on your truck buddy. Its not done. you need at least a 10 footer burnout. 2. Report what you did to the Forum, not the girl at the post office, she doesn't care, she's just trying to get the junk mail sent out. 3. Post a picture of what you did. Its all good, sitting in it counts.....but at least hold a hammer or something. 4. Explain how you got the truck, what inspires yo
    5 points
  26. I own a Plymouth and a Chrysler. I suppose one is an entry level car, and the other a high end premium car. I imagine a shoe salesman heading work each day in the Plymouth. Suit and tie on. Very proud. Taking his family out for a picnic on Sunday. He’ll get good reliable miles on the car. Enjoying ownership for a fairly long time. In the Chrysler, laden with chrome and comfort I imagine a bank manager driving to work each day. Or maybe he has an Imperial and bought the Chrysler for his wife. She doesn’t work outside the home. The automatic makes it simple for her to go
    5 points
  27. Looks like normal condensation and carbon.
    5 points
  28. allbizz49

    Plain Jane

    Soooo, took Jane out for her first drive in who knows how long. Gave her a proper bath too. Still some tinkering to do but getting close!!
    5 points
  29. Here is the Oil filter catalog. rich Hartung Desoto1939@aol.com
    5 points
  30. 4-16: At Papa Murphy's... pizza and Pepsi for "rum and Pepsi" since I'll never drink Coke again 😂
    5 points
  31. I would rather drive that then most new cars today.
    4 points
  32. keithb7

    Out in the country

    Classy car and post as usual. Keep ‘em coming. I enjoy seeing great old flathead Mopars being driven. I was also out this evening for a quick drive. A little tweak here and there. Then I need to test drive to learn of any results. Any excuse to get out. I just spent some time waxing so I stuck to the pavement.
    4 points
  33. ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    a little work from Friday.
    4 points
  34. ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    So another door made the ultimate sacrifice yesterday....but I like how the look is coming on this. I have too many doors laying around, might as well use them instead of them just sitting.
    4 points
  35. You're not really giving it more fuel. You're giving it more air.
    4 points
  36. Another thing I learned from getting burned at a swap meet is...If you see something you’d like, buy it. Now. Don’t plan to come back and get it later. Just incase you might find better one at a future seller’s table. Just buy it now. Odds are if you don’t buy it, it’ll be gone when you come pack to buy it later. Then you’ll be mad at yourself. I’ve lost a couple of good finds. Being an idiot. Putting the item back down. Thinking, there will likely be a better deal coming up later today. Nope. Go back, its gone. Then later you see the new owner at the swap meet, carrying th
    4 points
  37. Just put some hubcaps on. Yeah I know they're not the correct ones for the truck, but I like 'em! 👍
    4 points
  38. Well I drove down Friday evening from Massachusetts and stayed at the Fairfield inn. Got myself at beer and burger at the Red Robin and hit the sack early. Saturday morning I was on the field at 6:50, prepaid for admission and parking $30 which I didn’t think was too bad. Brought my two wheeler as well as a back pack but set out for my field tour with just the back pack. I walked 16,400 steps up and covered the entire field. My observations being that this was my first visit: - firstly, too many harbor freight style vendors on the field. Honestly, how many sanding pads, and vice gr
    4 points
  39. Welcome Chris, There are a whole bunch of us postwar Chrysler fans in the UK. I will drop you a private message. Hope to meet you and your Highlander sometime soon. Robin
    4 points
  40. Hi everyone! My name is Kirk, I'm 32, and I'm from a small town in southeastern Arkansas. One of my buddies and his dad run a scrap metal business and they buy a lot of junk cars. Most of it is usually modern throw away stuff. They let me dig through their junkyard when I need a part here and there. After they get the yard full they'll crush the cars and make room for more. I try to go there about once a month just to visit and see what they've dragged in. Well back in February I drive down and as I'm walking into the yard I see this car. I immediately called my buddy and asked if
    4 points
  41. 4 points
  42. Check out forum member Keithb7's well put together you tube clip on this subject
    4 points
  43. Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    4-17: Took the road less traveled to my boss's mom's wake. The steep curvy road was one I hadn't driven in 20+ years. I was able to lug up the hill (about a mile) at 30mph without losing speed. The pictures are from after I reached the top, which is basically the highest point in Winona county because you're above the bluffs. It was a good time for a photo op. The smell of manure in the air, the clear skies, and the beautiful fields made me grateful to be alive.
    4 points
  44. I have one word for you,"GOGGLES!". Buy them,wear them! Yes,I am sure you already know this,but some things just bear repeating as often as possible because sometimes being experienced means we get too casual about some of the basics. Or I do,anyhow.
    4 points
  45. 4 points
  46. finally know what the hoist in my truck is, courtesy of a BaT auction of a 1951 ford. it's a marion hoist, made in ohio. pic from the auction truck (hoist and truck are MUCH cleaner and nicer than mine): mine:
    4 points
  47. Not really a “gotcha “ but something I found handy When reinstalling the little two piece valve retainers, smear a little new grease in the locking rings on the valve stem before dropping in the valves then you can stick one side at a time to the valve and spin it around to install the next piece without the need to buy another one use tool, once both sides are seating snugly against the valve, lower your spring compressor works great and as always, plug those big oil drain cavities before starting this operation.
    4 points
  48. Boody

    Repurposing old parts

    Forgot the picture.
    4 points


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