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  1. Plymouthy Adams

    New Exhaust

    I have always said I could screw something up a lot cheaper than paying someone to screw it up for me....
    11 points
  2. Having fun making these silly videos...Hope the next generation clings on to these old cars. They sure are fun and unique.
    7 points
  3. We had lots of snow and quite cold weather a couple of weeks ago. I thought I was probably done driving the old cars for the year. However, it warmed up nicely and has been very pleasant lately. Today was well into the 50’s. Took the ‘48 Dodge D25 club coupe out for about a 40 mile run. Hopefully I will get another 1 or 2 runs in before it cools off on Friday with snow forecast again. If you look closely at the horizon you can see the Rocky Mountains. Where I live (Lethbridge, Alberta) is about 80 miles from the mountains as the crow flies.
    7 points
  4. greg g

    Last drive of the season?

    Did a little trek yesterday burned the tank down to about three gallons remaining, then added 10 gallons of non ethanol in anticipation of winter hibernation. Headed south to an area that represents the end of the line for glacier advance during the last ice age, Hills are glacial moraines, and the area I's rotted with small to medium kettle lakes, and water falls separated by drumlins (gee wasn't earth science great?). Area is home to 4 out of 5 of our local ski centers. Look up Labrador unique area for more science stuff. Clouds damped the colors but the air was crisp and the traffic ligh
    6 points
  5. Out again. Probably last time as all my old cars have little gas left in their tanks which is what I like in a heated garage. I check constantly for any problems. Three different stops all with the Rocky Mountains in the distance. Colours are certainly late fall and it was cooler today but the old girl has a great heater. Little bit of snow in the last picture is left over from the first snowstorm in my area.
    6 points
  6. I too noticed that many posts have no conclusion. To me it is just a courtesy to those who spent their time to share their experience or perspective. I appreciate the many intelligent and skilled members on this forum!
    6 points
  7. pic of new ride....nice driver except for the brakes....no brakes...
    6 points
  8. got the second load of cordwood on. used the 2n (older than the dodge by 6 years) to get the wood into the dump body. just over 48 miles today.
    5 points
  9. Beautiful weather here in PA. My wife and I took about a 90 mile ride yesterday. Stopped for a couple pics on "Headache Hill". Not the last ride, because I intentionally brought her home low on gas. At least one more ride to get gas before the season ends.
    5 points
  10. Plymouthy Adams

    ElectroMods

    all I have to say about battery cars is right here.....most of us will not see a battery vehicle until it is a powered wheel chair/handicap scooter...then they will be too fast for many.... https://video.search.yahoo.com/search/video?fr=crmas&p=you+tube%2C+julia+dreyfus%2C+battery+car#id=1&vid=e9964fbf24e20aa42a5220eb23d30308&action=click
    5 points
  11. A rusted out (cancer) area on the seat surround..... Cancer removed..... Replacement piece fabbed..... Welded in place..... Cleaned up...... Primered..... I keep saying, "I'm going to buy a wire feed welder", just never get to it.
    5 points
  12. I am not a fan of disc brakes. I do not feel the change is worth the effort and expense. You have to ask yourself what purpose is served by doing this? If you want better brakes why not up grade to Chrysler or DeSoto 12 inch brakes? They use exactly the same hydraulic parts and since they are exactly the same design, you are not re-engineering the car. A Chrysler Windsor weights 600 lbs more and since it was a premium car it started off with better brakes than a Plymouth. Take time to read the posts on this site and you will see the issues folks have had with this
    5 points
  13. Brent B3B

    Plug your Orifices!

    LOL, You need to fire your cat
    4 points
  14. This is so easy to do! And you don't need to find somebody with an arcing machine. Fitting the shoes to either a new or refinished drum is important for good braking and wear, but isn't difficult to do by yourself and doesn't take much time at all. Remember, each set of shoes should be matched to each drum- drums may not all be the same diameter inside. I've used this method over the last 50 years on my many drum brake jobs and have always had great results. It has giving me the right arc, proper clearance without point contact at the heel or toe of a shoe, and perfect drum contact
    4 points
  15. Thanks Sidevalve. It can be challenging to remain positive all the time. There is so much crap effecting us wherever we turn somedays. Naw on the Airflow. I took my time thinking it through. I came to the right decision for me. No regrets so far anyway! I’m loving my current winter projects. I’m having fun. I’m engaged. I’m learning. Putting my skills to use. In the end I hope to have a solid usable, reconditioned engine in my ‘38 Plymouth.
    4 points
  16. Took it for the first drive today. Transmission sounds good. Still need to do some work on the brakes and getting engine dialed in.
    4 points
  17. Frank Elder

    HOME Stretch

    @Conn47D24 Paint the back of the dash gloss white.....you can thank me later when you are standing on your head trying to see what you are doing......lol.
    4 points
  18. keithb7

    Winter moments

    Notice both of my pics above, Mr. Green is in my driveway. It’s never been more that 100 ft past my driveway in snow. If the roads are dry, and the sun comes out in the middle of winter I may go for a brief drive. Where there is no traffic or gravel. I’ve been known to do this on Christmas day or Boxing day. It’s becoming an annual tradition for me. If the weather and road conditions allow. Must be: No ice. No salt. No other chemicals on the road. No moisture on roads. No gravel at high speeds to fling about. Sun should be out. Fair day. Colder temps is good! Keeps the roads dr
    4 points
  19. Dates and location announced for 2021 P15 Picnic USA now set. Sept 16 through 19 2021. Watkins Glen, NY Did some recce work yesterday, found Lodging, set dates, and working on itenarary, and attractions for our gathering. Mark your calendars, and scope out the area on the internet, Watkins Glen State Park, Glenn Curtiss Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, Harris Hill Soaring Museum and gliderport. Soaring flights available for a fee. Hopefully some of our Canadian members can make this an international event. Stay tuned for more information as i
    4 points
  20. I just got back 260 slides from 1987-1988 (roughly) that were digitized, so I can start my build thread. First, Sherman, set the WABAC machine to 1987, Omo Ranch (Mount Aukum), CA This is where my sister and brother-in-law were care taking a ranch owned by his dad. I am yet to determine the exact location, but eventually may find that, basically we are here..... .....and I spy a truck, not just any truck, this thing has a 'hell-of-a' long bed, bubble fenders, bullet holes, a birdbath for a roof and potential! I have never been one to find a pr
    4 points
  21. bones44

    Last drive of the season?

    The old woman and I went for a ride Saturday(temp was 75 degrees) in the "37" Dodge, we went to Wilton to the famous "The Candy Kitchen" it is on the National Register of Historic Places. The first picture is the candy shop and the second is an old gas station museum along the way. The Candy Kitchen is famous because it has been in existence since 1910 and was opened by Gus Nopoulos and his wife and has been in there family until 2016. file of the candy shop to big and would not me load celebs like Gregory Peck have been there cool place and has a museum in the back. Sorry I forgot this
    4 points
  22. Worden18

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    11-4: Having lunch in the back seat today. Driver's side doors open, passenger windows down, slight breeze passing through. I wish I could've taken an afternoon nap 😋
    4 points
  23. Dodgeb4ya

    Me and the B-1-D

    Brent...you don't need any of my ideas or help... With your hot wrench, a piece of metal and a hammer you always make your own tools to get'r done. Now get that hot wrench out and free up those anchor bolts! BTW...Nice horseshoe clip tool👍 Oh....another fast junkyard way to remove those clips is to use a semi sharp punch, or narrow screw driver .etc Angle the punch into the back side (curved part) of the horseshoe clip and drive it off. The legs of the clip unwrap as it's driven off the anchor. They come right off. It leaves a slight impression in the clip t
    4 points
  24. Drove the Chrysler woodie and 52 Plymouth Belvedere probably last time this year by the pumpkin patch display... HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!
    4 points
  25. DJK

    Last drive of the season?

    Had a great tour with the Troy Town Cruisers on Oct. 17 through hills of Pa. Can't wait for the WG event this coming summer.
    4 points
  26. After choosing these old Mopars, I realized I was choosing first year models. All classics (with a small c).
    3 points
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  28. 3 points
  29. Your engine bay probably looks like the one in my ‘63 Ford 🤪 Fairlane 500. It’s the only non-Mopar of my oldies. It might be a Ford but it really is a sweet car. I bought it in 1979 and used it as a daily driver for a few years. It just became a keeper and is a survivor with everything original except for the blue paint. The 260 V8 is at a rebuilder’s and I am taking the opportunity to freshen up the engine bay. Everything should be back together for some major miles starting in the spring.
    3 points
  30. Made some progress on the carburetor linkage today. Still need to fabricate the arm from the shaft down to the pedal linkage. Also waiting on some 1/4" push nuts to be used to retain the linkage where it connects to the carburetor arms. Also, I think I've figured out how to add a second throttle return spring to each carburetor. I'm going to Ace hardware tomorrow to shop for some small springs. Once the linkage is done that puts me one step closer to starting the engine for the first time
    3 points
  31. Look what we came across 🙂
    3 points
  32. 11-19: Been driving in to work all week. Here's a shot at home for a bit...I stayed parked outside because right after supper I took off for the chiropractor, which is where I'm at now. My feet need an adjustment 😋 The Meadowbrook gets me where I need to go!
    3 points
  33. Frank Elder

    UPS Truck

    Good gravy get a garden rake, a shovel and a tamper it will give you something to do.
    3 points
  34. One last, last drive. Two weekends straight in November 😵
    3 points
  35. keithb7

    Winter moments

    Would’ve been enough drama to make a video go viral. Lol. No tranny. No park brake! No gears to hold the car back. Ice-y roads....Would have made great family entertainment! Not. If ya learn to embrace winter snow and ice, you can do anything outside. Look at what the Norse Vikings accomplished!
    3 points
  36. I hope not to belabor the point. The stand will support the installation of crank, rods, pistons, valves and timing gears. All the that require accurate measurement. You have to take it off the stand to put the fly wheel and bell housing on anyway. Build a rolling stand and build the rest of the engine on it. No weight problems.
    3 points
  37. 3 points
  38. While waiting for the oil pump, my wife decided she didn't like the way original paint was coming out. As we were slowly wet sanding, we realized the previous owner had already removed too much and we were going to end up with a lot of bare metal. So we decided to strip and paint the entire truck. Sent the cab out for sandblasting and I'm pretty happy that there wasn't much rust.
    3 points
  39. Picked up the block, head and crankshaft today, everything looks great, had the following done; Hot Tank Block, Magna Flux Block, Bead Blast Block, Bore/Hone Block (0.030) Deck Block (0.006), Check Main Bore Distortion, Stamp Main Bearing Caps, R&R Cam Bearings, Freeze Plugs & Oil Plugs, R&R Valve Guides, Valve Job, Hot Tank Crankshaft, Polish Crankshaft, Bead Blast Head, Mill Head (0.006), Recondition Rod Big Ends, R&R Pin Bushings. Time to stock up on propane for the shop heater. I remember when we used to do this in the living room (motorcycles
    3 points
  40. Geez ...3/16"....1/4"? Noooooooooo! All steel lines 5/16"...like from the factory.
    3 points
  41. There......I fixed it
    3 points
  42. 48Dodger

    1951 B3GA

    hmmmm....... 1. I'd finally have a place for all the firewood on the island. 2. More big trucks the merrier. 3. You'd have room for another big truck back home. 4. Your wife might have hope for you yet that the "Collecting Old Trucks Disease" hasn't taken hold yet....... 5. You'd be guilty of making me lie to my wife "No....no, that truck has always been here!"😄 48D
    3 points
  43. Great post. Keep the photos coming. So many of us trying to finish after decades.
    3 points
  44. Brent B3B

    1951 B3GA

    Well shoot, the rear brakes kicked my butt!! The left rear drum seal and bearing separated and stayed on the axle housing, while both sides, shoes and drums have groves (the piston being pushed out a little on the RR didn’t help either) Now, decision time for me... I need to do some research on what I can swap with my other GA, what to fix and what to just put up with. Example, the rear brakes on the B3GA are different than the ones on the B4GA but are the rear drums? Looks like they are the same..... made a couple more tools for my “B serious” tool box 😊
    3 points
  45. Last drive of the season up here was "car Tetris". Took the ol' D24 out for a spin after adding fuel stabilizer to get it throughout the system, then eased it into its winter spot. A little tighter than usual this winter because I have my brother in law's car, there's usually two across the back, but I wanted the Ford where I could work on it over the winter and get it out of here in the spring. Good thing one of them is the Bug, but I think I could have gotten another full size car in that spot.
    3 points
  46. Wes Flippen

    Engine is really tight!

    Got it. Seems as if I had swapped the caps for the #1 and #6 rods. Must have been just enough wear difference in the bearings to cause binding. Spins okay now.
    3 points
  47. I learned a lot from Don! He was a good guy and I'm glad I got to meet him!
    3 points
  48. Thst's true it might not be Chinese related but I love to blame the garbage auto parts shipped from there.😄 Made my ending years of work extremely frustrating. Yep the older cars and trucks mostly did not use the push rods just the toe of the shoe. New wheel cylinders always came with new pins and assembly lube...not anymore...just hope and pray quality. Re-sleeving is the right/safe way now days.
    3 points
  49. Show us pictures please. My opinions: Leave it 6v, leave the points in it, go with the original brakes (rebuilt), drive it...and often. Check out my "Me and the Meadowbrook" thread and you'll understand.
    3 points


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