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  1. I recently had my D14's instruments restored at D&M Restorations and they did a very nice job on it. I am happy with the outcome and it will look great when mounted into the dash! I hope they keep turning out good work like this for years to come. M Here are some pix. M
    14 points
  2. TravisL17

    My first Pilothouse

    I bought it! After a minor accident at the gas station first thing this morning, icy roads, 600+ miles and 15 hours later, I got myself a 51 Dodge 1 ton. It's currently still on the trailer at a friend's house, too tired to deal with it tonight in the cold and dark. She's got a few unexpected issues, but the price was right and the truck is awesome. We got a lot of looks and thumbs up on the way home with it. I'm looking forward to warmer temps and getting to know this thing better. For now, here's a couple pics from today.
    12 points
  3. Billy

    Rosy and Billy

    I am actually an old newby. I joined the P15 D24 forum in 2016, I never posted and only browsed. Lately I have asked a question or two and was asked why don't you post a picture. Well to be honest, I didn't know how. My grand daughter gave me a lesson and now I am going to try. This is my Plymouth which I have owned for twenty five years. I had a 41 Plymouth when I was 14 and traded it for a 47 when I was 17. Traded it when I was 21 but always wished I hadn't, Forty one years later I located another 47 and bought it. It is the one in the picture. Her nickname is Rosy. Rosy and I hav
    12 points
  4. One time a few years ago my creative sister wanted to make me a unique birthday present to display in my car at shows. With a little photo editing she made this item which should be one of a kind. Yes...that's me and the car.
    10 points
  5. Here is a picture of my 1937 Fargo purchased in 1937by the city of Charlottetown truck has always been on pei. I purchased the truck in late December 2020
    10 points
  6. Working alone, I got the body off of the frame and held with 4x4s and jack stands on wheel dollies. The rear end will have to have the wheels removed or the rear tires would hit the quarter panel and rockers. So I will remove the rear wheels with the diff. on a floor jack or on a wheel dolly. I still have to unbolt the steering post and remove the steering wheel. I used a ten foot 4x4 in the rear and an eight foot 4x4 in front. I should advise anyone taking the body off of this era Mopar to not forget to remove the two middle carriage bolts that go through the frame's rear cross member at
    8 points
  7. I acquired several years ago an Autolite Service Traing Manual that is approximately 6 inches thick. This manual and technical training manual was used by the Autolite Company to officially train any car dealership service technician on the proper ways to diagnose issues and how to service a car or truck that was equipped with Autolite components. I took two small sections today and scanned these for your reading. The first section covers the Sission choke and the second section covers yes the lonely Brake light switch. I also scanned a larger section that just cover
    8 points
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  9. I ordered and installed brand new bias black walls on my '38 Plymouth. I figure it was a lower-priced model car, for the average working Joe or Jolene. Who buys the cheaper car in 1938 and puts white walls on it? That's just my opinion. I went with Coker. Bought them from Summit Racing web site. Free freight. Coker was charging a premium for freight. For my 1953 Chrysler, I bought brand new Coker Radial, wide-white walls. Expensive? Ya, sorta I guess. But the old car deserves it. The Chrysler was a premium product. Good chance I figure that back in '53 folks might have been more i
    7 points
  10. Guys, Full disclosure: Right up front, I've been a friend of Tom Langdon for over 45 years. I have tremendous respect for Tom as an Automotive Engineer and as a National Record holding NHRA drag racer. His 25" cast manifolds are absolutely wonderful! I have them installed on my 25" engine in my D-24 Business Coupe. I ran this set-up all last summer in 100+ degree weather here in Kingman AZ, with NO heat transfer issues. By the way, I'm not running any 'trick' cooling system outfits. My swap utilizes the STOCK honeycomb radiator and the STOCK fuel pump (with the glass
    7 points
  11. For someone who rebuilds anything for a living, the more work you have to do on a particular brand or model, the worse your opinion will be of it. Doesn't mean its a bad product. Although I have no idea if it is original to the car or not, we've had the same B&B in our D24 since we've owned it. The only things I've done to it in at least 25 years are external cleaning, lubrication where called for, and tweaking as necessary when doing tune-ups, although the tweaking always ends up putting it back where it was before I started tweaking. Absolutely no problems with it. Might the car run
    7 points
  12. Pauld

    Kew Engine

    Yes it’s a 25 inch head, see photo attached
    6 points
  13. last parts came in today for my lift.......hopefully this is done and done been waiting to put this thing to bed.......buildings are complete also and outfitted for working as needed...now to get back onto a car project or three.....I finished the lift with finals to cover the cable ends and attached gargoyles just for dress....Installed a 30" mirror for to see where I am at when driving on.....few boxes to file away yet....just in time I hope as the weather is breaking a bit for us.
    6 points
  14. My 1947 WHA 48 2 ton Dodge with painted doors.
    6 points
  15. I'm new to this but always wanted to buy and restore a classic/vintage car so I bought this 53 B4D to keep me busy during the pandemic.
    6 points
  16. Hello Everyone, I have a unique opportunity to trade one of my vehicles for a Dodge B-4-HMA COE that I jumped on. I'm driving it 100 miles from northern AZ to phoenix next weekend. Honk if you see me or pull over if I'm broken down... haha. I have been trying to find information about the B-series COE's but I haven't really found much other than old service manuals and brochures. So this post is two fold, one to introduce myself and maybe see if anyone has any information on these trucks they can share. I know it needs weather stripping, and a door window
    6 points
  17. ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    Busy day yesterday 146976673_710482052977154_3266984886463749745_n.mp4
    6 points
  18. Today I went to evict the rodents nesting in the cab of my new treasure. Also removed the remnants of the rotten flatbed and sprayed PB Blaster on all the lug nuts. I ended up filling (4) 45 gal trash bags with the material from the rodent nests. Sorry about the sideways pics.
    5 points
  19. After I had a local shop do the front seat of an old Travelall I wanted to sell, I swore off trying to DIY upholstery. They got it done so much faster and better than I could ever hope to do. I didn't think it was cheap but the results were great and the seat was comfortable again. In my humble opinion paint & body work are not my strong suits and now I've added upholstery to that list. Better to do what I am good at and let the guys who make a living at the things I am not good at earn a paycheck. Gives me more time to enjoy my self.
    5 points
  20. Dodgeb4ya

    Me and the Meadowbrook

    It's wonderful you prove these MoPar flatheads are very reliable by driving yours every week in all weather conditions. As originally built with no modern high tech ignition or fuel system... Stock brakes, transmission and suspension too! Always enjoy your posts!
    5 points
  21. Well, there are a few reasons why I ended up with a 1949 Dodge Wayfarer two-door sedan. We'll start at the beginning. I was probably 12-13 years old walking through an antique store in southern Delaware (where I grew up). I saw a stack of old car adverts sitting in the corner of a booth, so like any young Mopar fanatic, I started flipping through and finding every DCPD ad I could. The one pictured below caught my eye. So ever since then, I've been obsessed with Dodge Wayfarers, specifically the styling of the first year offering. I swore one day I would eventually own one.
    5 points
  22. No, this is going in a new build for myself, a '29 DeSoto roadster.
    5 points
  23. This is how it all ended up- Problems solved! The shop that rebuilt the engine fixed them within a few weeks after I pulled the engine again. It ended up that the lip on the new rear main seal used in the rebuild was bad (it had the style pictured below) and the adjustment lock nut on the one of the new lifters was because of a bad part too. As not to have possible wear issues on the broken in newly-ground cam by putting in a new lifter, they just fixed the lock nut instead of replacing the whole lifter. Makes sense. Next I will adjust the lifters again and it will run even better.
    5 points
  24. ggdad1951

    Todd Build Thread

    Bumper on. One thing I noticed is the bumper/front horn frames must be different from B1/2 to B3/4. I used a B1/2 bumper and B3/4 frame horns (or was it the other way around...can't remember anymore )and the holes don't match up....I had to drill new holes for a second top hole and bottom hole.
    5 points
  25. Here's the clutch and brake pedal parts disassembled, cleaned up and powdercoated, and then put back together. After the fact I realized the clutch spring is probably supposed to have hooks on both ends, so that part is on order haha. I did a lot of reading on here and saw that a '94 Camry master cylinder might be compatible. I ordered one and sure enough, the bolt pattern basically matches the stock mounting holes exactly. It is a little taller than the frame, hopefully it will work with the cab but I haven't had a chance to check that yet.
    5 points
  26. Just picked her up for the wife. She always said she was born in the wrong era and loves the 1950's car looks. Going to make a list of what it needs done today. Can't wait for the temps to go above freezing so I can start working on it.
    5 points
  27. Having been a British car guy before getting into Mopars, this thread is like reading about how horrible the SU carburetors are. It is all in how how you take the time to understand them and make sure they are properly set up. I rebuilt SU carbs according to the book and, when you make sure the shafts are properly bushed and the jets are correct and properly centered they work flawlessly. My BB experience is limited but when I did rebuild mine I made sure the shafts were not worn, the cover and body were flat and true, and I set the float lower than spec to compensate for today's fuels which
    5 points
  28. JBNeal

    Oil filter decal

    I decided to keep busy on Election Night by listening to some tunes and tracing the original decal on the Deluxe Filter...easier said than done. The decal tracing was like trying to write on 80 grit sandpaper, but 4 hours later, I have a good start for a reproduction. I would prefer to get this into a digital format now that I have a 2D representation to work with, but that's not going to happen for awhile with my upcoming work requirements...maybe next month
    5 points
  29. often times things are just to simple for those that live in a complicated world....
    5 points
  30. Robin (UK)

    Rosy and Billy

    Welcome Billy. Rosy's cousin lives over here in the UK, with me...
    5 points
  31. Welcome to the forum. I'll share my experience to try and help you out. I pulled the head and the manifolds. I hand cut the seats. Made somewhat of a cut, I think, of the stellite inserts. I installed all new valves and lapped them in. I did not replace any valve guides at that time. I had thought about it but was under pressure to get the job finished. Since that valve job, I have punched out valve guides in a different engine. They are stubborn! An air hammer got them out. However, I learned it is not the right tool for installation. I bought all new gaskets, new valves and sprin
    5 points
  32. Problem solved 😁 Time for a wobbly pop or even two. So I got to thinking about pulling the intake manifold off to check for the gasket to be blown and someone suggested it might even be a cracked manifold. So I decided to inspect the manifold with a super bright LED flashlight and a mirror. That's when I noticed the 5/8" plug on the firewall side of the intake manifold was missing. I got another plug, stuck it in and she purrs like a kitten. Begging me to take her for a spin. But the sun is setting and wouldn't you know it, but rain is setting in for a few days starting tomorrow.
    4 points
  33. TodFitch

    Covid

    I think they forgot about you. The observation period is supposed to be 15 minutes if you don’t have a history of allergic reactions to vaccines and 30 minutes if you do. For what it is worth, my wife and I pulled rank by being volunteer first responders and completed our Moderna vaccination a while back. Word of caution for those getting the Moderna vaccine: The second shot put us both back a bit: Me more than my wife. The next day we both felt slightly under the weather, good thing we are retired as going into work would not have been possible for me. I don’t know if
    4 points
  34. That bell housing doesn’t look deep enough for a Fluid Drive coupling. It may just be a regular clutch.
    4 points
  35. Hi Mopar folks I picked up a 1940 Ford Coupe race car from a fellow in PA in May of 2019 that was last raced in 1966...even found the old builder of it living in North Wilkesboro NC...I over spent on it from the get go but ever since I was a little kid I wanted an old coupe race car...this car raced in New Jersey from 1963 to 66. I was told it sat in New Jersey warehouse for 40 plus years... I had to blow it apart as the frame rails needed some cutting and chopping to save it.... I knew the older Jalopies were not well built but this thing was death trap fro
    4 points
  36. Talking cams... One thing people should do is to measure the rear of the cam and the hole in the block. MANY of the cams and the holes are worn. There is not a bearing in the rear. So the cam gets ground and the rear of the cam gets ground and now you have even more clearance. The cam can move when you adjust the lifters on number 6... The other issue is the oil. That gallery can have a pressure drop as the oil makes its way past the rear of the cam. In fact back in the day there was a restriction kit to help with that. So, on my blocks I measure that hole
    4 points
  37. In 1996 I was 14 years old. My dad and I had been talking about finding a 5 window Chevy pickup to restore/modify for my first vehicle. I was always into old iron of all kinds - dad was into antique tractors and just went with it. We had barn/shop space and I was already doing most of the upkeep mechanical work on the farm equipment, antique tractors included. Anyway - one day we went to an estate auction where the individual had owned several John Deere dealerships. Tons of parts and literature from decades ended up his farm and that was really why we were there. Sitting in "junk row" in
    4 points
  38. Ok...Zac stopped in and helped the old man, but still plenty to do. The flyer is done, so look for that, and the yard is coming together. The fire pit area is ready and the shop is ......well....I use it as a shop, so it needs a bit of dusting, lol. I CANT WAIT FOR THE TRUCKS TO COME ROLLING IN!!!! Here's a reminder of 2016...... SEE YOU THERE!!!! 48D
    4 points
  39. Well my 1952 Suburban was built before the Interstate highway system so its preferred speed is 55-60 since it has a 3.73 rear end. An Overdrive with its 30% high gear gets you to modern speeds painlessly. A 1940 (one year only) gear set lowers 2nd gear for better acceleration and to utilize the Overdrive more often in 2nd gear. I have a 3.54 pumpkin (from a 1956) for the stock rear end if I can get more horse power to pull it. To get the extra horse power I've built a 265 Chrysler which is in waiting for it. More power and more speed indicates an upgrade to better brakes a
    4 points
  40. Here is one version I was just looking at today ... seems solid to me.
    4 points
  41. This is a pic of a DT 413 six.... The engine block has extra lower reinforcement to support the crankshaft journal webbing. Also adds extra stiffness to the block in general. Seven main bearings. Tocco hardened crank, Nickel Chrome Molybdenum block/head etc. Hydraulic lifters. The design of this engine looks similar to the large displacement engines of the 30's that Chrysler built. The Chrysler straight eights... 323, 385 are designed very similar to the above moly block 413. The 385 had nine main bearings...the 323 had five. The 413 shown above has seven
    4 points
  42. 4 points
  43. I'm a firm believer that B&B carbs get a bad reputation because of the wide variation that exists in their options. There are a wide range of body and jet configurations that have great impact on how each one behaves. Add in a few decades of mixing and matching parts and I would be willing to bet that a decent percentage of them are actually mutts. When you get a Stromberg 97 - that is what it is. I'm guessing the Stromberg WW has a little more variation than that, but I would bet its no where near the variation found with the B&B carbs. I'm not saying they are the best carb, but t
    4 points
  44. we officially have plane tickets so i guess ill see everyone in April!
    4 points
  45. well our own Dodgeb4ya sent me a picture of a BendPak lift as delivered....light blend of sand mixed into the top coat...as this is what it looked like when I bought this lift...there was zero sign of any original finish on the runways or the approach ramps..... I also want to give him credit for the capture cable mod that contains the coiled air lines for the jacks neatly to the side of the ramp out of your way and keeps them safe from damage also....he also made a number of checks on his lift for me as I put this one together......big thanks to Rob....!!
    4 points
  46. Plymouthy Adams

    not a lot of work

    but every bit is somewhat important...this mod was made to utilized the rolling jack to lift the rear of an axle via the tube...cost was just under 2.50 in material....got to play with the lathe and the welder for this job...we know as shown they need stand so I show the stands also...
    4 points


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